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Manually flash the OTA 4.1.2 update

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2nd January 2013, 03:13 PM   |  #1  
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There seems to be quite a good number of folks here that have not yet received the OTA update.

For those that are tired of checking and waiting or playing the date game. See the last post in link below and be sure to thank reinbeau for hosting the file:

AT&T to release OTA update on Dec. 27 to enable Multi-Window on Note II

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Ok, guys, go blow up my Mediafire account. update.zip. I used the /cache method and stock recovery, didn't wipe my phone but did break root; you are welcome to CWM it in Recovery, but it will wipe. Enjoy it while it lasts

Note: There are two ways to apply this update. The method I recommend requires that you be rooted.

Method 1:
Download the update zip file from the link that is referenced in above post. Root your phone and use root explorer to copy to /cache. Once copied; do full unroot, reboot into recovery, flash from cache, then reboot and enjoy 4.1.2.

Another note: Just to clarify, this update file is for stock 4.1.2 that is sent via OTA. Also, I suggest to unroot before installing the update because it will break root. You can root again using the exynos exploit after applying the update. Also, this process does require stock recovery!

Method 2:
If you do not want to root your phone. You can save the update.zip on your external sdcard and apply from there but by doing so I believe it will wipe your device. By updating from cache, I was able to update my wife's phone without it being wiped clean.

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2nd January 2013, 04:17 PM   |  #2  
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thanks! been looking for this for awhile now!
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No .tar? Yet?

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2nd January 2013, 05:41 PM   |  #4  
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Reboot into custom recovery or stock recovery

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didn't work for me. it failed while flashing in TWRP
2nd January 2013, 06:48 PM   |  #5  
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ok installed update from stock recovery and it worked. thanks for the link man.
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thanks! been looking for this for awhile now!

Thanks button is appreciated. Also be sure to thank reinbeau for hosting the file.

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ok installed update from stock recovery and it worked. thanks for the link man.

Glad this helped. Did you install from cache or from sdcard?

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3rd January 2013, 04:30 AM   |  #8  
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Installed this from the cache. Only problem is that kies doesn't recognize this as official firmware. This kinda bothers me a little.

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Originally Posted by CodeMajic

Installed this from the cache. Only problem is that kies doesn't recognize this as official firmware. This kinda bothers me a little.

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That's because this has not been released to Kies. If you were on stock rom and recovery, your status should show normal and it should show as official when you boot into download mode.

Also, if this was not official, you wont be able to flash this using stock recovery since it checks the signature for the file and it would have failed signature verification.

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3rd January 2013, 06:46 AM   |  #10  
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Great Thread.
Hopefully it I'll end the "I haven't gotten the update yet "
And get people to manually update.

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