Android Ice Cream Sandwich build for Galaxy Note hit the Internet and it spread out everywhere. A lot of big blogs talked about this update, its functions and all because this is going to be a major update for the Galaxy Note smartphone. There were speculations that the ICS update for Galaxy Note would arrive in the second quarter of 2012, though a leaked ICS build has surfaced and you can now install it on your device by following the guide given below.
Being an ICS build, it contains all the powerful features of ICS as well as a new look that your phone never ever had. Face Unlock is fully functional in this leaked build, LTE connections are working great at high speed, Phone calls are working, Audio quality is superb, Stereo, MMS and the GPS are also working properly. Google Talk and Google Voice also seems to be working fine in this build. AT&T hotspot also works great. Some of the features have been renamed in this update, like Samsung Planner is now known as Calendar in this update, new calendar widgets are now available, a new Samsung Memo Widget has also been included in this build.
So, if you are fine with the above mentioned features, then just go ahead and install this ICS update on your Galaxy Note smartphone. You should be aware that this is a leaked version and may contain bugs, however, none of the bug has been reported, yet. This update can be installed using the Odin Tool and am sure if you have installed any ROMs on your phone, you probably know to work with this tool. Here are the tools you will need to start the installation process.
Step to Install ICS on Samsung Galaxy Note :
Step 1 : First, download the Odin tool using the link given above and run it on your PC. Double-click the .exe file to launch it.
Step 2 : Turn OFF your Galaxy Note and reboot it into the download mode. You can do it by pressing and holding Volume UP+Volume DOWN+Power key simultaneously. It will let your phone boot into the download mode.
Step 3 : Using the USB cable, connect your phone to your Windows PC. When you do so, the box in the Odin will turn its color to yellow, that means the connection between the phone and the PC is fine and is working.
Step 4 : Now, from the Odin tool, click on PDA button and then choose the ICS file you downloaded from the pre-requisites.
Step 5 : When you have chosen the file in PDA, hit the Start button to commence flashing this build.
When it is done flashing the ICS build on your phone, your phone should reboot and voila, you are up and running on the Android 4.0 ICS on your Galaxy Note.