Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update


Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330

Samsung Galaxy Chat GT-B5330 was released back in August 2012. The device is one of its kind and introduced a new segment of Android phones with QWERTY keyboard. The phone is for those who do a lot of texting and chatting on phones. The Galaxy Chat has 3″ inch screen with 240 x 320 px resolution and multi-touch support, single core 850 MHz processor, 1200 mAh battery, 2MP camera,  A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V3.0.

The Galaxy Chat was released with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and now it’s time to make your Chat with some Jelly Bean as Samsung has started the Android 4.1.2 firmware update for the phone. Needless to mention that it is a major update that will bring a host of new features and improvements to your device. The new update will add the following new features to your Galaxy Chat: Google Now, smoother and faster UI (thanks to the Project Butter), new actionable and expandable notification panel with editable toggle shortcuts, Page Buddy and so on.

The Android 4.1.2 firmware update for the Galaxy Chat is currently available to the users of the device in Spain. However, being an unbranded firmware, it can be flashed on any Galaxy Chat with model number B5330 that is not locked to a network operator. This means that you can install the firmware manually even if you do not belong to Spain.

Download Android 4.1.2 Firmware for Galaxy Chat:

You can download the Android 4.1.2 firmware from below. We’ll keep updating the post with links for more countries as they arrive.







Czech Republic (T-Mobile):

Bosnia Herzegovina:


Romania (Cosmote):


Poland (Plus):

Luxemburg:  [mirror]

United Kingdom:  [mirror]

Spain (Movistar):

Ireland (Meteor):



How to Install:

Here is how you can install any official firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Chat.

  1. Download the firmware file from above and extract the zip on your desktop.
  2. Download the Odin flasher tool and extract the zip:
  3. Download and install either Samsung Kies or Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
  4. Charge your Galaxy Chat to at least 60% of battery level.
  5. Updating you device will not delete any data from your device but we would still recommend you to backup all essential data such as contacts, call-logs, messages, apps, bookmarks, etc with the help of these free apps.
  6. Next, turn on USB Debugging on your phone: Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging.
  7. Now turn off your Galaxy Chat and boot it into Download/Odin mode. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down + Center (OK) + Power keys simultaneously for a few seconds. When you see the warning screen, press the Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.
  8. Launch Odin from the extracted folder.
  9. Connect you phone to the PC using a USB cable and wait till the ID:COM port at Odin turns blue.
  10. Now click the PDA button, and select the .tar.md5  file found inside the extracted firmware  folder.
  11. Also make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F Reset Time” are checked on Odin.
  12. When you are sure that everything is fine, click the Start button.
  13. The firmware installation will start now and will take a few minutes to complete.

When it is finished, you will see PASS!! message at Odin. The device will reboot now. Disconnect the cable and wait till your phone boots. Go to Settings> About and check if you can see the Android 4.1.2 there. If yes, pat your back and enjoy the new firmware!

Also Read:

How to Downgrade Firmware on Samsung  Galaxy Chat

  • Vincent Vuyisile

    Good morning
    my name is Vincent and i am using samsung galaxy chat b5330 and my problem can’t be solved by the repairs.i have bought a new battery but my phone does not come on it only shows that it’s charging and i have also tried to do the hard reset system by pressing volume up and power on together still the screen is black but when i press volume down and power it shows ODIN MODE.what can i do to resolve this problem

  • Why don’t you flash custom ROM from XDA? Once you set up the environment, it’s much easier to do it, than original firmware. I can flash a new custom ROM on a bus on my way to work in loke 15 minutes… Plus, they are much, much, muuuch better than original/stock ones.

  • Lack

    hi…. im using samung galaxy ch@t BT-5330 with 4.4.0…but i want to update i can do it?? please help me

  • nzulkifli

    Is there custom for galaxy chat jelly bean

  • gurpreet singh

    hey i downgrade my phone but i forget to click the usb debbuging my phone not starting its stoped on samsung logo..what to do?

  • Hi try this firmware. I am pretty sure that it has German:

    Let me know.

  • Flexi

    i am searching for firmware with german language and 4.1.2 – i downloaded MBM-B5330XXUBMF2. Is it fine to install – does it contain german language? As far as i know there is no german package for galaxy chat

  • Damjan

    Ok i will install the updates
    Thank you

  • Hi, I do not have Galaxy Chat but I have tested it with 4.1.2 for a few hours. I did not see any of the issues you are afraid of. If you do a factory reset after installing the new ROM, you won’t face slow performance. As for battery drain, It stays for a couple of days with any new ROM and then it is normal.

    In case you any issue later, you always have the option to go back to ICS any time.

  • Damjan

    Should i update my samsung galaxy chat b5330 from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 ? The official update has come to my country, but i’m worried about some comments in a forums that my phone will be much slower and my battery life will decrease.

  • Sujeeth

    hoe to root galaxy device to install call recorder app

  • Recording usually does not work on most Galaxy device. You should root your device first and then try to install an app that requires root.

  • Sujeeth

    Is there any call recorder application for Samsung galaxy chat.I had tried call recorder application but it does not work is there any application

  • Nice!

  • Sujeeth

    Thank you so much now it is fixed

  • It seems you have enabled strictmode on your Galaxy Chat. Try this: Open Settings> Developer options, turn on developer options, scroll down to “Strict Mode”. If the box is checked, uncheck it and if it not checked, check it, then uncheck and restart the phone.

    It should be fixed. The read lines round the corner show the load on the processor. Try it and let me know.

  • Sujeeth

    my Samsung galaxy chat mobile got jelly bean update through Odin3 . It updated successfully but some times my mobile screen gets Red frame about 10 to 20 seconds . Please tell how to solve it

  • All required links are there on that page if you are willing to read it.

  • Richard Halum Camara

    whre can i download original rom of b5330?

  • That’s a universal guide for Galaxy devices.

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i cant find the samsung galxy h@t there

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i tried that also:( haizt.. is there any steps on how to downgrade to original rom? then after il try to upgrde again

  • Some firmwares are no wipe in attribute so they do not affect any data. Try to change the keyboard language from Settings> Language and input.

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i tried also to reinstall the espanish version… and performed factory/data reset.. dnt know what to do.. i noticed that when i finish reinstall the firmware, still my data are not wiped? like messges, contacts? is dat normal?

  • Richard Halum Camara

    after i upgraded to jelly bean, it works perfectly, about a month ago.. but after when i restore factory settngs earlier, then the keyboard is rumbled ^_^ dnt know y this happen..

  • Reinstall the firmware and then also do the factory/data reset.

  • Richard Halum Camara

    its qwerty. but when i want to use for example @ symbols. il press “shift” then letter J ryt? it will not display @, it display ‘.. when i press % it display ; when i press ~ it displa :

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i did it already.. but still when i press @ it displays ‘.. i tried this 3 tyms.. this happen earlier when i restore factory reset.

  • Try a factory reseting and if that doesn’t help, downgrade. Turn off the device, boot it in recovery mode: press and hold Volume up+Center+Power buttons. when samsung logo blinks for 2 times release the power key. Keep other 2 key pressed till you see the recovery menu.

    Here, wipe data/factory reset and cache partition. Then reboot device.

  • Richard Halum Camara

    is there any steps how to downgrade from jelly bean to original version of B5330? il try to downgrade then upgrade again. just want to try f the keyboard will fix.. ^_^
    i have upgraded to jelly bean and it works fine but when i try to restore factoring settings. the keyboard sucks! when i press @ keys it will display ‘. i dnt know y this happen.

  • What do you mean? Is it not QWERTY?

  • Richard Halum Camara

    d ba nag error ung keyboard mo?

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i tried already factory/data reset and wipe cache but when i press @ it disply ‘. wat should i do

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i dont how to capture screen?

  • Richard Halum Camara

    i noticed may keyboard is not in order. how can i fix this?

  • How did you fix it?

  • nestortimbancaya

    no worries i fix it..

  • nestortimbancaya

    pls help..

    i cannot update my firmware to jellybean..

    in odin.. it stuck in(get PIT Mapping)

    and then failed

    i click the USB debugging

    I HAve a galaxy chat GT-B5330

    my firmware is spain eventhou im from Philippines

    Firmware: B5330XXUBMC2_B5330OXABMC2_PHE

    it has only 2 files…



    and i try factory reset.. but no change.. it still stuck in GET PIT. Mapping..

    help me pls… it just wont work..

  • nestortimbancaya

    it is GT-B5330

  • nestortimbancaya

    i try it 3 times but still stay the same…

  • First of all make sure that the model number of your Chat is GT-B5330. If it is correct, retry installing the firmware. Make sure USB debugging is on.

  • nestortimbancaya

    My upgrading fail..
    It just stops in pit. Mapping..
    Is it okey to factory reset..
    Before I upgrade my firmware
    Samsung galaxy Chat..

    Pls help.

  • All of them will work fine. You can go with Malaysia as it is the latest build.

  • Evan Zack

    which firmware is the best … ? i’m from Indonesia… 🙂 Thanks Before…. i haven’t tried it yet… so… the best is??

  • First of all, try a data/factory reset from recovery mode. And then try this:

  • ajith

    hi iam a galaxy chat user i upgraded my mob to official 4.1.2 jellybean but now the mob is a bit lag how this problem can be resolved plz plz reply me

  • Muhd.Iqbal

    why you want to root it?

  • Lalrintluanga sailo

    i have upgrade to jellybean from my phone software update how can i root it,i am from india

  • Muhd.Iqbal

    samsung galaxy chat vs samsung galaxy mini 2, who will win?
    please give the answer…

  • Hmm, for that you’ll have to wait till official firmware for Belgium arrives.

  • kasper

    i know, but i have bought an samsung galaxy chat with an azerty keyboard

    So if i now try to type something. It has changed to qwerty.

  • Chat already has hard keyboard!

  • kasper

    i have update my Phone with the official jelly bean software.
    But i live in Belgium.
    My Phone has an azerty keyboard.
    So the problem is my slide keyboard has changed from azerty to qwerty
    is there someone who can help me please?

  • Click PDA and select the firmware, then hit Start button.

  • helo whe i download firware it show only 1 .tar file……how m downlod all files that mentioned avove help me

  • thanks for your attention,
    I tried many times to downgrade, and to wiped as factory… didnt work..
    Then i searched for a stock firmware from Brasil, i flashed with Odin, and is working again…
    I will try to upgrade to 4.1 with another firmware now…. if it works, may i post the link here?

  • Hey, you did not tell me if you problem was solved!

  • It does not matter what firmware you chose. Install the firmware using the steps at downgrading guide. It’ll be fixed.

  • Already did steps form 10-14 three times, still looping on samsung logo.

    I tried the Spanish version, maybe i should try Indian? i am from Brazil…
    Thanks for your support

  • No problem, it’ll be fixed but your phone’s data will be wiped. I hope you backed up your data as I told you earlier. It’s for such situations that we recommend backup.

    Anyways, follow the Steps 10-14 from here:

  • Didnt Work, is looping on Samsung logo… =(

  • Hi Lucas, upgrading the firmware will not delete any data from your device yet I’ll recommend you to backup everything as precaution. You can use these apps to backup stuff:

    As the 500MB thing, do not worry about that as it will replace the old one.

  • Hi Rakesh congrats for your work!
    I want to install your update, but i have some questions
    – The apps i bought will stil work? or i will have to buy then again?
    – How will memory handle another 500mb of firmware, the old will be replaced or both of them will be on the phone?


  • Franz Sy

    is there an firmware for galaxy chat that can i download through torrent?

  • Nice to hear that. Enjoy JB and if you can, post send me some screenshot of the changes brought by the update.

  • I did it sir.. thanks a lot! my phone is running smoothly now

  • Uninstall Kies and install only the drivers, reboot PC and try again.

  • i i cannot install driver when its on odin mode
    .. but in when i open samsung kies. may fon detected by kies..

  • If your phone is SIM locked, yes it will affect.

  • this upgrade will not affect my current network provider?

  • Yes it is safe if you stick to the rules.

  • it is safe to upgrade? prone to bricked?

  • All firmwares are in English. You can install any of them. As for the FW for your country, I hope it should be available within a month.

  • it is on spanish language or english? thanks. is der any news when will be the update in the philippines?

  • The Spanish version is greater than Indian. Go with it.

  • which firmware will i download? is it india or spain? thanks

  • It’s you call. There’s is no problem with that. In case you choose to go for the Indian firmware, you might need to follow the Steps 10-14 from the below link after installing the firmware-

  • Venkat Raghunathan

    Hi, I installed the spain version but I am from India. Found out the India version had released. Is there problem keep the same or are there any perqs if I flash the Indian version?

  • There is no difference except for carrier. INU is for all indian users, INS for South Indian users. Both work fine. Connect your phone to Kies to know what is its CSC.

  • mehboob040

    Why 2 builds for indian users? What is the difference between the 2.

  • Mehboob040

    Hi Simarpreet/DroidViews. Do you face any problem after the upgrade? How is your Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, Calls, Network Connectivity, UI Interface, Menus options working after the upgrade?. You liked the upgrade and suggest me to go for the upgrade now itself shall I wait for the official upgrade available for India?.. Just curious to know before I get my Galaxy Chat upgraded…

  • The link to Indian firmware is already there but you’ll be able to see it after an hour. Anyways, here it is:

    Download and install it. If you do not like it, you can go back to previous firmware using this guide:

  • Mehboob040

    Hi I am Mehboob from Bangalore India. I am planning/excited to get my Samsung Galaxy Chat OS upgrade as per the steps you mentioned. As this upgrade is restricted to Spain alone – officially, not sure upgrading may cause problems to users in India. After Upgrade if I face any problem can I revert back to/reinstall Android ICS?

  • Reboot the phone in recovery mode and wipe data factory reset and cache partition. It would be fixed.

    Follow the steps under Method 1 given here:

  • Yes you can.

  • hi im from philippines.. can i use this update in may b5330? im here in philippines now

  • i updated may mobile to JellyBean but my phone keeps flashing a red border..not constantly but whenever i open a apps / media keeps flashing for 1-2 second..any solution ??

  • Try this: Turn of device and boot in recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up + Center (OK) + Power buttons till you see a black screen with blue menu. Using volume keys scroll to “wipe data/factory reset” and wipe it (use power key to select an option). Also wipe cache partition and then reboot the phone.

    Do not forget to backup your phone’s data as it will wipe everything on internal storage.

  • vikas

    I updated my moble version to 4.1.2.. ever since myphone’s keys are all working in a Jumbled format. Fo eg: if I press the @key, itdisplays the ‘ key on the display. What should I do ? pls help

  • Simarpreet Singh

    Thank you so very much..!!! I successfully updated my Galaxy Chat to 4.1.2 jelly bean.. Just now.. and it works awesome..! Thanks

  • Install the Samsung drivers from above and restart a PC and phone Try again. Also check you USB cable.

  • Simarpreet Singh

    I am from India and I wish to update my Galaxy Chat device to jelly bean.. I downloaded the firmware and odin but my device is not being recognised by my laptop.. is says usb device not recognised.. what should I do? Thanks in advance

  • No need to worry about updates as you can install the official Indian firmware as soon as it is available for download. I have been using Samsung Galaxy phones for 3 years and never updated it via OTA. Just subscribe to the blog on FB or Twitter and you will receive the notification when it is available.

  • Manikandan

    First of all thank you so much for the clear steps provided….. I am from India… I have updated my galaxy chat and it is working very smooth and fine..

    but i have one doubt.. pls clarify… since officially android 4.1 is not available in India shall i enable the automatic updates..? will it create any issues or not? Also i have not “signed in” with Samsung account due to the same fear,,,, pls reply.

  • Yes, it will.

  • Asyraffikri Mahyuddin

    is this work on IMM76D.B5330XWALI2 ???

  • Yes, it should.

  • Andres Anleu

    Si soy claro en Guatemala me puede servir?