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HOW TO: Install Galaxy Note N7000 XXLQ2 ICS 4.0.3 Official Firmware Update

Samsung Galaxy Note users all over the world have still not received the official Android 4.0 ICS software update. Samsung has always had a pretty bad record of delivering Android updates on time to their devices. Galaxy Note N7000 XXLQ2 4.0.3 ICS official firmware update is now available for download.

Samsung recently released Galaxy Note N7000 XXLQ2 official update for United Kingdom users. It is one of the most stable official updates and is bootloader free, which means any of you N7000 users can download and install this official update. Remember, installing Android 4.0.3 build XXLQ2 means that you will be losing root access and will have to wait till a proper method is available.

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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Note USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your phone to the latest Galaxy Note N7000 XXLQ2 firmware.