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Install DXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 Official Firmware

How to Install Android 4.1.2 DXAMA2 on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1.2 DXAMA2. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you. There is a small tricky part to perform as well. We have given that at the end after flashing with ODIN.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.

Install DXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 Official Firmware 7

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • I8190DXAMA2 is an official firmware for the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, not a custom ROM.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 4.1.2 build DXAMA2 update for Galaxy S III I8190, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy S3 Mini to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. We will soon do a tutorial on how to root Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 on the latest Android 4.1.2 firmware.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 4.1.2 I8190DXAMA2 for Galaxy S3 Mini to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S3 Mini USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has now been updated to Android 4.1.2 build DXAMA2 firmware update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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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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