XXLQ2 is yet another Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 which has been released by Samsung for United Kingdom and Ireland users of Galaxy Note. Since this update is for the N7000 variant, you can apply this firmware on your Note also provided it is not locked to any network (region does not matter). In this tutorial we will tell you how to install XXXLQ2 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note. The procedure is quite simple and this can be done via Odin.
Since this is an official firmware, you do not need to wipe data if you are on a stock ROM but if you are using a custom ROM, you will need to wipe data to prevent force close issues. Also, stock ROMs are not rooted and hence if your phone is already rooted, application of this firmware will revoke root access and you will have to root your Galaxy Note again.
Before you flash any firmware, it is always a good idea to take a backup of all your important data on your device.
The few points listed below will help you backup your data on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk.
Procedure to Install XXLQ2 CS 4.0.3 on Galaxy Note N7000
- Download XXLQ2 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware for Galaxy Note N7000 which is a zip file and also download Odin.
- Unzip the contents of the downloaded firmware zip file to a separate folder in your PC.
- Turn off your Galaxy Note.
- Boot your device into download mode. To do this, press Volume Down button + Center Button + Power button. Now you will see a warning message after which pressing the Volume Up button will boot your device into download mode.
- Open Odin.
- Connect your device to the Computer via USB Cable.
- The ID:Com section in Odin should turn yellow. If it doesn’t, it means that you have not installed the drivers properly. To solve this issue, download KIES which will get you the necessary drivers.
- After it turns yellow, click on PDA and select the file named “N7000XXLQ2_N7000XXLPT_N7000XEULP4_HOME.tar.md5” which you would get from the extracted contents of the zip file.
- Also make sure you have checked Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time in Odin.
- Click on Start.
With this method, you will be able to install XXLQ2 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below and I’d be happy to help you 🙂