Earlier this week the team of developers over at Samsung gave an official firmware update for the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190N. After you upgrade your device will be fitted with the new XXAMG3 build of the classical Android 4.1.2 jelly Bean. By now it’s almost common knowledge for avid Android fans that jelly Bean has become the most popular ROM version ever, managing to surpass the one that I’ve been most familiar with, the Gingerbread.

If you own the I8190N then you are the proud owner of a touch screen based mobile phone. It was originally released back in 2012 and since then it’s predecessor has of course come out earlier this year. Still, that’s no reason to shy away from this cool device. With the slogan that went something along the lines on small but big on features, it managed to create a phone that separated itself from the crowd a bit.

During September of 2013, AT&T have offered this handset for only 99 cents on contract for two years. That’s a really big saving. It was first shown off at the NFC event held at the beginning of this year and received generally positive reviews from the onlookers and reviewers. Germany got their first observations of this during October, just last month.

As far as we know, it has already rolled out to several countries over the air. This is updated that way, or via Samsung KIES if doing it manually is not your cup of tea.

The Galaxy S3 Mini I8190N USB drivers need installing, and they also need to be up to date.

USB debugging mode enabled is also wanted. All devices are capable of this, just check how to get it completed on yours via the guide given.

Update Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190N To The XXAMG3 Android 4.1.2 Official jelly Bean Firmware

1. Download the firmware you want and ODIN 3.07. Extract the files.:
– United Kingdom: VOD.zip (Vodafone)
– France: SFR.zip (SFR)
– Italy: OMN.zip (Vodafone)
– Switzerland: SWC.zip (Swisscom)

2. Shut it down and boot it into download mode.

3. Run ODIN and then plug your S3 Mini into the computer. You should see a message saying added inside of ODIN.

4. Now you will need to fetch out the files from the I8190NXXAMG3 file which you extracted in step 1.

The tar. md5 file must go to the PDA.

The modem file must go on the phone.

The CSC file must go on the CSC.

Check inside the extracted contents for a pit file. This will go where it says pit, but only if there is one inside. This may not necessarily be the case, as it has a tendency to not always be there.

No matter your situation, everybody needs to check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes. You can use the picture above for a reference. The re-partition box should not be marked. If you did find a pit file, then you want to change that over to a checked box.

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