Galaxy Grand Duos I9082: Update Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Finally Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 users can cheer with the arrival of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update. According to India users, Android 4.2.2 firmware update is arrived by September 4, 2013 which is two days ago. Update notification will be pop-up on your device to indicate the availability of firmware update. You can choose either one of the three methods in this post to update your Galaxy Grand Duos to latest Android 4.2.2 firmware.

It is good to see official development for Galaxy Grand Duos despite of the fact that it is a mid range smartphone. We expecting few firmware update to this device in the future but ultimately remain at Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Nevertheless, you can always modify your device by rooting it and install custom rom. We will provide the root method once it is available. In the meanwhile, you must first updated your device to the latest Android firmware according to the guide below.

You may need to select the correct firmware from the Download section based on your region. A wrong firmware installed on your phone will cause the malfunction of basic call function and SMS service. This is due to the different CSC used in the firmware. You can either flashing again with the correct firmware or change the CSC. Now, let’s proceed to the guide to update Galaxy Grand Duos to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos i9082 international version support dual sim GSM with 5 inch wvga display screen. It empowered by 1.2GHz dual core Samsung Cortex A9 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear and 2MP front facing camera. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

New Features on Android 4.2.2 Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Grand Duos I9082

      • Android 4.2.2
      • Transparent notification bar
      • Smart Stay
      • Light effect by unlocking
      • Page Buddy
      • Day dream
      • Improved battery life

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We have total 3 ways to update your devices officially. They are update via OTA (Over-The-Air), update via Samsung Kies and manual update via Samsung Odin. Update via OTA and Samsung Kies are the easiest ways for update yet you have to wait the release from Samsung (It could takes up to a month of waiting). Manual update with Odin is the fastest way to get latest update yet need some additional manual installation steps. We will cover all 3 update methods in our tutorial.

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start. (HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos USB driver for Windows and install in your computer. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  5. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  6. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Firmware upgrade should not delete your device data yet you may experience inconsistent performance after upgrade. Optionally, we recommend you to make a backup and do a clean upgrade. For those come with leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware, make a full wipe in recovery before start. Ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.

Choose Your Update Methods:

Instructions: How To Update Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos via OTA

  1. Ensure you have stable internet connection (Wifi or data network) on your devices.
  2. Power up your device, go to android apps drawer, select Settings.
  3. Under Settings menu, select About device under System.
  4. Select Software update under About device.
  5. Select Update (Check for updates).
  6. You should see an update available, press OK to download and install. (Caution: Download with 3G will incur additional charges to your phone bill!)
  7. Your device will reboot automatically and complete installation.
  8. If you see “The latest updates have already been installed”, you have to wait for Samsung to release the OTA update.
  9. Check out manual updates which give you the fastest and latest firmware update.

Instructions: How To Update Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos via Samsung Kies

  1. Ensure you have stable internet connection on your computer.
  2. Download and install Samsung Kies on your computer.
  3. Power up your device and connect it to computer with USB cable.
  4. Open up Samsung Kies on your computer.
  5. Wait for Samsung Kies to detect your device.
  6. You should able to see New Firmware Upgrade is available at the home of Samsung Kies.
  7. Press on Firmware Upgrade button to proceed.
  8. Check the box to agree all the T&C about the upgrade and Press Start Upgrade to proceed.
  9. Wait download and installation to run. Do not disconnect your device at this moment.
  10. You should see your device running upgrade and reboot automatically.
  11. Upgrade is complete. (Check device firmware – Go to Settings -> About Device –> Android & Baseband version)
  12. If you see “This is the latest firmware” in Samsung Kies, you have to wait for Samsung to release the update via Samsung Kies.
  13. Check out manual updates which give you the fastest and latest firmware update.

Instructions: How To Manual Update Samsung Galaxy Grand Duo via Odin

If both OTA and Samsung Kies updates do not work for you, follow tutorial below to manual update your device with Samsung Odin. If you are with leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware, boot your device to Recovery mode, and make a full wipe before start tutorial below.

The firmware information is listed as below:


Iraq ( | 931.1 MB)

Saudi Arabia ( | 931.1 MB)

Turkey ( | 930.4 MB)

India ( | 931.6 MB)

Indonesia ( | 920 MB)

Philippines (Smart) ( | 920 MB)

Malaysia ( | 920 MB)

Thailand ( | 896.1 MB)

Vietnam ( | 920 MB)

  1. Download and extract in a folder in computer.
  2. Download and extract to get *.tar or *tar.md5 in a folder in computer.
  3. Power off your device.
  4. Enter Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button.
  5. You should see a warning triangle sign, press Volume Up to continue.
  6. You should see Odin Mode at the top and Downloading… , Do not turn off target!!
  7. Launch Odin executable file by double-clicking on Odin3 v3.07 exe.
  8. Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.
  9. Wait until Odin to show an “Added” message at the lower-left message box.
  10. After your device is detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the *.tar or *.tar.md5.
  11. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options & checked on Auto Reboot.
  12. Click Start button to flash *.tar or *.tar.md5 to your device. Monitor the flash progress on Odin.
  13. A green “PASS” message should show for a success flashing.
  14. Your device shall reboot automatically.
  15. Upgrade is complete. (Check device firmware – Go to Settings -> About Device –> Android & Baseband version)
  16. If you fail to flash *.tar.md5 firmware, remove the extension of *.md5 with only *.tar and try to re-flash again.
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