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Install SGS2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830

The Galaxy Ace can be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean through a custom ROM. Use this tutorial and learn how to do it without losing any important files in the process. Make sure to read all info and, if you cannot complete the update then you can ask for extra instructions by posting in our comments field.

This custom ROM is labeled SGS2 Jelly Bean and it is based on Samsung Galaxy S2 ROMs. Take a look at its most important features: Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean UI, TouchWiz 4 UI, ICS transitions, SGS2 wallpapers, icons, startup and shutdown animations, sounds, ported apps, Jelly Bean themed applications from SGS 2 and SGS3, Jelly Bean UI status bar, EDT battery tweak, Smooth Scroll Mod, CRT, SGS2 widgets, re-enabled button lights, CallScreen ICS modded, 4.2.2 JB status bar ported, ICS patter lockstyle, brightness bard, SGS3 music player and many others.

In order to successfully flash this custom ROM to your Galaxy Ace, you will need to read the preparation guidelines below:

  • use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Ace model number S5830. Don’t attempt to install this SGS2 JB custom ROM on the S5830i smartphone. 
  • The Galaxy Ace you’re about to update should be rooted and running the CWM Recovery image. Without these you won’t be able to flash the Update files.
  • Use the custom Recovery mode and create a full Nandroid backup of your current ROM. This will set a restore point for your phone and you can use it in case you don’t like how the new OS runs for your device.
  • The tutorial will ask you to factory reset your device, which is why you will have to backup your SMS, Call logs and other similar data. Use some of these tools for all those backup actions: SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore | AppBack for Android application. Note that some of these apps will ask for root access, which you have to grant it for them when asked.
  • Sync your Gmail account with the Contacts data and you will not lose any important phone numbers and other data from your People app.
  • Enable USB Debugging option from the Android Developer Options menu.
  • Make sure that your phone’s battery charge level is over 50%, this will prevent the phone from powering off in the middle of the updating process. In case your device does power off, then you will be forced to repeat the entire tutorial starting with step 1.
  • We can’t be blamed in case you brick your phone or you lose any files in the updating process. It is a guide for advanced users and you need to install the new ROM only when you’re sure that you can complete the guide with success.
  • Read the entire post and use the comments section to ask for any help in case you cannot complete the install.

Now that you know all of the above, I think that you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to install SGS2 JB Android 4.2.2 custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830:

  1. Download the custom ROM from HERE. Save the file on your computer without extracting its contents.
  2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB data cable. Move the ROM on to its internal SDcard and after that you need to disconnect the Android phone from computer.
  3. Power off your Galaxy Ace now.
  4. Boot it into CWM Recovery mode. Press the Home button and Power at the same time to boot the CWM Recovery mode.
  5. When the main menu of the custom Recovery appears you need to select ‘backup and restore’ option. Create a NANDROID backup of your current ROM. When done, get to the next step.
  6. Select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option and confirm this process.
  7. Now, select ‘install zip from SDcard’ and after that select ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Find the SGS2 JB ROM zip file and confirm its installation.
  8. When the ROM is installed you have to return to the main menu of the CWM Recovery mode.
  9. Select ‘reboot system now’ option and wait until the new ROM finished the first boot process and the phone loads the new home screen.
  10. Enter the Google Account details and take full control over your device once again.
  11. Test all of its functions and return here to tell us if you found any bugs while using the SGS2 Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Ace S5830.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to successfully flash this new custom ROM for your Android device.

If the first boot process takes more than 5 minutes to complete or the device enters a boot loop sequence, then you will have to power off the smartphone completely. Remove its battery and then repeat re-insert it after 5 seconds. Then, you need to repeat the entire tutorial once again and, this time, you have to make sure that you won’t skip any steps in the process. Use the comments section to ask for more help in case you cannot complete the update. I will try to come up with the best solution for your device.

If you don’t like this new ROM, then you will have to simply boot into CWM Recovery, open the ‘backup and restore’ option and then restore the NAND backup of your previously installed ROM. I hope that you found this guide useful and that from now on you know how to properly flash a brand new Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ROM on your Galaxy Ace S5830 smartphone.

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  • Diego

    Thank you Andrei, do you have a list if things that don’t work with this custom ROM? before I flash my cell I’d like to know if my camera, wifi, tethering, etc. will work correctly.

  • Erock

    awesome works perfectly!! thanks

    • DIPU

      ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? EVERYTHING IS OK

  • Ronny

    Hi, Would like to know will my camera and wifi settings works fine after the upgradation.

  • Siddhartha

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  • Siddhartha

    S’Periance´ Final – Best Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace – http://mycoolfundas.blogspot.in/2013/04/speriance-final-best-custom-rom-for.html

  • bigzee

    Everything works fine! Wifi, camera tested, ok!

  • Peter

    at last a great one… thanks from Hungary… 🙂

    • bigzee

      big up to Hungary! 🙂

  • Manish Shah

    Its an awesome update.. My Ace is working so smooth and flawless in the new Avatar.. Thanks a lot to you ! 🙂

  • artur

    który to przycisk zasilania?

  • Shiva

    This has loaded successfully and is working well. However this does not seem to be the exact replica of sgs2. I have a sgs2 which has been updated to the 4.1.2 jb kernel 3.0.31-1013542, however the s5830 has been updated with 4.2.2. Jb kernel This version on s5830 misses a few applications. Thanks

  • When I boot it into CWM recovery mode I do not have backup and restore option,what should I do ?

    • I’m having this problem too. Have you found the solution @facebook-100002235389220:disqus. Or is there anyone who can help us?

    • Dhanamjai

      I’m also having the same problem.. Can any one help me soon..

  • roni

    Thanks, I was able to do this (first time I try this thing), everything seem to work but the GPS, any idea? did any one else has this prob?

  • Michael

    Why i cant download Subway surf :(((
    it says “Your device isn’tcompatible with this version :((
    pls help
    P.S i follow the steps and get Android 4.2.2

    • even though you’ve got android 4.2.2, your phone’s system may not be meeting the system requirements of the game. 🙂 sorry

    • Justin Saphal Shrestha

      Can you please send me software which you have downloaded in your device..please..

  • Manish Shah

    I have experienced low Sound after the update. Message tone, Notification tone, other sound volumes are also low.. Developers kindly look into the issue.. Apart from this, everything is super fine

  • channi parhar

    lot of thanks…….

  • Jazzie

    Works really well but I can’t seem to get predictive text/T9 to work, that’s about all that I can find, I will keep trying to get it to work though, any suggestions? Also I can’t seem to get the music I put on my phone to play through the music player. Thank you heaps for that by the way! I couldn’t send text messages before on gingerbread for some reason without having to turn the internet off my phone every time :/

  • aki sweet

    my phone is not able to reboot now…..in the end of installation it is written that it is done but now it is not rebooting

    • Luke

      Did you fix this? Mine won’t start either…..

  • VINSHU0099

    Hey buddy, I am not able to access some of the applications on this custom rom.
    Like the game subway surfers, temple run II… etc .
    plz, fin out any solution?

  • DeepField

    You say that the process is not suitable fire the S5830i. how about the S5830L? Will I brick my phone if I try it?

  • Dhanamjai

    When I boot it into CWM recovery mode I do not have backup and restore option,what should I do ?

  • fge1951

    After the installation, it works perfectly, Samsung Kies does not recognize the device. Is it normal?. Should we make any changes?.

    Thank you very much for your help

  • vijay

    everything is working very cool but if I install more apps, my sd-ext is not using. Then how to use sdext partition of SD card.

  • Viral

    not working after update my phone not start

  • My phone done updates but now won’t reboot, stuck on Samsung startup screen. I tried putting in recovery mode but it won’t! Please help

    • sushil

      same prob with me

    • saaa

      search for unbrick, because your phone is bricked now

  • Ken

    Hi, when I apply update from sdcard, it run the ROM and a second or 2 later, it return the following message:

    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    And after I reboot system now, the os is still the old one.

    Any suggestions?

    • Ken

      Never mind, I think I forgot to root the phone, it seems that I am able to do the installation after the phone been rooted. And turned out I have to re-install the second time to make the phone run smooth. Now the phone seems running perfect after the 2nd installation. Thanks.

  • you have written “use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Ace model number S5830. Don’t attempt to install this SGS2 JB custom ROM on the S5830i smartphone. ” why ? are model n.o S5830i & S5830 not same?

  • anonymous

    my phone got stuck on the samsung galaxy ace logo! what the fuck man!

  • Nidhin

    hey when i install the rom…an error message come up saying that installation was aborted status 7….what should i do ????plz help me

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  • Kristian

    Thanks, took a bit of research but worked in the end. very pleased with the new firmware

  • jeet


    Hi,all things are good but the music player dont show full functionality.I am used galaxy ace the playlists are not shown in music player.

  • james

    My phone isnt working its stuck on the samsung logo fahhhhhhh its ther any way it can be fixxed?


    Sir i have samsung ace s5830..i was try to update my android version 2.3.6 to 4.2…but after update by recovery mode when i was click on reboot it goes in dead mode..nthing happening..no recovery mode start and no download mode..and also phone not start…can u give me some solution for that…software update in dead mode…?

    • boys

      Hye u all… How to update android version 4.2.2? My fon samsung ace plus. Please…..

      • Kiran

        already he is in dead mode do u also like go dead mode

  • devon

    mine has stopped working after i tried restoring and i cant get in to recovery mode what do i go ???

  • David Shannon

    how do i add a passcode lock to my phone? it’s not in the settings?

  • callum

    i cant find download link 🙁

  • beth

    the link doesnt work to download it?

  • Niraj

    i don’t like this Android 4.2.2 . how can i go back my previous version….
    somebody help me please…

  • Galaxy S

    1. Download the custom ROM from HERE
    there is NO link. Can you please share the link?

    • Alexandre Maz

      me too i’m busy to know how can i do it.

  • sudesh kavlekar

    where is the downloading link

  • Alexandre Maz

    hi, how can i make download the rom?

  • Alexandre Maz

    hello someone to help me how can i download the rom, what have i to do?

  • Justin Saphal Shrestha

    I just cant update…can you guys send me your software which you guys has downloded…

  • me

    hi can anyone of you tell me how to download jelly bean to update my samsung galaxy ace gt 5830i/

  • ray

    please send the link to download custom rom