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How to update Galaxy Note (AT&T SGH-I717) to Android 4.0.3 With UCLD3

 

For those who have been (im)patiently waiting to take a bite out of AT&T’s release of their bloated version of Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS) for the Samsung Galaxy Note, we have the solution!  This version of ICS does not contain bloatware AT&T is notorious for (U-Verse, for example).  Here are the step by step instructions and a preparation checklist to get ICS on your Samsung Galaxy Note; If you have the European release (N700), do yourself a favor and click here!  For those who are still reading (SGH-I717) users only!), let’s get to it!

 

 

 

What you’ll need

  • A Windows PC/Laptop
  • Your Samsung Galaxy Note (SGH-I717)
  • Backup all the important data (Internet settings, passwords, SMS etc.)

How to update Galaxy Note (AT&T SGH-I717) to Android 4.0.3 With UCLD3

  • Step 1: Download the drivers for Galaxy Note to your PC (USB_Driver_for_ATT_I717_Galaxy_Note_v1_3_2200_0.exe) 22 MB.
  • Step 2: Download firmware UCLD3 to your PC

(SGH-I717UCLD3-1FB30D08F1D2B2AAAECF49D262E8E707.exe) 902 MB.

 

  • Step 3: Run the Galaxy Note drivers file (USB_Driver_for_ATT_I717_Galaxy_Note_v1_3_2200_0.exe) to install it on the PC.
  • Step 4: Run the UCLD3 file (SGH-I717UCLD3-1FB30D08F1D2B2AAAECF49D262E8E707.exe) to install Odin. Switch off the device
  • Step 5: Simultaneously press and hold the power and volume buttons to boot the device in download mode. Then use a USB cable to connect to device to the computer.
  • Step 6: The Odin’s message box will display an “Added” message once the phone has been connected to the computer. Odin’s first box will show something like“0:[COM#]” if the phone has been recognized.
  • Step 7: Click the start button in Odin and to install UCLD3 firmware on the Galaxy Note. The phone will reboot itself few times after a few minutes.
  • Step 8: Once, process is complete, disconnect the device and enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich.

Disclaimer

  • This tutorial is for the Samsung Galaxy Note (SGH-I717) only!  If you use it on any other make or model, your ice cream sandwich will melt…seriously, only use this tutorial for SGH-I717.
  • Atlanta Computer Dude is not responsible for malfunctions, crashes, the apocalypse, etc.  In essence, do this at your own risk.

 

Note: Odin may freeze so you can follow this troubleshooting guide:

  1. Disconnect the device from the computer
  2. Shut down Odin
  3. Remove and re-insert the battery of the device
  4. Repeat from Step 5 in the tutorial.

 

What’s new on Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Refined, evolved UI
  • Home screen folders and favorites tray
  • Resizable widgets
  • New lock screen actions
  • Quick responses for incoming calls
  • Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Powerful voice input engine
  • Control over network data
  • Designed for accessibility
  • People and profiles
  • Unified calendar, visual voicemail
  • Rich and versatile camera capabilities
  • Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
  • Live Effects for transforming video
  • Sharing with screenshots
  • Powerful web browsing
  • Improved email
  • Android Beam for NFC-based sharing
  • Face Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP

Source: Atlanta Computer Dude – How to update Galaxy Note (AT&T SGH-I717) to Android 4.0.3 With UCLD3