Update XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160


Hope you already updated your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with the latest July official firmware, if not then here is another update available which is XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. Samsung time to time released firmware update for all their smartphone and tablet and the Galaxy Ace 2 is not the exception. The phone already received many update from Samsung and you can update the most recent XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is currently rolled out in Several countries. List of countries with download link is available later part on this tutorial. To update your device with this latest firmware, you can either use the OTA update feature from Settings>>About Phone>>Software Update or use the Kies utility.  But, if you are looking for a manual update guide, then you can go through our simple step by step tutorial to manually update your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with the latest XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. Please note, this tutorial don’t require a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or a rooted Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 because to install this firmware we will use ODIN utility. After installing official firmware XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you can always root your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with the help of proper rooting method.

Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 Firmware Update

Samsung is yet to release Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the device, so till then it is always recommended to update phone to the latest available firmware. Continue reading this page to install XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update in Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware we recommend you to backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before flashing this latest XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 data to HTC Butterfly. In below written tutorial we not only direct you towards a step-by-step guide to update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using Odin but also give you necessary tips to safe guard your data.

Download Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I8160XXMG2 Firmware:

Download right firmware for your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 from the below list. Note that, firmware here which are Unbranded or not carrier branded, regardless of country or region, can be flash on any Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.

Uzbekistan: I8160XXMG2_I8160UBLMG2_UBL.zip

Russia (La Fleur): I8160XXMG2_I8160QXEMG2_SER.zip

Poland: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXXMG1_XEO.zip

Hungary: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXXMG1_XEH.zip

Spain: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXXMG1_PHE.zip

Kazakhstan: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXEMG2_SKZ.zip

Ukraine (Kyivstar): I8160XXMG2_I8160OXEMG2_SEK.zip

Ukraine: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXEMG2_RTL.zip

Nordic countries: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXXMG1_NEE.zip

Russia: I8160XXMG2_I8160OXEMG2_SER.zip

[Firmware for rest of the country will be update here when available]


We at Droid Firmwares write tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Pre Requisites:

As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.

  1. Backup your important data such as SMS, Call Log, Contacts, APN and MMS settings. You can follow our Android backup guide for this. It’s also a good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially if you need to perform any wiping task during or after installation process.
  2. If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why, it’s good idea  to check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the phone should have 60% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware. Firmware installation can be done with 25% or more power when the device is connected to computer using USB and get charge through it. It will be fine to have 30% or more if you going to root a firmware. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android phones.
  3. USB Debugging mode should be turned of if it’s disabled otherwise you can’t transfer file using USB cable. Learn: How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices.
  4. Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial at Droid Firmwares is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned anywhere in tutorial.

Download Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 Latest USB Drivers

Since you will need to connect your smartphone to your PC, so you will need to have your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 drivers installed on your computer. Visit our USB Driver Download page. If you can access your mobile content in your PC when both are connected then you already have it.

So, you have done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, as you have taken necessary precaution, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install XXMG2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160.

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