Install N7100XXDMC3 Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Much Smoother Build

For those who seeks for a much faster and smoother Android 4.1.2 jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), then you can catch it out for this latest N7100XXDMC3 build officially released by Samsung. This XXDMC3 version has reported to bring some fixes for some lags problems from earlier releases. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can now enjoy a much faster apps launcher, contacts, SMS and Email browsing experience. Those who are games fanatics and used to spend a lot of hours enjoying their Galaxy Note 2, if previously experienced some heating problem, then you should see a big difference on this update.

The N7100XXDMC3 was initially rolled out in Poland, then followed by Germany and currently hitting United Kingdom and Russia. Other countries might follow too, so just watch for this update via Kies.

So for those who came from those mentioned countries are too lucky enough to receive and enjoy this N7100XXDMC3 build version. Other countries may still wait for a while since mostly the roll out is in stages. But for those advance users like us, you can try it out now and manually install the N7100XXDMC3 firmware build on your Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100.

N7100XXDMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean details:

N7100XXDMC3

United Kingdom
PDA: N7100XXDMC3
Modem: N7100XXDLK7
CSC: N7100OXXDMC2
Kernel version:
3.0.31-1071214
se.infra@SEP-117#1
SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 27 10:33:53 KST 2013
Build Date: 27.03.2013
Changelist: 1071214

Germany
PDA: N7100XXDMC3
Modem: N7100XXDLK7
CSC: N7100DBTDMB1
Kernel version:
3.0.31-1071214
se.infra@SEP-117#1
SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 27 10:33:53 KST 2013
Build Date: 27.03.2013
Changelist: 1071214

Poland
PDA: N7100XXDMC3
Modem: N7100XXDLK7
CSC: N7100OXXDMC2
Kernel version:
3.0.31-1071214
se.infra@SEP-117#1
SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 27 10:33:53 KST 2013
Build Date: 27.03.2013
Changelist: 1071214

Russia
PDA: N7100XXDMC3
Modem: N7100XXDLK7
CSC: N7100OXEDMC3
Kernel version:
3.0.31-1071214
se.infra@SEP-117#1
SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 27 10:33:53 KST 2013
Build Date: 27.03.2013
Changelist: 1071214

Now for those maybe just only hunting down for which baseband or modem version is the best, as you’ll see it’s all the same.  there also no major changes or added features on this update,  this for improvements and enhancements update that adds stability to your device.

How to Manually Install the N7100XXDMC3 Android 4.1.2 Latest Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Thus who now runs with rooted or custom firmware and modifies recoveries cannot get this update officially from Kies or OTA, since the device is already modified,  Kies or OTA updates will just fails your devices from updating.
This is the procedure on how to manually upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Note2 to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean N7100XXDMC3.

Warning: This method is for advance users only, typical users who did not touch or changes their devices MUST ONLY update via Kies and OTA only. This firmware is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with model number GT-N7100 only  (International version) and cannot be used on U.S and Canada Galaxy S3 variants like SGH-I317/M, SGH-T889/V and  SPH-L900 and so on.

Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk! proceed with extra-precautions.

Grab Odin flasher tools and USB Driver: 
Odin3_v3.07 link
GT-N7100 USB Driver

Download the original N7100XXDMC3 Unbranded Stock Firmware:

United Kingdom – BTU N7100XXDMC3 N7100OXXDMC2 Download
Germany- DBT N7100XXDMC3 N7100DBTDMB1 Download
Poland – XEO N7100XXDMC3 N7100OXXDMC2 Download
Russia – SER N7100XXDMC3N7100OXEDMC3 Download

FAQ about flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) N7100XXDMC3 stock firmware:

Q: Did it increase the flash counter of the phone?
A: No, flashing original stock firmware will not trip  your phone’s flash counter, it only increases when you install any custom ROM, unofficial or leaked firmware.

Q: My phone is already rooted, does it remove root?
A: Yes, once you flash official firmware it will return to its original factory default settings, you will lose root and you need to root again.

Before you proceed prepare the necessary things as follows:
– Create a sync and backup all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
– Make sure that the phone’s battery is fully charge to ensure stability and avoid power failure issues while updating.
-Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflicts.
-Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or later OS, and you must deactivate the antivirus from your computer and you must have an administrator access, to be able to download and install the drivers.

1) Extract or unzip the downloaded  firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable tar. Use wizip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.

2) Run Odin Downloader v3.07 flasher program.

3) Load the binary tar file.  Click on the PDA button then browse to the folder where you extracted the stock ROM.
Example for UK’s stock:

“KIES_HOME_N7100XXDMC3_N7100OXXDMC2_1071214_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5”

4. Do Not check the Re-Partition checkbox, just leave default checked Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time boxes.
5. Reboot the phone in download mode: To reboot the Galaxy Note 2 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut down,  just  press and hold the Volume Down ,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Download mode buttons

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
6. Connect the phone to PC when it’s in the Download Mode screen. You should see an ID:COM turns in bluish color and Odin says added!!. If Odin doesn’t respond when the device connected to the computer then check for possible errors, such as USB cable, USB ports and the USB driver.  Do not proceed if the device is not recognized with Odin, it only result to flashing failure.
7. Hit the “START’ button.
10. Wait until a word “PASS’ appears.

odin N7100XXDMC3
11. Remove the phone from PC once completely reboots.

You may then confirm the newly installed Jelly Bean from your device:
Settings>About Device> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already N7100XXDMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build.