Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 (AT&T): How to upgrade to Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware build UCLD3

May 19, 2012
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    With reports of the official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update rolling out for the Galaxy Note in Germany,  it seems that even the AT&T Galaxy Note is starting to get its own leaks. Thanks to XDA Developers member Korey_Nicholson and Brief Mobile, users of the AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717 can enjoy Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware build UCLD3.

    The last leaked firmware for the AT&T Galaxy Note, known as UCLC5, was riddled with performance bugs and other non-functional features. But, luckily for Galaxy Note owners, Samsung was keen enough to fix those pesky little bugs, mostly eliminating them in the new UCLD3 update. However, Instagram was reported not to work on the Galaxy Note, but overall, UCLD3 was praised by most testers for being smooth and faster than ever before.

    Read the rest of this guide to learn more about installing the leaked UCLD3 firmware on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717.

    Warning

    • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note, model number SGH-I717. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
    • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
    • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
    • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

    Requirements

    Instructions

    1. Download the UCLD3 Firmware (SGH-I717UCLD3-1FB30D08F1D2B2AAAECF49D262E8E707.exe, 902 MB) from here.
    2. Download the AT&T Galaxy Note drivers (USB_Driver_for_ATT_I717_Galaxy_Note_v1_3_2200_0.exe, 22.8 MB) from here.
    3. Install the Galaxy Note Drivers on your PC by double-clicking the USB_Driver_for_ATT_I717_Galaxy_Note_v1_3_2200_0.exe. Follow the onscreen instructions.
    4. Install Odin by double-clicking the SGH-I717UCLD3-1FB30D08F1D2B2AAAECF49D262E8E707.exe.
    5. Switch off your Galaxy Note.
    6. Boot into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons.
    7. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
    8. Once you connected your phone to your PC, you should get an “Added” message in one of Odin’s message box. Ensure Odin recognizes your phone. If you are successful, you should see something like “0:[COM#]” in Odin’s first box.
    9. Click the Startbutton in Odin to start installing the UCLD3 firmware on your Galaxy Note. Wait for a couple of minutes, after which your phone should reboot itself a couple of times.
      • If Odin freezes and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, do the following:
        • Disconnect your phone from the PC.
        • Close Odin.
        • Remove the phone’s battery.
        • Re-insert the phone’s battery.
        • Repeat the procedure from step 7.
    10. Disconnect your phone.

    Congratulations! You have successfully updated your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware build UCLD3.

    Comments

    • Jasyu

      Does this work with other telcos in the world?

    • Angi3rv87

      just updated mine works pretty goooood!

      • Carlovello32

        can you tell me does it have the S Pen suite they delayed it for and is it worth updating..

    • Bill Roth

      What will this do when ATT releases their OTA version? will it diable their updates forever? Also, anyone have any indication as to when ATT will release?

    • Cubsfan106

      is this the official update from samsung? will instagram still work? also if i get an official update from AT&T and Samsung will it replace this one? Thanks for all your help!

    • TTom911

      any one knows if after ICS update:

      1. NFC works?

      2. is an external keyboard, connected via USB working (as a test if the USB host APIs are enabled)?

    • Santosramos79

      Just tried it right now seems to be pretty good. runs great and I think display looks better. running apps like time warner are now fun too

    • Xx

      What is the difference between UCLD3 and UCLE2 ?

    • Heck2fool

      How come every build of ice for my phone crashes. I have i 717 no matter what load i use it vibrate locks up
      Tw crashes. I keep hearing everyone runs great.

      • nweranj

        It will help if you wipe before flashing a rom unless it is an update.. If you want to go back to stock rom you just cwm restore

    • kidlunatic

      how can i downgrade back to gingerbread phone is crashing to much?

      • darren hensley

        Did you get an answer to your question? im wanting to switch back also. i dont like the fact that it took off my CWM.

    • Jacobs5953

      Not quite what I was expecting, the samsung voice app and others work only when they want to. I sure thats why ICS still has not been released publically.

    • Delgalaxynote

      Not noticing much of a difference with this ICS and Gingerbread. TW scrolling is simular. S-Pen does not calibrate as expected. Didnt have to cal in GB. Left-Hand Dominant set and still is off to left more than GB. No crashes. Use it daily (5 days now). Battery life is definately the same; averaging 15-18hrs with my normal use (Facebooking, Music, calls, etc.). Happy to note that GPS still works great and speaker phone hasnt lost its touch. Probably why the new S-Pen suite and Space Birds 30 levels are being added. Other than the slightly different interface (Settings, etc), No significant improvement.

      • jeff

        i found gps taking much longer to connect. email and vlingo fc. soud choppy on ringtones and blue ant q2 app wont work. battery worse . no improvement in lag. dissappointed . flashing back

    • darren hensley

      can i flash cwm on my note now that i put this ics rom in? also, if i decide to go back to stock, do i just do a factory reset? sorry for the amateur questions.

    • MXVBison

      Can we get a checksum for that large fie … 902mb

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