The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung’s first phablet device, Galaxy Note, international version started rolling out more than 2 months ago and now, after a long wait, it has finally hit the AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717. While this is a good news for the users of this device in the USA, it’s also a sheer example of how careless and sluggish the manufacturers and OEMs are when it comes to pushing new updates.
The Android 4.1.2 update AT&T Galaxy Note has already started rolling and can be availed using the on-device software update feature from Settings> About. Please note that you will not be able to receive the new update if you have rooted your phone or installed a custom ROM on it. In that case, you’ll have to download the complete Android 4.1.2 firmware and install it manually using the Odin3 tool.
The latest Jelly Bean update for the AT&T Galaxy Note brings a radical makeover to the devices and adds a lot of new features and improvements. Having updated your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, you will notice a host of changes in the UI experience.
- Google Now, Smoother UI (Project Butter), new Notifications Panel
- Popup Note, Popup Video, Popup Browser
- S Note, Photo Note/Photo Frame, Handwriting on S Planner/Email
- More S Pen Gestures, Signature Unlock, Easy Clip
- New Samsung Gallery, Tag Buddy, Paper Artist
- Smart Stay, Direct Call, Shake Panning, Camera Unlock
- Video Hub, Learning Hub, Cloud Sync, Allshare Play, Group Cast
- News and Facebook Ticker on Lockscreen
- S Note Widgets, TalkBack Setup Wizard, Blocking Mode
All these feature are enough to indicate how big this update is. Besides bumping the firmware version of your device to Android 4.1.2, the update will also let you enjoy the new TouchWiz Nature UX that was first introduced with the Galaxy S3.
Download Firmware and Install:
Below is the link to the latest Android 4.1.2 firmware for the AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717. Just download it and extract the zip. You will find a file with .tar.md5 extension inside the extracted directory. You have to select this file after clicking PDA button on Odin. For detailed installation tutorial click here.
USA (AT&T): I717UCMD3_I717ATTMD3_ATT.zip (Android 4.1.2)
In case you do not like the new firmware, you can easily downgrade to the previous ICS firmware. Below is the link to the Android 4.0.4 firmware and downgrading tutorial.
USA (AT&T): I717UCLF6_I717ATTLF6_ATT.zip (Android 4.0.4)
How to Downgrade Tutorial: Click here