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Update Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 to XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 has received one of its first firmwares online – XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 – for manual installation. There is always this wait for the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update, but we don’t think that is going to be released anytime soon.  This firmware update is a regular build that brings some bug fixes to the phone and can be downloaded from Samsung KIES. You can easily install XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 using the tutorial given below. ClockworkMod Recovery is not needed at all.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some important tips that you have to keep in mind and then tell you how to update Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 to XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using ODIN. A backup of your phone is highly recommended as you never know when something might go wrong. This is an unbranded firmware, which means any Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 user can install it. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 - XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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 4.1.2 XXAMB1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013 February
Regions: Middle East

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S2 Plus I9105, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

UPDATE: XXAMC2 Android 4.1.2 firmware update is now available for the Galaxy S2 Plus. Read the tutorial here!

Samsung Galaxy S2 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 S II properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S II 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.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 to XXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official stock 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

  • how i may thank you you have SAVESmy life man when i tried to install coustom recovery it has deaded the phone. it just show me samsung logo and i can go only to the download mode but with this….it’s amazing just flash it with csc and you are done:D

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