How to Update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with Latest XXLA6 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

XXLA3 was a hit last time when we saw on how to update the same on your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and in the due course of this article we will be checking out an all new version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 which is XXLA6 edition. Though there are no big list of enhancements in this build but there are few issues related to camera and S Note apps have been addressed in this new version. Officially this firmware is not yet launched all over the Globe but it officially released for European users and is pretty stable. The best part is that anyone with their SAMSUNG Galaxy Note N7000 can apply this firmware update. For all those who have messed up their N7000 device by applying this previous ICS Update in chinese language can apply this update to get your device fixed.
Disclaimer: At Android Advices, 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 XXLA6 Gingerbread 2.3.6.
  • The only thing you need to ensure is that of the data in your phone as there is a possibility that the data in the device may get erased or corrupted, so with the help of below mentioned steps, you can easily backup or restore the data. With the help of below mentioned steps you can backup / restore the data.
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Battery charge left in the device should be a minimum of 60% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
Assuming that you have followed all the information mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page wherein you can easily apply this update with the he

Procedure to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXLA6 Firmware:
  • Download XXLA6 Firmware Package from here which contains all the essential files as mentioned in the below scree capture in your computer. After downloading, extract the same so as to get the files shown below. Even if single file is missing, you need to check with the download or extraction process.
  • Now, you need to enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy Note. Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and then turn off the phone so as to enter into the Download mode.           

  • Turn Off your device so that you can enter your device in the Download Mode. Download mode can be entered bypressing  Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Just in case if the device boots in the normal mode then you will have to again try the process of entering into the download mode.
  • Once the device is entered in the download mode, connect the phone to computer while keeping the Odin opened in the computer. After a minute you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow indicating all the drivers have been installed successfully.
Odin for N7000
  • If the device is not getting connected then you need to go to the path “Settings > Wireless and network > USB Settings > Select Samsung KIES option” and then try connecting to the computer to make ID : COM turn Yellow.
N7000 Connected
  • Now, click on “PDA” to select the file “N7000XXLA6_N7000OXXLA1_N7000XXLA4_HOME.tar.md5″ as shown int he below screen capture.
Files Selected for N7000 XXLA6

  • After clicking on “Start”, within 3- 4 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 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 XXLA6 Android 4.0.3 firmware.

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