Galaxy Note

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.

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  1. Shibin

    June 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

    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. Shibin

    June 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

    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..

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

      just clear and wipe the data from the recovery mode,it will be fixed

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

      yes you can go back to official GB 2.3, DO YOU KNOW on what was your earlier version of GB?

  3. Eddie Ong

    May 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    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. michael cain

    May 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

    also the speaker doesnt work on outgoing

  5. michael cain

    May 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

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

  6. michael hurricain

    May 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

    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

    • Sam

      May 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Read above…
      The official came out about 2-3 weeks ago.

  7. michael hurricain

    May 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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

  8. Sam

    May 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

    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. axim

    May 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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

  10. Arren

    May 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

    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. fatih

    May 13, 2012 at 1:14 am

    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. william

    May 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    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. michael cain

    May 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

    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. Rizwan

    May 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    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. Rizwan

    May 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    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. Edward Butter

    May 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Same as Mike. He stocks by hidden.img

  17. Edward Butter

    May 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    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. michael cain

    April 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    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. Sam

    April 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    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. Sam

    April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    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. paulmurza

    April 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    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!!!!!

    • william

      May 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      me to nobody can give anny normaly ansers screwed

  22. michael cain

    April 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    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. Prakash

    April 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    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. Pedro Duarte

    April 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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

  25. paulmurza

    April 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    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. Amar

    April 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Or from where we can donnload the newer version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

      you can stay tuned to for all the latest!

      • Wolfy

        April 22, 2012 at 2:38 am

        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?

        • jerome goh

          April 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

          to amar/wolfy:

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


        • michael cain

          April 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

          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

          • deepak

            May 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

            can u pls suggest how to get back to older version …

      • michael cain

        April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        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. rasel

    April 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    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.

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      update with the newer version, it has fixed all the issues!

      • Amar

        April 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

        I have donwloaded again and updated still not all the issues fixed.

        or form where we can download the newer version?

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

          yes almost all the issues are fixed!

          • Amar

            April 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

            Still, when i call a phone the other phone user cant hear my voice

          • Pradeep Neela

            April 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

            just clear the cache from the recovery mode, it will be sorted out!

          • Amar

            April 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

            Dear Pradeep,

            done , but problem still not sorted out, when i call a phone the other phone user cant hear my voice

            Pl help

          • Pedro Duarte

            April 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

            i cleared the cache and the problem remains, lots of noise in the calls

  28. Zaheer

    March 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Update XXLP1 Firmware Set
    No Incoming outgoing Voice
    Any Solution

    • william

      May 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      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. jerome goh

    March 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    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. Eissa

    March 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    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..

    • akash

      May 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      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. Naman

    March 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    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. Sachin

    March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    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. Michael cain

    March 14, 2012 at 5:55 am

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

  34. Michael cain

    March 14, 2012 at 5:54 am

    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. anil

    March 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm


    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


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

      just clear the cache from the recovery mode!

    • william

      May 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      no body knows man i had a good routed now custom f*cked up galaxy note keep calm come solution fix wait dont do anny thing stupid lol

  36. DC

    March 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

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

    please help

    • Pradeep Neela

      March 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

      reapply the same! it will be sorted out!

      • hg

        March 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

        i m also facing this problem, while calling the other person cannot hear my voice
        plz help

        • Pradeep Neela

          March 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

          we are looking into this!

        • Sachin

          March 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          @hg, Same issue here tooo….

          • Neela Pradeep

            March 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

            we are looking into this, the source file is the same!

  37. Amar

    March 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    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

    • Amar

      March 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Any update for the same

  38. Champs8300

    March 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      March 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

      its still not unknown but its not recommended from us!

    • deepak

      May 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      can u suggest how to go back to older version

  39. Tanveer Nishat

    March 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    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..

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

      yes its v much possible!
      yes you can very well install, to which version you wish to go to?

  40. Khanh Nguyen

    March 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

    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. Azmic Ab

    March 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      March 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      yes you can use it for daily use!

      • senectus

        March 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        Is as buggy as hell.
        Would not use the pure LP1 as a daily driver, go find one of the custom RIMs with ICS that use this as a base.I

  42. Shane

    March 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    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


    March 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

      where you are facing the issue exactly?

      • rafique

        May 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm

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

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

    • Manduul

      March 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

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

      • michael cain

        April 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        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,

        • Arnaud

          May 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

          hello, how do you revert back to gingerbread 2.3.6

    • Manduul

      March 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

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

      • michael cain

        April 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        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………….


    March 4, 2012 at 2:22 am

    how come i get the yellow triangle when rebooted, thanks

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

      its normal , it wnt affect the performance!

      • michael cain

        April 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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

    • samsung galaxy note android 4.0.3

      May 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

      eGringo agora tem novo, samsung galaxy note 16gb com android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, gorilla glass, idioma nao português (brasil) e samsung premium . Tem preto, branco e PINK !!!!

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