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

Finally, Galaxy Grand Duos i9082 is receiving Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official firmware. We are waiting long on Samsung to release Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Grand Duos. This is the great news for those who had tested the previous leaked firmware on Galaxy Grand Duos and found issue, your issues are now solved with the official JB firmware. The Android 4.2.2 official firmware for Galaxy Grand Duos is now available by OTA(Over-the-air) or via Kies. Check out more firmware details and install guides after the break.

The new firmware, coded XXUBMGA for Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 international version. In this firmware, you can enjoy all the new features of Android 4.2.2, like improved status toggle in notification bar, new lock screen widgets, daydream screensaver mode and more. We think the Android 4.2.2 should improve overall performance of your Galaxy Grand Duos, another tip top performance.

The new firmware is rolling out in Russia. If you are not with Russia version of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, the firmware is still working good, you may just need to wipe all your data in phone if you encounter problem. Drop us comment to highlight your issue if have any. If you are one of those who installed the leaked firmware, you can now follow our tutorial to update your devices to official Jelly Bean firmware which probably solved all the issues you found in the leaked firmware. In this XXUBMGA firmware for Galaxy Grand Duos, you can get back your dual sim features as well. Use the manual update method to install the official firmware. We advise you to make a full wipe before installation.

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 XXUBMGA 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:

Firmware details:
Download: XXUBMGA firmware for Galaxy Grand Duos ( | 905.5 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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  • androidteen

    I agree that sometimes upgrade doesn’t improve performance but only added new features. Instead, I advise you to downgrade your device back to 4.1.2 if you wish.

  • Kristel Gutierrez

    how long should the “downloading… do not turn off target!!” takes place? in my phone its been more than an hour and still downloading… is that normal or i did something wrong?