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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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