A few days ago, Samsung starting pushing Android 4.1.1 to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and 7.0 here in the U.S. Almost immediately we heard a collective shriek from Note 10.1 owners, as they realized that their flagship device was still stuck on 4.0.x.


Well, guys, relax: Samsung's not only hooking you up with Jelly Bean, but it's doing one better by bringing 4.1.2 (build JZO54K) to the table. That's right – none of that .1 business, it's the best that 4.1 has to offer.

The update's rolling out now OTA to Wi-Fi models, but it should also be available via Kies. Head into Settings > About device > Software update or just hook up to your PC through USB to see if it's available on your end. Enjoy!

Thanks, Daniel!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Congrats to all the N8013 owners who finally get Jelly Bean.

    • max.jacobson


    • Sonya Power

      Thank you.

  • Elijah Carter

    amazing news! Just in time for when mine arrives from the 1 deal a day promotion!

  • David

    This is what I'm getting...."Access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which the request it. Try later."

    • Khanh

      try download and flash using Kies instead

      • David


        • max.jacobson

          Were you able to get the update through Kies?

          • John O’Connor

            Kies be damned. "Firmware Upgrade and initialization: Model Name:GT-N8013 'GT-N8013' does not support initializing"

          • John O’Connor

            Only took another 16 hours but it finally came through

          • max.jacobson

            Wow, I did it when I got home from work and it only took about 15 minutes. It's weird how these updates work.

    • JCorona

      Just upgraded my through the full Kies app. The mini Kies didn't work for me. I had to upgrade my Kies to the latest version first before I could download firmware for tablet. Haven't tried all new features yet, but looks good so far.

      From California

  • Sonya Power

    I received mine this morning in Maryland. Love the new gallery.

    • max.jacobson

      Can't wait to get home and update it. What's new in the gallery?

      • Sonya Power

        It has three new ways to view pictures. The old way was flat and boring to me. This new multitasking is amazing. I'll never open that many pages, but I tested it and it was flawless.

        • max.jacobson

          Sweet! This is very much needed.

  • Khanh

    Hopefully this is not the last update we'll get. Considering they just released the 10.1 LTE, maybe there will be more software support for at least another year..

  • otito123

    My Pc Wont Download The Needed Software And Therefore I Cant Connect To Kies?

  • John O’Connor


    WTF!! so the 40 times I have checked a day since I bought it months ago don't somehow quantify me for just a plain "server busy message?!?!?" Thanks Sammy. And yes I have this screenshot'd the 22 times I have tried today already

    • shade

      I'm in the same boat as you. 24 how later I'm still getting this message

    • bob

      Go on your windows or mac computer, and download kies from samsung. Install it. On windows if you have trouble with installing hotfix exit the program and update java and run again. Once kies has been installed and is open on your computer hook your tablet up to the computer, let kies connect to your device and you will be prompted to upgrade your firmware. Make sure you follow ALL instructions given. You now have Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

      • John O’Connor

        Thanks Bob. I already received it (16hrs later OTA see my response below). however, Kies was a no-go either even with all software, java, drivers updated (I'm religious about maintenance)

  • http://www.facebook.com/keithgopackersboror Keith Go Packers Boror

    Thanks! Can't wait to update. Wouldn't let me do it yesterday busy servers.

  • GazaIan

    Meanwhile, OG Galaxy Tab 10.1 users are given nothing but a middle finger.

  • Chris

    Kies failed for me it just sat their during attempt to connect and still getting tge same mrssage as others in trying upgrade on note 10.1 any suggestions?

  • justintime505

    It's taken so long I'm almost not even excited.... it's like starcraft 2