A new official Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware has been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy Note, ZSLPF. It’s a build for Nordic countries (like Sweden), and has a build date of May 8, which makes it quite a recent firmware. You can try it on your Galaxy Note N7000 no matter which country you are, provided it’s an unlocked, unbranded Galaxy Note not tied to a particular carrier — yes, it’s not for AT&T Galaxy Note.
As always, since this is a leaked firmware, there can be some bugs and issues present in it, but considering it’s said to be an official update, everything should work properly.
Read on to find out how you can install the ZSLPF Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware on your Galaxy Note.
This firmware and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy Note, model number N7000. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.
How to Install ZSLPF Android 4.0 Firmware on your Galaxy Note
Warning! The recent Ice Cream Sandwich firmware, XXLPY, for the Galaxy Note N7000 had a serious bug. From what we can gather, the bug bricks the phone when you wipe data — that is, do a factory reset — in recovery, or flash a ROM or something in recovery. So, DO NOT use RECOVERY at all. Even transferring a large file may brick the phone, because it’s related to eMMC (sdcard). It’s said that the bug hasn’t affected all phones, and the brick rate might be 5%, which is actually pretty damn high for bug that can completely destroy the phone, we don’t even know whether Samsung service center guys would be able to fully repair it, although we think they should be able to.
Read more about the bug here.
——————Installation Guide below, but do Read the Warning text above first————–—
- This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
Important! Don’t forget to at least make a backup of your APN settings, which you can restore later if your data connection does not work after installing the ROM. Use the backup guide to find out how.
- It’s important you’ve the proper drivers for the phone installed. If you have installed Samsung’s Kies software, you already have the drivers, so download them only if you haven’t installed Kies.
Download links: 32 bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows
- Download the firmware.
Download Link | Filename: N7000ZSLPF_N7000OZSLPF_OZS.zip | Size: 648 MB
- Extract the downloaded zip file once to get the following files (you might see the file name end with .tar instead of .md5 as the file extension is usually hidden, so it’s normal):
- N7000_APBOOT_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_sh ip.tar.md5
- N7000_CODE_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_ship .tar.md5
- Download Odin 1.85 from → here.
Filename: Odin 1.85.zip | Size: 199 KB
- Extract the contents of the Odin 1.85.zip file to a folder.
- Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC, then switch it off.
- Now, put the Galaxy Note in Download Mode — press and hold these keys together: Volume Down + Home + Power. A Warning! screen will come up; press Volume Up key to continue to enter Download Mode.
- Open Odin — double-click the Odin3 v1.85.exe that you got after extracting the file Odin 1.85.zip.
- In ODIN, do the following:
- Click the BOOTLOADER button, then select the N7000_APBOOT_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_sh ip.tar.md5 (from step 4.3)
- Click the PDA button, then select the N7000_CODE_N7000ZSLPF_CL558430_REV02_user_low_ship .tar.md5 (from step 4.4)
- Click on CSC button, and select the GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OZSLPF.tar.md5 file (from step 4.1)
- Click the PHONE button, then select the MODEM_N7000XXLR1_REV_05_CL1144476.tar.md5 (from step 4.2).
- Important! Do not make any other changes in Odin except selecting the required files as given in step 10. Leave all other options as they are.
- Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added!” under Odin’s message box in the bottom left.
If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed (check step 2). Also, uninstall Kies from the Control Panel as well (this will leave the drivers on the computer but remove Kies which can interfere with the procedure).
- Now, hit the START button to start flashing of ZSLPF on your Galaxy Note. When the flashing is complete, your phone will automatically reboot — and when you see the Samsung logo, you can safely unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin.
IMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or you get a FAIL message (with red background) in ODIN, disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, turn phone on in Download mode again, and do the procedure again from Step 9.
- If you run into any roadblocks while flashing the firmware, let us know and we’ll help you out.
- Lastly, those who want root, look here for a guide on rooting ZSLPF firmware on Galaxy Note.
The ZSLPF Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware is now running on your Galaxy Note. Let us know how it works for you, in the comments below.