Install Android 4.0.4 XXBML1 on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2X GT-S7560
You will have a change of scenery once your Galaxy Ace 2X / Trend GT-S7560 experiences an update. That change means a much better performance overall and plenty of new features.
XXBML1 is the firmware which has the role of updating your smartphone to Android 4.0.4 if you’re located in Spain. This is the OS which will offer novelties such as a superior camera, smoother screen rotation and improved phone number recognition.
The XXBML1 is an official firmware with an activated KIES logo. We should mention this because maybe you want to update the device via the KIES software. But, while you can do that, the handset must run a stock ROM.
Apart from being launched for Spain, the new firmware must be installed on the Galaxy Ace 2X. That’s because the firmware works only with this model.
As always, you should know that a rooted Galaxy Trend GT-S7560 equals a revoked root access as well as a deleted system partition. But if your phone isn’t rooted, the root access will not be affected. If the updated is done on a rooted phone, its internal and external SD cards won’t be damaged. The smartphone’s important data won’t be erased.
Pre-requisites are a thing you must go by. Here are the ones we recommend for this guide:
- create several backups to keep the important data on your Galaxy Ace 2X S7560;
- turn off the phone’s and then your laptop’s security programs;
- be sure to activate, on the phone, USB Debugging;
- charge the smartphone’s battery unit;
- create a full NANDroid backup;
- flash USB drivers on the notebook (here you’ll find the ones compatible with the smartphone);
- the laptop you are using must sport Windows.
Step by step instructions
You have to follow through with our very first step now.
- So do this: keep the notebook open and go to this site to download the Android 4.0.4 ICS XXBML1 for Spain on it. With the notebook still on, go here to get Odin downloaded on it, too. Once the required packages are downloaded on that device, save them and then unzip them with 7Zip; if that doesn’t work, use WinRar instead.
- The unzipping now done, enter your device in Download Mode by pressing and simultaneously holding down Volume Down, Home and Power, releasing them when a boot screen pops up and pressing Volume Up afterwards.
- Prepare Odin to be launched on the notebook as Admin. Make sure you do this for the next step: plug, with a USB cable, the handset to the laptop. Wait until Odin locates the Galaxy Trend GT-S7560.
- When the Odin finds the phone, you will witness an “Added!!” message and then an ID:COM box in blue (or yellow). If the latter and the message are not displayed, the plugging will need to happen again.
- Only this time, make sure another USB port is used; or flash, again, the USB drivers on the laptop. If this step is complete, you have to tap BL, select a file with BL in the name, click on AP, opt for a file with AP in the name, tap CP, opt for a file with CP in its name, tap CSC, choose a file which has CSC in the name, tap PIT and then look for a file with .pit as its extension; tap it as well.
- When the previous task is over, you should activate Auto Reboot and Re-partition. After you check F. Reset Time, too, you need to tap “Start“. Clicking on the latter will help the new ROM begin its flashing on the smartphone.
- The new firmware will end its installation phase only after the handset reboots and “Pass” comes up on the display in a green background. As soon as the flashing’s done, here’s what you have to do: unplug the Galaxy Ace 2X GT-S7560 from the laptop. That’s the end of the tutorial for today.
- Now simply tap Settings, click on About Phone and find the new firmware. As soon as you spot it, make sure you launch it.
In case the XXBML1 is not at all what you thought it would be, the NANDroid backup file is the help you should use. The file can easily bring the old ROM on your device. But this means the following: your phone will have its update procedure revoked.
Should you run into problems while updating your handset, you can leave your questions below!