How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware with Samsung Kies?

Yeah… There is a new firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Note II. You can use the easier method ~ upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware with OTA software update. However, you might not get OTA notification about new software update. And “no update available” prompted when you checked for update manually. No worry, there is another official method to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware ~ through Samsung Kies. Basically, just launch Samsung Kies application at PC or Mac. Then connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to PC with USB cable. Continue firmware upgrade by follow the onscreen instructions. Still don’t understand? No worry, just follow my picture step by step guide to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware with Samsung Kies…

New Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware available

You will get a pop up window if a new firmware version is available when you connect Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Samsung Kies. Just click Update to start the firmware upgrade process.

Or click Firmware upgrade if you miss the pop up window.

Read all the instructions carefully. Then check I have read all of the above information. Finally, click Start upgrade.

Downloading and preparing firmware upgrade components take few minutes only.

Firmware upgrade process is the slowest step of the whole processes. Samsung Kies will download the whole Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware from Samsung server. Note – Samsung Galaxy Note 2 firmware size is around 1 GB. Unlike OTA update which usually around 50 MB in size. So take a cup of coffee if you have a slow Internet connection.

After finished download firmware, your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will boot into Odin Download Mode during this stage. Note – Don’t disconnect the USB cable. This process should take less than 10 minutes.

Firmware upgrade complete

Yes, your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will reboot by itself after firmware upgraded successfully. That’s all. Enjoy the latest official firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with all the new features, improvements and bugs fixed.


  1. Hi, i am from singapore, got the note 2 3G version as there is only LTE official released here. My question is, can I flash my set with Malaysia stock firmware? Thk

  2. I connected my Note 2 to my Kies app on my mac and it gave me the following

    Firmware Information

    Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies.

    What am i doing wrong?

  3. No I haven’t made any changes at all, unless it was done mistake which I doubt happened. Is there anyway I can still get the update?

  4. The lastest firmware on my phone is 1317UCALJ2/1317ATTALJ2 /13174UCALJ2/1317UCALJ2(ATT)
    There is still no multitasking. What should i do?

  5. Hie Jayce,

    i have tried updating my sansung galaxy note2 4.1.2 (INDIA) via kies latest version.
    After many tries i found no success.

    As u suggested i have turned off my firewall and antivirus.
    The update process stops after downloading firmware upgrade components and kies shuts down without any warnings.

    i have installed kies using “run as Administrator” option as previously i was facing some admin problems.

    I have never rooted my note2 before.

    Please help.

  6. Spent an entire day trying to get Kies to update Galaxy SII to Android 4. Finally worked after turning off PC firewall & Kasperky anit-virus aswell as turning of phones anti-virus. Took about an hour because of shocking New Zealand broadband speeds but it worked!!!

  7. Hello, Please help! It’s my first time to update my note2 to 4.1.2 by Kies. It’s stuck on the ‘Prepare for firmware upgrade’ windows and downloading status 0% for an hour. What is the problem? I have disable pc firewall and antivirus.

    Can I pull the usb cable off or anything to do next?

  8. Hi! I heard that Galaxy Note II had received upgrade (4.1.2) in Malaysia. But still, my Kies and Note II keep saying it’s the latest firmware in my device (4.1.1).

    Any solution for these? Thanks!

  9. I have been finding ways to update my firmware on my rooted Note 2. This works!!! And my root status was maintained without wiping my existing data in my phone. You safe my life. Fantastic!!! TQVM!!!

  10. I was updating my Galaxy Note 2; it took too long, so I left it connected. Coming back later it hadn’t finished; After trying all possible ways, it now displays “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again”. But Kies requires a “recovery code” which is not provided anywhere! Dead end! What should I do, please?


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