Try Android 4.3 Leaked Firmware (N7100XXUEM16) on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100)



In the previous post, we shared the Android 4.3 leaked firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE, and now there is one more test firmware out for the international Galaxy Note 2 GT-I7100. Such leaks of the latest Android based firmware clearly indicate that Samsung has been testing Android 4.3 on some of its older flagships like the Galaxy S4. S3 and Note  2 and also that the official release of the new update is just a matter of weeks. If you own the Galaxy Note 2, however, you can try the Android 4.3 firmware right away to get an idea what it’ll be like in its final release.

Android 4.3 update will be a major jump for the users of the device who have been using Android 4.1.2 for a long time and seen no significant update for months. As it is a test firmware, it is sure to have some bugs, but to believe the users who have already tested it, the N7100XXUEM16 firmware is pretty stable and brings a host of new features to the device.

New Features and Changes:

  • New lockscreen with multi-page and widget support
  • New calculator
  • New gallery
  • Group play
  • Updated S voice
  • New video player
  • S Planner looks a bit different
  • Messaging app opens faster
  • Some new icons
  • New music player with old icon
  • Text looks sharper
  • Knox
  • New tabbed UI in Settings
  • Daydream
  • New Quick Settings page available in Notification panel
  • Notification center don’t stutter like bitch anymore if u got a lot of notifications
  • Adapt sound
  • Adapt display + professional mode
  • Some new widgets
  • Galaxy s4 ringtone


Here are the details of a available Android 4.3 firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-I7100.

Region: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Fri, 25 Sep 2013


Download the firmware from below and extract the zip file on your computer. When you are asked to type a Password to unzip the file, enter:  wagnervaz

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Update !!! [November 19]

The official Android 4.3 leaked firmware  is now available for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. The new firmware is more stable and a lot smoother than the leaked release. You can download it below and install using the instructions given below:

Download Android 4.3 Official Firmware for Note 3


The firmware provided on this page is only meant for Galaxy Note 2 with model number GT-N7100. Please check your phone’s device info from Settings> About and proceed only when you are sure. Install the firmware at your own responsibility. Installing the firmware will wipe the data of your phone, so backup them first.

Preparations to be Made:

  • Download Odin toll and extract the zip: Odin3  [Mirror Link]
  • Download the firmware file from above and extract the zip on your desktop.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers or Kies if you do not have it already installed.
  • Charge you phone to ensure decent battery level.
  • Backup your phone’s data like apps, contacts, messages, etc. Use these apps to do it.

Installing the firmware:

  1. Boot your phone in Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons at the same time and then press Volume Up when prompted to enter Download mode.
  2. Launch Odin and connect your device to PC.
  3. Do not touch anything on Odin and click the AP button. Then select the file with .tar.md5 extension from the firmware folder.
  4. Make sure your Odin’s setup looks like this:Note-2-android-4.3-odin
  5. Now click the Start button on Odin.
  6. When the installation is finished, you’ll get a PASS!! message and your device will reboot.
  7. Wait till it boots up properly and start enjoying the new Android 4.3 firmware,

If you experience issues like bootloop or poor performance after installing the firmware, perform a “data/factory reset” via Recovery mode.

Also See:

Root  Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 and Install CWM on it

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Well-versed in English literature, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and geek by heart with an ardent passion for all-things-tech. He has been a theme-maker, modder and has contributed some custom ROMs. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android. Current Devices: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M8, Nexus 5, Redmi 2 Pro, and iPhone 6S.
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  • Rakesh

    Can you see your phone’s IMEI?

    Get the official firmware and install it:

  • Mohd Syahril

    hello bro.
    i already update the 4.3 jb using odin..but the problem is about “not registered on network”..what should i do because theres no access to call,sms at all..can u help me to settle this problem?

  • Lucifer

    thanx mates……it worked for me…..hope it will make my note 2 more useful

  • Uxamah

    Hy i installed the firmware and when i flashed the 4.1.2 firmware back simple didn’t work i live in Pakistan

  • ItsMasta

    i did as you asked. but still just keeps doing the same thing. any other way?

  • Rakesh
  • ItsMasta

    will this wipe my phone data or apps?

  • Rakesh
  • ItsMasta

    how do i do that? because i dont see a factory reset option in the settings in the phone

  • Rakesh

    Well, that is not a compulsory thing but is worth giving a try.

  • ItsMasta

    nope. i didnt. was i supposed to?

  • Rakesh

    Did you perform a data factory reset after ROM installation?

  • ItsMasta

    well i just tried. but instagram still crashes whenever im about to name the video n put hastags. what else could be done about this? because before i upgraded, i always posted videos well enough

  • Rakesh

    Uninstall and reinstall the app and reboot the device. I don’t think the firmware has anything to do with Instagram issue.

  • ItsMasta

    this is nice. but i’ve only encountered one problem, which is: i can no longer upload videos on instragram. everytime i try, instagram crashes. any solution for this? pls reply

  • Rakesh
  • Anas

    Installed But Unable to root.
    And after getting this install my battery drains much faster and charges very late.
    Bad update.

  • Rakesh
  • Rakesh
  • Mohammed Kamareddine

    thanks Rakesh if u can link it for me when it’s done that would be great. and i must say thank you for the great help you always are!

  • Rakesh

    I am just writing a rooting tutorial. Just wait!

  • Rakesh

    Just writing the tutorial.

  • Zoreli

    Hurricane is nice looking ROM but what about ROOT ???

  • Rakesh

    Check that and let me know if you have any issues. :)

  • Mohammed Kamareddine

    Will surely check it out.. Thanks Rakesh, you’re the best!

  • Rakesh

    The leaked firmware has not been rooted yet but if can revert to 4.1.2 and install CWM, there is a good ROM (based on EMI6 4.3) that you can install. Here are the links:

  • Mohammed Kamareddine

    hi rakesh, i’m using this and turns out to be really stable! is there any way to root it as i didn’t know i would be keeping it but i really like it. thanks in advance

  • Rakesh

    No, you can’t.

  • Ahmed Esam

    can i use in my verizon galaxy note 2 ( SCH-I605)

  • dietingmyth

    Its not stable version :( i tried this its buggy :(

  • Rakesh
  • dex

    how easy would it be to return to the original firmware after installing this?

  • Rakesh

    No way, it is only for GT-N7100.

  • spy

    does it work for gtn7105 note 2

  • Rakesh

    It will be coming to S3 sometime in November.

  • Sam

    Any news regarding s3