How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP9 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace LogoFor all those who failed to update their devices in the last attempt, here is a great relief for all the users of Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830. Due to some serious bugs most of the users had to deal with the problems and errors in the back light time out, but not anymore as this has been completely fixed in an all new firmware version. Since these ROM’s are not the official ROMs but are the beta leaks which are almost equivalent to the original ROMs which will be soon launched by Samsung. The last version of Gingerbread 2.3.3 for Galaxy Ace was dubbed as XXKP8 but now the new version is dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP9 where XX stands for European firmware and the remaining alpha numeric code denotes the version number.

Please note that this is not an official ROM or release by Samsung but an official beta release leak from Samsung which is being offered to all the beta testers who work with Samsung. 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. Once the firmware is updated successfully then you can again root Samsung Galaxy Ace So, let’s proceed and see on how you can install the latest Gingerbread version for your Galaxy Ace GT S5830 which can be done by following the pre upgrade instructions followed by the procedure to install the latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP9.

188 comments

  1. MY GALAXY ACE IS NOT REBOOTING VOLUME DOWN KEY + MIDDLE KEY + POWER KEY
    PLEASE SOLE MY PROBLEM

  2. Dear sir,
    I have Galaxy ace GT-S5830 just 8 month old set. so i already updated latest version to GINGERBREAD.DDKQ6 2.3.4. After three months my battery discharge very fast & after charged, the sign of charging indication shows every time. what the problem with my ph.

  3. hi!
    I’ve successfully installed the gingerbread on my phone but after installation language is not english!! but some other…look like Russian..how can i set my language in english?? please help.

  4. Hi,

    Is it possible to download the upgrade pack for apple Mac system?

  5. @Neil

    May i know how to downgrade mt version to android froyo from ginger bread..

  6. Even If I run as admin. i m still getting error cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

  7. I just got the Ace Thai version, which was running Froyo 2.2.1. I went along and updated loading the files from samfirmware.com and selected the 2.3.4 the version which on the screen was the only one in the color. Odin uploaded fine to the phone and everything got displayed in Polish when it went back online after boot. I cleared the phone as described, and installed programs. Tested everything and it looked great UNTIL I went on google maps…The GPS logo turn on in the statusbar, but nothing. Downloaded some testprograms from market, but but NOTHING.

    After searching on google for this topic, I let the phone stay for quite some time outside in the garden, but NOTHING. Reboot, Nothing, Reflash, Nothing, downgraded to 2.3.3 NOTHING, downgraded to 2.2.1 NOTHING…..

    What happened…..

  8. Update went smoothly!!! :)
    Thanks a ton guys!! :D

  9. Estou com um pepino. Aceitei a atualização do meu Samsung Galaxy Ace, via Kies para a versão 2.3.4. Agora perdi o root e não consigo mais fazer. Já testei várias versões do SuperOneClick (agora ele trava no meio do processo), que tinha usado na versão anterior e funcionou bem. Deve ser um problema desta versão, pois fiz o root em outro aparelho igual, mas com a versão anterior e funcionou bem.
    Alguem pode me dar uma mão, por favor?

  10. Hi Neal Pradeep as per ur blog i downloaded the files which mentioned. But the files names in that is different than which you using in your video.please check the bellow files & confirm me..

    APBOOT_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5
    Cooper_v1.0.ops
    CSC_S5830SERKP8_CL143019_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5
    MODEM_S5830XXKP8_CL143019_REV03.tar.md5

  11. 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
    mine says this and stops. plz help

  12. successfully update to Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

  13. Neal Pradeep i have some question,if my galaxy ace upgrade to 2.3 will have any camera problem or smth problem and other question after upgrade to 2.3 will increase the gaming speed or an new things?

  14. everything went fine till a added all the files location to their respective places .. after i click the start button the timer runs .. the com port indication remains yellow .. but not any progress is seen in the top left box (the one above com port detection box) .. i tried this two or more times .. i am currently using 2.2.1 and odinv4.38 . let me know what else can i do.

  15. hey can i put my firmware back to froyo please.., tell me….
    my ace became a lot slower and i can’t run games that i used to run before
    PLEASE!!

  16. Hi Neal Pradeep

    I am currently on 2.3.4 (GINGERBREAD XXKPH) and want to know whether this firmware (XXKP9) a updated version or an older version than my current firmware. And also has the official GB FW been launched in India? Thanks

  17. hey man where is download link for gingerbread 2.3.3 firm ware in the above article

  18. thanks….sorted it out

  19. hi Neal…..my upgrade seems ok but the language is not english (on the phone)…please help

  20. do i need to start my phone in download mode before / after connecting it to usb cord

    and does this process require flashing or some sort of that

    thanks in advance

  21. im now using 2.2 froyo.. can i able to update this firmware straightaway??

  22. how to take applications back up before flashing?

  23. Hey i am not geeting the link to download the package

  24. Hi Guys,

    I really want to upgrade my ace, but i really scare of it,
    is upgrading ace is like installing new os on the computer?
    can i use factory reset to reset the os into froyo if i got some trouble?
    what if the official version has arrived, can i upgrade it? is there no problem at all?

    hope someone will answer my question crystal clear :-D
    thanks before

    Bryan Jackson

  25. hello all,

    i tried to update my ace BUT when i put the modem md5 and the vode md5 it says : ” invalid image” the others are works well.

    in the message box it says : (and it stops : S )

    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

    i have kies, windows xp, wall is on, antivirus system is on. any suggestion?

  26. Hello Guys,

    May i know where is the link of the odin file for xxkp9 cuz’ i can’t find it.

  27. Hi Guys,

    Am using android application mobile , am not able to install some programs like jumblo and action voip…. can you please give the suggitions to my concern ….

  28. Hi and Thanks for program i did all the job don but the problem i see on my new samsung galaxy Ace after instaling new
    Gingerbread Firmware
    it’s geting too slow Can any one help what is the problem i did clear the old partition and so at the end
    it take time to go open pages or open any files i mean really slower than original I’m glad if any one advise !! :o(

  29. Heyy…Neal.. I live in India..and i want to Root my Samsung Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread… Pls help… :)
    Are Asia RoMS available?..
    THANX ALOT

  30. I want 2 change my version into genger bread 2.3.3 version.

  31. bingo…..
    download odin v 4.38 separately and then try it out.. surely will work….
    dont try it with odin v 4.03 it does not work and hangs in between..

  32. After updating my screen keeps turning black and i have to hadly reset my phone removing the battery, wi-fi keeps getting “Error” and the display brightness is messy, also some animations are very slow.

  33. hello

    i have downloaded Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP9 rar file but file file is password protected.can any have the password to open rar file …….thnks in advance

  34. Hi neal i am trying to update my galaxy ace phone to 2.3.3, but unable to do with odin v4.38 or v4.03 with odin v4.03 th download is stuck at
    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
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

    Please help my phone is also stcuk at downloading, unable to use my phone….I have restarted the phone and computer but still not happening. If i try and not put the phone in Downloading mode i get a computer and phone with a ! on the screen. Is it stuffed?

  35. Hey NeaL , if i upgrade to xxkp9 and i dnt like it will i have trouble in getting back to my stock 2.2.1 using kies or i will have to live with the updated one. ?

  36. Hey…. i jus upgraded my stock Froyo to XXKP9…. though had to download and use odin 4.38…
    but gr8 tutorial man…. thnx….. this update is so smooth… :)

  37. thank you for the post..
    followed the instructions and it works great..

  38. Hi…
    I tried to upgrade the phone but now appear to have made it a brick…
    When using the Odin updater 4.38 i get the following 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
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

    And thats where it stops. Help please. I have restarted the phone and computer but still not happening. If i try and not put the phone in Downloading mode i get a computer and phone with a ! on the screen. Is it stuffed?

    Jade

    • Its all good. The firmware update worked.

      The only problems that i have found is that the screen will turn off and go dull, locking screen with lock on side of phone and then unlock will resolve this. Wifi will stop and wont restart untill phone is turned off and back on again. GPS has issues and will not lock.

      Please help.

  39. hi!!
    how to upgrade my S5830DXKC1 into Gingerbread 2.3.3?
    thnx a lot…

  40. What do i do if i want to revert back to my stock ROM/ Android 2.2 Froyo? PLease help. :) And what are the other problems when updated to the XXKP9 firmware? Thanks

  41. Re-flashed with XXKPH (European 2.3.4 ver) so far everything is working very well except of course no update from KIES as I’m in S.E.Asia.

  42. Had to use Odin 4.38 otherwise kept getting errors when selecting the .md5 files. Installed no problem, so far GPS=OK, SPEED=OK, BATTERY=OK but CAMERA=FAIL. Yes I am using KP9.

    As others have said the camera focuses perfectly in the preview but when the shutter actuates the results are badly out of focus. In fact it seems that every shot is focused at the infinity focal length as distant objects are in focus. Does anybody have any suggestions how I can fix this?

  43. 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

    help it stucks here!

  44. It stays at setup connection…
    Help what to do now!!!!

  45. the latest XXKPE has gps(my location)prblm….xxkp9 has no prblm.m reinstald it.

  46. i;m on xxKP8 and having problem with autofocusing on my Ace

  47. after i upgraded 2 gingerbread xxKP8,,
    i have problem with my camera.
    when the auto focus worked, the image is focused, then after i click the shutter, the image went blur (especially 4 text)
    pliz help me to resolve this problem, i need your answer

    (sorry 4 my bad english)

  48. after i upgraded 2 gingerbread xxKP8,,
    i have problem with my camera.
    when the auto focus worked, the image is focused, then after i click the shutter, the image went blur (especially 4 text)
    pliz help me to resolve this problem

    (sorry 4 my bad english)

  49. after i upgraded 2 gingerbread xxKP9,,
    i have problem with my camera.
    when the auto focus woked, the image is focused, then after i click the shutter, the image went blur (especially 4 text)
    pliz help me to resolve this problem

    (sorry 4 my bad english)

  50. hey guys can u suggest any websites for galaxy ace games for free?????
    plz………………

  51. thespecialonerocks

    hey Neal,just wanna ask when is the officaial update ready for singapore?Oh and btw,how do you put it in download mode?I pressed the homekey,button down and power but it doesnt show.

  52. I had downloaded xxkp9 and installed in mygalaxy ace yesterday…its went smooth in 5.40sec….therz no prlm in the frimware…gps,wifi,internet and games all r working properly..cool notifiction icons…thnks bro……………

  53. hai the gps n wifi problem is solved in XXKP9

  54. done!
    but unable to connect to internet..

  55. unable to switch my cell on mass storage mode.. :(

  56. I’ve upgraded my wife’s ACE (myself I own an Galaxy S) and it worked fine with your explain!! Tnz a Zilion!

    • @Alex thanks a lot alex so let us know if we can help you with the more! Do, spread the word about this site to your friends so that we can serve all of you guys!

  57. By the way, watch out for all the spying google stock apps. I would advice everyone to root their phone using this method: and immediately install Root Explorer and simply change names of these suspicious applications one by one in order to see what minimum set of apps is necessary for your phone to still work well according to your requirements. Getting rid of all extra apps is always the first thing that I do on my computers as well as my phones.

  58. All these noobs whining about their phones getting slow after upgrade need to look into what exactly is running in their phone besides the OS! I have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to XXKP9 GingerBread and My phone has started working BETTER THAN BEFORE! Yes! No halts, no sluggishness what-so-ever! A few games don’t work but what the hell, it’s well worth it. Who needs crappy games anyway! There are a lot of better coded and better designed games which work flawlessly even after upgrade. It’s really a stupid benchmark to only downgrade your OS because of a bunch of stupid games.

  59. Any idea when the official release of Gigerbread 2.3.3. is expected for samsung gt s5830 in India?

  60. MY WIFI IS NOT GETING CONECTED AFTER UPGRADING TO 2.3.3
    NEED HELP URGENT PLS

  61. hi neel tell me how to install apps in sd card coz ace has small space to download more app and i am huge fan of android apps and want more and more apps so tell me how to install apps in sd

  62. dont mind it..ive already updated to gingerbread..just changed the odin from 4.03 to 4.38..the usb error maybe my pc..just changed the usb port..tnx..

  63. i have tried to do the firmware upgrade to gingerbread as specified by this website..but it has an error ——cannot open the usb serial port. code:5 please help..

  64. i have bricked my phone..it a samsung ace s5830..how to i fix it and return my phone to its original firmware..froyo..or you have any other suggestion..im panicking..please help..

  65. Hey, Odin does not appear in the download package.Please help.

  66. I had downloaded nfs swift to ace but it is not starting it just show me logo of ea and then vibrate for 2 times and it close with out any report and this problem is also happening in asphalt 5 tell me what is the problem and how to slove it

  67. Neal, as advised by you, I have re-flahed my Samsung Galaxy ACE. Re-flashing went smooth and now, my handset is not hanging. However, I got another problem. After, re-flashing, draining of battery is very fast compared to earlier. Please advise, what I should do now to overcome this new problem ?????

    • @jagdish just joping that the battery drain issue is not the fw issue, but soon we will come out with another fw for your phone!

      • Neal,

        I don’t know much technically @ this but, tell me one thing, Is ” factory reset ” will help in overcoming this problem ????

  68. Thank you very much Neal, your tutorial is very clear. Everything work excellent on my Ace after I change your package with Odin with v4.38

  69. My phone successfully upgrade to Gingerbread, but the handle is too slow and always hang….
    I was try to re-flashing and I facing same problem, I think the Firmware not fully compatible with the ACE hardware performance.

    Better I wait for official firmware upgrade…..

  70. hi neel after upgrade to xxkp9 my phone first works so smoothly but now its getting too much slow n i can’t use it as quick as i can before xxkp9 is it due to too apps which i downloaded ??????
    note my many apps are non-market apps. not all but some apps so is this the reason for getting phone slow or hack even when i call i have to wait for the call start …
    but when i first upgrade xxkp9 i don’t root my phone… so tell wht i have to do????????

  71. hi there..are you 100% sure that this upgrade works?because i contacted the samsung technical support and they told me that there is no available os upgrade for samsung galaxy ace..i reaaly want that gingerbread!

  72. Hi Neal,

    Just 3 weeks back, i have purchased Galaxy Ace. I want to upgrade it to Gingerbread. I am in AbuDhabi – UAE. Is is possible for me to upgrade ?

    • yes @jagdish go ahead and install!

      • Hi Neal,

        I have upgraded my Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread but, the ODIN file downloaded as per your instruction was not working. I hv downloaded ODIN v 4.38 and it worked. However, after this upgrade, my phone is little slow and sometimes hanging that was not happenning earlier. Also, after wi-fi connection, symbol of wi-fi is not appearing properly. It’s very light and very difficult to see. Please advise what to do to overcome this problems.

        Also, advise what to do to go back to earlier version ?

  73. Hi Neal,

    do you have any bare bones ROM version for this phone? could be either froyo or gingerbread, i am looking for speed and lasting battery here.

    thanks
    Himanshu

  74. how to keep the phone in download mode I was struggling to keep it in download mode, i have tried the procees what u have said but I was unable to do it, is there any alternative to keep phone in download mode

    • @siva just try the same you will get through!

      • I got it thq, but I lost OS in my phone is there any chance where I can install Android Froyo in my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone if not can you please tell me the process do reinstall th Froyo in my phone

  75. and my phone is picking up battery so quickly when i download market apps.will happen by downloading so many apps at same time i am download 4 apps at same time is that is my problem and have you posted
    how to increze battery life of samsung galaxy ace???????

  76. hey neel can i paly hd games on my samsung galaxy ace and if yes so tell me the name of that games

  77. i upgraded my galaxy ace with according 2 ur procedure.. but now my phone has become 2 slow… is there any way 2 speed it up?

  78. firmware update worked fine by me. Only one problem: I don’t get my ACE rooted anymore (not with superoneclick and also not with gingerbreak). Something which is necessary for me due to the large number of applications I want to place on the SD card.

    Is there a possibility to go back to the froyo firmware? (Seems the better option for me at this moment).

  79. @neal Im facing sum problem after update for 3-4 days my mobile was working really smooth but frm last few days its wrkin slow…even ven I go to taskmanager and do clear memory n aftr dat ben I open menu application list takes lot of tym to load..n I hv observed dat battery is getting discharged early as compared to ven I had 2.2 I have also reduced brigtness anf turned off auto sync too…..

  80. Hey neel nw I got new problem my phone is not going to mass stroge and even usb debug mode I had installed xxkp8 and I now I am going to root it then install xxkp9 but now my phone not allow me to do that my phone sound when I connect it to pc but I can’t find it in my pc and it is not find in notification bar also first I find that in notification bar to select mass storege but not nw even it could not happen when I go to appelication then devolment pls tell me what to do nw

    • @Ashish what exactly is the problem after installing XXKP9?

      • no bro i have just restart my phone and the problem gone and this happen to me before installing xxkp9

  81. Tried clearing application cache….but no use game still not working pls help @neal

  82. Hey neel pls tell me how to get back into android version 2.2.1 my phone getting hang and its too slow to handel pls tell me as soon as possible and note I am in india but my phone is from dubai(if its matter)…….

  83. Pls……Tell me how to do that

  84. @ neal I had apk file of nfs and sims 3 but I have not purchased it…they are not working now…..few games from market are also not getting installed

  85. Hey my gps prblm got solved after I did factory reset….but im havin problem with my games earlier in my android 2.2 version I had Installed nfs and sims 3 but they are not working with new 2.3 version the game jus opens n it vibrates and then bck to menu……. Pls help me with that I love games alot

  86. @ neal bro its been more than 8 hours since i flashed my mobile but still not able to get my gps location….will it take some more time?

  87. Finally it worked….. :) used odin multiuploader v 4.38 insted of one given in ur rar file…no prblms so far just had one problem when I turned my gps n on n wanted to see my location it showed current location temproraily not avaliable

  88. hi.. i really want to update my ace.. but .. i just wanted to ask.. how sure are u that the warranty is not void if u do the upgrading stuff ?

  89. one question is it compulsory to first connect mobile in download mode n den browse other ops n other files…bcoz yesterday i opened odin n was browsing other files as soon as i browsed first file it showed image path n some chinese lanugage after dat word….n same for second but as soon as i browsed phone file it showed not a valid image file n the software stopped working n it got closed…im using windows 7

  90. Hi,
    I upgraded my Galaxy Ace S5830 from 2.2.1 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP8. Now want to upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKP9. But ODIN now responds with “unable to connect to USB serial code. 32″.
    Let me know how I can proceed.

    -Atul

    • @atul restart phone and computer, things will be sorted out!

      • Hi,

        I did proceed a little further after rebooting (both phone and laptop) and now stuck at
        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.
        START!!!
        check download environment.
        e – big partition size!!
        Destroy instant..
        Killed timer

        I have removed the SIM card and the SD card from the phone before trying to flash.

        -Atul

        • Hi Neal,

          I was able to upgrade successfully with ODIN v4.38 instead of using the ODIN application bundled in the package. Did NOT get the “e – big partition size!!” error.
          Anyways. Thanks a lot for the upgrade. I will let you know how it works.
          -Atul

        • Mine says unable to connect to USB serial code. 5 i restarted the phone already.and tried odin v4.38

        • Now i get it!Close kies so it would continue upgrading so it wont interrupt the usb port.:-)

    • where can i get the files used to upgrade froyo to gingerbread

  91. Upgrading my Galaxy Ace went smooth without any problem. Thank you guys

    • Hi,i am struggling to update my samsung GT-S5830 to Ginger XXKP9.What is the password to ZIP yhe files with WINRAR