Saturday, September 21, 2013

Android 4.2.2 Official for Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082


The Android 4.2.2 firmware update for the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 is available for  the users of the device in 9 countries. Since all the firmware's, except one for Philippines, are unbranded, they can be installed on any Grand Duos that is not locked to a network carrier.

Features and Changes:

As expected from any major firmware update the Android  4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Grand Duos brings a lot of new changes, features and some bug fixes. Some of the major features this new update comes with are as follows:

  • New lock screen with multi-page and support for widgets
  • Ripple and light effects on the lock screen
  • Semi-transparent status bar
  • Page Buddy
  • New Quick Settings toggles page in Notification Panel
  • Daydream feature under Display settings
  • Tabbed UI in Settings like the Galaxy S4
  • White Multi-Window bar
  • Faster performance that Android 4.1.2
  • Better battery life
  • Now you can change device name from Settings> More> About and then by tapping on “Device Name”
  • More…





Saudi Arabia:






Philippines (Sun):

Philippines (Smart):






How to Install:

Please note that this firmware is a test version and has a wipe attribute. It means that it will reset your phone when installed. To avoid any data loss, backup your apps and files stored on internal SD card.

  1. Download and extract the .rar file on your computer.
  2. Make sure your device has at least 60% battery.
  3. Turn on USB Debugging from Settings> Developer options.
  4. Make sure Samsung USB Drivers or Kies is installed on your PC: Download
  5. Turn off the device and boot it into Download Mode. To do this, hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds then press the Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.
  6. Launch Odin3-v3.07 and connect phone to computer with USB cable.
  7. When you see blue indicator and “Added!!” message on Odin.
  8. Click on PDA and select the CODE_I9082XXUBMF2_871997_REV05_user_mid_noship.tar.md5 file
  9. Click Phone button and add MODEM_I9082XXUBMF2_REV05.tar.md5 to it.
  10. Click on CSC button and select CSC_OXA_I9082OXABMF2_871997_REV05_user_mid_noship.tar.md5
  11. Then Click PIT button and select the baffin.pit file.
  12. Finally, click the Start button and wait till installation finishes.
  13. You will see a PASS!/RESET! massage on Odin followed by automatic device reboot.

When your phone boots up, you will see the welcome/set up screen and then your Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 will be ready to use with the newly installed Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware. Enjoy!

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