How to Install ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 China Official Firmware

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ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 firmware update for the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is now available for the users in China. Please note, this firmware is region-specific and should not be installed by users of the International Galaxy Note 2 (visit here for International update). You can download this software update from Samsung KIES or continue reading our tutorial below for a manual tutorial. N7100ZCDMA7 Jelly Bean is a regular maintenance update. You can install ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 using our detailed tutorial below — and also root this firmware!

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware using ODIN. We have all the tips on how to backup your Android apps and other phone data, also don’t forget to read the important tips we have given below. This is a completely unbranded firmware, and can be installed on any unlocked Galaxy Note 2 in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Let’s continue with the tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 - ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 Firmware Details:

PDA: N7100ZCDMA7
CSC: N7100CHNDMA7
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013-01-25
Regions: China, Hong Kong

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 2 N7100, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to ZCDMA7 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware.