Galaxy Ace S5830

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830 Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy Ace LogoLast time we saw on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830 which is on the Stock firmware 2.2.1 and also recently we came up with an article covering on how you can easily upgrade the firmware of your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830 to the latest XXKP9 2.3.3. We really apologize for bringing in the article to root this firmware as for all those who have followed the procedure to update the latest XXKP9 2.3.3 the root access was revoked as the firmware was new. So, not to worry as we will now see in the due course of this article on how you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy Ace, which is powered by latest XXKP9 2.3.3 Gingerbread version of firmware.

Please note that many users doesn’t know the benefit of rooting the device, for all those you can refer on what are the benefits of rooting Android device here and then can proceed to the rooting of the device. Please also note that rooting the device voids the warranty, though the warranty can be claimed back by un rooting the device. We will see on how to root the device but just in case if you wish to know how you can un root the device so that you can re claim the warranty which is voided because of rooting then all you need to do is to update your Galaxy Ace GT 5830 again with the XXKP9 2.3.3 from the above link and then the root access will be revoked and then the fresh firmware will be installed without the rooting access.

So, now let’s proceed and see on actually how you can root the device, it’s very important to follow the instructions which are mentioned below including the ones which are mentioned as the pre rooting instructions followed by the express procedure on how you can root Galaxy Ace GT 5830.

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  1. tasos

    December 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    How to Root galaxy ace Ace S5830

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      On which firmware is your device on?

  2. jam

    August 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I followed all the instructions. Im on the procedure of placing the file and removing USB, I followed it but nothing happens. Please help me.

  3. Josehpangg

    June 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    can u show a link for andriod 2.2 froyo root
    ? and if the root fails will i be able to hardreset my phone?

  4. Josehpangg

    June 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    can u show a link for andriod 2.2 froyo root
    ? and if the root fails will i be able to hardreset my phone?

  5. Josehpangg

    June 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    can u show a link for andriod 2.2 froyo root
    ? and if the root fails will i be able to hardreset my phone?

  6. Aldin Agojo

    May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

    install or update?
    installing update…
    E:Error in /sdcard/
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    please help me sir pradeepneela

  7. Aldin Agojo

    May 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    …PS my Baseband version is S5830XWKP7 and android 2.3.3
    can i root my phone?
    thanks in advance

  8. Aldin Agojo

    May 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Neela Pradeep,

    I have Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with Baseband version S5830XWKP7 and Android version 2.3.3, can i use
    ‘’ to root my phone?

    please answer it a.s.a.p
    thank you in advance! 🙂

  9. Mikael

    May 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    …PS my Baseband version is S5830BVKQB

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      yes you can root with this!

  10. Mikael

    May 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for all your help! – Extremely useful.

    I have Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with Build Number GINGERBREAD.BVKQ9 and Android version 2.3.4.

    Can I use ‘’ to root the phone? I cannot find ‘’.

    Is there a special place (e.g. directory) to copy the zip file to to ensure it goes to the SD card?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  11. emhar

    May 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

    How to create root? Intented for movibg files to sd card

  12. Shaik

    May 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I’m curently on S5830DDKQ8 , could you please provide me links for rooting files for the same?

  13. Mark

    May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hi neal, im using samsung galaxy ace plus and it has gingerbread 2.3.6… Is it possible to root it and use the same file for gt5830

  14. scott

    May 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Hi, I have tried to root. I see the superuser icon on my phone but can not remove any system apps. and advise would be great im new to this and think maybe i have dont something wrong


    April 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome issues here. I am very glad to peer your post. Thank you a lot and I’m taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  16. Avarice

    April 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I have tried many times but when i choose the apply sd card update zip folder it said that installation aborted so i am clueless.

  17. Jinchuuriki

    March 28, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Dear Neela Pradeep..

    My current firmware is DDKQ8.
    Can i apply this too?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

      yes you can apply this rooting process!

      • oldernerd

        April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        Hi Neela pradeep,

        What can i do to get my samsung galaxy ace on 2.3.4/DDKQ3 rooted..

        1. do i need to upgrade the firmware first ? or can i get DDKQ3 rooted wthout upgrading ?

        • Neela Pradeep

          April 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

          as of now it cant be rooted! there are some workarounds but there are some issues!

          • oldernerd

            May 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

            has anyone been able to root this S5830T- DVKQ3 yet ??

          • Pradeep Neela

            May 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

            no, not as of now!

  18. Neela Pradeep

    March 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    thanks boyce for your appreciation!

  19. Deborah

    March 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    is it safe to restore my phone using Samsung Kies after i have rooted my phone?

  20. tommy

    February 18, 2012 at 3:51 am

    is this instruction also working with 2.3.5 version???

  21. Pedro

    February 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Hi, plz help i have the superuser icon but when i go to use apps that need root access like ”Root check basic” it say Sorry this device does not have proper access and so does titanium backup!

    My Ace specs GT-S5830T 2.3.4/S5830TDVKQ3/ kernel version #1

    Or is there another way to root my Ace? i also did ur steps to flash the file ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      yes in this particular firmware there are some issue in connecting with the system level files!

    • oldernerd

      April 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Pedro,

      I have exacly the same galaxy ace config as yours and i am trying to get the phone rooted ….

      Did u manage to do it at all ???

      • Neela Pradeep

        April 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm


        • oldernerd

          May 20, 2012 at 2:51 am


          Can u explain how becuase i have used EVERYTHING on the web and nothing succeeds. Please advise what ZIP file is required o root it.

  22. Seeet

    February 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Hi every body; thanx for this great topic!
    Not sure it worked on my gt5830 though; i still cannot delete some stupid app such as midnight bowling..
    gonna try again

  23. Paul

    October 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm


    I have 2.3.5 gingerbreadxwks2 build on my galaxy ace. Can I now root my phone with this? Pls let me know.

  24. Raghu

    October 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hi NeaL,

    My firmware Android version is 2.3.4 and Buil version is GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5. Can I use the same procedure and zip file( to root my phone. Appreciate your resposne.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      yes you can use the same!

      • Raghu

        October 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        Thank You Neal. It worked well for me.

        • oldernerd

          April 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

          Hi Raghu,

          Is the upgrade to DDKQ5 difficult …. i am on DDKQ3 and i am brand new at all this but i want to get the galaxy ace rooted but nothing seems to work for 2.3.4/DDKQ3.


          • Neela Pradeep

            April 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

            its not difficult at all, please follow the tutorial to update!

  25. Anees

    September 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Neal.. I have firmware S5830XXXKPE on my ace.. My question is “Can I root my galaxy ace just following the above process? After rooting please help us to install/update custom Rom..

  26. Moyo

    September 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    it’s working like a charm;) thx man

  27. Illyas

    September 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Everything went well…
    After the installation was complete, there was no other option possible than “Reboot system Now” Like in the instructions.
    I checked the software version.
    Version: Still the same 2.2.1 S5830DXKC1.
    Tried thrice. Still the same. What should I do???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      update the same after clearing everything from the recovery mode

  28. luqman

    September 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also instal root file my ace homescreen superuser application make… cwm application is i want to know is harmful for my galxy ace software 2.3.4ddkq5.and i can unroot this file from mobile .what is method?
    neal pls reply i m very worry about this
    pls pls reply soon as soon

  29. rehan

    September 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    dear neal
    i have upgrade galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 .can i root “ or“Modified EXT4.apk version in this 2.3.4 ddkq5 version.

  30. Ashutosh

    September 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hello sir can u plz tell me how to overclock my samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830 i updated my android from 2.2 frayo to 2.3.4 gingerbread, is it possible to overclock it??? if yes then How?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

      kindly don’t overclock the phone!

      • Ashutosh

        September 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        why you say so? and can u plz help me out wid the procedure…

  31. Victor

    August 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    how to unroot ????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 31, 2011 at 12:54 am

      just apply the update

      • Victor

        August 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        how do it ?

  32. hyun seo jeon

    August 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    hi my ace cant get into recovery mode. i have tried and it shows a page showing “SAMSUNG” and then the sansung site URL below it. this is positioned in the middle of the screen and at the top left hand of the screew there is another box. i am not sure but it is stuck there. what do i do?

  33. S Thiruvengadam

    August 26, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Dear Neal

    I have upgraded my Ace to GB 2.3.4 and also rooted. Super User Ikon is there in my application. How I can use it? I need a immediate reply. Can you do it

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      its already rooted!

    • oldernerd

      April 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm


      How did u root your Ace to GB 2.3.4 – what process did follow as a lot of people have tried nd failed and are looking for the correct process ..

  34. Roxtar

    August 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    guys i bought ths phone & i want 2 upgrade it 2 Gingerbread my PDA version is KC1…please help me with this

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      yes to which version you wish to update?

  35. Cynthia

    August 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    hi , i followed the steps that you said & entered the recovery mode , however , i was not able to select the “apply” may i know what should i do ?

    • Cynthia

      August 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      i was able to select “apply sdcard:” now but it shows this :
      # MANUAL MODE#
      – Appling Muti-CSC– multicsc: src/system/csc/INU/system/.
      – Istall from sdcard…
      Finding update package…
      Opening update package…
      E: Can’t open/sdcard/ (No suchfile or directory)
      Installation aborted.

      i renamed the file to but iit still dint work ! help !

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      kindly dont rename the file!

  36. Bob Yum

    August 17, 2011 at 8:14 am

    hi there i was wondering if this works for 2.3.4 XXKPH as well?

    • Bob Yum

      August 17, 2011 at 8:15 am

      *because i used superoneclick for 2.2.1 and was successful but not successful with 2.3.4 XXKPH

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

      No it wont work.

  37. logan

    August 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    im sorry still cant get it.. can u explain me fully plzz ..:)

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      its mentioned in this article! kindly find for the same!

  38. logan

    August 12, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    hi.. i just wanted to knw wat is the use of rootin the new to androide phones so can u clear me..:)
    thnks..:)and also thanks for the 2.3.3 update man..the update went smoothly..:)

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

      rooting gives the system apps access

  39. macrina

    August 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    neal i have got galaxy ace GT 5830!! but i cant find the swype keypad option!!! i was using it but suddenly it disappeared from there how do i get it back

  40. nova

    August 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

    how do i know whether its rooted

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

      if you can see the super user app then its rooted!!

      • nova

        August 8, 2011 at 11:57 am


        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

          thanks for your appreciation, looking forward for your continued support

          • oldernerd

            May 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

            thats is crap … the fact that the SUPERUSER app is shown does not mean the phone is rooted. You need to actually use n app that requires a rooted phone to verify. Many of these processses actually install theapp (not 100%) but the phone is NOT ROOTED…

  41. Reena Extros

    August 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Neal

    I have samsung galaxy ace gt5830 and it doesnt store data on the sd card stores it on my phone memory making it full.How do i change that?

    also my phone restarts automatically sometimes..or when i start browsing it vibrates and restarts the page..Do you think upgrading to gingerbread will resolve the issue?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      you can move them from the “My Files” section!

  42. kennyjames

    July 27, 2011 at 5:51 am

    hey neal, 2 things, which i have soke to my mobile supplier about with no luck…..

    1. if i download a foto from internet/facebook etc or i save(to sd card) an mms foto, and i either switch off fonr or delete the original mms txt, the foto dissappears from the “downlaod” folder.

    2. this may not be the case but, if i use the facebook for android app(even downloaded from either apps store or facebook itself, and use the app, i lose the sync and all data that i got from google calendar.

    can u help?
    i have “factory reset” my galaxy ace a few times now to resolve this.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

      yes that will be there in the facebook itself.
      in the settings there will be the option to sync.

  43. zorbyss.

    July 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Neal, nice site you have here. I obtained a lot of information from your site. Thanks. Keep up the good job. I’m just curious does this rooting process applicable to 2.3.4 firmware?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      thanks for the appreciation buddy!

    • oldernerd

      April 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      to my knowledge, nothing can root a samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 on DDKQ3…. and i also think it is the case generally re 2.3.4 on samsung galaxy ace.
      i see a lot of videos about it, but they requires firmware upgrades…

  44. devender

    July 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    hello sir, i reboot and update from sd cord but no such file or path found

  45. greg

    July 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    hi buddy i have sga and upgraded the firmware to 2.3.3 gingerbread, yesterday i did a rooting and it was success. i am a new to android and i want to know what else i can do to my phone after it was rooted? can i transfer those installed apps on the internal memory to the sd card?

    Thanks buddy

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      yes you can install but some apps you can’t as these apps are designed to stay in phone!

  46. jass.

    July 16, 2011 at 4:41 am

    i put zip file in card but i cant open it.

  47. Techie Talks

    July 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Hello Guys,

    I have successfully rooted my samsung galaxy. I installed adfree app and still nothing happens. but I have successfully used this tool though

  48. Yash

    July 9, 2011 at 2:25 am


    I tried rooting my phone. Just the way you explained. But it aint workin for me when u do apply The message i get is

    — Appling Muti-CSC– multicsc: src/system/csc/INU/system/.
    — Istall from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    E: Can’t open/sdcard/ (No suchfile or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    PLS HELP!!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

      have you tried restarting the device?

      • Yash

        July 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        Yes over and over again.. 🙁

        • Cynthia

          August 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

          i got the same problem ! please help !!

  49. Jastej

    July 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    hi guys! i jst wanna knw abut my Samsung galaxy ace..I tried to open recovery mode many times..
    But is only booting normally! Help pls..
    And pls post gingerbread S5830XXXKPE rom link..

  50. elinagm

    July 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Neal, i just bought a Galaxy Ace S5830 and i have 2 basic problems with it! I know here you are writing stuff about rooting it but i am hoping that maybe you can help!

    1.When i have my phone switched off the alarm wont ring!..

    2.When i receive an sms it only shows the time i received it and not the time they sent it to me!…

    think you can understand my frustration! there anything i can do to fix this?…thank you

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      sure buddy we are always there to help you! Never hesitate clearing your doubts or asking questions, we are here to guide you and empower you!
      Ans 1 – Its a phone issue as its programmed that way!
      Ans 2- again its a firmware specific issue and since the “time stamp” doesn’t come by default with the phone you will have to manually install the apk to get that time!
      Ans 3- We have taken down your request, we hope to address you really soon in the 2nd case and in the first case we are sorry to say that in off state the Alarm can’t be activated as of now with your firmware!
      If any firmware comes in the future with the capability we will surely cover the same on Stay tuned! Do let us know for any more help on ANDROID!

  51. shafiq

    June 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    HI Neal..i already download…then i transferred it into my SD Card..after that i off n on as Ur recovery mode..i found this thing..
    >> LK(little kernal) ver Jan 19 2011..i been wait about 10 minutes..but nothing happen..pls help..

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 30, 2011 at 3:25 am

      Have you cleared the cache?
      Are you facing any issues now?

  52. Diliban

    June 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Hi Neal.. I have firmware S5830XXXKPE on my ace.. My question is “Can I root my galaxy ace just following the above process? After rooting please help us to install/update custom Rom..

    • Diliban

      June 30, 2011 at 3:38 am

      Hi Neal.. Please let me know whether I can root my SGA or not..

  53. abhinav

    June 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

    i have tried this procedure 4-5 times but it says cannot find file in sd card.what shuld i do???plz help??

    • davinder

      June 21, 2011 at 6:18 am

      try renaming the file to 🙂

      • tanz

        June 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

        hi, should i rename the file update or ?

  54. Raidoid

    June 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Works fine, after root I can intall apps to SD using app exaple a2sd froyo.
    Ace has only 180 MB internal memory.

  55. Denie

    June 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Dude! Thanks for this great tutorial 🙂

    I’ve succefully rooted by Ace 😀

  56. erik michiels

    May 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

    are there people who already have done this? What are the experiences? Is this going smoothly or are people experiencing problems?

    • gene carlo ramirez

      June 1, 2011 at 3:58 am

      Hello. Ive tried doing this procedure even up to 3 times but it says cannot find install package or something like that

      • Neal Pradeep

        June 2, 2011 at 3:16 am

        @gene its very well there in the article above!

        • gene carlo ramirez

          July 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

          Im sorry but im new with this. SO i dwnloaded the zip file put it in the mass storage then i turned off my phone, entered recovery mode then i enter UPDATE FROM SD CARD and all it says is cannot find install package >.<

          • Neal Pradeep

            July 2, 2011 at 3:12 am

            have you changed the path!

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