Samsung's GALAXY Note may have kicked arse in ad campaigns, beating out Doritos and M&Ms, and its reward may just be Ice Cream Sandwich. No really, thanks to Samsung and RootzWiki, you can now enjoy ICS on your 5.3-inch GALAXY Note smartphone.
RootzWiki have intensely tested the ROM before releasing it, so that the user ends up with a great experience rather than a slightly beautiful paperweight. RootzWiki's internal build tester provided them with the following rundown of working features:
- Face Unlock is fully functional
- LTE connections are solid and up to speed
- Phone calls work great both ways
- Audio quality is up to par
- Stereo Bluetooth is fully functional
- MMS is fully functional
- GPS is fully functional
- Google Talk and Video Chat work
- Google Voice is fully functional
- Task Manager is smooth and transitions are quick
- Downloaded Flash video and in-browser video works flawlessly
- Chrome autosync is fully functional
- AT&T Hotspot functionality works, external devices connect fine
If you're used to the Samsung tools in the Gingerbread-based GALAXY Note, there are a few changes that RootzWiki's tester noticed:
- Samsung Planner is now Calendar
- New Calendar widgets include Month, Mini Task, Three Day Task, Mini Today, Agenda, Task, and Mini Agenda
- There is a new Samsung Memo widget
There are some problems with the ROM, with some edges a bit roughed up, but no showstopping problems:
- Premium Suite is not included in this build.
- The TouchWiz launcher crashes on first boot, but not on subsequent boots
- The TouchWiz launcher crashes upon adding a Google Play account
- This build will increase your flash counter
NOTE: The new ROM won't wipe your external SDCard, but it will wipe the internal memory while installing.
The file is an Oden one-click installation file, and you'll need Windows to flash the leaked ROM on your phone:
- Reboot Phone in DOWNLOAD Mode
- Connect your phone to a Windows PC via USB
- Run the Odin OneClick file
- Enjoy your new Ice Cream Sandwich!
Download (Odin Oneclick, Windows required!): RootzWiki Official Download List