Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for Galaxy Core

Update Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware with this article. Galaxy Core i8262 is a well budget smartphone with decent features. This phone comes with features like 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 5 megapixel camera, 8 GB in built memory and 1 GB RAM. It was released with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and had dual Sim functionality.

Galaxy Core i8262 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware
Its specs have similar resemblance with the famous Galaxy S2 while its design is somewhat like Galaxy S3. With such good specs and much better hardware compatibility, it is possible for this device to easily handle the newly launched Android versions. Of course this can be only possible with the third party custom ROMs.

If you’ve flashed any custom ROM on your core i8262 and want to get back to the official stock firmware, then you can do that by flashing this Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware with the manual guide given below. This is the latest firmware update and is released on 11 Mar 2014.

The procedure although seems to be of much difficulty, but when you’ll attempt every step by step given below, you’ll realize that its the most easiest one. So with no much wait, let’s move to the actual procedure on how to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262. You can checkout the basic info of this firmware listed below.

Firmware Info:

Model: GT-I8262
Model name: Galaxy Core Duos
Country: India
Version: Android 4.1.2
Build date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Product Code: INS


This procedure is too risky and even a slight mistake can permanently damage your phone. If your mobile gets bricked, then neither we nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held responsible for that.


Also you must note that this Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware is only for Samsung Galaxy Core having the model number GT-i8262. Flashing this firmware on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So you must verify your device model number from Homescreen-> Menu->Settings -> About Phone.

  • Make sure you have charged the battery of your phone at least upto 60%.
  • Backup your entire data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, memos etc.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your Phone.
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging on Android device.
  • Check that you’ve installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to PC.
  1. Download latest Samsung USB Drivers.
  • Disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC temporarily.

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 to Android 4.1.2 firmware:

Download Files:

  1. Download Odin 3.09.
  1. Download Android 4.1.2 firmware.


Step 1: Extract the files in a specific folder on PC.

Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy Core.

Step 3: Enter into downloading mode now. For that, press and hold ‘Home Button + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Press Volume Up to continue. This will directly land you into download mode.

Step 4:  Connect it to PC using USB cable.

Step 5: Now launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader v3.09′ software. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section of Odin will turn blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window.

Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then install USB drivers.

Galaxy Core i8262 Android 4.1.2 JB firmware Odin screenshot-1

Step 6: Now, tick against ‘AP’ button and navigate to the tar.md5 file from the firmware package & select it (The firmware file will look something like: I8262XXBNC1_I8262ODDNC1_INS.zi.tar.md5).

Galaxy Core i8262 Android 4.1.2 JB firmware Odin screenshot-2

Step 7: Tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin window.

Galaxy Core i8262 Android 4.1.2 JB firmware Odin screenshot-3

Step 8: After attempting everything as mentioned above, start the process by clicking on the Start button present on the Odin window. Your phone will automatically reboot itself when the process goes on. Do not remove USB cable until the process completes, as this may interrupt it.

Step 9: As soon as it completes, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. You may now disconnect your phone by safely removing the USB cable.

Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your Galaxy Core and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.

Step 10: Boot the device into recovery mode now. For that, hold Volume Up key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.

Step 11: In the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your phone memory.

Step 12: Then go back to the main menu and restart the phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.

If you want to flash Android 5.0 Lollipop on your galaxy Core then follow our guide:

  1. How to Install latest Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262.

Finally! Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware is successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262. To confirm it, go to Menu->Settings->About Phone. Also share your views and opinions after using it.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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