Install Official Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE

Rafia Shaikh

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is officially receiving the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in UK with many updates and new features. The recent update has only been released for the Note 8.0 LTE model number GT-N5120 yet but we do hope that all the Galaxy Note 8.0 variants will receive the Android 4.2 soonest.

You can update your Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE officially through KIES or OTA; if you wish to flash the latest update manually, follow this very simple guide.

Prerequisites to install official Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy Note 8.0 on your computer.
  • Make sure to take backup of any important files on your Note.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Disable KIES on your computer before starting the flashing process.
  • Make sure to disable any running antivirus programs: can interfere with flashing process.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to install official Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE:

Required files: download the Android 4.2.2 N5120XXCMG7 firmware file for Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE from here. Also download the Odin3 v3.04 for installation from here. Unzip both these files into a folder on your computer.

  • Install Odin on your computer.
  • Switch your Note 8.0 off and boot it in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons simultaneously. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying “Added!!”(In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn't help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • In Odin make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are the only options checked and nothing else is.
  • Click on PDA on Odin and locate the N5120XXCMG7_N5120BTUCMG7_BTU_N5120XXCMG7_HOME.tar.md5 update zip file and hit the Start button to initiate the update process.
  • When installation is successfully completed, ID:COM in Odin will turn green and Odin will show a PASS message.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE will restart automatically and you can then disconnect your device from PC.

Note: In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation of official firmware, perform data wiping tasks: reboot your Note into recovery mode and select the wipe data/factory reset. Go back and reboot your Note to the normal mode. It should work fine now.

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