Those who might have been looking for the Jelly bean upgrade on their Samsung Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070P built with NFC capability), there is an update has been rolled out only in Germany with build numbers I9070PXXLPE. I haven’t talk about this much earlier since I have a doubt that this version isn’t that much stable, just like as I noticed from the first released of the Galaxy S Advance non-NFC version GT-I9070. This Jelly Bean’s update including I9070 XXLPZ and I9070 XXLPY, both of this update brought some lag issues in the launcher and some apps is not working perfectly. Consumes more RAM usage, since Jelly Bean has a much larger program features than ice Cream Sandwich.
But in despite of some lag problems, the battery is not too much affected and it’s almost the same from ICS. There are some added enhancements and improvements in users interface and multiple new options in widget idle. But don’t mark my word to it, to those who want to give it a try just grab the I9070PXXLPD stock firmware below, and discover it out of your own.
How to Manually Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070P to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build I9070PXXLPE
This guide is for those advance users only who couldn’t wait much longer anymore and wants to upgrade their devices right now. We advice ordinary users to wait for this update arriving in your areas, and must only update via Kies and do not try this method. This stuff is a bit risky workaround on some part and there are some certain issues on this build that you may not truly understand.
Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk. Don’tcry out loud to us if something happens to your device by using this guide.
Note: This stock firmware is compatible for all unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Advance with the specification model number “GT-I9070P″ versions only.
Step 2: Prepare things as follows:
– Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
– Use the USB cable wire for your Galaxy S Advance.
– Make sure that your Galaxy S Advance battery is fully charge.
– Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.
– Remember or back up the APN settings of your device.
– Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
– Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.
Step 3: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file. Use Winzip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.
You’ll then see these files:
Step 4: Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ remains checked.
Now, click on the PDA button, then select and load the “I9070PXXLPE_I9070PDBTLPE_Home.tar.md5“ that you have previously extracted.
Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy S advance into Download Mode.
To put your Galaxy S advance in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel. Just press “Volume Up” to continue in download mode.
Step 6: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.
Step 7: Flash it!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.
It may only takes about 3 to 5 minutes, depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in along time. Disconnect the phone, remove battery, re-insert it, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.
The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.
Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo
Boot in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.
1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S Advance in Normal mode.
Confirm your fresh firmware installed:
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Reconfigure your APN settings to fix data networks connection issues .
Change the default text to your own or desired language
The default language is German (Dutch), you may then change it to your own or desired language. Just hit on Settings>> Language and Text input.