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[solved] How to update Firmware of ROOTED S.G. Ace 2 GT-I8160 from 2.3.6 to latest ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AnAnOnAnDROID, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. AnAnOnAnDROID

    AnAnOnAnDROID Lurker
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    Hello, first of all my phone details are:

    Phone-Details
    Android-Version: 2.3.6
    Name: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
    Model: GT-I1860
    Buildnumber: GINGERBREAD.XXLI2
    Kernel-Version: 2.6.35.7-I8160XXLD8-CL1100997 se.infra@SEI-28 #2 SMP PREEMPT Tue Apr 24 05:35:29 KST 2012
    Rooted: Yes

    and what I'd like to do is updating the firmware to the latest possible version (eventually 4.1.2)
    (I would like to keep root-access)

    What I tried is:
    * Updating the firmware by the normal update-notification of my phone
    * Updating the firmware by the normal update-notification of my phone after a hard reset

    Maybe some of these things work (if so, please also explain how):
    * Resetting root, installing the firmware update, rooting again (idk how)
    * Updating the firmware via PC (using a firmware from: live.samsung-updates DOT com/index.php?device=GT-I8160) (idk how / which tools to use for this)

    ----

    It would be great if you could help me out with this. I haven't found any truly useable post on how to achieve this.
     



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  2. scary alien

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    Welcome to our AndroidForums, AnAnOnAnDROID.

    I've moved your thread over to the Ace 2 all-things-root area for you.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. AnAnOnAnDROID

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    Thanks!
     
  4. AnAnOnAnDROID

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    Thread Starter

    Ok, well I solved it. Here's what worked:
    After hard reset and SuperSU's unroot I connected the phone to my PC. Then with Kies (samsung.com/de/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/) I was able to update the Firmware to 4.1.2.

    After doings so I could root again using this tutorial: ibtimes.co.uk/galaxy-ace2-root-official-android412-i8160xxmf2-jellybean-491401

    First time I tried to update the Firmware with Kies it didn't work (as far as I recall it didn't show an error message either).
    Please set this thread to solved and/or closed if possible.
     
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