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How to Update AT&T Galaxy Note i717 with Official ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

at&t LogoAT&T Galaxy Note i717 can now be updated with the latest version of ICS Android 4.0.4. This update has been pushed to all the devices by AT&T and Samsung but just in case if you didn’t get it you can then apply this update manually. Please note that this all new release comes with the added capabilities and also all the bug fixes ranging from the battery optimization. If you are applying this update manually, the flash counter won’t be increasing its count which is the best thing. Also, just in case if you are on any of the custom ROM firmwares, then too you can apply this update easily.

Please note that this firmware only supports the AT&T I717 model of Galaxy Note and not for N7000 or other Galaxy Note variants. To check on which model of Galaxy Note is your’s then you can check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone”. Still some users have mentioned that there are some issues in some HD games which hopefully will be addressed in the coming versions. If you are on the rooted firmware, then the root access will be revoked after applying this update.

Disclaimer: There is no damage to your device in any manner if you follow the mentioned instructions. We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage happened to your device caused due to not following instructions.

In the process of this update, the data in your Galaxy Note i717 will be lost, so you need to ensure that all the data is backed up with the help of below steps and then place all the backup files in your computer. Please don’t make use of PC Suite or KIES to back up the files.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call LogCall 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 battery life in your device should be 50% plus so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.  Also, you need to download all the drivers related to your device in your computer and install the same as these drivers are important in installing the firmware in your Galaxy Note.

Now, 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 guide on how to apply this firmware in your Galaxy Note i717.

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  1. angel

    November 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Sweet! Worked like a charm! Used this to revert to stock ics/unroot after root/custom rom. Thank you!

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

      thanks for your appreciation

  2. anonimo

    August 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

    its so cool

  3. anonimo

    August 4, 2012 at 8:30 am

    i did it!!!! my phone works great!

  4. anonimo

    August 4, 2012 at 8:30 am


  5. skip

    July 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

    mt udate failed  i cant do anything its stuck on a message  firmwareupgrade encountered a issue please select recovery mode in kies and try again it wont connect to kies my phone is stuck in odin mode HELP

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      update the same manually

      • kimm

        September 19, 2012 at 4:09 am

        Ive got the same problem. What do u meen by manually?

    • t

      August 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

      install clockwork recovery mode

  6. skip

    July 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

    upgrade failed wont connect to kies. kies says to reboot device but my phoneis stuck and it readsfirmwareupgrade encountered an issue please select recovery mode in kies and try again HELP

  7. skip

    July 18, 2012 at 3:54 am

    didnt work for me idownloaded the2 zip files an put them in my sd card  and went through the procedure and it failed something about signiture

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