Update Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 to Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware. Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 (also known as Galaxy Win Duos) was the first device from Samsung to be powered by the Snapdragon 200 8625Q processor.
Released in April 2013, it comes with a built-in Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It has 4.07 inches TFT touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. Powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 processor it comes with 8 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll discuss some easy steps on how to manually flash this Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1-based Jelly Bean stock firmware on this smartphone. Note that this is an official OTA (over-the-air) stock update rolled out by Samsung and is not any kind of unofficial third-party custom ROM.
If you have installed any custom ROM and want to downgrade to the official update then follow the steps mentioned below. Also if you have rooted your smartphone then it will be completely revoked after flashing this firmware update.
Without further ado, let’s proceed to our actual guide on how to update Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 to Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware given below.
Model name: GALAXY Grand Quattro
Version: Android 4.1.2
Build date: Saturday, 04 April 2015
Product Code: INU
This process of flashing the official Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware is quite risky and should be implemented without a mistake. If you have no idea about this stuff and are doing this for the first time then we request you to stop right at this point. If anything goes wrong then it might completely brick or damage your device. In such cases, we at droidthunder.com will not be held responsible for that.
Also, note that this official Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware update must be flashed only on Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro/ Win Duos having the model number GT-I8552. Do not install this firmware update on any other device or variant as it may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices. Verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before going ahead.
- Make sure you have charged the battery of your Grand Quattro / Win Duos at least up to 60%. This is important as a lack of battery power can interrupt the flashing process.
- Take a complete backup of all your important phone data and settings including your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, memos and APN settings etc. before moving ahead. This is essential as everything gets wiped in the last step of this procedure.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC to detect the device when you connect it. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from the link given below.
- (Optional) Disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your computer temporarily. They may increase the risk of interruption during the firmware installation process.
Procedure to install Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552
Step 1: Download and extract both of the above files to a convenient location on your computer. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these two files in it:
Step 2: Firstly switch off your phone completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: Then you need to boot your phone into downloading mode. To boot into download mode, keep pressing and holding the ‘Home button + Power button + Volume down key’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the keys as you see the warning message.
Step 4: Keeping your phone as it is, connect it to your PC using the micro USB cable. Now just press the Volume up button to continue. This will directly land your Galaxy Grand Quattro into downloading mode.
Step 5: On your computer, open the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.12.7′ software which you’ve just received after extraction. As soon as you launch it, the ID: COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also, an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy Grand Quattro has been successfully connected to your computer.
Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be a problem with the mobile-specific drivers. So just confirm whether you’ve properly installed the USB drivers on your computer or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem persists try changing the USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Next click on the Options tab located on the Odin window and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Tick only these two options and leave all the other options as they are.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it may increase the risk of bricking your device.
Step 7: Now, click on the AP button present on the Odin window and browse to the firmware package file which you’ve downloaded (I8552XXANJ1_I8552ODDANG1_I8552DDAOC1_HOME.tar.md5) and select it.
Step 8: Just press the Start button to actually initiate the firmware flashing process.
Note: Your Grand Quattro will automatically boot itself while the process goes on. Do not remove the micro USB cable as it will interrupt the firmware flashing process.
Step 9: The flashing process will hardly take few minutes to complete so wait and be patient. When the flashing process completes successfully, the ID: COM section on the Odin window will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ on it. At the same time, your Galaxy Grand Quattro will automatically restart itself. This will confirm that the Official Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware has been successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro / Win Duos GT-I8552 smartphone. Now you can remove the micro USB cable to safely disconnect your phone from PC.
Note: If this process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your phone gets stuck into the boot loop, then close the Odin window, again go into downloading mode and implement the same procedure as given above.
Finally! The official Android 4.1.2 XXANJ1 Jelly Bean firmware has been successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro / Win Duos GT-I8552 smartphone. You may confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Enjoy and experience the official stock ROM on your Galaxy Grand Quattro. Also, share your view after using it. While going through the process if you face any kind of problem then just comment me.