While many mobile enthusiasts seem to be more concerned with the Samsung Galaxy S III that we recently gave a hands-on treatment, it is reassuring to know that Samsung still has a place in its heart for slightly older devices such as the International Galaxy Note GT-N7000. How does a large multi-national corporation show their love for a still young-at-heart device? The best way possible, of course—with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The update to ICS comes in the form of the N7000XXLPY update to Android 4.0.3. Naturally, it also brings the love-it-or-hate-it TouchWiz user interface. Currently, the update seems to only be rolling out to those Notes in Germany. However, XDA Forum Member xaoc747 kindly posted the update in a recovery-flashable update.zip package for all to enjoy here on XDA. Forum Member xaoc747 was then kind enough to repackage the update to ODIN format and give instructions on how to root! In his own words:
Originally Posted by lee yun khong
Big thanks to Dr.ketan and Chainfire.
First ICS for Note
N7000XXLPY 4.0.3 2012 May N7000OXALPY Open Germany posted to OP
This is Non Wipe version
Installation note : How to update from GB ROM to ICS
Install using Mobile Odin safely
- Download N extract ROM
- Copy Extracted file to a folder e.g ICS ROM On Ext/Int SD card
- Download CF Root for LPY
- Extract CF root till get zImage file
- Copy zImage file to same above said folder in SD car
- Open Mobile Odin
- Select ‘Open file’ N point to ROM file
- select Kernel tab N point to zImage file
- select Ever Root option
- You will get ICS ROM + Root + CWM
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