Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is currently running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and is still waiting for the official release of Android 4.1.2. A leaked firmware that got out today gives, version XXMB2 us a hint that the update is getting closer and closer. Even though the Ace 2 isn't a top class device it still has enough power to run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, even though it is said to drain the battery pretty fast. The biggest change that this firmware brings is the Nature UX User Interface that Samsung seems to be pushing on most devices running 4.1.2. Nature UX was first spotted on Galaxy S3, however the UI for Ace 2 is slightly lighter than the one used on the S3 because of the big difference in specifications. You can update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 right now using the leaked firmware and Odin, yet we recommend you wait for the real deal. However if you are an experienced Android user, and you know your way with Odin you can download the leaked firmware right now and give it a go. It is supposed to have some bugs of course, as this is still a test firmware, but otherwise it should run pretty smooth. Here you have a download link for Leaked Android 4.1.2 for Galaxy Ace 2 - I8160XXMB4_I8160OXAMB4_EUR.zip. You can then follow the steps in this guide and update your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
What's my model number?
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
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool