May 15, 2013

How to Update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 with Android 4.1.2 XXAMD6 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has rolled out another official Jelly Bean update, Android 4.1.2 with base firmware XXAMD6, for the international version of Galaxy Grand Duos bearing model number GT-I9082. The new official firmware is now available for download through Samsung KIES as well as Over-The-Air (OTA) update in Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam and Thailand.

Firmware details
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: April, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The Galaxy Grand Duos users who failed to receive the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES can download and install the same manually, using our step-by-step guide.

1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Grand Duos should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.1.2 XXAMD6 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device.

File Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXAMD6 Jelly Bean Firmware
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 with Android 4.1.2 XXAMD6 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Grand Duos to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted I9082XXAMD6 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:
  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 XXAMD6 Jelly Bean firmware. Head over to Settings>> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

Click here to know How to Root Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 running on Android 4.1.2 XXAMCE Jelly Bean firmware.


  1. will the warranty of my phone be affected??

    1. Make sure you have completed all the pre-requisites above.

      This method is the common methods used to update samsung android device manually. Learn more about this method in several android forums if you are still not sure.

      We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. Use at your own risk!