Install Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXAMG4 Official Firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190

Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 has its own fair share of updates that it deserves to feature. One of them: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Your device will land this OS once you invite official XXAMG4 firmware on it.

To proceed with this process, you will need to pay close attention to our guide today. Before we indicate those steps, get this: your handset will not have its warranty erased.

Requirements

You should, in order to have a spotless update process, follow these pre-requisites:

How to flash Android 4.1.2 on your S3 mini

  1. After you get those zip files on your device, you need to find the appropriate tool with which to extract them on the laptop or PC. Once they are saved and extracted on the phone, you should launch the Odin on the laptop and turn on the following boxes: F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
  2. If you happen to see an enabled Re-partition box, disable it and then power the smartphone off. Boot it into Download Mode via this tutorial: press + hold Volume Down and Home at the same time; then, while you are doing as indicated, remember to turn the phone on. Should your Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 surprise you by entering Normal Mode, do this: repeat the previous steps.
  3. Then, once the device is in Download Mode, you can plug the smartphone to your notebook. Don’t leave the Odin. Go on by waiting for the phone and the laptop to show you that they are connected to one another; you will find about that soon via a message that reads “Added!!” and through an ID:COM box becoming yellow or green.
  4. But the plugging may not happen at all. When that happens to you, one of these two solutions should be tried: install the USB drivers again or, instead, use an altogether different USB port. If the handset is correctly connected to your laptop, move on.
  5. This is the action you have to perform next: find PDA and tap it. This will be helpful, because you should next opt for the .tar.md5 file from before and then do as follows: tap START.
  6. The installation of the XXAMG4 official firmware will then need to happen, so wait until you witness its end before you experience the rebooting of your phone. After the device restarts, it will also do another thing: it will display a Home screen. This is an indicator that you need to unplug the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 from your laptop.

To see the whereabouts of the firmware, go to Settings and then tap More; after that access About phone.

If your Samsung I8190 is stuck for good in a “Welcome” screen, you have to power it off, power it back on and repeat the guide.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

  • Dev Dominic

    This method can be used to restore the factory settings s3 mini after upgrading os?

    • Catalin Nichita

      You can apply a “Factory reset” action when the phone is updated to the new OS.

  • Dev Dominic

    I just installed a kitkat, how to restore it as before?

    • Catalin Nichita

      Do you mean to restore the settings? Or you want to get back to the previous ROM?

  • Dev Dominic

    get back the previous ROM

    • Catalin Nichita

      If you have a Nandroid backup you should use this procedure: http://www.droidgator.com/restore-nandroid-backup/

      If you don’t have one you must flash manually an official firmware on it. The OTA and Kies method will not work if you have installed a custom ROM.

  • Dev Dominic

    use this tutorial?

    • Catalin Nichita

      Yes, you can use this guide.

  • Dev Dominic

    thanks :)

  • Dev Dominic

    why I can not do a software update? he says “your devices has been modified. software update are not available”.

    • Catalin Nichita

      Which method did you used? This method (described in this tutorial) should work on your device even you have a custom ROM on it.

      The OTA will not work if you have a custom ROM flashed on your device.

  • Dev Dominic

    I’ve been using this tutorial and my phone back to normal. but I can not do a software update

    • Catalin Nichita

      What do you mean with “software update”? This is the latest firmware launched for your phone. You cannot update the device to a superior official version. :)