How To Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 DXMA1 Android 2.3.6 Official Firmware

Another upset for you though Samsung rolled out a new firmware for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 but its not much awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update but Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware. The latest firmware in the list is I8160DXMA1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread which now available in Singapore and few other countries. You can access this update through smartphone inbuilt firmware update feature or using KIES utility. However,  due to playing with official firmware or for any other reason if you can’t access the firmware then read through this page to learn manual installation process of I8160DXMA1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.

In this article we will guide you to install I8160DXMA1 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 DXMA1 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2013-01-09
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam


This tutorial is only for Galaxy Ace 2, model number I8160. 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. 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 I8160DXMA1 Android 2.3.6 official firmware update for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.

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