Well GSA is a very nice phone but its still lacking official JB, better you go ahead with S3 Mini as it has latest design, pre installed JB and also more ram and better processor. If you are willing to spend some more cash from your pocket then go ahead with S3 mini, now difference is price is also not much. Both are nice phones just choose which suits you
I also need to know which one is better, S advance or S3 mini?, i'm planning to buy one of those, thanx in advance
Just installed serbian jellybean.. now I m loving my phone even more.. no real cons I found till now.. evtything is smooth as butter
Why the Ram shown in Taskbar of SGSA is 555MB only instead of 768?
& almost 50% is used by apps already.
Is there any way to increase it?
AnonD-101569, 26 Mar 2013Hi DrLithium, Can you please upload a video of your new Jellebean Version of SGSA in Youtube ... moreWell, i have just described the whole process. I will post the video soon probably today, no problem.
Just registered to share my experience as like many others i was also frustrated with gingerbread.
If somebody wants to upgrade then follow these steps.
Fully charged Galaxy S Advance phone (I9070) – Make sure your phone is fully charged or atleast >60% battery capacity. (This doesn’t work with I9070P)
USB Data Cable.
Backup your android phone because after flashing this firmware, we need to factory reset our phone.
Risk: Sometimes things may go wrong, so proceed at your own risk..
download russian firmware XXLPZ from:
After this download ODIN form here
Extract both the zip files with winrar.
Turn off your phone.
Now press volume down key+ home key + power button together simultaneously for few seconds until you get haptic feedback from your phone i.e. until your phone vibrates to enter download mode. Now press volume up key to confirm that you want to proceed ahead when asked to do so on the screen.
Launch ODIN program on your computer. Make sure Samsung Kies program is not running on your computer at that time. If it is, just close Kies.
Connect Galaxy S advance phone with usb data cable to your comuter.
In ODIN program, you’ll see a box colored with com number indicated. In the log section of ODIN program, it’ll display Added message. This indicates that your phone is successfully detected by ODIN program.
Click on PDA button and browse to the firmware extracted folder and select the firmware file…..I9070XXLPZ_I9070SERLPZ…. )
Hit on Start Button. You’ll see the download progress bar moving on your phone. Wait for sometime. Since this is major release, you might have to wait a little longer.
After flashing everything, ODIN will reboot your phone automatically and display PASS message in its box.
Done. When phone starts again, it’ll take time to start. It’ll display that Android is upgrading and optimizing apps.
You’ll be presented with Set-up wizard where you’ll have to enter certain details, select your language, enter your samsung account details, etc.
After completing everything, you’ll find that all your previous apps, messages, contacts are intact. Well, don’t be hopeful because you might face several problems like no network connectivity after flashing jelly bean firmware on Galaxy S Advance, or the UI screen very laggy, or excessive RAM usage, etc. To solve such issues and to experience speed Jellybean butter effect, you have to factory reset your phone. So, Switch Off your phone. Press Volume up key + Home button + power key together simultaneously to enter recovery mode. Use volume up/down key to navigate through the options and power key to select/execute a particular option. Select Wipe Cache here. Now select Factory Reset. Now Select Reboot. Galaxy S Advance will reboot in normal mode. After successful start, you’ll be again presented with Set-up wizard. Here, select English language first of all as the defaul will be russian. Now proceed as usual with other details.
Done! Now enjoy and experience JellyBean on Galaxy S Advance phone in any country. Do tell us what’s new in jellybean for galaxy s advance. We’ve found speed improvement, RAM addition (about 100mb more RAM), Zoom support in Camera, Pop up Play support, Smart Dial feature, Shortcuts on Lockscreen, Nature UX Touchwhiz UI, etc. Unfortunately, Smart Stay feature is not there.
Next process is to root the device, its simple
download the root pack from http://d-h.st/ook
place it in your SD card then switch off your phone.
Go into recovery mode by pressing volume up, home button together then power on button until android logo comes.
In recovery go to update from sd card using volume rocker and select with power on button, then select root.zip from sd card and then select with power button, your phone will root after completion of process, press reboot system. When your phone will start it will show you SU in apps that means your phone is rooted.
then download "seeder.apk" from 4shared install it.
Select on, then select start on boot and then select aggressive.
Enjoy your jellybean.
If any problem in any step dont hesitate to ask.
AnonD-129274, 26 Mar 2013I have updated to Jellybean latest version and then I rooted my phone now its working like a c... moreHi DrLithium,
Can you please upload a video of your new Jellebean Version of SGSA in Youtube and provide Link here??Showing all JB features
I have updated to Jellybean latest version and then I rooted my phone now its working like a charm, no lag issue, no network or camera issue. All you need is just root your phone and install seeder and dxtoolbox then your phone will fly and you will never go back to gingerbread. Jellybean is awesome and butter smooth.
I have been using this phone for 5 months now and like all you people I was also waiting for Jellybean in Saudi Arabia, but its like it will never come then I decided last week to update it manually with official russian rom.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2013Hi friends...pls advise which one is better? S advance or S3 mini? am confused.....For sure S3 mini. I have S Advance and it in the company repair center due to signal drop issues.
amit, 24 Mar 2013plz tell me which one to buy either samsung s duos or s advanceGo for s advance . S dues's proccesar is single core.
S advance is dualcore so nice good looking phone only minus point os is gingerboard wating for jellybean overall 8/10 phone
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2013Hi friends...pls advise which one is better? S advance or S3 mini? am confused.....S 3 is good.
shn22, 26 Mar 2013i purchased sgsa last week. Its awesome. I got one query. I noticed that in some samsung andro... moreIts available in Jelly bean Version..(You can update OS within one or two months)
SGSA comes with android version Gingerbread 2.3.6
i purchased sgsa last week. Its awesome. I got one query. I noticed that in some samsung android phones, they can scroll icons sideways in that notification drop down. But in my mobile its not there. Please clarify.
Can anyone suggest hvga games for s advance? What websites do you usually download games?
GT-I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 to Jelly Bean
GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance to Jelly Bean
GT-N7000 Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean
Confirmed from Samsung.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2013Hi friends...pls advise which one is better? S advance or S3 mini? am confused.....you better wait for s iv mini.