1. BigBuilder99's Avatar
    Hi, I know this is an old, (try, ancient !), phone but I use it mainly for playing my MP3 collection. However, the firmware is old, old, and I've seen what a difference a firmware upgrade makes to the performance of the phone and the menu layout. And, no, I can't get this upgrade automatically in the UK for some reason that I can't figure out.
    So, I'm trying the manual install path and I've read the posts on the internet and have got as far as installing Odin 5.
    But when I try and download the .TAR file: XXMC8 Jelly Bean 4.1.2, I can't find a website that has it available despite visiting some (very), dodgy sites. Bizarrely, with some links I get re-directed to the Motion Picture Association of America. Very strange. I think someone may be watching me ?
    So, has anyone got the file or, a reliable link or, any other advice would also be welcome.
    Thanks.
    05-18-2018 10:40 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Samsung never wrote a version of 4.1.2 or anything later for the Ace 2, so you won't find any. If you're good, you can pull the hardware layer off the phone and add it to a cut-down version of AOSP to get something newer, but in a phone with about 2GB of total storage, you're not going to fit any decent current version of Android. (Even stripped down, Android runs over 4GB now.) Consider the phone a phone and mp3 player - that's about all it's good for now. ( Inoe, I have a Precedent - about the same size, and about as useless.)

    As for the MPAA redirects, you probably went to sites that, at one time, had movies for download, and as part of the court settlement, those sites became property of the MPAA. (It's illegal to download commercial movies.)
    05-18-2018 12:02 PM

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