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How To Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 4G (N7105) with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware (XXDMB2)

Now that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware XXDMB2 update is already available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 4G LTE (N7105), you can start downloading it on your device if you want to upgrade its performance. The update was already made available in Hungary for the T-Mobile subscribers. The KIES download is also available in other regions but if you want to download the update on your device manually, this tutorial will provide you the step-by-step procedure using the ODIN flashable firmware. Getting the latest firmware version is recommended in order to update the performance and efficiency of your device. With the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update, better performance of your Galaxy Note N7105 is now within your hands.

Disclaimer :-This tutorial is applicable only for the particular model mentioned in the title of this tutorial and not for any other Android device. So, don’t try this tutorial on any other devices. All the Official Firmwares, Custom ROMs, Tools, Mods, Apps and more such things acknowledged in this tutorial pertain to their particular owners or developers. Although, it is improbable that your Android device may get damaged or bricked if you follow the procedure mentioned in this tutorial. So, do it on your own risk. Also, ToDroid.com or the developers or the owners are not bound or liable to any harm caused while following the steps in this tutorial as we are not forcing you to try out this tutorial.

Firmware Details :-

The firmware update is the Android XXDMB2 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version in PDA N7105XXDMB2 and CSC N7105FTMDMA1. It was released on February 2013 and is now available in the following regions: Hungary, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Galaxy Note 2 4G LTE

Pre-requisites, Important Tips & Pre-cautions :-

  • Make sure that :
  1. You have installed all the latest and updated USB Drivers of your Android device on your PC or Laptop.
  2. The battery of your Android device is charged and should have at least 70% – 80% power.
  3. USB Debugging Mode is “Enabled” on your Android device. You can find this in “Settings”.
  • Back Up :
  1. All your important data such as Call Log, Contacts, SMS Messages, Memos, Internet settings, WiFi settings, Android Apps and other data.
  2. All the Important files, Personal folders, Images , Songs, Videos, etc.
  • Confirm the model number or type of your Android device before executing this tutorial.
  • The ODIN Utility which is used in this installation procedure will only work in Windows OS. If you are using any other OS like Linux, Ubuntu or Mac OS on your PC then your will have to use HEIMDALL (Cross Platform Tool) to flash this firmware.
  • Rooting Warning :- Your device will lose root access after installing this official firmware update on your android device. If you want to gain full access to your android device system then you will have to again root your device after you have finished with the installation and thus you will be able to install root apps again on your android device.

How to Install Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware (XXDMB2) on Galaxy Note 2 4G (N7105)

Step by Step Guide :-

Step 1: Download the XXDMB2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Note 2 4G to your computer.

Step 2: Download ODIN 3.07 to your computer.

Step 3: Extract the files that you downloaded in step 1. This will give you files with the .tar extension. Save these files in a folder that is easy for you to find later such as saving it on a desktop folder.

Step 4: Extract the files that you downloaded in step 2. Save the ODIN v3.07 .exe files in a separate folder that would be easy to find later like saving them to a desktop folder.

Step 5: Switch off the phone.

Step 6: Bring the device into a download mode. Do this by pressing on the “volume down” button, holding it down as you press on the “home button” and “power button” as well. The screen will show the Samsung logo and will then switch to the download mode.

Step 7: The ODIN v3.07 should be operated with the administration right in order to ensure that there will be no interruption during the installation process.

Step 8: Using the USB cable, connect the device to the computer. The notification “added” will appear on the screen to indicate that you are ready to proceed to the step. If after a few attempts the device is still not successfully connected to the computer, try switching the USB cable to another port. If this fails, you should re-install the USB driver of the device to the computer.

Step 9: Double check if the COM port lights in yellow which indicates that the mobile device is properly connected to the computer.

Step 10: From the extracted files in steps 1 and 2, select the following:

  • Go to the PDA button and then select the file on .tar.
  • Go to the PHONE button and then select the MODEM file.
  • Go to the CSC button and then select the CSC file.
  • Go to the PIT button and then select the .pit file.

You can ignore performing these steps if these files are not found from the extracted files that you previously downloaded.

Step 11: Click on the check boxes corresponding to the auto reboot and F. Reset Time from the ODIN window. If you selected the .pit file from step 10 you should also click on the check box for the re-partition option.

Step 12: Click on the start button. This will launch the flashing process.

Step 13: The device will reboot the moment the flashing procedure is finished. You will be notified if the green PASS message appears on the upper left side of the box.

Step 14: You can now unplug the device from the computer.

Step 15: The device is now running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

Now that your device is running on the latest Android official XXDMB2 update on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware, you can expect a smoother performance from your device and some bug fixes and enhancements. It is a welcoming thought that you can experience better efficiency in the performance of your Samsung Galaxy Note N7105 after this update.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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