With Google finally releasing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code, it seems that many developers are also jumping on the bandwagon of porting the latest update. Despite the Jelly Bean open season, many devices still haven’t received the most recent Ice Cream Sandwich update. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 is one of them. Although AT&T has already started rolling out the official update over Samsung KIES, you can manually install the update to your Galaxy Note SGH-I717.
In case you stumble across problems while updating your AT&T Galaxy Note through KIES, you can always flash the update manually. There are reports that using the flashing method will increase your phone’s flash counter but installing it with the official firmware won’t harm your phone, so there isn’t anything to worry about.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn more about how to upgrade AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717 to Android 4.0.4 build UCLF6.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with theAT&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.
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Download the following files:
- Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware (I717UCLF6_I717ATTLF6_ATT.zip, 673 MB)
- Odin3 v3.07 (Odin3_v3.07.rar, 397 kB)
- 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.
- Extract the downloaded Android 4.0.4 firmware using any extracting software. You should be able to obtain a file named 717UCLF6_I717ATTLF6_I717UCLF6_HOME.tar.md5.
- NOTE: Some files may end with TAR instead of MD5, especially if you've set your OS to hide file extensions.
- Launch the Odin application by double-clicking the Odin3 v1.83.exe.
- Boot your Galaxy Note into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons. You’ll then be greeted with a “Warning” screen. Press the Volume Up button to boot into Downloading Mode.
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
- Once your phone is connected to your computer, you should be able to get an “Added!!” Message found in one of Odin’s message box. This indicate that your phone has successfully communicated with your computer.
- Inside Odin, select the PDA button then browse for the 717UCLF6_I717ATTLF6_I717UCLF6_HOME.tar.md5 file.
- Important! Do not make any other changes in Odin except the ones mentioned in this guide. Make sure that “Re-Partition” is not selected underOptions.
- Select the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the firmware on your phone. When the installation process is complete, your phone will automatically reboot itself. When you see the Samsung logo, disconnect your phone from your computer. You will also get a “PASS” message in Odin’s message box.
Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 to the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich build UCLF6.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.