Galaxy note users got official gingerbread firmware update by Samsung. This update is based on android 2.3.6 gingerbread dubbed as XXLA6. It brings fixes for camera and some minor issues.
It’s not an international update only European users can get their hands on this firmware, don’t worry if you are not in Europe you can also taste this gingerbread.
Upgrading process is very easy, only method is changed instead of updating your phone with Samsung kies you have to update it with a PC tool called Odin.
Let me remind you installing this update will not root your phone so don’t worry about your warranty. if you already have a rooted phone after flashing the firmware your root will be restored and you have to root your phone again.
Things to do before updating your phone
- First and foremost make a complete backup of your phone it is is good for safety.
- Charge your phone at least 70% otherwise your phone will get if it switched off during the procedure
- Follow this guide to prepare your phone before updating firmware
- Android 2.3.6 gingerbread firmware XXLA6
- Odin3 v1.81
Instructions to install firmware
After downloading update file extract it, you’ll get some .tar.md5 files save them on safe place like desktop
Now launch the Odin3 software by double-clicking on it
Now boot your phone in download mode , to do that Switch off your galaxy note. Now press and hold Volume Down + OK buttons and while holding press Power button
After you successfully entered in download mode you can connect your phone to PC via USB cable
Please note if you are unable to boot your phone in download mode try again don’t connect your phone to PC without download mode
Just after connecting you will see ID:COM section of Odin turned yellow, it is indicator of successful connection between PC and your phone.
If you didn’t see yellow indicator disconnect your phone and connect it again Don’t go further without yellow indicator
Click on the PDA button in Odin and select “N7000XXLA6_N7000OXXLA1_N7000XXLA4_HOME.tar.md5″ file.
Under the options make sure only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” are checked. Leave the other options unchecked.
Click on the start button located at top right side, it will start from firmware flashing procedure during this process don’t disconnect your phone or switch off your PC or close Odin
in few minutes your device will automatically reboot and after that your phone will boot in new firmware now you can disconnect your phone from PC
Congratulations !! You have successfully installed 2.3.6 firmware, for better performance we have to perform one more step
- Switch off your phone Reboot it in recovery mode by holding down Volume Up and OK + Power button.
- From recovery menu select “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe cache partition”
- Once done return to the main menu and select “Reboot system now” option
it’s time to restore your backups and enjoy the latest firmware. please leave your comments and tell us your experience. if you faced any problem feel free to ask
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