Thursday, 22 August 2013

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMF1 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 smartphone’s users, a new release of the Android Jelly Bean has been made available for their devices. The new firmware has been revolved out by OTA and is named XXMF1 type. It can be automatically download and established only for some markets, and for the rest this update will be shoved out in phases, that’s why today we will educate you a manually procedure where you can discover how manually install the authorized Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMF1 firmware to Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 device form number I8160.

This new firmware is an official one, and for manually establish the identical won’t will be so hard to do this, we will use a specific flashing tool entitled ODIN app, which is evolved be Samsung. 

Before starting our step by step installation guide some prerequisites and instructions are required to be followed first before you start the tutorial:

  • This guide is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 model number I8160 devices (looked, rooted and with a custom recovery images installed as CWM or TWRP recovery tools and on locked devices boot -loaders too). If the Ace 2 device is a rooted one, then the root rights will be revoked and also its warranty restored.
  • Backup all the Ace 2 data before moving to the next section, that are rare case when ODIN gets stuck, or the device entering after the flashing process on a loop, but if that happenings then you’ll have to wipe your system of the device, and all the data stored into device’s internal memory will be erased.
  • For getting a full backup you can use backup and restore application from Google Play Store, or if your device has a custom recovery tool installed such as CWM or TWRP then you can create a full Nandroid back-up from Recovery Mode Menu.
  • Odin is compatible and works only on a Windows-based PC so make sure you have one.
  • Deactivate or uninstall all security protection and tools from PC and the Android device because the Antivirus and Firewall programs can interfere with the flashing process and can interrupt the same.
  • Also, the original USB cable for ACE 2 will be used during the step by step guide.
  • Enable the USB debugging option from “Settings -> Applications -> Development”.
  • Make sure you will follow all the steps from this article, or else you can brick or damage your device.
  • Charge the Galaxy ACE 2 device’s battery before starting the flashing process; make sure that the battery level is more than 70 % power left.
  • This new firmware (Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMF1 firmware) works with Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 model number I8160 only, do not use the same for an incorrect device model because you can end up in bricking your device.
  • Use this step by step guide in your own risk only, it is provided by us only for educational and instructional puprose, so we canot be held liable or responsible for any data erased or if you’ll brick your device during or after the tutorial.
How to Update Galaxy Ace 2 to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXMF1 Firmware
  • Download the firmware file from here and save it on your PC.
  • Extract the downloaded file on the PC’s desktop.
  • Download the ODIN app from the link and save it in your PC, then unzip it and install the application on your PC.
  • Run Odin app.
  • Download and install the appropriate Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 USB drivers; you can use the Samsung KIES app for installing the suitable drivers.
  • Power off the phone completely. (Wait a few seconds with the device turned off).
  • Boot it into download mode by pressing the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons simultaneous.
  • While the device is booted into Download Mode and with the ODIN app running on the PC, connect the ACE 2 device to PC using the USB cord.
  • Now, once the connection is established on ODIN app must to be displayed the “added” message, and the ID: COM section will be colored on yellow or blue.
  • IF not, you need to disconnect the USB cable, close ODIN app, reinstall the USB drivers on the PC, change the USB port, and repeat all the steps from above.
  • If everything it is going as planned then you can move to the next step.
  • From ODIN select the “PDA” button.
  • Then, browse and pick up the extracted update file from the desktop.
  • Now, make sure that on ODIN app check the re-partition option and the f. reset time option
  • Next, when you want to start the installation process click on “start”.
  • The flashing process will begin immediately.
  • Wait while the flashing process is running.
  • When the installation process is done on ODIN will appear a “pass” message together with the ID:COM section colored in green.
  • Now, disconnect the Samsung Ace 2 device from the PC by safely removing the USB cord and reboot the Android smartphone.
If the smartphone gets stuck or it is entering into a boot loop you have to :
  • Reboot the device into recovery Mode (Press and keep holding the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneous for a few seconds).
  • Select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
The official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMF1 firmware has been successfully flashed on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 device.

Cheers............. Enjoy!



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