Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect

Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect
The Samsung Galaxy Note II, a 5.5-inch crossover device between a phone and a tablet, is getting a newer and fresher flavor of Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 2 launched with 4.1 Jelly Bean, and while it is not yet ready for the latest of JB, version 4.2, it is gearing up to get Android 4.1.2. At least, that is the name of the version of the latest leaked ROM.

We still do not have the full list of new features, but what we do know is that the update brings a neat ink effect when you unlock the device. It looks as ink is spilled and you can pick the color. The effect can be applied to all wallpapers except live ones. Also, the notifications toggle in the dropdown now includes the multi-windows mode.

And here are the technical details about the update:

  • PDA: N710XXDLJ2
  • Modem: N7100XXDLJ2
  • CSC: N7100OXADLJ2

Now, we have to stress that this 4.1.2 update is not yet official. You can download it at the link below, but you’d better back up before starting experimenting with it, and just be cautious and if not perfectly certain wait for the official update to arrive.

source: Sam Mobile via Android Authority

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. hateftotti

Posts: 231; Member since: May 03, 2011

WoW.Some new features on my lovely phone ;)

16. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Can this most awesomest phone get even more awesomer??!!! Note 2 is the best device I have ever come across...period!

21. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Why not? Bump the resolution to 1080p and you have a 400 ppi screen. Probably a better camera. Option to disable capactive touch while using the stylus.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Sammy, you are so clever! Other companies should take a lesson from them. They are one of the most customer friendly bunch of people. Not in the past, but now they are for sure.

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wow, Samsung is on a roll here, no doubt the best smartphone maker around, both in hardware & software.

4. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i love my note 2 :D 4days and 3minutes battery a dream came true :D

8. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

3 minutes ... really

17. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i have just only 1 complain . i cant move apps to my external sdcard :-(

5. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Awesome! Now if they'd get that feature on the original note, that'd be great. Although getting jelly bean might be asking a little too much.

6. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

wait for December.

19. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Already doing so. Patiently I might add :P

7. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I want to customize the notification bar like the optimus UI has.

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Infact it has :D

9. edgabimbam unregistered

i have flashed this firmware and i can say, good job sammy. Stable, so far no bugs, nice new features like: Brightness slider can be disabled at camera settings you can ” Use the volume key as” new camera mod "in low light" notification bar can be edited ink efects with spen on lockscreen group cast, google earth installed by default you can disable multiview status bar now is totally black, not grey browser smoother, no more refreshes of bookmarks hmmm need more time to explore this 4.1.2 sexy update :)

11. edgabimbam unregistered

forgot to add, quadrant score 7100~

18. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

overclocked... Cause I dont see a simple android update pushing it up a 1000 points in quadrant

12. jcurran76

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

My last 5 phones have been Samsungs. And now I have the Note 2 . Other companies would have to seriously pick up in features for me to switch . I am a very peased customer !!!

14. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

just installed mine. quadrant score is now between 7120 and 7310. almost close to optimus G if am right. the official release would be dope. samsung is really working on software now. android just needs to be optimized more and trust me with the current hardwares it will be flawless.


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Getting My NOTE 2 in a couple of days i pre ordered mines with Verizon

20. galaxys2dan

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Just got note 2 from att. I look forward to multiview! To install the new software do I need to root my phone? I downloaded the three files referenced but when i click them nothing happens. What do I do after downloading the files to get update?

22. mil086

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I am new to the rooting ARENA and am wondering if this rom will work on a t-mobile usa GN2 (sgh-t889)? Can any one tell me or will all roms be just for the one that ppl specify? Thx

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