How To Install XXAMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on I8190 Galaxy S3 Mini

You probably already heard that Samsung started to rolled out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 recently. And the latest country that received it, is Germany. German Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 users can now download and install I8190XXAMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware either via OTA or through Kies. However, if both method not work for you then read through this article to manually install I8190XXAMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190. This new update more likely comes with premium pack that contain multi-view, multi-tasking and many additional feature that found on Galaxy Note 2.

In this article we will guide you to install I8190XXAMA1 official firmware update in Galaxy S3 Mini, model number I8190. To achieve our purpose, we will use a tool called ODIN that will help us to flash the stock 4.1.2 firmware in Galaxy S3 Mini I8190. However, in this process you may lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. You should follow this guide carefully to properly backup your data that you can restore later. Taking precaution is very important while you upgrade your device firmware.


Android 4.1.2 XXAMA1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013-01-07
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom


This tutorial is only for Galaxy S3 Mini, model number I8190. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
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


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. Backup your EFS Folder. [Guide]
  3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S3 Mini in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash Jelly Bean XXAMA1 Android 4.1.2 official firmware update for Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

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  • Double D

    Okay, so i tried leaving a comment earlier and now it appears it has disappeared…

    In any event, Thank you for posting this information. I am new to tasks like this, and i was able to successfully complete the Install (which means your directions are clear and made perfect sense once i turned the steps into action). However, i want to access Allshare Play and Group Cast on the “S3 mini”. As of right now, i cannot find either the Allshare Cast app or GroupCast app on my S3 mini–i want to share with a Note 2. Any idea how or where i might get the allshare or groupcast app? (i am not connected to a wireless carrier at this time, i am connected to wifi in the United States……and assuming this is the problem).

    If anyone has any input or advice on how i could possibly get Allshare Play or GroupCast in my particular circumbstance, please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you and have a Blessed Day.


    • arafat21

      Both Allshare Play and GroupCast app should be comes with official firmware but if it not then only apk file can help. We can extract the apk file from Note 2 but we are not sure it will work on your device or not.

  • arafat21

    @disqus_HrjSv56kKS:disqus Thanks for your such a useful feedback. It will surely help others. +1 for your effort.