Update XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100


A new official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is available for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 (3G/WiFi). Update your Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 with the XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware which is currently rolling out by Samsung. Many of Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 users living in Germany already received the update on their device through OTA. The official Samsung KIES Utility is not available for the said country at this moment to install the update. However, if OTA notification not yet received by you and looking for a manual process to update your Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware then follow our simple tutorial here for a manual update. Please note, this tutorial don’t require a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or a rooted Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 because to install this firmware we will use ODIN utility. After installing official firmware XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you can always root your Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 with the help of proper rooting method.

Continue reading this page to install XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update in Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware we recommend you to backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before flashing this latest XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 data to HTC Butterfly. In below written tutorial we not only direct you towards a step-by-step guide to update Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using Odin but also give you necessary tips to safe guard your data.

Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMF1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: June, 2013


We at Droid Firmwares write tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Pre Requisites:

As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.

  1. Backup your important data such as SMS, Call Log, Contacts, APN and MMS settings. You can follow our Android backup guide for this. It’s also a good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially if you need to perform any wiping task during or after installation process.
  2. If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why, it’s good idea  to check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the tablet should have 60% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware. Firmware installation can be done with 25% or more power when the device is connected to computer using USB and get charge through it. It will be fine to have 30% or more if you going to root a firmware. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android tablets.
  3. USB Debugging mode should be turned of if it’s disabled otherwise you can’t transfer file using USB cable. Learn: How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices.
  4. Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial at Droid Firmwares is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned anywhere in tutorial.

Download Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 Latest USB Drivers

Since you will need to connect your tablet to your PC, so you will need to have your Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 drivers installed on your computer. Visit our USB Driver Download page. If you can access your mobile content in your PC when both are connected then you already have it.

So, you have done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, as you have taken necessary precaution, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install XXBMF1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100.

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