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Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Rolls Out to More Users



The Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which started back in February, has rolled out to more users today specifically to owners of the Galaxy Note, model number SHV-E160S, in Korea.

Read: Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Roll Out Starts.

In the middle of February, Samsung finally started the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean roll out, a roll out that had been promised to owners all the way back in August of last year when Samsung took the stage to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. On stage, the company said that the Galaxy Note would be getting Android 4.1 soon. However soon turned into a several month wait which ended last month.


More Galaxy Note owners, not on AT&T, got their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates.

Last month, Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Note Android 4.1 update for the first time, hitting owners of the international version of the device. Now, finally, the roll out has touched even more users.

It appears that, according to SamMobile, that owners of the Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number SHV-E160S, have begun receiving their upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update is in line with the international version of the Galaxy Note Jelly Bean upgrade and brings owners up to speed with many of the features found on the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3.

In addition to the features that come with Android 4.1 such as a smoother UI, Google Now and improved notifications and widgets, owners of the original Galaxy Note are getting Multi-View which allows owners to split the display up to run two separate apps, a better Samsung keyboard, Pop Up Play and a whole lot more.

Those who wish to update their SHV-E160S Galaxy Note can do so Over-the-Air or through Samsung’s update software, Samsung Kies. We recommend the OTA if it’s available given issues that can arise with Kies.

As for the rest of the world, specifically the United States, the update remains out of reach. It’s unclear just when AT&T might be upgrading its Galaxy Note but as we saw with the Android 4.0 update, it took several months after the initial roll out for the software to arrive.



  1. sunny sharma

    03/26/2013 at 11:02 am

    I dont update my galaxy note 7000
    Pls help.

    • SamNoteFreak

      03/27/2013 at 8:50 am

      Use Kies.

  2. Mike

    03/26/2013 at 12:55 pm

    Just got my update on gn1 today 3/26/13

    • Mike

      03/26/2013 at 12:56 pm

      For att in us

    • Andre

      03/26/2013 at 10:03 pm

      How is that possible I have At&t and I didnt receive an update not even on Kies

    • Bigmouth

      03/27/2013 at 11:04 am

      Do you mean Jellybean or just the baseband update?

    • ansaf

      03/28/2013 at 4:32 am

      Where ,Is it in india ?

      • Annappa G

        03/28/2013 at 8:58 am

        Hey, I am in India. I got the update last Saturday, 23rd Mar on my Galaxy Note.

  3. emre

    03/26/2013 at 1:59 pm

    samsung? good device, awful support.. update for note was a dusgrace.

  4. dixi kol

    03/26/2013 at 10:00 pm

    A kiedy 4.1.2 dla galaxy note w POLAND? DAWAJCIE JUŻ !!!!!!

  5. Bond, James

    03/27/2013 at 5:47 am

    No Mike didnt… he is full of S#@&

  6. Azrie MwThree

    03/27/2013 at 6:49 am

    No any update for jellybean galaxy note..Malaysia

    • SamNoteFreak

      03/27/2013 at 8:52 am

      @Azrie MWThree, use Kies to update. Done mine this morning (27th March).

      • Unsuccessful download

        03/27/2013 at 8:23 pm

        yes, it’s available via kies. unfortunately, the thing hanged while I was upgrading :( Now I’m trying to recover but unsuccessful :( can anybody help?

        • digger

          04/18/2013 at 1:36 am

          you may need to factory reset.hold down key home key and on key for boot mode options .then try and recover

      • Azrie MwThree

        05/04/2013 at 4:25 am

        Are I should download any item to update it….
        I’m try using kies air (window8) but dont have any update..
        And I see all vids using kies air for galaxy note1 but there no any update

  7. NanaHawk

    03/27/2013 at 10:47 am

    The article talks about a model number “SHV-E160S”. How do I see what my equivalent model number is?

  8. Carlo Miguel Aquino

    03/27/2013 at 1:57 pm

    N7000 version here in the Philippines. Got the Jelly Bean update yesterday

  9. Rex

    03/27/2013 at 10:04 pm

    What about the user of this phone in Nigeria? We are really expecting the update

  10. azmi

    03/28/2013 at 8:19 am

    need help.. theres no update on my n7005 galaxy note lte

  11. Michelle

    03/28/2013 at 10:15 am

    After reading some of the posts, I went into settings and checked for updated and received an update of 36.58MB today,.. After it installed, I got a screen that said “Android is upgrading … Optimizing application __ of 86” I am in the US with ATT. I will advise more once it finishes everything … Just thought I would share

  12. Michelle

    03/28/2013 at 10:21 am

    Well, I checked after it finished updating everything, and my Android version is 4.04 :( not sure what the difference between what was already on my phone and this new update is but very disappointing that it was not the 4.1

  13. imran

    03/28/2013 at 5:51 pm

    how to update galaxy note with jelly bean please suggest me …. I tried with kies and with software update …

    • Jayson Martz

      04/13/2013 at 10:20 am

      Root your i717 first, then Use CyanogenMod 10-1 to manually upgrade to 4.2.2 . Google this ” how to update sch i717 to 4.2.2 ” you will then see a link of how to do it with CM10. Read ..and learn . If I can do it..anyone can.

  14. Rateng (@kenyaone)

    03/28/2013 at 11:38 pm

    Whoo, jellybean available through software update for original galaxy note. I’m updating now in nairobi kenya. Build number xxlri.

  15. nizam

    03/30/2013 at 12:15 am

    I have installed 4.1.2 jelly bean last week thursday 28/7/13 (malaysia) through samsung kies

  16. james pakner

    03/30/2013 at 9:05 pm

    No galaxy note update on my phone

  17. scotsguy

    04/03/2013 at 1:06 pm

    I am from u.k still no sign of jelly bean update here its way far to long overdue has anyone in u.k got their update yet?

    • keith

      04/21/2013 at 2:22 pm

      will we ever get it or is just talk.

  18. Jayson Martz

    04/13/2013 at 9:59 am

    My Samsung Galaxy Note i717 is updated manually to 4.2.2 . Do it yourself manually via CyanogenMod 10-1. I love it, especially the nightly updates. Mine is updated to the April.12, 2013 version. My is Carrier is AT&T via no contract unlimited everything ‘Straight talk’ , you can also use no contract T-Mobile via ‘Straight talk or Net10 if you wish. It was very easy to do.

  19. Emigrant

    04/20/2013 at 8:36 pm

    Finally my note is upgraded , the jelly bean worth the waiting

  20. Shakalas

    04/25/2013 at 11:51 am

    I’m from Lithuania but my galaxy note is from poland. I’ve got update on 17th of April via kies

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