Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich (ICS) Update Is Now Available For Galaxy Note In Malaysia

Posted by Kris | Tuesday, April 03, 2012 | | 7 comments »

Woot, when I rebooted my Galaxy Note, I was prompted for a firmware upgrade. So I was curious on whether it is legit or not. So I googled around and found that Ice Cream Sandwich will be deployed to Galaxy Note around the Q2 2012. So today is 2 April, so it is about time.

You see something like this:

The download size is around ~54MB so make sure you are on Wifi so that you don't deplete your data plan quota.

After that the phone will reboot, and the following android cartoon pic will be seen.

Well, after all the firmware upgrade was done, I don't really can VISUALLY see what are the differences, except that the upgrade "automatically"/bundled together Google+ groups and Google+ messenger (courtesy of Google of course, in the path to total world

Then how do we see that the installed change something.. Just do this:

Type : *#1234# in your call key pad. And you will see the following info

Before firmware upgrade.




Build Info: Thu Jan 12 09:56:02 KST 2012

After firmware upgrade.




Build Info: Fri Mar 16 16:26:18 KST 2012

Well, I just get the upgrade as I am typing this post. Let me explore more on what are the new features that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can bring. Here is a good youtube video that i found. Looks like the Ice cream sandwich upgrade is referred as the Premium Suite.

Btw: I am a now a Android & Samsung Galaxy Note convert :D

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  1. tarish // 11:45 AM  

    dude i dont think u downloaded 4.0 ice cream sandwich....all u did was updated from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6... better check it up

  2. kampunginvestor // 12:30 AM  

    Bro, dont talk about Galaxy Note liow lar.. I feel like abandoned my Iphone to change to note!! -,-!! Help...

  3. Kris // 7:58 AM  


    Time to upgrade Bro, and throw away your Iphone like I did..haha

  4. Unknown // 6:49 PM  

    I've tried to upgrade every now & then after reading this post but until now it always said no update. :-(

  5. Nur Hidayah // 11:02 AM  

    Hi Kris,

    I am a galaxy note owner as well. the update is not an ICS update - it is just a firmware update. if you go to your 'about phone' in settings, scroll down and check out your android version. it wont be version 4.0.3 which is the ICS. Its still running on gingerbread, my friend.

  6. Jejes // 11:42 PM  

    I have update my note, it is not the ICS, it just Touchpad driver update.

    if we refer to andriod version in the phone it still show 2.3.6. But I notece the call log list have a Call button that make you easy to press call directly instate have to go in.

  7. Kris // 12:20 AM  

    I think I got it wrong T.T.

    Sorry guys/gals, looks like Ice Cream Sandwich has yet to come for Galaxy Note.

    First time using Android phone, so pardon the heightened enthuasiasm.