Samsung galaxy note is the biggest smartphone tablet yet, with a 5,3 inch display that became famous by being the only one of its kind.
Still the hybrid smartphone-tablet, has 2 important problems that you, as an owner, noticed maybe .
The first problem is a display issue.
The issue consists of black clipping and banding in images and videos, which have dark shadows. The issue is most likely due to a kernel level software glitch or due to poor Gamma calibration on the affected screens.
The second problem is the brick issue.
Some N7000XXLPY users reported phone bricked issues with this official ICS rom, released by Samsung in Germany recently, when they were trying to do a wipe or reformat, with cwm or stock recovery.
This problem would surface if the user tried to flash a custom ROM or kernel that used MMC_CAP_ERASE command. Thankfully, developer Chainfire came up with an app that would let you know if your device was shipped with a faulty eMMC.
If you have a Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note, just use the Chainfire GotBrickbug app from >HERE< and see if the eMMC in your device is affected. If it is, stay away from any kind of ROM flashing.
Sources: GSMarena, TheVerge, XDAdevelopers, phonesreview, YkkFive