Update Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 to XXAME1 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 can finally meet with a great opportunity, which is the following: the move to an updated operating system.

The two major things that should convince you to make the jump are these: excellent speed and no bugs. We should add here that the XXAME1 is the perfect firmware to improve the performance of your phone.

Requirements

For now, take a look at these pre-requisites: be sure to own the smartphone that is factory unlocked, turn on USB debugging, flash USB drivers for the model on your personal computer, charge the battery of your Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 so that you will not experience a failed tutorial and don’t forget to also make a backup using this guide (include, here, the data without which you cannot function on a day-to-day basis).

But, because the XXAME1 is official stuff, you will have to find a way to get root access back after you’re done with the guide. And what better way to do that than the following: root the device once more and everything will go back to normal.

Important instructions

  1. One of the first guidelines that you should be following sounds like this: download, on your notebook, the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 S7710XXAME1 firmware. Now, on the same device, download Odin tool 1.85 as well.Galaxy-Xcover-2-S7710
  2. Out of these two files, you have to unzip the first one. Power the smartphone off.
  3. This comes next: boot the Xcover 2 S7710 into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power at the same time, press Power then and stop when the logo of Android pops on the display; continue by pressing Power.
  4. You will next need to launch Odin on the personal comp and afterwards plug the smartphone to the laptop with the USB cord of the Xcover 2 S7710 as soon as possible.
  5. Hints to see if the connection went in a successful way: look for an ID:COM box colored yellow and a COM port number. If you’ve seen both of them, then pay attention to the prompts below:
    – click on PDA and opt for a file you will see with CODE in its full name;
    – click on Phone and Phone and then make sure you choose the file with MODEM in the name it sports;
    – click on CSC and opt for a file which has CSC in its name;
    – click on PIT and then select the file with this extension: .pit.
  6. If you are done with the task we indicated above, then turn your attention to this task: opt for F. Reset Time then Auto Reboot boxes. In case you chose the .pit file, select the box with Repartition next to it.
  7. Do as follows to continue with the tutorial: tap on START, since that is how you’ll get the XXAME1 to flash on your handset. After having patience for some minutes, the Xcover 2 S7710 will reward you by displaying a home screen; meaning: you are given permission to disconnect the smartphone from the PC. The place where the Android 4.1.2 build XXAME1 is: your device’s “About phone”.
Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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