Samsung started pushing out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Galaxy Note users last week. One of the first countries where the update went live was France. Unfortunately, the update didn’t go out without a problem.
A bug in the update actually had people who did a factory reset and update on their Galaxy Note ending up with a bricked device. The users were left with a completely unusable piece of metal and plastic. A factory flash is the only that will remedy this, meaning that you need to seek yourself to the nearest Samsung support to fix it.
Those that own a Galaxy Note and have received the update notification, I’d recommend that you stick with Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the time beeing. The update has now been pulled from Samsung’s update servers, meaning that you’re not able to download it now. Samsung will hopefully fix this update fiasco soon enough.
Unfortunately this isn’t the first time that Samsung has pushed out an unchecked update. Last year the Galaxy S II received two updates that messed with the phone, eventually rendering it useless. I sure do hope that Samsung tests their updates in the future a bit longer.