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Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Leaks as Release Gets Closer



The Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has leaked out today, a sign that Samsung has likely gotten closer to producing and official version of the update for the millions of owners of the original Galaxy Note phablet.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Should Be Next.

SamMobile unearthed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the international version of the Galaxy Note, model number N7000. The update is a piece of test firmware from Samsung, and while fairly stable, is not something that we recommend installing ahead of the official roll out of the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note. Those who have a firm background in installing official but unofficial software may want to think about taking the plunge but keep in mind, it’s test software and very likely won’t be the real deal.


While it’s not for the AT&T Galaxy Note, the Jelly Bean update that leaked today is a sign that Samsung is making progress.

The update is fully featured and offers some of the features that Galaxy Note owners have been waiting for including all of the features of Android 4.1 as well as the Multi Window View feature that Galaxy Note 2 owners have grown accustomed to. Other features include smart rotation, a stock Swype-like keyboard, additions to the Notifciation panel and a whole lot more.

Samsung has yet to confirm this feature or any of the other for the Galaxy Note but it’s clear from the leaks that Galaxy Note owners will get a hefty helping of features when Jelly Bean does in fact arrive.

While not the official update, it’s a sign that something good is on the horizon. We previously heard that the Galaxy Note’s Jelly Bean update was slated for some time in the fourth quarter of this year and while the window is running out, there is still some time left and it’s possible that Samsung will deliver a very nice gift this holiday season to Galaxy Note owners.

However, it’s looking highly unlikely that AT&T Galaxy Note owners will see the update arrive in 2012 as Samsung typically releases these update first to unlocked international devices then to carrier-branded devices. American carriers are typically far behind so even if the update is released this month, the AT&T Galaxy Note shouldn’t see it until next year.

Fortunately, when the update does arrive, it will make the AT&T Galaxy Note and all other versions of the Galaxy Note, much better devices over all.



  1. Corn Cobber

    12/13/2012 at 12:51 pm

    I doubt they would give an update soon since they have a financial incentive to sell the Note II over the Note 1 (considering that you can buy a Note 1 for much cheaper), and Jelly Bean would make the Note 1 much more competitive to the Note II. Anyway, I think it was unethical on their part that T-Mobile released the original note in August when they knew the Note II would be out just three months later. At least four hundred dollars gone down the drain considering how quickly it got devalued.


    12/14/2012 at 5:41 am

    Hi friends i need to ask you an question… whether the new update Will bring the S Voice or what? Please clear my doubt..thanks in advance….

  3. govind

    12/14/2012 at 7:29 am

    i doubt on early update.

  4. Jeevan

    12/18/2012 at 3:38 am

    I hope they give download Atleast we can enjoy who have note 1

  5. dharma reddy

    12/25/2012 at 12:54 am

    Will note n7000 get multi window after update of jelly bean

  6. stephen

    12/25/2012 at 5:34 pm

    got the leaked rom ages ago, fantastic, bit laggy at times, unfortunately i’ve encountered the low internal memory issue, fresh wipe with a new rom me thinks.
    Don’t throw that note in the drawer, theres plenty of life left in it yet. I much prefer its looks to the note 2 – it looks more solid, higher quality than the cheap tatty plastic of the note 2 – wish it was as powerful, but it does everything I need – and when it doesn’t – I have the Nexus 7 for that :P

    • LINGES

      12/26/2012 at 5:06 am

      Hello friend its having S voice or what? I want to wait until sammy releases official update….

  7. Chad W

    12/31/2012 at 4:35 pm

    The Note 1 is still a great device. i love using mine. Really love the large screen. Wouldn’t go back to a smaller phone.

  8. bot42

    02/22/2013 at 7:29 am

    I have a feeling that the Att version will get the update while the T mobile version will not, like they did with the SGS4G, luckily these notes are so close(unlike the SGS4Gs.) that the roms are almost interchangeable so it will be fairly easy to port.

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