While Samsung Galaxy Note users are anxiously waiting for a leak of the firmware based on Ice Cream Sandwich, they’ll be pleased that they’re getting a new firmware leak. Make way for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLA4.
As in most cases of leaked official firmware, build XXLA4 for the Galaxy Note is hoped to bring a more stable build for Samsung’s hybrid phoneblet. According to Galaxy Note owners who tried flashing the firmware to their devices, build XXLA4 brings more speed and fluidity to the tablet, as well as improved mobile network speeds. Some users also observed some improvement with battery performance after flashing XXLA4.
Some devs who have tried the firmware are also speculating that firmware XXLA4 for the Galaxy Note could be the last Gingerbread update for the Note before Samsung officially rolls out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the famed phoneblet.
If you’re eager to load up your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLA4, you’ll find the instructions in the rest of this guide.
Before you get too excited, please note that this update is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Note model GT-N7000. If you are not sure what your device’s model is, you can check it through Settings > About Phone. If your Samsung Galaxy Note model does not match N7000, please do not proceed as insisting on installing this update may brick your device.
Here are the things you need to do before you start flashing firmware XXLA4 to your handset:
Once you have completed all of the pre-flashing requirements, you can now install XXLA4 firmware on the Samsung Galaxy Note, as follows:
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is now running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXLA4 firmware.
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My N7000 came from the Netherlands, via a grey importer in Australia. I use it on the Telstra NextG (850MHz) network as a BYO.
It received the update over the air (OTA = direct from the internet), bypassing Kies and any of the stuff above altogether. I presume many direct buyers will get the update the same way.
is this firmware prerouted?
For which region is this Firmware??? Middle East Note holders should stay away from this?
HI..DEAR….MY GALAXY NOTE…… STILL NOW ANDROID VERSION 4.0.3….PLEASE I NEED NEW VERSION ….PLS HELP ME