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Feel Free! It’s Galaxy Note N7000 as in the due course of the article we will check out on how you can update with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware version which is dubbed as XXLA3. This update comes just ahead of probable ICS Android 4.0 Leak for Galaxy Note N7000 which will soon be coming in few days from now. It was last time when we saw on how you can update your Note N7000 with XXKKA 2.3.6 firmware version. Please note that this is not an official firmware version launched from Samsung Electronics Ltd globally but this update is pushed Officially for European users. Since this is the manual update which we will be checking out, it will be applied through Odin and not via KIES tool.
Over a period of this article we will not only check on what are the pre requisite instructions you need to follow before going to the procedure mentioned further but also we will check out on what are the benefits which comes packed with this version of firmware.

Disclaimer: At Samsung Galaxy Series, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this update won’t root the device in any manner, so you will not lose the warranty which is the case if you root the phone.
  • Just in case if you have already rooted the Galaxy note N7000 then after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked and you can claim back the lost warranty.

Since after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked, we will soon come up with the rooting article to root Galaxy Note on XXLA3 Gingerbread 2.3.6
Improvements in XXLA3 Firmware:

  • Touch response has been improved,
  • Overall user experience is much more fluidic than before,

So assuming that you have followed the list of instructions mentioned in the above link, you now need to proceed further where we will see on how to apply this update of XXLA3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 on your Galaxy Note N7000.

Procedure to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with XXLA3 Gingerbread 2.3.6:

  • Match all the extracted files from the below mentioned screen capture and note that even if single file is missing then you need to check with the download or extraction of the same.
    • From extracted files, open the Odin executable file and turn Off your Galaxy Note. Now, you need to turn ON your Galaxy Note N7000 in the download Mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

      • Once the Note is turned ON in the download mode, with the help of USB Cable connect the phone with the computer while keeping Odin opened in your computer.
      • As soon as drivers are installed successfully, the ID : COM section in odin will turn yellow after which proceed to the next step to select the files.

      In Odin, click on the corresponding tabs and select the files as mentioned in the below list.

      DANGER: Re-Partition Option should be “UNTICKED” or else your phone may get bricked.
      PIT – Q1_20110914_16GB.pit
      PDA – CODE_N7000XXLA3_CL880036_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
      Phone –  MODEM_N7000XXLA3_REV_05_CL1095424.tar.md5
      CSC – GT-N7000-MULTI-CSC-OXALA3.tar.md5

      • After selecting all the files and checking the same that right files are selected, click on “Start” to start the firmware update process.
      • Once you click on “Start”, within 10 minutes the firmware will be applied successfully and then the device will be rebooted. Once you see the home screen in your phone, disconnect the connected phone and turn Off the phone so as to enter the phone in the recovery mode.
      • In recovery mode, select options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and also you need to select the option of “Clear Dalvik Cache” after which you need to reboot your device by selecting reboot system now after which all the cache files will get deleted.
      • To ensure that the firmware is applied successfully, you need to check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will find the version of XXLA3 Android 4.0.3 firmware. If there is any other version then do let us know in the comments section below.

      Congratulations, you have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note. Let us know in the comments section just in case if you have any issues in the comments section as we will try our level best to address the same at the earliest.

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      Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

      Posted: January 3, 2012 in Samsung Galaxy Note
      Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Neither. It’s a tablet. Or a phone. Or both. We really don’t know – but it has some of the best specs around and Samsung’s hoping this will ship by the bucketload.
      The Samsung Galaxy Note is a phone/ tablet hybrid that doesn’t really sit in any category – we’ve reviewed it as a smartphone simply due to the fact it can make calls, but Samsung is definitely trying to create a new category of device with this 5.3-inch screened behemoth.
      It’s funny how mobile trends can change. Just a few years ago, manufacturers were falling over themselves trying to outdo each other to to provide the smallest handset in the world. Motorola got them pretty thin with the RAZR line and Samsung’s own D500 was titchy.

      samsung-galaxy-note-review
      Our definitive Samsung Galaxy Note
      Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Neither. It’s a tablet. Or a phone. Or both. We really don’t know – but it has some of the best specs around and Samsung’s hoping this will ship by the bucketload.
      The Samsung Galaxy Note is a phone/ tablet hybrid that doesn’t really sit in any category – we’ve reviewed it as a smartphone simply due to the fact it can make calls, but Samsung is definitely trying to create a new category of device with this 5.3-inch screened behemoth.
      It’s funny how mobile trends can change. Just a few years ago, manufacturers were falling over themselves trying to outdo each other to to provide the smallest handset in the world. Motorola got them pretty thin with the RAZR line and Samsung’s own D500 was titchy.
      Then something happened and big became cool. Yet, we don’t seem to mind any more.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      Just as well really, because the Galaxy Note is just that – big. Falling somewhere between the tablet and phone goalposts, it’s not as enormous as pictures may imply. But it is larger than your average smartphone.
      Its dimensions come in at 146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65mm yet, at 178g, it’s fairly light considering how heavy it could have been. This is a trait we’ve come to expect with the Galaxy line with both the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 handsets also being light as a feather.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      To look at the Note, it looks just like a larger version of the S2. The front is incredibly minimalist with only a Samsung logo and homescreen button visible to the eye (the homescreen button is a little more rectangular than that of the S2, almost in an effort to make it seem less iPhone-like.)
      Samsung galaxy note review
      The front facing 2MP camera and light sensor are there but almost impossible to see on the black model. The left hand side holds only a volume rocker, the top houses the 3.5mm headphone jack and there’s a power/lock-unlock button on the right. The micro USB charging and syncing port can be located on the bottom.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      The 8MP camera with LED flash is located in the centre of the rear portion in the same way it is on the S2 although, bizarrely, Samsung has, once again, chosen to have the actual glass covering of the lens protruding.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      We can’t understand why it’s not recessed as this merely makes the already vulnerable camera more prone to being scratched when the Note is placed on a surface.
      The speaker is located near the bottom of the rear and just above the dock for the ‘S-Pen’ (i.e. fancy stylus) that Samsung appears to be so excited about.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      The crowning glory of the Note is the screen: 5.3″ of WXGA goodness (1280 x 800) and it is a belter. Samsung has always been renowned for its good screens with even the Galaxy S giving us that wow factor last year.
      We were bowled over by the S2’s Super AMOLED Plus but the Note just blows that out of the water. 285ppi is what it gives us and not only are colours vibrant and sharp, but it looks easily as good as anything that Apple produces with a ‘retina’ label, even though it’s obviously a lot bigger.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      Under the hood, you’ll find a dual-core 1.4GHz processor powering this beast and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (which you can also expand by another 32GB with removable memory.)
      A 2,500mAh battery should give you plenty of juice – but considering the size of the screen, which is always the biggest drainer, it may not go as far as one hopes.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      It’s difficult to see just who the Note is aimed at – mainly because it’s hard to give it a label and put firmly in the camp of being just a phone or just a tablet. Samsung claims it’s the kind of device a lady could carry around in her handbag but it doesn’t feel like something that has been solely designed with the girls in mind.
      The nearest device we can think it compares to is the HTC Flyer though that’s been out a while now and is already being reduced in price. For some buyers it could very well be a choice between the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 and with the only real differences being size and the ‘S-Pen’, there’s not much in it.
      Samsung galaxy note review
      At the time of writing, you can pick the Note up sim-free for a shade under £600 which places it firmly at the top end of the spectrum and comparable with an unlocked iPhone 4S 32GB.
      You can of course pick one up on contract as well – but due to its specs and positioning, it’s not something you’ll get for free unless you’re willing to pay more than £40 a month. And that’s on a two year deal.

      Current Price:Around Rs.32000 Appr.$640