Still waiting for the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717? Rolling that out to everyone may take some time. If your patience is wearing thin, you might want to try installing a firmware leak for your phone. There’s a recent Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware leak for build UCLF5 for the AT&T Galaxy Note. While not an official update, it is still worth your time if you have been waiting for too long. Read on to learn how to install it on your phone.
While the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note has already received its official Ice Cream Sandwich update, the AT&T variant is still yet to receive it. Updates for AT&T phones are seemingly slow which is also the case for the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. The Galaxy S3 has just entered the scene, yet these devices are still stuck in old firmware. UCLF5 is a recent but not official firmware leak so it’s expected that there could be some underlying bugs and problems but it might just do the trick for those who can’t wait for the official update.
- 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.
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers should be installed on the PC. Download them from these links: Link1 and Link2 (USB_Driver_for_ATT_I717_Galaxy_Note_v1_3_2200_0.exe, 22.81 MB). You may also install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies on your PC.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset. Go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development and check the USB debugging option.
- 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.
- 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.
- Charge your phone with at least 50% power to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Download the leaked UCLF5 firmware package (SGH-I717UCLF5_478C4F494FE1D8194C6BD7758C972351.exe, md5sum: 478c4f494fe1d8194c6bd7758c972351).
- On your PC, double-click SGH-I717UCLF5_478C4F494FE1D8194C6BD7758C972351.exe to run Odin.
- Turn off your phone.
- Reboot your phone to Download Mode. To do that, press the Power and Volume Down keys of your phone until you see “Warning!!” displayed on the screen. Press the Volume Up key to continue into Download Mode.
- Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable.
- Odin will automatically recognize your phone and will display an “Added” displayed in the message box on the Odin window.
- If you don’t see one, you may have to re-install the drivers.
- Also try to use the USB port at the back of your computer’s CPU if your phone is not detected.
- In Odin, click the Start button to proceed with flashing the UCLF5 firmware on your phone.
- The flashing will take a few minutes and when it’s done your phone will automatically reboot. When you see the Samsung logo, it indicates that you can now safely unplug your phone from the PC. You will also see a “PASS” message on the upper left of the Odin window which means that the flashing is successful.
- However, if Odin gets stuck or you get a “FAIL” message, you just have to disconnect your phone from the PC, close the Odin window, remove and reinsert your phone’s battery, and start from step 1 again.
Hurray! You have just installed the leaked Android 4.0 ICS build UCLF5 firmware on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717. Explore it and enjoy!
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