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Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM

If you like how the Galaxy S2 user interface looks and more, if you like its features, but all you have is the Galaxy Ace S5830 handset, we have good news for you. Thanks to a new custom ROM firmware now you will be able to update your Ace with a SGS2 styled software that will customize and optimize your device. The Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM comes with the latest features and capabilities (many ported from the S2 smartphone) available, meaning that once you complete this tutorial, you will be able to upgrade your Galaxy Ace to Android 4.1 OS and also power up its performances with Galaxy S2 based ones.

First of all, take note that this is not an official software released by Samsung for your Galaxy Ace. Furthermore, there won’t be any Jelly Bean updates launched for your device due hardware limitations, so the only way for bringing the Android 4.1 flavor on your phone is by installing a custom ROM firmware into its system. There are many OS improvements available for your Ace, so before applying something, make sure that you are taking the best decision. Now, the operation described during the present step by step guide is not a hard to understand or complete one, but you should know that if you are not doing everything as explained here you can end up in bricking your smartphone.

As described in the introduction, the Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM will update your Galaxy Ace S5830 with Galaxy S2 features and looks, so you have all the reasons for installing the same. The software is being based on the stock DDKQ8 2.3.6 platform and it was developed and tested by those of xda-developers. Anyway, if you want to learn more about this OS you should check this page is that is our source for today. Then, resume the next lines for applying the pre requisites and also for learning how to update your Ace to Jelly Bean 4.1.

This is a beta firmware, meaning that flashing it is a risky and complex operation. Because of that you must begin with a backup. Use backup and restore tools for saving the Galaxy Ace contacts, messages, call logs, EFS, internet settings and even the current ROM. If you want to use tutorials for the backup process, then I recommend you to take a look over our how to section as you have everything you need there. You should complete the backup before going any further or else you will risk in losing all of your personal info that are being saved on the internal storage memory of your device.

Next, as soon as you save the data go and root the Galaxy Ace. Be aware as by rooting the warranty will get void. If this aspect isn’t on your taste, stop going any further. Anyway, you must gain root access if you want to succeed with updating the Ace to Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM, as the software must have access to some internal files in order to work properly. Also, you should know that the warranty can be restored by downgrading to the stock ROM, or by updating with an official firmware (unlikely as only minor improvements might be released for the future). After rooting, you must download and install a custom recovery image, CWM recovery for example, which will be used for the flashing process (more about this during the proper steps).

Now, just before I detail the actual guide, here are the general pre requisites that must be completed if you want to safely end this update operation. On your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and on your computer you must uninstall all the security programs as these tools might interrupt our work. Then, on your phone go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and check the last option. Also, charge the battery, or just check the battery status as there should be at least 60% power left. Don’t apply this tutorial for a similar phone with the Galaxy Ace S5830 because the Galaxy S2 based Jelly Bean update will work only for the mentioned smartphone.

How to Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM

  1. Use this link from here and download the update package on your computer.
  2. Next, connect the handset with your PC via its USB cord.
  3. Now, select the file from the PC and copy-paste or drag and drop it on your phone’s SD card.
  4. You can disconnect the device now.
  5. Turn off the Ace or just reboot in recovery mode.
  6. For recovery mode you must hold the Menu Button and the Power key until the recovery menu is being displayed.
  7. First of all, from the recovery mode menu select to wipe the data (backup the data first).
  8. For the wipe select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  9. Next, return to recovery: “+++go back+++”.
  10. Then select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
  11. Just select the downloaded file from the SD card and start the update process.
  12. The operation should take a couple of minutes, don’t make any other changes.
  13. In the end, select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.

Congratulation, you have finally succeeded in updating the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM firmware. If you had encounter issues while trying to complete the above explained tutorial, share the problems with us so that we can help you through. Also, use the comments are for sharing your impressions related with this new custom ROM with other users who are having a hard time in deciding whether to install it or not.

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  • Scorpion

    thank u so..much for making this nice ROM and its working very well.keep going guys..and i m always watching your all creativity…

    • juan

      how your batery dude? is it more okay or not..?

      • Scorpion

        ya much ok and running as like my galaxy ace regular battery power.its looking so nice and awesome speed.

        • denamo

          which rom u choose from the link .. please help me !!

  • Sohi

    is everything working like camera etc

    • Scorpion

      Everything is working very well and much faster then previous.

      • KHAN

        WHICH model do u have? i have s5830d from koodo running 2.3.4 at the moment. phone is rooted and unlocked. wud this work for me? wud camera and work after this update? thanks

        • anuj

          does camera works

  • is compatible with S5830-i or S5830-M??

  • Ashfaq

    My Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 device is rooted properly and runs 2.3.6 DDKQ8 firmware. But when I applied this update, it doesn’t power up or in other words it gets into the boot loop mode. I’ve tried repeating the procedures but doesn’t work.

    • jacob piket

      try the cm-7.1.0-RC1-Cooper-KANG-10.10.11-Grif_07.zip search that up and download it and put that zip file in the root of your sd card.i had this problem but this framwere worked every time i installed it

      • Ashfaq Kamal

        Haha you’re late 😛 I already fixed it 🙂 But it doesn’t have the jelly bean features so I switched to PAC ROM 🙂

        • rohith

          i had the same problem.
          how did you fix it?

          • rohith

            I, also copied cm-7.1.0-RC1-Cooper-KANG-10.10.11-Grif_07.zip in the root folder

          • madhav

            it dontwonk on samsung galaxy ace s-5830i

  • Ish

    GPS not working.please help me.

  • Tiago

    How should I root my galaxy ace S5830 v2.2.1 for this? Please help

  • sean

    i tried and rebooted and got white screen, after waiting for few minutes there are few error messages, then i got into the slide to unlock screen, once unlock, screen went blank….

  • Marito kun

    dude thas is just AWESOME!!! my Galaxy ace looks great thank you!

    • varun khanna

      hey does d camera and earphone work completely??

  • Faisal

    Before applying custom Rom, I was trying to create backup using Rom Manager and CWM Recovery…But I am surprised, these tools don’t support Samsung Smartphones…How ridiculous !!!

  • praths

    is everything working like camera,flash,bluetooth,wifi, gps….reply fast

  • bhanu

    i have galaxy ace 5830 rooted phone version2.3.6 gingerbread

    it is compatabile or not

  • Suku

    I tried this but got stuck, errors are appearing continously and in spanish!. Some of the errors seems to display force closure for com.sec.android.ugl, com.sec.android.systemui, kindly help. Before this i successfully upgraded from 2.2.1 to 2.3.6.

    • TS

      I have a similar problem with my S5830 which was rooted and running 2.3.6 before I tried this ROM – I now just keep getting messages about applications having stopped unexpectedly and to force close (but mine are in English). Any ideas on how to fix this brick now?

      • TS

        I have just managed to fix my phone with Odin and a 2.3.6 md5 file I found. But I’m still wondering why this ROM screwed up my phone in the first place though…

  • RCT

    Thank You!! Not a very technical person, but it installed and worked in one go!!
    Hope the user experience will be as smooth…..

  • tushar

    working perfect

    • denamo

      which rom u choose from the link .. please help me !!

  • itz_meee

    how do you copy paste it onto sd card, i tried to do it but when i clicked on the removable disc option it said i need to insert a disk and their is no other option for my phone, help!!!

  • Yash

    E: Error in tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Stauts 0)
    Installation aborted

    Please help, the above message is displayed in yellow lines when I tried to install the zip on my Ace S5830

    • Galaxy S

      I’m getting the same problem. Did you get any solution?

  • Juzer

    Keeps rebooting, piece of crap

  • jon

    how can i change software for samsung galaxy ace to samsung galaxy s2

  • KC

    Tried a few roms and this one is by far the best. Thx I love it.

  • sumeet

    I have updated to cyanogen mod 7.2 can i update to sgs2 rom as described above or wil i have to go to stock rom for updating to sgs2 rom

  • denamo

    which rom from link should i chose ??
    my phone is Samsung galaxy ace s5830
    plz help me

  • my phone is just stuck on the black screen with samsung in white? i used the sgs2?

    • Paulo

      Hey you solved the problem?

  • Adam Markell

    i tryed appying ics to mu Galexy s5830D and now all i get after log is a white screen ?
    is it bricked ? is there any fix for this ?

    • Peter

      Same thing happened to me. Did you get a fix?

  • Vinuthan

    Does it have any bugs?? and does this run on s5830i? has anyone tested it?

  • Shankar

    anyone help me to get the download link for 4.1.1 for my samsung ace

  • Paulo

    Can anyone help me? I get black screen with a white galaxy ace it is bricked? Is there any fix for this? Comment below please.