Galaxy Note

How to Root Galaxy Note N7000 on ICS DDLP8/ DXLP9 4.0.3 Firmware

Galaxy NOTE RED LogoSamsung Galaxy Note recently received an Official firmware of ICS in some select countries and are dubbed as versions DXLP9 and DDLP8 ICS 4.0.3 firmware. So, just in case, if you wish to root your Galaxy Note on the same then we will help you in this article. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which you can revoke the root access is by reapplying the Official update of DDLP8/ DXLP9. Over a period of this article, we have mentioned detailed list of pre requisites which one has to follow before proceeding so as to facilitate smoother rooting process.

CAUTION: This procedure should ONLY be applied to the Galaxy Note N7000 device which is on DDLP8 / DXLP9 firmware and not on any other firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Galaxy Note should be backed up so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps. It’s recommended to back up all the data, as in the due course of the procedure you will have to wipe the phone so as to get rid of force close errors in your Galaxy Note.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy Note N7000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed article on how to root Galaxy Note N7000.

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  1. TkY

    June 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Does this rooting method increase the binary count?
    Please reply asap tq 🙂

    I tried How to Root & Unroot Galaxy Note on ICS 4.0 Firmware without Increasing Flash Counter but apparently I need an external sdcard for that and I don’t have it.

  2. Ankur Singh

    June 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    After following everything mentioned here I go to recovery mode and Wipe data/factory reset but my phone just hang on a screen with a yellow triangle. I cant even get the homescreen on my phone now. Everytime I restart my phone, it just shows Yellow triangle. What Should I do Pradeep?

  3. Jjeffreyteo

    June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    how long we need to wait for the rooting process??? 

  4. Jjeffreyteo

    June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    how long we need to wait for the rooting process??? 

  5. pankaj

    May 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    i was update this root ics ddlp8 .. but i want remove this root.. means unroot.. this is possible?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

      to unroot, apply with this update!

      • pankaj

        May 31, 2012 at 12:05 am

        i try this update but i start procedure .
        Get PIT for mapping..
        Firmware update start..
        NAND Write Start!!
        after stop installation….

        • Pradeep Neela

          June 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

          check with the admin rights and enable the KIES Mode in your device from USB Connections

      • pankaj

        May 31, 2012 at 12:11 am

        please help me

  6. Ze Belchior

    May 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Second last para when we press vol down button it goes to home screen with Yellow triangle 🙁 rebooting into recovery by pressing vol up does not give wipe data / factory reset / wipe cache options 🙁 am i missing something???

    • pankaj

      May 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      i face same problem .. pls any solution?

  7. de 9W2UTX

    May 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Hi, the update was successfull but i can’t go to recovery mood after downloading mood because when i press the volume key button, the phone just restart without menu clear wipe/factory reset… Can somebody show me how too…? Thanks…

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      you need to press the volume up + home key and holding these press the power button!

  8. hitesh kumar

    May 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    dear friend it is not working in my galaxy note it fail it showing like this

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:18)..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  9. Sheriff

    May 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

    My phone GT-N7000(Indian)Android 4.0.3Kernel 3.0.15-N7000DDLP8-CL551076 Build Number IM74K.DDLP8. Can I root using your method. (I read in many post leaked ICS kernels are not safe for all GT-N7000 (for emm bug). Thanks.

  10. kishore

    May 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    perfect. working like a charm

  11. kalyan

    May 27, 2012 at 6:02 am

    it doesnt seem to be a best of the ROMs we have in beta or custom versions. What makes it difficult for samsung to drive a best ROM for galaxy Note which being the best device to test on different apps. Is it fhe Galaxy S3 launch made them to release a stupid version like this…

  12. Aman Wadhwa

    May 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I had already rooted my phone using dr.ketans guide. But that just gave me root, not CWM. Can I flash this now on my already rooted phone and get CWM? I want to install CM9 on my phone. Waiting for your reply!

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