Update Galaxy Fame NFC S6810P to Android 4.1.2 XXAME3 Stock Firmware
Galaxy Fame NFC GT-S6810P was officially launched this past March. Since it was lacking Android 4.1.2, a developer created XXAME3 particularly for this handset and released it in May for Italy (Wind) and New Zealand (Vodafone), in June for the UK (O2), Germany, Poland, Romania (Cosmote), in July for the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Belgium/Luxembourg and in August for Spain and Ireland. Let’s see how you can upgrade your device to the Android 4.1.2 using the new official firmware released by Samsung.
Those of you who wonder about the new features of the Jelly Bean 4.1.2, here they are: 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. If you want to update your device and get a taste of all of them, you should know that the guide only works for the Galaxy Fame NFC GT-S6810P. Stay away from any other model because you will brick it.
The possible issues
The XXAME3 official firmware released for Germany, the Netherlands and Spain can be flashed on your smartphone via KIES, too, because this tool’s KIES logo is already turned on. However, your device will require the presence of a stock ROM. If you update the phone with this tutorial, you won’t need to install a stock ROM on it. But if you select an upgrade via OTA (using the Software Update button under Settings menu), you will have to flash one.
The new firmware will, if the Galaxy Fame S6810P is featuring root access, revoke the latter. The new ROM shall also do this: delete the device’s system partition. This will happen, however, without you losing the important data on your smartphone. There won’t be any harm done to the internal and external SD cards.
Here are the requirements we always nag our readers about:
- 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 from this page the USB drivers compatible with the handset on the notebook
- download the Odin tool from this page and the Android 4.1.2 XXAME3 stock firmware (the UK O2 version from here, the Spain version from here, the Ireland version from here, the Germany version from this link, the Czech Republic version from this place, the Belgium/Luxembourg version from this location, the Italy Wind version from here, the Netherlands version from this place, the New Zealand Vodafone version from this location, the Poland version from here and the Romania Cosmote version from this place) and afterwards Odin on the laptop or comp.
Step by step instructions
Time now to let you know what steps to follow.
- Start by extracting the content found in the two packages you just downloaded on your laptop, then do this: enter your Samsung S6810 in Download Mode. Here is what we ask you to do to access this mode: press and simultaneously hold Volume Down, Home and Power, and, when the icon of Android is displayed, press Volume Up to finish.
- When you’ve done all of this, the Odin will need to be launched as Admin on the laptop, then the handset will have to be plugged to the notebook via its USB cord. If “Added!!” and an ID:COM turning yellow pop up, the connection will be successful; in case it’s not, you should make sure the USB drivers are flashed on the laptop again or that the USB port you use now is different.
- Then click on PDA, opt for a file with CODE in the name, tap Phone, opt for a file with MODEM in the name, tap CSC, select a file that has a CSC in the name, click on PIT and choos a file with .pit extension.
- When these instructions are also carried out, you have to activate F. Reset Time, Auto Reboot and Re-partition. To continue with the rest of the tutorial, we prompt you to do the following: tap “Start”.
- This is going to allow the new firmware to be flashed on the handset, so have patience for a couple of minutes. When the time’s up, the Galaxy Fame NFC S6810P will restart. Disconnect the phone from the laptop once the screen shows “Pass“.
The reason we wanted you to create a NANDroid backup file was for when you didn’t like the XXAME3 and wanted to restore the old ROM on the smartphone. So use this file and the update process will be revoked.
If you happen to have trouble with the upgrade, leave a comment below.