Upgrade Your Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.2.2 in 15 Minutes

Are you tired of slow processing of your Android operating system? Want to upgrade and experience better usability, faster processing and more? Let’s do it then!

Here are a few screenshots for Android 4.2.2 that you are going to have on your mobile phone in a few minutes from now. I am sure you gonna love it!

Android Firmware 4.2.2 Android Firmware 4.2.2 Android Firmware 4.2.2 Android Firmware 4.2.2 Android Firmware 4.2.2Android Firmware 4.2.2

 

Little Bit About it!

Samsung launched their new device Galaxy S4 which runs the new Android 4.2.2. After that, Samsung started putting on this update for few more devices. And YES! Galaxy Grand Duos was one of them to get all new firmware upgrade of Android 4.2.2.

Initially the firmware was a quite unstable. It did contain some serious bugs like over-use of RAM, lag performance, heat up, high resources usage etc etc. To solve these issues, Samsung rolled out few more updates which made the firmware far more stable than the previous ones.

 

Some Geek Stuff!

This firmware (Android 4.2.2) Jelly Bean has XXUMBHD build number. It has been launched for Indian regions only. As it is a latest Android update for these devices, it’s also available through Samsung’s official software Kies and but those who don’t live in India and still they want to upgrade their Grand Duos with XXUMBHD firmware then YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE! Because here, we’ll be dealing with all the necessary manual steps that are required to upgrade to Android 4.2.2 XXUBMHD firmware! So let’s move on and cook some food for your genius device.

 

Disclaimer:

Please follow this tutorial completely at your own risk. We are not responsible for any kind of damage you made to your phone after doing this. We have made this article so clear & simpler that even a newbie can understand it. So play safe and follow each step!

 

Before writing this tutorial, I upgraded my own Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.2.2 in the same sequence as mentioned here so just keep going and you will have a lot more fun with your device shortly! 

 

Note:

This firmware (Android 4.2.2) is meant to be installed only on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos bearing model number GT-19082. Implementing this guide on any other model  or device (I repeat, on any other model!) might give you undesired results. Your device will be bricked if you flash this firmware on any other device than Grand Duos GT-19082.

 

You can confirm your device’s model number by following this path on your phone:

Home Screen / Menu / Settings / About device.

 

Pre-requisites:

  1. Galaxy Grand Duos GT-19082.
  2. PC running Windows OS.
  3. Compatible USB data cable (preferably the one that has come with the device).
  4. Flashing Program / Tool called “Odin v3.07”. To download “Odin v3.07” click here: http://android.sc/download-odin-3-07/
  5. Android 4.2.2 XXUBMHD Jelly Bean Firmware. To download “Adroid 4.2.2 firmware” click here: http://www.hotfile.com/dl/243639040/469cbd2/I9082XXUBMHD_I9082ODDBMH3_INU.zip.html
  1. In order to establish a connection between phone & “Odin”, device specific drivers (Samsung Drivers) are necessary and must be installed on your computer. To install appropriate Samsung USB Driver click here: https://hotfile.com/dl/231657044/3611f6c/USB_Driver_1.5.25.0.rar.html

 

Cautions:

  1. Backup all of your contents present on your phone as this will factory reset your device and all of its data will be erased.
  2. Charge up your phone at least up to 50%. This will help you make sure that the process will be completed without any interruptions. Be on the safe side.

 

Procedure:

Step 1:

Extract firmware package (.zip file) to desktop on your computer. After extraction, you’ll get a file with .tar.md5 extension (Ignore the second file).

 

Step 2:

Now, turn off the phone completely. Boot into download mode. For this, press & hold Volume down + Home button simultaneously, while holding these two buttons, simply press Power key (As shown below).

 

Android Firmware 4.2.2

You will see the warning message.

Android Firmware 4.2.2

Ignore the message & Press Volume up to continue. Finally you’ll see the Green Android robot & “downloading…” text written below it. It means your phone has booted into download mode.

Android Firmware 4.2.2

 

Step 3:

Open “Odin v3.07” from PC & connect your phone to the computer (using compatible USB cable).

 

Step 4:

If your phone is connected successfully, you’ll see that the ID:COM section (located at top left of Odin Window) has turned blue with a random COM port number appeared within it. Also, you’ll see “Added” text appeared in message box (As shown below).

Android Firmware 4.2.2

 

Step 5:

In Odin window, tick “PDA” tab & choose “I9082XXUBMHD_I9082ODDBMH3_I9082DDUBMH2_HOME.tar.md5″ the Android Fiemware 4.2.2 file you have just downloaded. Keep all the remaining settings to default, tick the “RE BOOT” box (if not by default) & MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REMAINED UNCHECKED “RE-PARTITION” BOX.

Android Firmware 4.2.2

 

Step 6:

Finally, hit the “Start button” and wait till “Odin” loads the firmware on your device. When flashing process gets over, Odin will show the “PASS” message above ID:COM (with the Green background color) & device will restart automatically.

passs

 

However if your phone gets stuck or you get a “FAIL” message (with Red background color) then close the Odin window, disconnect phone from computer, remove battery and re-insert it. Now, follow the same procedure again.

 

Step 7:

Unplug the device from Computer (only if you get “PASS” message in “Odin”).

 

Step 8:

Now you will need to factory reset the phone in order to make it function in a normal way (this is required even if you successfully boot into Android 4.2.2 Home Screen).

 

Step 9:

To factory reset the phone, you’ll have to boot into recovery mode.

For this:

  1. Switch off the phone
  2. Press & hold Volume up + Home Button together & by holding the two, press Power key. Release Power button as soon as ‘Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-19082’ appears on the screen. But keep holding other two till you get into recovery mode. (As shown below)

Android Firmware 4.2.2

Your device is now booted in recovery mode.

Android Firmware 4.2.2

 

Since touch won’t work here, you will have to use Volume up/down for navigation & power key to select item.

 

 

Step 10:

Now go to “wipe data/factory reset” by using Volume buttons & select it using power key. The same you have to do with “wipe Cache partition”.

 

Step 11:

After performing these two actions, finally hit “reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

 

Your phone might take more time to boot than it takes normally. Don’t do anything except WAIT!

 

Step 12:

As soon as phone starts, go through the initial setup, enter your Google Account and finally press Finish button to complete the setup.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

GREAT JOB! You have made it! You’ve successfully flashed latest firmware for your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082. Let us know if you face any difficulty while performing the steps mentioned in this tutorials, report it in the comments below, we’ll try our best to come up with a solution for that.

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