How to Update Galaxy NOTE N7000 with Gingerbread XXLC1 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy NOTE N7000 will soon be receiving an all new ICS Update officially from Samsung Electronics Ltd. very soon after it completed the ICS Roll out for Galaxy S2 smartphone globally which is ongoing. Not to worry as the beta firmware continues to pour in, you are abreast with all the latest beta versions of the firmware for your Note. So, over a period of this article we will be discussing on how you can update with the latest firmware for your Galaxy NOTE N7000 dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXLC1. Please be informed that this is not an official firmware released by Samsung Electronics.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Warranty Information: Applying this update will not void the warranty in any manner.
Rooting Information: If the Galaxy Note N7000is already rooted, after applying this update the root access will be revoked and the lost warranty is reclaimed. Just in case if you wish to root the device, we will be very soon coming up with an article to root your phone.
Enhancements in Gingerbread XXLC1:
  • Better Battery Life which is marginally tweaked from other older builds,
  • Issues with Android Market Place (now Google PLAY) has been addressed,
  • Force Close Error in dialer when  HD game is opened issue has been solved,
  • Camera light can now be used as a Torch Light,
  • Network bug has been addressed,
  • Sim Card Error message for some of the users too has been addressed,
  • Back Light bug has been solved
Essential Pre Requisites:
  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.
USB Debugging

Tutorial to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXLC1:
  • Download Gingerbread XXLC1 2.3.6 Firmware Package from here to your computer which also contains the essential tools like Odin. Once you download the same, you need to unzip the same. For your convenience we haven’t set any password to the zip file.
XXLC1 Extracted Files
  • Now, open the Odin executable file from the extracted folder and turn Off the Galaxy NOTE N7000 so that it can be then entered in the Download Mode.
Odin for N7000
  • Download mode can be entered by pressing  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.
  • After your Galaxy Note N7000 gets into the download mode, connect your device to the computer with the help of USB cable. Once connected, the ID : COM section in odin will turn Yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully updated and you are ready to proceed to the next step. Just in case if it refuses to enter into yellow then you need to check with the driver installation process.
N7000 Connected
  • Now click on “PDA” to select “N7000XXLC1_N7000OXALC1_N7000XXLB2_HOME.tar.md5” and then all you need to do is to just click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once the firmware is updated successfully, you will see that the device will be restarted.
Selected Files N7000
  • Remove the connected USB cable and turn Off the device so that you can then enter your Galaxy NOTE N7000 in the recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume Up 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 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.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the update of XXLC1. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same as soon as possible.

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