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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE variant Jelly Bean update surfaced while Verizon variant now rooted

Samsung is quite busy nowadays with their preparation for the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update which is said to land on a couple of their Galaxy devices. It looks like the first Samsung device to get this firmware update is the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE or the GT-N7105 model. This specific variant is said to support LTE on 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz bands. Please be advised that this is not the 3G/HSPA only model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. 

An unofficial website called Samsung Updates listed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE variant. This is the same website which revealed its build number as of N7105XXDLK7.

Android Central recently reported that although the currently available Jelly Bean update has a Vodafone South Africa branding, it doesn’t mean that this will not work on other carrier’s Galaxy Note 2 LTE variants,  “assuming they carry the model number GT-N7105.”

The Jelly Bean or Android 4.1.2 update was expected to start rolling out Over-The-Air (OTA) for different Samsung devices ‘soon’. There are earlier rumours suggesting that the very first Android 4.1.2 update by Samsung will rollout this December or January. In addition, rumours are also saying that the new Android firmware update has been in the works for the Galaxy Note 2 for a little while now. If this is indeed true, then we can expect this firmware to come as minor update before the Android 4.1.2 version arrives.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon variant is finally rooted. This is good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon variant owners, as their device has been rooted in less than a week after the phone’s actual release. This new root method will require Odin to flash a rooted stock firmware image. Please note that this will not require you to erase your phone’s entire data unless you want to do so.

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