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

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to XXKPE 2.3.3:

  • First up you will have to download XXKPE 2.3.3 Gingerbread package in your computer. As soon as you download the same, you will have to extract the same in which you will find the files which are having the keywords in the files which are Boot, Code, PDA, CSC, Modem and also the Odin along with the Cooper OPS file. Please note that even if single file is missing then it means that the download hasn’t been successful and you will have to download the same again because while uploading from our end it has been made sure that all the mentioned files are there in the download package which is linked here. In the process of extraction, if it prompts for the password then you will have to enter the password as

XXKPE 2.3.3

  • After unzipping the firmware update package successfully, you will have to now open the Odin Multi downloader v 4.38 file from the extracted files after which you will see that a new window will be popping up as shown below which is nothing but the flashing tool with which the firmware will be updated.

Odin Multi Downloader

  • Now, at this point of time you will have to ensure that the KIES is completely closed and also preferably close all other programs in your computer too so as to ensure that the software update process is not hampered or interrupted in any manner.


  1. Reply sourav July 20, 2013 at 8:15 am

    where i will get these file plz help

  2. Reply 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. Reply Ali Gudarzi May 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

    New android device galaxy ace GT-S5830

  4. Reply 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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm


  5. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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

  8. Reply Rohit March 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

      follow the procedure to update!

  9. Reply 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. Reply dent February 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      please connect the same in the KIES Mode!

  11. Reply nima February 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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

  12. Reply 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…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      no, its not necessary!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      update with DDKP6 update, it will be fixed!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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

  13. Reply 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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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

  14. Reply 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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      check with the usb privileges!

      • Reply 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. Reply Shreekanth Shivram September 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thanks neal for your reply.


  16. Reply Shreekanth Shivram September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Thanks neel for your reply.


  17. Reply 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?


    • Reply 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!

      • Reply 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. Reply 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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      yes sam you can apply this update!

      • Reply Sam September 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

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

  19. Reply akshay September 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      download link is there in the procedure section!….

  20. Reply aditya verma September 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    how to get files of odin multi downloader?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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

  21. Reply 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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      yes you can apply an all new update from

  22. Reply 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. Reply 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.

    • 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?


      • Reply 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!

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply 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

        • NeaL Pradeep October 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

          you can make sue of Skype!

  24. Reply alif September 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

    cannot open usb serial port: code 32
    occur during process

    • Reply 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. Reply 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.


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

      you can update with the latest version which is mentioned at

  26. Reply 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. Reply hani September 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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

  28. Reply 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.

    • Reply 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 ????

  29. Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

      you can refer for the update!

  31. Reply Chris August 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 12:53 am

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

  32. Reply 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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Yes, we will soon come out with the article!

  33. Reply Cuneyt August 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

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

  34. Reply 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?

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply mac August 28, 2011 at 1:37 am

        thnx a lot….:-)

  35. Reply 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…

  36. Reply ADITYA AGARWAL 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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Check with the security settings of your Wi Fi!

      • Reply ADITYA AGARWAL August 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

        i am not able 2 change my security setting..

  37. Reply ADITYA AGARWAL 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?

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  39. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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…..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

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

      • Reply 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. Reply 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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 12:06 am

      configure the apn settings for your phone!

  43. Reply aditya August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    2.3.3 reversable to 2.2 for galaxy ace howw???

    • Reply aditya August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      plzz repyy??

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

      yes aditya its very well reversible!

  44. Reply aditya August 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

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

    • Reply aditya August 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      sry it workin….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

      what error you are getting?

  45. Reply Dev August 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Got it ,thx man 🙂

    every steps wer precise nd very clear.

    Thx a lot

  46. Reply Riz August 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

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

  47. Reply 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…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      change the language from the locale and text!

  48. Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 12:12 am

      there is no chinese language in this firmware!

      • Reply 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. Reply babu August 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm

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


  51. Reply sudharsan August 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

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

  52. Reply Prashant August 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm


  53. Reply Sibi August 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks its working gr8

    my galaxy ace is having Android 2.3 now

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      thanks sibi for your feedback and trust in us!

  54. Reply 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….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

      you need to download the file again!

      • Reply amin August 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

          as of now its not supporting flash.

  55. Reply 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. Reply 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!!

  57. Reply 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 😛

    • Reply 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. Reply 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!

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply 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

      • Reply 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?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

          PASSWORD IS –

  59. Reply 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?


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

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

  60. Reply 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?

    • Reply 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. Reply Anand August 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

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

  62. Reply 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. Reply OHH August 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm


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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      you can follow this procedure to install with the same!

  64. Reply 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. Reply 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??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 11:21 am


  66. Reply Christian July 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

    where can i find the download link

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

      download link is there in the procedure section!

  67. Reply Christian July 31, 2011 at 3:44 am

    where can i fing the download link

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

      download link is there in the procedure section!!!

  68. Reply johnhx July 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    my 3G is not working can you help me?

  69. Reply Manaaf July 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

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

  70. Reply Manaaf July 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 30, 2011 at 12:11 am

      its in procedure section!

      • Reply 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?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

          its there in the article

  71. Reply 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

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply nykid July 28, 2011 at 2:46 am


  72. Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      you can find the latest version on

  74. Reply 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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

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

  75. Reply 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 ?



    • Reply 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. Reply 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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

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

  77. Reply 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. Reply 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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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

  79. Reply Mauro July 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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

  80. Reply gonner July 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    where is the download link?

    • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply rain July 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    hi neal.

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


  83. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Vivek N July 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

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

  88. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Mohammad July 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Worked flawlessly. Thanks for great yet simple tutorial.

  92. Reply 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…

    • Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 27, 2011 at 4:54 am

      have you configured the APN Settings!

      • Reply Al C June 28, 2011 at 5:41 am

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

  96. Reply Johnny June 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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

  97. Reply 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

    • Reply 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. Reply 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..

    • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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 ?

    • Reply 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. Reply bl0089 June 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

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

  102. Reply Hoshi June 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

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

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply Hoshi June 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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

      • Reply Hoshi June 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        m nt able to do so plz help me out

  103. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply S|G June 17, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Nearly perfect except no Chinese IME, anyone can advise?

  106. Reply 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?

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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

      • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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 ?

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      we will soon come out with the procedure to root!

      • Reply 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. Reply 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.

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      restart pc and phone to re apply the update!

  112. Reply TheGreenRock June 9, 2011 at 5:10 am

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

  113. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply ashish June 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

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

  116. Reply 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. Reply Adi June 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

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

    • Reply master June 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      same here ;/

  118. Reply 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…..

    • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply ashish June 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

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

  122. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      GO TO LOCALE AND SETTINGS to change to English!

      • Reply 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. Reply Jagdish June 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    my observations / comments are not appearing. why ?

  126. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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

    • Reply Nishant Jain July 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

      I have upgraded successfully but unable to get Adobe Flash.

      Can you please help me?

      • Reply 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

    • Reply robin oukes July 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 30, 2011 at 12:08 am

        you can change from the locale and text!

      • Reply 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

    • Reply 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?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

        you need to root your phone to remove them!

  129. Reply burn June 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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

    • Reply si peros. June 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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

  130. Reply burn June 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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

  131. Reply 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. Reply Goutham June 1, 2011 at 4:09 am

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

    • Reply jagandeep June 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      the language is english uk or english us ?

  133. Reply giffary June 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

    is it fix the autofocusing problem ???

  134. Reply 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?”

    • Reply Neal Pradeep June 1, 2011 at 2:26 am

      @diliban yes!

      • Reply 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…. 😀

    • Reply 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 🙁

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        check with the USB connection, get the Admin rights!

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