Install Android 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S3 mini I8190N manually – I8190NXXALL4 firmware
Samsung Galaxy S3 mini has been receiving the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for some days even Samsung launched the Galaxy S3 mini running Android 4.1.2 in Asia however it’s not available in all countries and those of you haven’t received the Android 4.1.2 OTA notification, or can’t update device with OTA update due to any reason or if you can’t wait for the official update, download and install the update manually.
Recently we posted a guide to install Android 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S3 mini having the model number I819 and here’s guide for the Galaxy S3 mini having model number I8190N.
Use a Windows PC with USB phone drivers installed, you may use Samsung KIES to install drivers and be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.1.2 I8190NXXALL4 firmware (I8190NXXALL4_I8190NVFGALL2_VOD.zip) to your computer.
Step #2: Unzip downloaded zip file into a folder, then run Odin3 .exe.
Step #3: Turn off phone and reboot into download mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons until it turns on and you see a warning screen, then press the volume up button to enter in download mode.
Step #4: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #5: Click on PDA Button and locate I8190NXXALL4_I8190NVFGALL2_VOD_HOME.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #6: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation is done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #7: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, in recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
That’s it, your Galaxy S3 mini is now on Android 4.1.2 enjoy! If you experience any error, holler in comment section.