You won’t have to wait long for an updated Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010. The easiest route to take for this procedure is via official firmware. Which we are discussing in this article.
The benefits of upgrading a device, be it a tablet or a smartphone, are plenty. All of them bring new ways to enjoy your device. More than that, they provide your gadget with various performance boosters.
Your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 in particular will have much to gain from Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUDNG1. This is the official firmware we used to upgrade your device. The reason we selected it was that it helps with the performance making it better. There are also many goodies to choose from.
The benefits of this official firmware
This new official firmware works best on the tablet we mentioned. Don’t use a different model. Also, make sure it has Android 4.4.2 KitKat already installed. The firmware we’re using was launched this month for these countries: Switzerland, Spain and Slovakia.
The novelties you’ll soon get in touch with are detailed here. The update means battery tweaks and many new applications. The tablet will savor new features and plenty of customization tweaks, too. The gadget’s CPU will experience superior speeds and you won’t have to worry about security problems; or unwanted bloatware.
There are also risks where an update is concerned. The ones your tablet will encounter are related to root access. If your device is rooted, the upgrade shall revoke its root access. More than that, the new firmware will erase the tablet’s system partition. If you have a lot of important data stored on your device, don’t worry; the update won’t delete it. The procedure will also not damage the gadget’s internal / external SD cards or other important elements.
You have the possibility to upgrade your tablet via Samsung’s KIES. This software can be used thanks to the activated KIES logo of the new firmware. It’s best, however, to use this method on a device with stock ROM on-board.
Coming up next is the usual group of pre-requisites:
- go to this page then install, from there, USB drivers for the tablet on the notebook;
- then turn off the tablet’s security programs;
- after that disable the security programs on your notebook;
- keep the data on your tablet safe against security problems by creating a backup;
- Windows should be the only OS version installed on your notebook;
- create a full NANDroid backup as shown in these steps;
- your tablet’s USB Debugging should be turned on;
- the tablet must have a fully charged battery.
Step by step instructions
Up next are the steps that land the Android 4.4.2 XXUDNG1 firmware on your Samsung GT-N8010.
- First of all, you will have to take care of this step: download Odin v3.09 from this dedicated page and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUDNG1 official firmware for , or on the notebook.
- Then you will be asked to move on by unzipping each of the two packages. We recommend using either WinRar or 7Zip here. Look, among the files that have just been extracted, for this one: Odin v3.09.exe. Have it launched on the notebook.
- This step recommends you to start your tablet in Download Mode. In order to complete this action, we suggest pressing and simultaneously holding Home, Power and Volume Down. You’ll see a boot message in a couple of minutes; press Volume Up.
- Once done, be sure to have a connection established between the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 and notebook with the tablet’s USB cord. After using that cord, Odin will start locating the gadget. If it finds it, you’ll see a blue sign.
- If it doesn’t, you can redo the steps. After the plugging is successful, you will need to add the firmware file to AP / PDA.
- When the adding’s also over, activate this box first: F. Reset Time. A second box you should turn on is this: Auto Reboot. Re-partition must be unchecked.
- To continue, tap “Start“. The new and official firmware will begin a flashing phase. This should take 10-15 minutes.
- [sc name=”banner-jos”]As soon as a “Pass” message appears on the tablet’s touchscreen and the device restarts, you’ll know that the installation is all over. If you don’t see this message, you should repeat the steps until you do.
- Now disconnect the devices from one another by releasing the USB cord.
- You have to click on Settings and then on About Tablet. The new firmware will open itself, so make sure you take full advantage of your updated device.
If you have questions or you wish to signal a problem with our guide, use the comment box below. If you want the old ROM back, use the NANDroid backup file. This will quickly revoke the upgrade.
My name is Mark, I am a new chief editor of this blog, freelance writer, entrepreneur, and simply a technology lover. Currently a proud owner of a Google Pixel 4a.