Galaxy Ace S5830

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

Galaxy Ace LogoAfter the recent update of Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to the latest version of XXKP9 as well as XXKP8 it has been found that not many of the users are happy with the bugs which have been turned up in this Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 version. Since these ROMs are of beta leaks few bugs here and there are being encountered. Also, additionally since there is no word on the official release of Gingerbread 2.3.3 for Samsung Galaxy Ace S 5830, the beta releases as well as the leak versions are here to serve you the taste of Gingerbread 2.3.3 for your phone. The new version of Gingerbread 2.3.3 is dubbed as XXKPE 2.3.3.

There are whole new changes with this firmware update and for all those who wanted to go back to the Froyo 2.2.1 version, this firmware comes as a great relief for all those. 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 . Though we couldn’t compile a whole list of enhancements or the improvements which comes with this firmware update few improvements are the enhanced battery life, better Wi Fi experience as the bug of frequent disconnection has now been fixed, the bluetooth too has been turned into stable as compared to the earlier’s unstable bluetooth XXKP9 and XXKP8 version.

Please note that, 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 and the root access gets revoked. 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 the ones who are upgrading their phones for the first time.


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  1. sourav

    July 20, 2013 at 8:15 am

    where i will get these file plz help

  2. JC

    May 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Hi, how to download unable to download from HotFile for some reason, keeps making wait 30 secs and nothing happened. Also unable to find the file in, please advise how to proceed.

  3. Ali Gudarzi

    May 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

    New android device galaxy ace GT-S5830

  4. Shreyansh

    May 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Please fix the link to download firmware/package. Cant find any other link.
    Please help me with some link. Mail me at

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm


  5. vas35

    May 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i cant download the file! i press on it but it says that this page is not found! 🙁

  6. jurou

    April 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    i cant download the installer so that i can update my phone. please help. it always state page not found

  7. indrajit

    April 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    hey bro.. i’ve rooted my phone in the version 2.3.6 after i installed custom roms.. now i flashed it to 2.3.3. my camera option is working incorrectly i mean there is no clarity and its unable to upgrade with kies.. plese help me.. its urgent..

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      what was your earlier version? update with any other stock version!

  8. Rohit

    March 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    i have samsung galaxy ace S5830. How to upgrade into 2.3 version . plz suggest

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

      follow the procedure to update!

  9. teak garden furniture

    March 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  10. dent

    February 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    odin wont see my galaxy ace , any ideas ? thank you

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      please connect the same in the KIES Mode!

  11. nima

    February 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    hey neela how should i update all those i dint got the video actually

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

      you can follow the detailed instructions!

  12. amit

    January 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    is internet connectivity is necessary..?
    plz plz reply
    bcoz i hav tryied to update and during this update i dont know what went wrong
    and my phone is gone deadplz help me sir…

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      no, its not necessary!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      update with DDKP6 update, it will be fixed!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      do let us know if the issue still persists, sorry for delay in replying!

  13. Amal

    October 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Hi friends,
    I am using Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.4…

    In that mobile I have a problem when i am giving voice input(By pressing Microphone button) in Messages typing mode option it shows, “Connection Error”.

    The error occur only in message voice input only. Other voice services like internet, google search,Gtalk are working well.

    How to solve message voice input error in Android 2.3.4.. please help me..

    Thanks in advance..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      check with the APN Settings as Internet connectivity is not there in the device!

  14. kasnakant

    September 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    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…

    and it stops there, does anyone know what to do?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      check with the usb privileges!

      • DJ

        January 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

        same thing is happening with me.. i have admin rights & also checked usb thing (i.e. both are same) 🙁
        after setup connection nothin is happenin………wat shud i do?? pls help

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

          check with the usb drivers, it should be fixed!

  15. Shreekanth Shivram

    September 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thanks neal for your reply.


  16. Shreekanth Shivram

    September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Thanks neel for your reply.


  17. Shreekanth Shivram

    September 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

    hi Neal,

    I had written to you earlier, (i,e dated sept 9th) but it still shows ‘waiting moderation’. Hence sending it again here …

    Hi Neal,

    Firstly i want to thank you for this wonderful post on firmware update. I have couple of concerns that i would want to ask you and would appreciate if you could help me out. I have recently purchased GT S5380 with froyo 2.2. I am keen for upgrading to gingerbread 2.3.4

    1. When i had connected my mobile to PC, Kies recomended firmware update. Should i be updating from Kies or should update as per your steps? I mean, are there any known problems updating form Kies ?
    2. Finally, if i need to go back to froyo 2.2 after the upgrade, is it possible ? Can you provide the steps? Also i would need the firmware for froyo 2.2 if i need to go back.

    Thank you very much in advance for your reply.


    September 9th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hi Neal,

    Just to add, i am from India. Are these updates applicable for us?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      as of now there is no official update from kies, so you can update via kies and need to update manually by following the above insturctions!

      • Shreekanth Shivram

        September 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

        Hi Neal

        Thanks for your reply. I did not get you when you saying that i can update via kies as well as follow your steps.
        After Kies update, if About phone – Android version shows 2.3.4 and buildnumber shows Gingerbread DDKQ5, then i have got it updated through Kies correctly right?

        Secondly, if i update through Kies, do i need to clear the cache setting (in recovery mode) that you have mentioned as part of manual process.


        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

          no, if you update via kies then there is no need to clear from recovery!!

  18. Sam

    September 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Hi Neal,

    My Ace has following baseband version S5830NEKP6, Kernel Version root@DELL145 #1
    and build number GINGERBREAD.XWKPN. I have recently upgraded 2.2.1 to 2.3.3 using KIES . My friend bought a new ACe yesterday and thoud the build number and 2.3.3 are same but his keypad was awesome whereas mine is same as it was in froyo …his baseband version is different ( XXPH ).

    Can I also upgrade my phone to a different baseband version

    Thanks in advcane.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      yes sam you can apply this update!

      • Sam

        September 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

        Thanks Bud…..will my keypad change after this update….

  19. akshay

    September 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    where is the download link…plz reply…thanku.. 🙂 🙂

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      download link is there in the procedure section!….

  20. aditya verma

    September 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    how to get files of odin multi downloader?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Kindly follow the instructions…its all mentioned in thr article..

  21. Padmanabh

    September 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Heyyy Neal .. itz working totly awsome .. d Language prob is sloved .. !
    ders jst 1 more q i wanna ask ..
    shld i go for the update 2.3.4 on mah Galaxy Ace ????
    gr8 wrok

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      yes you can apply an all new update from

  22. Padmanabh

    September 10, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Hi ..u did an awsm job ..
    everything went smooth ..
    except the language thing .. i mean it was russian .. i din even undrstand a shyt i tried doin d same thing 3 times .. yet was nt able to change language .. HELP !
    n now i need to activate the net call even to call .. 🙁

  23. Shreekanth Shivram

    September 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Hi Neal,

    Firstly i want to thank you for this wonderful post on firmware update. I have couple of concerns that i would want to ask you and would appreciate if you could help me out. I have recently purchased GT S5380 with froyo 2.2. I am keen for upgrading to gingerbread 2.3.3

    1. You have mentioned here, that this release is not official, so is it safe for the firmware update from froyo 2.2 to 2.3.3 XXKPE?
    2. There were lot of concern on battery getting discharged soon, with the gingerbread. Has this been fixed with this release or with 2.3.4?
    3. You have another post for upgrading to 2.3.4. So is it better going here or going to 2.3.3 from froyo? Are there any compatibility issues with GT S5380 and 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 ?
    4. When i had connected my mobile to PC, Kies recomended firmware update. Should i be updating from Kies or should update as per your steps? I mean, are there any known problems updating form Kies ?
    5. Finally, if i need to go back to froyo 2.2 after the upgrade, is it possible ? Can you provide the steps?

    Thank you very much in advance for your reply.

    • Shreekanth Shivram

      September 9, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Hi Neal,

      Just to add, i am from India. Are these updates applicable for us?


      • Shreekanth Shivram

        September 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

        hi Neel,

        I am sorry for multiple posts. Is 2.3.4 DDKQ5 the latest one than 2.3.4 XXPE? If KIES is asking me to update my firmware, how will i know whether it will install 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 XXPE or 2.3.4 DDKQ5 ? Should i go through ODIN or KIES ? Your help will be much appreciated?


        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

          yes its the latest one but further latest has arrived in the form of XWKPT, check it out at!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 17, 2011 at 11:44 am

      1. yes its safe if you follow each and every step,
      2. battery will be better than earlier version
      3. new version has arrived in the form of XWKPT
      4. as long as Samsung doesn’t push the update, you wont get via KIES.
      5. Yes its possible to go back to 2.2!

      • rajesh

        October 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

        hi neal,
        Is it possible to have google voice chat in Samsung Ace? please guide me friend

  24. alif

    September 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

    cannot open usb serial port: code 32
    occur during process

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 4, 2011 at 10:11 am

      Use a PC in which you will get the ADMIN privileges as the USB Port is not Open!

  25. firdauz

    September 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

    dear friend,

    can you help me why my galaxy ace upgrade 2.3.4 gingerbread cannot detect 3g and mms receive and send failed…
    please help why this happen…and how to solve this matter.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      you can update with the latest version which is mentioned at

  26. unknown

    September 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    hi neal

    i recently bought a galaxy ace and i want to update it to 2.3 is it safe or are they high risks of the phone getting bricked.

  27. hani

    September 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    is xxkpe9 supporting arabic language ????????

  28. coldkod

    September 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I also upgraded by normal way though KIES. I had network issues that are gone now and I am happy.

    • hani

      September 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyy…can any body help me….i installed 2.3.4 on my ace and there is no arabic fonts or language is there any solution ????

      • NeaL Pradeep

        September 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

        no it doesnt support arabic as of now!

  29. Chris andrew

    August 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Having a problem downloading applications from market
    It says download error please try again later
    I’m connected through wifi and downloaded apps before the upgrade
    This problem only occurred after the upgrade
    Please help.

  30. raj

    August 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    hi neal do u have any idea when the OFFICIAL UPDATE frm samsung will be launched in india….? is it more efficient than the leaked one?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

      you can refer for the update!

  31. Chris

    August 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    where’s the download link?? can’t find it

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 31, 2011 at 12:53 am

      its there in the procedure section, kindly find for the same!

  32. Antish

    August 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks lots Neal. it worked very much fine. When new one is released, please dnt forget to show us how to do it.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Yes, we will soon come out with the article!

  33. Cuneyt

    August 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

    thank you verry much it is works great ..thumbs up 🙂

  34. mac

    August 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    does it hav any effect on apps if we clear cache….also is it safe 2 clear data?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 28, 2011 at 12:09 am

      no, it cleans the phone and makes the device lag free! apps will be cleared though!

      • mac

        August 28, 2011 at 1:37 am

        thnx a lot….:-)

  35. pavan

    August 26, 2011 at 4:53 am

    samsung galaxy ace with froyo is good but the battery sucks…waiting for official release for updates ti get gingerbread but why samsung is not taking the issue seriously….i think it will loose customers…pls release it faster…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

      sure pavan, we noted down your request!


    August 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    and i am also nt able to use wi-fi on my ace…
    mah security setting is WEP but in case of WPA it workss…
    wat to do?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Check with the security settings of your Wi Fi!


        August 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

        i am not able 2 change my security setting..


    August 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    i hav got a new 1 1 mnth ago…
    will there be any problem in doing dis?
    plzz reply??
    n can we see hd videos in mag galaxy ace?

  38. Tablet Android

    August 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

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  39. Chethan

    August 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hey all the reqd stuffs are downloaded to pc. But its not detecting the phone. Its displaying the error suitable driver software not found. What shud i do.????

  40. sachin

    August 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    hiii neal….i update my phn successfully …bt when i try to install apps it show.. installation unsuccessful…. package not signed properly…
    plz help me out…thakns in andvance

  41. aniket

    August 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    i hav just upgraded my phone to 2.3.3 it uesd to work fine b4 but hangs a lot now…i always hav 2 restart 2 get the original speed….also some useless apps hav come up( hangman, bookstore etc)….i just want to know can i again upgrade it again to 2.3.4 once i hav alrdy upgraded….pls help thnxx…..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

      have you cleared the cache? Try updating with the next version for your phone!

      • aniket

        August 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        not yet but will that help? also can u tell me how 2 clear those extra apps( hangman,musicstore, bookstore etc)…thanks…

  42. SURAJ

    August 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm


    Myself suraj,my question or my problem is ….as follows~~~<on 2g network»
    I have sam galaxy ace I have updated it to 2.3.4 a europe vesion…now I am notable to open any internet related apps eg. Market
    g maps
    And iam not not able to sign in …..also
    a message is prompt ~~~~no network connection or unreliable network
    If some one has this problem or have solution oft his problem pls post what to do

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 12:06 am

      configure the apn settings for your phone!

  43. aditya

    August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    2.3.3 reversable to 2.2 for galaxy ace howw???

    • aditya

      August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      plzz repyy??

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

        i hope your issue was addressed properly! Let us know for more!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

      yes aditya its very well reversible!

  44. aditya

    August 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    my phine has stoped working its is not even opeaning what to doo???? 🙁

    • aditya

      August 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      sry it workin….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

      what error you are getting?

  45. Dev

    August 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Got it ,thx man 🙂

    every steps wer precise nd very clear.

    Thx a lot

  46. Riz

    August 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    is 2.3.3 reversable to 2.2 for galaxy ace????

  47. Saahil

    August 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hii neal

    I have updated my samsung galaxy ace to gingerbread but the language seems to be do get it in to english..kindly help out asap…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      change the language from the locale and text!

  48. james123

    August 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    my phone is not detected when i turned it into download mode…
    what will i do?

  49. pinkyirene

    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    i had flush and root my galaxy ace d…
    but i found that there had no chinese language in my phone.
    how i make my ROM have chinese language?
    there have lots language at setting – locale and text – select language there,
    but there had no CHINESE language. how should i do?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 16, 2011 at 12:12 am

      there is no chinese language in this firmware!

      • pinkyirene

        August 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        so? if i need chinese language, i need to reflash again with the anothere firmware?
        may i know where can i get the chinese version firmware?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

          yes you will be requiring the chinese specific firmware!

  50. babu

    August 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    hi, i m not able to get the download link
    pls help


  51. sudharsan

    August 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

    my phone is working like charm but it is coming russian but i changed thanxx alot

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

      thanks sudharsan for your appreciation!!

  52. Prashant

    August 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Whenever I try to start my upgradation process…it shows ‘please connect the phones’
    Please help..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm


  53. Sibi

    August 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks its working gr8

    my galaxy ace is having Android 2.3 now

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      thanks sibi for your feedback and trust in us!

  54. amin

    August 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    when i finish download the file and extrated it there is no odin file but instead only have winzip file…i don’t understand how this happen …can you explain it to me..but the other file is there….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

      you need to download the file again!

      • amin

        August 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

        ooo thank you it’s workiing…but i still can’t dowload to download it?

  55. Anees

    August 7, 2011 at 10:33 am


    I have updated my Galaxy Ace to 2.3 , but now Urdu , Arabic support is gone, How can I restored back my previous version so that I get back RTL support.



  56. Romulo

    August 5, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Just to make it clear, I made a research and for my type of cell phone it doesn´t work. Some people had updated with this european FW and the phone didn´t made any calls paste 30 sec´s . To make another call they needed to reboot the phone. I will wait the brazilian FW but will do the procedure above!!! TKS a lot!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

      great tip Romulo, thanks for the same!

  57. News from Estonia

    August 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Yo! It worked JUST FINE!!!!

    Thanks A LOT! now I hope this will help my battery to survive 😛

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

      thanks buddy, let us know if you face any issues and if at all there are any issues then we will guide you!

  58. Vic Ball

    August 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm


    Might seem a bit silly but i can’t find the download link for the new os anywhere?

    i have odin from another source but now just need the os. You say at the start of the video that it’s in the article but i can’t find it!

    Please help!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      its there in the procedure section, kindly find the link there! let us know for any more help!

      • Vic Ball

        August 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

        what procedure section? can you copy and paste the url?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

          kindly flip through pages to get the instructions

      • Vic Ball

        August 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        ok i found the link that someone had pasted above. whats the password to access zip file?

  59. Romulo

    August 4, 2011 at 3:18 am

    this procedure works for every version of gt S5830?? I have a S5830L … Can I do this to update my phone?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      yes, why not! you can easily update the phone!

  60. Itai

    August 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Is the new gingerbread update include hebrew? can I restore back the old settings if something goes wrong with the update?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      no it doesnt include the bebrew and you will have to backup all the apps and other things!!

  61. Anand

    August 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    How to reset to 2.2.1 asia firmware??????

  62. k_rl

    August 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Hi neal! I’ve red all the comments and most of them are positive response .. hmmm, as of now I’m still thinking if I’ll upgrade my stock os ace, can you give me a link video that show’s performance of gingerbread 2.3.3.. Thank’s!

  63. OHH

    August 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm


    where can i Install XXKPE 2.3.3 Gingerbread package??..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      you can follow this procedure to install with the same!

  64. emnoar

    August 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    its work great on my Ace, thanks neil
    but 1 thing that is still stuck in my head,
    the keyboard is looping, when i press the space bar, it will emerge with “K” or other,
    i love texting and its lil bit disturb me,

    do you can fix this bug ???

  65. nykid

    July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    just upgraded my galaxy ace to gingerbread 2.3.4 everything works fine but i didnt root the phone before upgrading didnt know what it was for does the phone gives problem by not rooting first or later by upgrading the firmware can any one help??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 11:21 am


  66. Christian

    July 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

    where can i find the download link

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

      download link is there in the procedure section!

  67. Christian

    July 31, 2011 at 3:44 am

    where can i fing the download link

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

      download link is there in the procedure section!!!

  68. johnhx

    July 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    my 3G is not working can you help me?

  69. Manaaf

    July 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Where can i get the programs??? help plz!!

  70. Manaaf

    July 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Hey where can i get the downloads?? post the links plz!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 30, 2011 at 12:11 am

      its in procedure section!

      • Vic Ball

        August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

        i cannot find the link either?!!! none of the links on the article point to a zip file. please can you copy and paste here?

  71. nykid

    July 27, 2011 at 6:31 am

    need help with my galaxy ace cant upgrade through kies its telling me that it is up tp date but its froyo 2.2 not gingerbread my galaxy ace is from brazil region is it safe to upgrade my galaxy ace through this website its giving very easy instructions but would like to know if its safe to use european firmware please some one help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

      you will have to update with the help of odin for which you will have to follow the instructions!

      • nykid

        July 28, 2011 at 2:46 am


  72. anthony

    July 27, 2011 at 1:01 am

    hi guys thanks so much for the update worked like a charm first time but the russian thing is a bit of a pain at first till i changed it to english and rooted the phine to remove the unwanted russian apps

    my main concern is the maps app and anything to do with it “navigation places etc” always crash on startup and will not work at all are there any plans to rectify this in future as the traffic layer is good for me as im a coach driver and it helps avoid bad traffic or do you know any other apps that can help me in this matter

    thanks in advance

  73. zul

    July 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    still got the random shutdown. should i update with Gingerbread XWKPN release of 2.3.3.? which one is latest?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      you can find the latest version on

  74. Shishir

    July 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Guys where the hell is the link to download the firmware? please someone gimme the direct download link!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

      the link is there in the Procedure section, kindly find the same!

  75. Anees

    July 26, 2011 at 6:07 am


    Thanks, I did it, but the problem is that I want to move my files to SD from internal memory, and when I do any command on prompt like adb device or set pm InstallLocation 2 it gives me permission denied messages. what to do ?



    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

      what are the apps you are unable to move as you are on 2.3.3 you should be able to move apps as since some apps are set by the developer so as to stay in phone, these can’t be moved. To move such apps you will have to root the phone!

  76. Bhushan

    July 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I hv samsung ace and I wana upgrade it to 2.3
    I am in Nagpur .So pls anyone can help me personally.

    Help me!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

      yes bhushan you can update by following the above mentioned instructions!

  77. Pramod kulkarni

    July 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    my mobile is s5830 ace with froyo 2.2. i want to upgrade it to gingerbird 2.3.3

  78. dave

    July 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm


    i want to update my ace to gingerbread, but when i’ve started Odin and put my phone in download, Odin won’t recognize it 🙁 Is there anyone with a solution??
    Kies and my antivirus is closed and i’m an admin.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      it should work, have you tried any other version!?

  79. Mauro

    July 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I can find the link to download!
    Please i need help

  80. gonner

    July 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    where is the download link?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      kindly find for the download link in the article, it will be in the procedure!

  81. Nishant Jain

    July 12, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Neal Pradeep Reply:

    “some batches of Ace doesn’t support flash as of now, it has to tweaked!”

    What do you mean by it have to be tweaked? how do i do it

  82. rain

    July 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    hi neal.

    my samsung galaxy ace is an asian model. can i update to?


  83. Tom

    July 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I updated my phone to 2.3.3 yesterday.
    Everything looked fine.
    No more random shutdowns and faster than ever:)

    Only thing that bothers me, my 3g wont turn on…
    I got all the settings from vodafone (Netherlands) and put them in.
    I think the 3g radio isnt installed?

    Checked all the settings, wifi is working but nog the 3g..

    Anyone else got this problem?

    Like to hear the solution:)

    Thanks in advance.

  84. aniruddha chavan

    July 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    i have upgraded to S5830XXKPE …
    and which is latest version and difference between each other as others are also there XXP8 ..

  85. Nishant Jain

    July 10, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Thanks Neal, I was able to upgrade my Ace without any issue. But I am unable to get Flash working. Any help is much appreciated.

    Again, great job done. Thanks

  86. David Gzz

    July 7, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Como puedo instalar Gigerbread 2.3.3 en mi Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L desde Mac? Descargue Kies Beta pero no soporta mi cel.

    How do I install Gingerbread on my GT-S5830L using a Mac? I installed Kies (beta) but it doesn´t support this model device. Can you help me pls?

  87. Vivek N

    July 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    worked beautifully.. update went smoothly.. many many thanks.

  88. Rohit Patidar

    July 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Thank you Neal Pradeep,,,
    thank u so much
    My phone turned into the Russian language by starting but now i changed it into English,
    but got some Russian app already installed in it.
    rest every thing is fine
    thank u again

  89. zehawk

    July 6, 2011 at 9:25 am


    Thanks for the detailed setup instructions, but before I update from DDKC1 (2.2.1) would you be able to tell me if the pre-installed apps will continue to be there in the new firmware:
    Thinkfree office
    Voice search


  90. Mike

    July 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Hi there! Upgrade worked perfectly. However I want now to re-root my phone and the basic procedure doesn’t work.

    Is there any chance you could help me out with that as well?

    P.S. GREAT firmware, works really really smoothly, no hick-ups or lags. Pre-installed russian apps are a bit annoying though

  91. Mohammad

    July 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Worked flawlessly. Thanks for great yet simple tutorial.

  92. Pattaravalin

    July 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Can anyone help me…
    I have bough Samsung Galaxy Ace on last week and I’ve got a big problem for me..This phone its can not read Thai Alphabet When I open some Thai website Its has something like a small box and I can not read any of Thai language in my phone e.g. Facebook, Thai Website etc.

    Who know how to do or how to upgrade a phone please!!!

    Thanks a lots…

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

      change language from Locale and Text which will be listed in Settings in the Applications!

  93. abhi

    July 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Can i upgrade my new Galaxy ace directly from FW 2.2.1 to this latest firmware 2.3.3?

    Please help me with this question?

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

      yes abhi you can easily update from any version to any version! Just follow the instructions carefully!

  94. diablo

    July 2, 2011 at 2:59 am

    thank you so much… i upgraded the phone in India and it works perfetly. hassle free 🙂

  95. Al C

    June 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Neal,

    After upgrading my Galaxy Ace to XXKP9 and it went perfectly. I did noticed I had a 3G connection up all the time after the upgrade. It goes off when I turn on wifi, but every time I go out of wifi coverage my 3G connection fires up. I have disabled all background updating and syncing, but it just comes up – I have to turn of the “use packet data” to make it stop. I now upgraded to XXKPE about 10 minutes ago, but still have the same problem.

    Any ideas how I determine the process using the data connection?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 27, 2011 at 4:54 am

      have you configured the APN Settings!

      • Al C

        June 28, 2011 at 5:41 am

        Yes – I can browse the web using the 3G connection, and the APN exists

  96. Johnny

    June 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Can I use Odin 4.38 Downloader for this process of updating? 🙂 Please reply

  97. kanna

    June 25, 2011 at 9:59 am

    hi guys the latest fm is released for ace…dat is xxkph(2.3.4)nd i upgraded from xxpe to xxkph…itz working perfectly……they r saying the camera quality is better then xxkpe

    • Jagdish

      June 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Hey Kanna,

      Good to know @ the release of FW. Released by whom – Samsung or ??

      Can you please advise how to update from xxkpe (2.3.3) to xxkph (2.3.4).

  98. emad

    June 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    urgent question

    i installed android 2.3 firmware but is does not support Arabic and it works bad with me, So how can i return back to android 2.2 firmware..

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 30, 2011 at 3:34 am

      hey emad we will soon bring out an article to update with the Arabic version!

  99. Chinmay

    June 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Anybody knows when Samsung will officially launch This update?
    Just updated my Ace and feels so great. Battery life i thought would improve but still it is the same. UI is great but keypad was better in older version. Also one thing, I removed the SD card but when i inserted my card, all my apps was not visible. I had to reinstall all the apps again.

  100. Jagdish

    June 22, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Hi Neal,

    I hv successfully upgraded my Galaxy ACE to Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXKPE Firmware as per the instructions provided by you. My phone is working better then earlier.

    Thanks a lot.

    Can you please advise how to root and un-root the phone with above FW. Provide complete steps for both i.e. rooting and un-rooting. Also, please advise what are the main advantages of rooting ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 22, 2011 at 5:02 am

      HEY JAGDISH, BY DEFAULT THE PHONE IS unrooted and to root we will soon come out with the instructions

  101. bl0089

    June 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

    my wifi isn’t working properly. any help please?

  102. Hoshi

    June 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

    How we wll come to know tht we are in safe mode???

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      hey @hoshi as soon as you get into the download mode (safe mode) you will see the screen as mentioned above!

      • Hoshi

        June 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        but m nt able to do so.,.,
        plzz help me out

      • Hoshi

        June 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        m nt able to do so plz help me out

  103. soyyo

    June 18, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Worked great at 1st atempt! Batery consumption is heavy, but the OS is gre8. Tyvm for this helpful tuto 🙂 looking forward for SU access

  104. final

    June 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    the link that you gave for android 2.3 firmware download i think isn’t available.
    stucked in loading.
    and 1 question
    i would like to ask what if i upgrades my samsung galaxy ace android 2.2 to 2.3,
    will i be able to repair my phone with warranty if the phone went spoiled?

  105. S|G

    June 17, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Nearly perfect except no Chinese IME, anyone can advise?

  106. banibrata

    June 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I cannot turn on safe mode…please suggest me..I tried above mentioned method.but it is not there any other way that i can turn on safe mode?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      no! Banibrata its the only way with which you can enter into the download mode!

      • banibrata

        June 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

        safemode and download mode both are same???actually i turned on safe mode.but my phone is not detected..what should I do??

  107. Fished

    June 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I flashed to xxkp9. Meny actions and screen turn on are slow, + the phone is Russian by default so I have 3 Russian programs I can’t delete. Also I needed additional keyboard from market because its missing writing languages.

    I’m flashing to xxkpe or xxkph (2.3.4). If I don’t get Finnish writin lang to default keyboard and faster screen turn on I must find a Finnish froyo flash. Which I think is impossible, so I have to probby take this to shop if they can fix this.. F I wish I never flashed it.

    If sum1 finds a place with FIN froyo flash, I love you.


  108. Harshit

    June 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    thank you so very much.. it was just phone is successfully upgraded to gingerbread.thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

  109. ashish

    June 12, 2011 at 4:30 am

    hie can i change my ui in samsung galaxy ace? i have xxkpe firm ware so pls tell me what to do to change the ui like optimus 1 has??????

  110. Krishna

    June 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I had flashed gingerbread 2.3 on galaxy ace.. so far so good.. How can I Root This ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      we will soon come out with the procedure to root!

      • erik michiels

        June 15, 2011 at 9:11 am


        Does this mean the XXKPE version is not Rootable with the rooting method used for the XXKP9 firmware?

  111. MaveriCks

    June 10, 2011 at 5:02 am

    .. I already Install XXKPE 2.3.3 Gingerbread package..

    and Extract it..

    The Prob is when i Choose for the PDA and its Just POP up this Weird Warning about..
    ” MD5 Checksum Fail ”

    Then i Start the Download.. Then it already 3Hr instead of 5-10mins..

    but still my Downlaod is not Complete..

    what wrong whit this…?

    can anyone help me plssss.

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      restart pc and phone to re apply the update!

  112. TheGreenRock

    June 9, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Got it. but the default languages is Thai, why not in English?

  113. Henry

    June 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Wow…. just got the Gingerbread.XXKPE (S5830XXKPE2.3.3) on my Ace. keep on learning and decide to keep moving or back to froyo.

  114. Addy Dmx

    June 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I works guys…….perfectly….!!!!
    Thx……for the guide and everything…
    My Galaxy Ace is good now……..

  115. ashish

    June 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

    hey neal can u ans my question? pls tell fast pls

  116. Vasu

    June 8, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I hv upgraded my Galaxy ACE as per your given instructions. Process went smooth.


    I heard that 2.3 will have google with voice chat but, I found no change. Version 2.3 also has chat option only. Please advise how to get that option (google with voive).

    Another thing, after upgradation, I lost my all applications which i had downloaded from ANDROID MARKET. While trying again to download the same applications, MARKET shows that applications are already installed. Specify the other device. Please advise how to get all that application back on my mobile.

    Waiting for the solution……

  117. Adi

    June 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

    When I try to click on start stops on ” setup connection”…..

    • master

      June 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      same here ;/

  118. Jagdish Solanki

    June 8, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Hi Neal / Others,

    This new version i.e. 2.3 (XXPE) for galaxy ace has Google talk with voice option or only with chat option ? I read some article that 2.3 will be coming with voice option. please advise quickly becoz, presently i have 2.2 on my galaxy ace (in this, Gtalk is with chat option only) and i want to update it to 2.3 if Gtalk is with voice option. Please note – I am in UAE.

    have a nice time…..

    • Shafi

      July 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Iam in UAE too ,can ya help me knowing how to voice chat in samsung Gtalk application.

  119. erik michiels

    June 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Hi there,

    can anybody tell me if this version can be rooted just like the other gingerbread version(xxkp9)?

  120. Madhusudan

    June 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Hi Neal , when official release arrives for India/South Asia will we be able to update the phone again since we are already on OS 2.3V

  121. ashish

    June 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

    can i change my touchwiz user interface in samsunga galaxy ace?

  122. ashish

    June 7, 2011 at 4:55 am

    hiii neal can i change my user interface from touchwiz 3.0 to any where like lg optimus one has or anything else?????

  123. Mc

    June 7, 2011 at 2:04 am

    after upgrading my pc cant seem to detect the phone tru the usb port… anyone having this prob ?

  124. t kumar

    June 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    hi any body can help me to chnage the langauge rassian to English. i am in india. successfully installed but the langauge not getting change pl help out

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      GO TO LOCALE AND SETTINGS to change to English!

      • Kumar

        June 15, 2011 at 5:17 am

        Hi Neal,
        i found some diffecult by checking the setting location bcz of the russian langauage and some time after selected the langauge. now mobile is working good with 2.3.3 Ginger. please kindly update any updates available in futue. But only one issue i am facing since from the Foroy and Ginger is Bluetooth connection in PC (windows 7) is not connecting, any soluction.

  125. Jagdish

    June 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    my observations / comments are not appearing. why ?

  126. Jagdish

    June 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Hi Neal,

    I hv upgraded my Galaxy ACE as per your given instructions. The same was achieved after flashing my mobile 2nd time. In first flash, the process was stucked, was waiting for @10 min. and job was not done. I don’t the reason as I followed all the instructions steps by steps. Any way, the job is done. I am happy with the improvement after this upgrade.

    One problem, as and when I am upgrading my mobile, the mobile restarts in some different language (other then english) and then lot of tensions. Some how, after reading the phone opertaing manual, I was able to change the language. Please fix this proble. The same was happened when I upgraded my mobile to XXKP9.

    Second problem, after upgradation, I lost my all applications which were downloaded from Android market. While trying to download again from the market, it shows that apk are already installed on mobile but, that is not the case. Please advise how to solve this problem. I had backed up my contacts before flashing and i got it back using KIES.


    Waiting for your reply…..

  127. Jagdish

    June 6, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Hi Neal,

    I am in UAE. Earlier, I had upgraded my Galaxy ACE to XXKP9 firmware. Now, based on your instructions, I have upgraded to XXKPE. During first flash, I don’t know why but, was not upgraded to new FW. However, I had repeated the process and done. PHONE IS WORKING BETTER THEN EARLIER.

    My personal experience is that as and when I am upgrading FW, my phone is starting with some different language (other than English). It is very difficult to change the language. Some how, after referring to the phone operating manual, I found the solution and changed the phone language. please fix this problem.

    I have one serious problem after upgarding my phone. It is regarding the application which were downloaded and installed from the Android market. I don’t have many application on my phone but, on the market it is showing that they are installed. Please advise, what to do to get all that application back from the market.

    Waiting for your prompt reply……..

    Thanks a lot.

  128. Schlauhaenchen

    June 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for the clearly explanation for installing of the new firmware.

    I have a little remark.

    My phone turned into the Russian language by starting and it took a while to found out to change it into my native language Dutch.

    2 little bugs maybe two apps are installed in Russian Samsung,apps and music store which cannot be uninstalled .

    My phone is working better as before.
    For example I couldn’t install Adobe flash player with the former firmware and now it has been installed correct.

    Many thanks

    • Nishant Jain

      July 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

      I have upgraded successfully but unable to get Adobe Flash.

      Can you please help me?

      • Neal Pradeep

        July 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

        As of now for a certain batch of phones, you cant update with Adobe Flash

        • Nishant Jain

          July 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

          I have been able to download and install adobe flash 10.3 but the flash website are still not working in the browser

          • Neal Pradeep

            July 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

            some batches of Ace doesn’t support flash as of now, it has to tweaked!

        • Schlauhaenchen

          July 11, 2011 at 1:03 am

          Try to find in any Android market or on the Adobe site the following apk for the Adobe flash player.
          I dowloaded it on my Mac computer and put it into my map downloads at the Galaxy ace.

          the full name of the file is : com.adobe.flashplayer.V10.3.185.21.apk

    • robin oukes

      July 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      how did you get your phone to native dutch? i have the same problem

      • NeaL Pradeep

        July 30, 2011 at 12:08 am

        you can change from the locale and text!

      • Schlauhaenchen

        July 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

        look into the manual of your phone.
        find Settings ( instellingen) keyboard square white with a A in it. than you can change into Dutch language

    • Pavel Rehak

      August 20, 2011 at 1:17 am

      Hi, I have same issue – after upgrade 2.3.4 I have in menu two new apps (music store and something with icon “gallows”). Whatever these apps are, they are in Russian and they are not listed in “installed apps list” so I don’t see way how to uninstall them. Can you help, please?

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

        you need to root your phone to remove them!

  129. burn

    June 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Cant i run odin multi downloder and upgrade firmware without internet connection?..thanks

    • si peros.

      June 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      mr burn..cubo tanyo dlm bahaso melayu..dio paham x..

  130. burn

    June 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Cant i run odin multi downloder and upgrade firmware without internet connection?

  131. Goutham

    June 1, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I find the message font to be a little blurr or in low pixels…
    the phone font is proper…the menus, music everything is fine…just the message fonts dont look appealing 🙁

  132. Goutham

    June 1, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Just upgraged mine to 2.3.3 XXKPE
    Process went smooth..!
    Will post any problems found

    • jagandeep

      June 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      the language is english uk or english us ?

  133. giffary

    June 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

    is it fix the autofocusing problem ???

  134. Diliban

    June 1, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Hi Neal, I already have XXKP8 version firmware in my ace, my question is “Do I need to follow the above procedure to upate my ace to XXPE?”

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 1, 2011 at 2:26 am

      @diliban yes!

      • Dilban

        June 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Thanks Neal.. I installed it on the same day (Sorry for not posting mu comment)… My mobile is working like a charm with new Gingerbread… No lagging…. 😀

    • ali

      September 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      its not working

      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…

      thats it ….. not doing anything after that 🙁

      • NeaL Pradeep

        September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        check with the USB connection, get the Admin rights!

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