Samsung has started to push out an Android 4.0 software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Right now the update only seems to be rolling out officially in Germany — but xda-developers forum member Faryaab has repackaged the update so that you can flash it manually on any Galaxy Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 software update

Keep in mind, you’ll probably void your warranty if you use Faryaab’s method — and you’ll certainly lose some data since the custom ROM basically overwrites everything on your device.

But it’s nice to have options.

More cautious folks might want to wait until an official update is available in their regions. When you download and install the update directly from Samsung it will upgrade your device from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 without overwriting any data.

The update brings Google Android 4.0, the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, and a few new apps including an update S Note app for taking notes using the stylus, and a new S Memo home screen widget.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a smartphone with a large 5.3 inch display that blurs the lines between phones and tablets. Samsung has been promoting the phone pretty hard and has sold millions of devices this year, making it one of the company’s flagship smartphones.

via Engadget, SammyHub, @blue13x, and xda-developers

Brad Linder

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