It was December 16 when an XDA member discovered the Exynos Vulnerability bug on his Samsung Galaxy S3. The issue was seen by many as a major loophole in the security of Samsung devices using this processor. It was not that the flaw was limited only to the Galaxy S3. Various folks tested the exploit on other flagship devices by Samsung and now it is said to affect devices like the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1 and a few others. Among all hue and cry, the events took a serious turn when three days later Samsung acknowledged the issue, saying it was working “as quickly as possible” to patch the vulnerability.
Samsung truly kept its promise and quietly started rolling out the new firmwares with the Exynos Vulnerability bug fix. Two days ago Samsung began pushing the first OTA update patch for the Galaxy S3. And now it has hit our Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. Apart from the Exynos abuse fix the new firmware (Android 4.1.2) also addresses some other minor issues and brings two new apps to the device, namely Play Movies & TV, and Play Books.
The new OTA update has started hitting the Galaxy Note 2 users in France and will be soon available to other countries and regions. If you are from France, you can check for the update from Settings> About> Software Update. But if you have rooted your phone or have installed a firmware meant for some other country/region, you will not be entitled to get the OTA update. Instead you will have to download the complete firmware and flash it manually using Odin. Those who do not belong to France like me, can also install this firmware.
This is an Unbranded firmware that can be flashed on any Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 that is not locked to a carrier.
- PDA: N7100XXDLL7
- CSC: N7100OXADLL4
- Version: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Date: December 28
- Regions: France, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain
How to Install Tutorial: Link