You can now install the latest firmware update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 as the XXBLL3 Android 4.1.1 is made available. This firmware update can be installed from Samsung KIES for Note 10.1 Jelly Bean.
To install this firmware update you do not need to root Galaxy Note 10.1 or install any custom recovery since we will be using ODIN – the flashing tool by Samsung. Do make sure that Android 4.1.1 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are installed properly in your tablet before connecting the device with the computer.
Once the connection with computer is established, try to always back up your data to thwart any chances of data loss. Backing up your data is always very important before you install any new custom ROM or an official firmware update since there is always a chance of loosing your apps, or other data from memory. You can make a back up of your SMS messages, contacts, Google data, apps, GPRS and 3G settings and even WhatsApp messages. One way of doing that is by using Samsung KIES which simplies, synchs and keep your life up to date. But when you do the backup manually, you get more options of choosing from what to store and also multiple options of moving data across many Android devices. If your device is already installed with a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP then it would create a complete image of your present state of tablet – most recommended.
A few more tips to consider before installing the latest XXBLL3 Android 4.1.1 includes charging up your Android device up to 80-85% battery level. It is important because if your battery dies during the flashing process, your tablet can very much get bricked or go dead permanently which is a very high prize to pay! Also, make sure to follow the installation instructions properly, for example, if the firmware update is for unlocked Android devices, do not try it with phones and tablets which are locked to a carrier.
These few tips are very important to follow before updating your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 Jelly Bean with the latest firmware XXBLL3 Android 4.1.1 update.