ICS 4.0 OTA Upgrade with Touchwiz for Galaxy Note GT N7000

Sanjana May 11, 2012 1

Over the past few months, there has been an increase in the percentage of devices running on Android 4.0 ICS. Most of the devices launched these days come with ICS. Even though the roll out has been slow it has been steady and ICS rollout for older devices is finally picking up speed.

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After the launch of much talked about Galaxy S III, owners of Samsung phone + tablet phablet,

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the Galaxy Note, can now join in the exclusive ICS club. The news was broken on Twitter by a certain Samsung Galaxy Note user who posted a screenshot of the OTA update request. Since this update comes out with various suite upgrade to S Note app and S Memo and other Samsung’s exclusive applications, Samsung calls it as the Premium Suite upgrade

The update file is 319 MB of size and includes features such as

  • Significant performance upgrades associated with Android 4.0
  • New ICS-compatible TouchWiz UI
  • New S-Note App that includes advanced note-taking, productivity tools
  • New S-Memo Widget

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This new Android 4.0 update has been pushed to the all the Galaxy Note holders internationally and has been released via over the air (OTA). Users from European countries like Germany and Netherlands were the first one to spot this upgrade.


wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable for international version GT-N7000 that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


Keep a backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps to Install Android 4.0 Update on Samsung Galaxy Note OTA:

Step-1: In case you have received any OTA notifications  from Samsung about this software update then pull down your notifications bar and tap on Download button to proceed with the installation.

Step-2: Users who haven’t received any notifications can manually check by navigating through the path Menu > Settings > About Device > System update and tap on Check for an update. In case you find any update available, then proceed with the installation else you can check back later.

After the firmware is successfully updated, you can easily detect that Android 4.0 is installed in your phone as it brings an entirely new makeover to your smartphone. You can check the Android version by navigating through Menu > Settings > About Device where it will display the Android 4.0 version.

The software build of this update is XXLPY and the OS version is Android 4.0.3 IML74L. Galaxy Note owners can also opt to update the Galaxy Note device via official Samsung KIES application.

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  1. danilo May 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    here in czech republic nothing yet:(

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