Update Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5105 to Android 4.1.2 JVBMC7 Official Firmware

Galaxy Note 8.0 N5105 counts as a high-end tablet PC for people who prefer this sort of gadget over smartphones and other devices.

When it was launched in may this year, an update to Android 4.1.2 was what this gadget’s owners looked for. To them we deliver today’s guide which contains the steps that will upgrade the tablet to that particular OS version.

JVBMC7 is the tool that will provide help with the update. This official firmware was launched this year in August for Turkish users of the Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5105.

Your tablet is bound to lose its root access if you update it. Likewise, the system partition of your gadget will end up deleted. Good thing is that the internal / external SD cards and the important data on it will not end up damaged. If you don’t like this and want to use a different method to upgrade your device, you should try with Samsung’s KIES (because the firmware’s KIES logo is activated, so you are able to update your device also by KIES) or OTA (by using the Software Update button under Settings menu).

To be able to really update your tablet, the latter must run a custom ROM already besides being the Galaxy Note N5105 (because, if your tablet is another version than this one, it will end up bricked). Once your gadget is updated, you will get to use pop up play, a fixed frame of 60 fps, mini apps, Google Now, group cast, sync and connect email updates, extended vsync timing, all share, automatic adjustment for the size of widgets, touch anticipation, free style widget, triple buffering and a new keyboard.


On with the batch of pre-requisites now:

  • make sure you create a backup (one standard and one full NANDroid, following these instructions);
  • own a laptop that runs Windows only;
  • turn on USB Debugging;
  • disable those programs that protect your laptop and tablet PC from security issues (then enable them once the update is achieved);
  • charge your gadget’s battery unit;
  • install USB drivers for your tablet from here on your laptop.Galaxy-Note-8.0-GT-N5105


You should prepare to begin the upgrade with step number one.

  1. Your task for it is this one: download Odin tool v3.07.exe from here and on your notebook; then do the following: unzip the two packages.
  2. Then enter the tablet PC in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons at the same time. Then, you must wait until the Android logo appear, the moment when you must press the Volume up button to enter in Download mode.
  3. You will now need to open the Odin on the laptop; be sure to launch this tool as an Admin on that device. Then you have to plug the tablet PC to your notebook; to establish a secure connection, you have to use the USB cord which comes with the Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5105.
  4. Then let Odin find your tablet and, when it’s successful, you will be offered the following:a yellow ID:COM box and a message which says “Added!!“. If the connection is not established as it should, we have to recommend you these options: you can either re-install the USB drivers on the laptop or use another USB port.
  5. Once the two are plugged to one another, time for another task; this time you need to look for PDA and choose a file with CODE in the name, then tap Phone and select a file with MODEM in the name, click on CSC and then opt for a file with CSC in its name, tap PIT and choose a file with a .pit extension.
  6. There are some boxes that must be activated afterwards. Here are their names: F. Reset Time, Auto Reboot and Re-partition. When they have been checked, you have to start the flashing of the new firmware; this is how you should do it: tap “Start“, then wait for the installation to end.
  7. [sc name=”banner-jos”]The end of the flashing process will be signaled like this: the tablet PC will restart and after it does that, the screen will show you a “Pass” message so that you can disconnect the GT-N5105 from the laptop.

Once there is no USB cord between the devices, you will be able to look for the Android 4.1.2 JVBMC7 in your tablet by first launching Settings and then tapping About Tablet.

If the new firmware is not that impressive for you, use the NANDroid backup file. Why? Because it will revoke the update process and your gadget will return to the old ROM.

In case you have questions about the update, you can leave them in the comment field below.