How to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with Android 4.1.2 XXMC8 Based Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now available for updating your device. This is the firmware that all the users were waiting for since a long time and in this guide we will go through procedure on updating the device.Samsung Galaxy Ace 2


This is update is based on I8160XXMC8 firmware to T-Mobile and as such this will bring in some extra language packs and carrier specific apps on your phone visible after installation. Odin is the flashing tool used here.

Precautionary Measures

But before updating you should follow the below mentioned precautions –

  • Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone. You can do it by going through Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging if you are on Android 2.3. If you are on Android 4.0 you can do it by going through System Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging and ensure that it’s ticked.
  • Also make sure that you have atleast 50 % battery life left on your device so as to ensure you don’t land into trouble of power crisis in between update procedure.
  • Also ensure that you have taken complete backup of your device by any method that you usually followed until now.
  • Also ensure that you have installed the proper USB Drivers on your PC for successful connection to the device.
  • Before updating you should have rooted your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone.
  • And this procedure is for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with model number I8160, no other phones should be flashed with this version.

Note: We have just provided the actual procedure and users must understand that this is third party firmware software as such many options might not work on their phone. We would be held no responsible for anything happens to your device.

Galaxy Ace 2 Update Procedure

Here is the step by step procedure to update your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with official firmware –

  • Download the Android 4.1.2 I8160XXMC8 file for Galaxy Ace 2 on to your computer and extract the zip file.
  • Download ODIN v1.85 which is the flashing tool required for the Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone. Unzip and install it on your PC, keep it Open.Odin Flashing Tool
  • Switch off your phone as you can enter it on Download Mode. How can you do that? You can do it by holding the Volume Down + Home button together along with Power button for few seconds.
  • Once you see the Green Robot with “downloading” on your screen.
  • Now connect your phone using the USB cable to PC. The successful connection is confirmed by pressing the ID:COM port as it will turn Yellow once USB drivers are loaded perfectly.
  • Now you need to select the files accordingly –
    • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
    • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
    • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
    • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • In ODIN also select Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time in the options.
  • Now click on the Start button in ODIN tool. Once the installation is completed your phone would be restarted automatically.

So with that you have updated your Galaxy Acer 2 with new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. Do let us know if you are facing any issues.