How to Update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with Official XXLA3 Gingerbread

Galaxy NoteFeel Free! It’s Galaxy Note N7000 as in the due course of the article we will check out on how you can update with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware version which is dubbed as XXLA3. This update comes just ahead of probable ICS Android 4.0 Leak for Galaxy Note N7000 which will soon be coming in few days from now. It was last time when we saw on how you can update your Note N7000 with XXKKA 2.3.6 firmware version. Please note that this is not an official firmware version launched from Samsung Electronics Ltd globally but this update is pushed Officially for European users. Since this is the manual update which we will be checking out, it will be applied through Odin and not via KIES tool.

Over a period of this article we will not only check on what are the pre requisite instructions you need to follow before going to the procedure mentioned in the next page but also we will check out on what are the benefits which comes packed with this version of firmware.

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.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this update won’t root the device in any manner, so you will not lose the warranty which is the case if you root the phone.
  • Just in case if you have already rooted the Galaxy note N7000 then after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked and you can claim back the lost warranty.

Since after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked, we will soon come up with the rooting article to root Galaxy Note on XXLA3 Gingerbread 2.3.6

Improvements in XXLA3 Firmware:

  • Touch response has been improved,
  • Overall user experience is much more fluidic than before,

So assuming that you have followed the list of instructions mentioned in the above link, you now need to proceed to the next page where we will see on how to apply this update of XXLA3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 on your Galaxy Note N7000.

  • Vivek

    Its Nice Bt badly reduces battery life. . .

  • kean (Msia)

    Is not 4.0.3 firmware…why?

    • Pradeep Neela

      IT IS 4.0 UPDATE!

    • Pradeep Neela

      IT IS 4.0 UPDATE!

  • mohamednasreldin

    Very good

  • Adaya

    Hi,i got galaxy note N7000 Andriod 2.3 Gingerbird i want to upgrade it to icecream sandwich is it possible plz guide me how to upgrade it step by step looking for your positive response thank you.

  • Ahfen

    Few days??!! It’s nearly May dude.nothing..

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  • Kugan

    Hi. Can i know how i can root my Samsung galaxy note N7000 v2.3.6. Build DXLC2. Kernal v. Thanks in advance.

  • karim

    Hi Guys, i have a non-UAE version BKK2 (with no Arabic support). can i still apply this updated version? i need Arabic

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes you can apply the update!

  • Rohit Pandey

    I have just update the andriod of samsung galaxy note to ICS , no wonder not able to see market , google search , to degrade to 2.3.6 , or when will we get the fix .

  • Nurul Yanni

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    CODE_N7000XXLA3_CL880036_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is invalid.

    this is the answer when i tried to install…. please need help!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      just download the package again!

  • Pinaki Chatterjee

    I have got a new Note few days back, and now running on 2.3.6. Baseband Version DDKL1, Kernal Version XXKL3. Is this the latest one if not which version is the latest one which I can download and install on my Note.

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can very well install this update!

      • Pinaki Chatterjee

        Thanks, but my question was if the version I had mentioned above which I have is the latest one or the one offered to download from here is the latest one. Please suggest so that I’ll install

        • Pradeep Neela

          yes its the latest in English version!


    problem is when im typing i have to hit the space 2 timnes to get it to space, before the update i used to hit it only 1 time, how do i set the space from hitting it 2 times to 1 time only

    • Pradeep Neela

      try clearing the cache, issue will get fixed!

  • Thunderbolt

    I have xxla4 on my note and it works great

  • amit

    After installing the XXLA3 update, the wi fi signal strength has become worse. Earlier it used to hook onto and remain connected to wifi with router in the other room. However, after installing the update, it frequently disconnects and cannot find the wifi signal even when close to the router.Do I need to roll back to my previous version?

  • Brian

    My official update offered through Kies on Mac failed during installation at 17% (just froze).

    Can’t now connect (always “connecting”) to the Note.

    Opened Windows through VMWare Fusion, loaded Odin, downloaded update files, but can’t load main file: receive Korean error message which I don’t understand.

    Cannot use the phone, although I can get it into download node and it does connect through Odin as above.

    Can you help me?

  • Brian

    I got an official offer to upgrade my Note software when synchronising through Kies (on Mac), but unfortunately it froze during the installation at about 17%, and did not move thereafter (I waited over an hour). So, of course, I had to disconnect it, but now it will not connect again (just says connecting). Emergency reloading as offered then of course won’t work.

    I have a real problem as the unit is unusable.

    I can get it to go into download main software update file that I have downloaded for the Note won’t load onto the Note. It gives me an error message in Korean that I can’t understand.

    As I said, I can connect through Odin on the Windows side but not through Kies on the Mac side.

    Is this a problem with the downloaded version of the main update?

    Is there anyone who can advise me on this matter, please? I am totally stuck!

    Thanks in advance.

    • Pradeep Neela

      there are no issues as of now!

  • srikanth

    I have installed xxla3 on my note, but the signal quality gone poor except everything is good.Any idea to fix this?

    • Pradeep Neela

      we are forwarding the feedback!

      • thunderbol

        Down load xxla4 it works great on the note

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        • SRIKANTH

          To install xxal4 we have to root the device? and xxal4 instructions saying that to remove kies before flashing xxla4 but its not possible to remove without rooting pls help.

          • Pradeep Neela

            no, just disable it. its ok

  • Masaud

    Do you have other link to download.I am trying to download since yesterday but it stuck between 80-91% after complition.

    • Pradeep Neela

      download the same again!

  • srikanth

    what are the highlights of XXLA3 and upcoming XXLA4?

    • Pradeep Neela

      there are minor performance fixes!

  • Ranjan

    Then what you say about XXLA4 ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      we will soon come up with the same!

  • fanSte

    Any proof that the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 will be in a few days?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it will be coming out v soon!

      • Goutham

        Still waiting for ICS update for Galaxy note….:-))

        • Pradeep Neela

          we are working on the same!