How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830 Tutorial

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any sorts of bricking the phone but if you don’t follow the below mentioned instructions carefully then there’s a high probability that you may end up bricking the device. Also, as we have mentioned above, rooting the phone will void the warranty, though it can be re-claimed once you un root the device. So, let’s proceed and see on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830, just follow the below mentioned instructions carefully,

Pre Root Instructions:

  • First and foremost note that warranty will get void once you root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT 5830, though warranty can be claimed once you un root your device.
  • In an unlikely event you may lose all the data which is present in your Galaxy S2, so it’s recommended to create a backup of all the data like call log, messages, applications, music, videos and other data which is present in the phone, so that you can restore the same once the rooting process is completed.
  • Ensure that you have the installed the latest framework in your computer or also you can install the latest version of KIES which is dubbed as KIES 2 so as to ensure that all the required drivers are installed successfully.
  • It’s very important to maintain a minimum battery power of 50% so as to facilitate the smoother rooting process or else there is a high possibility that your device may end up turning completely off in the process of rooting.
  • Since the process of rooting will be taking place, all the APN settings with which you access the Internet will be wiped off completely, so ensure that you have noted all the required settings for accessing the internet so that you can configure them again back once the device gets rooted.
  • Don’t proceed to the rooting process if you have not updated your phone’s firmware to XXKP9 as this may create un necessary force close errors in the phone which would require you to completely wipe the device which is bit of a tedious and unwanted process.
  • Last but not the least follow the below mentioned instructions carefully so as to save your phone from being turned into an expensive paper weight. Also, last but not the least we should not be held responsible for any problem occurred in your device as you are unlikely to face any issues if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.


  1. How to Root galaxy ace Ace S5830

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

    please help me sir pradeepneela

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

  8. Sir
    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. …PS my Baseband version is S5830BVKQB

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

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

  13. 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. 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


    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. 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. Dear Neela Pradeep..

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

  18. thanks boyce for your appreciation!

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

  20. is this instruction also working with 2.3.5 version???

  21. 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 ??

  22. 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. Hello,

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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. it’s working like a charm;) thx man

  27. 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???

  28. 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. 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. 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?

  31. how to unroot ????

  32. 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. 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

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

  35. 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 ?

    • 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 !

    • kindly dont rename the file!

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

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

  38. 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..:)

  39. 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. how do i know whether its rooted

  41. 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?

  42. 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.

  43. 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?

    • thanks for the appreciation buddy!

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

  45. 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

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

  47. 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. hi

    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!!!

  49. 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. 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

    • 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. 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..

  52. 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..

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

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

  55. Dude! Thanks for this great tutorial :)

    I’ve succefully rooted by Ace :D

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