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Manual Update Galaxy W I8552 with Official Jellybean 4.1.2 XXAMH2 Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy W I8552 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 Android version which just got released from Samsung. While it’s still not clear on whether the device will get the much needed Jellybean 4.2.2 / Jellybean 4.3 update, you can update with this 4.1.2 version manually just in case if you didn’t get this update via OTA. This firmware of Jellybean 4.1.2 is dubbed as XXAMH2 which promises to fix the camera bug and overheating issues which was also there in earlier build of Jellybean. So, before proceeding to apply this update, make sure that you have followed all the list of quick pre requisites.


Applying this update won’t root the device / void the warranty in any manner. This is the Official firmware released by Samsung.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps manually and not with the help of KIES.

Note: Don’t backup the data with the help of ROM Manager as it may brick the device completely.

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

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” enable the SUB Debugging Mode. Minimum charge left in your phone is 30% or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update increases which may even brick your Galaxy Grand.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed procedure on how to apply with this firmware update.

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  1. Pradeep Neela

    October 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    this firmware is for I8150 as the title suggests.

  2. mustafa

    September 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    i have galaxy w i8150. it has 512 ram. but you write in first line of article that this custon rom is for galaxy w 8552!!!! it s naame is galaxy win i8552 that is similar to galaxy w but it has 1GB RAM. WHAT THIS CUSTOM (OR OFFICIAL) ROM FOR? please answer clearly. is it compatible with galaxy w i8150? are you sure???

  3. fahmi

    September 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    why it stated ‘completed write operation failed?’ …

    tell me why…. ASAP

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      its for I8552 as mentioned and not for I8150

  4. rick jaan

    September 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    i think u misspell coz galaxy w i8150 not support official jellybean 4.1.2
    so its for galaxy Win 8550

  5. faiz

    September 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    admin im super excited to install jb ok my galaxy w tell me fast.

  6. faiz

    September 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    is this gonna brick my galaxy w

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      no faiz it won;t as its an official firmware released by Samsung

  7. faiz

    September 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    is this real or what?its for galaxy w or galaxy win

  8. Ragi Buana

    September 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    please make another host link for download, such as…

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      as of now it can only be hotfile as even source link the same

  9. Maged Yaseen

    September 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    The file name is : I8552XXAMH2_I8552ODDAMH1_INU

    This is a Galaxy Grand I8552 not a Galaxy Wonder I8150

    Thank you

  10. drea

    September 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

    why does it always fail when i try to flash the .tar.md5 file?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      just re download the zip file and extract the same. let us know if it works…

  11. Daniel Eluvathingal

    September 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    is this for galaxy grand or galaxy wonder?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      this update is for Galaxy W device only…

  12. Daniel Eluvathingal

    September 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    does this firmware has any bugs kindly reply plz?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      hi daniel, hope you are doing good, as of now there are no bugs reported.

  13. Sandesh

    September 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thnx Bro.

    Can I connect my phone with Samsung Kies after Update with Jellybean 4.1.2 XXAMH2 Firmware ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      we haven;t tested the same but you can give it a try

      • Alie Ramli

        October 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        so, you didn’t try it yet? I though you shared it coz already tried on you.

        • Pradeep Neela

          October 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

          Hello Alie, this is for I8552 model and not for any other locked carriers.

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