Showing posts from April, 2013

Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (I8160) to Android Jelly Bean

There has been talk of Samsung working on an Android build of Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (I8160) for quite some time. A couple of leaked versions of the build have been available since the end of February and during March, but these contained various bugs as you might expect. On April 2nd, an official release was available on and available for install using KIES or OTA, but only for Portuguese customers on the TMN network.  This was curious as this network didn't actually sell the phone.  It could be a way of getting the early adopters to test this version before the big operators like Telefonica and Vodafone build and release a version themselves. There are many online guides on how to manually download the firmware and apply it to your device, but if you make the direct jump from Gingerbread (2.3) to Jelly Bean (4.1.2) you will likely have RAM issues. The gingerbread versions only allocated around 500MB for RAM whereas Jelly Bean needs more