Sunday, November 20, 2011

N7000XXKKA Android 2.3.6 Firmware Update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Another Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, this time the build number is N7000XXKKA with default CSC file AUT which refers to Switzerland default firmware letter code. The first released was for Germany with build code of N7000XXKK9. Some advance users who already tried this ROM says it reduces the battery life percentage up to 10% consumption. This ROM is flashable via CWM and you need to have your device rooted first.

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 2.3.6 gingerbread firmware update
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXK9

CWM Flashing instruction (N7000XXKKA)

Make sure you have root on your device and CWM recovery in case of bootloops after flashing. The easiest way to get both is to grab the rooted kernel for your current firmware and flashing that. Everything is described in this thread


1. [Optional but recommended] Boot into CWM recovery [VolumeUP+Home+Power] and do a nandroid backup
2. Download the desired firmware and unrar it to end up with a .tar.md5 file
3. Place this file in your external sd card in a folder called 'firmware'. You will have to create this folder. So the path would be external_sd/firmware/XXX.tar.md5
4. Launch the CWM app on your device. This will be present if you followed the step given above under the pre-requisite
5. In CWM, choose to flash stock rom. It will automatically pick up the firmware file you placed in the previous step. There will be a couple of popups just hit OK. The last popup with give you 3 options. Choose first one to keep the existing CF-root kernel. This way if something goes wrong during flash you will have Clockwork Recovery to restore the device
6. The phone installs the firmware and reboots. All your data and apps will be present. You have just flashed PDA and modem. As we skipped the kernel flash, we are still using the older kernel. Go again to the CF-Root kernel thread given in the pre-requisite section, and download/flash the rooted kernel for your latest firmware when available.
prepared by amuneer @ XDA

You can grab the N7000XXKKA stock ROM and get further details and instruction here on this thread at XDA-Developer.


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