Galaxy Note users, get your flashing fingers ready. Another Ice Cream Sandwich leak is available for your device and you can install it as long as your device is not tied to any carrier such as AT&T. You can flash this ROM easily on your device. Read on to know how.
Just a few days ago, a new Ice Cream Sandwich firmware build called ZSLPF for the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 was leaked. The firmware’s fresh build date of May 8, 2012 suggests that Samsung could be cooking something in the kitchen and it may be out soon. The firmware is made for Galaxy Note users located in Nordic countries, however it can be installed to your Galaxy Note N7000 wherever you may be located as long as you are not tied to a carrier.
As far as status and stability of the firmware are concerned, it is possible that there are still bugs and issues in it just like most leaks in the past. On the other hand, since it’s official firmware, you should have nothing to worry about when installing it on your phone.
If you want to install this firmware on your Galaxy Note N7000 see the requirements and instructions below.
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
- A Windows PC
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy Note by going to Settings > Applications > Development. Make sure the “USB debugging” option has a check mark beside it.
- Make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Install the appropriate drivers for your device on your computer. Not necessary if you have Samsung KIES. Get the driver installer from here: 32-bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows
- Disable Samsung KIES and any firewall and anti-virus programs as they may interrupt the flashing process.
- Download the ZSLPF firmware package (N7000ZSLPF_N7000OZSLPF_OZS.zip, 648 MB) to your computer.
- Download and extract Odin3 1.85 (Odin 1.85.zip, 199 kB) to your computer.
Very important note: Firmware version ZSLPF has a huge bug, with the potential to damage your SD card and brick your Galaxy Note if you wipe data, do a factory reset, or reformat partitions from recovery. So, to protect your device DO NOT wipe data, perform a factory reset, or reformat partitions from recovery after installing the ZSLPF firmware.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number GT-N7000. 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.
- Extract the ZSLPF firmware ZIP package to a folder on your desktop and you should get the following files:
- N7000_APBOOT_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_sh ip.tar.md5
- N7000_CODE_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_ship .tar.md5
- Turn off your phone. Don’t connect it to your computer yet.
- Boot your phone into Download Mode. Press and hold down the Volume Down button, the Home button and the Power key together. A “Warning!” screen will appear. Press the Volume Up key to continue to Download Mode.
- Extract Odin 1.85.zip to a folder on your PC. You’ll get Odin3 v1.85.exe.
- Double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch it.
- Once Odin3 is running, do the following and do not make any other changes.
- Click the PIT button, then chose Q1_20110914_16GB.pit (if your Note is the 16-GB variant) or Q1_20110914_32GB.pit (if your phone is the 32-GB variant).
- Click the Bootloader button, then choose N7000_APBOOT_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5.
- Click the PDA button, then choose N7000_CODE_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_ship .tar.md5.
- Click on CSC button, and choose GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OZSLPF.tar.md5 file.
- Click the Phone button, then choose MODEM_N7000XXLR1_REV_05_CL1144476.tar.md5.
- In the Option section in Odin3, make sure the following checkboxes are checked: Re-Partition, Auto Reboot, and F. Reset Time.
- Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable.
- You will be notified with an “Added” message in Odin3 if the phone successfully connects. If not, reinstall the drivers for your Galaxy Note and make sure USB debugging is enabled on the phone.
- Click Start in Odin3 to start the flashing the firmware.
- When the flashing is complete, your phone will automatically reboot and you will see a “PASS” message in the top-leftmost box of the Odin3 window.
- However, if Odin3 gets stuck or you get a “FAIL” message, just disconnect the phone from your computer, close Odin3, remove the battery, re-insert the battery, and start over from step 3.
Great! Your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is now running on the latest leaked Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware build ZSLPF. Enjoy!