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:

  • Katrina castillo

    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

    • Neela Pradeep

      PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS, YOU CAN EASILY UPDATE WITH THE SAME!

  • Mohammed

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • simon chong

    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…….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      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!

  • scvblur

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • Antonio Lee

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

  • mohammad

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we will be checking out soon !

  • Goutham

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it will be getting launched v soon!

  • http://hcl.com Goutham

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • mohammad

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      As of now there in no update in this regards

  • mohammad

    Does it better than DDKJ3?

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

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

  • Azmi

    Still no OTA in my place….Malaysia.