Install Official XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 Firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190

I8190XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 is available for a download in Germany. We will be going through the guide to install the update manually on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, however, you can also download the firmware via Kies. XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 is an official firmware update by Samsung for Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, your device will lose root.

To flash firmware we will be using Odin.

Firmware Details:

Date: 2013 February
Version: 4.1.2

The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

Galaxy S3 Mini

Install official XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.

Download Kies Software to install driver.

Download XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 update ( on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and Odin (

Extract the Firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.

Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.

Switch off device.

Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.

Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.

Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.

In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.

Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.1.2 firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.

Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.

XXAMB3 Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 is installed. You can check firmware version by going to Settings >> About Phone.

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