How to Install Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2 Official Firmware

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Samsung has rolled out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S3 Mini after quite a while, the latest software update is XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2 firmware which has been slowly rolling out to European countries through Samsung KIES. If for any reason you are not able to update using Samsung KIES, you can always use our firmware guide given in this tutorial for updating manually. I8190XXAMD3 is an unbranded firmware which means you can install it on any Galaxy S3 Mini but might get some extra language packs and carrier apps. You can easily update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2 using our tutorial below!

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 using ODIN. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution, because you never know when something might go wrong. ClockworkMod recovery is not needed at all or a rooted phone to install this firmware update as we will be using ODIN. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 - XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2

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 (TeamAndroid.com) 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 ;-)

Android 4.1.2 XXAMD3 Firmware Details:

PDA: I8190XXAMD3
CSC: I8190OXAAMD3
Version: 4.1.2

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 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 S3 Mini properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 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. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXAMD3 Android 4.1.2 official firmware.