Thursday, 28 February 2013

Manually Update Galaxy Ace 2 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXMB2

galaxy ace 2 jelly bean 4.1.2 xxmb2
Recently Samsung announced that they will release Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 , the big brother of galaxy ace.It is very happy news to the Ace 2 users as they are getting Jelly bean update directly from Ginger Bread. Before arriving the official release by Samsung our SamMobile leaked Jelly bean 4.1.2 XXMB2 to Ace 2 users. You can manually flash it using Odin.


Android : Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Date February 19
PDA – I8160XXMB2

1. Flashing may brick your phone Do at your risk.
2. Your phone must be Galaxy Ace 2 GT I8160 internation version.
3. Backup All the Data in your Phone
4. Your Phone Charge Must Be 80% or above
5. Enable USB Debugging
6. Make sure you have installed Kies or Ace 2 driver
7. Exit Antivirus, Kies etc .. before start flashing.

How To Flash Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXMB2 on Galaxy Ace 2 ?

1. Download Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXMB2 and extract it.
2. Download Odin3 v1.85 and extract it.
3. Boot your phone to Download Mode ( Volume down + Home + Power ) and connect to PC.
4. Now Open Odin 1.85 in PC and look in to ID:COM box it will be yellow with a port number in it.
5. In Odin Click PDA and select CODE file.
6. And Click CSC and select CSC file.
7. Click Start and wait the phone to reboot.

Thats it.


  • reggie coo says:
    20 March 2013 at 17:44

    cant root mt ace2 after flashing this firmware

  • sabeer sas says:
    21 March 2013 at 02:24

    @reggie coo
    Bro...if i get a root for this ..i will post soon

  • Feras Kassem says:
    24 March 2013 at 06:44

    hi i need PIT file to re-partition the storage for install this version because i have i8160l please help me

  • sabeer sas says:
    25 March 2013 at 21:10

    @Feras Kassem
    Bro...i don't have PIT file...please ask at XDA's ACE 2 forum

  • RITHY says:
    28 March 2013 at 08:47

    Hi bro how to make screen captures on galaxy ACE 2 running jellybean version?And how to use swap keyboard on this version?sorry for my bad English.

  • sabeer sas says:
    29 March 2013 at 21:52

    To test i don't have a ACE 2 ...
    power + home
    power + volume down
    power + volume up

    reply if works or not

  • Eric Vergara says:
    3 April 2013 at 10:31

    dosent work

  • sabeer sas says:
    3 April 2013 at 21:01

    @Eric Vergara
    Whats the error ?

  • Eric Vergara says:
    6 April 2013 at 08:04

    odin finishes the process successfuly but when it reboots the instalation is not completed and i have to restart the phone normaly

  • sabeer sas says:
    7 April 2013 at 21:00

    @Eric Vergara
    Check your phones about is it changed or not ?

  • Sahan Tharanga says:
    8 April 2013 at 06:56

    This is not Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXMB2.... This is XXMB4... If Any one have xxmb2 plz sent me plzzzzz

  • sabeer sas says:
    9 April 2013 at 20:51

    bro...its PDA is MB2 and CSC is MB4

  • Eric Vergara says:
    10 April 2013 at 09:05

    It is not changed

  • Amar Shrestha says:
    20 May 2013 at 01:54

    does it work for S6802

  • sabeer sas says:
    20 May 2013 at 21:45

    @Amar Shrestha
    No its not for Ace Duos

  • Ghalie Andi says:
    5 September 2013 at 17:40

    Option Screen Capture (Power + Home) it's work on my ACE 2 BUT must to holding 2 or 3 second, thank you @sabeer :D, i'm waiting this moment. hahaha

  • Ghalie Andi says:
    5 September 2013 at 17:50

    Selection by pressing the power button + home, working on my Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160). but the way you have to "hold" the power and home button about 3-4 seconds. Thank you for evidence @sabeer :D , Now i can make a screen capture. HAHAHA

  • Prinson Varghese says:
    24 November 2013 at 03:35


  • sabeer sas says:
    24 November 2013 at 03:58

    @Prinson Varghese
    You can reflash....
    To fix the hanging problem...try hard reset....wipe every thing......

  • Prinson Varghese says:
    24 November 2013 at 04:21

    can i upgrade using i8160xxmb2?

  • Prinson Varghese says:
    24 November 2013 at 06:36

    how much ram did mb2 have?

  • sabeer sas says:
    24 November 2013 at 08:23

    @Prinson Varghese
    You can update but, your device should be GT I8160 ..... I don't know how much RAM will free in mb2 firmware......

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