Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) receives official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

The wait is finally over! Samsung has just started rolling out Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100). It’s been a long time since Samsung updated the Galaxy Note II to a new version of Android. The Galaxy Note II launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and even today the Galaxy Note II is running the exact same version of Android. Samsung never updated the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II to Android 4.2.2 and even also never internally tested a single Android 4.2.2 build for the Note II.

Galaxy Note II users will be pleased to know that the Android 4.3 update is very stable, way more than Galaxy S III’s official update, and it’s amazingly fast as well. There are quite a lot of changes and improvements in the new Android 4.3 firmware over Android 4.1.2. Samsung has completely changed the core UI to the one found on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, even the setting app has been completely overhauled with a new tabbed interface. The new update also brings support for the Galaxy Gear, Samsung KNOX and Samsung Wallet. Samsung doesn’t provide an official change log for its updates but after testing a few internal builds and this official one, we can give you folks our own list of changes and improvements we have noticed.

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- Samsung KNOX
- Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
- Better RAM management
- Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- New Samsung Keyboard
- GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- Daydream
- Driving mode
- Actionable notifications
- Move-to-SD-card feature
- New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- New Additions in Notification Centre
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
- New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- Full screen Samsung apps
- New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
- Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!
NoteII-4.3-Official
The new software update is being rolled out in phases, so it may not yet be available in your country at the moment but don’t worry it will arrive very soon. If your device is carrier branded then it might take sometime as the update has to get improved by the carrier first and only then Samsung will make it available for your device.

To keep track of the countries and carriers receiving the new Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100), check out our live feed below:

To update your Galaxy Note II to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung KIES or simply use Samsung’s OTA service. To download and install the firmware via OTA, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update.

Model: GT-N7100
Country: India
Version: Android 4.3
Changelist: 2099172
Build date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:55:01 +0000
Product Code: INU
PDA: N7100XXUEMK4
CSC: N7100ODDEMK1
MODEM: N7100DDEMJ9

All new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmwares for the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) are present in our Firmware Section, as well. You can use our Firmware Section to manually update your device if for some reason you can’t officially update your device via Samsung Kies or via OTA as you might be using a Custom ROM or if your country has not yet received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update. Also, bookmark this page as we will keep this page up to date with the latest information on countries and carriers releasing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update.

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  1. And now we wait for the slew of “y no S4 or Note 3 featurez” complaints…

    On a semi-related note though, has there been any recent news about the S3′s 4.3 update?

    • Yep, officially pulled and they are working on resolving the issues. Seeing the impact of the issues posted on Sammobile it could easily take a month before they continue rolling out Android 4.3 for the S3.

  2. Just now updated the phone with the latest firmware 4.3 (India). Excellent and fast. Cool features… Thanks to Samsung finally rolling 4.3 for Note 2.

    • Can’t wait for my territoy to get an update. What are the s-Pen features? Any from the Note 3?

      • No Note 3 S-pen features, Camera app or weather widget.

      • i ve got a problem of the gallery we had spiral view and three different types of view in it n its all gone !!! :(

        • better !! all of them was absurd

        • It is there just tap the thing on top left corner

    • my download is getting failed after 30 %. is same problem with everybody……….

    • were did you get the version 4.3???

    • guys i want to ask some issues about 4.3 for note 2. I upgraded my firmware manually through sammobile 4.3 INDIA and while checking my multi window. smart rotation (screen rotates according to the orientation of your face) and the lock screen (multiple widgets, lock screen widgets, shortcuts on lock screen, wake up in lock screen,and set wake up command) are not functioning. . do you all have this problem. . im so bothered with these issues but over all performance of the 4.3 is very good for my note 2. . please let me know if you do all experience what am i experiencing now. . . Y_Y

      • Mutli Window doesn’t work for me either.

        • instala la forma standar ahí esta mutiwindow y las demás caracteristicas, vas a ajustes, abres la pestaña mi dispositivo y ubicas pantalla de inicio, escoges standar y listo tu Note 2 como nos gusta, excelente actualización

          • Este firmware tiene lenguaje español incorporado?

        • install the standard form there this mutiwindow and other features, you’ll adjustments, open the tab and place yourself my device home screen, choose your standard and ready Note 2 and we like excellent upgrade

      • go to my device,home screen mode and select standard mode.Hope your problem would be solved.

    • Why the update has not come to my phone(both OTA and KIES) yet??..I am also from INDIA.
      I think as they are rolling the update in batches, so i might be getting it soon. Fingers crossed

  3. YEEEE!!! THIS UPDATE BETTER BE WORTH IT…LIKE SMOOTH AND COOL WITHOUT BUGS…OR ELSE AM PERSONALLY GON KICK SAMSUNG GUYZ IN THE BUTT..WELL DAT SAID…WRZ MA DOWNLOADS AT?

    • Firmware section has been updated I think

  4. not note 3 features in it ?

  5. Guys confirm me…..any S4 apps like Shealth….Note 3 features in this?

  6. finally received,,
    almost install all custom rom of note 2..
    finally recived official..
    happy

  7. PDA: N7100XXUEMK4
    CSC: N7100ODDEMK1
    MODEM: N7100DDEMJ9

    It’s the same leaked ROM which SAMMobile posted by FaryaabS on 17 November 2013 at 14:48

    ROM is very stable till now no FC, Battery is good, Butter Smooth, still evaluating…

    • Yes, is the same! But was posted as “testing” ROM…….. and now is posting as a “Final” ROM…. Can Sammobile clarify this?

  8. There are no new S-pen features or S-health in this ROM.

    • does it have new wheather widget and new note 3 launcher with it ?

      • It does have the launcher but not the widget nore the new S-pen features, sadly.

  9. When I try to download I get the following error message:

    “There was an error parsing the json”

    Any ideas?

    • turn off ABP (blocking pop-up windows makes trouble with opening download page)

    • look for a link below click on it.

    • under the error you mentioned there’s an alternative link you can click in case it doesn’t work

    • Disable pop-up blocker

  10. Same old shit No New Weather Widget No New Note 3 UI No S4 Note 3 Camera No New S-Note App from Note 3 why the f**k they dont include these features in this update WHY WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYYYYYYY ???????????????

    • are u sure??
      damm..
      that mean only app to sd feature

    • waaaaaaaa!!! shift to iphone 5s gold!!!!!!!!!!!

      • krissvirtudes, I really hope you are just being sarcastic?

  11. Finally installing d pack ota in Nepal. 700.62 mb update.

    • Hey man ! U got it through kies or OTA ? …..coz I haven’t got on mine yet…

  12. Update seems to be good :)

  13. plz any one provide uptobox links plz…

  14. Can anyone confirm any issues with Wi-Fi?

    • Also, any issues downgrading back to 4.1.2? I’ve read that Samsung updated the EFS partition to V2 making it incompatible with older firmware (phone won’t get signal). They did this with the S III I9300 back in July.

      • @cegc

        Go to Wi-Fi then —> Options —-> Advanced —–> Disable AUTO NETWORK SWITCH

        This would solve your issues

        • When I connect to wifi at home i have a notification “sign in required” though the network is connected and i can use internet, and after a few minutes the wireless gets disconnected with a notification “This network has been disconnected you need to sign in again”

          The same wifi worked like a charm before

          • @luckyagarwal3247

            Try the solution i have given below and let us know the result as it worked for me…

            Go to Wi-Fi then —> Options —-> Advanced —–> Disable AUTO NETWORK SWITCH

          • I tried all the regular tricks (ex Samsung employee)…. none seem to work
            Anybody else facing the issue ?

  15. Without new S Note, S Pen air command feature releasing 4.3 to Note2 is waste… samsung just wants to increase their gakaxy gear market… thats it…

  16. hi can anyone help me with this? mine ia saudi arab-ksa and can i install this indian version? does it matters???

    • only if device name-n7100

      • yes man my device is gt n-7100 ..

        • YOU CAN TRY IT..
          NO PROB AT ALL.
          BUT ONLY IF YOU KNOW HOW TO FLASH VIA ODIN.

          • Thank you buddy…thanks a lot i know how to flash via odin but can you provide me the steps i am little confused..i used to flash my galaxy tab..it would be very helpful if you provide me steps. simple guide is ok.
            thanks in advance..

  17. Very Disappointed…NO S-Pen features similar to Note 3….

  18. Which languages are in INU?

    Regards

  19. any issues with this update????? i m still downloading

  20. I have installed leaked version of Samsung 4.3 on my note 2, now can i get the main official update on my note 2.

    • plz someone help and reply to my issue.

      • UOU NEED TO BE DOWNLOAD 4.3 FROM HOTFILE..
        AND FLASH IT VIA ODIN

        • AND THAN VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER.
          FACTRY DATA RESET
          REBOOT DEVICE

          • thnkz a lot dude

  21. not 100% sure… will this INU code work for Europe? e.g Romania?
    Thx

  22. My note 2 says Latest updates have already been installed i m trying via OTA plzz help

    • GO TO SETTING..
      ABOUT DEVICE
      SOFTWARE UPDTE
      THEN UPDATE..
      YOU ARE DONE

      • still it says latest updateas have already been installed now what?? i am on 4.1.2 only from india ahmedabad. gt n7100

        • Restart the device..It may work.

          • no it wont work..you have software of another country
            u need to flash this via odin cuz ur old software dont get update now

        • Please try to install via Kies.
          Same issue with me .Tried with Kies.It worked .It will take a long time to upgrade though.

          However I am facing a issue.Mutli-window doesn’t work after upgrade.

    • Just wait for sometime. I am from goa and I am downloading it right now. Just wait for some hours at the most a day.

    • I faced the same issue and called Samsung Customer Care. Check your baseband version, if it is N7100DDDMG1, then the update is not available for you. This baseband will be updated soon, may be in a week.

      The hell with Samsung!!

      • When I check from my phone for the first time it said 700mb and download was slow. So tried using kies. It was super slow. So decided it to do by Ota. But it said updates already installed. So have to do it using kies only an dit was successfully done. But there is no Samsung wallet as shown above by sammobile in my update

    • Update using kies on desktop

  23. Please can somone make a download mirror hotfile breaks

  24. Downloading official 4.3 firmware for my Note2 India.. very exited.. :)

    • R u downloading via OTA? I m unable to download it. It says Latest updates already installed

      • You will only have it available via OTA if your CSC matches the NEE version/country of this rom!

        • sory, this is India. NEE is for the n7105

          • I m from india

          • I am from Mumbai, India. I manually checked update the update OTA after connecting to WIFI.
            The update was of 700 MB.
            It takes 15-20 min to install.

      • WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

        • I’m in Italy, can i take the indian aggiornament?

          • i HAVE N7100

          • I think no problem with italian country.But ROm is avalaible only on eng language

  25. D update is abt to finish in 20 min.
    Very excited abt note 2 getting 4.3 jelly bean update \m/

    • Are there any issues like what everybody had said?

  26. Still getting no updates via ota on my note 2 india what do i do?

  27. anyone from Spain got it ?? (im in algeria but my phone is provided from there)

  28. HELP PLEASEEEEEEE!

  29. Dear gentlemen,

    It is waste to update Note 2 with Andro 4.3 Ive updated it But there is NO much difference in it. It has no Note III S-Pen feature and No other Camera options are available like S4. Samsung has failed to update Note 2 customers against their expectation. Simply Note 2 with Andro 4.1.2 is more enough and GOOD. No kernel update No change log and Nothing new in it.

    • I’M in italy can i take the indian updating? The language

      remains in Italian?

    • Totally agree, will skip it to avoid knox.

      • I’M in italy can i take the indian updating? The language

        remains in Italian?

        • No,

          only English and Korean.

          Tried in in my german N7100.

          Wifi won’t work.

          • Ok thank you :)

          • YES, DONT INSTALL 4.3 UPDATE … THIS SCREWED MY WIFI CONNECTIVITY. THE GODAMN WIFI TOGGLE BUTTON DOES NT STAY ON …. IT DOES NT LIKE STAYING ON … GOES OFF INSTANTLY…. GODAMN SAMSUNG … WILL NEVER PURCHASE SAMSUNG PRODUCTS IN THE FUTURE … NO SOFTWARE UPDATES FROM PAST 6 MONTHS … I REGULARLY RECEIVE UPDATES ON MY IPHONE 4 FOR MINOR BUGS … THATS HOW APPLE DO BUSINESS … SAMSUNG IS ALWAYS IN HURRY TO MAKE MONEY RELEASING NEW PHONES WITH UNFINISHED/ UN-OPTIMIZED APPS TO STAY IN THE INDUSTRY… HOW DID THEY MISS OUT TESTING THE WIFI CONNECTIVITY ON GALAXY NOTE 2 POSING SERIOUS PROBLEMS …SAMSUNG is famous for making SLUGGISH PHONES and their mindset is … “SELL AND FORGET , RELEASE A NEW PHONE WITH SOME CRAP FEATURE”…THEY WONT LAST WITH THIS MINDSET …

  30. if i have branded phone can I just install unbranded ROM??

    • yes…. This is exactly what i did…

      • should i use odin or kies for that? will my phone accept unbranded firmware just like that

  31. What about Kernel version ?

  32. still the same old bitching……

    so, How many of you bought a brand new car this year? how many of you are going to expect the dealer to update your car to next years model when it comes out?

    You bought a SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2… not a s4, not a note 3…. yes, the update is welcome and long over due, but did you seriously expect them to update it to all the new features of the current flagships..

    have some coffee and wake up….

    • I’ll surely take a coffee with them and say “Good morning Nexus 5″!

      Just a waste of time!

      Waiting .. waiting .. waiting .. finally waiting for some f*cking updates !

    • Agreed, smartybones. It’s unsettling to see so many “adults” acting like spoiled brats and throwing tantrums because they’re precious little play toys don’t have all the latest and greatest features, so they’re not as cool as the other children in the school yard. Boo-hoo. By the looks of some of these posts, they obviously don’t know they’re a** from a hole in the ground. Common sense and intelligence are definitely MIA with these idiots. If they’re this childish and obnoxious in cyberspace, just imagine what they’re like in the real world. Pathetic in every sense of the word.

      • I think you voiced my thoughts perfectly just then.

      • Couldent have put it better myself.

    • They are not talking about HARDWARE upgrades, they are only talking about SOFTWARE updates. How many of you have bought a navigator? Should you buy a new navigator on every year or just get a new updates for maps/roads/…? Take some tea and wake up yourself – we dont need a new phone for every year! It is waste of nature and means only more pollution. Todays phones are capable for handling updates for years. It is only Samsung who wants you buy more and more, pollute earth more and more. It’s your choice, but dont ask rest of us to join you. Dont expect us to buy a new phone and replace the good old one just for getting SOFTWARE updates.. If everybody did that, we would literally swim in trash!

      • +1 like

      • +1 Like

        Agree with you sguyx

        seems that some people don’t know difference between the software and hardware they need to take class for that

        Every one would expect the software features if their handset is capable of it

    • Oh, come on! Don’t you see any difference between new car and software update? We are not asking any hardware upgrade or infinite software updates. This is the first major update for this model. Do you remember, S2 has as much from S3 as possible? Thats why I’ve bought several Note 2 phablets, but after these changes in policy I think the time to shift to an another brand has come. Of course, Samsung was not obliged to provide us any update, but we are free to buy what we want too.

      • Oh yes, there is a massive difference. but your still expecting the same thing. You want them to update an older model to equal the newer model…

        And good luck in finding anything as good as a Samsung phone. Nobody is coming close at the moment. not on the android front anyway. What are you going to do, get an apple iphone. The way they treat customers is more arrogant than any other company in history.

        Thick as iPhone customers are, they all know that the following years product is only marginally different and not worth the upgrade. They are happy to wait in the two year cycle.

  33. Guys, important thing :

    DON’T FORGET TO BACKUP YOUR EFS FOLDER (IMEI) OTHERWISE IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG YOU CAN RESTORE IT. ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND TO DO A BACKUP AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE LIKE DROPBOX FOR E.G !

    Thank you !

    • How to do that ??

      • google ‘backup n7100 efs backup windows program’

  34. Waiting from Malaga Spain ^_^ BTW WTF is daydream? I want the note 3 pen features!

    • waiting for it too, cause i’m in ARGELIA and my phone is bought from there so….we’re in the same case situation

      • I’ll let you know ;)

        • the update is there yet ?

          • Hi Djazeiry I got the official update via OTA yesterday. Everything works fine.

    • a daydream is a live screen scrollable background theme

      • Thank you! I could test since I got the update.

  35. guys can you help me how to flash via odin??? please any one can provide me with some steps??

    • Enable USB Debugging (Developer Options)
      Switch OFF device
      Press VOL DOWN + Menu Button + Power Button to access download mode
      Connect USB cable to PC (this will search for drivers)
      Then open Odin, make sure ‘re-partition’ is unchecked. You will see ‘PDA’
      Click on PDA then look for your downloaded file. Let Odin open it then press start.

      You are done. If it keeps rebooting go to recovery mode (Vol UP + Menu Button + Power Button) then wipe data.

      • There is no need to enable the USB debugging feature for that

      • I have downloaded the 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note , and I want to flash it with 4.3. Which ODIN should I use?

  36. How to update to official version from leaked version (XUEMI6)

    • Enable USB Debugging (Developer Options)
      Switch OFF device
      Press VOL DOWN + Menu Button + Power Button to access download mode
      Connect USB cable to PC (this will search for drivers)
      Then open Odin, make sure ‘re-partition’ is unchecked. You will see ‘PDA’
      Click on PDA then look for your downloaded file. Let Odin open it then press start.

      You are done. If it keeps rebooting go to recovery mode (Vol UP + Menu Button + Power Button) then wipe data.

      • After the install, can I be sure that next time OTA will work..

      • I have downloaded the Zip file. The PDA button on Odin is unable to find the Zip file. Pls advice. Also which Odin version is required

        • Extract from the archive tar or tar.md5 files

          • Thanks its done. However, when I connected Kies, it notified that my device is not eligible for upgrade. Pls inform how can we make it eligible and the OS samsung official

      • man can you help me? my download stucked at 838mb tow times ..what do i do to download?? hotfiles sucks dude.. can u upload on google drive or dropbox??please..yaar

  37. i installed the latest leak but didnt get samsung wallet and few more apps like music hub. any help ?

    • You can download samsung wallet and samsung hub through google play store.

  38. GUYS, MOST OF THE S4/NOTE3 FEATURES ARE NOT PRESENTED IN THIS UPDATE, IF YOU REALLY WANT THOSE FEATURES WHY NOT JUST INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM, IT’S EASY JUST MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP YOUR EFS FIRST AND YOU DONT HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING, MY FAVORITE ONE IS ‘Ditto Note 3 ROM from Electron Team(E-team)’ DO A GOOGLE SEARCH…

    • Yes indeed! Dr Ketan’s custom ROM or Ditto3 ROM are both very good and can be downloaded from XDA. They have all the Note III features that can be used on Note II hardware ported and also got rid of the Knox.

  39. Can you pot a link… hotfile is resetting my download.

  40. just updated. It doesn’t even have the samsung wallet(please let me know if anyone has found it). And for KNOX you have to download another 154 MB .Talking about the RAM as far as I remember in 4.1.2 we had 1.75 GB usable but now it has reduced to 1.74 GB. Yes,the display looks a bit better and the device feels a bit faster but still :( Thumbs down.

    • even i didnt get the wallet. not even music hub! :o

      • You can download samsung wallet and samsung hub through google play store.

      • Wallet, Knox included.
        Just wipe data and you will get it ;)
        Samsung gear also available

        • no wallet is not available, I updated OTA

    • Hi, does it have portuguese language?

      • No, only English and Korean

      • Search for LanguageEnabler

        • That’s BS…

          If it isn’t multi-CSC, there is no way to get the language you want.

          Regards

          • Well, maybe language enabler is a possibility.

            Just read about it.

            Thanks for the tip.

            Regards

  41. hey hi does it has UI like S4 or Note3

    • No

    • Yes it does. New icons ui for apps like camera message contacts internet. Each and everything except for camera and air command.

  42. air command ? ??????

  43. Just updated my note 2 to 4.3.
    Update is smooth and no issues encountered till now :)

  44. Samsung Wallet is not pre loaded

    • You can download samsung wallet through google play store. That’s what I did.

      • Cant able to locate samsung wallet in play store
        what do i do now

    • It is. Just do a full wipe in recovery.

      • I am not countering you, its my quiery when it’s an official OTA why should we do full wipe…

  45. is this the same as the last leacked version?

  46. this version have Spanish?

  47. how about n7105?? any news ?

    • Android 4.3 available

      See previous posts on sammobile

  48. anybody faced multi window problem, is not working when i updated my GN2 to 4.3 !!! is it related to region and location?

    • no its not related to region and location try a full whip of data and cache

      • i think it works, i had done full wipe of data and cache and the multi window is there, but it is strange sometimes i have seen the auto brightness notifications disappeared, then it appeared again, i still feel this is not stable version but it has some good features.

  49. what does that mean in download mod :
    KNOX WARRANTY VOID : 0 ?
    AP SWREV : A2 ?
    Thank’s

    • it means that Samsung Knox is now active and you cant downgrade to 4.1.2

    • How did you get that…the above FW rises the custom counter, but didn’t show the information you posted.

      Did you install/activate Knox?

      I went back to 4.1.2 DBT, with no problems after wiping data/cache.

      Rooted it and reset my counter back to official.

      • I installed the previous laked Version 4.3 and Knox

  50. Its a bit disappointing that Samsung didn’t update the launcher and widgets. That’s the least they could’ve done. If anyone’s looking for samsung wallet and samsung hub you can get them through google play store. Also, if anyone has Samsung apps you might you might wanna check there for s health and s translator. If anyone can get those through Samsung apps, let me know.

    • Cant able to locate samsung wallet in play store .. Help

  51. This is not a final release after installing and selecting wipe data cache i found out that there is no gear support and there is no Samsung wallet icon please sammobile test your firmwares before writing and posting this is getting real stupid first we installed the previous leaked and got hit with knox locking our devices and now setting new leak as official with no Samsung wallet and no gear support

    • Strange ! I also did a full wipe in recovery and after I got wallet, Knox, Music Hub (Gear is not included because you should download it through Samsung Apps) ;)

      • Just did a full wipe in recovery then re installed via Odin then did full wipe in recovery mode again still no Wallet and Samsung hub

  52. BTW T999 4.3 is out.. downloading now, file size is 527 mb. check it out

    • Finally a US variant of the s3 is getting the update. I know its a longshot but let us know if it has the new launcher and weather widget and what else is new.

  53. Strange that some people didn’t get Wallet, Music Hub included.

    Try do to a full wipe in recovery and try it. That’s what I did and all was fine then.. (Gear is not included as default because you should download it through Samsung Apps)

  54. Device Name Gt-N7100. update was available around 5PM IST, i even downloaded around 60mb, then had to stop it.
    Later during the night i tried updating the phone. Message displayed was “Latest updates already installed”. Im stuck with 4.1.2..pl help

  55. facing a problem..need help
    when the update came, I started downloading it but then due to network error it stopped, and now it show all the latest software updates have been installed…

    what to do?

  56. Which countries are now getting the update via OTA? I’m in Belgium Europe and still nothing via OTA. Are there any countries in Europe that are receiving the update at the moment via OTA? Please report.

    • No. Only India at the moment is lucky

      • Looks like someone posted that it looks as if Samsung has pulled the OTA from the network. I guess it wasn’t ready to roll out as yet… I hope they fix it soon, it’s been a long wait to finally get an update.

        • It is a story about S3

          • I have version JZO5K.N7100XXDME6, baseband version N7100XXDMF1 is it possible to upgrade with this released ROM from India? I have an international version bought in Germany, living in Belgium.

  57. No S Wallet
    No S-Pen air command feature
    SMS became bad than 4.1.2

    E-Mail is good
    It’s real smooth (butter)
    transparent notification bar is good

    • S Wallet is present

      • It’s very surprise to know that few have got S Wallet, few not…. Many are reporting as S Wallet is not pre loaded… What the stupid things Samsung is doing???? sems without checking anything Samsung has released the OTA…. Font Size in SMS has become very bad…. WIFI Hotspot lost one feature… when samsung wants to lock their users with KNOX without going to Custom ROMs they should ensure all features are provided what DN3 / kethans ROMs are providing….

  58. Got the update, I never wanted floating pen windows functionality, but they should have at least update multi window which originally debuted on note 2 I feel very cheated.

  59. Anyone has the problem with the wifi connection? I cannot turn on the wifi mode :(

    • Flash 4 file leacked firmare using Odin 3.09, not Mobile Odin

    • This will qipe all your data

    • Me too. Can’t seem to activate wifi. Only 3G/HSPA. I used the firmware from India.

  60. Hope it doesnt take that long to roll out in Egypt

  61. I am still curious to know if this is the ACTUAL final release.

    Since when do Samsung release firmware in India first? its usually in smaller countries like Norway to make sure the updates install smoothy.

    the other thing is the build date. surely, the last leaked test build would still need to be re-compiles with a flag changed to say its a final and not a test? This would give a different build number surely?

    • It is actual officialvrelease. Not final, of course.

  62. I just updated my Note 2 to 4.3 via OTA.

    keyboard hangs quickly.
    Ram is being utililzed more.
    Air Command absent.
    Battery Drains Faster.
    Notification bar or shortcuts doesn’t slide e.g. wifi, bluetooth, mobile network, multi window, etc.

    No Significant Change Rather than UI.

  63. everytime i put the security code to download the update it tells me ..its wrong ….and iam very sure it’s right..so wats the proplem here !!

  64. @sguyx +1 like

  65. Dudes, I’m from europe. Could I install Indian version without having problems? ..

    • You may try. But do not use Mobile Odin to avoid disabled network problem. Bootloader is required to be updated.

      • So i can use the desktop version of Odin?..

      • Ah, that fucked up my wifi :D

        Well went back to rooted 4.1.2 anyway ;)

        Thanks for the information.

      • I have Chinese 7100, so locked bootloader won’t allow Odin update (have to root with Odin then flash with Mobile Odin). Any solution to allow Mobile Odin and keep network?

    • Flashed the Indian version to an Irish Handset on vodafone and it works a charm :-P

  66. apparently Samsung pulled the update. People in India say they can’t get the update via OTA now

    • According to Android Police, U.S. Cellular followed suit of AT&T and pulled the S4′s 4.3 update at the request of Samsung. According to the article, it was a “global decision made by Samsung.” Apparently some Verizon S4 users are having the same issues as what happened with the S3 update in Ireland and the UK. I wouldn’t be surprised Samsung is pulling the update on all devices for the time being.

  67. Guys just updated to 4.3 . I am not able to turn my wife on .
    If anybody else facing the same problem please let me know.

    • Tell her something encouraging

      • Hahaha Can’t turn your wife on.

    • Don’t use MobileOdin… read the second comment above yours.

      I didn’t know that ether, cos my wifi was also gone.

      Root too, so I went back to 4.1.2.

      • Thank you so much dude…
        I actually used mobile odin.
        i will reflash using odin

    • That to be your family problem…:)
      Let’s speak about the upgrade!…

  68. I installed the leaked version a few days back and have had no problems with it at all.

    Even though the final release is supposed to be the same as the leaked test version, I have flashed the new release over it, and have no problems at all.

    Its faster, smoother, battery life appears longer.

    I am not bothered about the apps from newer devices being ported over, mainly because I bought a Note 2, not a note 3 or S4 so not expecting them until maybe May or June 2014 when the s5 or note 4 is announced.

    I for one, am happy with the update.

  69. Just flashed this to my Irish Note 2 and its gorgeous, you will definitely appreciate the little bits that have improved and been made faster coming from 4.1.2. Although missing features from the note 3 and S4, it is still a very worth while update :-)Thanks Sammy

    • we must be in the minority…., happy with the improvements,

  70. I think i’m done making excuses for why I stay with Samsung after this non sense! I can’t wait for my upgrade!

  71. I must say, I thought it would be worse. Playing with my wife’s S4 kinda helped me to navigate a little better after the update (Manual). Going into the update, Apex was still running and nothing was wiped from the phone. I had actually thought I didn’t do the update correctly. So once I went to settings to change to TouchWiz, I saw the update was legit because of the UI of the settings pane. Its a bit smoother, RAM seems to get into the GB range quicker, so I have to make sure I keep an eye on the processes. The battery is on full, I will go through the day and see how the battery life is compared to just yesterday when the device was still on 4.1.2. Overall, glad the wait is over.

  72. fuck hotfile

  73. Hi, I am in vietnam for temporary basis and my mobile belong from india last day at evening i was trying to update my note 2 and it was updating and for some i think i should have delete my all data which was unnecessary for me so i factory reset my note 2 and then try to update but it was not updating, i have indian carrier network sim card in my mobile (Airtel). Please suggest any solution i was waiting for this update from long time. Thanks in Advance

  74. man can anyone help me? my download stuck at 838mb two times ..what do i do to download?? hotfiles sucks dude.. can anyone upload the file on google drive or dropbox??please..yaar

  75. guys, I am from philippines..and still got no update here on my note 2 N7100. is it okay if I will update my phone using india’s official 4.3?

    or is it bad? if okay.. can i still update/change it when the update will be available here in the philippines?

    please be gentle… I’m no expert.

    thanks

    • As far as I know if its an N7100 model its okay to update. But still, do everything at your own risk. I’m from India and updated yesterday.

      • ouch! that was the answer that I am very afraid of “do everything at your own risk!”. what kind of risk is it gabe55? even if it is official 4.3, does is it still have any risk?

        please be gentle… I’m no expert.

        • Honestly speaking I also don’t know what might be the risk(I’m no different from you, lol :D)

          • haha thanks gabe… I hope there will be some expert here that could notice my post.

            please be gentle… I’m no expert.

          • Not an expert but few of the risks are
            >Low battery life
            >very high system ram usage
            >problems with notification toggles
            >might not be able to go back to 4.1.2
            and the list may go on .. i just red these things from the posts others have made
            This is not the final 4.3 built for our Note 2, there are way too many bugs and not so stable as it seems .. so i suggest u wait till they release the official final build of 4.3 for note 2.
            I also downloaded this rom to my lap but i didn’t flash as too many are saying that they are facing problems with this version of 4.3. Just cause it’s 4.3 doesn’t mean it’s better than what we already have so if u can just wait and go for the final build .. :) cheers

    • Please wait. Don’t be in hurry

      • I better wait… thanks for the advice…

  76. For those who want the Note 3 experience on their Note 2; check the Ditto Rom V2

    • Or Tigra ROM V3,stabile with Note 3 features

  77. Hey Please help me out, yesterday i got the update through my mobile data but due to my 2g speed i cancelled out the update, and now when i am checking it by wifi connection or Mobile data it is showing that your software is up to date. Please suggest me, what should i do for getting the update again. :(

    Am waiting for the reply Dear.

    • Same here dear I think they have removed OTA even I was trying this morning. Samsung just wants to check if users reports some issues if so they will fix and release software to larger audience.

      • Yups bro !! i also think so ;) , but still i am very eager to install 4.3 :(

        • Yesterday, I checked and got update notification at around 6:30 PM IST on 3G and a message that download failed due to 3g data. On reaching home at around 9:30 PM IST the OTA download started on wifi and got completed successfully.
          Running on 4.3 now.

          Camera freezed on first run.
          No visual changes except for the settings and samsung apps like clock, calculator, contacts, My Files, Music player,Gallery,video player.
          Launching Game hub asks for update and then gives some error “Could not locate product” or something. Download samsung hub from playstore and install the additional samsung games and samsung learning packages. If you do not want these just uninstall samsung hub after the package installations. Game hub and Learning hub cannot be uninstalled separately.

          New Active apps widget.
          Device storage in “My Files” shows a path “/storage/emulated/0″. This usually happened when flashing CM based ROMS.
          Haven’t yet encountered high RAM usage as mentioned by some. Will check the battery drain today.
          Knox is an additional 154 mb download.

          Got a Antutu score of 21744 now against earlier 20k something.

    • JUST GO TO UR SETTING AND THEN IN ALL APPLICATION SEARCH FOR GOOGLE FRAMEWORK OPEN IT AND MAKE CLEAR DEFAULT …THEN EXIT AND GO BACK TO SOFTWARE UPDATE U WILL FIND THE OTA UPDATE

  78. Yesterday in the afternoon I checked for the update and it was available but as I was on data plan I did not wanted to download 700mb so I cancelled. At night the update was not available the software update check says” Your phone has latest software installed”. I tried with Kies but it fails.
    I do not understand why there is no communication from samsung, why they want to leave things in mess.
    If they have removed OTA they should just have an official communication and stop speculation

    • JUST GO TO UR SETTING AND THEN IN ALL APPLICATION SEARCH FOR GOOGLE FRAMEWORK OPEN IT AND MAKE CLEAR DEFAULT …THEN EXIT AND GO BACK TO SOFTWARE UPDATE U WILL FIND THE OTA UPDATE

  79. WHY NOT SHOW ME AS IN THE S4 KEYBOARD WITH EMOTICONS??????

  80. Good. Refund and fast. Accupedo apps work fine for Health consius user.
    Bed. Weather widget’s old. No note 3 a pen apps. Old camera apps.old icon.

  81. Can i flash this official 4.3 firmware to my note 2 that using 4.3 test firmware? or need to flash it back to 4.1.2 firmware first ?

    • Yes, you can. But last test firmware is equal to this official. Byte-to-byte.

  82. To my surprise Samsung wallet is not available in India.I’ve checked play store. Can anyone explain?

    • i hardly managed to update the wallet and now it is not working, is it related to the location? i am in Iraq

      • Maybe, here it is not supported according to Google play store.

  83. 1) Unable to get incoming call country information after upgrading to 4.3

    2) Device restarted when listening to music when trying to change the song in lock screen mode.

  84. Guys….its good that you guys didnt update note 2 to the latest firmware…i did it and will list out the major issues in this update:

    1) Ram usage always above 1.1GB (goes upto 1.3 sometimes). I cleared the applications running but it again eats up those mbs’. I guess this is because of the Know and gear support applications running in the memory which cannot be disabled either

    2) Battery usage is very very high. Earlier with 4.1.2 i could easily manage one day with a full battery BUT after this day the battery runs out rather quickly, you can infact see the battery percentage going down while you are using it and its rather quickly. AND this is infact when I am in GSM mode and not WCDMA (3G or HSPA). God knows what would happen if I were to switch back to WCDMA with this rom

    the Launcher is the old one and even the weather widget is old one. Only thing they have done is themed a few apps and made it a bit more smoother but otherwise Samsung has released this update only to support knox and more so the gear so that they can increase the market for GEAR. THIS IS UTTER BULL SHIT

    I AM DONE WITH SAMSUNG!!!

    • Don’t know how but my note 2 is using 700 MB RAM after clearing it. :)

    • Do a hard reset and disable Samsung Push Service. This can help.

  85. Forgot to mention ram usage is always 1.19gb.

    • I think I’m a bit lucky ;) It’s 700-800 MB for me!

  86. hotfile sucks dude.. i cannot download …can any one upload it to google drive or dropbox or torrent ….please…i cannot download it only stuck…help me

  87. Got the update yesterday and installed too. Download of the update file (700MB) is slow.
    The best thing with this update is that now we can move the application to the SD card from the device.
    But now it is eating almost 1.1GB of RAM as compared to the earlier versions 300-400 MB RAM usage in idle conditions. That should not be a problem as long as huge RAM is there, but feeling uncomfortable in the head. :)
    Let us hope to get additional features anytime soon.

    • If we move the data of a game to the SD card, will the game work? For example MODERN COMBAT 4?

      • yes it working fine…….
        I have tested it with asphalt 8 and fifa 14…
        both are working fine….

  88. I’m in Bangalore and I guess OTA Update have been pulled off… Trying to update since morning and it says “The latest updates have already been installed”

    • OTA pulled off today. Try with kies, download the latest version of kies 2.6.1 & upgrade.

      • I did try with Kies, it gives me an unknown error.

  89. Awesome update. Wow it’s butter smooth! Fantastic Samsung keyboard with native Hinduand mmarathon languages! Seriously wow! Plus battery life has increased by 2 folds! The battery isn’t just decreasing! It was 100% and 10 am and now it’s still 100% wow plus I love the new updated UI. Same camera features though. But it ain’t a big problem. Apple feature is great! Thanks Samsung! Hopefully waiting for the next major update. Android 4.4 KitKat it is! :-)

    • What’s the apple feature?

      • Oops! Gotta disable autocorrection… I meant to say “app2sd” feature!
        And 2 more corrections… I meant to say new native “hindi” and “marathi” languages!!!

    • Did you do a “clean” flashing? – or just over the existing ROM?
      And which one did you have before?

      • Over the existing 4.1.2 firmware and then I did a factory reset. If u have a custom rom guess u will have to flash 4.1.2 firmware first and then the 4.3 because I doubt u wont be able to reset flash counter on 4.3.

  90. Guys, I tried the update last evening OTA but even after the whole night, the update package of 700mb could not be downloaded. Had to cancel in the morning. The trying via Kies on PC and its on since 9 am and right now its 13:51PM and still only 51% downloaded. WHats this all about???

    • Update with odin,work like a charm! Majir change is under the hood, visually just a few apps changed.

  91. two major changes found 1st they completly removed the option to connect kies via wifi :( and 2nd a completly redisgned gallary and video player

  92. Hey I dont know if this is a bug. Please let us know if anyones facing the same problem. Ive been trying to connect to playstore and ive had no luck. Wifi is working fine. Samsung apps opens up just fine. But playstore fails to open keeps loading forever. Anyone facing the same prob? Ive downloaded the firmware from firmware section.

    • there is no such prb here with my cell

      • No issues now. I m able to connect to playstore. But anyway thanks. :-)

  93. I am not able to upgrade to 4.3. I have 4.1.2, AP: N7100XXDMG1; CP: N7100DDDMG1; CSC:N7100ODDDMG1.
    MG1 baseversion is not yet upgradable. Do not know what the problem is. Initially it was downloading on wi-fi,may be upto 70-75%, suddenly stopped and displayed that recent updates have already been installed. My Note 2 is still on 4.1.2.
    Did wiped cache and factory data reset in recovery mode, but no luck.
    Fed up with this problem.
    Anybody can shed light on this?

    • Had the same prob yesterday. Update through kies or flash through odin. Just wait for few days or u can always update with kies. Its not ur phones problem.

  94. is there a difference between waiting for the update in our country (Philippines) or getting the leak from India which was previously posted also?i updated my phone using the leak via ODIN and so far no complaints as far as using the phone. When i connect my phone to my loptop and run KIES it says latest firmware installed.

    At the end of the day, it was very FRUSTRATING to know that NO NOTE 3 features added after wating for so LONG…

    I hope samsung should consider to include note 3 features someday since there were also LEAKS but with the means of ROOTING the phone, the said features can be installed and used but not all user are willing to take the risk of ROOTING their beloved NOTE 2.

  95. YES, DONT INSTALL 4.3 UPDATE … THIS SCREWED MY WIFI CONNECTIVITY. THE GODAMN WIFI TOGGLE BUTTON DOES NT STAY ON …. IT DOES NT LIKE STAYING ON … GOES OFF INSTANTLY…. GODAMN SAMSUNG … WILL NEVER PURCHASE SAMSUNG PRODUCTS IN THE FUTURE … NO SOFTWARE UPDATES FROM PAST 6 MONTHS … I REGULARLY RECEIVE UPDATES ON MY IPHONE 4 FOR MINOR BUGS … THATS HOW APPLE DO BUSINESS … SAMSUNG IS ALWAYS IN HURRY TO MAKE MONEY RELEASING NEW PHONES WITH UNFINISHED/ UN-OPTIMIZED APPS TO STAY IN THE INDUSTRY… HOW DID THEY MISS OUT TESTING THE WIFI CONNECTIVITY ON GALAXY NOTE 2 POSING SERIOUS PROBLEMS …SAMSUNG is famous for making SLUGGISH PHONES and their mindset is … “SELL AND FORGET , RELEASE A NEW PHONE WITH SOME CRAP FEATURE”…THEY WONT LAST WITH THIS MINDSET …

    • I have not seen such issues with my Note2…and if there are any bugs I guess patches will be on their way soon…so be patient…be cool

    • Dude. No such a bug. Wifi works perfectly. It might be your negligence. This is a samsung website. We dont want any iphone business here. I dont say Iphone is crap. Its a good phone too. Each one of the phones is good in its own. May be u u shud try flashing through odin and factory reset. I m sure it will work then.

    • Dude did u flash via mobile odin or sumthing? Cause it breaks the wifi. U need a clean non rooted stock samsung firmware before you update.

      • nrbapat25, i have now flashed 4.1.2 with root (N7100XXDLK7) from germany. what can i do for install the 4.3 via odin mobile? i cant connect via PC.

        • People who flashed via Mobile odin said it will probably break wifi and would render your phone useless

        • If u cant connect to PC all you have to do is wait for OTA update.

          • Thanks for your answer, i think y can`t to update via OTA, because y flash with the german version, im from argentina.

    • No problem like the one you stated. WIFI working fine and the update looks awesome. I updated using kies

    • The grass is always greener on the other side of the world – be clear with your thoughts before you buy a product.

  96. Awesome update this is…So far working perfect…and for those issues that have not yet surfaced I guess we will get fixes in the near future…

  97. when ? poland (play) 4.3

  98. INU is still avalaible only in English and Korean lang.?I hope they will release small update with more languages.

  99. INDIA: OTA is now Available, please check.
    Tried to root using philz was successful, but unable to see the SU.
    Also my knox warranty counter = 1
    Without SU how are the rooted apps going to work.

  100. My N-7100 is unable to update when using ota it show :- your device has been modified ,software update are not available..
    My current status is
    AP:- n7100XXDMG1
    cp:- N7100DDDMG1
    CSC:- N7100DDDMG1
    I AM FRM MUMBAI WILL NEW 4.3 INU WILL UPDATE USING KIES OR USING ODIN
    AWAITING FOR REPLY

  101. Excellent battery life.. but dont see many new features included in 4.3 jelly bean.

  102. So Note 3 features to come with the 4.4 upgrade, the wait starts again, this was more of a makeup finishing touch to the 4.1.2 I don’t find any great improvement nothing which cannot be achieved by a mere launcher. KNOX/Gear/Wallet 90% users will never use. I think since google gave nothing much on the 4.4 Samsung will soon comment that the air commands are coming on 4.4 to note 2. Bloody hell 1 year on 4.1.2 and now this, u suck Samsung.

    PS: The RAM management was improved or screwed? Post upgrade my fone always shows only 400-500MB left with the same usage and when I had around 800-900 MBs always available, I am one of those who kills app by long pressing rather than minimizing.

    Seriously I doubt any great support too for the past year flagships, just like S3 users are dangling Note-2 will also be soon forgotten.

    • Why do you think, that they will indroduce Note 3 features in 4.4? If it is a new marketing plan we are looking at, we will never se such features in Note 2.

  103. Samsung Wallet is not yet available in INDIA! That is why this doesn’t comes preloaded ikn this firmware version :) !

    • Thanks for confirming. I was trying to find why my phone is not showing Samsung wallet as stated above by sammobile

  104. After updating my note 2 to 4.3, RAM occupied 1.2GB.
    Before update RAM never crossed 800 to 900MB.

    • Dude my ram occupies only 700MB after updating to 4.3

    • You can try hardreset your phone

    • same here dude……..

  105. please some one upload on torrent i cannot download on hotfile error-error-error… please some one torrent please….

    • Suppose, it is prohibited here to publish links. May be, If you could write an email, I will send a link.

  106. Ständig diese Ankündigungen, (”diesen Monat noch, diese Woche noch, in den nächsten Tagen, morgen ”) langsam geht mir der Sch**ß auf den S**k !!!

  107. Hi guys im frm india, are there any more bugs in this 4.3 update rather than ram n battery backup.

    • no there are not any bugs in this update. Ram usage is on higher side but battery backup is quite good………

  108. I never understand the way of thinking of this stupid Samsung about updating their devices. They say they are rolling out their poor update with full of nothing (AND REALLY NOTHING IN IT), first they are giving to India, then 3 weeks later to Croatia, then 5 weeks later to Afganistan, and so on. After 10 f…ckin months finally the last country receives the bullshit update. I am writing from Turkey and who knows when are we going to receive this garbage update. Samsung company surely thlnks that they made a great job with this update but come on guys you did nothing else than cheating people. Many many peoe are escaping from Samsung. Everybody is sad for buying Samsung. This will be my last Samsung purchase. And thank you, you are soooo user friend. F…… Y…..

  109. Hello guys..I’m from Pune, India.
    I,m still unable to update my phone…It still says “The latest updates have already been installed”

    Anybody knows the reason??

    • Reason : Samsung has the shitiest internet connection in the world .You are lucky that the download is not available for you at this time because you have to download it for weeks I am downloading samsung Kies from the international server with the incredible speed of 5 kb/s (60 MB file) ….. Apple are the best in rolling out updates.

  110. What is the point to roll out the update to 3rd world countries first. Are they testing it on them? If you have rooted Note II with Android Revolution HD rom ( which is based on the original 4.1.2 ) and it has the samsung ota update option , which is the right way to do the update. I see some people have problems with the WIFI updating rooted phones to 4.3 via OTA. Thank you for your answers in advance.

  111. I need to know if this firmware will work on my note II with personal argentina carrier

    • Hola jmartinez08, creo no deberias tener problemas, yo actualmente tengo la ultima 4.1.2 de alemania (pise la de personal), el inconveniente que hay es si lo actualizas via odin mobile, no funciona el wifi.

      Hello jmartinez08, i think you don´t have problems, i already have the latest 4.1.2 german version (put over personal carrier), the trouble that is if you flash via odin mobile, that break the wifi.

  112. WTF!? OTA updates only available in India only!?! :(

    • Annoying isn’t it? Maybe they use em Indian people as beta testers :)

      • No…..they use you people as beta testers in case of galaxy s3.

  113. “All new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmwares for the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) are present in our Firmware Section, as well.”
    I can’t find XEO for Poland…..

  114. This is ridiculous. Note 2 update in India only and now in US! What about us in rest of Europe?! First time that Samsung doing this. Until latest update Europe was always first in receiving update. Ridiculous

    • First Time so You have to wait…This Time we lucky to have it…! :)

    • I agree! And now they are rolling it out in China?! The choose to roll it out in the 3 most populated countries in the world but the continent where they sold the most are left out?! WTH?! Totally ridiculous!!! When is the update going to be rolled out to Europe?! Why is it taking so long? First, India, then the USA and now China?! Come on!

    • In my opinion Samsung did not test enough this firmware and that is why they are waiting so long, they want to check reports of bugs and reactions from users, and I think -if it happens- they do not want to disappoint always same area of users. I see they have released the update in China too, I hate this waiting but I prefer not be a lab rat.
      Maybe is nonsense but this is only my theory of what is happening.
      Impatient too from Malaga-Spain.
      REGARDS!

  115. I m using this new update for more than 24 hours and I m happy to say that it is very stable update. I didnt find any buggs till now and the battery life is superb. I m getting around 5 hours of screen time on heavy usage. Only bad thing is that we are not getting any new note 3 and its same user interface as on 4.1.2. Overall the phone is fast and responsive…………

  116. european update 4.3 please :)

  117. no update 20 nov ? ridiculous to show update only in “india” …..

    • check at afternoon time…it will be available for sure

  118. Didn’t get Samsung wallet.
    Others are reporting that a wipe will bring back the wallet.
    can anyone confirm?

    • Samsung Wallet is not available in India…Confirmed from Samsung..

  119. I m frm India…Still unable to download amy updates. It shows katest sofware updates already installed. .. I dont know what the problem is. I even hhardreset my phone still the same issue. I have never rooted my phone.

    • dont do reset and all just check for update at afternoon u will get it…enjoy :)

  120. I too am having the same problem…it’s available when I’m in office but can’t download there; when I reach home and try again it’s unavailable?? Why this hide and seek??

    • check at afternoon time…you will get for sure…! tc enjoy…!

      • I don’t understand this…why should there be a specific time frame for downloading updates…it should be available 24×7!!

      • It’s already afternoon here in India…still no updates available??

        • check it now its available…sharp at 3/3:15 it becomes available i am doing in different cells from 2 days

          • Yes..downloading now..

  121. You think is good idea to try Indian version in Mexico

  122. can any body tell me specially those guys who are reporting issues like battery drain, more RAM usage and Wi-Fi disconnecting, they have had official and non rooted 4.1.2 on their Note2 ?

    • its working perfect…I have not rooted my cell…more apps are there and obviously its an upgraded version so some kind of battery will drain…!

      • Thanks for replying. I also think mostly people facing some problems due to upgrading on some kind of custom romes, rooted devices or via mobile odin etc. I hope it will be fine if we upgrade on original and official 4.1.2 firmware. I am also waiting for the update in UAE but when it will be available here?

        • I Hope max by 2nd dec you will get the update

  123. Updates available for download during data usage hours(when im in office). when i reach home. No new updates show up. Whats up with this…???? Even Hard reset my phone to be ready for update.

    • just download it in afternoon time you will get it for sure…

      • afternoon im on restricted data plan so i cant download during that time. Why are they keeping it available only during day time

        • You have to adjust…at 3/3:15 sharp we getting ota downloads I am doing it in different cells from 2 days…!

  124. the android email is not pushing the mails when the sync is turned off from the notification panel icon, in 4.1.2 it used to work, now if i leave it on every time, everything else also syncs. i don’t want everything to sync, push mail should work like before when the main sync is off

  125. Now I see that the update is being rolled out in China?! Huh?! The choose to first roll out the update in the 2 most populated countries in the world and the continent where they sold the most Note II’s are left waiting?! When is the roll out going to start in Europe?! Or are we being punished?! Unbelievable!

    • Most Note IIs are sold in Asia…FYI

    • As I said before. Firstly India, after 1 week China, after 1 week New Zealand, etc… So almost after 10 months the last country will receive the update. Samsung is not focusing on the customers pleasure but focusing on customers pocket that how much more dollars and euros they can take from our money. Now the Christmas Celebrations are coming so they want to sell their Gear. This update is for Gear only. Not for the convinience of the customers. Most people want to use S-pen features of Note 3 but with this poor update it is impossible. By the way the Note 2 is capable of these features. So whole the world know the upgrade policy of Samsung. Nobody is stupid.

  126. As I said before. Firstly India, after 1 week China, after 1 week New Zealand, etc… So almost after 10 months the last country will receive the update. Samsung is not focusing on the customers pleasure but focusing on customers pocket that how much more dollars and euros they can take from our money. Now the Christmas Celebrations are coming so they want to sell their Gear. This update is for Gear only. Not for the convinience of the customers. Most people want to use S-pen features of Note 3 but with this poor update it is impossible. By the way the Note 2 is capable of these features. So whole the world know the upgrade policy of Samsung. Nobody is stupid.

  127. very worst update for n7100
    1. there is no Indian Language
    2. no new weather widget
    3. no air comment (like Note3)
    4, No new camera feature (like Note3)
    5. No s-pen new style (like note 3)
    and many feature are missing this update the name only JB 4.3 but actually its JB 4.2.2 even better update for galaxy grand its mid end phone but note 2 its higher end smartphone really samsung is one the waste comapany

  128. Using this 4.3 JB update from last 24 hrs. I usually disable the apps that I rarely use.

    Review:
    Pros:
    1. 100% stable update.
    2. Much more smooth and fast.
    3. Transparent notification bar.
    4. KNOX- Very useful for me.
    5. Internet, Gallery, Calc, Email, Video- Improved apps.
    6. Better battery life under normal usage. (44% used in last 24 hrs)
    7. Better benchmarks. (Antutu-21984)
    8. Multiple widgets on lock screen and light effect.

    Cons:
    1. Same slow Contacts.
    2. Default RAM usage 1.1 GB. (Previously I had 500 MB usage)
    3. No OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

    Neutral (Features I don’t use):
    1. Samsung Keyboard.
    2. ChatON.
    3. Group Play.
    4. S Voice.
    5. Weather widget.

    • I agree with others that no special Note 3 features. But I think it will come later with a premium suit package upgrade or may be with 4.4 KK (As per KNOX agreement documentation) upgrade.

    • Can you mention the baseband version and the build number u got

      • Baseband: N7100DDEMJ9
        Build: N7100XXUEMK4

  129. its not 4.3 update it 4.2.2 dey just rename to 4.3

    use custom rom tigra v4 best rom i like it

  130. in the update the new lockscreen worked for a few minutes and then it stopped working and the multi-window feature is also not working(i mean i am tapping on it and nothing is happening ,in the notification panel) .And why are there no note 3 features and the photosphere mode in the camera.
    for the note 2 update

    • it seems its not worth the wait then heh…

    • Lockscreen and multiwindow are working without any issue…just reset your phone…..

      • thanks for the help. After doing a reset it works now.

  131. i updated my note2 to 4.3 since all the pros nd cons hv already been discussed i dont wanna repeat it again.the pop up browser s no longer available, did anyone else noticed it ???? is there any solution 4 it ??

    • Yes the pop up browser has been removed…….

  132. its weird that all the above comments and complaints about the update are not even attended by someone from Samsung!! Its as if the Note 2 does not have a reputable manufacturer to answer all the questions asked by its customers. Unhappy customers will eventually affect the sales of upcoming gadgets made by Samsung, and I think satisfied customers are far more important than the sales of the Gear watch which will also get affected along the way!!

  133. Samsung has sold around 30 million note 2.I dont get it how is it possible a tech giant like that to not be capabe of roll out software update within one week.Apple updated all their devices for such a short time

    • Fully agree .. at the rate this update is rolling, it won’t reach every user until sometime next year!! Apple updates are rolled to the entire world once its announced!

  134. The only thing that keeps Samsung on top is the quantity of devices sold but when the market is flooded the customer satisfaction would be the major criteria. Samsung looses bad there….

  135. I was just monitoring past 3 days update rolling out for note 2 and I think this is the slowest update rollout for note 2 from beginning of updates. I see huge amount of updates for note 3 and gear and s3 and I’m wondering is it maybe because of that large amount of updates our update putted on some sort of hold or on last place. Anyway it is a big disrespect from Samsung to us customers who paid a lot of money for this device.

    • Totally agree! They only sold 20 million Note 2′s so they can push this update to all devices at once! I’m also seeing updates passing by for all their new devices, Note 3, Note 10 2014, S3 and Gear, but no sign of the Note 2! Seriously, it’s like you’re being punished for some reason, yet we the Note 1 and 2 customers actually made the market that they are profiting now from! If we didn’t buy this new category of smart phone, they wouldn’t have this market! So I agree, total disrespect!

  136. I’m really itching for that “apps to SD”, i don’t care much if I don’t get the Note 3 features (although I’m still disappointed). Any news on the firmware update for Philippine region?

  137. Samsung killing all the people that loved her devices by making them waiting the simple things which is the new 4.3 official update

    New … thing will come soonly by samsung which is nothing just wait and the waiting is 4.3.2014
    Will support us with 4.3

    • hey guys,
      ever since i upgraded from the stock firmware to the stock 4.3.1, 2 days ago, i am trying hard but unable to get into the Samsung Knox Apps store. whenever i click the app icon, it leads to the Terms & Conditions page, but no further.
      anybody else is having the same problem?
      Can anyone help this newbie?

      • i forgot to add that it is Samsung Note 2.

      • Knox working without any issue on my note 2….
        just do a reset and then try Knox…..

  138. I can’t able to add another Gmail account to Gmail app..plus help me

    • go to setting>accounts>add account and select google account…
      hope this will help

  139. Okay so this is the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) where is the Galaxy Note II (GT-sph-L900) update?

    • you need to wait for sprint to update the firmware!

  140. After switching back over to Nova Launcher, my RAM has been lowered back to where it was before the update (600mb average). Seems the TouchWiz was taking a lot more RAM (1.0-1.2GB average). It was fast, but Nova is just as fast. Battery life is good.

  141. I installed the 4.3 update for india given on the firmware page on my N7100. Performance is awesome compared to 4.1.2, graphics look stunning and more sharp, notification menu like in S4 and many more.

    I am also facing an issue- When I connect to wifi at home i have a notification “sign in required” though the network is connected and i can use internet, and after a few minutes the wireless gets disconnected with a notification “This network has been disconnected you need to sign in again”

    Please help me…The same wifi worked like a charm before

  142. How do you get the firmware update for galaxy note 2 for countries which are not listed here or where there is no support for Samsung apps. I from Bhutan and it is not listed.
    Any information will be very helpfull

  143. Android 4.3 nota2 lte i317m?

  144. Still no sign of a European ROM. Come on guys! You only sold 20 million of these devices, with such a low number you can push the update to all devices at once! What’s the hold up?! The world’s richest smartphone company in the world and you can’t push an update?! With a profit of 10 billion dollars in the last third quarter of this year alone and you can’t afford to buy servers to push a ROM update?! You gotta be kidding right?!

  145. I am from maharashtra, india and updated my phone 2 days ago. Heres a list of problems I have noticed:
    1. Battery consumption is high! I used to easily get more than 24 hours with screen time of 5 hours (approx.). Now its 18 hours with screen time of 3 hours.
    2. Gallery application is laggy. And when I try to share any picture througb gallery it force closes. The earlier gallery in 4.1.2 was way better than this one.
    3. The new feature of sound and shot in camera is of no use since the sound captured wont work on other phones not having the feature. The camera is the same and I love it!
    4. I could not see the developer options anymore. Or atleast I dont know where its hidden.
    5. I downloaded knox and opened it. But i cannot exit it once i enter the knox mode. Had to uninstall the app.
    6. RAM usage is more. But I have seen on many other forums that when more the RAM usage the better android manages it. Besides it wont affect me if I dont play many games.

    Other than these I havent noticed any other problems as reported. I havent yet done a factory reset. Only did a cache wipe from recovery mode. Plz tell me if the gallery problem can be solved.

    • @amolsapre1
      you must factory reset it to function well.Just do it and all the problems will get solved

      • Thanks a lot. Will try it once I take a proper backup. I was afraid of any imei problems as I havent rooted my phone and dont plan to root it either.

      • I did a factory reset. But still the gallery app is broken!

    • For developer option just go to setting>more > about device and click on build number until it says you are a developer……

    • For battery life just do 2 things

      1. Turn off the synch….
      2. Go to developer option and in the bottom of developer option enable do not keep activities and in limit background process set no backgroung process……..
      Use your phone as normal for 5 mins (it respond slow) and after 5 mins just disable developer option…………..

      • I tried to follow the procedure in developer options as u mentioned… but I did not notice any difference.

        • Hi, would you like to explain how you updated your phone via OTA, Kies or Odin. And other thing on which version you updated I.e. official 4.2.1 or any other test version or a custom rom and before updating your phone was rooted?

          • I updated via OTA……
            I updated from 4.1.2 to 4.3 official…..

          • I m not rooted…

          • I updated my phone via OTA… It was on official unrooted 4.1.2 xxdmg1 firmware

  146. anyone here GPS function & smart stay cant work?others is okay but both of this cant work for me..im just wipe cache after using Odin…

    - zillriniee Malaysia -

  147. Guys

    Many Post asking that Samsung Wallet/Gear Manager not pre installed

    Thats why i would like to infrom you all that no need to download from play store or Samsung apps

    just Download Astro file manager and navigate to System App folder you will find the APK files of Samsung Wallet Gear manager over there

    Just install them and you done

  148. Still waiting for UK Vodafone. Why are they so slow

    • you have to wait for vodafone to get hold of it and add their bloat and logo to it… probably not until December or january…

      So long as your phone model number is GT-N7100 install the BTU release…

      • Did you recieve any OTA/Kies update on UK BTU release?

        I tried but no update.iuhhuh

  149. I bought the n7100 model thinking that the rollouts for it would be quick. But at the rate this rollout is going, it’s like I have carrier model instead… WTF Samsung. Just roll it out. Bugs/polishing/fixes? Then just do another update. I’d rather have a a phone with buggy samsung apps that I don’t even use in the first place. Stop polishing your proprietary apps, they’re crap and nobody uses them anyway.

  150. I don’t find any update through OTA in my mobile and NOTE II can’t update using kies. So Is there any method to install the 4.3 update??

  151. why Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 2 and S3 , No have new camera same as Galaxy S4 and Note 3 ??? New widgets ??? New home screen ???? where Note 3′s S-Pen New features for Note 2 ???? Air Command , New S-Note , Scrapbook…..????? why update no bring S-Translator ???? I don’t know Android 4.3 and Android 4.2 have what difference….

  152. So my galaxy note has been updated to 4.3 (india)..and it’s working pretty good…

    The phone runs good and speed is nice apps are loading quickly reboot is faster and im satisfied over all..

    The problems I’m facing are multi window is not working at all..and little bugs when I press home button tats it…is anyone else facing the same problem????

    • Sorry I meant it freezes for 2 seconds whem I press home button and also the s voice is too slow when compared to galaxy s3 and s4…

    • Just do a factory reset……

  153. Everybody complain why no note 3 features and nobody noticed that Samsung made Note 3 with 3gb ram and 32 gb storage just to handle heavy features!

    • Firstly, the actual amount of ram on note 3 is about 2.34 gb and its 1.75 gb on note 2, so this isnt a very big difference
      Secondly, note 2 is still one of the most capable droids still atm, so there is no question of note 2 not able to handle those heavy features, and evn note 3 has around 1 gb ram left aftr all these features active…..
      Samsung has taken this update very lightly

      • the problem is not if its capable or not, the note II is plenty powerful enough to run any app thrown at it.

        The issue is that Samsung, or any other company WILL NOT PUT THE LATEST BELLS AND WHISTLES ON LAST YEARS PRODUCT AVAILABLE ON THIS YEARS PRODUCT.

        Expect the note 3 features to arrive on the update due just after the note 4 and s5 arrive… and even then the new features on the 2014 devices wont be available until 2015 on the 2014 devices !!

        people can cry about it as much as they like. this is how businesses work. you don’t put your latest and greatest features on older products. your just going to harm sales figures.

  154. HI, Anyone could help me? After flashing this new rom, I got “No Service” appeared for my network. However, I could make call/sms as normal. Only the network name appeared as “No Service”. When I manually search for network, the network name appear in the list, but when I select, nothing changed. It still show “No Service”. Please help me how to resolve it.

  155. Hey. I updated my note 2 to android 4.3. Samsung walet is not preloaded. And where is galaxy gear support.

    • use astro file manager to go to the phone>system>app folder…
      there u will find both apk files…
      just install it

  156. Hey …I have updated to 4.3 on NOTE 2..I have a problem ..WIFI do not work…i am not able to turn on the WIFI…do any one else have the problem …

    • You have updated trough Odin I suppose and have rooted phone.Lots of people report this problem. The update works fine if you do it OTA. ALTHOUGH SAMSUNG SUCKS AND THIS UPDATE WILL TAKE PROBABLY TILL SUMMER 2014 TO BE ROLLED OUT TO ALL NOTE II OWNERS.

  157. i download 4.3 rom that released for china and flash my n7100 .it work well but Wi-Fi dosnot turning on.this is ridiculous that officiali rom from samsung hast such big bug
    sorry for my bad english

    • if you had read the notes and comments first, you would have found this is a problem if you update through odin on a rooted device…

      OTA updates are fine…

      So I guess you want to blame Samsung because YOU rooted the device and YOU updated through an unofficial method…

      • and if i update via odin on a non-rooted phone….what will happen?

  158. Can any one say the kernel version of note 2 .. who upated to android 4.3 via ota in india

  159. Samsung is kidding. Rolls out update with only 2 – 3 new things and roll it first to countries where they aren’t available…

  160. I’m unable to update my note 2 for jb 4.3. i’ve tried now to update for 4.3 but it is saying that the updates are already installed with 4.1.2 version of android. even i’ve done a factory reset but no use cam anybody tel me how to update to 4.3 without rooting. thanks in advance

  161. Let´s post our dissapontment in samsung´s facebook page. We´re supporting them but they´re not being recriprocal!!

  162. Come Samsung..What about us in Europe?…

  163. Does it have pen window

  164. does it have pen Window

  165. I update 4.3 but My Note 2 suddenly get hanging in the look screen also ram use too much is the same problem there anyone i want to go back 4.1.2 gays help me is there any solution please let me know as soon as possible

    • do a factory reset, it should fix it….

      Its always going to use more ram. you just have to live with that…

      if you downgrade you are going to set the KNOX flag to 1 and void your guarantee

  166. Is the leaked android 4.3 (MK4) and offcial 4.3 (mk4) is same or differnt ?

  167. I upgraded my note 2 on 4.3 yesterday via kies. All things are good but facing 2 issue on my device after moving on 4.3.

    1. more memory usages in ideal state 800 MB (after restarting and cleaning RAM). It was 450-500 MB before upgrade.

    2. Battery drain quickly compare to older version. In ideal stat it drain 10% in 1 hrs. (No 3g,2g,wifi,GPS or any other service running).

    Let me evaluate for couple of days and see.

    • The ram usage is increased. always shows 1.12 or 1 gb in use. Coming to battery its duration is decreased a bit.

    • I have Had same issue as you. the Battery and the RAM is Consumed Much More than it should.
      in Idle mode it consumes around 20% in 4 hours. previously it use to consume 4-5% and now its 4 times more. the ram is always in 1.12 or 1.250

      I don’t know why these guys don’t test these firmware’s and then release. in first place they take so much time to release a OS and when it arrives it has these type of issues.

    • Guys,

      Apart from memory and battery drain, I face two more issue after upgrade.

      1.While restart phone, it takes time to load lock screen widget (digital clock and login banner)and also takes time to detect my carrier.

      2. Phone charging time increase almost double. Previously it takes 4 to 5 hrs to fully charge battery (approx 25% in 1 hrs) now it takes 8 to 9 hrs.

      Any one else face this??

      Do not upgrade if you are waiting for update or not ugraded yet.

      Come on Samsung this is not a stable release. Fix the issues and release stable update..

      • Hi, would you like to explain how you updated your phone via OTA, Kies or Odin. And other thing on which version you updated I.e. official 4.2.1 or any other test version or a custom rom and before updating your phone was rooted? And you hav done factory reset before or after update? I am waiting for your reply thanks.

        • I have updated my note 2 via kies from 4.1.2 to 4.3 (official). Neither customer ROM installed nor Phone was root. Today i am going to do factory reset.

          • After factory reset, what you notice any change please inform and reply for me. Thanks

    • Hi Guys,

      Finally my phone is in normal stat… :) . I do factory reset (hard reset) and now it’s working normal.

      I believe, people who updated their phone using kies are facing issue. My colleague updated his phone via OTA and their is no single issue. (don’t why i had???)

      Any one, who is facing issue after 4.3 update on note 2, do hard reset.

  168. When will my note 2 be updated to 4.3 in JORDAN ?

  169. Guys i am from india. I have updated my note 2 to official 4.3 from OTA. I dint installed the know which is of 153 mb. I dint like’d this update so i want to change to TIAGRA ROM V3. So is it possible to change or not. If yes how. Please guys help me. I want note 3 features.

  170. Knock, knock Samsung Europe is on your door… we want 4.3 a little bit siiner than 2014, please you are loosing clients.

  171. Hi all,
    This is for gt n7100 android 4.3 update india(baseband version : N7100DDEMJ9),Kernel Version : 3.0.31-2099172 … I got the update over OTA yesterday(22/11/2013) … but since then the ripple effect in my lock screen is gone … also lock screen widgets are missing … I checked in lock screen settings … but the options for ripple effects n lock screen widgets are also missing … any one facing similar problems?Any solutions to these?

    • Do a factory reset…..

      • Is there no other option? Is this problem unique to me … other has any one else faced the same?

  172. I need help guys… I’ve downloaded the update from china, and flashed it using odin, but it fails…

    Is there any way to install the zip update other than kies and OTA?

    I’ve previously installed the leaked 4.3 firmware using odin, and I have no issues flashing it..

    Please help me guys…Thanks.

    • Go in recovery mode….
      Do a factory reset….
      Clear cache……..
      It will solve your problem…..

  173. So the Sprint GS3 got the 4.3 update before my N7100 Note 2. What’s up samsung? Seriously…

  174. Is the India version only in one language, or can I choose Norwegian under installation?

    • I believe its only in English….

  175. Guyz I dont know if any of you have noticed this, but the stock browser seems to give me a problem. It is functioning smoothly as before but the “find on page” doesnt seem to work. The setting is greyed out! Anyone else noticed this? Also if anyone has found out a solution to fix the gallery lag and sharing problem? Please help!!

  176. Congratz samsung after 5 days of rolling out 4.3 update you update 2 countries this is great result —– NOT

  177. Samsung please I am dying out here… please roll out to Europe….

  178. Waiting……..in UAE Please Samsung hurry up in other countries. Even I see 4.3 in my dreams.

  179. Please Samsung update BRAZIL, please!!!!

  180. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help i am from india i am not getting any updates from OTA it says latest updates already been installes also when i try to update via kies it says device current version is not supported to updATE vis kies

    my note 2 information
    PRODUCT CODE : GT-N7100XXXINS
    PDA : N7100XXDMC3
    PHONE : N7100DDMG1
    CSC : N7100ODDDMG1
    baseband version N7100DDDMG1

    plzzzzzzz helpppppp i want 4.3 update

    • Where from you purchased this note and before you have updated it with any rom or it is in original state, if flashed before how ota kies odin also tell u purchased new or used from anyone.

      • i have original note 2 also never rooted the device

        • Once do a factory data reset and clear cache partition in recovery mode it may help for you. but if you have purchased it from any other country then OTA will come to you when it will be available in that country. but if you have purchased it from India and you are unable to update it then I think your software version is not branded that’s why kies not update it. and in that case you have to flash it manually with Odin.

  181. Congratz samsung after 5 days of rolling out 4.3 update you update 2 countries this is great result —– NOT

  182. can i install the INDIA update tru odin? im from philippines. thankyou please reply

    • Hello, same here, from Philippines. Maybe December.

      • Bro my device is rooted. I know i cant updte ota.

  183. What about ‘dual shot’? Does this update have?

  184. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help i am from india i am not getting any updates from OTA it says latest updates already been installed also when i try to update via kies it says device current version is not supported to updATE via kies

    my note 2 information
    PRODUCT CODE : GT-N7100XXXINS
    PDA : N7100XXDMC3
    PHONE : N7100DDMG1
    CSC : N7100ODDDMG1
    baseband version N7100DDDMG1

    plzzzzzzz helpppppp i want 4.3 update

    • Once do a factory data reset and clear cache partition in recovery mode it may help for you. but if you have purchased it from any other country then OTA will come to you when it will be available in that country. but if you have purchased it from India and you are unable to update it then I think your software version is not branded that’s why kies not update it. and in that case you have to flash it manually with Odin

      • I have done the Odin flash of the latest version mentioned here. However, I want to do the update thru OTA/ Kies to make my N2 completely official. Can we restore the earlier official version and do this OTA/Kies update. If possible, pls elaborate the procedure. Thanks in advance.

        • Sorry after upgrading to 4.3 it’s not possible to downgrade the device due to security reasons of Knox according to my knowledge but maybe a any way to do it which I don’t know. But see if you have flashed with this official version then no problem now it’s just official no difference and in future you may get any other version 4.4 via ota.

          • Thanks for your reply. Actually N2 is working fine with the Odin flash. I am worried as Kies is showing that the device version is not eligible for update thru kies….. etc. So I thought I will make it completely official version now so that next time OTA/ Kies update can be done.

          • For further conformation now connect it with kies and see if kies show you the installed version and latest version is same then your device is completely official. And also share your experiences about battery consumption is normal or more than before and what about performance I.e. it hangs any crashes or slow. I will wait for your reply.

          • I wish to inform the forum that after this update N2 will connect only on Kies3.
            I have installed K3 and still the message is “Your device’s current version is not supported to update via Kies”.
            Current Firmware Version ” PDA:MK4/PHON: MJ9/ CSC:MK1 (XEF)

            Any help for making OTA / Kies updating workable.

        • First of all I asked you where from you purchased your phone and you replied I have original Note 2.
          Now see your phone is European model i.e. from France that’s why you not got OTA update in India and kies failed to update, now you have to wait until official update to arrive in France then download it from this site by searching your country as France (XEF) then flash it with odin, I hope it will solve you. but be careful always during flashing with odin.

        • your product code (XEF) match with France but now I have checked with this code PDA,CSC and MODAM do not match with your phone I think your phone is hybrid type. you now if you have purchased it from India its product code should b (INU) if it is original so keep it as it is and ignore my above message.

          • Interesting observation. My product is Indian. Earlier, I got an OTA update in Jul / Aug and before flasing the leaked version Kies was showing matching versions. Its only after I installed the leaked version early October after which these versions are not matching and also OTA is not working.

        • In first question I asked you have you flashed it with any test or custom rom but you did not give me proper information, see first test firmware had a product code (OLB) and second (INU) but I don’t know where from you downloaded this firmware with code (XEF) and what is wrong is with this? now its better to keep it in this condition because its working without any issue, until you get proper and whole information from anywhere.

          • I too have same problem. I have the same code XEU. I updated through odin.

        • Sanj. Whats ur kernel vaersion date and time..

          • In the month of Oct 13, I Odined “AP_N7100XXUEM16_CP_N7100XXEM16_CSC_N7100XAEM16_BY_WVAZ_DINK”. After release of “N7100XXUEMK4_N7100ODDEMK1_INU” I Odined it. My Kernel Version is 3.0.31-2099172 se.infra@R0304-02#1 Sun Nov 10 14:55:01 KST 2013

          • Hey sanju. Go to firmware on top of page and go to check ur frimware and download latest firmware with new build date…

          • I Odined … N7100XXUEMK4_N7100ODDEMK1_INU …. which was downloaded from linked mentioned in this discussion. Is it required that I download it again and odin again.

          • Yes. But 2 differnt time in kernel version. That’s my doubt. Which is orginal

    • Try updating OTA anytime between 3pm to 6pm IST. it is available during this time only. noo nooed to flash/reset.

  185. Samsung Netherlands posted in a news item about Galaxy Gear on their site that the Note II will recieve 4.3 in December.
    Here is what they posted at: http://www.samsungpers.nl/samsung-koppelt-galaxy-gear-aan-galaxy-s-iii-s4-note-ii-en-meer-toestellen/

    Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
    De update naar Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) zorgt verder voor verbetering van de tekstinvoer en betere prestaties voor grafische en multimedia taken. Half november is deze update in Nederland beschikbaar voor de GALAXY S III 3G, S4 en de S4 mini. Medio december volgt de update voor de GALAXY S III LTE, S4 Active, Mega, S4 Zoom 3G, S4 Zoom LTE, Note II LTE, Note II 3G en de Note II 4G. De uitrol van de updates varieert per telecomaanbieder.

    It says that middle of November the Galaxy S III 3G, S4 en S4 Active will recieve 4.3. And the GALAXY S III LTE, S4 Active, Mega, S4 Zoom 3G, S4 Zoom LTE, Note II LTE, Note II 3G en de Note II 4G will recieve 4.3 arround December. (The rollout of the update varies by service provider.)

    I can’t wait for the update!

    • EDIT: it’s was about recieving 4.3 in the Netherlands.

  186. ffs, you lot bleating on about the slow speed of adding updates to other areas.. Do you really think Samsung is deliberately going slowly? Do you honestly think they are doing it to piss you off?

    you would be even more pissed off if they dropped it en-mass on the entire globe and the update servers fell over. you would be crying if the update had some bugs in that didn’t show up in beta testing and they had to pull the update off line!

    Think about it… if the update has any serious issues, because its not possible to downgrade again without tripping the KNOX flag then they are screwed.

    After each region expect a few days wait so they get feedback on the update process… then add a new zone, wait. then add again.

    you will probably find when they get to Europe, the different countries will be added a lot quicker…

    now stfu already !!

  187. I got update yesterday, few features are good.

    - Samsung KNOX
    - Better RAM management
    - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
    - New Samsung Keyboard
    - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
    - New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
    - Daydream
    - Driving mode
    - Actionable notifications
    - Move-to-SD-card feature
    - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
    - New Additions in Notification Centre
    - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
    - Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
    - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
    - Full screen Samsung apps
    - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

    Few features which were disabled.
    -Multi Window feature is disabled(Galaxy Note 2 premium feature)
    -Lock Screen Widgets disabled.

    Waiting for the Multi window feature will be enabled.

    • Multi window feature is working on my note 2

  188. Can I install 4.3 Indian (IDU) firmware in United Kingdom’s (BTU) NOTE II ???

  189. Android 4.4 output. Why are we still waiting for 4.3 Europe???

  190. Well, I don’t see why they are still waiting so long to roll out the update to Europe. By the time everyone has installed the Indian ROM the update she go fast! LOL Less people to push the final update to :) considering they only sold 20 million devices, should be a piece of cake now to just push it to the rest ;)

  191. Updated 4.3..Not much changes though..expected a bit more.

    Music player to support/download lyrics just like Musixmatch.
    Video player to be somewhat like MX player.
    Camera is good.
    UI looks clean after transparent notification bar.
    Ram Manangement seems nice.
    S health not present. I wanted that desperately.
    KNOX seems useful. but i cant add apps in that mode like gmail/fb
    Group Play & Screen Mirroring is fun.

    Waiting for 4.4 now.

  192. I updated my galaxy note 2 to android 4.3 just after the 2 hours of its release and since then my battery is draining a lot even in standby. i have stopped all services including internet still it drains. I charge my cell to 100% and in one hour time on standby mode it reaches to 80%. I am very upset with this update. I purchased this cell in march 2013. Before updating the battery issue was working absolutely fine. Now i have to charge it twice a day. and in the night if the battery in 40% then in the next 7 hours when i wake up in the morning the phone would be switched off due to 0% battery. If i am on call for 15 miutes the battery level lowers down to 20% from its original level. Please suggest a solution to this or is this for all the users who have updated to android 4.3

    • You updated with ota, kies or odin and your phone was rooted and before or after you done a factory reset, ,?

      • I updated via kies. I did factory reset before and after updating the device. No, my phone has never been rooted. I am really fed up with this battery drain issue. Have to charge it two times a day without using anything even internet. I even performed a battery test through nova battery tester and the status showed okay with 2951 mah.

  193. Just installed Android 4.3 but facing battery dry problem, Ram is showing 0.97 GB status without any application running. Before Android 4.3 its showing 473 MB. Facing Application crashed and hanging problem now. Otherwise only looks is good but performance is bad. Samsung disappoint me on this update.

    All user I request to you please check all the reviews about android 4.3 update before any installation.

    • I don’t know how many times someone have to write that all of you must do Factory Reset in order to work properly. I have read it at least 1000000 times in the comments above. Read carefully before complaining. Although I dont see any point in updating if you aren’t going to buy smartwatch or don’t play games with the new gpu drivers.4.1.2 works just the same and you save a lot of trouble.

    • Hi, do factory reset and then check it’s performance and battery problem and after that reply you found any difference or not. Thanks

  194. Hello Everyone,

    Today I installed Android 4.3 official update. But I m facing many problem on this update.

    If anyone knows how to reverse Android 4.1 official.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.

  195. The update is good. Improved Battery Life for sure. Notification bar is invisible that is one feature. But there are lot of crash issues to the apps. More Frequently its whatsapp. keep asking to take backup again and again. Even Ram has been reduced and its using more space then ever before even if there aren’t any apps running before 4.3 it use to use minimum of 475 MB in 2GB RAM. now it uses almost up to 1GB. Please release a better stability update for it Thanks

  196. Hey everyone that has some serious problem/s do a f*cking factory reset and stop constantly asking for your problems…….

  197. All people who are facing many problems and are not satisfied with this update do a factory reset and after that post comments you found any difference or not, to guide others thanks.

  198. hello .
    why its just available for china and india ?
    so when its come for the other countries??!

  199. hey man a feature found
    you can hide images in gallery app

  200. Could i say fuk u Samsung?? 7 days to update only 2 countries …to achive whole world on that rate..i think u need 300 days…..u really need to consider fuk ur selfs…

  201. I think that Samsung is going to limit its sales to India and China so we have to look for another mobile phones manufacturer.
    I think it’s a strategy to force people to flash their devices by an internet-downloaded copy of the update and loose their warranty.

  202. Samsung Netherlands posted an article about the Galaxy Gear and when people in The Netherlands can recieve the update to 4.3:

    In mid-November, this update is available in the Netherlands for the GALAXY S III 3G, S4 and S4 mini. In December following the update for GALAXY S III LTE, S4 Active, Mega Zoom 3G S4, S4 Zoom LTE, Note II LTE, Note II 3G and 4G Note II. The rollout of the update varies by service provider.

  203. Hurray Samsung 1 week 2 countries

    Apple 1 day the whole world get the update

    What a big achievement Samsung!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Look at market share….. look at the number of handsets in circulation..

      apple only have a fraction more market share than windows phone. and a long way behind Samsung. There are more Galaxy note II handsets in use global than iphone5

      Apple have one version of the OS to update and does not need to be modified from handset to handset. Its a lot less of a deal for apple to release a new update than it is for Samsung…

      • (apple only have a fraction more market share than windows phone. and a long way behind Samsung. There are more Galaxy note II handsets in use global than iphone5)

        First : What is the usefulness of how many numbers sold if I didn’t get proper support for flagship devices?

        (Apple have one version of the OS to update and does not need to be modified from handset to handset. Its a lot less of a deal for apple to release a new update than it is for Samsung…)

        Second : If you are not capable to handle update for all the devices that you sold why you manufacture it from beginning? by the way Apple update all their devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad mini) in one day.

  204. i downgrade my note 2 firmware from 4.3 to 4.1.2. and lost my IME Number.
    and status shows Modified Can any one help me out please ……

    • Where u downgrade your OS Via Odin or Kies ?

      Post here your steps.

  205. AND YOU CALL THIS UPDATE ?!?!? From 19th november to 25 th november update is available ONLY in India and China. This is a real dissapointment for users of Note family phones. I predict that N2 will be updated on july 2014. Have a nice day CEO of SAMSUNG.

  206. I upgraded my firmware manually through sammobile 4.3 INDIA and while checking my multi window. smart rotation (screen rotates according to the orientation of your face) and the lock screen (multiple widgets, lock screen widgets, shortcuts on lock screen, wake up in lock screen,and set wake up command) are not functioning. . do you all have this problem. . im so bothered with these issues but over all performance of the 4.3 is very good for my note 2. . please let me know if you do all experience what am i experiencing now.

  207. on the first line:
    THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER?… HEY!, WHAT? WE’RE STILL WAITING!

    ALMOST 2 WEEKS FOR 2 COUNTRIES? SHAME! APPLE RELEASE UPDATE JUST IN 1 DAY FOR THE WHOLE WORLD! SHAME ON SAMSUNG!!!

    • A este ritmo yo calculo que para principios del 2005 ya llega a Argentina…. samsung fuck…..

    • I totally agree. It’s ridiculous they haven’t pushed the update to the rest of the world. And this is also the first update to a newer OS since the release!!! It just feels like we aren’t important enough for Samsung….

  208. Any one updated their phone using kies or odin and facing issues, do hard reset (factory reset). it might help. ( it helped me..)

    I suggest to wait untill, update available via OTA.

  209. note 2 is my last samsung phone. after this maybe I will use nexus maybe time is to turn to real smart phone Iphone!!! but I am really sure about that I will never buy again Samsung!!!!

    • If you think iOS is smart good for you. I think that after no more than 1 month you will come back screaming to andriod…..

  210. What is the hard reset and their process to use hard reset ?

    Guys please guide me.

    Thank you.

  211. After updating to 4.3 india rom India – INU i cannot connect to my gsm network. even if he sees gsm networks cannot connect on them…how to downgrade from 4.3 on to 4.1.2 official

  212. topu topu 2 ülke için 4.3 yazılımı vermişker oda nasıldır bilinmez s4 veya s3 gibiyse vay halinize hiç yüklemeyin

  213. samsung Türkiye 4.3 yazılımı uydurma diye yazmış facebook’ta

  214. Flashed 4.3, did not like it and tried cynogenmod 10.1 rom on my N7100. Now the binary counter has been raised since it was rooted. Used triangle away & got rid of the counter. Not able to go back to 4.1.2 version. Can someone help me please
    Am Stuck with this here

    • yes, you are stuck., you should have read about the “cant downgrade after update !!!” issues…..

  215. The Chinese Rom presents the Portuguese language?

  216. There is a hell lot of problem with the wifi connectivity. It keeps losing its connection again n again every now and then. Samsung fix this this and launch a new update which is similar to Note 3

  217. And the winner of this week iiiissss: Hong Koooooong. Ohh yeaahhh! Great! Yeahhh! Whistles, applauses. And now we are curious about who will be the winner of next week. Come on Samsung are you kidding with 30 million Galaxy Note 2 users? Every week 1 country? What the f**ck are you doing there? Scratching your ass? Speed up please.

  218. And the winner of this week iiiissss: Hong Kooooong. Ohhh yeahhh. This is great yeahhhhh…. Whistles, applauses…. And now… we are curious about who will be the winner of next week. Come on Samsung what the f**ck are you doing there? Every week 1 country? Come on. Are you kidding with 30 million Note 2 users? Are you punishing us that by mistake we bought your product? Come on Samsung we think that its the time that you have to behave yourself. Speed up please. Stop scratching your ass.

    • tiene el idioma español el firmware de honkong? soy de argentina asi lo instalo

  219. so hongkong’s got the update… I wonder how long it would take to cross the china sea into our shores…

    I have this theory that the update is hand carried to different regions physically by means of a portable USB storage device and then uploaded/saved to the local Kies/OTA server.

    That’s the only explanation why it’s taking this long to roll out.

    Bugs and issues? They’ve had like HALF A YEAR to take care of that. And it’s not like they’re adding the new S-Pen features from the Note 3. If they were then I’d understand the wait. But what they’re basically adding are mere GS4 features, which have been released for quite a while now, along with 4.3.

    So to those who are defending Samsung, STFU. They’ve pretty much been screwing Note 2 users since they didn’t update the Note 2 to 4.2…

    • Ugh…. when you have a clue about how technology companies work, then you might have a clue about how stupid your comment makes you look….

      SAMSUNG HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH THIS UPDATE AS THE INCLUSION OF KNOX REMOVES THE OPTION FOR DOWNGRADING IF THERE IS A PROBLEM…

  220. Ya Actualize con esta ROM a 4.3 y ahora me tira ERROR de: NO REGISTRADO EN LA RED… que Carajo pasa con esta Mierda ???

  221. New achievement for Samsung

    After 10 days they add 1 country

    Go ahead ass holes

  222. New achievement for Samsung

    After 10 days they add one country

    What a shame Samsung

  223. can i use this on n7100 europe version??

  224. Android 4.3 pro Galaxy Note 2, kd ?

    prometeu o 4.3 pra esse mês e nada
    prometeu o 4.4 pra abril, alguem acredita ??

    compensa mais trocar por um LG G2

  225. Brasileiro também é gente e merece atualização.

  226. I prefer calling this Samsung’s crawling out for 4.3 rather than rolling out.. it’s just too slow.. it’s almost december and you’ve only rolled out to how many countries? geez~

  227. I dont know why only two or three countries got update for note 2. Its like they forgot to update others. Or may be busy with removing bugs in s4 and s3 updates.

  228. ATENÇÃO USUARIOS : Samsung ta se lixando pra brasileiro, fica o aviso

  229. Hi, I want to ask about if I already upgrade my note 2 GT-N7100 with official Android 4.3 (India firmware), Can I still upgrade with Malaysia firmware when it released? because Malaysia firmware not yet release.

    thank you!

  230. Trinidad & Tobago ? Really ??

    • Yea, wtf?! I mean, is this some kind of sick game from Samsung?! Totally fed up now with this utter disrespect!! Why can’t Europe be released?! This is really the worse roll out in recorded history!!

  231. Trinidad and Tobago !!!!! I think Samsung is just trying to have some fun with their customers….and Samsung trying to keep that update in its Ass as much as they can…big fuck u Samsung

  232. Trinidad and Tobago????????

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA

    Go to hell ass holes

  233. esta actualización de TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO tiene idioma español ??????…

    this update has TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Spanish language?? …

  234. Guys I have been wondering why samsung did this to us for a week now, I feel that samsung is trying to update the international version at last before Christmas in Europe. Which for me is not a big deal if there are more important markets for the gear…….China and India which I believe samsung have sold most Note 2 to, US is also a very big market and samsung is trying to make sure the update for S4, S3 N2 with gear compatibility can be rolled out before the Black Friday shopping season, which that explains why despite the bugs for S4,S3 even the carriers are still pushing the updates for the end users .. Today with TTT updates samsung totally blows me away!! Why is that? I am completely lost… This to me doesn’t make sense. I read some posts earlier that someone is having clues for big tech company behaviors, now I really wanna know, I do believe there are more ppls like me want to know, so do explain to us please!!!!

  235. Trinidad and Tobago before EU srsly? Good job Samsung!Btw just installed a knox free Omega Rom 4.3 withvthe fix for wifi.It works just perfect on my vodafone italy note II 7100.So citizens of EU as live in less developed countries than India, Trinidad and Tobago and so on the custom roms are as stable as the official if not even more feel free to install.Happy with my note II but for sure will be my last samsung device

  236. Today I sold my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and bought a brand new iPhone 5S.I am really fed up with this fuckin’ Samsung update theatre and their bullshit policy. With every update they are kidding with Samsung users. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Many people are selling their Samsung and investing their money for iPhone. This is the new trend in TURKEY. So in the near future iPhone will gain the market here. Fuckin stupid Samsung still scratching his ass for these poor bullshit updates. So like me, many people don’t need your crap updates and they are trasferred to iPhone. So thank you Samsung, put your Galaxy Note 2 and your Geariin your ASS side by side. We don’t need it anymore. We are iPhone users from now on. And we telling everybody not to buy Samsung.

    • IO have never heard anything so pathetic…. does your phone do anything less than it did the day you bought it?

      the GT-N7100 is a awesome phone, which you ditch because samsung haven’t updated the FW fast enough for you…

      you clearly do not do any research into what your buying or why you even bought an android handset in the first place..

      Good luck with apple, you are now in the land of no choice… welcome to a world where you have to install itunes on a pc which will half cripple it. welcome to a world where since the original iphone came to market has had ONE UI update… where they will release beta software on one handset, where it works perfect and then remove it when the new phone comes out….

      in the last few years, people have been abandoning apple. they have had a boost of ipod touch sales as people transfer phones to android and using the ipod touch for the music they have bought… which they cant take with them to a new phone… except ipod….

      no longer will you be able to send files via bluetooth, no longer will you be able to send “business card” contact details…

      good luck with that lock in and your new fashion accessory..

  237. Im from Panama and received an update notification in my note 2 (n7100) and in fact it was android 4.3 jelly bean :) it was around 650 mb or so… up to now very satisfied with the update and no major problems (except with some bug that i saw that it went away after a while). I think its the version from trinidad and tobago what i got in my phone. Probably it will be the one that will go to other latin american countries. Great job samsung, you should always update your older devices and dont take too long. That way you will retain your faithful clients. I think the note 2 deserves a kit kat treatment in the future. Thanks again, samsung :). And to the other users, keep calm and wait for the OTA update, you will get it soon :) dont risk flashing it, cuz maybe you will have problems with the region lock thing.

  238. Hi Sam Team,

    Thank to all for providing the 4.3 update on Note2 N7100-India
    As per the instructions provided, I have updated my phone.
    After that the ROOT was removed and it says that the OS is 4.3 Official.
    *Important* :- I am not able to receive signal on my network bar, but it says I am registered on network(Airtel).
    It even says network not available.
    When I checked by calling my mobile, its ringing on the other phone but on note 2 I couldn’t see any incoming call or either a ring or any information on screen.
    Out going is not happening and its says “no network registred”.

    Please look into it and do the needful.

    Please help me with the tips to fix it.

    Thankyou

    Manohar K

  239. Pen window is not enabled in this as well… Please check.

  240. malaysia note 2 firmware android 4.3 jelly bean when out?

  241. Hahah that update is so funny – brings almost no new features and they select so funny regions to start this roll-out, next one probably will be Luxembourg or Vatican LOL. After almost 2 weeks they update 4 regions from 173 with this speed they will finish this roll-out after 86 weeks LOL

    Such a dumb company / NOTE 2 XEO user

  242. Samsung is making fun with us? Apple released ios7 in 1 day to all countries. Samsung has taught me that ” Trinidat and Tobago” is the name of a country. Thank you Samsung!!!

  243. I previously said i was happy with the update, well, im quite happy for the new UI but i noticed that gear support, trim, air commands, and the s4 camera ui are missing. Also, nothing new with S Note, and you dont have a lot of widgets you can use in the lock screen. Probably a small update adding some (or all) of the features i mentioned would be great. Other than that, my phone works great and no issues up to now. By the way, im from Panama and got the update OTA. i probably got the update released for trinidad and tobago (strange, but i dont care lol)

  244. Evimde 3adet samsung var ama hata yapmışız 3 üde yazılımdan muzdarip samsung yazılım işini bilmiyor hatalı yazılımları sürüp milleti kanser ediyor sanki ilk yazılımı kendi veriyor 4.2.2 atlanıp direk 4.3 verecektiler hepsi fiyasko etrafımdakilere artık htc yada sony öneriyorum