The official stock firmware Android 4.0.4 XXALGC Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) has been released for Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number N8010. Since this is an official firmware, the Galaxy Note will not lose its warranty. The Note was first launched with Android software v4.0.3.
Users looking to update their device to Android XXALGC firmware can follow the guide below. However, IBTimes UK warns its readers that the ICS firmware works only with the Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number N8010 and not with any other variants. Verify the device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone. Back-up all important data before proceeding. Ensure the UBS drivers for Note 10.1 are installed and that the USB debugging mode is enabled. The battery of the Note should have at least 80 per cent charge.
Steps to install Android 4.0.4 XXALGC for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010
1) Download Android 4.0.4 XXALGC firmware for Galaxy Note to your computer
2) Download Odin3 v1.85
3) Switch off your Galaxy Note 10.1and put it into Download Mode by pressing Volume Down and Power buttons together until a warning message appears on the screen. Press the Volume Up to enter the Download Mode
4) Open Odin on the computer. Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using the USB cable while it is in the Download Mode
5) In Odin click on PDA button and select N8010XXALGC_N8010PAPALG5_HOME.tar.md5 file
6) Now click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the firmware
7) Upon the completion of the installation the tablet will automatically reboot and you will get to see a PASS message
NOTE: If the Galaxy Note gets stuck at booting then boot the Note into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up and Power Buttons. Once the screen turns on, press the Volume Up button only. Now select Wipe data/Factory Reset and perform data wipe. Then select reboot system.
8) Once you get to see a Samsung logo, you can safely disconnect your Galaxy Note from the computer.
Your Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi N8010 is running on Android 4.0.4 XXALGC ICS. You can verify the software by navigating to Settings>> About Phone.
[Source: Android Authority]