Galaxy Ace 2

Manual Update Galaxy ACE 2 I8160 with Official Jellybean 4.1.2 XXMC8 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware as an all new version of firmware. This all new version of firmware comes with many changes as it addresses all the issues related to heating issues and issues related to app crashes. This version of firmware is the official firmware update released by Samsung in European countries and being a very stable update we recommend you to update with the same. Please note that this firmware should not be applied to locked devices. This all new version of jellybean 4.1.2 firmware is dubbed as XXMC8. Many people are expecting an end of life for ACE 2 after this Jellybean update as it’s in the rumors that Galaxy ACE 3 will be launched very shortly.

Note: Applying this Jellybean Update won’t root the device / void the warranty in any manner. This is not a custom ROM firmware but is an Official firmware rolled out by Samsung.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES or any other tools for backing the data as it won’t help you restore the data.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.

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So, assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now head over to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.

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  1. kjkama

    September 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    How can note3 support an OTA fm radio and recording ? Or shall I wait for note4? Thanks.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      you are using ACE 2 or Note 3?

  2. fonz

    August 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    hi noob question, does this upgrade the OS or just the rom? i know i cant really tell the difference between firmware/ROM, im probably guessing they both mean the hardwares OS right?

  3. shahrul

    May 5, 2013 at 1:22 am

    can i root the jb by phone..

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      yes you can very well root the device

  4. Kombiahshunmugavadivel

    April 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I want to update my galaxy wonder 18150.kindly suggest.

  5. adimara

    April 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    There is a errore In step with usb debugging enabled can not be activated on the computer it must be activated on the phone! settings, application, manage app, usb debugging must be a

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      yes, USB Debugging should be enabled in your phone

  6. Paul cannell

    April 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Sorry, if you’re going to suggest ordinary users upgrade to jelly bean
    you need to improve these instructions. Tried to follow them twice – absolutely hopeless!

  7. rahul

    April 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    can i update my gt-i8160p NFC version using this rom

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      yes you can apply on your Galaxy ACE 2 smartphone

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