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How to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is finally available for Samsung’s GALAXY Ace 2 GT-I8160 smartphone. That being said, the update may not be immediately available globally, since the firmware is being rolled out in phases. While the phone is currently not retailing in India officially, Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 is a mid-range smartphone runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box. Samsung_Galaxy_Ace_2
You can use your smartphone default firmware update feature or use official Samsung tool KIES to update your  Galaxy Ace 2 to XXMC8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

New Features for Galaxy Ace 2 after updating Jelly bean firmware/os

Nature UX interface.
  • Smooth Performance and stability with Samsung’s Project Butter.
  • Brand New Lock screen with various options for customisation.
  • Google Now.
  • New enhancements such as Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Pop-up-play and Direct Call.
  • Customisable toggles in the notification area.
Read the following instructions carefully while updating your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Please note that each and every step mentioned in this article is important
Disclaimer: The procedure given in this tutorial is considered as risky and maycause damage to your phone. It is recommended that you should not follow it unless you are familiar with these things. Follow this guide completely at your own risk.

I. Before You Begin:

1. The following procedure works for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 smartphones.
2. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power.
3. You must have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device.
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled

II. Downloading Required Files:

1.   XXMC8 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware Package.
III. Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM:

1. Extract Firmware zip file and you will get a .tar file and some other files.
2. Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin v1.85.exe along with few other files.
3. Switch off your Galaxy Ace 2
4. Now, put the Galaxy Ace 2 in Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up key and Power button.
5. Then, a warning message appears, press the Volume Down key to continue.
6. Now run Odin v1.85.exe as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly.
7. Now connect your Galaxy Ace 2with your PC using USB cable.
8. Then a message will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!
9. Select these files in Odin at respective tabs from extracted firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA Button, and select the .tar file here with *code* appearing in its name
  • Click the Phone Button, and select file with *modem* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC Button, and select file with *csc* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
  • Click the PIT Button, and select the .pit file. Use only if you got it while extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
10. In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also, make sure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected, only if you are using a .pit file.
11. Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 9 & Step 10 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
12. Once flashing completed, you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. The tablet will then automatically rebooted and soon you will see the Samsung logo. You can then unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Congrats! Your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 should now run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build XXMC8.
Go to Settings > about phone to verify this firmware upgrade.

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