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. Reply vaishali Mehta February 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    thanks a lot.. its very helpfull

  2. Reply Jean Carlos August 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

    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. Reply Parker August 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    where is link for download???

  4. Reply Debbie Wees Brogdon June 10, 2012 at 5:04 am

    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. Reply Ali Gudarzi May 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I need update my mobile.

  6. Reply sumo May 13, 2012 at 2:23 am

    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. Reply Q-rious May 8, 2012 at 2:34 am

    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. Reply BoJlk May 6, 2012 at 5:34 am

    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. Reply light4night May 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    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. Reply paul April 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

      check with the usb connectivity as its giving the error!

  11. Reply Gari February 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    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. Reply Hiba February 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:23 am


  13. Reply Hiba February 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:23 am


  14. Reply Balaram October 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

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

    • Reply Balaram October 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      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.

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm

        when you are getting this error exactly?

  15. Reply annonyme October 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 1:58 am


  16. Reply Sandeep October 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    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. Reply Andrija October 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    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. Reply hamza October 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      since its a beta version, it wont support kies!

      • Reply hamza October 9, 2011 at 2:01 am

        another issue i have is that i cant modify any content of my sd card by connecting it to the pc, it gives a message saying that the destination drive is full even though its got only 512 kb on it.
        please help me out with this.

  19. Reply Cesar Erwin Magnaye October 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    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. Reply JB October 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    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. Reply tahsi October 4, 2011 at 2:17 am

    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. Reply shrey September 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      just wait for somedays till the stable version arrives, we will inform you through

  23. Reply JL September 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    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. Reply Mihir September 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      you need to choose the option of “WCDMA” option in your network and not dual mode or GSM Mode!

      • Reply Mihir September 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

        thanks dear
        bur where i will get this opation in setting

  25. Reply pankaj September 26, 2011 at 11:54 am

    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??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      as of now 2.3. is not available through KIES!
      Keep USB debugging Off!

  26. Reply jeff September 17, 2011 at 7:31 am

    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. Reply mindpower September 16, 2011 at 2:55 am

    XXKPH worked perfectly for me. Thanks!!!

  28. Reply numan September 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

      thanks a lot numan for your High Five! 🙂

  29. Reply Murtaza September 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

      the link is there in the page number 3

  30. Reply Rishav Goel September 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    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. Reply DKBanerjee September 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    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. Reply aditya verma September 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    how to download odin filres?

  33. Reply siva September 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    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…..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

      as of now siva the flash player is not supported in Ace!

  34. Reply Jose Mendieta September 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

      you will see the apps like “Super user” in the applications if the phone is rooted!

  35. Reply Jay September 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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

  36. Reply Amru September 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      have you cleared the cache?

      • Reply Amru September 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Yes, cleared the cache…

      • Reply Amru September 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        Yes, I have Cleared the Cache as they give in the procedure…Is there have any solution for my problem??

  37. Reply sadiq September 5, 2011 at 9:03 am


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

  38. Reply PhoeniXT September 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    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. Reply bharath September 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    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. Reply alif September 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

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    cannot open usb serial port:code 32

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Get the Admin privileges in your PC and then update your phone! KINDLY FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  41. Reply ChRis September 4, 2011 at 4:20 am

    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. Reply Selva September 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    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. Reply Selva September 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    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. Reply Jose Mendieta September 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      hey, its an operator issue, kindly check with them!

      • Reply Jose Mendieta September 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

        Thks, will let you know how’s end.

        • Jose Mendieta September 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

          It wasn´t operator issue, it was my lack of knowledge, the culprit was the firmware I was using, it wasn´t for latam, when found one suitable for the GT-S5830″L”, all problems were gone, now, ended with Gingerbread 2.3.4, and full using 3G/H on my phone.
          Thanks for all your time.

  45. Reply anand mourya September 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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

  46. Reply csbest September 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    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. Reply neha September 3, 2011 at 2:25 am

    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??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      no, its not possible as it doesnt have the front camera!

  48. Reply KayBee September 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    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. Reply RamBee September 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm


    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


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      you can update via Odin which is mentioned above!

  50. Reply marc_ha132 September 2, 2011 at 1:58 am

    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. Reply prajjwal athreyas September 2, 2011 at 12:12 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

      you can refer an all new article on

  52. Reply ajay August 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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

  53. Reply S Thiruvengadam August 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    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. Reply Boki August 31, 2011 at 2:21 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

      kindly update with the latest version from

  55. Reply arvind khakh August 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    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. Reply suresh August 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Hey Neal,

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



  57. Reply bambang August 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    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. Reply Noori August 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    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. Reply Harjot August 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      have you updated with this version? you can apply this update!

  60. Reply k gautam August 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      what error you are getting!

      • Reply k gautam August 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        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”

        • k gautam August 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

          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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

          you will be requiring the Java emulator which you can get from the market place!

  61. Reply huiyin August 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    to the original one .. which is the asian version

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      as of now asian version is not covered by us, we will cover it soon as soon as the update arrives!

  62. Reply Rohit August 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm


    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. Reply ebe August 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    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
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    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. Reply huiyin August 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    how to go back? can teach me?

  65. Reply Sheelkumar August 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      you can find the same on

  66. Reply divyajot singh August 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    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!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      go to manage applications from settings and move them all to SD Card!

  67. Reply huiyin August 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

    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. Reply Smit Sharma August 20, 2011 at 1:01 am

    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. Reply huiyin August 20, 2011 at 12:14 am

    if i wan to cancel how?

  70. Reply Jose Mendieta August 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

      configure the apn settings! you need to contact your operator for the same!

  71. Reply Golan August 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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

  72. Reply Golan August 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m working on WinXP and with Administrator rights.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      have you checked with some other pc or by using another usb port?

  73. Reply Golan August 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      kindly proceed to this procedure with the admin credentials!

  74. Reply moxh360 August 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

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

  75. Reply sing Tee August 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      have yo checked with the USB Debugging mode or mass storage mode?

  76. Reply JoshL August 16, 2011 at 5:13 am

    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)”

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

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

    • Reply Harish Alwar August 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      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?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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

        • Harish Alwar August 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

          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?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 1:10 am

          Its a firmware specific issue.

        • Harish Alwar August 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

          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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

          which version you wish to update!

        • Harish Alwar August 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm

          Gingerbread 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 whichever is stable.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

          both are stable enough.

        • Harish Alwar August 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

          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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

          Yes you can update with this version.

      • Reply Harish Alwar August 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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

        • Harish Alwar August 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

          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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 1:06 am

          we will soon come out with the same!

  77. Reply Yogendr August 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    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?


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

      update your KIEs to the latest 2.0 version

  78. Reply siddartha August 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

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

  79. Reply zukarnain August 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      kindly get the admin rights for your pc to to proceed to the updation process!

  80. Reply paul August 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

    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. Reply jose August 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    is sm1 dere to help me out plzz???

  82. Reply jose August 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    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?????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      hey jose on which firmware you are on?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      sorry for the delay in replying, have you updated with any of the firmwares?

  83. Reply paul August 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      its a very unusual error, kindly re apply the update for your device and clear the cache!

  84. Reply aminno pauper August 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    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….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 12:08 am

      you can follow the above instructions to update your phone!

  85. Reply Lakshmi Narayanan G August 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 9, 2011 at 9:58 am


  86. Reply Jose Mendieta August 9, 2011 at 3:08 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

      hi jose have you checked updating the firmware!?

      • Reply Jose Mendieta August 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

        Hi Neal, sorry to said, but I´m new on these stuff, could you mind to explain how, or let me know where I can find a guide for it, I´ll appreciate so much.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

          just follow the instructions which are mentioned after which you will be able to update with the same!

      • Reply Jose Mendieta August 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

        Sorry my lack of knowledge, how´s that?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

          you will have to go into the recovery mode which is mentioned in the article and need to follow the same!

  87. Reply Ragupathy August 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    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…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

      yes its valid for india
      yes you can update it
      yes try restarting and clearing the cache!

  88. Reply Chris Podaropoulos August 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      as of now unzipping the password protected files cant be done from android..

  89. Reply Chris Podaropoulos August 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    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 .

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      no its not an issue at our end, kindly check with WIN RAR Setup

  90. Reply jedjh August 7, 2011 at 6:52 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

      kindly get admin previleges and then try updating!!

  91. Reply jabbar August 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I cant install skype in this fone

  92. Reply Jaycee Hernandez August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

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

  93. Reply Jaycee Hernandez August 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:31 am

      kindly re insert the battery and then re try flashing again!

  94. Reply jodie August 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    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. Reply samuel August 2, 2011 at 7:41 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

      you can proceed to update with this version.

  96. Reply Dave August 2, 2011 at 3:16 am

    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. Reply Amarnath July 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

      yes, after the firmware update you will have to load all the apps again!

  98. Reply johnhx July 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      yes, you can change the language settings from the locale and text!

  99. Reply udaykumar reddy July 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 1:13 am

      hey uday, just follow the instructions mentioned above!

  100. Reply mike July 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm


  101. Reply andrei July 28, 2011 at 12:23 am


    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?


    • Reply andrei July 28, 2011 at 2:29 am

      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?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

        you cant convert the file system as of now but there is a different method to convert the same!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      which version you are on currently?

  102. Reply Atul July 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    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. Reply Arjun July 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    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. Reply Kris Nelson July 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

      there are some minor changes which have been done, you can check with the enhancements section which is there in the article!

  105. Reply kushal July 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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

  106. Reply Shailesh July 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 23, 2011 at 12:40 am

      we will soon come out with another article to update with the next possible higher version! Stay tuned!

      • Reply Shailesh July 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

        thx bro waiting for the same hope this will have more things

      • Reply Shailesh July 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

        in original version of my firmware there was Hindi support (i could see my facebook in Hindi) but in this update its not there it shows white box only

        • NeaL Pradeep July 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

          no, it doesn’t support hindi!

  107. Reply Pete July 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    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…

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm

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

      • Reply Pete July 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

        Yeahhh…!!! Finally my 3G setting is done and now I can use my GB smoothly… 😉 Thanks…

  108. Reply manidhar July 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      you can simply follow the above instructions for updating your phone!

  109. Reply TaranQ July 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      its a manual update, with KIES you will not be able to update!

  110. Reply TaranQ July 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    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 ??

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      yes you can easily update with the same!

  111. Reply Kris Nelson July 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

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

    • Reply Pete July 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      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.

      • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        you can contact the network operator!

      • Reply Kris Nelson July 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

        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.

        • Pete July 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

          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. 😉

        • NeaL Pradeep July 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

          That depends on from which region you are from…

  112. Reply jerry July 19, 2011 at 1:05 am

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

  113. Reply Mohit Goel July 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      we will soon come up with an article on the same!

  114. Reply Mohit Goel July 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

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

  115. Reply Sandeep July 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm


    Where can I download the ODIN ?


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Its there in the last version of the firmware!

  116. Reply Andre Castro July 15, 2011 at 8:00 am

    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. Reply veyn July 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    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. Reply mr.bee July 11, 2011 at 10:07 am

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

  119. Reply anand July 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

      some files are corrupted or drivers are missing, kindly have a check on both!

  120. Reply dhivahar July 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    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….. 🙂

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      no, warranty will not get void till you don’t root your phone and upgrading the firmware is not equal to rooting. So, don’t worry! 🙂

      • Reply dhivahar July 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        i am from india?…..r u sure there wont be any problem?
        thanx neal…. can i downgrade 2.2 if i want to do so?

        • Neal Pradeep July 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

          no there will be no issues!

  121. Reply Amith July 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    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. Reply sudhee July 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    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. Reply Harish July 4, 2011 at 2:40 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      there is no ETA about this update!

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      there is no ETA regarding the same but soon it will be updated!

  124. Reply Yash sonawney July 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

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

  125. Reply Yash sonawney July 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Im using Odin Multi Downloader v4.03

  126. Reply Yash sonawney July 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    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?????????????

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      just remove the battery and then again follow the procedure to fix it!

  127. Reply drewrn08 July 3, 2011 at 8:25 am

    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. Reply rfser June 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    do i have to download ODIN???

  129. Reply karthik June 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 27, 2011 at 5:07 am

      restart computer and phone to re follow the procedure!

    • Reply Andrew October 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      im from sg too.. my 3g doesn’t work after update.

  130. Reply dafee June 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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

  131. Reply Jennifer June 24, 2011 at 6:06 am

    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!!

    • Reply Sergio June 27, 2011 at 4:05 am

      try updating again from the first step

  132. Reply prathamesh June 23, 2011 at 5:43 am

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      just follow each instruction carefully, you will surely be able to update your phone!

  133. Reply muiz June 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    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. Reply Raghu June 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    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”

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 30, 2011 at 3:35 am

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

      • Reply Hridesh September 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

        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. Reply Gilbert June 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    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. Reply jj127 June 21, 2011 at 6:50 am

    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)

    • Reply Imp August 5, 2011 at 6:20 am

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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

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

        • Imp August 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

          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. Reply Sierra June 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    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. Reply Sergio June 18, 2011 at 2:44 am

    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:

    • Reply Sergio June 18, 2011 at 4:28 am

      i just realiced that it stops conecting and desconecting if i use only 2G mode only, but i still need 3G mode D:

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 18, 2011 at 5:26 am

      juz visit the operator’s gallery to get the settings!

      • Reply Sergio June 21, 2011 at 1:20 am

        the settings are ok, i did change them for my carrier
        internet is working (both 2g and 3g) but it desconects every one minute when i turn into 3G

    • Reply Pete July 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Sergio…

      May I know how to manually configure 3G setting bcos I am having the same problem as you do…

      Thanks in advance…

      • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        you can configure the APN Settings!

        • Jose Mendieta August 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

          Sorry, how´s that?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 10:27 am

          have you updated with this version?

  139. Reply Avi June 14, 2011 at 5:47 am

    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**

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      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. Reply Rishikesh June 12, 2011 at 6:07 am

    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. Reply Lend June 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      thanks for the appreciation buddy, looking forward for the same in future too!

  142. Reply piyush angra June 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

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

  143. Reply Mc June 7, 2011 at 6:07 am


  144. Reply Mc June 7, 2011 at 6:06 am

    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 ~~

  145. Reply Mahi June 5, 2011 at 3:29 am

    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..

  146. Reply Mahi June 5, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Does any body from mumbai upgrade this phone…..

  147. Reply Mahi June 5, 2011 at 2:28 am

    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..

    • Reply Mahi June 5, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Does anybody from mumbai upgrade this phone….

      • Reply Arun July 6, 2011 at 9:08 am

        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

        • sheel September 6, 2011 at 12:03 am

          hey! Arun I read your 3 month ago comment so if you found original froyo version for SGA please reply me

  148. Reply Vansh June 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    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.

  149. Reply Daniel June 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    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?

  150. Reply Matt June 1, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    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


    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 2, 2011 at 3:09 am

      @matt have you done factory reset? We are studying the issue in the mean while!

      • Reply Jose Mendieta August 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

        I have done the factory reset, and nothing happens, just erase apps installed, but the main os, stayed, stuck in 2.3.3

        • NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

          which version you are on jose?

        • Jose Mendieta August 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

          Sorry Neal, version of what?, right now, I can use my cell only on 2G, as long as unmark “only 2G network”, lost the signal

        • NeaL Pradeep August 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm

          yes, but you can enable the 3G from the option of WCDMA!

        • Jose Mendieta August 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

          Where can I find that setup?, thks.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

          in the search option which is there in the Androiod Advices!!

  151. Reply Mohamed May 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

    does it support Arabic langue?

  152. Reply edy May 28, 2011 at 10:08 am

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

  153. Reply Matt May 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

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

  154. Reply yogesh May 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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

    • Reply yogesh May 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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

  155. Reply kunal May 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      @kunal configure APN!!

      • Reply yogi May 28, 2011 at 3:35 am

        i not able 2 start my mobile now what 2 do ??????

        • yogi May 28, 2011 at 3:36 am

          can u tell me what 2 do now ??????

        • Neal Pradeep May 28, 2011 at 6:21 am

          hey @yogi just flash it again!

  156. Reply kunal May 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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

  157. Reply kunal May 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm

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

  158. Reply kunal May 26, 2011 at 10:42 am


  159. Reply kunal May 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

    waitesd for 45 mins.. but still says setup connection..
    wats the matter??? 🙁

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

      @kunal restart phone and computer and retry the process again!

  160. Reply Alex Lee May 25, 2011 at 1:50 am

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

    • Reply kunal May 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      not able to comment..

  161. Reply Nikhil May 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      @nikhil it will not void the warranty, juz rooting voids the warranty!

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      @nikhil 2.3.3 is a leak beta version!

  162. Reply Gee May 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    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 ??



    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      hey @Gee not as of now but as soon as 2.3.4 for Galaxy Ace arrives, we will surely post the article

      • Reply Gee May 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        nice, I will wait ^^ ,Thank you for fast reply..

  163. Reply Vivek May 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Is there an option for Linux?

  164. Reply richter22 May 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    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.

  165. Reply shannon May 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    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

  166. Reply Eddie May 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    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

  167. Reply Vivek Kumar May 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    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..???????

    • Reply dev June 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      how can upgrade your phone please tell me

      • Reply Vivek Kumar June 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

        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!!

  168. Reply SAM May 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm


    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      @sam it should work!!
      juz check re flashing the phone!

      • Reply Deepak September 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        Neal i have Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 OKAINU,so please tell me that what is the Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 XXKPH,&what is the different in both models

        • NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

          both are the same models, you are suffixing the firmware version!

  169. Reply ashish May 16, 2011 at 6:51 am

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

  170. Reply Jana May 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

      @jana its not possible as it doesnt have a front camera!

  171. Reply Dude999 May 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    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…………????????? 🙁

  172. Reply Dude999 May 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

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

  173. Reply Rohan Sharma May 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    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.

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      @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!

  174. Reply Encik Yuzani May 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

    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?

  175. Reply jvikky May 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    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…

  176. Reply Madhu CM May 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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

    cheers . And thanks for this wonderful guide.

  177. Reply Ismail May 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      @ismail just restart phone and pc to re do the process!

  178. Reply AMS May 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    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.

    • Reply Yash sonawney July 3, 2011 at 11:19 am

      how come???????????????wow man ur lucky……

  179. Reply Siva May 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      @siva it will take some time to put the same in download mode!

  180. Reply Goutham April 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    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..

    • Reply Goutham April 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Finally it worked for me..
      I kept on trying unplugging data cable / switching off/ on by removing battery.. then finally it worked…

      make sure u use “Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.38” it is mandatory… other versions flunk.

    • Reply jeremy May 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

      I have exactly the same problem as this and I can’t get past it

      • Reply ivo June 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

        hi, I have the same problem, can someone please help me…tnx

        • Neal Pradeep June 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

          can you please tell us on what is the exact issue!?

  181. Reply Ashish April 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    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

  182. Reply Encik Yuzani April 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm


    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.


    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      @encik hey you will have to configure the apn settings to access 3G/DATA Services!

      • Reply Encik Yuzani April 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm


        Where can i get the APN setting from?

        • Neal Pradeep April 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

          @Encik you need to contact your operator for the Internet APN settings!

        • Ashish April 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

          Pls tell me how to flash again it to 2.2.1 it is too slow I can’t handel that pls any one help me

        • Neal Pradeep April 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

          @ashish we have taken down the request and will come out a tutorial on how to downgrade to froyo 2.2.1 version!

  183. Reply Hac April 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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

    Remain in the Spanish language?

    Thank you very much, sincerely


    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 28, 2011 at 4:40 am

      @Hac you can select the spanish language from the Locale and Text.

      • Reply ashish April 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

        thx neel and will my phone work better wid xxkp9?

        • Neal Pradeep April 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

          @ashish yes!

  184. Reply Uday April 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm


    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 28, 2011 at 4:49 am

      @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!

      • Reply Uday April 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

        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,

        • Neal Pradeep April 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

          @Uday have you tried re installing the firmware?

        • Uday April 29, 2011 at 6:50 am

          @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..???

        • Uday April 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

          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..

        • mprx2000 May 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

          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…


  185. Reply nike April 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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

  186. Reply Dinesh Dileep April 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    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.


    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      @dinesh thanks a lot, we are coming with a new version of firmware for Galaxy ace which will reduce further bugs!

    • Reply Dinesh Dileep April 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm


      I don’t know if it is for me alone. The camera on shoot mode shows some horizontal lines flashing.

    • Reply Yash sonawney July 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

      how much time did it take???

  187. Reply Seon April 27, 2011 at 5:20 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

      @seon its

  188. Reply Arjun Dayal Mathur April 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    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 ?

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

      hey arjun try reflashing the device!

      • Reply Ashish April 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        Hey neel I had updated my phone to gingerbread but after that my phone is going to hang I want to downgrade it to android 2.2.1 again so please help me what to do and please reply me at its request please….

        • davinder June 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

          download the 2.2.1 ddka frimware and flash it simple as that,

      • Reply Ashish April 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        Hey neel I had updated my phone to gingerbread but after that my phone is going to hang I want to downgrade it to android 2.2.1 again so please help me what to do and please reply me at its request please….

        And I bought it from dubai if this matter

  189. Reply Uday April 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm


    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…

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

      hey @uday just go to Locale and settings to change the language!

      • Reply sunil August 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

        hey i hav set everythin as guided in odin multi downloader n my phone is in downloadin mode n i hav press start tab in odin…. n hav been waitin for 1 hour… nothin is processing.. jus time is runnin out… wat to do?? help me..

        • NeaL Pradeep August 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

          kindly restart the phone and then retry the process of firmware update!

    • Reply Dinesh Dileep April 27, 2011 at 11:33 am


      goto settings, look for the language icon, (a white box with probably letter A inside), then click the first option, now you will see the different languages.

      • Reply Uday April 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        Thanks Neal and Dinesh after panicking for 2 hours after this upgrade i figured that out.. Sorry for not updating.. Upgrade went smooth for me other than the language issues..

        • Neal Pradeep April 28, 2011 at 4:50 am

          @Uday go to Locale and Text to choose language of your choice!

      • Reply Abin Francis August 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

        thankyou dinesh. thanku so much……my language get resolved.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm

          thanks abin for yuor appreciation!

      • Reply AJ April 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        Awesome info – thanks!

    • Reply imran July 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      can i directly update it from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4
      or do i need to go step wise thru all the previous fimwares?
      im a newbie so please ans asap im really egar to try it out .

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

        yes you can update! No, its not necessary to follow all the upgrade versions! You can directly update! Let us know for any more help!

        • anand mourya September 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

          for updating frm 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 same procedure we have to take ..or little bit any other steps

    • Reply Edwin September 22, 2011 at 1:42 am

      It’s been 8 minutes, and the process is tuck on step
      What should I do?

      • Reply Edwin September 22, 2011 at 1:43 am

        Step 8

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

        remove the battery, reinsert it, restart the pc and then try! Hope you are complying with all the mentioned insturctions!

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