[How To] Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 from Ginger Bread 2.3.6 to jelly Bean 4.1.2 with Official Firmware [Update]

samsung galaxy s advance jelly bean update snaps resizedSamsung Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean Update Snapshots (Click on image for Original size)

 

Note: This post has been updated, because samsung is now rolling out the official firmware for every country. Initially this tutorial was for Russian firmware, which they rolled out few months before they actually released the firmware for other countries. However, this tutorial can be used to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S advance or SII lite with the same steps mentioned here (Your country specific firmwares can be updated in the same way).

New Official Firmware Upgrade (Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 - I9070XXLQB) is now available for Samsung Galaxy S advance. We got hands on it recently, and it really amazed us. The new update brings some interesting functionality and features right under your fingers.

Samsung has not released the update for other countries yet, but you can get the taste of Jelly Bean with the manual upgrade using ODIN. The detailed descriptive procedure for the same is discussed here. For more information or query use our dedicated forum Section - Forum (Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070).

See Also: [How to] Root your Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 JB 4.1.2 without increasing binary counter

The update is flawless and smooth, however, I will admit there are some bugs and device lags a bit at the image Gallery. But, this is not the final Update from the Samsung and the further update will sure fix the bugs.

Update: New Firmware update is now available, the article has been modified to reflect the new firmware update I9070XXLQB by Samsung.

If you Upgrade to the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 released by Samsung you'll have following noticeable features:

  1. Jelly Bean Specific features like Google Now
  2. More toggles and Animations
  3. Camera is now the Stock Jelly Bean with ZOOM
  4. Music Player is integrated with the newer UI and Experience and the Main Key feature that is noticeable TouchwizUX
  5. Swipe 4.2 Keyboard
  6. Group Cast App has been added in APP Drawer
  7. Option to enable/disable Smart Rotation
  8. New Ink effect and Many More..

 

File Name I9070XXLQB
Region United Kingdom Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
CSC  I9070SERLQB
OS Version Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Release Date 2013 , 17th March
Download Download your firmware
Additional Info Model : Galaxy S Advance PDA : I9070XXLQB CSC : I9070SERLQB
Carrier Unbranded

 

The upgrade has been successfully tested in United Kingdom Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, India, Poland, North America, Canada, Belgrade (serbia), Malaysia.

Note:  The Update is only for the Unlocked devices, with no carrier restrictions. It can only be applied on the non I9070P version. DigitFreak and DigitFreak Media Inc. is not responsible for the damage it might cause while commencing and performing the steps mentioned in the tutorial. All the tools, MOD's or ROM's described below belong to their respected owners/developers. We are just representing the method in a Pre-described and in a Better way so that you can Integrate this Update Method in your device easily. We are not forcing you to do this. This is only for education purpose.


It is advisable to Fully Charge your device before performing the update.

 

Procedure:

Step 1

digitfreak 00056 kies backup BackUp files, contacts, messages, call logs and other important files and documents before performing the upgrade using Samsung Kies (Download). Samsung Kies will also fulfill all the requirements of USB drivers for further operation on the device and helps you connect your device to PC using USB cable.

 

Step 2

Turn the phone off and then press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power. The phone will go into the stock recovery. Wipe data/Factory reset and Wipe cache. Restart the phone.

 

Step 3

SC20130129-001352 usb debuggingEnable USB Debugging mode. Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.

 

Step 4

samsung updatesDownload Official Russian Firmware Update from Samsung updates - Select your Firmware.

 

Step 5

digitfreak 00082 extract downloaded firmwareExtract the downloaded file Using Winrar.

 

Step 6

Download Odin307.zip453.39 KB

 

Step 7

Turn off the phone, press and hold Volume down+Home+Power button until you get the Download mode. (Press the Volume Up to continue) and then connect it to your computer via USB. (wait until Odin detects you device).

 

Step 8

digitfreak 00084 add firmware to odinIn Odin put the extracted firmware under PDA and click on Start..

digitfreak 00054 upgrade finishedAfter Few minutes ODIN will indicate that the upgrade has been successfully, indicated by the green box  "PASS". Wait until your device finishes and restarts itself (Your device will boot several times, during the upgrade process).

Note: Final version has been released, specific to your country. It promises to fix all the bug, if it is still there, you can wait for Samsung's update.

digitfreak 00185 samsung galaxy s advanceCongratulations! you have successfully upgraded your Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 to Android Jelly Bean v4.1.2.

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