So guys, after a long array of rumors, grudges from users and 3 versions of leaked firmwares, Samsung has finally started rolling out the long-awaited Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the craving users of the Galaxy Note 2. As you all know Samsung had to stop the already released Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 and then the company decided to postpone the update for Note 2 due to some performance issues. Just the day before yesterday, Sammobile released a leaked firmware which seemed pretty stable in performance, indicating that Samsung is ready to push this update to the second generation of its phablet device.
Well, we were not surprised when today some users reported getting a new software update notification. The manufacturer keep sending little incremental updates at regular intervals, but when we noticed the size of the OTA (about 700MB), we were sure that it is the special updated for which we had been waiting for ages. Yes, it’s the first major update for the Galaxy Note 2 after about ten months.
Anyway, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 2 model number GT-N7100 has finally started rolling out and this time the users of the device in India would feel lucky to get this update first. The new update is really big but the users who are under the apprehension that it will bring some cool features like the new lockscreen, weather widget and S Pen features from Note 3, might feel disappointed.
That is not to say that the new update does not come with new features at all. There is still a big list of changes and improvements that you will be entitle to enjoy after updating your device to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
- New lockscreen with multi-page and widget support
- New calculator
- New video player, S Voice, Group Play, S Planner, Music Player, Gallery, Samsung Keyboard, Calculator
- Some new icons
- New music player with old icon
- Display enhancement tweaks: text looks sharper and the screen more vivid
- New tabbed UI in Settings
- New Quick Settings page available in Notification panel
- Galaxy S4 Ringtones
- ANT+ Support
- TRIM support
- Galaxy Gear support
- Driving mode
- Move Apps to SD feature
- Sound and Shot feature in Camera
- Voice control feature like S4
- Faster UI experience
- Many others
Download Android 4.3 Firmware for Note 2:
The firmware below is officially meant for India but because it an unbranded version, it can be installed on any Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 that is not SIM-locked. More firmwares will be added below when they are available.
How to Install:
To install this firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, follow the instructions give at this guide.