How to Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLQG Firmware

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLQG Firmware

July 2, 2013

Samsung releases out Over the AIR (OTA) known as XXLQG for Galaxy S Advance which was running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, which was quite unstable. This update would resolve most of the reported issues like Camera issues, Heating problem and Draining of the Battery.

As this Update is officially released, if you want to use the Android XXLQG on Samsung Galaxy Advance S follow along with the reading below, you would be requiring Odin. The Odin tool is specifically designed for these types of operation from the makers “Samsung”. Galaxy S Advance smartphones which have been rooted previously can use the following method to get this update, this is also an alternative method as OTA. Users won’t be able to flash ROM so you need to do this update process manual.

Android XXLQG comes with improvements like Camera issues, Heating problem and Draining of the Battery, don’t expect to receive new features, apps or capabilities, though you will be enjoying a more stable Jelly Bean OS.

Don’t Skip this Section (This Serves to be the Prerequisites for the whole process):-

1. Do Take the backup of personal data from the Galaxy S Advance, during the process of installing the update on your phone it may get stuck in the boot loop which may require to erase the phone system data which includes your personal data too. Avoid this situation and get everything backup up.

2. If your device is rooted and installed with CWM recovery do use Nandroid complete backup which will save and restore from current ROM.
3. Lastly, if your phone is rooted or is factory unlocked this method will work for sure.

As this Android update for XXLQG for Galaxy S Advance is official, once the installation is done the ROOT access will be revoked and the warranty will be restored. Warranty is set to be void when you get the root access.

To start with you need to download ODIN onto your System (Laptop or Desktop which will be used)
Disable your Systems Antivirus and Firewall, and make sure your battery is charged and has more than 60% of power charge.

Enable USB Debugging: Connect your Galaxy S Advance to your system, on the device Settings – Applications – Development – USB debugging and enable the USB debugging option.
This following update is specifically and explicitly released for Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Model. do not try on other phones it may result in failing or bricking your phone.

Step by Step on how to Update Galaxy S Advance to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLQG Firmware

  1. Use Samsung KIES  as we require Samsung drivers during this process.
  2. Start Odin which you have already downloaded (Odin can be installed very easily Download, Extract and Install)
  3. Download the android XXLQG update file from here and extract in a folder on your desktop for easy availability.
  4. Reboot your Phone Device in “Download Mode” (Pressing POWER+VOLUME_DOWN+HOME Button altogether will take you to download mode on The Galaxy S Advance.)
  5. Connect your phone device using USB to your Computer System. Start Odin
  6. You should be able to view a message “ADDED” with the ID:COM section in Yellow or Blue Color, if you are not able to view this it means Odin haven’t recognized the device and require Samsung Galaxy S Advance drivers to be installed.
  7. Now if all good and you see the yellow/blue color then select PDA on your ODIN and locate the firmware file which we have downloaded and extracted on the desktop.
  8. Hit Click on “start” Button to update your phone device. This process would take no more than 2 to 3 minutes and Once done Odin will show a Message “Pass”
  9. Once the update is done reboot your device after unplugging the USB cable.

Some FAQs :

  • If for any reason Odin gets hanged close ODIN, unplug the device, reboot once again go to download mode as specified in step “d”
  • If your Phone ends up in boot loop don’t worry start your phone in Recover mode (POWER+VOLUME_UP+HOME Button altogether). From Recovery Menu Select “Wipe DATA Factory RESET” and “Wipe Cache Partition”, Go to Main Menu and Reboot System Now.

Great News You have update Samsung Galaxy S Advance to jelly bean with  XXLQG Firmware Officially way. If you have any questions do comment.

More Howto can  be Found :

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