The first firmwares of the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 are now available online, starting with XXBMC9 Android 4.1.2 firmware that is now available for download. This is the latest Jelly Bean software update being offer by Samsung at Samsung KIES — or you can update your tablets manually by following our tutorial below. This is just the first firmware, but there will be a lot more Galaxy Note 8.0 tips and tricks going to be posted at Team Android. You can easily update Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to XXBMC9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using the tutorial below. This is an official firmware by Samsung, not a modified or a custom ROM.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXBMC9 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 using ODIN. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as you never know when you might end up with a problem. We also have some important tips that we recommend you to read and keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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 😉
Galaxy Note 8.0 XXBMC9 Android 4.1.2 Firmware Details:
Date: 2013 March
If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.1.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet 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 tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet 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 tablet 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 install XXBMC9 Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100.