The latest official firmware XXMC8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is now available for download. TMN subscribers in Portugal can already grab this firmware update from Samsung KIES, for those who have not received this update yet can follow our easy guide below to update your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to this latest firmware. I8160XXMC8 Jelly Bean is more of a bug fix and regular maintenance update. You can install XXMC8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 using our detailed tutorial below. Please note, this is ODIN flashable firmware and not CWM recovery flashable. You can always root XXMC8 Android 4.1.2 using proper root method later. It’s always advisable to update device to latest available firmware version. Official firmware is also good option to unroot Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 or unbrick Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 if brick happen because of software issue.
In this article we will guide you to install I8160XXMC8 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 4.1.2 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 4.1.2 XXMC8 Firmware Details:
Date: March 2013
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.
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 I8160XXMC8 Android 4.1.2 official firmware update for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.
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