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Update Galaxy Note GT-I9228 China to ZMLG5 Android 4.0.4 Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note has just received the latest build I9228ZMLG5 of Android 4.0.4 in China. There has always been a confusion with this Samsung Android device (GT-I9228) and is known by the Galaxy Note N7000, Galaxy Note (GT-I9220) and Galaxy S3 names. You can install and update Galaxy Note I9228 to Android 4.0.4 ZMLG5.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note I9228 to Android 4.0.4 ZMLG5 (July 2012 – China) official firmware using ODIN. Be warned, that this tutorial will wipe all your existing installed apps and personal settings. Please backup your data from the tools given below.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

NOTE: If you are looking for Android 4.0.4 ICS for Galaxy Note GT-I9220, check here!

Android 4.0.4 ZMLG5 Firmware Details:

PDA: I9228ZMLG5
CSC: I9228CHNLG5
Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-07-30
Regions: China

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 Galaxy Note I9228 to ZMLG5 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware.

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