Few days back, we heard that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update was been rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy Note owners in USA and Europe. This is the time for Indians. Yes, Samsung has finally started rolling out the ICS update in India for its Galaxy Note GT-N7000. The company quietly brings the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update build IML74K for Indian Galaxy Note users through Samsung Kies software. The new ICS update also brings slightly tweaked TouchWiz layer. As we know, a few owners have notified about an OTA update on their phone, but many owners have not received the update notification yet. If you’re one of those guys who haven’t received the update notification yet, don’t feel unlucky because this short guide going to help you update your Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich using Samsung’s Kies software.
First of all, have you installed all updates available via OTA on your phone? We’ll make sure you’ve installed all those updates into your phone. To follow the following update process you must need to be connected with a WiFi network. Now get ready your Galaxy Note to be updated with ICS. Hit the menu button then go to Settings >> About phone >> Software update >> Update. Here you might receive a message showing “an update available or No update available”. This Galaxy Note had not been updated recently and we saw an update for N7000DDLC1 for 36MB.
If you’re one of those users who don’t have the ICS update the easy way, so you need to update it through Samsung Kies after the previous step. You can download Samsung Kies 2.3.1 for Windows (87MB). We’re not sure that whether the Mac version is working or not but the Windows version running fine [Samsung Support site]. Here is the Samsung Kies 184.108.40.20644_18 version.
Make sure your phone is installed with the Kies then you need to connect the phone into your PC and launch Kies. Then you’ll see your phone will be detected and drivers will be installed. Then you’ll see the following message indicating a new firmware version is available.
Then hit on the “update” button and you’ll see a notice showing “This update will install the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system to your device”.
It’s great to see the Ice Cream Sandwich update in Samsung Galaxy Note. Just click on the “Next” button to proceed. Now you’ll see the “Caution” screen where you’ll be informed to do some important thing before going for ICS update like; fully charge your phone before updating, backup of all your data, don’t press any button during update process, etc. Read carefully these given cautions before going for ICS update to your Galaxy Note.
Are you ready to update your Galaxy Note to Android v4.0 ICS? Then just click on the Start upgrade, which might take around 30 mins to 1hour for the process depending on your Internet connection. So have patience till the process end and as we said don’t click any button or disconnect the phone from your PC, otherwise you’ll have to start from the beginning.
Once the updating process gets over, you’ll be able to use the Android version 4.0.3 operating system and Baseband version N7000DDLP4 on your Galaxy Note. So now you can experience the features of Ice Cream Sandwich. You can see a screen shot of installing Chrome Beta app from the Play Store and you also can check the multi-tasking view by just pressing the home button of your keyboard.
Unfortunately Indian users still have to wait for the ICS update to their Galaxy S II GT-I9100, while the nest Galaxy S smartphone; the Galaxy SIII has already reached online stores in India. But hopefully the Galaxy S II is going to receive the Android 4.0 ICS update in coming weeks i.e. before the release of Galaxy SIII. Whatsoever, we hope the above mentioned guide will be useful to you to get ICS update in your Galaxy Note.
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