A new firmware build is now available for the Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 – XXMB2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. You must be guessing, why to upgrade your Ace 2 I8160? It’s a very simple one should upgrade their Android device as the latest update fixes previous bugs and comes with changes to enhance the performance of your device.
Don’t get disheartened if your device is not rooted, you don’t need to root your device for applying this update. This is in an official firmware update released by Samsung. Though Samsung has only rolled out this update in selected countries presently, but you can apply this update in case you have not received it yet. Therefore, read the article carefully to learn how you can apply this firmware on your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.
Key Features of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMB2 Firmware:
- Direct Call.
- New Touch Wiz UX Interface.
- New Lock Screen.
- Pop Up Play.
- New Navigation Bar.
- Google Now.
- Improved Camera.
- New Widgets.
- Battery Enhancements.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
Measures to take before Rooting your device
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
Assuring that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can proceed further. If there is something which worries you, let us know we are always here for you.
Download Odin and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Package from here to your computer. Install Odin onto your PC, it will be required for flashing the firmware package. Extract the “Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Package” into a folder onto your desktop.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMB2 Firmware:
Step 1: Open Odin and reboot your phone so as to enter it in Download Mode. To do so, when your phone is OFF, press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC using original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 3: On successful connection of your phone to the PC the ID: COM section in Odin will turn “Yellow” indicating that all necessary drivers for your phone have been installed onto the PC.
Step 4: Now, click on:
PIT button and select the file GT-I8160_EUR_XX_4G.pit
PDA button and select the file CODE_I8160XXMB2_932015_REV00_user_low_noship.tar
CSC button and select the file CSC_OXA_I8160OXAMB2_932015_REV00_user_low_noship.tar
These files will be in the folder where you have extracted the “Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Package” file.
Step 5: Now, click on the “Start” button to begin the flashing process.
Step 6: When the flashing process has completed, your device will automatically reboot.
That’s it! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMB2 Firmware. Do let us know if you have any queries, we are here to help you always.