The guys at Sammobile, with the help of a Samsung insider, got their hands on a test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Beam with Android 4.1.2. The official update is still on the testing phase by Samsung, and we already know they aren't so excited to release updates for mid-range devices anyway.Luckily for Beam users the 4.1.2 test firmware works really well and can be installed manually using Odin. You will notice that the interface hasn't seen many changes, but the device reacts 2 times faster than it used to. It runs a lot smoother and also seems to experience a better battery life with this new update.If you want to install Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on your Samsung Galaxy Beam, you can do so by first downloading I8530XXAMF1_I8530OXAAMF1_XEO.rar. Then you have to run Odin which can be found in the downloaded archive. Restart the Galaxy Beam in download mode (press Home + Power + Vol Down buttons). Connect the device to the PC using your USB cable and then wait for Odin to recognize your device.Press on CODE and add CODE_I8530XXAMF1_1053499_REV00_user_low_ship.tar. Then press on CSC and add CSC_OXA_I8530OXAAMF1_1053499_REV00_user_low_ship.tar. Then press on PIT and add GT-I8530_EUR_XX_8G. This time make sure you tick re-partition. Click on start and wait a few minutes.Reboot the device when the installation is done and that's it. You updated your Galaxy Beam to Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
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