Update Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 to Android 4.0.4 ICS XXBNE2 firmware. This is the latest Indian firmware announced for S duos on June 2014. This dual SIM device runs on a 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor with a 4 GB of internal memory. The 5 megapixel camera that this device has can capture all your best moments perfectly. Having such good features Galaxy S Duos is a perfect phone for Android development. That’s the reason there are many custom ROMs launched by the third party developers for the same. But there is always a risk while flashing these unofficial ROMs. They can even brick your phone and thus make it useless. So flashing an official firmware is always a best option when you face any kind of trouble via custom ROMs or kernels. This Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich XXBNE2 firmware is also available on Samsung Kies. This latest build fixes issues related to camera app, settings, flash light, connectivity has all the tweaks and improvements as compared with the earlier ones. Before applying this update, if your device has a root access then the same can be revoked and your phones warranty can also be regained back. The detailed information of this Android 4.0.4 Ice cream sandwich based XXBNE2 firmware is given below. Check it out.
Model name: Galaxy S Duos
Version: Android 4.0.4
Build date: 2014 June
Product Code: INS
You may flash this update through Samsung Kies or manually install through the detailed guide given below. If you’re having any custom ROM installed on your phone then it’ll get replaced by this official stock ROM. Also the custom recoveries like CWM/TWRP will get replaced with the official android stock recovery. Your phone will no longer belong as a rooted device. However you can root it any time after flashing this firmware. After reading this if you are interested in flashing the latest Android 4.0.4 XXBNE2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 then proceed to the actual guide given below.
This procedure of flashing Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich XXBNE2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S duos S7562 is a risky process and even a slight mistake can permanently damage your phone. So perform everything correctly and at your own risk. If your mobile gets bricked or any damage happens to your device by following this article, then neither we nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held responsible for that. Although there are no such chances of getting your device damaged or bricked but still I recommend you to follow all the instructions properly as they are mentioned below and without implementing anything by your own. Also you must note that this Official Android 4.0.4 ICS XXBNE2 firmware is launched only for Samsung Galaxy S Duos bearing the model number GT-S7562. If you try to implement to flash this firmware on any other device or variant then it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So you must verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before proceeding ahead.
- The battery life of your Galaxy S duos must be checked before starting the flashing process. This is necessary as low battery life may increase the risk of interruption when the flashing process is going on. So I recommend all the users to charge the battery of your phone at least upto 60%.
- The most important thing before doing any flashing process is Backup. Backup your entire data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, memos etc. on SD card or you may copy them on PC for more safety. Don’t ignore this as in the last step of this procedure you need to wipe all the data and cache currently present on your phone memory so you’ll not be able to get back your data once you flash the firmware.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your Phone by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- For properly detecting the phone by your PC it is must that you install mobile specific drivers on your PC. This will easily detect the phone when you connect it to PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase. Or just manually install them from link given below.
- You must disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC temporarily. They may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 to Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich firmware:
Step 1: Download both the zip files given above on your PC and extract them in a specific folder.
Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy S duos completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: You need to enter into downloading mode now. For doing so, keep pressing and holding ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the keys once you see the message.
Step 4: Now just press Volume Up to continue. This will directly land you into downloading mode. Keeping the device in downloading mode itself, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 5: Now launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader v3.09′ software which you’ve just downloaded and extracted. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section of Odin (located at top left corner) will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that the connection between PC and phone has been established successfully. But if such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the device drivers. So immediately check whether device specific drivers are properly installed on your PC or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given in Pre-Requisites.
Step 6: Tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin software. Do not tick or un-tick any other option. Remember that ticking Re-Partition option may brick the phone. Don’t forget to take these crucial precautions before going ahead.
Step 7: Now, tick against ‘AP’ button and navigate to the tar.md5 file from the firmware package & select it (The firmware file may look something like: S7562XXBNE2_S7562ODDBNE1_INS.tar.md5). Wait till Odin verifies the md5 hash. If it’s successful then there won’t be any warning message.
Step 8: After doing everything as mentioned above, initiate the flashing process by clicking on the Start button located on the Odin software. This will actually start the process and your phone will automatically reboot itself. Do not interrupt the process by removing the USB cable.
Step 9: Be patient until the process completes fully. It will hardly last for few minutes. As soon as it completes, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with a message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 4.0.4 ICS XXBNE2 firmware on your Galaxy S Duos S7562. The process completes here. So 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 phone and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Gotcha! The latest Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich XXBNE2 firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562. You can confirm it by navigating to Menu->Settings->About Phone. This stock ROM can be flashed whenever you come across any bug or issue through Custom ROM. As it is an official firmware, no bug or error present rather you’ll find few performance enhancements. So enjoy this completely new and Android 4.0.4 ICS full feature packed firmware on your device. Don’t forget to share your views and opinions after using it. I have made this article very simple to understand, still if you have any doubts or problem while performing the process then do inform me through the comments section given below. I’ll try to provide an exact solution for your each problem. Till then Enjoy! 🙂