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Install Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 XXANC2 Android 4.1.2 Official Firmware

XXANC2 Android 4.1.2 was released for the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 a few days ago. Nothing new in this firmware, but we are hoping Samsung updates this phone to atleast Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. As usual, you should be able to get this new software update from Samsung KIES. If not, this complete guide is exactly for those who want to install this firmware manually on their phones. I8190XXANC2 is an unbranded firmware build which means either you would see some extra apps or some new language packs. You can update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXANC2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update using our complete guide given below.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXANC2 Android 4.1.2 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. ClockworkMod recovery is not needed at all or a rooted phone to install this firmware update as we will be using ODIN. Not only we provide extra tips, we also give you hints throughout the procedure which makes sure you have a successful update so be sure to follow them. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 - XXANC2 Android 4.1.2

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 XXANC2 Firmware Details:

Model: GT-I8190Model name: GALAXY S III mini
Country: Uzbekistan
Version: Android 4.1.2
Changelist: 1529413
Build date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:16:26 +0000
Product Code: CACPDA: I8190XXANC2

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

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.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXANC2 Android 4.1.2 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

  • I dont want to ruin your day, but s3 mini wont get official update past 4.1.2 why? sources for the drivers for chipset are not available, so samsung cant make a new update, unless they reverse engineer the whole thing, which will absolutely not happen. Now go get CM11 for this phone and dont ever bother with OFW again

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