Galaxy Note

How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Official ICS 4.0.4 XXLRQ Firmware

Galaxy Note LogoAfter XXLRK firmware update, it’s time for XXLRQ ICS 4.0.4 for Galaxy NOTE N7000 which comes with advanced features and stable Modem. This latest update fixes all the issues related to frequent Wi Fi disconnections and also issues related to frequent “No Network” issues. This all new firmware version ropes in the goodness of gallery which was there for the TIZEN OS. This update has been officially rolled out for the users of Germany and in the coming days, the same will be pushed to other countries. As of now this update can only be applied to the N7000 International version of Galaxy Note, but in the coming days it will be extended to other operator devices as well.

The best part of this update is that it’s an official firmware update released by Samsung and not the custom ROM firmware and can be applied to all the devices which have the model number as N7000. This update should not be applied on the network locked devices as it will then brick the device for which we should not be held responsible.

Features of XXLRQ ICS 4.0.4 for Galaxy NOTE N7000:

– new launcher (like the Galaxy S3)
– new gallery with fancy 3D effects
– new contact list
– pop-up video can now be resized
– slightly changed contact list layout
– you can now save contacts in the S-Clound (like google contacts)
– performance improved!
– added S-Cloud (there is no dedicated App but after flashing you will be asked if you want to sycn all your settings with samsung)
– added new motion: call contact currently displayed if you raise the phone
– added bloatware (NTV, Lieferheld, ChatOn, myTaxi)
– black clipping not fixed

Before proceeding to apply this update, backup all the data present in your phone so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below steps,

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

Download Drivers for Galaxy Note from here. 32 bit (x86) Windows  |   64-bit (x64) Windows. Minimum battery charge left in the phone should be at least 50% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head over to the next step where we have briefed the instructions on how to apply this latest update in your Galaxy Note.

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Procedure to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with XXLR1 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware:

  • Download the XXLR1 Firmware Package and Odin from here to your computer. Once both these packages are downloaded, extract in your computer with the help of WinRAR or WinZip to get the tar file named “N7000XXLRQ_N7000DBTLRQ_N7000XXLRK_HOME.tar.md5” and Odin Executable file.
  • Open Odin tool in your computer and turn Off your phone so that it can be then entered in the download mode. The download mode in Galaxy Note can be entered by pressing  Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Now, a Warning message will be shown when you need to press the Volume Up key to continue entering the Download Mode.
  • Click on “PDA” to select “N7000XXLRQ_N7000DBTLRQ_N7000XXLRK_HOME.tar.md5” and then click on Start to start the process of firmware update for updating the firmware. The process of firmware update will take around 4 – 5minutes. Once it’s done, the device will be rebooting on its own, you can see the progress bar which will indicate the progress of firmware update.
  • Disconnect the device and follow the on screen instructions so as to use the device in the normal mode. Just in case if you are getting force close errors, turn off the device and enter the device in the recovery mode. In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys.

Note: Just in a rare case if your Samsung device refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the Samsung Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from beginning.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues or need any further assistance. You can check that whether the firmware update is updated or not from the path “Settings > About Phone” where the firmware update will be shown as ICS 4.0.4 version.



  1. usp

    October 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    hi im from romania. . Can i update this with this one?

  2. Borut

    September 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Hi. I already have ICS 4.0.3 on my Note. Do you think i shoul downgrade it on 2.3 first because of the factory reset bric bug on ICS ?

  3. Abhin.K.V

    September 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hi im having galaxy note N 7000, i bought it from UAE . can i update this with this one?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      yes you can apply this update

  4. Kevin

    September 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Hi pradeep can this update also ok with N7000 Philippines? so exhausted waiting for it to be rolled out here.
    And by the way if I update my phone with this, will I still be able to receive usual ota updates from the Samsung?

  5. abhin.k.v

    September 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

    im a user from india and own galaxy note N7000. 2 days before i update via ota and got ics 4.0.4 version XXLRK. If i update this will my warrent get void?
    I love my note and im a non rooted user. Can i update through this way?
    can i back up the current rom with out rooting?
    Any help will be appreciated

  6. amr

    September 25, 2012 at 4:19 am

    do this update enhance arabic ?
    Thanks at all

  7. bachard

    September 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Can we still receive firmware update from samsung after this?

  8. Praveen

    September 24, 2012 at 7:26 am


    I live in Singapore and just updated my firmware using this updated. However, I find that my device is no longer connecting to 3G/4G so can’t receive any data except for when I connect to WIFI. I have tried

    1) Soft reset
    2) Pulling the sim out and reinserting. When I insert the sim in another phone, 3G data reception is working fine
    3) When I go to settings, the ‘packet data’ option is checked
    4) Network mode checked is GSM/WCDMA (Auto mode)
    Did anyone else face this problem? Any advice/help would be appreciated.


  9. oscar

    September 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    after upgrade iconso apps keep on dissapearing from folders and the pages I move them to. terrible.

  10. g sai chetan

    September 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

    hii pradeep how to root this firmware

  11. Nikhil Srivastava

    September 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I am a Galaxy note user. When I am clicking the software update option using wifi, its a 86mb file and getting automatic restart, The android bot is coming up and the download bar is reaching upto 25% and again the phone is getting restarted. After everything loads up phone shows an error firmware unable to install please use pc software kies. I tried connecting through kies but its not showing any update there. What to do ? please help.

  12. Arif

    September 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Alot…
    SUccessful Update from android 2 to android 4.0.4

    cheers guyz

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      thanks for your feedback!!!

  13. Ben

    September 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hey guys just wanted to say a big thanks to Pradeep and the android advices team, have been following your instructions on heaps of android phones to fully unlock their potential! Galaxy S2, Galaxy Y and now galaxy N700 Note all rooted and updated to latest! Again, many thanks and keep up the good work.


  14. himanshu Patel

    September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    just updated my note OTA to IMM76D.DDLR9.

    Nice changes in UI, Gallery

  15. gautam

    September 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    im tired of waiting for the update…
    how long do u think it would take for the ota notification to pop up on my screen
    do u suggest me to wait for the official ota or follow the above steps?
    please help

  16. gautam

    September 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    im tired of waiting for the indian update…
    how long do u think it would take for the ota notification to pop up on my screen
    do u suggest me to wait for the official ota or follow the above steps?
    please help

  17. gautam

    September 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    is this update only for the rooted galaxy note users?
    because i am tired of waiting for the ota in india

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      this can be applied even by non rooted users

  18. kamlesh

    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    hi pradeep, kya yeh india ke saare gsm support karta hai or isse samsung warranty mein effect toh nahi hoga.

  19. Nick

    September 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Updated with this one NO ISSUES !

  20. Nick

    September 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Updating through this will VOID warranty ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      no the warranty wont get void

  21. Nick

    September 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I have note but it is not Rooted so i can’t take backup of my current ROM and i am from INDIA and i want this new firmware XXLRQ in my NOTE so i follow this process or not there is any RISK to my PHONE ?
    If yes than what it is ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      there will be no risk if you follow the instructions

  22. salil

    September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Pradeep can u put video review’s of diz os.. Or YouTube’s link.. So dat v will have proper idea.. How os look like..Before upgrading my os.. Plz if u can:) humble request from my side

  23. raj

    September 14, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Hi I’m from India can I update this firmware. If yes plz let me know.

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      yes you can apply the update

      • raj

        September 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        But pradeep this firmware is for Germany and I’m scared to update this firmware bcoz I love my galaxy note I do want any damages.

        • Pradeep Neela

          September 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

          it wont create any issue, if at all any then we are here to help you out!

          • raj

            September 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

            Ok dude I’ll try. Thanks…

          • raj

            September 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

            Yes successfully updated.

  24. Sahan

    September 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks a lot.. Updated without any issue.. 🙂

  25. roevan

    September 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Pradeep, I followed the instructions as mentioned above however each time I tried to update the file on ODIN, it shows serial port (COM) not detected and fails. Please advice what to do

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      check with other port or with other COM PORT

  26. gautam

    September 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    when is the ota update going to be available in india?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      as of now there is no update on the same

  27. gautam

    September 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    when is the update hitting india???

  28. roevan

    September 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    hi pradeep… tried several times as with the instructions mentioned above however each time it gives an error msg- can’t locate COM port and fails. Please advice what to do.

  29. sorab

    September 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    After doing this….i will still get ota from samsung….or everytime i have to download from these type of links

    • Nick

      September 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      me also have same question ! any one can help us !

  30. Praveen

    September 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Pradeep
    Will this manual update other official future upgrades over Kies or OTA

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      yes, you will have to manually apply this update

  31. Francisco

    September 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Done,Galaxy Note N7000 SFR(France) before with gingerbread 2.3.4 now with ics 4.0.4 thanks Pradeep Neela

  32. Handak

    September 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Can’t create folders any more.
    Clock won’t switch off with button now, button hides the alarm and I’m unable to switch it off, need to wait a minute to go off by itself

  33. bad boy

    September 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

    when it will come to india?

  34. sonny

    September 10, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I hate reading about ice cream sandwich, as, we don’t have it here still in Mexico with telcel..

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

      why dont you sim unlock the device?

  35. Kedar

    September 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Anyone found any issues with the update?

  36. Jiten Bhatia

    September 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I just updated mine…M extremely happy nw. There r substantial changes i cn see. Its very smooth…enjoying it

  37. roevan

    September 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hi pradeep…. i tried to extract the file as per the instructions above however each time the update fails with the error message “failed to locate COM port”. Please advise what to do

    • roevan

      September 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      it says can’t open serial COM port…. what can I do? I

  38. Denry C

    September 8, 2012 at 7:00 am

    can i know this firmware can use pen captureshot picture and swap for screenshot capture also can? something like original screen capture.

  39. Ashish

    September 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Hey Pradeep thanks for your prompt reply….
    Jus one more thing that i wanted to knw….In the above pictures, it shows that language is german…i hope it can be changed to english frm settings in language option…..

  40. anurag

    September 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    its done but other than gallery & launcher not so much changes ram size is also inc

  41. Ashish

    September 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Will dis update also improve battery life…..

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      yes it updates the battery life too

  42. Ashish

    September 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Hi Pradeep, can dis version be applied to indian devices…..

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      yes it can be applied to the device

      • Praveen

        September 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        Hi pradeep
        Will it impact further future updates to note over Kies or OTA

        • Pradeep Neela

          September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

          yes you will have to manually apply the update

          • Praveen

            September 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

            Pradeep do you expect jelly bean update for Original Samsung Galaxy Note

  43. Sumit

    September 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

    how to root the same please advise

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      you can root the device out of the links mentioned

  44. Mrinal

    September 7, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I am in India. Using DDLR version which was updated using Samsung Kies. Can I update this one? My Note has 4.0.4 version DDLR. Please suggest.

  45. anurag

    September 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    is it required rooted device or simply just use odin

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      no, its an optional!!

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