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Samsung GALAXY Note gets leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

ICS arrives on Samsung GALAXY Note in the form of a leaked ROM courtesy of Samsung and Rootzwiki
| Operating Systems News | Posted: Apr 4, 2012 9:19 am

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


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