How to install Official JB 4.2.2 UBUAMG2 Firmware on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

September 2, 20130 Comments

Good news for Galaxy S4 Mini users as they can install Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on their device which comes with some new features, apps, capabilities. It might not be Android 4.3 but still it can make your Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 more powerful than before. As, this is an OTA update it might not be available everywhere but you can use this guide to have the latest update on your device.

This guide will help you update your Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 with Jellybean 4.2.2 UBUAMG2 Firmware. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data. You can also make a NANDROID backup using either CWM or TWRP.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • As the update process will require that you root your device, you are bound to lose your warranty as the rooting process is unofficial. But you can always get back by flashing the stock Android firmware.
  • Its not required that the phone is rooted but just in case its rooted, it will get locked again after the update. So, keep this in mind before you begin the update process.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to install Official JB 4.2.2 UBUAMG2 Firmware on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

  1. First download the update file from here and save it to your pc.
  2. Download latest version of Odin3 v3.07. Once the download is done, save the extracted contents on your pc.
  3. Now, power off your smartphone completely and boot it into Download Mode by following the instructions give here.
  4. Now open Odin exe on your PC. Also, connect your device to your pc via USB cable.
  5. Once Odin recognizes your phone, you’ll see the ‘Added!!’ alert confirmation. Else, if the device isn’t recognized, then you will be forced to re-install the Galaxy S4 mini USB Drivers.
  6. Then go to Odin window and click the PDA button.
  7. You then load the file downloaded in your pc in step 2 into Odin.
  8. Now press the START button for the updating process to begin.
  9. Just wait for the update to be completed and you receive confirmation when Odin shows the ‘PASS’ message.
  10. The phone then restarts and you can now unplug it from your pc.
  11. Just wait for the phone to boot into normal mode before doing anything.
  12. And there you go!! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean UBUAMG2 software. Check out all the features and capabilities of the newly installed ROM. In case you seem not to and want to revert back to the old ROM, you can always use the NANDROID back up we did and restore the device to the previously installed ROM. Have fun. Cheers!!

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