How to Flash XXEMD3 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Official Firmware on Galaxy S2 I9100

Galaxy S2 I9100 is not the only smartphone that has yet to be updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The method we are using for this model in today’s guide is called XXEMD3 official firmware.

The following fact needs to be made clear before you flash the tool on the handset: the tutorial comes with an Odin file. Moreover, the following will happen after you update your handset: if you don’t perform this guide the way you will see instructed, the device is going to get void of its data, apps and so on.

Requirements

The tutorial will next tell you to mind these requirements: look at the battery and charge it if it needs to, download the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 I9100 XXEMD3 firmware and Odin tool v3.07 on your PC, make many backups for the content that is on your smartphone, flash USB drivers for your device and then follows the instructions below.Galaxy-S2-I9100

How to install XXEMD3 on I9100

  1. Here they are. For the first time, you should unzip each of the zip files we mentioned on the laptop. The files you need to come across are the following: .tar and Odin .exe.
  2. The Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 will need to pass through the following phase: power it off and wait a bit until you need to make it reach Download Mode. The latter is a task which has to be performed as shown, which is this: simultaneously press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power.
  3. For the next step you will be asked to run the extracted Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Admin. Then make sure you plug the I9100 to the notebook and, when a couple of things happen one after the other, the connection will have been attained; here is what to look for: “Added!!” and a number (the COM port) whose color should be yellow.
  4. In case you see neither of these two elements, you should use a different USB port than the one before or flash USB Drivers on your notebook once again.
  5. Next up you will be required to opt for a bunch of necessary files for our guide. Here they are:
    – click on PDA and afterwards choose a file which comes with .tar in its name;
    – click on Phone after that and be sure to opt for a file with MODEM in its name;
    – for the following task you need to click on CSC and make sure you afterwards select a file bearing CSC in its name;
    – now is the time to click on PIT and then opt for a file ending in .pit.
  6. When the above is performed, you need to stay where you are and select the following boxes: Re-partition, F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot; to choose the Re-partition, you should have opted for the .pit file before.
  7. What comes afterwards is this: tap on START and wait as the XXEMD3 is installed on your handset. When the flashing is over, you should wait for the Galaxy S2 I9100 to reboot on its own; this will be accompanied by a PASS message, which translates into this: disconnect the devices from each other.

The smartphone you love is now updated to the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 build I9100XXEMD3 firmware. Make the best out of it!

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