Samsung Galaxy S Advance is now being updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Russia

by: AdrianJanuary 7, 2013


This might come as a shocker to many, but sometimes OEMs can actually make good on a promise regarding a software update. Samsung seems to be doing so as we speak, rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the OG Galaxy S Advance, as announced back in November 2012.

The Advance, while released a full year after the Galaxy S2 and just a month before the GS3, comes with a pretty modest spec sheet, including bitter “highlights” like a dual-core 1 GHz NovaThor U8500 CPU, 768 MB of RAM and a 4-inch AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution.

It’s certainly worth praising that Sammy is not only still caring about the Advance, but is capable of wrapping up the JB bump so quickly. More so when considering the 4-incher has never got to taste Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, being stuck on Gingerbead ever since its launch.

S Advance

Then again, this software leap is bound to enrage more than a few Samsung users, who’ll not hesitate to ask why phones with better tech specs are left in the dust. The S2 for instance, featuring a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM, has just had its Jelly Bean update details revealed, but nothing more than that.

But let’s forget about that for a second and mention the only country confirmed to have received the 4.1.2 upgrade on the Advance is Russia. We doubt people across Europe will have much to wait until getting treated with smooth butter themselves, but outside the old continent the update’s ETA is still anybody’s guess.

The new firmware looks as awesome and clean as expected and includes Samsung’s new TouchWiz Nature UI. There are no major bugs or glitches to report at the moment, but feel free to let us know if you notice something off. People in Russia can grab the upgrade OTA (over-the-air) or via Samsung Kies, while SamMobile should have the software pack up for manual download any time now.

  • Sara

    Still waiting for the 4.1.2 update for the original Note, Sammy. I love you Sammy so rush it out asap :) At least I know Sammy will be updating the Note unlike my former fave, HTC with its failiure to update the Sensation XE :(

  • AngelesMEC

    Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean please arrive soon on the Philippines, I am scanning every mobile phone sites daily for the arrival of this good news since Samsung announced it last year November. So excited right now!

  • cisekpro

    no kurwa w koncu ! <3

    • Miras

      i co działa ? faktycznie jest po polsku ?

  • Ali

    waiting for jb update fo s advance in pakistan

  • yogesh

    Waiting for the updates in India Bangalore

  • Nixon

    Does this mean that its rolling out for Ace 2 aswell, cause the models are pretty much the same?

  • NajaranyFilozof

    Ja pierdole, czemu oni dostali a Polska musi czekać :C

  • vicky

    How much more time it will take in India

  • waquar

    When update galaxy s advance in jelly bean i m very excitted
    To update s advance plz mension the final date my email id:[email protected] i m very hopeless many time i try to update but there are no upfate result i m in working in saudi arbia i bougt s advace in novber.i m not satisfied for 2.3.6 gingerbead.plzz help me samsung team i m waiting four responces

  • Bram


    The update can already be installed, even though it’s the russian version you can select any language. Only you need to install it via ODIN.

    A manual how to do this and explenations about the languages are here to find:

    And these languages are in the russian version:

    Deutsch 3x
    English 6x
    Espanol 2x
    Francais 2x
    Nederlands 2x
    Norsk bokmal
    and 5 in other alphabets one must be greek (confirmed) and one russion

  • medo2013

    When in egypt!?

  • alex

    When does the update arrive in Cambodia? I am waiting for this exciting update

  • Rick

    So long to arrive in the Philippines!

  • rahoof techno

    which time coming in india jb for s advance i9070

  • pedro

    I do not recommend the upgrade , the phone gets slower, you have to reset it often.
    I am usign the LPZ upgrade from russia.

  • Raja

    Still waiting for JB Update in Pakistan :(

  • Ganesh Ranya

  • Galaxy S Advance(GSA)

    still waiting….
    i am scanning my
    phone everyday for the software update,
    hope to rush it in philippines.