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This is the most common question asked on this forum how to install firmware using ODIN, I know there are many post in which this has been shown but I have decided to include this as a sticky thread so its up there for everyone to make use of.

Initially this will only show installing firmware using Odin, other things will be added

Post 1 - Introduction
Post 2 - Installing Firmware using ODIN
Post 4 - Rooting & Installing CWM

The process of Installing the Firmware is the same for all variants of Note i.e 8000, 8005, 8010, 8013, 8020 BUT MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE CORRECT ROM FOR THE VERSION OF NOTE YOU HAVE

You can also flash Rom by copying the Rom on your device and using Mobile Odin Pro App
The same is a paid app and is available of play store
You need to be Rooted to use this app

Link to Mobile Odin - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...VvZGluLnBybyJd
List of Devices

Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Note 10.1
Micromax Canvas HD, HP DV6 Laptop
LG 6990 Smartv LED TV, Samsung 5 Series LCD TV
Tata Sky HD+, Videocon D2H HD
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WARNING - When you downgrade from JB to ICS most probably you will get stuck at the Samsung Logo and your device will not boot, You will need to go into recovery and do a complete wipe & reset to boot
So always backup your data before flashing a Rom



You will need the following things before you install the firmware

Firmware - you can download either from Samfirmware or http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2016792

Once you download the files you will need to extract, the extracted file should have the following extention .tar.md5 remember the path where you extract the file

Odin - you can download again from the above link

Note drivers - Should be installed with Kies (Make sure you exit kies before proceeding further)




Please enter Download mode on your tablet by pressing Power+Volume down button until you get the download mode screen as show below



Once you enter download mode this what you should see on the tablet please press volume up and ignore the warning

Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable
Make Sure your device is sufficiently charged
Make sure all drivers are install correctly
Exit Kies

Extract all the file in the Odin archive if they are zipped



Run Odin by clicking on the exe file as show above




If all drivers are correctly install it should be detected by Odin in ID Com

Click on PDA it will open file select menu and select the .tar.md5 file by going to the location from where you extracted it.

Once the file is loaded, press the start button.

Odin will start the process of flashing the firmware and will take around ten minutes to complete it once it is successful it will show a pass message and reboot the device.

You are done installing the new rom Congratulations !!!!!!!!
List of Devices

Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Note 10.1
Micromax Canvas HD, HP DV6 Laptop
LG 6990 Smartv LED TV, Samsung 5 Series LCD TV
Tata Sky HD+, Videocon D2H HD
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Default Rooting & Installing CWM Recovery

Rooting

Method 1

The easiest way of rooting is by downloading and installing the exynos from here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2050297

Install the APK on your device

Run the APK



Click on Root Device

Your device is Rooted

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Method Two

You will need the following things before you install the firmware

CWM for Note - Attached DO NOT EXTRACT(Have not tried this particular one on any other version except N8000)

Odin - Download for here http://androidfirms.in/tools.html

SuperSU - Attached
Copy SuperSU to SD Card (Internal or External)

Note drivers - Should be installed with Kies (Make sure you exit kies before proceeding further)




Please enter Download mode on your tablet by pressing Power+Volume down button until you get the download mode screen as show below



Once you enter download mode this what you should see on the tablet please press volume up and ignore the warning

Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable
Make Sure your device is sufficiently charged
Make sure all drivers are install correctly
Exit Kies

Extract all the file in the Odin archive if they are zipped



Run Odin by clicking on the exe file as show above




If all drivers are correctly install it should be detected by Odin in ID Com

Click on PDA it will open file select menu and select the .tar file (CWM file attached should have extention .tar) by going to the location from where you saved it.



Make Sure you un-check Auto Reboot button in Odin


Once the file is loaded, press the start button.

Once the process in completed it show PASS but device will not restart.

Do not restart the device in normal mode but in recovery Mode

Press Power+Volume UP button till you see the GT-N8000 logo then leave power button but do not release the volume up button until it boots into recovery mode thats CWM

Scroll down to Install zip from SDcard

Select SD card if supersu is stored on the internal SD card or external SD if supersu is stored on external card

Once you select it will give a warning message, select yes to proceed installing super su

Once you are done you can go back to main menu and reboot (It may give you message which will disable device from installing stock recovery after you reboot select yes)

Reboot device.

Run SuperSu from applications

Congratulations you have done installing CWM recovery and rooting your device!!!!!!

Warning - Installing CWM will increase your binary count (Next tutorial will teach you how to reset it)

Method 3

Download CF Autroot from the following links

N8000 - http://download.chainfire.eu/236/CF-...xx-gtn8000.zip
N8010 - http://download.chainfire.eu/247/CF-...xx-gtn8010.zip

Extract the files
Run ODIN
Put your device in download mode
Load the .tar.md5 in PDF
and follow the rest of the process you would follow for installing a rom
Attached Files
File Type: zip CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip - [Click for QR Code] (658.9 KB, 893 views)
File Type: tar recovery-cwm-touch-6.0.1.9-n8000.tar - [Click for QR Code] (5.80 MB, 1032 views)
List of Devices

Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Note 10.1
Micromax Canvas HD, HP DV6 Laptop
LG 6990 Smartv LED TV, Samsung 5 Series LCD TV
Tata Sky HD+, Videocon D2H HD
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Clear, for all with questions, thnx.. maybe a sticky.
Please provide a link with latest odin version..

Odin: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1728605
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Will this work on jelly bean uk n8010

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If you have the rom then yes the process is same for all versions infact for almost all samsung devices
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What do umean by if I have the rom ?
I dont understand because I havent rooted yet and this is the stock rom which came with it

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Custom Rom Flashing Guide... (Not Stock)

1. Download the odin, Samsung drivers, root files and cmw files from above

2. Install the odin and samsungs drivers.

3. Plug your tablet into the computer and place the root zip on to your memory card..

4. Also found the Rom u want to install that works with your device and save it to your memory card

5. Once finished unplug your tablet from the computer and open odin on the computer

6. Power down your tablet.. Now Power it back on by Holding Power+Volume down button until you get the download mode screen

7. Plug your tablet back up to the computer (odin should see your tablet)

8. Using odin uncheck auto reboot and place the cwm tar in to the PDA box

9. Hit start button and let the process run

10. Once it finished Restart your tablet by Holding Power+Volume up button until you get the Recovery mode screen

11. Now install zip from sd card..

12a. Install su zip if u only want to Root your device

12b. Install Rom than su zip if u want a New Rom

13. Reboot device
 
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what i ment was if you have firmware downloaded for 8010 the you can flash it on your device as to flash a rom you need a rom first which will work with you device

Hope this clears what i ment

That steps shown above are for custom roms and will not work with stock roms so please be aware of the same
List of Devices

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Micromax Canvas HD, HP DV6 Laptop
LG 6990 Smartv LED TV, Samsung 5 Series LCD TV
Tata Sky HD+, Videocon D2H HD

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