How To Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 DXLI1 Android 2.3.6 Firmware

You probably already know that Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is upgradable to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean officially, however Samsung yet to release any Jelly Bean firmware as of now for this Android device. The latest update that available for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is I8160DXLI1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware. This mid-range Android smartphone Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 comes with good hardware portfolio including dual-core 800 MHz, 768MB of RAM and Mali 400MP GPU. The smartphone comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. The latest firmware release I8160DXLI1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread which rolled out on several country of selected regions. This stock ROM comes with several bug fixes, security enhancement and performance improvement. This is also good for unroot or unbrick Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.


This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 variant. It’s not compatible with other Galaxy Ace 2 variants or with any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.


In this article we will guide you to install I8160DXLI1 official firmware update in Galaxy Ace 2, model number I8160. For this, we will use a tool called ODIN that will help us to flash the stock 2.3.6 GB firmware in Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 . However, in this process you will 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.

Android 2.3.6 DXLI1 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-10-05
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam


We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of installing this official firmware update on Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 variant. 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. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy Ace 2 in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next stage of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash GB I8160DXLI1 Android 2.3.6 official firmware update for Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160.

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  • nthor espiritu

    which 1 is true,, DXLI1 or DXLE1 im confused here,, pls check yhe link below

    • arafat21

      DXLE1 firmware release for Philippines (Sun) subscriber where DXLI1 released on many other countries.

  • randy

    i can’t even open recovery i’m stuck on bootloop.i’m using jellybean leak vertion and i want to go back to gingerbread.

    • arafat21

      In that case install this firmware, it should solve the issue. We hope you can enter into download mode. Let us know, if this fix this issue. There are other ways to enter download mode and recovery mode but little technical. First try the regular way.

  • randy

    ill try this i can enter download mode i have flash the latest update i think its dxma1 but i get a boot loop. i’ll try this old firmware. is there any other way to enter recovery?

  • randy

    i have try this method but still no luck stock on samsung logo, cant open recovery, only download mode.

    • arafat21

      If you can boot into download mod then you can easily install this firmware using given method. The method require download mode, recovery mode only needed if you stuck on boot. Try the method again and it may run this time.