imagesGalaxy S3 Mini, even though is just a  litter brother of the Galaxy S3, is still benefiting from the latest Android version 4.1.2. This time is the users of La Fleur in Russia, Baltic, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Bulgaria and Play in Poland. This Android 4.1.2 version is noted with series XXAMA2 and brings the latest apps and features as well as performance improvements to the phone. Galaxy S3 Mini, even though not as powerful as its bigger brother, still presents great interest to users all over the world.

You can update your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 with the latest XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 by using Samsung Kies or with Ota if your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 supports it. However, you can also choose to install XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 manually, by using ODIN, and we will guide through the steps to do this.

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XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 official firmware details:

PDA: I8190XXAMA2
CSC: I8190QBLAMA1 / I8190PRTAMA1 / I8190QUXAMA1 / I8190QXXAMA1 / I8190QXEAMA1
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013-01-11

Installation requirements:

  • Galaxy S3 Mini I8190
  • Full data backup
  • Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 drivers installed on your computer
  • USB debugging activated from Settings>Developer options>USB debugging

!!! Important. Manually updating your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 is not an official procedure and presents risks. We cannot be held responsible for any damage that your device may occur. Please continue on your own risk.

Downloads

After fulfilling all the requirements needed to update your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2, and after downloading the necessary file, you can safely start the update installation.

Page 2 –> How to update Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 to XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 latest firmware installation steps.

After completing the steps in the tutorial above, you should have the latest XXAMA2 Android 4.1.2 update installed on your Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool