Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 phones received Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, though its owners were expecting the latest Android 4.3 system instead. Until the new OTA update comes the Galaxy Grand Duos device has Android 4.1.2 platform, that’s meaning the 4.2.2 OTA release is not a huge operating system improvement, and it is coming only fit some minor changes and bug fixes, new features, new apps and battery drain solutions. Any way, during this step by step instructions guide we will teach you how manually flash the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA ROM on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082.
For the following method, we will use ODIN software which is a special, complex and custom tool flashing tool developed and offered by Samsung.
So, before beginning the step by step guide some prerequisites and preparation guidelines for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos device are required to be followed first.
This new firmware is an official OS, so the warranty of the Galaxy Grand device won’t be affected or will not get void.
The root access and a custom recovery image as CWM recovery aren’t required for this step by step tutorial.
This guide is compatible with both locked and rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos devices.
If the Grand I9082 is currently rooted, after you’ll apply this guide the root rights will be revoked, but the best part is that for rooted devices after one official firmware is applied the warranty will be restored.
Don’t worry about the root rights, the new Android 4.2.2 JB XXUBMGA firmware can also be rooted, but you should use a suitable step by step rooting guide (we will provide you a guide soon, so stay close)
In order to conclude general aspects related the manually installation step by step guide here is what you need to know so far:
Samsung pushed out the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA firmware for its Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082.
The new update is being offered first for some countries (France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Germany, Spain, UK and Hungary).
So, if you want to install this new update and you didn’t receive an automatically OTA notification then a manually step by step guide is required to be use.
So, in order clearly understand what you have to know about this manually guide, make sure you won’t skip any step from this presented tutorial.
This step by step manually tutorial can be used for both version, rooted and u–rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos phones. (If the smartphone is rooted, after flashing the new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA OS, the root rights will be revoked and for gaining again the root you should re-root the device).
Next let’s see which pre-requisites are required to be followed first:
Firstly, backup all your data stored into device’s internal storage memory including EFS folder, the data might get wiped out, deleted or corrupted.
If you have installed a custom recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery, then make a Nandroid backup for saving your current ROM.
Download and install the appropriate Samsung Grand Duos I9082 USB drivers on your PC (a Windows based PC is required); also you can install the USB drivers by using Samsung KIES app.
So, you’ll use the USB cord, the PC and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos phone near of you.
Uninstall or deactivate temporarily, on both PC and Android device the antivirus, Firewall or any other security protection tools.
Make sure that the device’s battery is charged more than 70% power left.
From the next path: “Settings -> More -> Development Options -> USB debugging” enable the USB debugging mode option.
The official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA firmware has been specially released and works with Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082 only. In case you’ll apply the same with an incorrect device you can brick them.
How to Install the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 XXUBMGA Firmware on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to
proceed at your own risk:
Download the update file from here and save it in the PC.
Unzip the downloaded file and place the file on the desktop.
Download ODIN, save it in your PC, unzip the same and install it.
Run ODIN on the PC.
Make sure that you have installed the Samsung Galaxy Grand drivers before going any further.
Turn off the device
Boot it into download mode. (Press and hold the power, volume down and home buttons simultaneous until the download mode is displayed.
Once the download mode is charged, connect the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos device to the PC using the USB cable. (Make sure that the ODIN app is running on the PC).
After you have connected the Grand device to the PC, on ODIN app you should notice that the: ID:COM will be collared yellow or blue color, and the “added” message will be displayed. If not, that’s means the ODIN didn’t recognize the device, and you will have to disconnect the Galaxy Grand Duos device, close the ODIN app, change the USB port from PC and reinstall the USB drivers once again, after that repeat all the steps from the beginning until everything is working as explained above.
Now, from ODIN app click on “PDA” option.
Browse, select and pick the update file from the location where you extracted the downloaded file.
Make sure that the re-partition and f.reset time options are checked.
Now, start the flashing process by clicking on the ODIN app’s “Start” button.
Next, wait until the Android 4.2.2 firmware file is completely installed.
In the end on ODIN app will be displayed the “pass” message and the ID:COM area will turn in green.
Now you can safely disconnect the USB cable.
Reboot the smartphone.
If ODIN might get stuck you have to do:
Disconnect the device from PC
Force restart the Grand device.
Close Odin app.
Reinstall the USB drivers.
Repeat all the steps from the step by step guide from the beginning.
If the phone might suck or it is entering in a boot loop, for solving this issue you have to do:
Turn off the device.
Boot it into recovery mode (press and keep holding the power + volume + home buttons simultaneous).
Then, from the recovery mode select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
Now, return in the Recovery mode main menu and choose “reboot system now”.
Congratulation, you successfully completed the step by step manually method to install the new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA OS on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082.
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