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

Update Android 4.2.2 JB to Galaxy Grand Duos I9082

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 phones received Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, though its owners were expecting the latest Android 4.3 system instead. Until the new OTA update comes the Galaxy Grand Duos device has Android 4.1.2 platform, that’s meaning the 4.2.2 OTA release is not a huge operating system improvement, and it is coming only fit some minor changes and bug fixes, new features, new apps and battery drain solutions. Any way, during this step by step instructions guide we will teach you how manually flash the new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA ROM on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082.

For the following method, we will use ODIN software which is a special, complex and custom tool flashing tool developed and offered by Samsung.

So, before beginning the step by step guide some prerequisites and preparation guidelines for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos device are required to be followed first.

This new firmware is an official OS, so the warranty of the Galaxy Grand device won’t be affected or will not get void.

The root access and a custom recovery image as CWM recovery aren’t required for this step by step tutorial.

This guide is compatible with both locked and rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos devices.

If the Grand I9082 is currently rooted, after you’ll apply this guide the root rights will be revoked, but the best part is that for rooted devices after one official firmware is applied the warranty will be restored.

Don’t worry about the root rights, the new Android 4.2.2 JB XXUBMGA firmware can also be rooted, but you should use a suitable step by step rooting guide (we will provide you a guide soon, so stay close)

In order to conclude general aspects related the manually installation step by step guide here is what you need to know so far:

  • Samsung pushed out the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA firmware for its Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082.
  • The new update is being offered first for some countries (France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Germany, Spain, UK and Hungary).
  • So, if you want to install this new update and you didn’t receive an automatically OTA notification then a manually step by step guide is required to be use.
  • So, in order clearly understand what you have to know about this manually guide, make sure you won’t skip any step from this presented tutorial.
  • This step by step manually tutorial can be used for both version, rooted and u–rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos phones. (If the smartphone is rooted, after flashing the new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA OS, the root rights will be revoked and for gaining again the root you should re-root the device).

Next let’s see which pre-requisites are required to be followed first:

  • Firstly, backup all your data stored into device’s internal storage memory including EFS folder, the data might get wiped out, deleted or corrupted.
  • If you have installed a custom recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery, then make a Nandroid backup for saving your current ROM.
  • Download and install the appropriate Samsung Grand Duos I9082 USB drivers on your PC (a Windows based PC is required); also you can install the USB drivers by using Samsung KIES app.
  • So, you’ll use the USB cord, the PC and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos phone near of you.
  • Uninstall or deactivate temporarily, on both PC and Android device the antivirus, Firewall or any other security protection tools.
  • Make sure that the device’s battery is charged more than 70% power left.
  • From the next path: “Settings -> More -> Development Options -> USB debugging” enable the USB debugging mode option.
  • The official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA firmware has been specially released and works with Galaxy Grand Duos model number I9082 only. In case you’ll apply the same with an incorrect device you can brick them.

How to Install the Official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 XXUBMGA Firmware on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to

  1. Download the update file from here and save it in the PC.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and place the file on the desktop.
  3. Download ODIN, save it in your PC, unzip the same and install it.
  4. Run ODIN on the PC.
  5. Make sure that you have installed the Samsung Galaxy Grand drivers before going any further.
  6. Turn off the device
  7. Boot it into download mode. (Press and hold the power, volume down and home buttons simultaneous until the download mode is displayed.
  8.  Once the download mode is charged, connect the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos device to the PC using the USB cable. (Make sure that the ODIN app is running on the PC).
  9. After you have connected the Grand device to the PC, on ODIN app you should notice that the: ID:COM will be collared yellow or blue color, and the “added” message will be displayed. If not, that’s means the ODIN didn’t recognize the device, and you will have to disconnect the Galaxy Grand Duos device, close the ODIN app, change the USB port from PC and reinstall the USB drivers once again, after that repeat all the steps from the beginning until everything is working as explained above.
  10. Now, from ODIN app click on “PDA” option.
  11.  Browse, select and pick the update file from the location where you extracted the downloaded file.
  12. Make sure that the re-partition and f.reset time options are checked.
  13. Now, start the flashing process by clicking on the ODIN app’s “Start” button.
  14. Next, wait until the Android 4.2.2 firmware file is completely installed.
  15. In the end on ODIN app will be displayed the “pass” message and the ID:COM area will turn in green.
  16. Now you can safely disconnect the USB cable.
  17. Reboot the smartphone.


  • If ODIN might get stuck you have to do:
  1. Disconnect the device from PC
  2. Force restart the Grand device.
  3. Close Odin app.
  4. Reinstall the USB drivers.
  5. Repeat all the steps from the step by step guide from the beginning.
  • If the phone might suck or it is entering in a boot loop, for solving this issue you have to do:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Boot it into recovery mode (press and keep holding the power + volume + home buttons simultaneous).
  3. Then, from the recovery mode select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
  4. Now, return in the Recovery mode main menu and choose “reboot system now”.

Congratulation, you successfully completed the step by step manually method to install the new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMGA OS on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082.

For any other supplementary questions please use our comment section below.



  • Royston Fernandes

    Thanx .. now I have sucessfully updated my grand to 4.2.2 but I am not able to root it… can u just post the step by step methord to root it…

    • Kumar T

      i am to install, let me know the features you have in this fireware and improvements.

      • Santiago

        plug the Grand first then open ODIN.

        • Vivek Anand

          thnx bro..after everything seemed to fail, this tip finally worked…;)

    • ron

      hi how did you succeed. it steve true about the step12 .. is it really wrong. is teve right?

      • nahid

        Dont check the repartition button. Check the auto reboot and f.reset buttons. Select pda/AP and start… hope u will do it…

        • laxus00

          THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! <— just installed by following @nahid instruction

        • Prince

          help me bro..i m getting struct here..everytimes “FAIL” message is coming…what to do??? pls send me step by step info…

    • Prashant Jung Shah

      just root ur 4.2.2 device like u did in 4.1.2

      if u couldn’t do it then let me know i will help you step by step

  • irshad

    guys it didnt work for me

  • steve

    i keep fail at setupconnection, please help

    • cyclotron

      do not check re-partition, because there is no pit file included in this fimware package. force restart ur phone and re-install drivers and try the process again without checking re-partition.

    • eliegrand

      run odin as an administrator so that it can open usb ports to the device

  • steve

    step 12 are wrong,
    Make sure that the re-partition and f.reset time options are checked
    should be Make sure that the auto reboot and f.reset time options are checked. tested already on grand

  • nithin

    contacts are overlapping
    can i over cum it

  • Abhishek

    i am getting error when i click on start. It says cannot open the specified file. What shud i do??

    • steve

      extract it

  • mohit jani

    while processing “setup connection” and after error coming “FAIL” ..please help for update my device…

  • Saleh

    Yes. Don not check Repartition.
    Only check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time

  • Saleh

    It might fail some times, just restart your phone and retry

  • Deepak

    I am Getting Error of USB not recognize and ODIN has not detect phone what to do bro

    • cyclotron

      re-install drivers.
      remove the drivers using device manager. Unplug your phone, connect again. wait till computer install the drivers. then try again. don’t forget to restart your phone before flashing again.

  • Deepak

    thanks for help guys..I have successfully updates my Galaxy Grand with 4.2.2. thanks :) steve go procesural…if there is any problem then ask…where have you stucked?

    • k

      i get a FAIL and this message in ODIN ” Can’t open the specified file. (Line: 1949)”. please suggest what to do?

      • amit

        i got the same problem

  • kaboom

    Battery drain is worst in standby mode.

  • Shubham Panchal

    it was all successful. but when it got reboot their was no menu nothing.just i can see my setting and which was 4.2.2. and their was error unexpected error. please help

  • Javier De la Hoz

    Can I use it on my i9080 Galaxy Grand?

  • Nilesh Narodia
  • Sri

    Thank You for Sharing!!!!

  • Oscar Ferrer Jr.

    i get a FAIL and this message in ODIN ” Can’t open the specified file. (Line: 1949)”. please suggest what to do?

    • emilio

      Do not select re-partition unless you have a pit file..

  • Cris Bryan Loria

    i just updated my samsung galaxy grand software to the jelly bean 4.2.2 i9082 but after updating the multi window is no longer working,when you long press it never appear on the side screen anymore.What should i do?pls help me?Thank you!

    • bru

      i too have the same prob..

      • Rakesh AGrwal

        I too have the same problem

        • emilio

          enable multi window in settings

          • pradeep

            me facing same problem. multi window is no longer working.
            i try in settings but Multiwindow is not highlighted.. pls help

          • bharath

            Its working only in standard mode….not in easy mode….settings->my device->home screen mode-> standard mode

            I am also facing the same problem…dont know why samsung had taken this step….need to reconfigure all the home screen settings….really disappointed

    • Janak Ananthanarayanan

      Change home screen mode to standard

    • Cris Bryan Loria

      you need to restore factory reset :) that’s the solution..

  • Sanjay Kar

    After updating I am not able to activate multiwindow.. Pls help me out.. I tried to select it in display option but Multiwindow is not highlighted.. pls help

  • ak092

    Cant send mp3 file direct from music player after updating into 4.2.2 officialplz help guys

  • Sudha


    I have updated my Samsung galaxy grand to latest Jelly bean 4.2.2.As i have configured my mobile with my office email, i need to lock my screen with a pin.

    while unlocking the screen, phone getting vibrated.

    Please can someone help me to avoid that vibration…plz …plz …


    • SAJJAD


  • amit

    hey from where i got pit file?

  • pooja

    i have downloaded the kies firmware updates file. but my phone is showing screen of “downloading”… dont turn gadget off”
    what do i need to do now ?

    • mohamad

      Just run odin and complete the given steps , 4.2.2 is fantasticccccc it totally worth it

  • mousam

    I updated my galaxy grand from mobile directly,i just did is setting-about device-software update-and updated my grand to 4.2.2,i was regularly updating my phone through this,and till now no problem occured,hope my tips helps u people too,and this update is avialable in nepal.

  • Aarti Pahuja

    this update has a lot of flaws.
    1. no option of mute and conference when on call
    2. phone vibrates when unlocking it.
    3. no multi window.
    4. you cant crop pictures through gallery.

  • mohamad

    I updated it to 4.2.2 its all fantastic but i cant share any thing (through whatsap,viber…. ) any solution for this please ?

    • Mhd All

      i’m facing th same prob ,and need ur help

      • mohamad

        Remove ur sd card , scan it through any anti virus( i prefer to format it) reinsert it again and problem solved…

  • nelson

    please, tell me if it works on i9082L (latin america)


  • shreeram

    in my grand recovery mode is not working, when i start recovery mode it shows no command ,
    someone help me to correct this………..

  • Dinesh Paudel

    there are 4 md5 file and one pit file after extracting, which one to put in PDA.Please help me

  • Parthiban

    i upgrade the new os in my grand mobile by using 3G network. after updated the new version i can’t open google + skype and many other apps. please anyone give me the solution to fix the problem

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  • Karlaaa ?

    When I wipe cache partition it, my phone says error. What should I do?

  • srm31

    I installed the latest update on my grand and its lagging a lot after that ive tried factory reset twice it still lags a lot n all the apps and system is crashing repeatedly plzz help downgrade…

  • Konstantinos Sarampalini

    problem with gps programs (sygic,don’t panic). but the google maps working well..please help

  • lee

    My samsung i9082 when use gps function always restart phone . Any solutions

  • Nikoo Asg

    my pics wont upload or send for example my viber says”the selected file appears to be unsupported or corrupted. please try another one”my instagram says file couldn’t be download .and its all for pics that I took after updated it means I haven’t any problems with pic that I took before update. and the format didn’t change.help me please :(((

  • NavinKumar

    I updated my Samsung Galaxy Grand Dous GTI9028 Via “About Phone->Update Software” option.
    But.. After updating to 4.2.2 from 4.1.2 my phone structs so much.. It often hangs and restarts by its own. that too when turning on my Wi-Fi, my phone stops responding for so long time.. :( ;(.. Pls help me..