Finally, ICS ROM has officially rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note which claimed that has been sold for more than 2 million units worldwide. The firmware XXLPY is rolling out in Europe countries for Samsung Galaxy Note Europe version. However, if you you own the International Galaxy Note then you still have to wait to get the official firmware release. For those who owns GN Europe version, instead of wait the OTA, you can try to update it manually. Let’s check it out how-to as well as what is new in ICS Galaxy Note [optimized S pen application].
How To Install Official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy Note?
1. Download XXLPY firmware here | 638.2MB [Register and download if you are not member]
2. Download Samsung USB Drivers
3. Install Samsung USB driver for Galaxy note in your PC.
4. Shutdown Kies completely and run the installed Samsung Odin.
5. Power off your Galaxy Note.
6. Hold Volume down key and Home button and press power on.
7. Connect your Galaxy Note to your PC with USB cable.
9. Check Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time
10. Unzip your XXLPY firmware files, you should see N7000XXLPY_N7000XALPY_N7000XXLPT_HOME.tar.md5 & SS_DL.dll
11. Click PDA and select N7000XXLPY_N7000XALPY_N7000XXLPT_HOME.tar.md5
12. Press Start button and let the installation complete.
13. Auto reboot will be done.
14. Enjoy your official ICS ROM on Galaxy Note.
New Features In ICS Galaxy Note
Software upgrade for GALAXY Note offers exclusive S Pen optimized applications, enhanced multimedia features and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
S Note, an unique tool that combines your notes and sketches with other digital content, giving you a new way to create your own stories. Also includes innovative shape- and formula-match functions, instant digitization of tables and grids, and knowledge search engines.
Along with a new look and feel, the Ice Cream Sandwich update provides a more intuitive user interface, faster performance, Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor and other features.
Plus, GALAXY users can also access an exclusive GALAXY Note level in Angry Birds Space (http://samsung.angrybirds.com/galaxynote), the newest Angry Birds game from Rovio Entertainment, along with a special package of 30 challenging levels in “Danger Zone”.