While all the Android excitement right now is about the new Galaxy Note 2 and rightly so, there is considerable frustration brewing for those with the original Galaxy Note, who are still waiting for their official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update.
Samsung is prioritizing the newer Note 2 at the moment, leaving original Note users wondering when their promised official update to Jelly Bean is going to drop. Luckily, you don’t have to wait around if you want to take matter into your own hands, as a leaked Jelly Bean ROM has now emerged and it allows owners to catch up with those already enjoying the fruits of Jelly Bean.
More importantly, it gives all Galaxy Note users access to the Google Now assistant features, which are arguably even more impressive and reliable than Siri. As with any custom update though, you’ll need to be in possession of a rooted handset and you should only attempt to install this if you have used custom software in the past on your Note without any problems.
The new build has been identified with a model number of N7000XXLS2 and instructions on how to install and all of the relevant download links can be yours over at Sam Mobile. It’s worth pointing out that while this is a ROM based filed, it is thought to be an official version of Jelly Bean from Samsung.
This means that it could be a good sign that Samsung is finally ready to provide an official OTA update for users who are willing to wait just a little bit longer. This leaked version could actually be in circulation for testing purposes, with Samsung knowing too well that many users are going to jump on this straight away.
Are you still in possession of an original Galaxy Note? Let us know if you are already running Jelly Bean on your device and if there really is a need for you to upgrade your handset to the Note 2.