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Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance to Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean DXAMD1 Firmware

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1

We will focus over a new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean available for Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 device; this new OS update is named DXAMD1. You’ll learn how to manually update the official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1 on Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 device.

The Android 4.1.2 DXAMD1 firmware isn’t available for all Samsung Galaxy S Advance devices, and that’s why a manual update procedure is needed to be possible for all its users who want to install the same on their device.

This new Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1 firmware solves the bugs of the previous version and it is a stable platform.  In additional, it comes with some additional improvements in the trend of features and some new application such as Multi Window capability feature.

So before beginning the step by step update guide we will teach you the guidelines which have to follow in order to successfully complete the installation of firmware.


  • The warranty for your S Advance device won’t be affected by this update. This new firmware is an official update released by Samsung.
  • In case your device is rooted, applying this stock firmware you’ll revoke the root access, and also the warranty will be restored.
  • You can use our root procedure if you want to restore your root rights over your Samsung Galaxy S Advance applied on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean DXAMD1.
  • Now, backup all your data before to move at the step by step updating guide. This is a manual update.
  • A Windows PC, Galaxy S Advanced device and its original USB cord is needed.
  • Uninstall or disable all the security application running in your PC and in your device. This kind of applications (antivirus, firewall) can interfere with the firmware installation process and can interrupt it.
  • Enable the USB debugging option from your Android device by following the next path: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging.
  • Make sure that your device battery has enough power level.
  • This guide and all information from here are compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy S Advance model I9070 device.

 How to Update Galaxy S Advance to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1 Firmware

  1. Make sure you have installed the suitable drivers on your PC, if not you can install the Samsung KIES app and install the drivers.
  2. Download the Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1 package file from here.
  3. Download the ODIN app.
  4. Extract the downloaded archive pack file on your PC desktop.
  5. Now, extract, install and open Odin app.
  6. Next, power off the Samsung Galaxy S Advance Device.
  7. Boot it into Download Mode; for completing this operation you have to press and keep holding Power, Volume Down and Menu buttons simultaneously.
  8. Now, connect your Android S device to the PC, using its original USB cable.
  9. Look at the ODIN interface and make sure that the “added” message will be showed and the ID: COM together with the port number will be yellow or blue.
  10. In case ODIN doesn’t display in its interface the above elements, you will have to reinstall the suitable drivers once again, and after that to repeat all the guide steps from the beginning.
  11. Now, if the ODIN works as we explained at the step 9, from the ODIN app you need to select the ‘PDA’ option.
  12. Browse and pick the extracted firmware file.
  13. Important: Make sure the RE0partition box in the ODIN interface must be unchecked. Don’t make any other changes in the ODIN interface.
  14. Now, when you are ready to start the updating process click on “Start” button from ODIN.
  15. After the flashing process is done, the ODIN will display the “pass” message.
  16. Disconnect the smartphone from the PC.

Troubleshooting And Tips To Solve The Problems That Can Appear During The Installation Process

IF the Odin application gets stuck or frozen you have to do:

  • First, you need to close Odin app.
  • Disconnect the Samsung Galaxy S Advance from the PC
  •  When the smartphone has been disconnected force to restart it.
  • Now, you have to reinstall the proper drivers on the computer once more.
  • Open Odin app.
  • Boot the Android device into download mode.
  • Connect the Advance S device to computer using its USB cord.
  • Repeat the step by step guide from the beginning.

If your smartphone gets stuck or is entering in a boot loop then you have to do:

  • Firstly, force to reboot it into recovery mode, to do that you have to press on Power + Volume Up + Menu buttons simultaneously.
  • In the recovery Mode selects “wipe data factory reset” and followed by “wipe cache partition”.
  • After you wipe cache partition select “+++go back+++” and from the main Recovery Mode Menu select “reboot system now”.

That’s all you need to do in order to successfully update your Samsung Galaxy S Advance with the latest official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean DXAMD1 firmware.

For more questions regarding this manually procedure, please don’t hesitate to use our comment section.




  1. Khashayar Parhami

    June 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Thanks for the article, how long shall I wait after hitting start, it stops at “NAND Write Start!!”

  2. aneesh

    June 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    But multi windoe is not get can get multi window…plz help me….

  3. Jamez

    June 17, 2013 at 6:31 am

    hi mine just fails, can’t open serial port

  4. Podfunk

    June 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for this! Works a treat. I downloaded a shitty Jelly Bean for my S Advance a couple of months back which was very unstable however this one seems fine.

  5. ashwani

    June 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

    hi thanx, i successfully updated my mobile to official jellybean…thanx for help.

  6. Nouvalvite

    June 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    how can i print screen since i pressed home+power button as usual, nothing happen?

    • orr

      August 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

      I have the same problem.

      • Risath

        August 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

        Press same time power, +volume and home button

  7. bernard

    June 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Everything was sucessfull but sim is not detecting………..Please help me.

    • wewewew

      October 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      mine too do you know how to make it work ??

  8. gerard ibojos

    June 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    why does my phone wont turn on.. it did say pass… pls help!!

  9. criminal

    June 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I cannot get multi window how to get that i have updated my phone to this firmware

  10. Moazam

    June 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thanx a lot successfully updated to Jelly Bean. its working fine.

  11. Setsuna F Seiei

    June 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    So can suitable for Malaysia, because Malaysia version lag like shit… reply me thx.

    • siva

      December 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Yes agree !

    • Qalbubu

      January 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Mine too, but i wipe data and wipe cache twice then my phone its okey than before i do at first time

  12. Arslan Usman

    June 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Upgraded successfully to jelly bean.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Dineshbhai Moresaheb

      January 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      I cant do this pls help me.

      • Arslan Usman

        January 13, 2014 at 2:25 am

        Where are you facing the problem?
        just need to follow the procedure mentioned in post above..
        BTW I reverted back to default Ginger Bread, because my mobile started draining battery very quickly and it was slow as well.

  13. santi.fike

    July 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I was wondering if this works no matter what carrier do you have, does it?

  14. anunay

    July 11, 2013 at 6:04 am

    there is no multiwindow feature in ths firmware :/

  15. Yeon Sha

    August 19, 2013 at 3:07 am

    It stucked on gsm keep saying google gapps has stopped & setup wizzard has stopped too.i dont have any change to see a home screen! I already wipe data an cache but still the same problem.
    Also the “efs file failed to mount”.why? Please help me imediately..and i’ll apreciate it..thanks..

  16. Anas Dawelbeit

    September 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    it wont boot into download mode please help?

  17. Ezzar Manansala Morales

    September 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    In odin it displayed PASS!! but when my phone rebooted. it only stuck where it displays Samsung Galaxy S Advance GTi9070(The model of the phone). and thats all it only stays there for i think FOREVER lol ~.~.. what should i do? it wont either go to recovery mode. please help me.

  18. naman

    September 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    hey, its awsome. really works. thank u so much for ur help.

  19. naman

    September 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    hey can u pls tell me how to root my phone.

  20. Rolland Son

    September 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    why my mobile data cannot use after i update it to 4.1.2? please give me a solution to sovle it.. thank you.

  21. Dilbert

    October 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks Man, My phone was in brick state with no chance of recovery. You saved me. Thanks once again.

  22. Odin

    October 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    here is a mega link that downloads a lot faster than stupid!aI5jWCjb!YmaGWVm6jirtcSpMjZXdYwMH3qZH2tNrhLbpeZCLasQ

  23. Roodgewoon68

    October 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Forgot to Enable the USB debugging option…. Still worked and installed alright :-))

  24. Arya

    October 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

    But this update has feature of MULTI WINDOW like S3 with the jelly bean 4.1.2 + multi window feature?

    Please let me know.

  25. kranthi

    October 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    All the steps were successfully done, ODIN displayed PASS. But My phone is not turning on. Please help.

  26. Ionut

    October 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Hello from Italy…I’m an Romanian guy, I just updated my samsung galaxy S advance and it works 😀 Thanks for the tutorial 😀

  27. Hello

    November 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I did upgrade my mobile but it wasn’t formatted. Is this normally? Every application, sms, contacts etc were still there after upgrad

  28. promart

    November 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    WHY the hell my phone doesnt turn on????? whyyyyy plzzz answer me how to delete this thing????

  29. redbuddha

    December 7, 2013 at 1:17 am

    hotfile closed down i need another link to the firmware

  30. sacen

    December 11, 2013 at 4:35 am

    where can i find the firmware file? i dont understand what that mean

  31. kunal

    December 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Where official 4.2 coming for samsung galaxy s advance?

  32. masaru

    January 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I still got stuck can’t reboot or hard reset…please help me……

  33. tom

    January 16, 2014 at 9:52 am

    when ur phone wont turn on.. its means ut phone is hard bricked.. 🙂

  34. Yeon Sha

    March 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    It say”unfortunately setup wizzard has stopped”! Why?? Also when i turn into cwm mod it seem “efs ” file is missing! Help me!!
    I already wipe data,dalvik,battery! Also reinstall the software! But still the same problem! Helpppp!!!

  35. Abdul Razzak

    July 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Very soon after launching the Galaxy Core 2, Samsung is ready to launch the new phone ofGalaxy Star series which is called “Samsung Galaxy Star Advance” 2014

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