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Update Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 to XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 was supposed to be announced earlier this month, but we never saw anything form Samsung. May be, this phone is planned to be announced at the coming CES 2013. We have another official firmware – XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 – of the phone even before any announcement. This firmware is primarily for Saudi Arabia and will be available from Samsung KIES when this new phone is released. You can get full Arabic support on Galaxy Pocket Plus with this firmware because this is based for countries in Middle East. This S5301XXALK3 firmware update is a December 2012 release. You can install XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 using this tutorial.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 with XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 official firmware using ODIN. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data from the tips given below and don’t forget to read the additional tips given before proceeding to the tutorial. 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 😉

XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-12-06
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 Pocket Plus S5301, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

UPDATE: The latest XXAMA3 Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Galaxy Pocket Plus is now available. Read the tutorial here!

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

Download Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus 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. You can now continue on the next page and install XXALK3 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301.

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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.

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