The Samsung Galaxy Ace users might be disappointed as Samsung recently stated that there will be no Jelly Bean updates released for their handsets due to hardware limitations. This shouldn’t upset you though, as there will soon arrive numerous custom ROMs based on the latest Android 4.1 that will perfectly suit your Ace S5830. But for being able to flash an unofficial firmware, you should first learn how to root the Galaxy Ace. That is exactly what we will be doing today, as during this step by step guide I will show you how to gain root access over the Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 ROM.
It will be an easy process that can be completed in just a couple of minutes. You will have to flash a file from your custom recovery image, so the same should be installed on your phone. Anyway, more details about the proper method can be found in the steps from below. Before proceeding to that you should check the rest of my indications as there are some things you must know. I will talk about the risks that come with this operation along with some recommendations regarding to your personal info which is saved on the phone’s internal storage memory.
Gaining root access implies in making changes on the internal system of your Galaxy Ace S5830. Furthermore, one your device will be rooted, the factory restrictions will be removed and the OS unchained and opened for improvements. So, this can mean only one thing: the warranty will get void. Unfortunately, if you somehow manage to brick your smartphone, then you will be on your own. That’s why you should be extremely careful in what you do and always follow a tutorial suitable for your handset.
The warranty can be easily restored as soon as you decide to apply the stock ROM, or the official version of the Android firmware. Of course the root access will then be revoked and the factory restrictions restored. Anyway, you shouldn’t be scared by these aspects as bad things can happen only if you are doing things by yourselves, without consulting the steps. Another thing, ensure that you are completing the tutorial only for the Galaxy Ace model number S5830 and not for similar phones as you will brick them.
Now, you should root the Galaxy Ace if you want to obtain more from your smartphone. Having a rooted system means that you can perform other complex operations on your device. You can choose to install a custom ROM, which will power up the performances of your Ace, flash a beta firmware (Jelly Bean is on its way), or install different apps that requires root access. There are numerous advantages that come with a rooted OS, the unchained system being just one of them.
Before rooting you should ensure that your data is in safe hands. A wipe of the system will have to be made, so you can lose personal info. By using backup and restore apps you can save text messages, call logs, market apps, calendar info, contacts, images, videos, current ROM and a lot more. So, just perform a backup and then return here and resume the guide from this point. For how to guides, (backup ones) you can use our tips by searching through our previous posts. Also, feel free to talk with us for any other information.
You now know almost everything about the root procedure. What it’s left are the preparation operations. You will have to use the phone, its USB cord and a Windows running computer. On the PC and on the handset you should deactivate the security tools, like antivirus and Firewall protection. Then, the device should have at least 70% of its battery power remain. Also, on the Ace the USB debugging option should be enabled. Remember that a custom recovery image should be installed on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. With that you can start the root tutorial. The steps are below, so go ahead and begin the procedure.
How to Root Galaxy Ace S5830 that runs Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 ROM
- Get the root package from here and save it to the computer.
- Then, copy the same on your Ace.
- For this connect the smartphone with the computer by using the USB cord.
- As soon as the root file is copied on your phone, you can disconnect it from the PC (remove the USB cable).
- Then, reboot the Galaxy Ace and enter in recovery mode.
- For recovery mode press and hold Volume Up Key and OK button while powering on.
- Then, select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
- At this point pick the root file and select “yes” for beginning the operation.
- When done, return to the recovery menu, and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (this is why you need to do a backup first).
- In the end, choose “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
That was it; congratulations, as the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 that runs the Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 ROM is now rooted. You can now flash custom ROMs on your device or install different complex applications. Stay close as we will update you with how to guides suitable for your Ace as soon as beta Jelly Bean firmware comes out. Until then, do tell us how things worked with the rooting procedure and if there were problems during the steps.