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:
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.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use 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”
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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