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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!!


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

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

  7. 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…………????????? :-(

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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…

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

    cheers . And thanks for this wonderful guide.

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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..

  17. 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

  18. 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.


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

    Remain in the Spanish language?

    Thank you very much, sincerely


  20. 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…


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

  22. 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.


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

  24. 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 ?

  25. 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…

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