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Official Samsung-made ICS update... bricks the Galaxy Note in France

0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2012, 09:38 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the most amazing success stories in smartphones recently - first met with a cold shower from many people, but the hate soon turned…

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posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:41 8

1. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Ouch.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:04

30. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


CAPTAIN OBVIOUS STRIKES AGAIN!

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 16:47 1

39. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


that is one BIG paperweight.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:44 3

2. dashing123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


damn, that's sad.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:21 3

15. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


and its a hard brick, not a soft brick

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:03 1

22. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


difference between the 2 ?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:55 1

24. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


http://bit.ly/N7paD0

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 12:07 2

25. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Soft bricks you can recover from. Be it a fix via Odin, a back up or factory reset, it can be fixed. Hard bricks are permanent and have no fix. Just left with a very expensive paper weight.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:44 2

3. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


well its a bit old news for me ...and btw its not only the galaxy note ...the SII has the same brick bug in \specific units with older chips " that makes most of them "

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1644364

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:53

9. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


and :/ as far as i know ...all stock ICS kernel have this bug ... the only safe kernels as in XDA site is CM kernels .not sure if there any thing new about this as i haven't checked for a while now ...and btw that applies to flashing packages using CWM too

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:20 1

14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


i thought newer leaked ics versions didn't have that bug
it was the older versions

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 12:38

26. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not yet....samsung promised newer kernel versions to fix this but nothing so far .....ive been waiting forthem or the final CM mod .... Whatever comes first ill use it till then im afraid to flash any thing on my phone...i wont risk getting a brick.....
Another thing ...why the hell do i get thumbed down when i'm stating a fact !!!!!!

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:44 2

4. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i updated mine last month

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:45 2

5. Scyllax (unregistered)


Samsung will surely prioritize this,

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:46 1

6. Reepa (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Damn!!!! well that sux!!! Well for now g-Note users should jus stick to the evil that they know and thats "GINGERBREAD"

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:48 1

7. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Please note it

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:04

29. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


ohhh i see what you did there :)

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:50 8

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah, Sammy sucks with updates compared to other manufacturers.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:04

23. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


HTC is better than Samsung because older devices like desire HD , Incredible S , Desire S got ICS with sense 3.6 while original galaxy s is still stuck on Gingerbread with touchwiz 3.0

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 13:59

28. salehsobhan (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I own a Desire HD, my one hasnt been updated yet.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:08

10. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


My Galaxy Note still runs on Gingerbread and I can't decide what custom rom to put on it. I keep looking on XDA but I can't find anything good enough. Any help?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:19 3

13. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


put a custom rom on it.
everything is better than touchwiz.

don't flash a "leaked" build on it though. first they have touchwiz, next, they might brick your device

go to xda, try a rom, if you don't like it you can always go back to your old gb
try it I promise you will like it

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:01 2

20. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


CM9 rom the best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8YPBP21QU8

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:10

34. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


what do you define "good enough" for my phone ics is good enough already lol. and jelly bean is on its way to mine :)

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:16

11. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


isn't there a custom rom yet from cyanogenmod?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:18

12. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


yes there is

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:02

21. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8YPBP21QU8

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:21

16. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


lets see what crap taco says now

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:41 1

17. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


lucky me in sweden,i got mine 2weeks ago OTA update and it work's fantastically,it's a shame to my french folk

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:05

31. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


try to do a factory reset and you will see the problem
your galaxy note will brick

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