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How to Install XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy S Duos S7562 Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 can now be updated to the latest XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 firmware update. This S7562XXALK1 update is a January 2013 release and we expect it to fix the previous bugs in the firmware. Want to update your Galaxy S Duos? You can get this firmware from Samsung KIES or can be downloaded over-the-air on your phone. If that doesn’t work, you update your phone to Android 4.0.4 XXALK1 from the tutorial given below. You can install XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy S Duos S7562 using this tutorial.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S Duos S7562 with XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 official firmware using ODIN. We strongly recommend you always backup all your apps and other important data before updating your phone firmware. This is not an unbranded firmware, so you might find some carrier apps installed on your phone. You never know when something might go wrong. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2013-01-04
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

You can install stock XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware after using a custom ROM and now you can unroot Galaxy S Duos S7562 and do a fresh installation of the phone using this tutorial.

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S Duos S7562, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

For those interested, check out the links below regarding the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562:

Samsung Galaxy S Duos USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S Duos properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S Duos USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to 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.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and install XXALK1 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Galaxy S Duos S7562.