Easy Way to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to Android 4.1.2 XXMB2 Firmware

Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung has managed to bring Android 4.1.2 update to many of its devices and recently we have leaked information about official update Android 4.1.2 for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160. It doesn’t take long for developer to push this update Galaxy Ace 2. However this is leaked Android 4.1.2 XXMB2 update and you need to install it manually. After updating you will be able to enjoy many great features. If you want to update, you can follow the rest of the article.

Special Note:

  • This guide and tool only with Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 so do not attempt to use with other Android smartphone since it can damage the device
  • Backup everything you want before starting
  • Install the device USB driver on your PC to be detected by Odin
  • Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 must be factory unlock so it might not work with locked devices
  • Check out your phone batter make sure it has more than 70%+ to make sure that it won’t run out
  • Disable any antivirus since it might block the process
  • We do not responsible for any loses or damage. Do it at your own risk.

Pre-download section:

 How to Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to Android 4.1.2

Step 1: Enable USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Setting” > “Applications” > “Development” > check on the box there to enable “USB Debugging”.

Step 2: Turn off the smartphone and boot into Download Mode by pressing and holding “Down Volume”, “Home Button” and “Power Button”. Release them when the screen is on.

Step 3: Now on your PC, run Odin then connect your smartphone to PC via USB cable. Odin will detect your device. If it fails, uninstall Samsung USB driver then reinstall it.

Step 4: Now on Odin, do as the following:

  • Click on PDA button then browse to where you locate the update file to point to tar.md5 file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • On Odin main window, make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options are checked
  • On Odin main window, click on Start button. Odin will flash the update to your device.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Sit back and relax. Odin is flashing the update. Your smartphone will be rebooted once the installation complete.

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