Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos has received the Android 4.2.2 Official OTA Update in Russia, while the rest of the countries should get it soon. The firmware update files have been pushed out via Over-The-Air (OTA) and Samsung KIES software. Check your device’s notification panel or connect it with your computer and run KIES to verify the availability of new firmware versions for your device.
The new firmware update has been released earlier today and you will now be able to enjoy all the features that were available until now only for the Galaxy S3, Note 2, Galaxy S4 and other Galaxy versions of the device. The update files have only been made available for Galaxy Grand Duos devices that are located in Russia, as other countries will get the XXUBMGA Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ROM OTA Update soon.
With Android 4.2.2 firmware you will get quick settings menu, better battery life, stability, toggles menu shown directly in the notification bar, lock screen widgets, new S features and improvements added to the TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 interface, the Daydrean screensaving utility, a smoother home screen and others more.
If you didn’t get the OTA Update on your device, then you shouldn’t panic as we will post a ‘how-to’ guide that you can use to update your Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.2.2. For this you will need the Odin app and then simply flash it over your current firmware. The new XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 build is unbranded which means that you can flash it for any Galaxy Grand Duos device that is factory unlocked. The file has been uploaded and released on SamMobile‘s web site. Note that if you flash this file on any Grand Duos device that is not from Russia, then you might lose all data from your device.
Also, the Android 4.2.2 XXUBMGA firmware update will be released only for devices that are 100% stock, as you won’t get the OTA Update notification in case your device is rooted or running any custom ROMs. Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos? If you do, then did you receive the update? Users who managed to update their devices with the new firmware build should start testing all of its new features and see if there are any big improvements from the previous firmware build. Post your thoughts in our comments section below.