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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S Advance Now Rolling Out

To be honest, Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a decent smartphone, a compact phone with 4-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1 GHz processor, that leaves the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But Gingerbread looks old and laggy compared to the latest Android releases, therefore the South Korea-based company decided it’s time to roll out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S Advance.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S Advance is starting to become available for download on the markets where the smartphone has debuted, and the Russia is the first in line.

Samsung previously said that Galaxy S Advance will be updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January, therefore, I am expecting to see the firmware update hit other countries, too.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance was available for purchase at various carriers, with a pretty low acquisition price, and this might be the reason for Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean hitting this particular smartphone. In case you didn’t notice, Samsung Galaxy S Advance jumps from Gingerbread 2.3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, skipping the Android 4.0.4 ICS stage.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S Advance is available for download via KIES, but it might also arrive OTA.

Let’s have a closer look at Samsung Galaxy S Advance’s technical specifications: 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 233 ppi, and TouchWiz UI, a dual-core 1 GHz STE U8500 processor, helped by a Mali-400MP GPU, 768 MB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards of up to 32 GB.

In terms of connectivity Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with 3G supports (download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps),  Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, bluetooth 3.0, microUSB, GPS, and 3.5 mm audio jack.

The primary camera is a 5 megapixel unit with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HD video recording support while the front-facing camera has a 1.3 megapixel sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance is 9.7 mm thick, weighs in 120 grams, and is powered by a 1,500 mAh battery.

Has the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update arrived on your Samsung Galaxy S Advance? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • atomik1337

    Still waiting for the update to arive in Romania 🙂

  • Bram Stoelinga

    Just got the update on my phone (the russian one but you can select any language).

    Super fast and solid.. Also a bit more RAM. Love i.

    • sham

      good for you….enjoy it.

    • kumzrocks

      Please tell us how it is
      I love ny galaxy s advance ibwas soon excited to hearth brews of the jelly bean update obat December of last year.please I need derails if possible screen shots please send it to my email rajandps@gmail.com.

    • sree

      could you give some more features please?

    • Jose Emmanuel Reyes

      I updated mine with the same rom. I have problem connecting thru mobile data. signal falls everytime i enable mobile data. does this ever happen to you?

      • bryan

        U need to ask ypur servoce provider to send the settings back to your phone

  • sham

    Not yet… still waiting in Malaysia. Just can’t wait. When will it be? It would be better if Samsung could list down the release date/schedule though out the regions. What do you think?

    • vishy

      Still no news of samsung same old pages waiting for d update hope samsung will bring d update soon to other regions else will sell the galaxy s advance!

      • Charlie

        We offer you information about upcoming dates upgrades Android OS for smartphones and tablets Samsung

        GT-I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 to Jelly Bean 22.04.2013;

        GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance to Jelly Bean 18.02.2013;

        GT-I9100 Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean 03.03.2013;

        GT-N7000 Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean 01.03.2012;

        GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the Jelly Bean 22.02.2013;

        GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 to Ice Cream Sandwich 24.01.2013

        Information on the updated model, which is not included in the list at the moment is missing.

        * Dates are tentative and can shift without notice

  • Gandhi

    No Update Available in India yet for S Advance 🙁

  • Lion

    Still no update in Belgium

  • Alex

    still waiting the update in Romania

  • piki

    no update in Serbia
    @Bram Stoelinga, tell us more

  • Guest

    Waiting here for the update in the Philippines. I am so much excited right now and I had waited for months for this good news but I do not want to manually flash it. Please arrive soon!

  • Still waiting for the update in Malaysia…..

  • No update here in Holland, yet… Can’t wait! Too excited!

  • Marcin

    no update in Poland

  • jijica

    still no update from every country of europe with this russion version ? 🙂

    It’s working fine , but a little more ram..i suspected battery life is shorter because that..they(samsung) d’ont release a version that not consume so much ram

  • Gica

    No update in Romania!!

  • Virant

    Some body please confirm is galaxy s advance update released ?

  • MrTarifs

    Still no update in Czech Republic 🙁

  • cabaji

    Not yet in Ecuador Latin america, though my phone is from Polonia.

  • Claudião

    No update in Brazil

  • AL

    No update in Poland

  • Lech

    I’ve got it in Poland! I used Kies to do the update…

    • deano

      Was that actually an official update?

  • evargas56

    someone knows when for panama?

  • Waiting

    No update in Sweden.. waiting, waiting and even more waiting.. Somebody who knows when the update will hit other countries?

  • Ish

    Is the update available for Middle east/ GCC countries yet?

  • No Update in Germany yet :(…

  • StraY

    Still not yet in Estonia

  • No update available in Brazil yet.

  • Alexander

    Russia, updated, it is great 🙂

    • is u using……………….if yes then send me dwd link. and this is work with 16gb samsung s advance

  • piki

    some people in Serbia updated Russian version via Odin(it has serbian) and they said it work ok

  • raymon

    no update in holland

  • Mario Jorge

    In tests: Good performance, new features, battery life is not affected, stable. So far nothing to complain about.

  • Aldo Vazquez Chavez

    I have jelly bean in my Galaxy s advance in México, its little laggy. I hope it gets better.

    • Abhinandh Ajay

      The lag goes away after your first reboot or just wipe the phones data if that doesn’t work.

  • KAKA

    No update in Malaysia

  • zim

    update just out to russia..another country just wait..coming soon..

  • Ashish

    no update in india yet… :/

  • when update will arrive in malaysia?im waiting..

  • Meshventura

    I have updated to android 4.1 jelly bean and the very first thing of which you get impression is Icons and smoothness of screen and more maneuvering over pre-installed apps such as Disable bottom – I think samsung Has helped to android 4.1 users to Have more access to android apps , CPu and Gpu but not as much as a rooted phone !!!

  • jenish

    No update available in india yet for galaxy s

  • K

    No update available in Indonesia yet.

  • Nadine

    No update in the Philippines yet.

  • Ali

    no update in Pakistan

  • Successfully updated to 4.1.2. in Armenia (the phone is RosStandard-Russian version)

  • zack

    when it came to malaysia..

  • Faizan

    No update yet in Pakistan.

  • Sandy

    no update in India.. 🙁

  • gorumon

    when get update in malaysia?..

  • Wonski

    ive downloaded russian version of JB, manual update from samsung-updates.com, can someone instruct me how i can apply it to my SGSA? 😉

  • mLik

    when jb arrives in india.

    • Abhinandh Ajay

      not sure but you can install the russian firmware in India too!!!

      • Honey

        Hi is it safe to install russian firmware on Indian S advance set

  • ashish

    no update in india

  • Abhinandh Ajay

    You can install the russian firmware on your s advance even in other regions!!
    I’ve installed it on my Indian Galaxy S Advance!!!
    Just download the firmware and flash using Odin.

  • Willy

    still waiting JB in Indonesia

  • Manoj Mhatre

    zoom available in camera, task manager like windows 7, smooth scrolling & operating, notifications has additional in Jelly bean, but still waiting for Indian update.

  • Manoj Mhatre

    Samsung is the best.

  • Joseph Kurian

    No yet in India

  • saju

    no update in ksa

  • Si Luncai

    when malaysia will get JB???????????!!!!!!!!!1 toooooo excited…………….!!!!!!!!!!!!! faster pleaseeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron Lee

    None here in Malaysia

  • El Icayan

    No update here in the Philippines

  • El Icayan

    No update yet.

  • hendry

    update Available in Indonesia for S Advance please…..

  • Ahmad Khalid

    No Update here in Saudi Arabia!

  • the chip

    no update in Mauritius yet!!! how to know?

    • deano

      Go to settings, about phone, software update and check for update or download samsung kies on pc or laptop and plug your phone into laptop using usb and kies will tell you if theres an update

  • Chet

    Waiting for the update disparately in India.
    No new of the update as of now. 🙁

  • D_G

    Still No update in India for Galaxy S Advance… 🙁

  • Razib Khan

    When in Bangladesh?

  • Rizki

    no update in Indonesia

  • kenshots

    no update in philippines!!!!

    • john

      tol naupdate mu nba s advance mo???

  • sachin gwalior

    we can update in india s advance with r
    ussion firmware??????????

  • gaurav

    When will cum in india upgrade of s advance 4.1.2


    when it came to INDIA????

  • alex

    No update in Greece!

  • Dimitris

    No Update on Greece or Czech

  • Varun Arora

    When it will be upgraded in india

  • raja

    Not yet in pakistan:(

  • sanjay

    still no updates avilable in india 🙁

  • suhail

    when it come to saudi arabia

  • vishal

    no update in india

  • suffering customer

    why are you making fool to all innocent customer for your sells target if you don’t want to release Jelly bin update for Samsung S advance. so why have you wrote in manual for you can upgrade 2.3.6 to 4.1 jelly bin

  • suffering customer

    when it will come in india

  • dapie

    I just upgrade my s advance to official jellybean 4.1.2 here in malaysia. (The russian one)

    • how is it work? any problem?

      • Dizq

        I updated mine in the Philippines it works but data doesnt work :S

  • HADI

    Hi, when galaxy s advance get jelly bean update in IRAN????
    please reply…

  • vasant

    No update in india….!!!!!!yyyy???is it taking such a long tme:(((

  • Dakshesh

    it will be avilable in rest of the world on 18-feb-2013

  • jonathan

    i’m still waiting it come to Malaysia….

  • naveen

    still waiting india

  • Granit

    When comes the update in switzerland ?

  • Minh

    When it came to Vietnam
    I’m waiting…..

  • je moeder

    no update in the netherlands :s

  • Diksha & Sahil

    Samsung make it available in INDIA

    Samsung make it available in INDIA

    Samsung make it available in INDIA

  • Abooze

    I updated it! But bit slower.. 🙁

  • Reddy

    when can we expect the JB update in india?

  • Davy

    The update is still not available in INDIA. They have promised that the phone will get an update by NOV 2012.. It is March 2013 now, How more long months we should wait to get an official update. Tired of searching for any news on update. At least they could have tell the users if they are not planning for an update in other countries.

  • Rick van Rijn

    No update to JB in the Netherlands yet… 🙁

  • mahendra haswani

    i am staying in india and i didn’t get any update …….

  • sarat

    when it will come in india 🙁
    w8tng from many months 🙁

  • Sam

    need an update in Malaysia!!!

  • basu

    no update available in india yet for s advance .. Y???

  • lins

    Fuk off sansung, samsung yet not released jelly bean for India & other countries, samsung actually cheating their existing user, they are interesting only selling their product, really fuking off samsung users..bull shit s adavance

  • vicky

    when it cames toin india..?????.

  • argentinian

    no in argentina,,,, as usual :((

  • harsh

    No update in india….too long…when will it get ???!

  • charley

    is update available in india now???

  • A Kamboj

    No update in india

  • Santanu

    O man when will the update be available in india??????

  • chandrakanta

    when it come to india

  • samsungIndia

    update available in india … its awesome .. m/

  • danielle

    when will be available in philippines?

  • how can i get this software??

  • Argha

    No I am still waiting eagerly for it. I am from India.

  • jamsheer

    Super performance I like it….

  • Kine

    No update in Norway. Any idee when its here?:D And when it does, will update automatic be on the phone?

  • Majid

    Plz don’t get ur ph updated ….itz very weird. ..its not work as we think. Ph is getting struck every time.even videos not playing well…….plz giv some changes to overcome these problems…@

  • Jason

    when it come to Malaysia??

  • joshuaromano

    when will it come to the philippines