S5301XXANB1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware for Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301- How to Install

S5301XXANB1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware Last Updated on 3-Mar-2014. Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301 users can now update their device with the latest XXANB1 Android 4.0.4 ICS official firmware. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is S5301XXANB1. The Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 Smartphone was released  with Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and yet to receive Jelly Bean firmware. Here we have the latest available official firmware for the device. If you own the Smartphone and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the S5301XXANB1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware manually through Odin. You can also check  latest available firmware for your device through OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update.
If your Galaxy Pocket Plus already running on Android 4.0.4 ICS, you can only expect few bug fixes and performance enhancement with this update. So, want to update your Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 to the latest XXANB1 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for OTA update as mentioned above or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.0.4 XXANB1 firmware on your Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 through Odin.

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".

Android 4.0.4 ICS S5301XXANB1 Official Firmware Download List

Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301 model.

Nordic Countries/Finland: S5301XXANB1_S5301NEEANB2_NEE.zip

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available]

Pre-Requisites:

  • Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver

Points to be noted:

  • If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
  • Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
  • After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.0.4 S5301XXANB1 official firmware on Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301.

How to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS Official Firmware on Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.0.4 XXANB1 Firmware for Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.07 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Pocket Plus S5301 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5
  9. In Odin screen, click on PDA button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: S5301XXDLJ5_S5301ODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
  10. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
  11. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  12. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  13. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  14. Finish
Congrats! you have completed the tutorial to update Android 4.0.4 ICS official firmware on Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your Galaxy Pocket Plus should now running on the latest Android 4.0.4 ICS build version XXANB1. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. If you stuck in any point or find any issue with the download link, then feel free to contact with us using the comment form below.
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4 comments:

  1. when updating the firmware to the latest version, does will delete my all of my data??

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  2. are you provided any firmware for an indian region? pls tell me

    ReplyDelete

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