After the numerous OS updates released for the Galaxy Note lately, we have finally managed to find a more stable variant of the same. The ZSLPF ICS 4.0.3 custom ROM firmware is coming with major and important bug fixes for your N7000 handset, offering the best Android experience along with other features that can’t be found in the default version of the software. So, during the following lines we will be checking in how to update your Note by installing this new ZSLPF ROM into its system.
As usual, I will try to explain the procedure in the easiest way possible, so everybody can understand what and how to do it. This version of update is very similar with other ROMs described here on Android.gs, meaning that the installation guide will also be similar with the same, so you have nothing to worry about. Furthermore, making through the tutorial will only take a couple of minutes from your time, so you will be back on track in the shortest time possible. Anyway, make sure you read all my directions, in this way the issues being out of question.
Now, let’s see what you need to know about this firmware. First of all, the ZSLPF ICS 4.0.3 ROM is the improved version of the XXLPY software, which is also an un-official update designed for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 devices. The present firmware is coming mostly to resolve the issues from its previous variant, the most relevant ones being related to the screen brightness and Google Play Store’s force close errors. Then, as usual, there it will be added some extra features and capabilities. Furthermore, a new interface and upgraded looks are being included in the system.
Another important aspect that must be revealed is about the phone’s warranty. Being a custom firmware, the ZSLPF has nothing to do with Samsung. So, installing the same will make you void the Galaxy Note warranty. The only way for restoring it will be by downgrading to the official version of the Android platform (which will re-lock the bootloader), or by updating the Note with the official Ice Cream Sandwich OS, though there are no clues about its possible release. As you can see, so far, the only way for getting Android 4.0 on your N7000 is by learning how to install a custom ROM on it.
A wipe of the current system will be required before applying the ZSLPF update, so you must backup the data first. Else, you can risk in losing important files, or personal info. Thanks to the numerous apps available on Google Play, the backup operation is more than easy. You have a list of these tools on our previous guides, the ones that are being mentioned below:
- Save contacts by learning how to sync with your Gmail account.
- Save text messages by downloading SMS backup and restore apps for Android.
- Save the Call logs: download backup and restore tools.
- Use a PC for saving other files.
- Learn how to backup and restore the current ROM. If you brick the new one then you will be able to restore and safely use the previous one without bricking your smartphone.
After completing the backup you will have to prepare your computer and your N7000 as showed in the following lines:
- Enable USB Debugging from your Galaxy Note. You can do this by going to Settings, Applications, Development and then check the USB debugging section. The device shouldn’t be connected to the PC when you are trying to do this task.
- In order to keep your phone alive you must first make sure that it has enough battery life; there should be at least 70% power left, if else charge the battery.
- Also, for avoiding unpleasant situations, uninstall the security tools installed on both, the computer and handset. You can re-activate them after you are done.
As soon as you complete these operations, you will be able to go and start reading the proper steps. Try to follow my directions and don’t do things by yourselves. Remember to apply this step by step guide only for a Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 device.
How to Update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with ZSLPF ICS 4.0.3 ROM
- Download the update from here and save it to your computer.
- Extract the file.
- Download Odin.
- Turn off the handset.
- Reboot and enter in download mode (press and hold Volume Down Key and OK button while powering on).
- Open Odin.
- In download mode connect the Note with the PC by using the USB cable.
- On the Odin window the ID:com section should turn yellow.
- Now, select the options displayed in the below image.
- As soon as all the files are selected you can press “Start” and wait for the process to begin.
- When the phone reboots and you see the home screen displayed, disconnect it from the PC, reboot it by entering in recovery mode (similar as above) and in recovery mode select to perform a full wipe: “Wipe data factory reset” and “Wipe cache partition”.
- Reboot your phone as you are finally done.
Well guys that was all. As promised the procedure was easy and fast. The best part is that your Galaxy Note N7000 is now running the ZSLPF ICS 4.0.3 ROM. Give it a try and see if there are still bugs in the system. Share your impressions and conclusions with us and also check our previous tutorials for learning more methods in which you can update your Note. Furthermore, do tell us if there were problems while trying to install the ZSLPF ROM and we will do all that we can in order to help you out.