[How-to] upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note to stock ICS

Samsung has started rolling out ICS to its Galaxy Note customers in Germany. Most of them even updated it OTA. However, the roll-out is not simultaneous across countries and folks in other countries might have to wait till Samsung makes it officially available.

I am one of those, who generally can’t wait to get hold of the update. Hence I tried and was successfully able to upgrade my Galaxy Note to Stock ICS ROM. Here are the steps, in-case you also want to try the stock ICS for Galaxy Note.

Note: Before proceeding, do remember that this procedure might brick your device or invalidate the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk and also, I should not be held responsible. Take backup of your device and wipe the device clean before proceeding.


  • Get yourself Mobile ODIN on Galaxy Note.
  • Download the ROM from the XDA Dev Site or grab it from this location.
  • Extract the contents of the above zip file into a folder.
  • Download CF Root for LPY
  • Extract file contents from the CF Root Zip file and place the zImage file into the same folder as in step 3.
  • Copy the folder (from Step 3) to root dir of Ext/Int SD card of Galaxy Note.
  • Open Mobile Odin on your Galaxy Note
  • Select ‘Open file’ N point to ROM file
  • Select Kernel tab N point to zImage file
  • Select Ever Root option
  • Select Flash


After sometime, the device should be on ICS Stock. At the first boot-up, there might be some app crashes. Reboot the device and the apps should work fine.

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