Even though Google just released the KitKat 4.4.4 firmware, there are still various devices that are stuck on Android Jelly Bean OS. One of these devices is the Samsung Galaxy Star Pro, which just received a new OTA update. The firmware is dubbed as XXUAND2 and comes with important improvements, though it is still Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software. Anyway, if you haven’t received the notification yet, or if you want to manually install the Android 4.1.2 XXUAND2 official update on your Galaxy Star Pro, don’t hesitate and use this step by step guide.
Galaxy Star Pro is still a good Android based device, but it seems that Samsung isn’t planning to release a KitKat update for the same. So, for now, the Star Pro users should be pleased with the recently rolled out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXUAND2 software, which brings relevant stability improvements and bugs fixes along with a few new apps and features. So, if you want to run and enjoy a stable and smooth Jelly Bean 4.1.2 system, install the XXUAND2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Star Pro by using this step by step guide.
Of course, as I was already stating, the XXUAND2 OS has been OTA rolled out; well, when talking about OTA (over the air) releases, you should know that the software is being pushed out in phases, gradually and in limited markets only. So, if you haven’t received the new Jelly Bean OS yet, don’t hesitate and manually flash the firmware. Also, if your phone is rooted and installed with a custom ROM, you will not be able to apply the OTA update – so, in that case the manual update procedure is a must.
Now, don’t worry, as this method is similar with the OTA one. Basically, all you will be doing will be to flash the same firmware as the OTA release – software version number XXUAND2 – in a manual matter. So, in the end, your Galaxy Star Pro will be running on stock / official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXUAND2 OS. Therefore, this operation is official so by completing the same you will not lose your phone’s warranty. Also, the tutorial is compatible with both rooted and locked devices, so you have nothing to worry about.
In case your Galaxy Star Pro is currently rooted, after flashing XXUAND2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, the root access will be revoked – you will then have to find a compatible root solution for the new Android system (else you will risk in bricking your device – if you will use a root procedure that’s not suitable with the XXUAND2 firmware). Also, if on your phone you have recently installed a custom recovery image, after completing this guide, the same will be replaced with the stock Android recovery system – basically your Star Pro will be restored to its initial state, which means that you can use this guide if you need to fix your soft bricked handset.
As you will see during the steps from below, for manually updating your Galaxy Star Pro to official XXUAND2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, Odin will be used. Odin is an official program, compatible only with Samsung branded devices. Odin can be easily used for installing official ROMs, in term that even a newbie can safely complete the mentioned procedure – again you have nothing to worry about, as there won’t be used complex or risky operations and tools, since everything is official.
Of course, don’t forget that this is still a manual update operation and if you mess things up, bad things can happen. Also, in rare cases, while using Odin for flashing the stock Android OS, the data that is saved on the internal storage memory of your handset might get erased or corrupted. Due to same reasons, I recommend you to backup your data before going any further. In that matter, the best will be to use compatible backup and restore tools in order to save your contacts, call logs, market apps, text messages, EFS folder, internet settings along with your personal data, info and accounts.
On the other hand, a Windows powered computer, your phone and its USB cable will be required. Then, on both computer and Galaxy Star you should deactivate the security protection (do it only temporarily as the update operation might be interrupted by the antivirus-like programs). Next, on your handset, from “menu – settings – developer options” you need to enable USB debugging option or else you might have problems while trying to establish a connection between your phone and your computer. In the end, before doing anything else, charge your phone – do that especially if there is less than 60% power left (your Star Pro might get bricked if it gets turned off in the middle of the update operation).
Do note that this tutorial is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Star Pro model number S7262, since the XXUAND2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS has been officially released only for the same – try not the mess things up if you want to safely complete this step by step guide.
How to Manually Update Galaxy Star Pro to Android 4.1.2 XXUAND2 Official Jelly Bean OS
- In order to make things right, on your computer download the following files: Odin, the update file (from here) and Samsung KIES.
- First, install the Galaxy Star Pro drivers by using Samsung KIES.
- Then, unzip Odin and the update package (on desktop and within the same folder if possible).
- Install Odin on your computer by following the on screen prompts and in the end also run the program on your PC.
- Turn off your phone: press power button once and select “power off” or press and hold power key for about 15 seconds.
- Enter your device in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
- Then, connect your handset with your computer via USB cord.
- Odin will now recognize your device; if everything works as expected on the program the ID:COM section will be yellow or blue and the “added” message will be displayed; if not, you should close the tools, unplug the USB cord and reinstall the drivers on the computer.
- Good; from this point you can start the update operation – so from Odin select the “PA” option and then pick the Android 4.1.2 firmware file.
- Without making any other changes on the tool, click on “start” and wait while the update is being applied on your Galaxy Star Pro.
- In the end, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will be turned in green.
- You can then unplug the USB cable and reboot your phone as you are done.
In some cases, after completing the update operation by using Odin, your phone might get stuck in a boot loop. In case that happens, or if your phone runs with lags and with bugs, enter recovery mode on your Android device. From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Then from main menu of recovery choose “reboot system now”.
Moreover, in rare cases, Odin might get stuck while you are using it. Well, in that case, just close the program and remove the USB cable. Then force restart your Galaxy Star Pro and reinstall its drivers on your computer. Finally, repeat the steps from the guide above as everithing will work without problems this time.
So, that was all for now; you have successfully update your Samsung Galaxy Star Pro to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXUAND2 firmware. Therefore, test the new OS and see how it runs on your device; if there are bugs or you think that there are stability issues, don’t hesitate and share your impressions with us and with other readers that might want to apply this tutorial by using the comments field from below.