Root Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 I8160 on Jellybean 4.1.2 XXMC8 Firmware


Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 I8160 has been officially updated with Jellybean 4.1.2. now users want to root their device on this firmware can follow the article for it otherwise you may ignore or bookmark the page to root later. We would say to root the device to get the previlage of using root accessed apps and flashing custom ROMs. Do not forget to check the model by settings -> about phone and scroll down. And also the firmware you are on must be XXMC8 and that can be checked by tapping on settings-> about phone -> firmware version.

Note that rooting Galaxy ACE 2 will lose its warranty and can only be returned back by applying the stock ROM through Odin procedure. Any damage or loss of apps or files will not be the responsibility of Pamandroid.


  • Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 I8160 with XXMC8 firmware
  • Computer with internet connection
  • Backup must be done in case of loss and that includes SMS, contacts, call logs, apps, songs, videos etc.
  • Make sure the battery is charged upto 40% or more and that do not shut done in the middle
  • Enable the USB Debugging by settings-> application-> development and tick out the box

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 I8160

Step 1: First make sure the model number and the firmware version is same as per the requirement and then attempt to root it.

Step 2: Download the rooting package for xxmc8 firmwared Galaxy ACE 2 ( in computer with odin ( Do the extraction of both the files and place them in desktop.

Step 3: Double click on the Odin exe file and connect the device via USB cable. But before that switch off the device and press the Volume down key+ middle button + power button together. Release the buttons when the green android robot appears on screen. Then you must connect the device.

Step 4: In the odin panel the ID: COM turns yellow and it means the device is successfully connected and its time to click on PDA and select the tar file and come back to hit the Start. Wait for few minutes and the device will reboot automatically.

Step 5: Detach the cable and sign in to Google account to download and install Root checker app from Google Play store. Tap on the app to check whether the rooting is successful or not. If its not then again follow the step 3.

Congratulations you have successfully learned the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 I8160 on Jellybean 4.1.2 XXMC8 Firmware.


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