If we install jellybean manually without .pit files then the ace 2 will have 486 mb RAM in jellybean,so phone suffers from lag.
This freaking SAMSUNG has deceived us all...let us also annoy it by flooding its inbox with our comments and queries on Jellybean in ACE 2. Now all of us should contact samsung support for that. Are you ready frens???????
i have upgraded my ace 2 from Gingerbread to jelly bean uk firmware & there is no problem till now, there is only 1 issue to mount my sdcard to extsdcard (directory bind) not working.
All jelly bean versions are full of bugs very slow and consumes RAM very much dont upgrade to jelly bean stay in stock gingerbread for stable and fast operation
toru, 01 Jun 2013Which OS Is the best for ace 2 GB or jellybean please share with us who already updated their ... moreFrom my experience using my Galaxy Ace 2 running Jelly Bean, I think stay in Gingerbread is a good choice.
1. Leak Jelly Bean (XXMB4)
I had tried it, it lags in many area, consumed many RAMs. Skype had notification. No problem with SMS notification.
2. Jelly Bean Portugal (XXMC8)
I had tried it. First time, it good, almost no complaint, but several days it became lag, messaging is slow, had ever experienced bad lag that almost can't be stopped when streaming YouTube, browsing via Chrome, and play AVP: Evolution. Consumed many RAMs. But Skype was still has notification. No problem with SMS notification.
3. Final Indonesia Jelly Bean (XXMD4)
Well, it goods in messaging, better performance compared to Portugal Jelly Bean. But these the lack of this firmware I think:
a. No notification on Skype (icon shown on the top. But, when I received IM,I can hear the sound (no notification IM that appears on the top)
b. I experienced bad lag again streaming YouTube yesterday (I thought that happen when the free RAM was low), bad lag too when play Dark Avengers (sometimes). The bad lag was like in Portugal Jelly Bean, almost couldn't be stopped.
c. Consumed RAM, say I just have 2 or 3 chattting applications that I download, the device just give me free RAM not more than 160 MB, sometimes below 110 MB. Gingerbread was better, gave me more than 200 MB free RAM.
d. Now, the notification for SMS not working since yesterday. All settings are alright, the delivery report is not working, only vibrate that tells me. If the vibrate is turned off, no sound, but it receives text message (there is number 1 on the message icon when I receive message). I had tried restart my device, it is still the same, no notification on the SMS. Any idea?
So, stay in Gingerbread is better. But, if there is smartphone is preloaded with Jelly Bean when it it released, that's maybe better.
Which OS Is the best for ace 2 GB or jellybean please share with us who already updated their device from GB to Jellybean.
thealliens21, 31 May 2013well i am no longer waiting for the JB in my country an decided to get the UK Jelly update but... morePlease tell us if you have any serious issues(bugs) in this JB firmware. Thanks :-)
Well, my review again on Jelly Bean Indonesia (I8160XXMD4).
Skype doesn't appear again in above notification, but when people send IM, you can hear it. WhatsApp, when friends send you message, it appears in notification, not pop up again.
well i am no longer waiting for the JB in my country an decided to get the UK Jelly update but first i installed the MB2 and then the uk mc8 and i can tell you that is great so far!
AnonD-63994, 31 May 2013Which jellybean is lagging the one made official by samsung for upgrade through the phone itse... moreI had tried Jelly Bean Portugal, downloaded from www.samsung-updates.com, it had bug problem, lag.
AnonD-63994, 31 May 2013Which jellybean is lagging the one made official by samsung for upgrade through the phone itse... moreAll of them are lagging, because actually JB is NOT recomended for Galaxy Ace 2 hardware. GB is more better
Which jellybean is lagging the one made official by samsung for upgrade through the phone itself or the jellybean from an external source(samfirmware)flashed to the phone??
Jelly Bean baseband version I8160XXMD4 is better than Portugal Jelly Bean (TMN),but it consumes many RAMs, I experienced bad lag when streaming YouYube (picture almost not responding, but the sound was keep running) several hours ago till my device restart itself, at that the free RAM is a little. After restart, I tried streaming YouYube again, it was normal again, but there was a little lag (Gingerbread is faster). I think that's influenced by the RAM too.
Jellybean on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
My experience so far is things seem to be working ok.
Facebook slightly slower to startup but no big deal.
What is annoying is the texting app built in when using predictive text input none qwerty (3x4 layout pad).
It now has NO add word option.
Can everyone please complain to Samsung about this as not everyone uses Qwerty or Tap Tap Text input.
Anyone who knows if there is a way to add a word while typing without going out of the app please advise me and everyone else thanks (only those using the official jellybean update please).
bern, 30 May 2013quick question, when upgrading to JB, are apps,messages files wont be affected at all? Thank youAs far as i know there are 2 type of updates .
one is OTA (over the air) which is done by phone software update .
second is using full update like flashtools which would be available with samsung .
Kies also update ,but before update it does ask for backing up your files .
so no need to worry your data files does not get affected , but if in case data lost you can restore it using kies restore and data will be avaiable in your new OS jelly bean .
if any more concerns , please do mail me .
bern, 30 May 2013quick question, when upgrading to JB, are apps,messages files wont be affected at all? Thank youIf upgraded via Kies or OTA I don't know. But, when I upgraded to Jelly Bean on Samsung Service Center, my downloaded apps, mesaaging, logs, were cleared, like factory reset.
quick question, when upgrading to JB, are apps,messages files wont be affected at all? Thank you
same has been released in china and portugal .
Model Country/Carrier Date Version PDA CSC Kies
GT-I8160 China 2013 March 4.1.2 I8160ZCUBMC4 I8160CHNBMC4
GT-I8160 United Kingdom 2013 March 4.1.2 I8160XXMC8 I8160BTUMC8
GT-I8160 Portugal (TMN) 2013 March 4.1.2 I8160XXMC8 I8160TMNMC3