Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 Stock Firmware [Installation]
Update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 gets latest firmware XXLH4 Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). The firmware can be installed via Samsung Kies or through manual installation of Odin flashing tool. The firmware can be installed by Galaxy Ace 2 users in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and UK.

Have a look at the procedure below to install the Android 2.3.6 XXLH4 firmware on your Galaxy Ace 2. Please note that IBTimes UK will not be held responsible if you damage or brick your device.

To do list:

  • Ensure that you have installed the USB drivers for your Galaxy Ace 2
  • Enable USB debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging
  • Check whether your phone's battery has a charge of at least 80 per cent
  • Backup all your data
  • Finally, make sure that your phone is factory unlocked

Points to Remember:

  • The firmware and guide below are compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-l8160. Do not try this on other device
  • This is an official firmware update, which means on installing the update your device will lose root


  • Download Android 2.3.6 l18160XXLH4 and extract the file
  • Download Odin v1.85 on your phone
  • Turn off the phone and enter into Download mode. You can do so, by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons and then press the Power key until you see "downloading" on screen
  • Open Odin on your PC and connect the phone to PC while it is in the Download mode
  • On successful connection, you will see that one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow
  • Choose files which are to be flashed/installed on your phone. These files will be found from the extracted files in step 1

§ Click on PDA and choose file with CODE in its name

§ Click on Phone and choose file with MODEM in its name

§ Click on CSC and choose file with CSC in its name

§ Click on PIT and choose the .pit file

  • Check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset options in the Odin
  • In Odin, click on Start button to begin the installation
  • Your phone will now restart

Your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 should now be running Android 2.3.6 build XXLH4 software.

[Information Courtesy: Team Android]