Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 Value Pack XWKTM

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Even though the Samsung Galaxy Ace is not a high end smartphone there are many Android users who own this handset, the affordable price tag and its decent specs, making the Ace one of the most popular Samsung phone. So, its users should be interested in installing the latest OS updates available not only for receiving the latest Android features but also to power up the performances of their devices.

As you know there are many ICS and Jelly Bean custom ROMs suitable for your Galaxy Ace, though not all the upgrades are being stable ones. That’s why you should always know how to update your Ace with an official or stock ROM. We will be checking on the same, as the official Gingerbread 2.3.6 value pack XWKTM software has been released by Samsung. Furthermore, because the mentioned platform has been offered only for limited countries, I will show you how to complete a manual operation from which you can learn how to apply the official Gingerbread update on your Galaxy Ace S5830.

The best part related with an official update, like the present value pack XWKTM, is that the warranty can be restored in case it was previously voided. And, by flashing custom ROMs or beta firmware, you will surely void the warranty. So, by performing this step by step guide you will be able to install the latest and official Gingerbread OS for your Galaxy Ace and also you will be able to restore the factory restrictions and relock the bootloader of your device. As mentioned before, this means that the warranty will be regained. It will be a good idea to bookmark this page before installing unofficial software on your Ace, as if the ROM is not performing as expected or if there are major bugs in the system, you will be able to easily return to the stock Gingerbread 2.3.6 ROM (which is coming straight from Samsung, so no bugs and issues here).

As we are dealing with an official release of the Gingerbread platform, for applying the same on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 you will not have to previously root your smartphone. Therefore, you don’t have to unlock the system and to install a custom recovery image for succeeding with the present tutorial. Also, in case your phone is already rooted, then after applying the update, the root access will be revoked. Don’t worry as we will bring a suitable root guide for the new OS in the coming days, so stay close.

Even though you don’t have to root your device, a backup must still be completed first. As the Gingerbread update isn’t worldwide available, for flashing it on your Ace you will have to use Odin, which is a dedicated tool designed and used especially for this type of operations (but more about how to use Odin can be checked during the proper steps from below). Now, you will have to perform the backup; for that you can use our backup and restore guides (search through our how to section for the same) from which you can easily learn how to save the contacts, the text messages, the call logs, the EFS folder, the internet settings and more.

After backing up the data, you must ensure that you can use a Windows powered computer, your Ace and its USB cord. On the computer you will have to download and install Odin. Then, on the PC and phone, deactivate the security and protection tools like antivirus and Firewall; these programs can interfere with the update operation. Furthermore, on your Ace enable the USB debugging option by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”. Also, check the battery status of your handset: if there is less than 60% power left go and charge the battery before heading to the steps from below. Finally, don’t install the Gingerbread 2.3.6 Value Pack XWKTM on similar devices with the Samsung Galaxy Ace model number S5830 as you can end up in bricking your smartphones.

How to Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 Value Pack XWKTM

  1. As mentioned above, the first thing to do is to download Odin and the required update file.
  2. The download link for Odin and OPS is here.
  3. The download link for the Gingerbread package is here.
  4. Extract Odin and the update file on your PC.
  5. On the computer open Odin.
  6. Turn off your handset.
  7. Reboot the Galaxy Ace in download mode.
  8. For that press and hold the Volume Down Key and the OK button while pressing on the Power one.
  9. As soon as the device is booted in download mode, you can then connect it with the computer by using its USB cord.
  10. Once the phone is successfully connected, on Odin you should see the “added” message displayed and also the ID:COM section should be yellow now.
  11. If not, try to reinstall the drivers on your PC and redo the above steps.
  12. On Odin click on the “OPS” option and select “Cooper_v1.0.ops” and “One package”.
  13. Click on the “One Package” tab and just select the update file which you have downloaded and extracted before (“S5830XWKTM_S5830OXXKT3_S5830XWKT7_HOME.tar.md5”).
  14. Don’t make any other changes on Odin.
  15. Click on “Start”.
  16. Wait for the process to complete the update.
  17. In the end the smartphone will reboot and on Odin you should see the “pass” message displayed.
  18. You can now remove the USB cord.

Congratulations, this is the end of the tutorial. You have succeeded in installing the official Value Pack XWKTM Gingerbread 2.3.6 OS update on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Remember that this is the stock ROM so you can apply it whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your phone. Do tell us how things worked with the steps from above and share the possible problems with us by using the comments area from below.

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  • Darsh

    the splash screen displays “free” and not samsung and it force closes on the setup process

    • jaydee

      Same Problem as Mine :”(

      • sid

        uust rename the ops file as cooper_v1.0 it ll help u

        • Kev

          Close kies completly, that must help a lot ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/ajay.viswanathann Ajay Viswanathan

      Easy brother. Just reset the cache.. going to recovery mode. !

  • ERIC MACIAS

    this works with the S5830L too??

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandeepsingh.rathore.10 Sandeep Singh Rathore

    how much time this update takes normally??

    • kexcOre

      for me, it was 5 minutes

      • Nana Aba

        How can I stop and restart the process? The Odin Multi already reads 37 minutes but nothing is happening. Thanks

        • Anuj

          Same.. Its just stuck :(

  • PS26

    how long does it take for this process/updation to complete entirely?

  • kexcOre

    guys you have to rename the OPS file! cooper_v1.0.ops is the correct name.

    • ?????? ?????

      Thank you!

    • jazib

      where is this file ?? in odin or in software??

  • PS26

    finished the installation but process.com.sec.android.ugl showed on the screen and i can`t use my phone anymore…

  • https://plus.google.com/+LiviuAnca/posts Liviu Anca

    The firmware download links were fixed!

  • Liviu Anca

    The firmware download links are now fixed!

    • PS26

      nothing is fixed …am still getting the same error message! – process.com.sec.android.ugl

      • rambo

        press power button and menu button.. you will enter into reboot menu.. do reboot.. itll work

        • PS26

          Thanks! i have rebooted after restore. but now it is some other language other than english. please guide me to adjust the settings cant locate.

          • PS26

            already done!!…Thanks Mate!

          • sancho thomas

            take the 10th option in settings.
            and select the first option from that

        • Nik

          Hi in my case its still same error i did reboot but its showing same error process.com.sec.android.ugl, please help

        • Anay bhalerao

          thanks man1

      • Dev

        Just delete all user data in the reboot menu and restart the phone, which will then restart in spanish, change the language to your desire from settings, enjoy

  • HELP!!!!

    Its takes a very long time for me to finish the MIBIB download!!!!! it take 20minutes++

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tadpole9 Susan McIntyre

    In message it says setup connection and stays like that. I’ve tried it a bunch of times. :( I just wish I could get it to work. My os is one update behind and is not working at all really. So many malfunctions.

  • Drasko

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    its downloading 25+ minut

    • jaydee

      guys you have to rename the OPS file! cooper_v1.0.ops is the correct name.

      • Lucian

        thank you !

        • sad

          does that helps..!!

    • Cabha Rufus

      finally how do u recovered your phone?
      whether it will download?
      any suggestions?

  • Drasko

    H E L P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mandy

    I’m also getting the process.com.sec.android.ugl error, I’ve tried going into the reboot menu and rebooting it but it still won’t work.

  • Hank

    Mow in sstt up connection for 8 minutes is that correct ?

  • s1ndr0m

    I`m waiting 133 minutes.. and mibib still downloading.. something isn’t good with that..
    what to do? pls. help :/

    • Kasun

      same thing do you have any solution

  • Moin

    It shows fail and now my phone is not starting..:(
    and the reboot is also not opening..on the screen it shows Computer phone interface symbol and in between exclamation mark..

    • Moin

      Plz..plz….give me some guidance.please

  • rkrulesd

    all the steps were clean and i also got the pass message on odin but once i reboot after restore i am stuck in the boot loop…. Please help someone,..

  • Ganesh Gurudu

    guys my phone keep on Downloading mode mode nothing happning

    • ganesh gurudu

      Download Start…

      Create File…

      StartThread Detected : 1

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      StartThread Detected : 0

      setup connection…

      odin mode.. check plcatform verification.

      VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0

      START!!!

      set download environment.

      big partition size!!

      big partition size!!

      big partition size!!

      big partition size!!

      big partition size!!

      mibib download..

      Then its stooped its not doing anything..waited around 30 min

      • sad

        same here

      • DotziiMontana

        You must change the name of the OPS file in Cooper_v1.0.ops
        I had the same problem ^^

      • Cristi

        Did you find a solution? This is happening to me to and I’m dying here! Can anyone please help?

  • Ganesh Gurudu

    Please help me….

  • Connor

    you need to turn on ”debug ONLY”, worked for me

  • Sad

    the file has been removed….can’t download ginger package..download fails…:(..

  • happy

    dude you are a saviour….thanks alot…it worked

  • http://www.facebook.com/bigalby Alan Hulme

    this worked fine for me but i had to restore factory data before i the phone wouldd boot correctly, until i did this the phone was just cycling through the reboot process. thanks for the help phone is now working perfect

  • Gigi

    it took exactly 2:13 to complete the task

    • skahjs

      2 hours or 2 minutes?

  • yetioriginal

    just read and do the info very carefully and remember to rename the ops file to cooper_v1.0.ops first.

  • asif

    my got brick m not able to start debugging mode…i am not able to connect through odin..odin setup show me message”please connect phone ” rep me soon

  • zette

    i tried to update my cellpone but while my works i fell and removed the battery, now it’s not working what can i do so to open and use again? thanks.,,.

  • capik

    hey there , here some information , see my problem is done , first change the file ops to cooper.v1.ops the one more thing , connect your usb cord properly , it will work fast .

    Download Start…

    Create File…

    StartThread Detected : 1

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    setup connection…

    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.

    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0

    START!!!

    set download environment.

    big partition size!!

    big partition size!!

    big partition size!!

    big partition size!!

    mibib download..

    1/9 Finished.

    qcsbl download..

    2/9 Finished.

    oemsbl download..

    3/9 Finished.

    amss download..

    4/9 Finished.

    arm11boot download..

    5/9 Finished.

    boot.img download..

    6/9 Finished.

    recovery.img download..

    7/9 Finished.

    system.rfs download..

    8/9 Finished.

    csc.rfs download..

    9/9 Finished.

    reset pda..

    Started Timer

    Close serial port and wait until rebooting.

    • jdhasj

      How much time it takes to finish ?

  • Xavier

    guys.. you just need to erase all your date in reboot menu just like mine.. thank you pal

    • xavier

      data i mean

  • thisara

    its showing same error process.com.sec.android.ugl, please help ” The application setup wizard(process com.sec.android..ugl)has stopped unexpectedly.please try again.”

  • haseopkkers

    Don’t forget this step…

    -Rename OPS file. Cooper_v1.o.ops
    and do the step that is mentioned..
    (it will take 5 minutes until Pass)
    – After that, “DO FACTORY RESET”, press Power Btn & Ok btn
    and “WIPE DATA CHACE”, if you don’t do that step, your phone will stuck forever…
    -The language is in “Spanish”, change in the systems setting..

    That should do it…
    Good Luck

  • feras

    Hi
    thank you for this tutorial, I have done all of the steps until step 16 the process takes to long much more an hour and hasn’t stopped. does it takes that much of time or there is a problem???

  • beatxcz

    Do we have to pay for this?

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      No, it’s 100% free.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kleanthis.andreou ???????? ???????

    what it means amss download??

  • Guest

    im doin so but it says “cannot open the usb serial port. code:5″

    now what could i do ??

    • Guest

      no thanks it worked now :D

  • JV

    my phone isn’t recognized by odin. any work around?

  • raj

    thank you so much.
    :)

  • Vky

    How much time it takes after pressing “start” Button..?

  • Vky

    Thank u, U saved my corrupted mobile….!

    Initially I forget to rename (“Cooper_v1.0.ops”) the file so it didn’t workout, after reading all the reviews I found what my mistake was…!

  • Mike

    can someone help me how can i use i mean any video tutorial ? bcnboy@ymail.com please help me

  • Anil

    after the installation is completed booting is taking very long time… is it normal???

  • Mastima

    i Did all corectly and no error (process.com.sec.android.ugl) :X:X:X:X

  • Mubashir Ali

    Thanks..! It worked perfectly.. Don’t forget to factory reset and wipe cache from recovery or it won’t work.!

  • ivan

    how long does it take to load??

  • ivan

    rename the cooper…..to which name?????… i really need help here

    • anik

      cooper_v1.0.ops

  • ivan

    what do you do if it still brings up the error process.com.sec.android.ugl

  • ivan

    thanksssss…….really appreciate

  • PARANDHAMAN DAMODARAN

    Wow,It really worked,Thanks for the Tip.I sucessfully updated to 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 iun 5 mins.!

  • Kars

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform
    verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    Connected 30mins but not anything else and my device does not start so what i do.

  • #KakaTheGreatOne

    Solution please?

    • Guest

      @alexdumitru89:disqus

      • Raymond Pang

        i facing same problem that in “one package” show none??? the the md5 file suppose where to locate so Odin able to detect it? Please help !!!

        • Raymond Pang

          Finally i found that need to checkbox “One Package” in the Odin…..

          • Raymond Pang

            Finally done!!!! Thanks.

  • #KakaTheGreatOne

    Successfully upgraded! :D Thank you buddy Mwaaaaaahhhh :D :D

  • Ryan

    men you¨re awesome!!! thanks dud

  • pramud

    after installing this in my phone booting is going on like a loop.what should i do now?

  • asdgfg

    I updated my phone and now when i am editing a photo in instagram, my phone is restarting. I have already reinstalled the application. Is this from the update? how can i solve this problem?

  • vijay

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform
    verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    now just stopped…
    pls help me guys
    wht 2 do ????

  • qwerty12345

    My touch screen randomly clicks around after the update. May I know what is the solution to it?

    Thanks

  • qwerty12345

    My touch screen randomly clicks around after the update. May I know what is the solution to it?

    Thanks

  • hatta

    its work… thanks alot… its save my phone… thank you…

  • Abhi

    This is just showing the following for last 30 min and not progessing….. help

    Download Start…

    Create File…

    StartThread Detected : 1

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    StartThread Detected : 0

    setup connection…

  • frank castle

    mmm is it for the galaxy ace gt-s5830l???

  • serge

    i rebooted my phone with menu button and power button and it displayed an image with computer and phone, linked with an exclamation mark. and the phone is not booting anymore, even the normal boot doesn’t work anymore. what do i do please?

    • sergi

      I figured it out, i didn’t change the file name. thanks, it has worked out.

      • adil

        how

  • http://www.facebook.com/gio.tabanao Gio Tabanao

    HOW DO i KNOW IF IT’S DONE? i PRESSED AND NOW IT’S BEEN RUNNING FOR 30 MINS.

  • popeye

    Error message on second step. Wrong link?

    Invalid or Deleted File.

    The key you provided for file download was invalid. This is usually caused because the file is no longer stored on MediaFire. This occurs when the file is removed by the originating user or MediaFire.

    Still have questions, or think we’ve made a mistake? Please contact support for further assistance

  • adil

    plzz help the work in odin has stooped from 1 hr showin mibib download what to do how long does it take and what is the issue of ops file name plllzz plzzz tell me at adilansar10@yahoo.com

  • Says

    The download link for odin and OPS is dead, pls help fix

  • Sandy

    thankksss loads you are a geniusss

  • manu

    hey guys…download link for odin isn’t good :/ …why!!!

  • Muçho Maluma

    WORKED ON THE FIRST TRY !!! THANKS ALOT !!!
    (now how to root it to 4.4? )

  • Manny

    guys DL link for odin and ops is not clickable pls fix want to revert back to official rom tnx

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      Sorry for that. It’s fixed now.

  • jhayar

    wow its works…. its a KERNEL VERSION =) thaks

  • Tom

    Where is the” OPS” option..?

  • arab men

    Lol this post is fail. I can not even update my galacy axe to 2.3.6. Odin does not show ops option to changed. What a fail.

  • marun.kumar35

    its working fine bro..thnx

  • Taja Ymcmb Brown

    where is the download link ??

  • Roul

    where is the OPS button? and in the ID:COM section its not Yellow but light Blue!! help plzz…

  • pritish

    the link for ops doesn’t work

  • rayan

    use odin multi downloader v4.38.exe

  • rayan

    The ops file is text file contains:

    0,mibib

    1,qcsbl

    2,oemsbl

    3,amss

    4,arm11boot

    5,boot

    6,recovery

    7,system

    8,data

    9,csc

    10,

    then rename the file to : Cooper_v1.0.ops