Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Ace 2 build leaks in pre-release form

February 25, 2013
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The Galaxy Ace 2 may not be the flashiest device around, but Samsung’s low-key mid-ranger is still a very popular device in many markets from around the world. It’s good therefore to see the Korean company working to update the Ace 2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and thus bring it in line with superphones like the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3.

As previously rumored, Samsung is preparing to push the Android 4.1.2 update to the Galaxy Ace 2 sometime in the following weeks (with the Ukraine being one of the first markets, apparently).

For those who can’t stand the wait, the guys at Sam Mobile have got their hands on what appears to be a recent build of the ROM, dated February 17.

Sam Mobile has posted the build on its firmware section, so if you want to give it a spin, the Jelly Bean ROM for your Galaxy Ace 2 is only an Odin flash away. The new Android implementation brings a bevy of tweaks and improvements, Google Now, as well as a pared down version of Samsung’s Nature UX interface.

Note that Sam Mobile has not specified if the leaked build is stable and can be used as a daily driver, so proceed with caution. Instructions are available via the source.

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