Update Galaxy Fame Lite GT-S6790N to Android 4.1.2 XXAMI4 Firmware
XXAMI4 is our pick for your Galaxy Fame Lite GT-S6790N and our update tutorial for today. This new firmware will bring Android 4.1.2 as well as the array of goodies which this OS has.
Since the new ROM was launched last month for Greece and Romania and in October for France, Baltic and the Netherlands, everything will come fresh on your Samsung S6790N. But for that to happen without hiccups, you should keep in mind that our guide is only good for this phone model. Use it on another version and you are going to brick it quickly.
The new firmware will revoke your device’s root access if it has one. Also, keep in mind that the phone’s system partition will be erased, but the internal/external SD cards will not be affected. Fortunately as well, the important data running on your handset will stay where it is.
The new Jelly Bean official firmware comes with an activated KIES logo only for France. Yes, that means that you’re allowed to upgrade the smartphone via KIES, as well, if your device is running an official ROM. If it doesn’t, you can use our tutorial (no official ROM is required if the handset doesn’t have one) or OTA (over the air via the Software Update button under Settings menu; only if your device has a custom ROM on it) for the Greece, Romania, Baltic and the Netherlands versions.
Here is what your phone will feature after the update’s been applied: sync and connect email updates, triple buffering all share, pop up play, group cast, a fixed frame of 60 fps, extended Vsync timing, automatic adjustment for the size of widgets, Google Now, mini apps, touch anticipation and free style widget and a new keyboard.
From now, your concern should be these pre-requisites, so:
- charge the battery of your Galaxy Fame Lite S6790N if the battery status shows it’s empty;
- make sure your notebook comes with Windows;
- create a regular backup (the guide is here) and also a full NANDroid one (made with this tutorial);
- be sure to turn USB Debugging on;
- turn off the security programs features on the handset and the laptop;
- download USB drivers compatible with the handset on the notebook
- download, on the latter, Odin (available on this page) and the Android 4.1.2 XXAMI4 (the Greece version from this location, the Romania version from here, the France version from here, the Baltic version from this place and the Netherlands version from here).
Step by step instructions
- Begin the upgrade procedure by unzipping, on the laptop, the Android 4.1.2 XXAMI4 and then the Odin package.
- After that, make sure you do as follows: boot the phone in Download Mode by pressing and holding, simultaneously, Home + Volume Down + Power, give the phone a bit of time to show you a warning screen, then be sure to press Volume Up afterwards.
- Your Galaxy Fame Lite is now in the Download Mode, so open, on your laptop, the Odin as an Admin and connect, next up, the handset to the notebook; this connection will be established with the help of the phone’s USB cable.
- Now wait for a yellow ID:COM box and an “Added!!” message to make an appearance. If they don’t, the connection wasn’t established, so try flashing the USB drivers a second time; or use another USB connector.
- Now’s the time to continue the guide by clicking on PDA, then opting for a file with CODE in the name, taping Phone next, opting for a file with MODEM in the name, tapping CSC, selecting a file sporting CSC in the name, clicking on PIT and choosing a file with .pit extension.
- You will then have to check Auto Reboot, Re-partition and F. Reset Time. Remember to tap “Start” afterwards; that’s the only way the new firmware will be installed on the handset. After you’re done with this step, have patience: in a matter of minutes, the new firmware will have been flashed on the Galaxy Fame Lite GT-S6790N.
- This will be shown by the device restarting and showing a message saying “Pass“. This will tell you that you need to do the following: unplug the handset from the notebook. The new firmware that’s running on the phone now is easy to access: open Settings, then tap About Phone.
You should, if the jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXAMI4 doesn’t rise up to expectations, restore the old ROM on your phone. The NANDroid backup file will help with this by revoking the update process.
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