Tips & Tutorials

Install Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 Stock Firmware

Galaxy Ace 2 I816’s latest firmware tutorial for installing XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 is now available. You can download this firmware from Samsung KIES, or if you prefer installing manually using ODIN flashing tool, you can follow the entire tutorial below as we have given all the required steps and files.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware using ODIN. Make sure you backup all your data from the tips and tools given below as you never know when something might get wrong. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

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Android 2.3.6 XXLH4 Firmware Details:

Date: 2012-08-24
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

For those interested, you can now also root Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 on Android 2.3.6. Click here for the tutorial!

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 to XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 firmware.