Galaxy Ace 2

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

Procedure to update Galaxy ACE 2 with XXMC8 Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware:

  • Download mode in Galaxy ACE 2 can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a green robot will be shown indicating the Download Mode has been entered.
  • Once the device is entered in the Download Mode, connect your device to the computer while keeping the Odin is opened.
  • After a minute, the ID : COM section in odin will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers have been installed successfully. Click on “PDA” to select the .tar file which you got upon extraction of firmware zip file of XXMC8. Once the file is selected, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update.
  • As soon as the firmware is updated successfully, the phone will be rebooted. Please note that sometimes it may take more time than expected for rebooting the device. Once the firmware is rebooted, the device will install all the apps and once you see the home screen, disconnect the device from computer.
  • To check the firmware update version details in your device, head over to the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where the firmware version details will be mentioned.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of 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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