How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware I8160XXMC8

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is not forgotten by both Samsung and third party developers since Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I8160XXMC8 firmware is officially released by Samsung recently. It is not to mention that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware might be the last cross-version update supported from official development. Nevertheless, we can still count on the famous third party development support from XDA which provides us lot of tweak and custom rom to play with.

So for today, we are going to show you the complete guide to root Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I8160XXMC8 stock firmware. Please be reminded that your device must be running the exact firmware version before following our guide below. Flashing unsupported firmware of different Galaxy Ace 2 model on your device may eventually resulted in bricked device. By following the tutorial below, you must understand and know exactly what is going to happen on your device.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is featuring 3.8 inches PLS TFT display, Samsung NovaThor U8500 Dual-Core 800MHz processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and 5MP rear camera. It is running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread out of the box. It can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMC8 Stock Firmware

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 Ace 2 I8160 (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 Ace 2 USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. 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: You do not need to wipe your device but we always suggest your backup before flashing. Perform wipe data only if you face problem after flashing. Ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. Root Package ( | 1.37MB) – Source


  1. Download in computer.
  2. Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.
  3. Copy and paste into external SD card.
  4. Unplug your device from the computer and power off.
  5. Enter Stock Recovery Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Up key, Home button, and Power button.
  6. Select apply update from external storage from the Recovery menu using Volume Up or Down.
  7. Locate in the external SD card.
  8. Press Power button to confirm.
  9. Select Reboot System Now after flashing.
  10. To enter CWM recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down, Home button and Power button.
  11. Download root checker to check your root status.

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