Where to download official Samsung Galaxy Note II firmware? Yes, upgrade official Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware is no longer limited by using OTA software update and Samsung Kies. You can install official firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 manually with Odin software. Of course, this is the unofficial way. But you can upgrade or downgrade official firmware anytime you want. And have the ability to try out other region firmware too.
Samsung has lot of firmware for its Android devices. They are separated based on region. And carrier branded one too. However, most of the features are the same among all. Just the matter of time when you get it. Usually, Europe region will get the latest official firmware first. Then to the rest of the world like Asia, US… Therefore, you can try out Europe firmware if you want to stay ahead of others.