Update N7100XXDMC3 Asia’s Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Asian variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) now also receiving the N7100XXDMC3 firmware build Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This update has reported to bring a much more smoother and faster user experience such as browsing contacts, SMS, MMS, emails, apps and gaming. The N7100XXDMC3 build was earlier released in UK, Poland, Germany, Nordic countries and some part of Southern Europe, some European countries are not getting this update yet so far. And now, currently hitting Asian owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2,  it looks like Asians now is kicking some arse here and they never let their devices left behind.


India, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka and Nepal update details:

Android version: 4.1.2
Baseband version: N7100DDDLK6
Build number: JZO54K.N7100XXDMC3

Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam updates details:

Android version: 4.1.2
Baseband version: N7100DXDLK5
Build number: JZO54K.N7100XXDMC3

This update is now live and available on Samsung Kies, all you need to do is conenct your device to your computer, fire-up that Kies and let your device upgraded to this latest build N7100XXDMC3 with baseband versions N7100XXDLK5 and N7100DDDLK6

Install the Android 4.1.2 Latest Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 [N7100XXDMC3] [DXDLK5] [DDDLK6]

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: 
GT-N7100 USB Driver

Download the original N7100XXDMC3 Unbranded Stock Firmware:

India – INU_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Bangladesh – TML_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Sri Lanka – SLK_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Nepal – NPL_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Thailand – THL_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Malaysia – XME_N7100XXDMC3  Download
Vietnam – XXV_N7100XXDMC3  Download
This firmware has been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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


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 sample:

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 on N7100XXDMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build.