Update Galaxy Note to XXLC1, Latest Gingerbread Android 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy Note

While owners of the Galaxy Note all over the world wait for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update to be released for it, Samsung hasn’t stopped working on the Gingerbread firmware yet, resulting in another GB firmware for the Note. XXLC1 is the latest Android 2.3.6 firmware for the Galaxy Note to be leaked on the internet, and you can flash it on your Note using the step by step procedure given below.

Read on to find out how you can update your Galaxy Note to XXLC1 firmware.


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.

Pre-installation Requirements

  1. This procedure will wipe your apps and data (but will not touch the SD cards), so backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  2. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  3. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. If you have installed Kies, you already have the drivers, so download them only if your Note doesn’t get detected.
    Download links: 32 bit (x86) Windows  |   64-bit (x64) Windows

How to Install XXLP1 on your Galaxy Note

  1. Download the firmware.
    Download Link  |  Filename: N7000XXLC1_N7000OXALC1_OXA.zip  |  Size: 549 MB
  2. 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):
    1. GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALC1.tar.md5
    2. MODEM_N7000XXLB2_REV_05_CL1106002.tar.md5
    3. CODE_N7000XXLC1_CL1003701_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
  3. Download Odin 1.85 from → here.
    Filename: Odin 1.85.zip | Size: 199 KB
  4. Extract the contents of the Odin 1.85.zip file to a folder.
  5. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC. Switch Off your Galaxy Note. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  6. 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.
  7. Open Odin (from step 3) — double-click the Odin3 v1.85.exe that you got after extracting the file Odin 1.85.zip.
  8. 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. See point 3 above under ‘pre-installation tips’.
  9. Now, in ODIN, select these files in the respective tabs:
    1. Click the PDA tab, and select the file CODE_N7000XXLC1_CL1003701_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 (from step 2.3)
    2. Click MODEM tab, and select the file MODEM_N7000XXLB2_REV_05_CL1106002.tar.md5 (from step 2.2)
    3. Click the CSC tab, and select the file GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALC1.tar.md5 (from step 2.1)
  10. Important! Do not make any other changes in Odin except selecting the required files as given in step 9. Leave all other options as they are.
  11. Now, hit the START button to start flashing of XXLC1 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, do the following:

    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 7.

  12. If you run into any roadblocks while flashing the firmware, let us know and we’ll help you out.

You have successfully flashed XXLC1, the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware for the Galaxy Note. Share your thoughts on the firmware in the comments below.

31 Comment

  1. What does it even do ? all i noticed it added Stuff like google+ messenger and google+ thats all :S 

  2. Tamoodyong says: Reply

    Changelogs please from LB1 or LB2?

  3. Rash_0014 says: Reply

    I guess there is no MODEM option in ODIN

  4. Win2allbyte says: Reply

    thanks before ya…

    but in no 9 you say MODEM tab. Actually no MODEM tab in Odin 1.85.
    only get PHONE tab.

    how to solve this?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      No prob, use the phone tab. That was by error.

  5. Cura says: Reply

    superb… faster and reliable… tq

  6. Cura says: Reply

    modem and phone is the same…. just put the modem file in the phone tab… you solve the problem..

  7. Azdi_81 says: Reply


  8. Narinder 2 says: Reply

    Odin can’t locate the files.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      You have to locate it for Odin. Click on the PDA tab which will open a window then you got to browse to where you extracted the files and select the one mentioned above in steps.

  9. Coolboy says: Reply

    Do we lose the warranty of the device once we root it….??

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes, you may lose warranty. Although, mostly service center guys don’t even get to know you’ve rooted your phone and as such ignore this. Anyway, you can flash the firmware for your region back (and not root it) to restore the warranty — good when you plan to sell the device, or return it to service center for some reason.

  10. MGMM says: Reply

    It worked like a dream, I now have the ability to change my csc and thus will try out ICS as I’m too impatient to wait for the UK release! Thanks.

  11. tvrtim says: Reply

    I have hit a road block, after successful install it is asking me for a password. How do I bypass this, or what is the password?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      That’s because you had entered a sim lock password I guess. But anyway, entering any password, it will fail but keep doing it until it asks stopping password.

  12. gusals says: Reply

    is this stock rom so it won’t increase the flash count right?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Each time you use Download Mode of your phone to flash a (stock) firmware or kernel on it, it will increase the flash counter. It’s okay, though, nothing to be wary of.

  13. thakur mohit bisht says: Reply

    there is no modem tab in odin so wat to do now????????????

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      The Phone tab is the one for Modem.

  14. dave parton says: Reply

    hi i mght have that xxlpy bug as mentioned reverting back to the xxlc1 firmware as mentioned i get right to the end using odin but stops everytime on data.img ????

    cant seem to flash any other firmware just hangs on samsung logo or goes slightly further and hangs on installing applications?? waht can i do i need my phone back

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      You still unable to flash a firmware? Let me know, I might help with it.

  15. SAVIER says: Reply


  16. jeff says: Reply

    i followed the steps what was mentioned and i must say who ever has written this for installation of gingerbread on galaxy note knows what needs doing, i had upgraded my firmware from gingerbread to ICS and since then my phone started freezing, screen used to lag and in short ICS is not for galaxy note.
    this site has saved me money and given me a good tool to install gingerbread on note.
    thank you very much.
    well done god bless you.

  17. shaam says: Reply

    hi i am trying reflashing back to gingerbead on my galaxy note but on my odin is not showing modem tab its showing bootloader, pda, phone and csc,i have tried couple of times but odin not showing read or anything and my phone not in download mode its in safemode, is that ok?

  18. Note says: Reply

    Nice video and nice tutorial… 🙂

    Only problem there is no .pit file included with Odin…

    I mean do i need it, and will something bad happen if i flash 2.3.6. whitout .pit file???

    Plz answer as soon as possible 😀

  19. Jason says: Reply

    my N7000 already display firmware upgrade encountered an issue. please
    select recovery mode in kies & try again. I try to flash GB rom from
    here “theandroidsout” but i get stuck on factoryfs.img. it just stop
    there and do nothing. Please help me

    1. I have same problem too. if u got answer please contact me and help !!

  20. Lev Singh says: Reply

    I installed the drivers but still my computer shows that u need to install drivers. windows vista

  21. Juan Cruz says: Reply

    Works fine, thanks a lot! I was angry with Android 4.0.4 with no Adobe Flash 11.
    Well done!

    1. rahul gathania says: Reply

      If i did it then i will void my warranty or not???

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