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Andriod Update to 4.1.2 for Galaxy ace 2

mclovin9091mclovin9091

Seen as there has been a few recent posts for the Galaxy Ace 2. It is now official The latest 4.1.2 release is available for this phone, i have just 'officially' upgraded as i had been using an unofficial one for the last couple of weeks.

cannot comment on whether there are any problems or not yet but will update the post with any issues i find.

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    lukekey
    How did you get it? I can't yet. Using giff gaff sim but that shouldn't make a difference should it?
    Sprograt
    Did you get the 4.1 update through a Over The Air update or via your PC as I got my Ace 2 from Orange unlocked it via a code and I am currently using a 3 sim and just tried updating it and it says No Update Available, I am just interested in which network got the update first.
    mclovin9091
    had to do it manually using ODIN, as i have my phone rooted. Very simple to do the hardest part is finding the right webpage with the download on it.

    This is the file you need I8160XXMC8_I8160TMNMC3_HOME.tar.md5 from this site http://androidaddition.com/download-official-android-4-1-2-i8160xxmc8-firmware-for-samsung-galaxy-ace-2/ Click on the download description which then takes you to the right page, click on regular download and wait the 60 seconds. The page refreshes with 'click here to download' do so and the download will begin. Do not do anything with the .zip file except note where it is located.

    You will also need to download ODIN, if you understand this then you'll know what to do. If you have no idea what im on about read the instructions and follow them to the letter.

    Edited By: mclovin9091 on Apr 07, 2013 13:13: adding details
    lukekey
    Thanks.
    mclovin9091
    As for how its running, i have had no problems installing and everything seems to be working and running. I have re installed all my apps and they work the only one i have found that doesn't download is the Halifax banking app but that's because its not available anymore.

    The manual install provides you with unwanted programs and they can be easily uninstalled as per any app, if you are more adventurous and want to root the phone then Super on click v2.3.3 then it works fine and allows you to then install Rooting software such as Root Toolbox which allows you to then uninstall the bloatware that you may never use but normally cannot delete i.e. Chaton, yahoo stuff, talkback, software update (as its not use to rooted phones)

    Also link 2 SD allows you to 'freeze' programs so that you can test run the phone with things you would like to get rid of but aren't sure if it will affect the operation of the phone BEFORE deciding to permanently delete them.
    quixoticduck
    a) I've heard the upgrade can be laggy, is that just the leaked upgrade or the official also?
    b) Is it available on all networks? I'm on virgin.

    Thanks :)
    Sprograt
    I've heard the upgrade can be laggy, is that just the leaked upgrade or the official also?
    b) Is it available on all networks? I'm on virgin.

    Thanks :)

    You can update the Galaxy Ace 2 via Odin now which is the official version, I don't know whether all networks are covered in that update, but I am waiting for the Over The Air update as they may sort out some of the bugs.


    Edited By: Sprograt on Apr 18, 2013 04:35: Edit information.
    mclovin9091
    The link i provided is the official release, i put it up for those who may have rooted their phone and are unable to update via OTA. Bear in mind though that the update id for the galaxy ace TWO and not the original.

    the unofficial rom was quite laggy at times, but i have had no issues with the official one that i downloaded.
    quixoticduck
    mclovin9091
    The link i provided is the official release, i put it up for those who may have rooted their phone and are unable to update via OTA. Bear in mind though that the update id for the galaxy ace TWO and not the original.

    the unofficial rom was quite laggy at times, but i have had no issues with the official one that i downloaded.

    Thanks. I think I will wait for OTA since it should be soon (I'm assuming it will happen and it just seems simpler). I was wondering, does the update have haptic feedback? Gingerbread doesn't and I'm quite sad about it.
    Sprograt
    I have just been on Sammobile and it says that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 will get 4.2.2 update, it does not say when this update is coming but it will be the last official version that Samsung will release for the Ace 2
    http://www.sammobile.com/2013/03/18/galaxy-s-ii-galaxy-note-to-get-android-4-2-2-android-5-0-for-the-galaxy-s-iii-galaxy-note-ii/
    quixoticduck
    Will jellybean solve the ridiculous 'feature' of waking me up in the night by vibrating because the battery is charged? the one which can't be turned off? otherwise I will regret buying this phone.
    mclovin9091
    LOL not sure im quite a heavy sleeper, will charge the phone and get back to you. :)
    mclovin9091
    Nope still vibrates but you can turn the vibrate function off by dragging down the top bar (where the time is displayed) and turn it off.
    quixoticduck
    mclovin9091
    Nope still vibrates but you can turn the vibrate function off by dragging down the top bar (where the time is displayed) and turn it off.

    Ok as long as that def disables the vibrate? because nothing I do on Gingerbread will disable the fully charged buzz. :(
    quixoticduck
    Not sure whether to wait for OTA. Anyone know if that's def coming?
    jccage
    quixoticduck
    Not sure whether to wait for OTA. Anyone know if that's def coming?
    As it's such a big upgrade, no, it won't be coming via OTA. It'll doing this method or through Kies. :)
    mclovin9091
    OTA is already out
    Sprograt
    mclovin9091
    OTA is already out


    What network is your SGA2 on ? Is your SGA2 a factory unlocked version? As my SGA2 Originally on Orange now unlocked still says No Update Available. And there's no news on Sammobile. Please can you let us know.
    mclovin9091
    Im on Tmobile and its been out for about a month now. I had to upgrade manually as i have rooted the phone and OTA no longer is useful.
    Sprograt
    mclovin9091
    Im on Tmobile and its been out for about a month now. I had to upgrade manually as i have rooted the phone and OTA no longer is useful.


    Thanks for letting me know, My my SGA2 is a Orange/T-Mobile (EE) and I can't find anything for it other than a 2.3.6 download, you're not using the leaked version for TMN network in Portugal are you, as I know thats been out for a while.

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