How to Update Galaxy Note to Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKL1 OTA

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes into the market with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but there are always minor updates available for the Android OS, with little tweaks and advancements. The latest update that we have seen officially for the Galaxy Note is the Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKL1 OTA update that is available through the Software update section of the note, or the same can be done through the Samsung Kies software. Before this, it was the Gingerbread 2.3.5 for the Galaxy note, but now the 2.3.6 version has rolled out. As said in the update availability status, the new update is just to make the stability better and there are no other major changes that one might notice.

Whenever there is a new software update available for the Galaxy Note, you would see a notification in the note regarding the same, and this is possible only if you have set the option of checking for updates as On. Alternatively you need to follow these steps to update the software in the Samsung Galaxy Note:

  • Open Settings > About the Phone (this is the last section in the settings area)
  • In this, the first option would be Software Update. Click on that and it would open the few options along with the one for checking for new available software.
  • You can check for any update available and then update the Galaxy Note to the latest software. For this, you need to be connected to the internet through a high speed connection, preferably Wi-Fi or 3G, because slower internet speeds would take quite a while to download the 17.3MB of software.
  • Once the download of the available update is done, the installation process can be done at the same time or you could wait and do the same later on, as the downloaded update would be available later on too.

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Once the update is done, the Galaxy Note reboots and it would prompt you about the new update installation success. If at all the installation process fails, it would let you know once the Note gets rebooted. For this update, you don’t need any active USB connection required as earlier, as you need to be connected to the internet through a fast speed Wi-Fi or 3G, and that is enough for the over-the-air update of the software of Galaxy Note. Here is a video tutorial which explains the same process:

  1. Reply Katrina castillo February 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I tried to update my G. Note manually but it wont install. I tried to update it to Kies but my phone is not supported. What should I do? PDA: N700DXKK1 Phone: DXKJ3 CSC: N700OLBKJ6. Help me

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:19 am


  2. Reply Mohammed January 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Mine is N7000XXKJ4 and It says no update available why can’t I update to 2.3.6?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

      you need to update via Odin and not via kies! officially its not yet pushed!

  3. Reply simon chong January 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

    when r u going to launch 4.0.3 ICS update for Galaxy note, Please let us know. Now my version is 2.3.5 but I can’t update to version 2.3.6 OTA in Malaysia, why…….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

      there is no eta on the same but be rest assured as we will be coming up with the same as in when it gets released!

  4. Reply scvblur January 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Hi, I’m on XXKKA @singapore and couldn’t detect Amy new OTA firmware as mentioned in your post. Any idea?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

      yes coz after this no firmware has been released via OTA! This DDKL1 is IND specific update!

  5. Reply Antonio Lee January 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I just buy G. Note , my build is UBKK2, could u recommend me which build is the better one for this phone…

  6. Reply mohammad January 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Today there is a new updat avaible in that name is XXKL8(2.3.6).
    but you don’t put XXKL7(2.3.6) in your site until now!

  7. Reply Goutham January 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hi….when r u gonna launch ICS updates for Note?……

  8. Reply Goutham January 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hi….when r u gonna launch 4.0.3 ICS update for Galaxy note…am eagerly waiting for that….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

      yes it will be getting launched v soon! there is no eta on the same!

  9. Reply mohammad December 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    will the XXKL7 come for indian versions.(OTA ?)

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      As of now there in no update in this regards

  10. Reply mohammad December 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Does it better than DDKJ3?

    • Reply Amit Bhawani December 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Each of these firmwares have their advantages, while the DDKL1 is the custom firmware pushed by Samsung Officially over the air.

  11. Reply Azmi December 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Still no OTA in my place….Malaysia.

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