Update Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 to XXBMD1 Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 is able to feature an update to official Android 4.1.2 XXBMD1 with firmware that comes with various benefits.

They are easy to access, but only if you respect some very important pre-requisites.


Here they are: charge the battery of the tablet, turn on USB debugging, create backups via our tutorials, use a laptop that has Windows as its working operating system (if not, then use CrossOver Utility if your comp sports either Linux or Mac as its OS) and install USB Drivers for the Note 8.0 N5110 on your laptop.

Important instructions

  1. The guide we wrote for today comes with the following demands for its first step: download and Odin tool 3.07 on your computer, unzip the files from the first zip file and wait till you see a file whose name is a.tar.md5. You have to also extract the Odin 3.07 zip file and wait for Odin3 v3.07.exe to come on-screen. Now turn the device off after you’ve performed these couple of tasks.Galaxy-Note-8.0-N5110
  2. Boot the Note 8.0 GT-N5110 into Download Mode; our own way of doing that is by pressing + holding Home, Volume Down and Power at the same time. Tap on Volume Up after you see “Warning!” on the display, then you’ll have reached the said mode. After that you should open the Odin3 tool v3.07.exe as an Admin.
  3. Plug the Note 8.0 N5110 to your laptop.
  4. Have patience till “Added!!” pops in the message box belonging to Odin. Should you see it just fine (plus a COM connection port number becoming yellow), then everything’s alright; should you not see it, then you have to install the USB Drivers again or use a different USB port instead.
  5. Opt for various files as shown in a couple of seconds. Here you go:
    – choose the file whose name is either .md5 or .tar; one of the two files will appear after you click on PDA;
    – now opt for the file with MODEM in its name; click on Phone if you wish to see it;
    – select the file which has CSC in its name (this one will pop only after you click on CSC;
    – choose .pit; the file is going to come on the screen as soon as you click on PIT.
    It’s totally fine if neither file is seen on the display. So you should turn on F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot next.
  6. In case you saw the .pit file and selected it, we advise you to also activate Repartition, then hit Start. The firmware will begin its installation on your tablet. Wait for it end.
  7. Your device needs to be restarted.
  8. [sc name=”banner-jos”]When PASS and a green background are spotted on the display of the Note 8.0 N5110, you have to unplug the latter from your laptop. The tablet is updated to the Android 4.1.2.

Have you experienced boot looping or has your gadget got stuck at booting? Find out how to solve the issue: go to Recovery Mode after you’ve performed the seventh step above, operate Factory reset/Wipe data, initiate a full wipe cache partition and then opt for the system restarting.

Should you notice something along the lines of “MD5 hash value in invalid”, we recommend you to download the firmware one more time and repeat the tutorial.