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How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Official DDLP8 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

Galaxy Note LogoSamsung Galaxy Note N7000 smartphone can now be easily updated with the Official ICS 4.0.3 firmware update as this update is now available via KIES PC tool and via OTA. This all new update of ICS is dubbed as DDLP8 4.0.3 firmware. Just in case if you are on the beta firmware or on the custom ROM firmware, then then you can easily apply this update manually. Since this update is a boot loader free update, you can easily apply this update of ICS irrespective of the country you are from and irrespective of the firmware your phone is on. Please note that this is the Official ICS 4.0.3 Firmware released by Samsung Electronics in India.

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.

Rooting Information: Applying this update will not ROOT or void the device. Just in case if you are on the rooted firmware, then after applying this update the device will get un rooted.

Caution: Don’t update any other model of Galaxy Note apart from N7000 with this update of ICS or else it may even brick the device.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your phone should be backed up so as to ensure that just in case if the data is lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored manually. Don’t use KIES to back up the data.

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

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. You should have the admin rights in your PC along with the active USB ports with full read / write access.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 70% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy Note N7000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

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 apply this firmware update in your phone.


  1. I have rooted my note. When i connect to to kies. kies will display new firmware is available. So can we update software via kies if phone is rooted. Please reply

  2. iz da updated available evn in africa?

  3. I got my note updated to ics through samsung n the build number of it is- IML74K.DDLPA
    Where as i read in india it is IML7K.DDLP8..what should i do??
    My phone after the update lags a bit

  4. hi.if you can please put DDLPA update set up in your site and rootfiles too.

  5. can you please confirm whether the given information is the official firmware ICS 4.0.3 for NOTE

    Build Num-IML74K.DDLP8
    Kernel Version – N7000DDLP8-CL551076
    Baseband Version – N7000DDLP4

    Please cofirm this is official firmware from INDIA for NOTE

  6. can you please confirm whether the given information is the official firmware ICS 4.0.3 for NOTE

    Build Num-IML74K.DDLP8
    Kernel Version – N7000DDLP8-CL551076
    Baseband Version – N7000DDLP4

    Please cofirm this is official firmware from INDIA for NOTE

  7. hi i am on GB 2.3.6 can i directly update with ICS DDLP8 ??????

  8. Hi i go settings and search for updates it says no update found how do i update?

  9. Great tutorial!

    However I want to highlight one issue.

    In the last recovery step, I did “select Wipe data/factory reset”.

    Now everything gone deleted in my phone, even my sms’ which I had backed up using SMS Backup & Restore!!

    I think that step is wrong and can be really bad if things are not backed up externally.

  10. is it no problem after upgrading not to wipe data anymore and continue to your previous files from your old version of firmware…


  11. i already installed stock rom LPY ics 4.0.3. Do i need to flash again with DDP8. please advice as i am new to rooting and i rooted my phone last week. I was on GB 2.3.6 before

  12. is there any method to rollback my stock version? this update doesn’t seem to have the premium suite for s-pen

  13. hi do i need wipe data?When its load restart work fine :-)

  14. After upgrading to ICS on samsung note, its just a nightmare on the battery consumption. Can this be addressed quickily please?

  15. I have done the instruction. but the tab ID:COM did not change yellow. what do KIES and OTA mean. do i update the ICS by desktop. thanks for your help

  16. Guys dont update frm here if u r in india. Download samsung kies on ur computer from samsungs website. Connect ur phone to computer with data cable. It wl tell u that firmware update is available. Do it from there. That takes less of time and that is official thing. Enjoy..

  17. pls give me any solution…

  18. hi frds..
    i was install this update. after try Galaxy Note N7000 on ICS DDLP8/ DXLP9 4.0.3 Firmware but now my devise not install any update

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    N7000XXKKA_N7000OXXKK5_N7000XXKK5_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!

    here procedure stop..
    any give me solution?

  19. hey anyone facing problem after update..my note updated successfully but after update and reboot it hangs and says tw launcher fails and sometimes email fails..i dont understand why s it happening if the update was successful..i updated even kies also in my note.

    any suggestions plz.


  20. I did everything but could not get to the recovery mode option. When I pressed the volume down + the OK button i ended up at the warning page that tells me to press down to cancel. There is no recovery mode option available. But I have ICS now. but i feel i have not completed what I should have done. The phone is a bit sluggish now. Please Advize

  21. After using the above method to upgrade to ICS my phone can not connect to the Mobile Data Network. Please help???

  22. After updating to ICS using the above method my Note can not connect to the Mobile Data Network. Please help???

  23. Hi i updated my galaxy note to ics 4 version..
    Now my phone has bacome slow always use full ram..any solution plz..

  24. Am loving the update, although I do agree that sometimes there seems to be a lag and battery consumption poor…perhaps they will address this in the next update…thanks for the great instructions, it worked a treat…

  25. man it get stuck at factoryfs.img…………..
    pllzzzz reply soon ….. what to do

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