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Samsung Galaxy W I8150 – Steps to Update with Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy W I8150 users now have a reason to smile when it comes to the availability of Jellybean 4.1 firmware, over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can update your device with this latest innovation of Android from Google Inc. Please note that unfortunately there won’t be any future updates of Android for Samsung Galaxy W I8150 devices but we and developers will collectively bring in the latest right to your device with the help of AndroidAdvices. Though Jellybean 4.2 for Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is in the making, till then you can make use of this 4.1 as the 4.2 version still has some bugs and most of the functionalities are still under work.

As this is the custom ROM firmware, you will have to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. This firmware comes with all the latest jellybean 4.2 apps which includes an all new keyboard, camera settings and also it comes with all the smoothness of the latest firmware. Very soon the jellybean bug too will be fixed in the coming days which is the case in jellybean 4.2 firmware. We have also shown the screen capture which has more details on baseband etc.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • First and the foremost step to glory is to create a manual backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that even if something happens to your device, you can easily restore all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the data with the help of KIES as it may

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 USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked. Also, make sure that the battery life in your Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is not less than 40% as this may turn off the device in the middle of firmware update. Also, make sure that your computer has active USB ports with Full Read / Write Access.

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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.

What’s working:

  • Audio
  • Receiving and making calls
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB mass storage
  • HW accelerated gui
  • HW accelerated video
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Wifi/USB tethering

Not working:

  • Vsync required for full project butter experience

Assuming that you are done with all the instructions mentioned above, you can now head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed instructions on how to apply this firmware update in your Samsung Galaxy W I8150.

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