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Update Your Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 Firmware to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

posted by Rakesh Shukla

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The Galaxy Grand Duos was launched by Samsung to provide a cheaper alternative for those who wish to own a smartphone with big display at economic price. Since the company wanted to target consumers in Asian countries like India and China, it also comes with dual SIM support because people in these countries like to have such phones. The device is available in the market for quite a long time and was released with Android 4.1.1 out of the box.

Later it got Android 4.2.2 and now, when Samsung has already been rolling out Android 4.2.2 for a number of its devices, the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 has finally got a major software upgrade we were all waiting for a long time. Samsung had been working on the new firmware release since June 2013, and with the leak of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the phone back in early July, it was just a matter of time for the official roll out.

The Android 4.2.2 firmware update for the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 is available for  the users of the device in 9 countries. Since all the firmwares, except one for Philippines, are unbranded, they can be installed on any Grand Duos that is not locked to a network carrier.

Features and Changes:

As expected from any major firmware update the Android  4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Grand Duos brings a lot of new changes, features and some bug fixes. Some of the major features this new update comes with are as follows:

  • New lockscreen with multi-page and support for widgets
  • Ripple and light effects on the lockscreen
  • Semi-transparent statusbar
  • Page Buddy
  • New Quick Settings toggles page in Notification Panel
  • Daydream feature under Display settings
  • Tabbed UI in Settings like the Galaxy S4
  • White Multi-Window bar
  • Faster performance that Android 4.1.2
  • Better battery life
  • Now you can change device name from Settings> More> About and then by tapping on “Device Name”
  • More…

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Downloads:

Iraq: MID-I9082XXUBMHC-20130906142327.zip

India: INU-I9082XXUBMI1-20130917094715.zip  —  Mirror

Saudi Arabia: KSA-I9082XXUBMHC-20130906143909.zip

Turkey: TUR-I9082XXUBMHC-20130906121521.zip

Vietnam: XXV-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904150943.zip

Thailand: THL-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904133300.zip

Indonesia: XSE-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904134458.zip

Malaysia: XME-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904144307.zip

Philippines (Sun): XTC-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904150312.zip

Philippines (Smart): SMA-I9082XXUBMHB-20130904144557.zip

Russia: SER-I9082XXUBMHE-20130917121054.zip

Kenya: KEN-I9082XXUBMHF-20130910090828.zip

Hungary: XEH-I9082XXUBMHE-20130910165849.zip

Switzerland: AUT-I9082XXUBMHE-20130910094738.zip

Algeria: TMC-I9082XXUBMHF-20130910165530.zip

 

How to Install:

Download the firmware file from above and follow the steps given here to install it on your Galaxy Grand Duos.

About the Author

Rakesh Shukla

A multi-faceted person with his heart and mind in English literature and technology, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and Android lover by vocation. He has penned down numerous books and is a theme-maker, modder, small-time developer and also a political activist. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android.   Current Devices: Nexus 5 Galaxy Note 3 , HTC One, Galaxy Note 10.1, Xperia Z1, and iPhone 4S.

Published by: Rakesh Shukla
  • Maheen Ahsan

    mine says the same thing as Jude’s and i really want to update my OS to 4.2.2 i wanna know if the official release has been released for Bangladesh. please any one help me in letting me know how to update my galazy grand.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Install the firmware manually via Odin then.

  • Jude

    why cant I update my software? mine is 4.1.2? everytime I search for updates all it says is that the available latest update has been installed? helped anyone?

  • akhil.

    hot file sites sucks not getting files ??

  • Gitnaps

    i successfully updated to android 4.2.2 the only problem is i can’t boot to recovery mode, i installed CWM through ODIN but still can’t get to CWM recovery mode. is someone encounter this problem after update?

  • Vasishath Kaushal

    Ok.. Thanks a lot!! u saved my day… i was about to do a cwm recovery..

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes, Odin will be right. Actually all firmwares contain PDA, Modem, CSC and PIT files within them, but sometimes we have to use PIT to reset the partition. You can go with the single file method and if it does not show correct partition, you’ll have to look for the correct PIT depending on your phones’s storage, such as 8GB or 16GB.

  • Vasishath Kaushal

    ok.. so shall I download the original 4.1.2 firmware and flash it using odin ? ( the single md5 file way).. ? becoz at the time when I flashed 4.2.2 it didn’t had a pit file and neither did I selected the re-partition option.. so is the file still needed or the firmware itself is sufficient ? Thanks for your prompt replies.. :-)

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Well, I am not that sure but I will not recommend that. To reset the partition use the correct PIT file. Go the Odin way.

  • Vasishath Kaushal

    yes I have it… its rooted and cwm installed on the official ( not leaked) firmware .. is it safe to do that given that partition map has changed ??

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    How would you restore via CWM, do you have CWM on 4.2.2?

    If no, use this guide: http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

  • Vasishath Kaushal

    hey! I want to downgrade my grand from 4.2.2 to 4.1.2.. can I do it using my previous cwm backup ?? P.S. the partition mapping for galaxy grand has changed in 4.2.2… so, would it be safe to restore using cwm ??

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Do a data factory reset and it’ll be fine.

  • Parth Kawatra

    not better battery life… its battery draining too fast compared to 4.1.2.. 4.2.2 sucks.. i am going to revert it..

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