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Jelly Bean update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE variant surfaced while Verizon variant gets rooted

2012 December 5

We all know how busy Samsung is when it comes to preparing the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for a handful of their Galaxy series handsets. It appears like the first device to get this new update will be the GT-N7105 or the international variant of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This Galaxy Note 2 variant supports LTE on 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz bands. You must not confuse this one with the 3G/HSPA- only variant of the Galaxy Note 2. 

Samsung Updates (one unofficial website) already listed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 2. The same site revealed that the said firmware update had a build number of N7105XXDLK7.

Recently, Android Central reported that although the currently available firmware has a Vodafone South African branding, this does not mean that it will not work on other carriers’ Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE variant (this is) “assuming they carry the model number GT-N7105.”

The said Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update was expected to rollout OTA or Over-The-Air for different Samsung devices ‘SOON’. Earlier rumours suggested that the first Android 4.1.2 update from Samsung will rollout this month or next month. Furthermore, rumours also have it that this new firmware update has been in the works for the new Galaxy Note 2. If this is true, then we could see this new firmware as a minor update before the Android 4.2 arrives.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is reported to include subtle modifications to the way the phone’s notification shade works. It will allow the notifications to be expanded with just a finger swipe down motion.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon variant is finally rooted. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note successor the Galaxy Note 2 Verizon variant will be happy to know that their device had been rooted in less than a week after its actual release. The new root method requires Odin to flash a rooted stock firmware image. This doesn’t require you to erase your phone’s entire data unless you chose to do so.

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