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How to Install Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 XXALK6 Android 4.1.1 Stock Firmware

Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 new firmwares were released a few days ago which you can now install on your phone. The latest XXALK6 Android 4.1.1 official firmware update by Samsung can be downloaded off Samsung KIES, but for those who prefer manual installation, have come to the right place. I8190XXALK6 is now available as an unbranded firmware and you can install it on any unlocked Galaxy S3 Mini. You can easily update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXALK6 Android 4.1.1 using our tutorial below.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXALK6 Android 4.1.1 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 and you could lose your data. We also have a set up important tips that you have to keep in mind. This is an official firmware update by Samsung, not a custom ROM. 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 ( 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 4.1.1 XXALK6 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.1
Date: 2012-11-23
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXALK6 Android 4.1.1 official firmware.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

1 Comment

  • Hola; he seguido el proceso al pie de la letra y parece todo correcto hasta que la barra que aparece en el teléfono llega al final y aparece en el Odin en la caja de arriba FAIL! después de ir pasando por varios estados correctamente

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