Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Update Samsung Galaxy Grand (I9082) to official Android 4.2.2 XXUBMI1 Jelly Bean Firmware


A new Android OTA Jelly Bean has been released for the Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 device. This new firmware comes to solve an issue regarding with a RAM consumption bug that the previous firmware has. So, this new Android Jelly Bean OS is more stable and comes in additional to solve other minor issues.
This step by step guide is provided to teach you how easily you can manually install this official Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 version XXUMBMI1 firmware to Samsung Galaxy Grand device.

The new XXUMBMI1 OS for Galaxy Grand I9082 is the latest firmware update, and it has been released by Samsung in September this year by OTA. Unfortunately, when we are speaking about an OTA release not all the users receive it in the same time, and it is rolled out in phases. Also, the users who have a Grand I9082 rooted or a custom ROM installed on it cannot receive official OTA software.

Therefore, if you want to download and install this latest OTA update you need manually install, this present step by step guide will be more than helpful for you.

Prerequisites and Guidelines required:
  • The present tutorial works with all the variants of Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 devices including rooted devices. Moreover, if the device has installed a custom ROM and Kernel this guide is useful if its owner want to install  official firmware on it.
  • Applying, this stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS the root access will be revoked, but the main advantage is that the warranty will be restored.
  • So, the root access isn’t required for this step by step guide. In additional, isn’t required to have a custom recovery image as CWM or TWRP installed on it.
  • In order to complete this step by step tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy Grand device we will use ODIN software, which is a flashing tool developed by Samsung.
  • A Windows PC is required to be used to download and install ODIN app; also the USB cable and the Galaxy Grand device should be near of you.
  • On both PC and Android device disable or deactivate all the security programs such as antivirus, firewalls and antimalware, these programs can interfere with the installation process and can interrupt the same.
  • To install the new firmware a couple of minutes is necessary, that’s why the smartphone must have enough power left in its battery, so ensure that the device’s battery has more than 65 % power left before going any further.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Option from the next path: “settings -> applications -> development” to assure the connection between the PC and the Android handset.
  • This is a manually method and never know what can happens with your device and your data, even thought the ODIN app is safe, and the software is an official one.
  • So, to avoid an unpleasant situation, backup all your personal data and setting from the device’s internal storage including the market applications, personal data, SMS and MM, call logs history, internet settings, EFS folder calendar info and all your important files.
  • All instructions and files provided in this tutorial work and are compatible with Samsung Galaxy Grand model number I9082 only. So, knowing that do not use it for any incorrect device or variant, you can end up this guide by bricking (damage) your device or to lose your data.
  • This guide, instructions and files listed here are provided only for educational and instructional purpose, knowing that we cannot be responsible or held liable for any data lost or if you damage or brick your device. Users are advised to read and understand very clearly all the instructions listed here and to apply this step by step guide only in their own risk.
  • So, note and remember that this is the latest official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean named XXUNMI1 firmware released by Samsung and isn’t a custom ROM. The software not brings major changes it comes only with some bug fixes and stability for Galaxy Grand I9082 devices.

How manually install the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUMBMI1 firmware to Galaxy Grand I9082 by using ODIN.

  1. Download and install suitable USB drivers with the Galaxy Grand I9082 device. You can download and install the Samsung Kies software and install the same.
  2. Download Odin software, save it, uninstall and install the same to the PC.
  3. Download the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUMBMI1 firmware file from here.
  4. Save it in on your PC on the Desktop folder and then unzip the downloaded firmware file.
  5. Now, run ODIN software on your computer as an Administrator.
  6. Turn off the device.
  7. Boot in into Download Mode (to enter into download mode you have to: press and keep holding the power, volume down and home buttons in the same time).
  8. While the device is into Download Mode, connect the Samsung Galaxy Grand device to the PC via USB cable.
  9. Now, ensure that ODIN recognize the device, and the “added” message is displayed, and ID:COM section is yellow or blue. Note: if not, you will have to close the ODIN app, disconnect the device by removing the USB cable, change the USB port from the PC and reinstall the USB Grand drivers once again. Then, repeat all the steps from above.
  10. Now, if everything is ok you can move to the next step.
  11. From ODIN app click on the “PDA” button.
  12. Browse and pick the extracted firmware file from the PC’s desktop.
  13. Next, from ODIN click on “START” button.
  14. The installation process should begin immediately, and you must wait until the firmware is being flashed.
  15.  When into ODIN app the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will turn green, then the firmware is completely installed.
  16.  Now, you can disconnect the USB cable from PC.
  17.  Reboot the Galaxy Grand device.
 Note: the first boot after the installation process will take longer than usual, just be patient.
Troubleshooting:
  • If the device is entering into a boot loop, you’ll have to:
  1. Reboot the device into Recovery Mode.
  2. From the Recovery Mode select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”
  3. Return to the main menu of the recovery mode and reboot the Galaxy Grand device.
  •  If ODIN app might get stuck while the installation of stock firmware, you have to:
  1. Close ODIN software.
  2. Disconnect the device from the PC.
  3. Force restarts the Galaxy Grand device.
  4. Repeat the step by step procedure from beginning.
Congratulation, you’ve successfully learned how manually install the latest official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (XXUBMI1) firmware to Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 device



SOURCE: ANDROID.SC

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