How to Install and Root Jelly Bean Firmware on Galaxy Note 10.1! [GT-N8000]

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For those of you who want to install the latest leaked official Jelly Bean Firmware for your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, here’s a video tutorial outlining the steps required.

First, if you are coming from a stock ROM or TouchWiz-based ROM like TrainWreck ROM, you will probably not lose any of your apps and settings. For those of you coming from non-TouchWiz based ROMs like CM10 or AOKP, you will need to backup all of your apps using Titanium Backup app and also do a factory reset in CWM Recovery before preceding. Doing a factory reset in CWM Recovery only erases your apps and settings whereas doing factory reset in stock Recovery will also erase the contents of your internal storage.

This Jelly Bean firmware is an Indian firmware, it is compatible with all GT-N8000. I also found that this Indian version doesn’t have Arabic, so if you need that, you might want to make a backup ROM.

Before we begin, if your Note 10.1 is rooted, you can also make a backup ROM in CWM Recovery so if you don’t like it, you can go back. You will also need a microSD card for this!

So, let’s upgrade your Galaxy Note 10.1 from ICS to Jelly Bean firmware and also root it while we are at it. (Rooting process is exactly identical to ICS btw.)

Step 1. Put your Galaxy Note 10.1 into Download mode by turning off your Note 10.1, then holding down Volume Down and Power buttons together. Then hit Volume Up button when you see the warning sign.

Step 2. Connect your Note 10.1 to your Windows computer and flash the Indian ICS Firmware. (If you do not have Windows, you can use Mobile ODIN PRO from the Play Store and flash the firmware without a computer also.)

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Step 3. Once ODIN completes flashing, let your Note 10.1 reboot. Once rebooted, download and copy over the Indian Jelly Bean Firmware Update over to your external microSD card.

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Step 4. Turn off your Note 10.1 then reboot into stock Recovery mode by holding down Power and Volume Up buttons together, when you see the Samsung logo let go of the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Up button until you enter stock Recovery.

Step 5. In stock Recovery, choose “apply update from external storage”. Then find the Indian Jelly Bean Firmware Update file you downloaded and copied to your microSD card earlier.

Step 6. The update to Jelly Bean should take around 10 minutes.

Step 7. When done, your Note 10.1 should reboot and you should have new Jelly Bean firmware on your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000.

Step 8. You can root your new Note 10.1 using the CWM root method. Watch the latter part of the video tutorial above if you are having trouble.

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44 Responses to How to Install and Root Jelly Bean Firmware on Galaxy Note 10.1! [GT-N8000]

  1. JP The Human says:

    Works well
    Seems to be missing the Split screen now though but a very Smooth Rom

    • JP The Human says:

      any idea when the non Indian roms will be released?

      • JP The Human says:

        My Mistake, the split screen is still available, now located in the mini-apps section, can even split it to 4 screens not just 2 now
        Can have a video going, whilst surfing the web, whilst having your emails open and also taking notes

        Very Cool

        Gallery crashes if you select a pic from it to make your homescreen, but this is a Jellybean Bug
        Workaround, select the wallpaper from the homescreen instead (Longpress the homescreen)

        • iyn says:

          Hi JP, it seems that my Gallery keeps crashing even when I try to set the background via the LongPress method. There just doesn’t seem to be any way to set the background, any advice?

  2. woowdy says:

    I just want to ask if I can do it with mobile ODIN because I don’t have a windows computer and with Mobile ODIN it is much easer to do so.

    other thing… is this the official jelly bean update or it is just a leak? and does it support Arabic language ??

  3. KL says:

    Have you tried the Dr. Akrim ROM that was based on this ROM and which is supposedly better in some ways? Curious to know what the differences are, and why would I install this stock version and not Dr. Akrim’s. Thanks!

  4. wagiono says:

    SuperNexus Jelly Bean ROM for Rooted Galaxy Note GT-N7000! [Android 4.1.2] is the best, beautiful, fast and with android v 4.1.2 !! but I lost data application back up. how to install all aplication Help me please . Usualy i can found backup in in folder My file / AndroidAssistant_appbackup ( the backup in in apk file) and my contac telefon in vcf file all save in SD external card, but SuperNexus canot read well this ext sd. ( before i used Rocket ROM v 12, Sweet ROM v4 and cleanNote v6 and now i used alba XXLRQ Full Alba because Alba have power for treatment to penetretrate loop brick and error apication like lost Blue tooth and Wi-Fi

    • Harmony says:

      Connect your Note to your computer and move the files you need from the external sd to the internal sd. The same thing happened to me when I installed SuperNexus, it seems JB renames the sd cards and the “external sd” shortcut no longer works.

  5. Lucifer says:

    Can you add more link for download, like torrent or mediafire? Because the one you have here is always stop download in middle of downloading and that piss me off, Thank you.

    • Max says:

      use the CWM root method, smaller files, I don’t actually recommend this root method anymore.

      • Lucifer says:

        Well, there’s no other way than use CWM root method. Btw, thank you for your tutorial. i was using your method from the beginning i bough my samsung galaxy. Keep your good working man 🙂

        (Sorry for my bad english, i’m Indonesian)

  6. vedud says:

    Hi since I am user of Galaxy note 1 and had lots of hard things about brick bug,so question is is it dengerous to factory reset on GT N8000?

    and second question is;I have Galaxy N8005 ,The manager of a samsung mobile shop in Turkey claims that Samsung made this to get rid of additional taxes s to make the prices affordable. He also said that this restriction is done by changing software only, hardware of the N8000 and N8005 is the same. Flashing a N8000 stock EU rom seems logical at that sense. So would you pls help me about to change Gt N8005 instead Gt8000 from download mode,I installed GT N8000 rom from cwm but when you want to install rom from download mode pc odin to GTN8000 ,it’s failed two times so then I realized that download mode on the left corner it’s says GT N8005 . so how can I change this to full original like GT N8000? thx

    • Max says:

      Not dangerous on N8000 or any of the Note 10.1s, Samsung got rid of that.

      You can use Triangle Away app to get rid of the counter.

  7. mycycon says:

    hey bud thanks for the tutorial…just want to know whats the difference betn a leaked and official ota….is this jb clean(i.e. same as ota) or needs some tweaking? can i go ahead and flash this (of course on my own risk..)
    suppose if the ota seems to be better than this can i go back get the official ota?
    sorry for so many question.

  8. mycycon says:

    well, tried flashing jb but there was an error while doin with the stock recovery..can i do it in cwm?
    i have 4.0.4 base firmware and mine is indian model…

  9. Lok says:

    I tried the multiscreen under the mini app but nothing shows up, any idea?

  10. mycycon says:

    (status7) ”
    this is the error msg i am getting while i try to flash thru stock recovery, i did not flash ICS firmware since mine is already an indian model and its android version is 4.0.4 ,i got this update via ota…still do i have to flash the ics firmware?

  11. mycycon says:

    hey max
    after i updated my ics firmware i keep getting “unfortunately s note has stopped” message repeatedly…what to do now?pls help

    • mycycon says:

      its ok now after i wipe data/factory reset. phewwww..

      • Mike says:

        If you get the “unfortunately s note has stopped” message then just got to Settings, Applications Manager, All. Go all the way down to S Note and select it. Click on Force Stop and then Clear Data. This should take care of the message.

  12. mycycon says:

    in jb,had flickering while swiping different screens… thought of going back to ics firmware,so i flashed ics firmware, the tab wont boot its stuck on samsung breathing logo.

  13. Mike says:

    I have installed this on a Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013 and it seems to be working pretty well but the problem I am having now is the tablet is rebooting about every 5 to 10 minutes. Any ideas?

  14. Sachin says:

    Hey Max,
    My note 10.1 has inu ics firmware preloaded…. since I bought in India. So can I just flash the jelly bean ota? If yes, could you please comment on the performance on jelly bean Rom since it’s bound to have some bugs, and because I have not rooted my note 10.1 so I cannot back up my stock Rom…. please do comment…

  15. Nick Halliwell says:

    I did the Rom and root exactly as per the above. Using an GTN8000. All worked have JB 4.1.1 and a rooted system.

    No longer see the side bar when removing the pen. No longer have any min apps. Just get the bar that show split screens touching them does nothing. No longer can use mutilple apps, ie SNote with the browser etc.

    Any one else have these issues? Any idea how to get back the multiple screens?

  16. Cuban says:

    Hey, I followed the steps to root and when i try to open CWM the android man falls and red blood comes out of it. The only option i get is REBOOT SYSTEM.
    I repeated downloads and the steps like you said three times, with same result. I get the green pass on odin, but that’s it.
    Any idea?
    GT-N8013 16GB

  17. Chris says:

    Everything worked perfectly but I want to use Triangle Away (first time using it) But when I opened the App it asked if my model was N8100 (I have a N8103) and if it wasn’t my tablet will become a brick. so does that mean I can’t reset my binary count?

    • Mike says:

      I have used Triangle away to clear my binary count number and it worked and I have the GT-N8013 version. I went back to the original stock ROM because the tab kept rebooting, let me know if you get the same thing or if it works good now.

  18. lara says:

    I purchase galaxynote10.1 gt-n8000
    I want jelly bean
    I do updated odin.
    but galaxy have black screeen.
    current, only download mode available.

    odin mode
    product name : gt-n8000
    custom binary download : yes(17 counts)
    current binary : custom

    in addiation, download is off.
    please, help me.
    thanks for your advice

  19. Michael Farias says:


    I have a gt-n8013 usa version tab. I updated to 4.1.2 over official ota and regret it. I tried to root it using max’s method 2 but then realized that it only worked for 4.1.1. I want to restore it to stock 4.0.4. Can anyone help me?

    I found this and I believe this is the stock rom i need to flash through odin.

    Max will you be able to help me? Do I just download this put my tab in download mode and flash this through odin under PDA?

    Thank You

  20. Rusen Lucian says:

    Does it works the root on the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 European version? Galaxy note n8000.

  21. lucky says:

    i have a quick question, i rooted my galaxy note 10.1 with your method awhile back and now im having an issue with installing another rom, but your clockworkmod doesnt mount my external sd card.. can u please link me or give me directions on how to get an updated version to install a version that supports this.. i wiped everything on my device and now am romless.. any help would be great at this point, i cant find a link or webpage with a straight answer with help.. thanks in advanced.. i have clockworkmod version

  22. Hector says:

    Trying to root the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Wifi only Model SM-P6000 Android 4,3
    Kernel Version 3.4.39-2040736
    se.infa@R0301-06 #1

    Build number JSS15J-P600UEUBMK1
    SELinux status Enforcing

    Is there a root for this model out there? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks..

  23. NEK says:

    Hey Mike,
    I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 Verizon (Model SCH-i925), which rooting method you recommend to root it, will appreciate your response, thanks

  24. John0420 says:

    Fails almost at the end and is aggrovating can someone help pls

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