How to Update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with ICS Android 4.0.3 XXLP1 Firmware

Galaxy NOTE REDApologies for all those who were eagerly waiting for updating their Android Firmwares as we were busy attending the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Our team has returned and starting immediately our coverage on Firmware resumes starting with an all new firmware which was released few days back for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and is dubbed as XXLP1. This all new firmware comes with some of the enhancements which we will be checking in the due course of this article. Please note that this firmware is not an official firmware released by Samsung Electronics and is the beta firmware which got leaked. As of now we have no official details on by when there will be an all new update of ICS Android 4.0 firmware but as in when it arrives, we will surely update you with the same.

Disclaimer: Neither we, 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.

Enhancements in XXLP1 Firmware for Galaxy Note N7000:

  • Wi Fi disconnection bug have been fixed,
  • Wi Fi Sleep Policy error has been fixed,
  • Android Market Place now works perfectly without any Force Close Errors,
  • Almost all HD Games are now compatible with this Firmware,
  • Battery Life has been marginally extended with this firmware,

Apart from all the above listed enhancements, there are some minor performance fixes too which have been noticed when tried this firmware.

Let’s proceed to the list of things you need to do before you proceed to apply this firmware in your device.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and Uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, it’s now time to head to the instructions mentioned in the next page which will help you to apply this update of XXLP1.


  1. Hi there..I also did update my note to ICS from the above and have many problems to report..viz..voice not audible during calls, typing alphabets does not appear properly…..and several hosts of problem… there a way to get back to official ginger bread..

  2. Hi there..I also did update my note to ICS from the above and have many problems to report..viz..voice not audible during calls, typing alphabets does not appear properly…..and several hosts of problem… there a way to get back to official ginger bread..

  3. hey there,

    just upgraded to the latest version, however notice batt consunption is higher compare to my previous version and constantly overheating as if its processing some apps behind.

    never experienced it before with the over version.

    Anyone else facing similar problem ?


  4. also the speaker doesnt work on outgoing

  5. this still doesnt work, followed the directions every step, still get yellow triangle,

  6. michael hurricain

    better to wait for the official from samsung, if they dont get blown away, these indians dont answer anything here, you should go to facbebook

  7. michael hurricain

    the latest doesnt work, its in korean, WHY DOESNT ANY OF THOSE INDIANS CHECK BEFORE THEY POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. The official is out…

    Came out in Germany ages ago, It’s exactly the same as the English, English is even the default language…

    Works fine, can’t see any bugs…

  9. i upgrade ICS to my galaxy note … phone display is not working… PLz help Help

  10. Do not believe all this CRAP! It’s all b…shit! Wait for the official release. Better be patient, than destroy your beautiful phablet (phone+tablet=phablet). Wait!

  11. how can i back to 2.36 what must i do i have nov stock ics withh root and cwm can someone explain me how i can back to lc1 2.36

  12. you write man older version was fast as hell got root and every thing was good ….you where worned , i only didnot no i lost root . but have mine nandroid back up so i think the best is flashing back 2.3 or somthing like that get the midknight rom or chinese version but watche out with the chinese version because i cant read chinese lol so i wait wait wait and if there is no solution to get back thhe root so i can flash a bether rom other way go back or die in hell like he said lol

  13. dude read my feedback, NONE OF THIS STUFF IS TESTED, THEY ARE JUST GIVING YOU LIES, these are indians and they dont care if you brick your cell. they are probably getting their info from the other sites like android authority

  14. hey neal, any update astounded when we can get get the latest firmware ie ICS 4.0.3 for the note. And one more thing I cannot seem to use my s-pen on the note. My note unprotected by a screen guard. Could it be hampering the s-pen

  15. hey neal, any update astounded when we can get get the latest firmware ie ICS 4.0.3 for the note. And one more thing I cannot seem to use my s-pen on the note. My note unprotected by a screen guard. Could it be hammering the s-pen

  16. Same as Mike. He stocks by hidden.img

  17. Alles gedaan.
    Tijdens het installeren verscheen een foutmelding:
    can’t mount /preload

    Alles werkte maar mijn opslag was verdwenen.
    Ok, opnieuw al drie keer.
    De blauwe balk op de samsung loopt steeds bijna tot het einde evenals de groene balk in Odin maar verder niets meer.

  18. i would suggest all users to just wait for the official as none of these from advices work, hopefully north korea wont nuke south before the update or china wont go to war with the south east asian countries over the spratleys.

  19. It’s as laggy as hell, 2.36 was running smooth, thanks for putting up this garbish to waste my time and ruin my phone and warranty… Now I have to find a decent 2.36

  20. No sound with calls, You said this was fixed, ffs… and I think its voided the warranty, you said it didn’t, as when I go to downloader mode, it says custom binary, and count 2, as I tried two of your firmwares… Isn’t that what voids it?

  21. Hey androidadvices, are you aware that this firmware cannot be used, because you can’t hear anybody on the phone while using this, fix it or die in hell, i posted a question and i’m waiting since 2 weeks, SUCKERS!!!!!

  22. dont update using any update android advices for n7000, they dont work. i have tested all based on their instructions and they dont work…………………period

  23. I am facing noise in call, done also clear check from recovery mode but not solve, please suggest the solution. If newer version available suggest the link. I am unsing Galaxy Note N7000

    thanks in advance

  24. i cleared the cache but the problem remains, other people hear lots of noise wen i call them

  25. The modem section should contain the same as the PDA????i don’t have a modem section in odin, jus bootloader and phone, what to do??

  26. Or from where we can donnload the newer version?

    • you can stay tuned to for all the latest!

      • I cleared the cache from the recovery mode, as well as tried re-downloading/flashing the ROM again. I still can’t hear a thing, and the other party still hears only noise. Any advise plz?

        • to amar/wolfy:

          dont waste your time. wait for the newer ver. xxlp1 doestnt work…


        • revert back to the 2.3.6, wait for the original update from samsung, these guys evidently dont test their work or others, i have tested and there is always a problem

      • latest what, you guys only work on those other phones, everyone was bragging about the note and the is the last to get updated, totally useless at samsung

  27. after getting ics, when i call a phone the other phone user cant hear my voice. They hear some air noise. But i can hear them. I checked my mouthpeace but its ok. When i flash it baseband version, its ok to talk. Please solve the problem.

  28. Update XXLP1 Firmware Set
    No Incoming outgoing Voice
    Any Solution

    • me to the same problem no body can hear me when calling microphone problem can be fixed but mine root has gone .mn phone was rooted and then i updated ics 4.03 iml74k now i cant get root so wat to do wit this problem

  29. beside the calling issue may i double confirm :

    1. where is right place for me to load in the ‘modem-file’ (MODEM_N7000XXLP1_REV_05_CL1098475.tar.md5) under your odin v1.87??

    Pls revert. tq

  30. my phone is stuk at this point is that normal
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    N7000_CODE_N7000XXLP1_CL88317_REV02_user_mid_noship.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_N7000XXLP1_REV_05_CL1098475.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALP1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..

    • enter in recovery mode(pressing vol down + home + power )
      and it ask for vol up key continue and vol down key reboot choose vol up
      then it will work

  31. every thing right but oh no the call quality
    the other person cant listen anything and lots of noises
    I turned back to 2.3.6

  32. How is it possible:

    PDA – N7000_CODE_N7000XXLP1_CL88317_REV02_user_mid_noship.tar.md5

    Modem – N7000_CODE_N7000XXLP1_CL88317_REV02_user_mid_noship.tar.md5,

    both same file? Could you please confirm and correct the artcile?

  33. didnt you guys check to see if it makes calls, useless assistance

  34. dont use this update, still has many bugs, you can revert back to any previous working version, these take to long to do anything

  35. Sir,

    I also after updating with XXLP1 Android 4.0.3 firmware, cant hear the sound of other person during call nor my sound can be heard. Can u please tell how to rectify this problem, or can i apply any other previous update? Please reply


  36. Call can be received but after accepting other side person can’t hear anything

    please help

  37. After update the same , the following problems faces
    1. Not able to make call, lot of noises
    2. Tethering not working (USB/WIFI/Bluetoot)
    3. S. Planer not working, it force close issue
    4. Some time it is hangs

  38. Hi, is this a chinese firmware or will this work fine in all devices N700. cox i updated chinese firmware before but google was not working so i changed to 2.3.6 XXLA6

  39. Dear Sir,

    1- is it possible to use gmail and market in this version? (as i have heard that its not supported in this firmware)..

    2- if i wish anytime, can i install back n use my previous version of gingerbread 2.3.6??

    waiting for your reply Pradeep Sir..

  40. Is this any differrent with the one released on Feb 18? And can I revert back to 2.3.6 if I don’t like this version?

  41. Is it stable enough for daily use? I read alot of complaints bout bugs in it….sorry,just for info.

  42. Hi, thanks for the speedy firmware releases by your site. A quick question – can I flash tthis over any previous Note firmware? or do I have to flash the previous versions first. Thank you

  43. there is 1 file that loads called hidden.img, doesnt load, left on all nite and wont load

    • where you are facing the issue exactly?

      • my phone is stuk with below message.kindly help me to complete the updation

        Get PIT for mapping..
        Firmware update start..
        NAND Write Start!!

    • @MIKE CAIN, same here… i cant turn on my phone.. what did you do for repair? any help advice?

      • what i did, remove the battery, get the phone into download mode, get 2.3.6 for your area, i used philippines, then flashed it back, worked, then downloaded all my files again from kies, it worked. you have to follow the advice and make sure you do each exactly. but what i found out is that even if you follow exactly it still doesnt work. just wait for 4.0.3 update, IF IT EVER COMES,

    • same here… i cant turn on my phone. what should i do? any advice??

      • you can download windows 7 themes, ics themes, and some of the programs like the face recognition, be careful update to any of the garbage coming out for ics for note, you might brick you phone then android advices will just tell its your fault, i found other ways to change the themes and add programs until the official release is out.
        thats my suggestion and opinion………….

  44. how come i get the yellow triangle when rebooted, thanks

    • its normal , it wnt affect the performance!

      • it does affect the performance, you cant hear when someone calls, come on guys your the ones with the knowledge i think

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