Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 begins

by: Mike StengerApril 1, 2013


Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to the popular mid-ranger Galaxy Ace 2. The update is rolling out in phases and owners can expect it very soon. To see if you’ve received the update, navigate to your phone settings or connect your device to a PC and run Samsung Kies.

Here are the official firmware details:

  • Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
  • PDA: I8160XXMC8
  • CSC: I8160TMNMC3
  • MODEM: I8160XXMC8
  • Build Date: 26 March 2013
  • Changelist: 1016990

This latest update brings a bevvy of improvements to the Ace 2, and should breath some new life in a rather quaint device. Highlights of the update include Google Now and Samsung’s Nature UI overlay, which you might be familiar with from the Galaxy S3.

The Galaxy Ace 2 update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean was first leaked back in February. If you can’t wait for the OTA to get your update, you can get the Jelly Bean firmware by following the source link below.

  • Mr Mop

    Nice to know that Samsung isn’t ditching all of their older phones.

  • damien

    when does the update begin in france ?

  • toficzek

    april fools :P

  • CanadianGS3mini

    does this include galaxy ace 2 x?

    • silver_arrow

      Nope the Ace 2 X is a much different, much lower end device

      • candiangs3mini

        but its already running ics, so jelly bean cant be that much more intense?

        • silver_arrow

          Frankly the original Galaxy S has specs that are similar to the Ace 2 X and they said it can not run ICS. I could see Samsung saying the A2X can not run 4.1 and as far as i know that phone has only been released in Canada so theres not a lot of people who have it

          • Canadiangs3mini

            firstly, the galaxy ace 2 actually also has similar specs to galaxy s,so if it receives an update, so should galaxy ace 2 x. and secondly, you got something against Candians?!?!?

          • silver_arrow

            The ace 2 is a dual core 768mb ran device while the ace 2 X is a single core 512 ram device so there is a lot of difference in the hardware. And nope I have nothing against Canadians, I am one and love it. I’m just saying that there’s a difference between the A2 and A2X and that Samsung has been known in the past tsk not update lower end devices and to only update medium to high end ones

          • Canadiangs3mini

            actually ace 2 x has 768 mb ram and a 1ghz single core processor, which is just about equivalent to the ace 2 which only has 768 mb ram and dual core 800 mhz processor :)

          • Canadiangs3mini

            plus it is very new, it only came out in october/novemberish

  • What is the difference between GT-18160 and GT-18160L, it’s just a tag for latin america?

    • JCYD

      The Samsung GT-I8160 (Galaxy Ace 2) doesn’t have NFC function, while the Samsung GT-I8160L have NFC.

  • SmokeyMcPot

    yes is available in Portugal (TMN) and Greece only so far… Irony that the bankrupted countries are receiving the update before anyone else… Lucky Spain and Italy will be next… Samsung should start to consider the UK after all The Cons have bankrupted us all with the Bedroom Tax as well.

    • Giorgos1983

      The official is not avaliable in Greece yet who said that???

  • Wendz Loremas Herrera

    When it will be available in Philippines? Pls.reply tnx

  • bryan

    will it ever be able for europe (kosovo) ??

  • damien

    i’m still waiting for the update…
    Is there anyone in France who have news about that?
    The update pas announced by april for France and we are at the end of april..

  • JCYD

    When will the official update be available in the Philippines?

  • pepe

    Still not avaliable in netherlands, already waiting for it for a long time

  • Fan Cyu

    my god!pls help me,i need some dont joke me,im not so funny ,i hate myself