How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.3.3 LogoFor all those who have recently purchased their Samsung Galaxy Ace phones have a reason to cheer as we will now guide you on how you can update Samsung Galaxy Ace with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 version. Please note that there are some issues which have been reported as this is the beta ROM but are minor issues. If you are not the one who is a developer or a beginner in upgrading the firmware then you need to follow every single instruction which is given below.

But unlike other leading websites which just believe in spreading the news, we take extra effort and ensures that you get the complete coverage on all the firmware releases for your Samsung Galaxy Ace. So, before we proceed for updating the Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830, the great news is that irrespective of country from where you have bought your Galaxy Ace 5830, you can update this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.3. Also, soon we will also come out with the procedure on how you can easily flash your device back to the original firmware of your Country so that if an unlikely case you didn’t like this version then you can go back to the original stock ROM. If your device has been rooted then you will have to again root Samsung Galaxy Ace as after rooting all the system files are refreshed. So, let’s proceed and see on what are the pre upgrade instructions and the procedure to update Galaxy Ace with Gingerbread 2.3.3. We have insured that all the instructions are simple to understand even for beginners.


  1. thanks a lot.. its very helpfull

  2. I have problems with the internet and calls.I have to put it on Flight mode for like 10 seconds and then turn it of.only then I have internet and can make calls and this is for a few minutes plese help me.I am from Puerto Rico and my phone company Is Claro,

  3. where is link for download???

  4. I have the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830M. It is the Android version 2.3.6 with the GINGERBREAD.WHLK4. When I received it, it was in a different language so I changed it to English (U.S.). I have no problems except I can not send or receive pictures. Any suggestions???? I have AT&T service and they were no help today. Thank you in advance.

  5. I need update my mobile.

  6. thanks a lot brother, I have just updated my phone to android 2.3.3, and its working fine, first the language came was maybe Russian, then I change it to English(uk), now everything is fine, thank you very much

  7. Hello Neela Pradeep,

    I want to update my friend’s GT-S5830 to the fw revision 2.3.3. Can you please send me a link to a free ODIN v4.38 (the revision you used in your tutorial)? All my hits are fishy.

    Thank you for your wonderful tutorial.

  8. Odin Multi Downloader v4.28 stuck at Setup Connection… for 20 minutes no progress bar.
    Tried restarting the Phone and Computer but no joy.
    Tried the 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 update
    Antivirus is off.
    Driver installed, no Kies in the background.

  9. i did evry thing !! but the odin is blocked inthis message
    odin….ckeck plcatform verifecation!!! help me plz
    thank’x to you
    my phone is ace s5830 android 2.2.1 PDA:bvkc4 PHONE:bvkc2 CSC FTMKC3

  10. im stuck with setting up connection?what should i do?

  11. please tell me if this upgrade works for a network locked GT-S5830T….can I use Odin to remove the network lock…on a none rooted GT-S5830T

    please help Gari from Zimbabwe (north of south africa

  12. Also, if possible, I’d like to do it without involving Kies.

  13. Hello :)

    Ive been trying to update my Galaxy Ace to android version 2.3.4 from 2.3.3 but havent been able to do so. For some reason, it says no update available! Even though my friend has upgraded to 2.3.7. Please help? I stay in India but I’ve bought my phone from the UAE, if that helps. I’d really like to upgrade it to version 2.3.7

  14. I have follow all these steps. And my Mobile is now upgraded.
    Thanks very very much.

    • Please resolve my issues I have upgraded as per your process but the following licenses error are occurred

      Open source licenses
      Notices for file(s):

      Copyright (c) 2010, The Android Open Source Project

      Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “license”);
      you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.

      unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KINE, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

      Apache License
      Version 2.0, January 2004

      Notices for files(s):

      Notices for files(s):
      Notices for files(s):

      And many many more files what happen is files are modified or what is this genuine or not please suggest me. I am from India, want also India region files.
      My device name does not show at
      Please suggest me how to overcome these problems.
      Thanking you.

  15. where is the download link can you write it down for me

  16. Hey can please tell me how to download odin multi downloader v4.38. I am not able to do so from megaupload and similar sites. It wud be gr8 if you could post a download link for the same

  17. Dear Neal, I updated my phone to gingerbread 2.3.4, but my 3g is gone and i can’t go on internet please help me

  18. hey neal,

    i updated my galaxy ace using samsung kies(in India). after the update whenever i connect the phone to the sysstem and turn on kies, a message appears on the pc that firmware not updated properly and it asks to do emergency firmware recovery.
    i do whatever it asks but after downloading the emergency firmware files for a while it says that emergency firmware recovery failed.
    a thing i noticed after the update was that the pop up windows that appear on the phone ( eg: adjusting the brightness and selecting language popups)appear slowly instead of the smooth way they used to appear in the previous version.

    wil be glad if you got back to me on this.

  19. Cesar Erwin Magnaye

    Hello. It seems I don’t have enough memory on my phone to update my GT S5830. How do I reformat the phone memory? Either that, or how do I transfer my files from the phone to my MC? Thank you and more power. :)

  20. Hi friends,

    I have update my friends Galaxy Ace with latest official firmware, me and my friends are not to happy with the changes especially whit the UI look..Please let me know the visual look of this version


  21. hi,
    i bought samsung Galaxy ace (androis 2.2.1 froyo version)i installed viber successfully now when im calling my husband on his iphone4 with viber ..its ringing even if he recieve the call im unable to connect the call ..though he recieve the call but on my galaxy ace just the bell is ringing…when my husband is trying to call on viber from i-phone4 ,i get the ring but im unable to receive ..wo both r on the wi-fi on same network.. we can send messages to each other on viber but calls are not getting connected on viber…so for that do i hav to upgrade it to gingerbread????plz advice and help me??where must be the problem..thx in advance

  22. guys…i want a correct suggestion of ur al…i read almost al d comments n now i m confused wat 2 do..shall i change m version from 2.2.1 to gb…cz i saw its drawbacks more den its advantages…n guys 2 b very frank i cant afford d charge even to gt repaired…dis is an unexpctd gift 2 m n i m mch afraid 2 do ne changes to it…cz it is beyond my range..

    if i can agn retrive to 2.2.1 den i shall surely try dis…

    plzz help..\

    with regards..

  23. I tried to update my COPPER GT-S5830T (Thai version) even I don’t speak one word of Thai….I updated it 2.3.4 after taht my GPS stopped working. Downgraded to 2.3.3 different version version and then got it back on Froyo 2.2.1 DXKC1 which is the version that includes Thai.

    Still no GPS everything else works fine, but the GPS is dead – what ever testprogram from market I’m trying no data comes back from the chipset, although most programs writes GPS on. I let stay more than eight hours outside to get a sat fix, but no no.

    Now I would like my phono to DISPLAY GT-S5830 COPPER and not ACE… HOW !? As I need to go back to the shop and get an exchange…

  24. Dear Neal
    I have updated version 2.3.3 in my gt5830, its working gud
    How I set the network mode in 3G only (High speed internet) some time network mode is going in EDGE mode

    Pls reply
    Thank you

  25. Dear Neal,
    I am Samsung Galaxy Ace Android 2.2 Froyo. I connected it to Samsung Kies. Then Kies Update downloaded & updated. after connecting my phone with Kies, I dont found any firmware update. I want to update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Also tell me the configurations of USB thereing & USB debugging to be kept on or off mode during donnecting the phne with Kies. How to update Android 2.3 Gingerbread while Kies doesn’t prompt me for any firmware update??

  26. I tried to update mine using samsung kies, but still in 2.2.1 after I’ve done the whole process.. I tried to do the process again but samsung kies says my firmware is updated already, what should i do? I restarted the phone as well as the pc but still, im not able to upgrade it.. :(

  27. XXKPH worked perfectly for me. Thanks!!!

  28. I love Your technics . My bro got old ace of 2.2.1 version and upgraded from here . i m so thank full of you without any charge ur providing best facility to others. thank you very much………

    it was so helpful to us and very easy to use.

  29. i can not find the download link yaar … where is it ???

  30. guyz help me !!!
    i wanna upgrade to 2.3 but which firmware to choose … I saw XXKPH , XXKPE ,XWKPN …. Which one to choose ???

    Plz help…

  31. I am going to buy a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with o/s android 2.2 (Froyo) and with 800 Mhz. processor. If in future I wish to upgrade the o/s to android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) will the phone work as/more efficiently. Would you in this context advice me to go in for the Samsung Galaxy S19000 with 1 Ghz processor.

  32. how to download odin filres?

  33. hello neal. i found that ginger bread version was released officially i i downloaded it with kies. but the update is not installing. is there any way for this problem. will flash player work with ginger bread 2.3 ? please guide me in this regard…..

  34. How do I know when a cellphone is rooted?, thks.

  35. From wer can we download the file that u tolid to download from the blog…I cant find out please help me !!!

  36. How can I downgrade my Samsung galaxy Ace gingerbread 2.3.4 to 2.2.1 foryo?

    Plz help me bcuz my display rotating doesn’t work properly….

    many thanks in advace..

  37. Hi,

    Thank you very much for the step wise procedure which is really helpful.

  38. Help me Neal..i have a serious problem right now..i was successfull to upgrade my froyo to gingerbread 2.3.3 and after that i straightly move to was successfull..but da most tragic is i cant access any application such as game and many more in my SD card..i oredi check da memory is 2GB and now have 250MB..tats mean all my data is still in my SD..but i cant access it, n i cant see any of my game in phone me pls

  39. hi Neel ! I followed ur s/w upgrade and it worked like a charm…but i forgot to take backup of my wifi setting which was mentioned in your forum…now my wifi shows connected but it’s not connected.

    I tried to restore factory settings and reinstall using
    1. go to setting~>privacy~> factory data reset.
    2. and re-installation process

    but that too din’t work…Some say to change Wpn settings which i don’t have any idea…Kindly help me out

    What do i do now?

  40. StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    cannot open usb serial port:code 32

  41. How do I transfer or Install apps directly to my SD card? I’ve installed angry birds and I’ve checked first my phone memory and it was 136 MB after I installed angry birds it went down to 134.

  42. Hi Neal is it possible to upgrade to GingerBeard 2.9 from Froyo.DDKC1 2.2.1.
    Please temme wat are the things we need to do

  43. Hey Neal i did everything wat u did in that videos after that wat should i do now
    still i dont hav any updated………..pls help me bro……thanx

  44. Hi NeaL.
    I have put all info for Claro Panama network: APN: ba.amx, MCC: 714, MNC: 03, GSM: 1900 and WSCDMA: 1900, as long as I´m in 2G, no problem, but as soon as unmark “only 2G”, briefly, appears 3G, but immediately goes to “Emergency Calls Only”, when mark once again “2G only”, and right away goes to “EDGE”.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

  45. hey neal .i just wnat to know.can we upgarde to 2.3.4 from 2.2.1 of sga…plz reply

  46. Hi Neal Pradep, I downloaded the files which you mentioned in yr blog..but downloaded files names are diffident than which you using in your video..please can you check bellow files & confirm. & Also one file missing in that folder..(PDA – CODE_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false,)


    Please check the above files & confirm bellow file was missing in that downloaded files.

    PDA – CODE_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false,

  47. Hi.. Is it possible to calls on.this handset..though it diesnt.hv front camera bt can video calls b made just wid d back camera so that the person at d other end can see me??

  48. I updated my Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread successfully thru Kies. 3 things happened:

    1: Amount of free memory has decreased
    2: Set has become very slow in response
    3: Gets connected to the same old Wi-Fi but no data movement. Keeps saying “lost Connection – Retry”

    Could you help, please?

  49. Hi,

    Can anyone help me here? I have just now started upgrading 2.2 to 2.3 through Samsung Kies software. Can i know how much time it takes for the complete upgrade. My mobile is Samsung Galaxy Ace


  50. I tried to upgrade my phone but it failed. Then I tried to turn my phone on and screen turned black and appeared computer which is linking with phone and between them are this sign -> !
    how to fix this problem? I tried to remove battery and didn work.

  51. hey pradeep
    wr r u in india?
    as of now i got a firmware update today from kies.
    i havent updated it on my ace but is it GB?

  52. password doesn’t work it says wrong password .i used only but not working

  53. Dear Neal, I have upgraded my Ace to GB 2.3.4. I tried to get 2.3.3 ace is not doing it. Also I rooted my device and rerooted it. Can I root it again?

  54. I can’t download apps from Market i start download but it stops on halfway i tryed reseting to factory settings but that didnt work,any advice please i will be realy grateful

  55. oohh,,, 2.2 froyo works fine,, everything works fine on froyo,,, gingerbread has many probs,,, phone restarts auo,, speed is also slow>>…… last cmtz be happy with original froyo

  56. Hey Neal,

    Is it possible for me to upgrade the RAM which is confirmed 278 on Ace to higher ???



  57. I just flashmy ACE with s5830XXKPH, 2.3.4 GB and my language Phone have changed to Russian. my question is how to change to english again ?

  58. Hi
    Can you please tell me how to install Arabic font on Samsung Galaxy Ace because when ever I open a Arabic or Persian website it just shows the square blocks.

  59. Hi Neal. I read 2-3 comments saying phone gets auto shut down, phone not starting, etc.. I also have the same problem. My phone used to shut down but i restarted it. now its not even starting. i connected the charger but nothing happened. Can you please tell why did this happen as i am taking it to Samsung Service Center for the Froyo Version. Please Help..

  60. hi
    i succeeded to update the firmware of my samsung galaxy Fit GT-S5670 to Ginderbread. but i am not able to connect my phone with samsung Kies software thereafter. on connecting the phone to Usbcable connected to computer with Kies running its showing ” connecting ” for long time and there after not getting connected. i updated the kies software to latest version , restarted my system and phone, connected with USB debugging On and off, connected with SD card mounted and Unmounted. but nothing happened and my phone not connecting to computer thus making me unable to transfer data from pc to phone / SD card.

    please help me with the solution of this problem.

    • what error you are getting!

      • its stating ” Connecting the device… please wait ” and some time latter its giving the message ” No response from the device . Please reset the device to solve this problem”

        • Hey i did factory reset and now its connecting with Kies.. thanks for your reply..
          i want to know how to use my SD card without Kies as it is showing unknown drive if i don’t start Kies and get it connected with my phone. also i want to know how i can run .jar/.jad files on my samsung Fit.

  61. to the original one .. which is the asian version

  62. Hi

    I’m a student, and my dad has limited my budget for a new phone, so I can’t buy the galaxy ace.

    I will be buying the galaxy pro.

    Can you please tell me whether there exists an gingerbread update, or whether there will be one soon ?!?! Also I’m planning to root the phone once i get it. It would be great if you could tell me whether i can install the Cyanogenmod ROM.

    Thanks a lot

  63. I have a problem in upgrading my SGA to GB 2.3. I’m stuck with this for almost an hour:

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

    I power cycle my phone and try to move the USB cable to other ports but still same problem occurs.. :’(

    Can you help me with this problem? I don’t want to lose my phone, I just want it to be upgraded. I just recently bought it. Thanks!

  64. how to go back? can teach me?

  65. After reading many positive comments I upgraded my samsung galaxy ace to gingerbread 2.3.4. But now my phone does not save any internet settings neither manually made settings are saved. Please tell me procedure how to downgrade my phone again to froyo 2.2

  66. in my samsung galaxy ace, i have 18 apps stored in phone memory which amounts to approximately 61.6 mb.. these apps can not be transferred to sd card.. but the phone shows only 19mb phone memory free out of 180 mb internal storage.. Also now a message appears that SMS memory is also getting full.. i hardly have 70 SMSs in the device… how is this possible?? how can i get more phone memory without uninstalling any of the apps or rooting???? PLEASE HELP!!!

  67. i wan to chg back to froyo 2.1 because gingerbread 2.3 dont have chinese…
    i wish i could chg back to froyo 2.1 asian…
    help me pls

  68. Hey Neal,
    I’ve recently purchased Samsung Galaxy Ace, I think it has a 2.2 version on android. Is it okay if I upgrade it to Gingerbread or will I face some problem. Are there any disadvantages of this. Please let me know.

  69. if i wan to cancel how?

  70. Hi NeaL.
    First at all, for the inmense time you put on this subject, many thanks.
    I have posted some replies, on my problem, but now, will put some info of my cell.
    After upgrading to Gingerbread, first, cann´t connect to my provider, after getting the info for the APN (APN/ba.amx, MCC/714, MNC/03), i CAN connect to the carrier network, but just in 2G, as long as I unmark “Just 2G”, the cell change to 3G, but just for a few seconds, and right away change to “Emergency Calls Only”, except of this problem, everything is working fine. The info is as:
    Model Number: GT-S5830
    Android version: 2.3.3
    Baseband ver.: S5830XXKP8
    Kernel ver.:
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XXKP8
    Hope this info, will help you find me a solution, you won´t know how will be appreciated if you take me out of this jam.
    Thanks in advance.

  71. Yes, the same is happening from 3 diffrent computer..
    and from Win7 as well..

  72. I’m working on WinXP and with Administrator rights.

  73. I’ve tried all the obove, I got blank screen after trying to use Rom manager.
    Now the Odin recognize my Samsung ACE (the screen is still black) and all i got is:

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    What to do next?

  74. these sucks…, i will never upgrade my galaxy ace to GB 2.3 to avoid all those problems…

  75. it seems like my computer could not detect the phone after i connect it thru the cable. What should i do?

  76. When i connect my ace to the computer in download mode, my odin (v4.38) box does not flash yellow. then when i check if my ace is connected, it says “The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)”

    • INSTALL KIES 2 first as mentione dint he article and then proceed to the update!

    • Hi Neal,
      Thanks for the wonderful article. I upgraded my Galaxy Ace from Froyo 2.2 to GB 2.3. All seems to be fine (so far), except that sms recipients is reduced to 10 from 20 (Froyo allowed 20). Is there a workaround for this?

      • there is no issue reported like this, you need to clear the cache and try!

        • Thanks Neal.
          Tried that, but still restricts to 10 recipients. Cannot add more than 10 in sms.
          Also another observation is that in Settings->Applications->Manage Applictions, under All tab, whenever I force stop any application, it is still retained in the list displayed. In Froyo, it removed the application listed after force closing. So now in this one, everytime I have scroll thro’ the entire big list and check which app is still running and force close that.
          Also it uses more RAM. In Froyo, I could manage with 150 MB of RAM usage (remaining free), but in this one, it’s always 180 MB min. Is this also known with GB 2.3.3?

        • Thanks Neal. Do u know if there is any other firmware link? I used the one mentioned above in the article. Not sure if Samsung has released official GB 2.3.3/4 for Galaxy Ace in India yet. Tried googling but haven’t got any other such firmware links.

        • Gingerbread 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 whichever is stable.

        • Thanks, if you can provide me for 2.3.3, that will be great. So far yet, I havent found the official firmware release of GB 2.3.3 for India/Asia. Kindly let know if you get hold of.

      • I have already updates with this version which is causing problems. So kindly let know if you get any other version.

        • Hi Neal,

          Can lemme know how can I downgrade back to Froyo 2.2.1 with Asian Firmware. GB 2.3.3 is using too much of ram and battery drains faster than Froyo. I searched this site but could not get any info about downgrading Galaxy Ace to Froyo 2.2.1.

          Appreciate if you can help.

  77. Dear neal,
    I have,updated my samsung ace recently from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 everything was fine for 5-6 hour but after sometime mobile was unable to connect with pc but on same port card reader was connecting. My kies version is 1.56.1 something
    Dear now what I can do?


  78. Is it
    really works,then what is the procexure for updating to ginherbreed 2.3veraion

  79. why after i press button start then this list appear
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    please someone guide me..i cant upgrade to gingerbread 2.3.3..

  80. Thanks for the reply Neal but I am a complete novice at this could you please show me step by step to re apply the update for my device and clear the cache!

    again much appreciated

  81. is sm1 dere to help me out plzz???

  82. hi! i bought galaxy ace yesterday n m not able ti install apps n games from android market as an error occuring which says could not install on USB storage or SD card!!!can sm1 plz help me?????

  83. Hi Guys i do not see to well and I need the message Text to be larger or even better all the fonts to be slightly larger as I am strgglig to read it. My previous phone was a F480 which used the volume keys to increase the font size. Is there any way I have missed this valuable function on my new Galaxy Ace otherwise I will have to return to my old phone.
    Please help..

  84. how can i upgrade my SAMSUNG GALAXY GIO to ANDROID 2.2 to 2.3 using kies.plzzzzzzzz,i can’t upgrade a message appears as “FIRMWARE STOPPED WORKING”,I bought from dubai n using in india….

  85. Lakshmi Narayanan G

    Hi, I’m stuck here:

    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    Even after 5.20 mins, it still shows me the same message. I bought the Ace only yesterday night. If I disconnect it from ODIN now, will it be a problem?

  86. First at all, thanks for the upgrade.
    But now, I´m facing a big problem, after the upgrade from froyo 2.1 (Claro Panama), I cann´t connect to my carrier, tried the sim card on another cel, and works fine.
    Any help would be so much appreciated.

  87. is this update valid for india?
    can i update it?
    also im facing the wifi problem… sometimes it says error while turning it on.. so i have to restart the mobile to do so.. kindly help me out with this issue…

  88. Chris Podaropoulos

    what is the best program to unzip the file , for android 2.3.3

  89. Chris Podaropoulos

    Odin Multi downloader is in rar file ????
    win rar do not open 2 rar files ??

    is ther a problem ? somethink wrong for me ??

    please i have last my gym .

  90. StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    am stuck on this mode …the odin downloader detected my galaxy ACE BUT when i start to flash it will give this message

  91. I cant install skype in this fone

  92. Jaycee Hernandez

    pls reply ASAP… i need my phone and some important files… galaxy ace 5830 its is only 2 months

  93. Jaycee Hernandez

    pls. help me… what can i do fixed my ace 5830? while flashing my phone my computer suddenly off…. now i cannot use my phone… when i turn on.. theres a icon displayed PC at cellphone only and it is stuck up. so please help me… DPC JAY

  94. i think i am trying opening the zipped file wrong, it is not asking me for
    a password. it opens the folder but when it does there is no odin file to be fould anywhere.

    help please

  95. how to update my android version 2.2.1,baseband version,kernel version htc-kernel@and18-2#1 to 2.3.4 because have download different 2.3.4 update but when try to install it tell me install abort

  96. Once i upgraded to Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 everything went sweet. Thanks for your very good instructions and resources. I didn’t even have to reset any settings on the phone

  97. Hey thanks for this. I updated and everything working fine.
    Only problem is that I thought that apps saved on sd card will not be erased even after the flashing. But it seems I have to install it all over again. I had lots and dont remember each one. Any chance of getting it back?

  98. where can i download this version?
    can i turn it into greek?

  99. hai , any one of people can you plz tel how to update 2.2to2.3 for galaxy ace


  101. hi,

    i am trying to update my Galaxy S to 2.3.4 but i have a strange problem: i cannot connect the phone to PC in download mode although it connects with no problem when it is opened normally. i have installed the latest usb driver for galaxy s but still doesn’t work. when it is in dw mode i went to control panel and tried to update the driver but it says that i have the latest version.

    can you please help me?


    • worth to mention that i was using z4mod to convert the system files from rfs to ext2. before trying to make the update i used z4mod to convert the system files back to rfs and everything seemed to be ok but just now i realized that actually the files are still ext2. i’ve tried again several times but the files don’t change back to rfs although i don’t receive any error, everything seems to be ok – it even reboots. could this be the problem for not being able to connect the phone to pc in download mode? if so, how can i convert the files back to rfs considering that z4mod does not work?

    • which version you are on currently?

  102. KIES says “this version of the device cannot be updated”. What’s the reason? Also I entered *#272*IMEI# It brings me to preconfig where I can choose from options but its does not show me the option IUS for India, what should I do and what is Preconfig, Thanks for all the help

  103. As of now i can see new version is available in other section..I hv d default one that comes with d phn…So hv to get the one in this article and again with the one in another article ??

  104. Neal, Just a quick question. I have upgraded my Galaxy Ace to 2.3.4 and it works very well, however I cannot see any difference from 2.3.3. I wanted to know if I can still update via Kies when Samsung launch official 2.3.3 update for Ace as when I connect to Kies at the moment it says “This version of the device cannot be updated” I want the official update when it is released but I think now I cannot get it. I am in UK by the way, if that helps.

  105. thank u
    man it means a lot to me.
    specially when i have cracked my phone n get this help

  106. hey Neal i have just upgraded my deceive with 2.3.4 but don’t like it….it is the same as 2.2 so i want to go back to my default….please help me to get beck my old version

  107. I have the same problem like most of us have. I successfully upgrade my Froyo to Gingerbread but my Ace cannot detect any 3G/HSDPA connection eventhough I had turned on my data network….!!! Please….!!! Is there any way that I can solve this problem?

    If there aren’t any way, please tell me on how to downgrade back to my Froyo and wait until Samsung officially launch GB for Ace…
    I really appreciate your help…

    Thank you…

    • you can directly follow the procedure to install the froyo version for your Ace. Have you checked by configuring the apn settings correctly?

  108. hi i had rooted my phone now how to upgrade my phone

  109. Or can I just use Kies to perform an official update to 2.3 ?

  110. I have just received my brandnew Galaxy Ace.
    Can I start right away with upgrading or do I first have to set up my phone for regular use ??

  111. Thanks! Just updated my Galaxy Ace from 2.2 to 2.3.3 and it works superb! It is alot faster than 2.2 and very smooth. When phone first starts up after upgrade, it starts in Russian language, but navigate to Locale option in settings and reset to English. I Reset the language and my 3G settings manually and I have no problems, it is brilliant. Great instructions too! Never done anything like this before and it was easy! Thanks!

    • Thanks kris fr the update n let us know if we could help you with anything else.

    • Kris, may I know how you set 3G setting manually? Because I am having the same problem too… Other than that, GB works great and fast…

      Thank you.

      • you can contact the network operator!

      • Hi Pete, you need to get settings from your network provider. They can usually be found on the operators website. It canusually be sent to your phone as a text message or you may have to enter the settings manually. I am on Vodafone UK and the settings are on the support page of the website. Hope that helps.

        • Thanks Neal & Kris. I am now able to configure my 3G setting and can use my data network… ;) Thanks guys… Now I can continue use my GB. Anyway, if Samsung officially launch GB, can we still download the firmware from Kies?

          Thank you. ;)

  112. Is this update having trojon or phishing tools installed silently. i’m worried. how to reverse back to froyo

  113. Can anyone tell me how to reinstall froyo in my Galaxy ACE….plzz revert back

  114. Great work guyzzz…..but my gets very slow after upgrading on to gingerbread…..wht to do now???

  115. Hi

    Where can I download the ODIN ?


  116. Great guide!
    Had some issues, but I reboot the machine, takeout the battery from the phone and done!
    Using S5570_Odin Multi Downloader v4.38

    Dont give up dudes! :)

  117. @neal

    hi..can connect with this upgrade to android market??
    cause i flash my phone and its hard to connect to goggle

    thx in advance

  118. when i flash odin galaxy Ace . i encounter error massage “MIBIB” . I can’t understand and someone help me plssssssssss.

  119. Hi there

    m having problem to dwnload G.Breaf on my Ace.why is that i get a prompt when i insert insert info
    BOOT – APBOOT_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5,
    Phone – MODEM_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03.tar.md5,
    PDA – CODE_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false,
    CSC – CSC_S5830SERKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5,

    msg appear: invalid image type” then asnother msg saying its stop working.. pls advice

  120. hey Neal ! u r doing good job man.firsto fo all my hearty wishes for that…..i m now using 2.2.1 froyo ace.and i m planning to upgarade it to 2.3 with ur guidance….now my question is will the warranty be void if i upgrade?? reply me soon. waiting for ur response eagerly….. :)

  121. Hey!! the reaction of different ppl who ve tried upgradin is kind of mixed.. some ppl r sayin its workin well.. n some r sayin its slow n some ve probs.. wil d installation the OS depend on the process followed or the the hardware? my ace wid 2.2 has a prob of hangin frequently n restarting.. wil it b rectified by upgrading? my cousin with an optimus 2.2 has never faced a prob of hang or restart.. Kindly help..

  122. Hi All

    I have recently bought Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. On the first day, operator has sent the settings for internet and it worked fine..Unfortunately settings got deleted when one of my frnd was exploring my phone. I have made the same settings, But internet is not working for me in this Phone..When i try with my old phone, internet is working..Not sure why iam unable to connect to Internet..

    Please help

  123. Any idea when official gingerbread is coming to Galaxy Ace in India ?

  124. Its been 40 minutes can i get ur reply a little fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. Im using Odin Multi Downloader v4.03

  126. Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    its taken about 11 minutes im damn worried about this…..
    can anyone tell wether der will be a problem cause ive dloaded it from
    I started da thing and den readed da forums ..they say it doesnt work..
    plzzz help fast ..shud i abort?????????????

  127. hi.. ie was able to upgrade my galaxy ace to gingerbread…

    everything was working fine except for using my phone as wifi hotspot nor as a modem using a laptop? coz i tried to used the phone after the update and other devices was connected but im getting error dns error using the laptop/ no internet access. can anyone help me what to do?

    any response will be highly appreciated..

  128. do i have to download ODIN???

  129. Hi Dude I am from Singapore I tried update to Gingerbread as I followed the tutorial, but It shows the ERROR. The message is — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5. Please guide me to solve this issue.

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

  130. I update my Ace to gingerbread but i can’t root my phone, Please help

  131. Hi! I just updated my friend’s Ace to Gingerbread. Everything is fine except that the display screen likes to rotate to landscape position and the keyboard is missing. Example when I wan to hook up a wireless network, it does not pop out the keyboard for me to key in WEP. Please help!!

  132. helP!!! i am not a computer pro so i cant figure it out….when in download mode my pc doesnt detect my phone i got windows vista it says unidentifies device and some thing like that…. :\ i know noob question but still i aint pro…. thanks

  133. hey ppl..
    i havent upgraded my ace yet… i have a prob connecting my phone to my computer… when ever i connect my phone using data cable , it gets into charging mode.. i havent installed kies yet…USB debugging option is aslo enabled on my phone… need help regarding this..

  134. I am facing problem updating my phone. it is taking 30+ mins and still dows not go further.. I have restarted my PC and the phone, still not able to crack.. please help

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

    I am using “odin Odin Multi Downloader v4.38″

    • Raghu, sorry to hear that, just restart phone and computer to restart the process!

      • I am facing the same problem. I tried it many a times but stuck at the same point.

        While puting the phone in the download mode i just see ‘Downloading…’ and not the android logo as shown in youtube video. it also doesnt show any other instruction… so is there a problem?

        Please suggest

  135. Will upgrade to Gingerbread fix the common problem with the Galaxy Ace locking up (as if it auto shutdown) when left alone with Wifi connected? I have this problem now with Froyo. Here’s a thread in Android forum discussing the problem:

  136. Hi All,

    I just upgraded my original Ace’s Froyo 2.2 to 2.3.3 xxKP9 using Odin 4.38 and one-click rooting using 5830_2.3.3KP9 and the result was disastrous.

    Right after the re-Boot, I received a phonecall and put the phone to my ears, but could not hear anything. I thought I got the recurring wax build up on my left ear and put the phone to my right ear hole. Still no sound. I was almost certain that my ear holes were completely flocked by my significant others the night before, and my suspicion about to be proven right.

    Then I call it from a landline and still same result. But when I receive calls and turn on the speakerphone, the sound came out fine. Samething with Bluetooth headset is also okay. I am now almost gone bald from pulling my already thinning hair trying to solve this problem. I feel so down I almost cut my own **** off.

    Luckily, my conscience kick me in the groin and an idea came… I did a reset, hard reset, and reboot the phone, but heaven forbid… the cyrillic character came back and I still got no sound from the front speaker.

    Any of you kind enough to want to help a brother? What should I do (beside cutting my *** off) after the stupidity of upgrading from Froyo to GingerBoner? I really appreciate your knwoledge and wisdom on this matter.

    P.s. I am downloading 2.3.4 KPH and 2.2.1 KC1 just in case, I will have to re-flash later)

    • I got the same problem. Did you solved it already? Anyone an idea?

      • Yes you can update witht the same after following the instructions!

        • Its done. Got Gingerbread 2.3.3. on my phote, wipe’d it and still got the Problem. Reboot the phone and i got Sound and Tones. Got a Call oder call somebody for myself and there is a low noise in the front speaker. Only another reboot solve it. Headset and freespeaking mode works fine…

  137. Hello all. I’m still afraid to upgrade my phone to gingerbread. Can you tell me which one is better? Froyo or gingerbread? Thanks guys :)

  138. thnks, great tutorial

    but i have one BIG PROBLEM, I can’t conect to my mobile network
    I know how to configure 3G and those things but in my phone it always says emergency call only
    I tried to reconect manually to my network but after a few seconds it starts saying emergecy call only again
    my phone is in latin america

    please help D:

  139. Dude u js rock!!
    Thnx for dis gr8 tutorial nd step by step updation guidance!!

    I updated it succesfully!

    Nd i hav a msg for all da readers nd those who wnna update!!

    Download the package nd update through S5830_Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.38 you r gonna see hw easy it iz.

    Though u wont b able to connect it vid kies after update but y do u need dat for?

    If u wanna tranmfer data dat option will b available!

    Nd fo tehedering download pdanet!

    **No need to worry…go for it guyz**

    • thanks avi for your support! We will ensure that all your wantings are delivered at this site! Do let us know if we could help you more on your Android!

  140. HI Neal..

    Thanks a lot for putting your efforts in creating this tutorial..

    Its been a month since I bought Galaxy Ace.. N I am loving it.

    I desperately want to upgrade to GB, as I have heard there is better power management in it and faster UI..

    The only thing which keeps me from using this tutorial is the fear of bricking my phone..

    as I got this phone after much pains (I am student..and convincing dad isnt dat easy you see :P)

    So would you advice to go on with it or wait for the official GB update? ( if at all thats coming)

    As I read that Samsung dont provide updates for their phones..

  141. Hi,
    Many thanks for the great upgrade, phone works fine and I’m very pleased with the results.
    Reset APN as per original settings I recoded from 2.2, internet and 3G are fine as is the wifi connection. As the USB drivers for the phone are included in the Samsung Kies application it may be useful to ensure that this is installed as part of the PC preparation.Once again many thanks for all your efforts, you have made a lot of Samsung Ace owners very pleased.

    Kind regards and good luck

  142. every thing went right during up gradation ….
    and every thing is working fine …
    weather its wifi , 3g ect …

  143. after the upgrade, my phone could was not able to detect by my computer.. how is tht possible ? is there any way or something to solve this ?TY ~~

  144. HI,
    I m from mumbai today i m going to buy ace can anybody tell me reviews of this phone? when will be GB released for this phone? or if i upgrade using this tutorial will work or do i need to unlock it as the firmware released for other than asia region??? Please somebody help me …. I want to buy this phone but i want these query answered b4 that….

    Thank you..

  145. Does any body from mumbai upgrade this phone…..

  146. HI,
    I m from mumbai today i m going to buy ace can anybody tell me reviews of this phone? when will be GB released for this phone? or if i upgrade using this tutorial will work or do i need to unlock it as the firmware released for other than asia region??? Please somebody help me …. I want to buy this phone but i want these query answered b4 that….

    Thank you..

    • Does anybody from mumbai upgrade this phone….

      • I have upgraded the phone successfully and am from Mumbai..

        Strongly recommend not to upgrade the phone as its very slow and keeps getting hanged. Right now i have not been abl to find a way to go back to original OS

  147. Hey!
    Its a good article.
    I succesfully upgraded it.
    But its too slow. and i cant handle it that slow.
    Is their a way speed it up?
    Else please tell how to get back to 2.2.1.

    Thank you.

  148. Hey,
    I updated my ace using this tutorial. Everything went smooth but now the phone is super slow. I already noticed more people in the comment section with the same problem. But now I’m a bit confused about the answer. Should I perform the update again?

  149. I’m now getting regular random shutdowns and want to return back to 2.2 that came with the phone as I am getting a replacement sent to me on Saturday.

    Its pretty obvious thats its been upgraded and dont want to have to pay when they take it back to the factory and found out that I had upgraded with a Beta release.

    Please can you explain how I can do this.

    Many thanks


  150. does it support Arabic langue?

  151. before upgrade i can install apps from sd card but after it upgraded i can’t install apps no more :(, please help….

  152. My upgrade worked fine, apart from loosing all contacts and downloaded content, all pics and music were kept, Good upgrade. Thanks

  153. i have galaxy ace which i upating d fill pass it now my pc get reboooting how much time get 2 on

  154. done with upgrade..
    bt not able to connect to my internet…
    plz help..

  155. done with my upgrade but unable to connect to my internet ..
    plzz help fast..

  156. done with upgrade but not able to connect through internet please help !!!!

  157. waitesd for 45 mins.. but still says setup connection..
    wats the matter??? :(

  158. So Far so good…..but sometime is a bit lagging

  159. I just have upgrade to android 2.3 but updating a firmware affects the warrenty or gaurrenty provided by Samsung?
    I have talk to samsung customer care they said Android 2.3 for galaxy ace is not available in india

  160. hello,,, nice work. Now I can use Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy ACE.
    Btw Do you have higher android version 2.3.4 ? I want having Android Open Accessory Development Kit on My ACE. Can someone help me ??



  161. Is there an option for Linux?

  162. After upgrading the Samsung Galaxy ACE to 2.3.3 everything works okay except for the 3G … I am unable to get this working correctly …..

    :( … the rest is okay.

  163. i upgraded my ace,but it has a problem. when i connect it to my pc it will not be detected by my pc. please help!T.T

  164. Hi, loaded this update on and it came up in Russian or something.

    Managed to get through the language settings and change back to English.

    I now can’t attach to my wifi network, I can see the network, and have tried unsecure, wpa and wpa2 etc. Reset routers everything but no joy. It says trying to connect and trying to obtan IP but won’t connect.

    I have tried friends and familys routers and still no joy

    I could under the original install of Android.

    Any help, failing that the procedure that you mention above on how to revert back to the original roms

    Also I am looking for certain apps that I know are there on the Market, but can’t find them now i.e. the Trainline Tickets could it just be not compatible with my phone so not shown or is ths rom since it was in Russian originally, not showing apps for the UK

  165. Successfully Upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 from Android Froyo 2.2.1 to Android Gingerbread 2.3.3.

    Everything is fine ……. Gingerbread is nice’..
    But the camera is giving a little problem……. It is auto focusing correctly but when the picture is clicked the image is little blurred as it is not auto focussed..???????

    • how can upgrade your phone please tell me

      • Hey man i just got my problem solved…….. Now I have Gingerbread 2.3.4 in my Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with no camera focusing problems……….

        Everything is awesome…… No more force closes in internet or android market……. No hang in gallery……. No problems at all

        Enhanced multithreading structure…..
        Video Recording At 640×480 pixels…..
        Fast Processing…..

        You will love it!!


  167. hi neel do u find the way to get back in 2.2.1 v?????

  168. Guys, please let me know can we make video calling with gingerbread? some of the sites says it is possible.

  169. so you mean i can fix my phone by booting into the recovery mode and selecting factory reset from it or apply firmware recovery from kies or send it to samsung for fixing…………????????? :-(

  170. will my phone be fixed if it is bricked accidentally in the process

  171. nice tutorial dude. Thanks for working on this and delivering us the gingerbread experience on ace. Honestly telling, i have installed gb on my phone, because after reading the above comments i do not find it good to install gb. There are a lot of bugs which many have faced. Still thanks for the nice tutorial. I also wanted to mention that for example if i brick my phone in any process and the phone is not able to boot, will its warranty be void. Can i send it to samsung then to fix it? Will they be able to fix it? Fast reply would be appreciated. ;-) and again thanks for the nice tutorial.

    • @rohan no, the warranty will not be voided in this case as the service centres can’t make out easily about on why phone has gone dead! yes you can tell samsung about but don’t mention that you were flashing the device and it got dead by on its own then the warranty will void!

  172. Im trying to reflash to froyo. Already download firmware from, when i extract the file it doesn’t include with OPS file. May i know where i can get the file?

  173. Hi while upgrading stuck here for more than 15 min. What should i do
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

  174. Succefully Updated . and no problem with 3g or data service both are working fine.

    cheers . And thanks for this wonderful guide.

  175. Hi,
    I followed the steps exactly , the odin in the forth file (PDA) stops working and exit , what should i do in this case.

  176. Love this Article. Well written. Wow!
    My GALAXY Ace GT-S5830 has just updated to Android 2.3.3

    Time Elapsed to update: 5 minutes
    Thanks developers.

  177. How to keep phone in download mode apart from pressing middle key, power key and volume down key

  178. i’m “stuck” at this step, “mibib download..” for about 30 minutes , no progress…. any ideas?

    this is the debug message..

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

  179. Send me the link from where I download version 2.2.1 and tell me the step of download that in my samsung galaxy ace

  180. Hi,

    I have a prob after flashing my SGA from Froyo to GB. My phone now cannot detect any 3G network / data package. Im using services from Celcom Malaysia. I can only use it to make a call and normal SMS only. My question;

    1. How i can reflashed back to froyo again?
    2. Anyone encounter prob like me here? Any suggestion.


  181. Hello,
    After updating the firmware on my smartphone, will the phone still free?

    Remain in the Spanish language?

    Thank you very much, sincerely


  182. Hi,

    I came up with another problem :(.. Whenever i am downloading the apps from the Android market few apps are directly getting stored in SD card. They are working fine soon after the installation, but when i switch off and on othe phone or connect and disconnect the phone to kies in my laptop.. all these apps are getting invisible on the screen but still able to see them in the SD card through Applications -> manage applications -> on SD card.. all those apps were greyed out. When i clicked on them i saw the option move to phone.. i tried moving to phone but it throwed me a popup saying “Failed to move application: Application not found”. Is this is a unique problem of mine..? Please help me guys..

    Thanks & Regards,
    Uday S

    • @uday you can’t see the apps from Market place in your computer. There is a procedure for it to do so, easily you can’t extract the market apps!

      • Hi Pradeep,

        I appreciate your patience in replying to our questions but I am not sure whether you excatly got my problem or not.. Let me rephrase my problem. I am able to see the apps in the market place and successfully downloaded and installed them and ran them on my mobile. Once i reboot (swithc off/on) my phone i am not able to see those downloaded apps in my phone, though they are displayed under SD card apps (and here all the apps are greyed out) there is a option for moving them to phone but even that didnt worked out.

        Thanks & Regards,

        • @Uday have you tried re installing the firmware?

        • @Pradeep: I didnt tried that option. I got the mobile with Android 2.2.1 later on i upgraded that to 2.3.3 gingerbread version as per the above steps. Shall i give a try re installing the firmware..???

        • reinstalling gingerbread version again or with 2.2.1 which i got with the mobile.? If i have to reinstall 2.3. gingerbread version i will follow the above steps else if i have to reinstall to 2.2.1 version can you please help me how to do that..

        • Hi,
          did you resolve your problem with gingerbread.
          i upgrade my samsung ACE firmware android 2.2.1 to gignerbread it’s working like turtle and a battery finish in one day.
          wifi is off
          gps is off
          3g is off…


  183. go in setting select fith from last it is language section .

  184. Hi,
    Thanks a lot frnd. It worked like a charm!!. It is very much fast too. 3G works fine. The prob is with wifi. My workplace uses proxy (without authentication). In froyo 2.2, there was a setting for proxy server (wireless–>options–>advanced) and i was able to access internet. But in gingerbread, I am not able to find that setting. It would be really cool, if you can help with that also.


  185. erm…what is the password for unzip the files??

  186. Arjun Dayal Mathur

    Hi , I think i updated firware with less battery , and now my phone is not powering on …odin said rebooting….and then nothing happens….even the power button doesnt work ..what to do ?

  187. Hi,

    Thanks for very the step wise procedure which is really helpful. I have done all the steps as mentioned. But it didnt asked me for langauge option and now i am getting some different language on my phone. dont even know which langauge that is. Could you please help me in changing language to english. Menu is totally not readable for me…