How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note to ICS Rocket ROM XXLRK Firmware

It is possible to upgrade your Galaxy Note to more recent ROM which is based on Android 4.0.4 ICS version. This new firmware is known as XXLRK RockerROM which is much faster, stable and efficient than the older version. This is a very famous custom firmware which is available for Galaxy Note compatible with Android 4.0.4 firmware version. The important features of this custom ROM include:
  1. Firmware is based on XXLRK official firmware
  2. Runs on Kernel Notecore 8.1
  3. Very good animation and 4-way power menu
  4. Native call recording option with Complete VOIP support.
  5. Dark theme and Appwidget picket
  6. Rolle Tube app which allows you to download videos from YouTube
  7. SVoice App – Voice assistant from Samsung
  8. Transparent widget for weather
  9. Improved SMS App without any contact limits
  10. Beats Audio
  11. Includes playstation certificate
  12. Live wallpapers, Swype, Google Keyboard, Auto-backup etc.

Pre-Requisites

In order to go through installation process you are required to have below prerequisites.
1. You device must be rooted using Clockworkmod recovery tool.
2.Backup all important data including Contacts, SMS, mails, documents etc. from your phone using Android backup software. You can use Google Sync to backup all contact data including mails. You can backup messages using WhatsApp messages. Also backup your APN settings including MMS, 3G and GPRS settings.
3. USB debugging should be enabled on your device. This can be done by going to Settings -> Applications -> Developers and enable USB debugging.
4. Download the latest USB drivers for your Samsung phone from the official website at,
5. Charge your phone at least 90 percent so that it does not powered off in middle of installation process. If your phone gets powered off in middle, it might become dead completely and it will be impossible to recover your phone.
6. Disable the firewalls and other security software that could interrupt the installation process and damage your phone completely.
7. The device should be factory unlocked so that you can root it and install custom firmware.
8. You should be aware that we are not responsible for any damages caused to your device accidentally because of any mistake during installation process. Also understand that custom ROM installation will deprive you of warranty rights provided for your phone.

Installation Procedure

Follow the below installation steps mentioned in the tutorial to upgrade your Galaxy note to XXLRK RockRom firware with Android 4.0.4 ICS.
  1. Once your phone is rooted, just make sure you have enough space in your phone’s cache memory for installing this ROM by doing a Dalvik Cache wipe to erase all temporary data in the cache.
  2. Your phone will not be detected with Samsung KIES  in CM9 RCI since it’s custom ROM.
  3. Install ClockwordMod recovery on your phone before beginning the installation process.
  4. Download the XXLRK RocketROM custom firmware to your Desktop and connect your phone to Desktop with USB cable.
  5. Now copy the downloaded firmware in zip file to your phone’s memory card. Now turn off the phone and disconnect it from your PC.
  6. Restart the phone and go to recovery mode by pressing and holding the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons together.
  7. First erase all the data on your device with ClockWorkMod recovery tool and choose the “Flash Zip from SD Card” option from the menu and press the power button.
  8. The installation process will begin now and it will take around 10-15 minutes for completion. Once the installation is done the phone will reboot automatically and it will load with new firmware.
  9. You can go to the Settings-> About Phone -> Firmware Version to verify that you have upgraded to latest firmware.
  10. The same installation procedure can also be done through Odin tool without using ClockWorkmod recovery but its little complicated than above procedure.
Finished!

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