Article Updated For latest firmware [Date: 30/11/2013]
If you are facing a lot of issues recently after updating to the official update Android 4.2.2 in Galaxy Grand Duos. You are not alone. Most of the users found this update lousy and nauseating. it was kind of bizzare that inspite of releasing the same software twice in very less time, Samsung was unable to solve the issue. Sussing that a number of people were reporting lot of issues regarding their Galaxy Grand Duos after they installed the new update, Samsung released another new update to solve all those problems.
Due to these inevitable problems appearing incessantly, some people were even barged to get a new smartphone. Few Common problems after Android 4.2.2 update was
- Gallery App not working or freezing of Gallery and camera app.
- Hanging of Galaxy Grand Duos after Android 4.2.2 Update.
- Smartphone becoming slower
- And several others.
However it seems that Samsung has taken care of that by releasing a new updating saying it was a stability update.
NOTE: Another Stability Update rolled out recently with the firmware version I9082XXUBMK3 as mentioned below in the picture. Make sure to update your smartphone to make the android 4.2.2 version on your galaxy grand duos more stable.
Also Read : Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos With Android 4.3
I have just installed the update and so far not facing any issues with my Grand. Hope to say this in future as well. I will be guiding you in this article how to install that.
You won’t be able to update it via the smartphone, it will through a message like the one shown below in the image.
Whenver you see something like this, it is clear that there are updates available for you. If there are no any updates then it will simply say that all the updates have been installed. So next time if you see something like this then make sure to check for any update by connecting your PC via kies. You will get notifcation from Samsung Kies like the image given below in case there is any update.
Note : This also somehow makes sure that Galaxy Grand Duos will not receive any further Android Major upgrades. So if you are expecting Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 Update in Galaxy Grand Duos, Chances are very close to impossible.
How to Get the latest stable firmware update for Android 4.2.2 in Galaxy Grand Duos
You will need a PC/Laptop with Samsung Kies or ODIN. We preferred the ODIN way. For the ODIN way. First you will need the latest update firmware for Galaxy Grand Duos. It does not change the Android version and is just the update over the previous one regarding the stability issue in Galaxy Grand Duos. It doesn’t matter which version you are currently running, you can directly update to this version.
Links for all the necessary software has been provided and you can see in the video how to do show.
This does not bring any kind of functionality addon or addition of new features but is mainly intended on removing the several performance issues faced by users after the update of Android 4.2.2.
Let’s start with the Update. You can choose the Kies way but in this way if there comes any problem you will need to start from the beginning. ODIN is the best way. Simply download the update firmware package from the link given below and the ODIN software, if you don’t have Samsung USB Drivers, Download and Install that as well.
Related : How to update Galaxy Grand Duos via Kies
Also Read : Get Android 4.4 Launcher ON Galaxy Grand Duos
NOTE : The firmware download link given at the end and the tutorial is based on the INU version, if you want to verify for your region Click on this link and search for model no i9082 , now look for your region name. Once you get that click on it to see if it says the same firmware version or not and also verify if it has been released after the last update you installed. If it is different then install the latest update.
Once you download the firmware, you can follow these steps of any number of times you want to install a fresh copy of the firmware.
Make sure you have USB Debugging options as checked in the developer options. In case you on’t find a developer option in the Settings >> More, read this article below.
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Once you are done follow the video. You may take a backup but it is not needed as this update won’t remove any of your files and everything will be same as it is. However you can take a backup of your personal files via Samsung Kies to be on the safe side.
Now that you have installed the update successfully, it’s time for you test this update if it solves all your previous problems or not.
Link to necessary softwares