How To Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 To Official Android 4.1.2 | XXMC8 Firmware

Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 To Official Android 4.1.2

How To Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 To Official Android 4.1.2 | XXMC8 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has got the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update available for download. The most awaited Jelly Bean update is right here for you to download and its official now. Please follow the below given instructions carefully, to successfully update your Samsung galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware.

Before You Proceed–>>

  • This tutorial is intended only for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with model number I8160. You are not expected to try this tutorial on any other device as this may eventually brick your device.
  • Ensure that you have USB drivers for your device installed on your PC. If you don’t then click here.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode. Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Backup all your personal information on your device.
    Use AppBak to backup all your apps.
    Use SMS Backup and Restore to backup messages.
    Check out Backup Apps, SMS, Contacts And Settings On Any Android Phone Easily.
  • Charge your device battery with atleast 70% of power.
  • Please disable all the Antivirus programs running on your computer as the may interpret the updation process.

How To Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 To Official Android 4.1.2 | XXMC8 Firmware

  1. Initially you need to download Android 4.1.2I8160XXMC8 and extract the zip file to a convenient folder on your PC.
  2. Now download Odin v1.85 and extract it to a convenient folder on your computer.
  3. Now turn off your device and you need to boot your device in download mode. To boot your device in download mode, press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons together, and press Power button, till you see the Green Android Robot.
  4. Now connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. Odin will automatically detect your device and once it does, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time though.
  5. Now you need to select the files that are to be installed on your device.
    These files can be found in the folder in which you extracted the file downloaded in step 1.
    Then click on PDA and select the file with .tar extension.
    Now click on Phone and select the file with MODEM in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
    Now click on CSC and select the file with “CSC” in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
    Now click on Pit and select the file with “.PIT” in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  6. On the Odin, check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.
  7. Then click the “Start” button. Have patience when the odin is processing your updation .
  8. After the installation process is finished, your device will automatically restart and now you can disconnect your device.

That’s it!! You have successfully managed  to update your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2I8160 To Official Android 4.1.2 via XXMC8 Firmware!

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