The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was released 4 months ago at the Mobile World Congress as a contender of Apple’s iPad Mini. Launched with Android 4.1.2, this 8-inch tablet has gain much popularity over the past few month. According to Samsung’s OS version update list, the device is eligible to be updated to the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. By forwarding the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to the device, Samsung has just move a step ahead in the direction.

In fact, it all began a couple of weeks ago with the leaked version of Android 4.2.2 update for the the WiFi only variant of the Galaxy Note 8.0. The new update for the Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 is already on the roll now and is available for a number of countries listed below. The users of the device in these parts of the globe can receive the latest version of Android from Samsung using Kies or the on-device OTA update feature.

If you have not able to get it so far because you have rooted your tablet or due to some other reasons, you can also bump its firmware version and enjoy the new features. Even if you country is not listed below and you wish to update your device, you can install any unbranded firmware manually using Odin. Just make sure not to install a branded firmware on and unbranded device and vice versa.


The new firmware with PDA version XXCMH1 is reported to introduce various new features, performance improvements, and better battery life.

How to Install Firmware on Galaxy Note 8.0:

  1. Download the firmware file in Zip from above and extract it on your desktop.
  2. Download Odin and extract the zip:
  3. Make sure you have installed Kies or Samsung USB Drivers on your PC. If you have not done that yet download and install it now: Click Here
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your Note 8. Go to Settings>Developer Options and turn on USB Debugging.
  5. Do not forget to backup your device’s data like apps, contacts, messages, etc. before proceeding. You might take the aid of these apps to do the job for you.
  6. Now launch Odin v3 3.07.exe program.
  7. Turn off your device and reboot it into Download Mode: press and hold the Volume Down+Power buttons for about 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen, press the Volume Up key to enter Download/Odin Mode.
  8. Connect your device to the computer using USB cable.
  9. When Odin detects your device, the ID:COM port on it will turn Blue and you’ll see “Added!” message.
  10. Make sure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F Reset Time” options are selected on Odin.
  11. Now click on the PDA button, navigate to the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension and select it.
  12. Finally, click the Start button and wait till the firmware is flashed to the device.
  13. When it is done, your Note 8.0 will reboot automatically. You can now disconnect the USB cable.

The first boot after installing the new firmware will take longer that it does normally so wait patiently. If the device is stuck on the Samsung logo screen for more than 5 minutes, reboot it into Recovery mode by holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together and follow the steps given under Method 1 at this page.

Also Read:

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (All Models)


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  4. Hi, my tablet is not detected by odin while in recovery mode 🙁
    drivers are installed and its detected while booted up however my recovery options after holding down power/volume up are:

    reboot system now
    apply update from ADB
    apply update from external storage
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    apply update from cache

    I have even tried instaling from my sd card and nothing 🙁 why is odin not detecting it? please help
    thx :/

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  7. I bought my tablet from India.
    If I flash “Stock Firmware” of Germany, would there be any problem?

    Stock firmware for “Germany” would be in “German” lanuguage? 🙂

  8. Sir, Can you upload official firmware of gtn5100(3G/Wi-fi) for India in any other site (like google drive etc.) except terafile. Download speed from “terafile” is extremely low.My download speed is generally 1-2 Mbps.
    I bought my tablet from India.
    If I flash “Stock Firmware” of Germany, would there be any problem?

    Need Help….

  9. hmm… ma phone is samsung note 8.0 gt n 5100 can uptade this one … multi window will stop after uptade ?

  10. Sir as well,,,,,,
    I am using htc desire x dual sim t329w protodug. ……..
    Running 4.1.1 , stock kernel , sense 4+
    But viper audio mod fx and hifi
    Are unable to install drivers due to system write protection in htc .
    so, if there would be any fix for disabling ………
    System write protection !

  11. Thanks for enormous support sir ……
    My GT-N5100 is back in working condition @factoryoutlet

  12. I am currently on cwm recovery
    …….. Before adding firmware, should I return to stock recovery.
    Via Odin
    As no os installed till now…..
    My tab is blank.

  13. sir I have downloaded this respective Indian version of firmware………
    should I use Odin or cwm recovery to flash it.

  14. Upgraded just now was easy since steps are explained clearly,u will need to root again with cf autoroute after upgrade and also need to install cwm recovery after 4.2.2 upgrade..Thanks a lot i just love this site..

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