Update Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 to XXAME1 Android 4.1.2 Official Firmware
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 has been updated to the latest build of the Android 4.1.12 official firmware by Samsing. This new update contains new bug fixes and minor changes to make your phone work better and faster. XXAME1 Android 4.1.2 firmware can be downloaded from Samsung KIES when you connect your phone to your computer, but for those daring people who love to experiment with their Android phone, you can also install in manually using our tutorial below. Another reason why you cannot download this software update from KIES is that it could be region specific, but we all love having the latest firmware build on our phone. S7710XXAME1 is a branded firmware which means you can install it on any Galaxy Xcover 2 but find some carrier apps and extra language packs. You can easily update Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 to XXAME1 Android 4.1.2 using our tutorial below. This is not a modified or a custom ROM. It is an official firmware by Samsung that does not even require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXAME1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 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.
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 XXAME1 Firmware Details:
Date: 2013 May
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 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 Xcover 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 Xcover 2 S7710 to XXAME1 Android 4.1.2 official firmware.