Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Update is Now Rolling Out



It’s  time for the owners of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 to be happy as Samsung has started the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update roll out. If you remember, the test firmware of the update had leaked a month ago but it was buggy. The new firmware, however, has been reported to work smoothly and is now available for download. The users of the Ace 2 in Portugal (TMN) have already been receiving the OTA update and as usual it will make its way to the rest of the world in phases.

The users of the Galaxy Ace 2 should now start keeping an eye on Kies and keep checking on their device (Settings>About> Software Update) to get the update notification as the countdown has begun. It’s is a long-waited as Samsung had promised to treat the handset with Jelly Bean and it has kept its promise.

With the Android 4.1.2 being leashed out, the Galaxy Ace 2 has become one of the few (the only in my knowledge) lucky phones to be blessed with directly to Jelly Bean from Gingerbread. It’s really a big leap!  The new firmware update has so many new things to offer such as Google Now, Project Butter, new actionable Notification system, Page Buddy, shortcuts on lockscreen, and lots more. All these new goodies are now just a few steps ahead.



Below is the link of the available firmware and we’ll be adding more of them as they come out. So if you are from Portugal and have got your Ace  2 from TMN, you can also upgrade your phone’s software to Android 4.1.2 manually by installing it using Odin. The advanced users can also flash this firmware to taste the Jelly Bean even if they are not from Portugal.

Portugal (TMN):

United Kingdom:

United Kingdom (O2I):


Italy:  [mirror link]

Poland:  [mirror link]

Singapore:  [mirror link]

Finland:  [mirror link]

Russia:  [mirror link]

Indonesia:  [mirror link]

Philippines:  [mirror link]

Greece:  [mirror link]

How to Install

Download the firmware file and follow the steps given in the following tutorial-

Installation Tutorial Here

We strongly recommend that you perform a  factory reset on your phone via stock recovery. You can also do it by dialing the following code: *2767*3855#. Since it will wipe your phone’s internal memory, backup your contacts, apps, call logs, messages, etc using these free backup apps.

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  • foday jorh

    I can’t listen to music and my ringtone bt it rings when calling o sms

  • foday jorh

    Hello Rakesh! i ve updated (from 4.1.2 to 4.4.4.) every other thing is work fine with exception of the sound… what is the posible solution?

  • foday jorh

    Hello Rakesh! i ve updated every other thing is work fine with exception of the sound… what is the posible solution?

  • foday jorh


  • foday jorh

    ok… I will do it again. I downgraded my phn just last week. will re-do it aain

  • Rakesh

    No, I don’t think your device will get anything beyond JellyBean. It’s too old now! However, you can root the device and flash a KitKat custom ROM.

  • foday jorh

    ok… thanks! will there be an update on ace 2 ?

  • Rakesh

    Do a data factory reset.

  • foday jorh

    Am using ace 2 gt-i8160 v4.1.2 My phn become slower these days. kindly need assistant!
    Or is there any update?

  • guess

    the link of the firmware for indonesia is empty
    please for fast reply

  • DroidViews

    Do not do it if you love your device.

  • Alex Caldera

    Can I do it with a GT i860L?

  • Yoia

    i tried factory reset but lag is gone but my network coverage is still nothing, btw i switch back to gingerbread again until the official firmware is available at my country…

  • DroidViews
  • Yoia

    when i install this i have some problems first feeling is laggy second can’t text from philippines, gonna wait the official update from kies for the philippines.:)

  • DroidViews

    Try with newer Odin:

  • Rick Saulmer

    I already tried all ways to update my Ace 2 GT-I8160, but the attempts have always failed, and Odin 1.85, when the word came modem, appeared the word failure. So quit updating it.