This update has headed to the South and Central American region users over the air. There is no way of updating this by Samsung KIES. If you want to update manually, because you did not receive the update, then here is a guide to do that.

The new multi-window mode should come with this package. If you hold on the back button, you will get the application bar opening on the side panel. By default, this is going to be the left hand side. Now if we want to open one of them on the screen, then we click and drag it over. It will now take up half of the phone’s screen. Now we do the same process, but for another app of your choice and it will take up the next 50% of the screen. Now you have two things of your choice running at the same time. It has its obvious benefits like having statistics open on one side and the video on the other. That’s just one though, and there are many others that I’m sure you will find out about soon enough that have to do with your own interests instead.

Another feature for when you begin typing the URL to enter a web address is that a new keyboard will show up on the screen instead of using your normal one. It met with mixed results, and we may not see it again. Other brands have refused to take it as a good idea so you might not want to get too familiar with it. It will give you a small little keyboard in the center of the screen and those letters will then end up in the URL for you. It’s a good idea, but perhaps the keys are a bit too small for most adults, and this makes it worse than what it would have been to begin with before starting.

Doing this upgrade will mean you will lose any root access or custom ROM which you had installed. You will also obviously lose the previous firmware version. Backing up is paramount, so you do not lose your sensitive data.

Turn off any security programs that you might have installed on the computer and the Smartphone. Also turn off any firewalls that may be in operation on both. There is no threat by doing this because nothing; we are using has any viruses. It is only of concern if you are browsing the web, so it’s a good idea to close down any web browser you might have had running at the same time. There is no need to uninstall them and when you have completed this guide you can turn everything back on again. Inside of each program should have some simple buttons to do this with without any hassle.

 

Checklist

Because it’s a Galaxy handset, we also get to make use of the internal storage. For this little beauty, that means Micro SD card slot and this is where we want to back everything up. By including a reader, we can then back everything up to a computer and store it in its own folder.

Download and install the up to date Samsung USB drivers from here.

Enable USB debugging by navigating to Settings > About Phone > Tap build number 7 times until the develop option appears.

The Galaxy S2 will be plugged into the Windows-based computer when you are using ODIN. There is no reason to have a lot of battery left before you starting for this reason. You should finish the guide with more battery power than when you started.

If you are only trying to update manually because you don’t think it has arrived OTA for you yet, then head over to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and double check before you start. Sometimes it can be there, and you didn’t realize. If it is there, simply confirm the automatic installation instead!

 Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 with UBLK1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

1. Download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean UBLK1. Be sure to have the Odin 3.07 tools and extract the files to your desktop.

– you can also save them to the C: Drive if you prefer to store them long term.

2. Providing there is no power on it, the mobile needs to go in Download Mode.

– press volume down + home + power options at the same time and don’t let go until the logo shows up on the screen.

3. Open up the ODIN, which we downloaded, and connect the Galaxy S Advance to the computer via USB cable.

How do I know if it connects properly? As long as your drivers are up to date, there should be no problem. That’s why I included a link to the USB drivers above before the guide. You should notice an added message appearing inside ODIN to show that the device has been picked up with no issues by ODIN. Remember, it is ODIN that we are worrying about, not simply connecting to the computer.

4. From the extracted file, you downloaded; you should find the I9070UBLK1 folder. Look for the code file and place it on the PDA inside the folder.

5. Only use the pit file if you can find it in this specific package. Don’t use it from a previous package. If it is not there simply leave it out.

6. If you are using the pit file, then check the re-partition box. If you are not, then leave it un-checked.

7. All users of this guide should check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes. Pit file, or no pit file.

8. Keep your eyes inside the ODIN tool and look for the start button. Clicking the option will confirm flashing the smart phone. Do this now, please?

9. Get yourself a cuppa because this may take a while. When it is complete, the phone will reboot automatically.

10. Remember to always right-click the USB symbol in the Windows taskbar and click on the green arrow that says ‘safely remove hardware’ when you hover the cursor over it. Now right-click > select the gray area >USB Mass Storage Device > stop button > select the flash drive in the ‘stop a hardware device’ section and click OK. It will now say ‘safe to remove hardware’ in a bubble that’s popped up on the taskbar.