Last Updated: August 6th, 2013

Samsung seems to be on a bit of an update spree lately, trying to get its devices up to speed on Android 4.2. This time it's the LTE Galaxy Note 8.0 and the somewhat older Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with 3G. Attacking the system update button like an enraged jungle cat won't do any good, folks. These updates are rolling out in stages.

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The Note 8.0 update is starting in the UK, with expansions to more countries soon. The update clocks in at a whopping 1.3GB, and is being hosted various places online if you want to skip to the head of the line. It can also be loaded through Kies once the rollout reaches you.

The 4.2.2 update for the humble 3G Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is starting in France, with later expansions to other countries. This one is only 895.1MB, which is still pretty large for an Android update. You can flash this if you're adventurous, or just wait for the OTA/Kies push.

[Note 8: SamMobile, Download, XDA – Tab 2: SamMobile, Download, XDA]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Casper

    The wifi version of Note 8.0 didn't get the 4.2.2 update yet?

    • Plax D

      nope, not yet

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Hopefully this will come to the AT&T variant soon!

  • Shioxt

    What happened to the Samsung Galaxy S3

    • CoreRooted

      Given that the S3 (at least in the US) is carrier controlled, we probably won't see 4.2.2 on it for quite awhile. Although, I do seem to remember hearing that Sammy was going to skip 4.2.2 for the S3/S4 (and variants) and go right to 4.3. I don't have the link in front of me atm though.

  • Salil Goyal

    I got a 4.2.2 update on s3 today via ota and my phone's screwed. gapps error n all. WTF samsung? Was it a mistake on ur part?

    • yahyoh

      u really got it , can u post screenshot ?

      • Salil Goyal

        can't because I removed it but maybe it wasn't for my phone.. My phone was unusable after that. Tried factory reset, everything. Ended up installing another country's 4.2.2 stock on my cell. Screwed up my IMEI.Then somegow got hold of 4.1.2 stock which belonged to my country and everything's good now. Hopefully stays that way..

        • Peter Griffin

          Yeah sure....whatever you say bro.. *sigh*

        • NonSense

          No. Your phone is going to blow up, because you came on here and told that bad ass lie. What a shame.

  • Jam

    I'm hoping the Wifi Note 10.1 can get an update at least for multi users.

  • Jishan

    when this update will be available for Galaxy tab 2 P3100 users in India?

    • Peter Griffin

      A-well-a bird-bird-bird, b-bird’s the word

  • Noel Jose

    Any updates in pipeline for Galaxy Note 10.1?

  • dennis johnston

    Any update for the gt p3110?

  • acheron

    my friend recently updated this on his tablet and it's screwed all of his apps and other information. wiped everything.

  • zakirian

    when will galaxy tab2 7.0 get the android 4.2.2
    plz reply

  • Joseph Cunningham

    wtf why didnt the Note 10.1 get the update, its newer than the Tabs

  • D Stark

    Just had the Android 4.2.2 upgrade on my galaxy 10.1.
    Blew the thing up.
    Power it off and it immediately reboots.

    the install wiped out all my configurations,
    Had to dig through installed apps and put them back on the front page.
    Had to remove the factory default apps I had already removed.

  • unknown 999

    No updates for note 2 n7100 and note 10.1 n8000 and note 8.0 n5100 in india can anyone tell me when it's going to be released

  • Delores Cole

    I updated my Samsung Galaxy S III to 4.2.2 and now my USAA APP's mobile deposit function does not work properly. After 1 1/2 hours on the phone with Verizon Tech Support, I still have the problem. Am I the only one with this problem and is there a fix for it?

  • nik

    Hello guys my internet not opens 4G way