Install XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

I8160XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is available for a download for Serbia (Telekom). The firmware can be updated via Kies Software or by going through the guide to install XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 manually. There is no news from Samsung regarding release of ICS update for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 Your device will lose root and other installed apps which require root access.

Firmware details:

Country: Serbia (Telekom)
PDA: I8160XXLL2
CSC: I8160OXXLL3
Version: 2.3.6
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 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 Ace 2 I8160

Install Official XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

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 drivers.

Download XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 firmware (I8160XXLL2_I8160OXXLL3_TSR.zip) update on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 and Odin (Odin307.zip).

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.

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

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 2.3.6 firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.

Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.

XXLL2 Android 2.3.6 firmware on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is installed. You can check firmware version by going to Settings >> About Phone

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