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Monday, 17 June 2013

Manual Update Galaxy S3 mini i8190 with Official XXAME1 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide

Manual Update Galaxy S3 mini i8190 with Official XXAME1 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide


Here’s something for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone users as there’s an all new firmware for the device and is dubbed as Jellybean 4.1.2 XXAME1 firmware version which comes with some bug fixes along with some minor tweaks here and there of which we are not having the exact change log. So, for all those who have not got this update can apply this update manually. Before we proceed on to check on what are the list of instructions to apply this update, you will have to follow the list of quick pre requisites mentioned below;

Note: Applying this firmware won’t Root / Void the warranty in any manner. It’s completely safe to apply this update manually.
Quick Pre Requisites:
  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps and not with the Samsung KIES as your device may not detect with the KIES after applying this update as till now this update might not have arrived for your Country.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – 
Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -
Call Log and Restore
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”
  • Enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and also you will have to ensure that the minimum battery life should be 30% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of update. Disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your phone.
  • Now, turn Off your device so that it can be entered in the Recovery Mode. Recovery Mode in Galaxy S III Mini can be entered by pressing the Volume Up + Menu Button and then holding these both buttons, you will need to turn ON the device so that it can be entered in the Recovery Mode.
  • In Recovery Mode, clear all the cache and wipe the data by selecting the corresponding options. Once it’s done, reboot the device in the Normal Mode. If you are on custom ROM firmware, then you also need to clear the dalvik cache.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can proceed on to next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update. 

Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 Mini i8190 Smartphone with Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware:
  • Open Odin in your computer. Download Mode in Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 can be entered by first turning Off the device and then hold Volume Down Rocker Key + Menu Button and then Power ON the device. Once the device is booted and you see the Download Mode Green Robot, you can release the button combos.
  • Connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow / Green, indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
  • Click on “PDA” to select the tar file which you got from the firmware package which is the TAR File which you got after extracting the file from the first step.
  • Once all the file is selected, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once the firmware update process is completed which will be mentioned in the ODIN, the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 device will be rebooted.
  • For firmware update to be finished, it will take around 2-3 minutes for applying the update. Once the device is updated successfully, the device will be rebooted. As soon as you see the Language preferences or the Home Screen, you need to disconnect the device from computer and enjoy using your phone.
Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.
So there you go, you have now successfully updated your phone with the latest firmware of Jellybean 4.1.2 in your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 smartphone. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues.

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