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.
  • tasos

    How to Root galaxy ace Ace S5830

    • Pradeep Neela

      On which firmware is your device on?

  • jam

    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.

  • Josehpangg

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

  • Josehpangg

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

  • Josehpangg

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/aldin.agojo Aldin Agojo

    install or update?
    installing update…
    E:Error in /sdcard/AceGingerbread2.3.3Root.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    please help me sir pradeepneela

  • http://www.facebook.com/aldin.agojo Aldin Agojo

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

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you can very well root the device!

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you can very well root the device!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aldin.agojo Aldin Agojo

    Sir
    Neela Pradeep,

    I have Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with Baseband version S5830XWKP7 and Android version 2.3.3, can i use
    ‘AceGingerbread2.3.3Root.zip’ to root my phone?

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

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you can root the same!

  • Mikael

    …PS my Baseband version is S5830BVKQB

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can root with this!

  • Mikael

    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 ‘AceGingerbread2.3.3Root.zip’ to root the phone? I cannot find ‘AceGingerbread2.3.4Root.zip’.

    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 :)

  • emhar

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

  • Shaik

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

  • Mark

    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

  • scott

    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

  • www.parkerdresses.org

    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?

  • Avarice

    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.

  • Jinchuuriki

    Dear Neela Pradeep..

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes you can apply this rooting process!

      • oldernerd

        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

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

          • oldernerd

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

          • Pradeep Neela

            no, not as of now!

  • Neela Pradeep

    thanks boyce for your appreciation!

  • Deborah

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

  • tommy

    is this instruction also working with 2.3.5 version???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it will work!

  • Pedro

    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 2.6.35.7-perf-CL582397ROOT@DELL153 #1
    GINGERBREAD.DVKQ3

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

    • oldernerd

      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

        YES IT CAN BE ROOTED!

        • oldernerd

          Hi,

          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.

  • Seeet

    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

  • Paul

    Hello,

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can root the phone!

  • Raghu

    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(AceGingerbread2.3.3Root.zip) to root my phone. Appreciate your resposne.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can use the same!

      • Raghu

        Thank You Neal. It worked well for me.

        • oldernerd

          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.

          thanks.

          • Neela Pradeep

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

  • Anees

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can root the phone

  • Moyo

    it’s working like a charm;) thx man

  • Illyas

    Everything went well…
    EXCEPT THAT…
    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???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update the same after clearing everything from the recovery mode

  • luqman

    neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also instal root file RootingPackage.zip.in my ace homescreen superuser application make… cwm application is not.so i want to know RootingPackage.zip 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

  • rehan

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

  • Ashutosh

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly don’t overclock the phone!

      • Ashutosh

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

  • Victor

    how to unroot ????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      just apply the update

      • Victor

        how do it ?

  • hyun seo jeon

    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?

  • S Thiruvengadam

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its already rooted!

    • oldernerd

      Hi,

      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 ..

  • Roxtar

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes to which version you wish to update?

  • Cynthia

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

    • Cynthia

      i was able to select “apply sdcard: update.zip” 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/update.zip (No suchfile or directory)
      Installation aborted.

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly dont rename the file!

  • Bob Yum

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

    • Bob Yum

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      No it wont work.

  • logan

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • logan

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      rooting gives the system apps access

  • macrina

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which v of firmware you are on?

  • nova

    how do i know whether its rooted

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • nova

        thanks

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks for your appreciation, looking forward for your continued support

          • oldernerd

            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…

  • Reena Extros

    Hi Neal

    I have samsung galaxy ace gt5830 and it doesnt store data on the sd card directly..it 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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • kennyjames

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • zorbyss.

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks for the appreciation buddy!

    • oldernerd

      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…

  • devender

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

  • greg

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • jass.

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      have you tried any other sd card?

  • Techie Talks

    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

  • Yash

    hi

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

    # 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/update.zip (No suchfile or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    PLS HELP!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      have you tried restarting the device?

      • Yash

        Yes over and over again.. :(

        • Cynthia

          i got the same problem ! please help !!

  • Jastej

    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..
    thanks!

  • elinagm

    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!..is there anything i can do to fix this?…thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      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 androidadvices.com. Stay tuned! Do let us know for any more help on ANDROID!

  • shafiq

    HI Neal..i already download AceGingerbread2.3.3Root.zip…then i transferred it into my SD Card..after that i off n on as Ur instruction..in recovery mode..i found this thing..
    >> LK(little kernal) ver Jan 19 2011..i been wait about 10 minutes..but nothing happen..pls help..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

  • Diliban

    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

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

  • abhinav

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

    • davinder

      try renaming the file to Update.zip. :)

      • tanz

        hi, should i rename the file update or update.zip. ?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          yes! though its optional!

  • Raidoid

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

  • http://www.ayodiet.com Denie

    Dude! Thanks for this great tutorial :)

    I’ve succefully rooted by Ace :D

  • erik michiels

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

    • gene carlo ramirez

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

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        @gene its very well there in the article above!

        • gene carlo ramirez

          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 >.<

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

            have you changed the path!