Samsung Galaxy Note users, brace yourselves–Ice Cream Sandwich leaks are coming. Ice Cream Sandwich has been cropping up on Android devices left and right, and this time it’s finally arrived on the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.

Though this may not be an official release, it’s certainly enough to give hope to Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 uses of more Ice Cream Sandwich leaks to come in the future–that is, before Samsung sends out ICS officially to the N7000. This current leak may have some bugs, but we should be seeing even better releases in no time.

Requirements and Notes

Before you get too excited, you’ll need a few things before you can upgrade your Galaxy Note to Ice Cream Sandwich build XXLP1:

  • Make sure your device model is the N7000 (Samsung Galaxy Note).
  • Make sure to create a backup of all the important information on your device in case data will be lost or corrupted during the upgrading process.
  • If you have Samsung’s KIES installed on your computer, un-install it first because it may interrupt the upgrading process.
  • Make sure that you have the appropriate device drivers installed on your computer: 32  bit (x86) Windows | 64 bit (x64) Windows
  • Make sure that your device’s battery is fully charged to prevent it from shutting off in the middle of the upgrading process.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich build XXLP1 firmware package, available from the following:
  • If you have the 16 GB version of the Galaxy Note, download this PIT file and save it to your computer.


Once you have everything, you may now proceed in upgrading your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 to Ice Cream Sandwich build XXLP1:

  1. Download the ICS build XXLP1 firmware package to your computer.
  2. Extract the contents of the ICS build XXLP1 firmware ZIP file using WinRAR, 7-Zip, or other file extraction program into a folder on your computer. You should get the following files:
    • GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALP1.tar.md5
    • MODEM_N7000XXLP1_REV_05_CL1098475.tar.md5
    • N7000_CODE_N7000XXLP1_CL88317_REV02_user_mid_noship.tar.md5
    • odin3
    • Q1_20110919_32GB.pit
  3. Extract the contents of “odin3” into a folder on your computer.  You will get the following files:
    • Odin3v1.87.exe
    • Odin3.ini
  4. If your device is connected to the computer, disconnect it.
  5. Turn your device off.
  6. Enter into Download Mode. You can do this by holding both the Volume Down button and the Home button while pressing the Power button.
  7. Open Odin3 by double clicking on “Odin3v1.87.exe”.
  8. Connect your device to your computer now. You should see the message “Added!” in the lower left text box in Odin.
    • If you do not see this message, disconnect your device and make sure that you have installed the appropriate device drivers.
  9. In Odin3, load following files into their appropriate tabs (in bold below):
    • Click the PIT tab, and select the file Q1_20110919_32GB.pit (for the 32 GB version of Galaxy Note) or Q1_20110914_16GB.pit (if you have the 16 GB version)
    • Click the PDA tab, and select the file N7000_CODE_N7000XXLP1_CL88317_REV02_user_mid_noship.tar.md5
    • Click MODEM tab, and select the file MODEM_N7000XXLP1_REV_05_CL1098475.tar.md5
    • Click the CSC tab, and select the file GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALP1.tar.md5
  10. Under “Option” in Odin3, make sure that you have checked the boxes for “Re-partition”, “Auto-Reboot”, and “F. Reset Time”.
  11. Hit START in the Odin3 window to begin flashing ICS XXLP1 to your Samsung Galaxy Note. If the file has successfully finished flashing, you will see a PASS message with a green background in the upper left most box in Odin and your device should automatically reboot.
  12. If Odin3 gets stuck and doesn’t do anything, or you receive a FAIL message with a red background, do the following:
    • Disconnect the device from the computer.
    • Remove the phone’s battery.
    • Re-insert the battery.
    • Boot the phone into Download mode again.
    • Connect it to Odin3 again and start over from step 8.

Once your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 reboots, it will now be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich leaked firmware build XXLP1. Congratulations!

Carl Parker
We're all multi-talented and multi-faceted here, but, perhaps, Carl is the most multi-faceted in the bunch. Among Carl's many interests, Android holds a special place. He's particularly fond of reviewing Android apps and writing step-by-step guides for fellow Android fans.
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    • harry

      Full of bugs…My MIC is not working…when clall is placed..the person on the other side…just hears HSsHsshsss….noise….

      • Antoniuslut46

        me to mic not working cant get root to flash other rom midnight rom ids good please help me cant phone now

  • Idyant

    what some bugs for this Ice Cream Sandwich build XXLP1? manu thanks

  • Dan Bourque

    Has anyone had a chance to compare the S-Pen’s performance before and after upgrading to ICS? I’m happy with Gingerbread, but the digital ink could be faster. I read that ICS brings native stylus support.

  • Teamkronic

    The speaker by your ear does not work on this build

    • Cellphonez

      yes i m facing the same prob

  • Moshikko

    guys do not update
    this leaked ICS version is full of bugs
    it was leaked days ago by sammobile and was full of bugs almost nothing is working properly
    not a daily user at all
    head over to XDA and download the chinese leaked version which is a daily user on all counts

    • Hutenski

      can oyu pos the link..thanks in advance

  • yep congrats, better than android advices, at least this works good on my note, 30 minutes to upgrade and restore

    • Bruno Silva

      hello can you help me?

  • Zaim Zaman

    Is this ics working fine? Anyone had tried it?

  • Mmike

    Its working but it full of bugs and ear spiker is not.working.

    Simple dont instal it. When I do it there was not bed comments but now stay out from this one.

  • Kamal

    People having 16B Galaxy Note use this PIT file

  • Waseooky

    thx for PIT file

  • Bruno Silva

    Hello, i have made a update, but now my phone it look like a vacuum cleaner during a call. can anyone help odim3 wiitch button it the same that modem (phome or UMS)??

  • Hutenski

    its working thanks a lot man

    • Hutenski

      damn its true i thought its i cannot answer any call.only a vacuum sounds i hear..can any one help me.which is better links for updating firmware samsung galaxy note n7000..thanks a lot in advance…

  • Mark

    Hi i bought a note from china mobile “unlocked” and can not get it to work on Vodafone Australia is their a way to load local firmware instead chinese firmware

  • Walidkilani

    have any one install it plz tell us if not working good ,
    the pen working fine with it

  • Jschmidy75


    Just bought the N7000. Is this worth doing?