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Saturday, May 12, 2012

How To Get ICS On Galaxy Note Without Root - Installing Ice Cream Sandwich On Galaxy Note Without Root

How To Get ICS On Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Without Root - Installing Ice Cream Sandwich On Galaxy Note Without Root

Warning! Do Not Upgrade Your Device Read This If You Have Already Upgraded To ICS
Critical Warning!
Earlier this week, some German users reported receiving ICS update on their Samsung Galaxy Note. This update release was observed along with the launch of Samsung Galaxy SIII. It has also been confirmed by XDA that the news is genuine and the ICS is fully functional and not a leaked ROM. The sad news it that Galaxy Note users around the world are unhappy because of not receiving ICS update.

Good News! We have tested this German ICS on Indian Galaxy Note and confirm that it is fully functional. The best part is that you don't require rooting your Galaxy Note to install this ICS. This method of installing ICS on Samsung Galaxy Note if 100% legal and safe. This guide helps you to install Samsung's Official ICS on Galaxy Note GT-N7000 without rooting. This works for Indian and any Samsung Galaxy Note. All you need to do is download the following files and follow the instructions posted below. This has been tested on Samsung Galaxy Note Indian Phone. Below are the screenshots of Samsung Galaxy Note running ICS. Samsung Galaxy Note supports 50 languages For those nerdy and geeky users, there is also a tutorial for rooting ICS on Galaxy Note.

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ICS Update for Nore germanGerman Ice cream sandwich NoteGalaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Before we begin, make sure you have taken a backup of your application data and sd card although this installation will not wipe your data. Once you have taken the backup of your Galaxy Note data, proceed with the steps below.

Steps To Install Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) On Samsung Galaxy Note

Step 1 : Downloading Files and Installing Drivers
  1. Download ICS Stock Firmware Along With Odin 1.85
    Download Link ICS Germany  Hot File Link    Torrent
  2. Download Link :  Odin 1.85  
  3. Extract the zip file by right clicking and selecting "Extract All," or by using an extracting program of your choice.
Step 2 : Connecting the Device
  1. Turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and Unchecking USB debugging.
  2. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
  3. Put the device into Downloading mode
    1. Hold the Vol Down button + Home and then hold the Power button as well.
    2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Note logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
    3. Press the Vol Up button to select Downloading mode.
  4. Connect the device to your computer with the USB cable and Odin status should turn yellow.
Galaxy Note ICS download rom

Step 3 : Flashing German Stock ICS Firmware
  1. Go into the same root folder as before.
  2. Double click the root application named "Odin3_v1.85.exe"
  3. Click On PDA
  4. Browse and locate the following file that we downloaded in Step 1 - "N7000XXLPY_N7000OXALPY_N7000XXLPT_HOME.tar.md5" 
  5. Configure the options exactly as mentioned:
    • Re-Partition - Unchecked
    • Flash Lock - Unchecked
    • Auto Reboot - Checked
    • F. Reset Time - Checked
  6. Click Start
  7. Once it is complete, you can close the program

Galaxy Note German ICS Download

Your Samsung Galaxy Note Is On ICS Now

Step 4 : Completing Installation / Wiping Cache

  1. Your Samsung Galaxy Note will boot up with Official ICS. At this moment, your phone should be running very slow, this is normal and supposed to happen as we have not yet wiped the cache for the previous firmware from your device.
  2. Once you are on the home screen, switch off your device. 
  3. Put the device into Recovery mode
    1. Hold the Vol Up button along with home and the Power button as well.
    2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Note logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
    3. Using the volume down  button, select the option "Wipe Cache Partition"
    4. Once done, select the option "Reboot System Now"
Your Samsung Galaxy Note should now boot up and be as fast as it was prior to ICS upgrade. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section.

Update 1 : German ICS supports 50 languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish

Update 2 : Torrent Link Added For German ICS - Please Seed For Others :)

Update 3 : Do Not Upgrade Your Device


Odin Log - For Reference

<ID:0/008> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> N7000XXLPY_N7000OXALPY_N7000XXLPT_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
<ID:0/008> File analysis..
<ID:0/008> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/008> Initialzation..
<ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/008> factoryfs.img
<ID:0/008> NAND Write Start!! 
<ID:0/008> zImage
<ID:0/008> hidden.img
<ID:0/008> modem.bin
<ID:0/008> cache.img
<ID:0/008> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/008> RES OK !!
<ID:0/008> Completed..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
<ID:0/008> Removed!!
<ID:0/007> Added!!
<ID:0/007> Removed!!
<ID:0/007> Added!!
<ID:0/007> Removed!!
<ID:0/007> Added!!
<ID:0/007> Removed!!

Galaxy Note ICS Update

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

did we have language choice when installing?

Ehhmad said...

ICS gets installed in English language..

Anonymous said...

arf no solution for french lang' ?

Ehhmad said...

It supports french

Bhavin said...

will it work using mac..?

Bhavin said...

will it work using mac..?

Ehhmad said...

@Bhavin as I do not have a mac, I cannot confirm if this works on it. It works perfectly on Windows though.

Anonymous said...

Does this also contain the premium suite? Have people had success doing this upgrade?

Ehhmad said...

What premium suite are you referring to ?

Anonymous said...

Works perfect!! I have Icecream sandwich on my indian note :)
Thanks mate

Anonymous said...

GPRS Network not coming up after update. settings are fine on other android phones and working. working fine before update. what should i do?

Ehhmad said...

Works well for me. Try changing the apn settings in Settings=>More=>Mobile Network

Vernal said...

It does have Premium Suite

TAPAN said...

nOT DOWNLOADABLE

Bing said...

Great! i can now log on with face unlock. thanks for the instructions and download links

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why the download is +600mb whereas the Samsung download was only 300mb?

Ehhmad said...

That's because OTA updates are small compared to full download. The archive size is 600 and when extracted its 900...

Can you provide a source where the ICS update for Galaxy Note is 300mb ?

Here's the link which says Over the air update size is 300 mb.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Android-4-0-ICS-for-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Now-Available-for-Download-268680.shtml

Over the air update size is small because there is already a running OS in your device and only the updates are getting installed. Just like Windows update : you see 100 mb service pack update but if you download entire OS with that service pack the size is large.

Hope this makes sense

Anonymous said...

Does this process wipe all existing Apps and settings?

Ehhmad said...

This is official Samsung Update, so nothing gets wiped.

mcatt66 said...

anyone successfully complete this using a MAC ??????

Anthony said...

Are you able to go back to previous rom once this is complete, if so how???

Ehhmad said...

@mcatt66 I don't see any reason why I wouldn't be able to downgrade. I'll try downgrading and will make an update tonight.

This is official firmware guys - There is no need to worry installing this one

Harkirat said...

how much time it will take

Harkirat said...

i am waiting for last half hour

Harkirat said...

it stops at factoryfs.img

den said...

Can't open the serial(COM) port. (FAIL) get this error phone stuck in dl mode

Anonymous said...

Can I install if currently rooted if so will I it remove the root?

Ehhmad said...

Have a little patience : The torrent will speed up today.

Harkirat have you followed the steps exactly as mentioned ? Mention more details.

Den : Did you forget to turn off debugging mode ?

I don't no the consequences of installing it over a rooted device.

Harkirat said...

i switched it to diffrent port it is loading now

Harkirat said...

i switched it to diffrent port it is loading now

fbury said...

@harkirat ! whats the status now ?

fbury said...

@ anonymous !! it should / will work irrespective of root / unroot ! coz we are just flashing the ics on our device !

Anonymous said...

thanks for this update..got it and working as mention...

fbury said...

:-) welcome

mani_rk said...

how long it will take to finish the odin process

/\/ € ○ † @ /\/\ e said...

@ mani_rk ! no step takes time except NAND write start ! NAND write start takes about max 10-15 minutes !! not more than that ! all set up ! can be all done in maximum of 20 minutes !

Sunil Goswami said...

Absolutely great instructions! Thanks a lot! Downloaded, installed and working as expected.

One thing I should mention, my Note was rooted before, but after thsi update (no issues in update) but it's not rooted any more. It doesn't matter to me because I only needed root for the DSLR Controller app, and that would work with either Root OR ICS. So, I am good, but take note in case yours is rooted and you want it that way.

Den said...

Dont you mean turning on USB Debugging cos thats what checking it means?

/\/ € ○ † @ /\/\ e said...

@ DEn SAID ! Sorry for inconvenience ! its been corrected now !! UNchecking ! its un checking ! usb debugging must be turned OFF , then nly ur device gets properly detected in odin ! sorry for Inconvenience !

/\/ € ○ † @ /\/\ e said...

@ sunil ! :) welcome ! I suppose device can again be rooted after updating ICS in it !

den said...

Hey Ehhmad, worked after:
- making odin compatible with win xp service pack 3
- runnning as administrator
- closing all kies programs using task manager
- and changing usb port and using original samsung usb cable

Thanks

Den said...

My USB debugging was ON btw checked.. and it worked =/

mani_rk said...

Thank u so much.......got ics on my mobile working fine superb perfomance............

mani_rk said...

is it possible to official version after rolled out in india

/\/ € ○ † @ /\/\ e said...

@ mani_rk ! yeshhh ! may be if u down grade back to 2.3.6 !

mani_rk said...

anr idea to grade back to 2.3.6

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this!

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

@mani..may be u shud first download the official 2.3.6. ..then the same process...we are trying to downgrade it.....will update as soon as it is done

Anonymous said...

preimum suite in this ics?

JordanC said...
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Snape said...

From the UK...

ok it worked A ok and thank you very much.

Two things however:
1-When i plug it into Kies, it says 'your device does not support software upgrading via kies'
Why? How can i remedy this?

2- How can i transfer my phone back to Stock Gingerbread and then get the NORMAL kies ICS for an english n7000?

Ehhmad said...

@snape You can flash back your gingerbread rom 2.3.6 the same way.

Anonymous said...

Do we require to re-install all the application after wiping the cache by "Wipe Cache Partition"

Ehhmad said...

No, you don't need to install anything after wiping cache

mani_rk said...

liquid smooth ics rom for samsung galaxy note does it works in dis version

Gaurav said...

note user india perfect instruction rom working fine !!

Hisyam said...

I just cant install Chrome Beta. I cant download it from Market. Apart from that, everything else is working fine! Thank you very much.

Regards from Malaysia

Ehhmad said...

@mani_rk you will wait for liquid smooth to get updated.

@hisyam Could be because of beta limitations of Chrome. Thank you for the regards!!

Farhan Ata Arain said...

If I want to flash stock ROM after ICS, would any stock ROM do or I have to find stock ROM for my country? My broadband is N7000XXLA4

Snape said...

Thanks! Wanted to know just incase.

Basicly it works absolutely perfectly.
Prem. Suite is there and Chrome works a ok.

Only qualm is the fact i can no longer update via kies...but I doubt i'll ever have to and im sure a work around will come about!

Thanks alot and keep up the good work!

Ehhmad Hasun said...

@Farhan you can flash Stock rom after ics : Check the firmware download section for your firmware.

@Snape Thanks! You can always get back to your country specific rom, doing that kies will no longer say that your device cannot be upgraded.

Ehhmad Hasun said...

Do NOT UPGRADE TO ICS ANYMORE

Read The Update On Top and those who have already upgrading can downgrade their devices following the tutorial provided.

This is a critical warning and could hard brick your device. Downgrade your device as soon as possible.

Read : http://www.geekyandroid.com/2012/05/galaxy-note-german-ics-warning-it-could.html

mani_rk said...

der s 2roms for india 1india(non wipe) another one is india....which one is i preffer help me

Ehhmad Hasun said...

@Mani_rk I'd prefer the latest one.

I've installed the same on my device. Works well but you'll have to do a factory reset so backup your data and only then proceed.

REM : DO NOT TRY TO DELETE ANYTHING FROM YOUR ICS UPGRADED GALAXY NOTE.

Simply take a backkup or copy the data that you need.

rahul... said...

can i upgrade it now ?

mani_rk said...

when ics for us in india any idea

Ehhmad Hasun said...

@Rahul Do not upgrade.

@Mani_rk No clue, Samsung has always been late in releasing updates for Indian devices

rahul... said...

@husan ! Well bro... when i decided to UG my device to ics... u r sayin I should not do it ! has ano one's device bricked ?? why u r sayin not to upgrade it ?

bjarne said...

Worked superb! :) In norwegian to

Ehhmad Hasun said...

@Rahul XDA senior developers have tested and found that ICS has a file system that erases entire content of Galaxy note resulting in hard brick.

The incident has been reported to Google and they are working on it.

Read : http://www.geekyandroid.com/2012/05/galaxy-note-german-ics-warning-it-could.html

mani_rk said...

i cant get back to 2.3.6 after finished instalation it shoes google fram work error....wh i do now

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

Me too had the same problem..try wiping cache! if not....wipe data..ie.factory reset..i had to do it. .to get back to 2.3.6

Ehhmad Hasun said...

Update 1 : For those who are getting Google.framework error, put your device into recovery mode and select 'wipe cache partition' and if the error persists,

Put the device back into Recovery mode:

=>Hold the Vol Up button along with home and the Power button as well.
=>Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Note logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
=>Using the volume down button, select the option "Wipe User Data"
=>Once done, select the option "Reboot System Now"

This should fix the error.

Snape said...

when i try to download Gingerbread from your site and try to unzip it it asks for a password...what is it?

Ehhmad Hasun said...

Password For All Firmwares : samfirmware.com

mani_rk said...

ics now released in india i got it so happy.........

Anonymous said...

There is no Gingerbread downgrade option for o2 users in the UK?

Fred said...

Yeah, I just seen that too. There is only a CPW version for the UK. Any ideas anyone?

Anonymous said...

I have updated my Note with ICS German version and it is working fine so far. Can I now update it safely with other ICS version now as there were some report of problem with German Version following the same method explained above?
Please advise

Mohammed Saleem said...

Frnds Is this Problem Solved.Please Reply ASAP...And yes if solved please provide a link for it.....Thanks :/

Steven Ramoutar said...

Hey my installations is stuck at NAND Write Start! I dont know what to do?? If i unplug it would it ruin my phone.. Please let me know whats going on

Steven Ramoutar said...

Sorry i got through, I had to end the kies app in the background and it works perfectly.. Thanks

Ehhmad Hasun said...

Guys the problem is not solved and would take much time as Samsung has just released the source code for ICS to XDA developers so that they can find a solution to fix this issue..

It is highly recommended for you to go back to gingerbread until there is a green signal from XDA

Anonymous said...

can i use this in the phillipines?

Anonymous said...

should i install kies in my computer before install this ics?

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

lol no !

Oliver Zambrana said...

I live in Bolivia (South America) and the ICS upgrade hasn't been release yet...any help pn how to do the upgrade???

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

go to www.samfirmware.com. .from there...in the firmware section..find ur south americaZ ics and then upgrade by the above process

Oliver Zambrana said...

the link doesn't have any option for south america...thank you anyway...any other option??? my galaxy note is a GT-N700

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

that is becoz all the american devices are almost vontract based and that particular contract company only releases the firmware...u can try at www samfirmware.com in the firmware section..

/\/€○†@/\/\e said...

u need to create an account. ..there...and its free and easy

Anonymous said...

the process com android.phone has stopped...why ...

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