Samsung Pushing Out Android 4.2.2 For Wi-Fi Galaxy Note 8.0


Samsung has started rolling out a major over-the-air update for its Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Note 8.0. This upgrade bumps the 8-inch slates firmware version up to JDQ39.N5110UEFMI1, which brings a ton of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 was released back in April, 2013, and features a 8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280, a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor, a Mali-400MP GPU, 2B of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and an impressive 4,600 non-removable Li-Ion battery.

The full changelog for the update can be seen below:

  • Android 4.2.2 upgrade
  • TouchWiz interface upgrades.
  • New lock screen style: electronic gadgets
  • Added display the battery meter in the status bar options
  • New sleep mode switch
  • Quick Settings panel: use two-finger gestures with 12 sliding open the Notifications panel fast setting
  • AE / AF lock: Long tap the screen shot on the screen to start the exposure / focus lock function
  • Video Highlights living micro film: With 12 kinds of styles of music themes, automatically edited into a stunning 30 seconds video
  • Music Channel: You can view the lyrics and music visualization screen * (* support content based on actual lyrics database shall prevail)
  • Support more Chinese words

If you own a Note 8.0 and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can download the 4.2.2 update via Samsung’s official Kies program on a computer if you prefer.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. If you don’t already have it, download Samsung Kies from here.
  2. Run the Kies application and connect your device to your PC or laptop using the supplied USB cable.
  3. Ensure that Kies recognizes your device by looking in the ‘Connected devices’ section in the upper section of the left navigation bar.
  4. Kies will prompt you of the update in a pop-up window, click update.
  5. Read through the ‘Caution’ and ‘Allow saving of information’ pop-up’s and agree to them.
  6. Instantly Kies will begin downloading the firmware upgrade components from Samsung’s servers.
  7. Kies will then begin transferring the firmare binary to the device. You will see the Android logo on the screen.
  8. After a few minutes, your computer will inform you that the firmware upgrade is complete and you can disconnect your device from the PC.