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 androidadvices.com.

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.

KIES 2

  • sourav

    where i will get these file plz help

  • JC

    Hi, how to download S5830XXKPH.zip? unable to download from HotFile for some reason, keeps making wait 30 secs and nothing happened. Also unable to find the file in androidadvices.com/downloads, please advise how to proceed.

  • Ali Gudarzi

    New android device galaxy ace GT-S5830

  • Shreyansh

    Please fix the link to download firmware/package. Cant find any other link.
    Please help me with some link. Mail me at shreyanshgandhi_99@yahoo.com

    • Pradeep Neela

      LINKS ARE FIXED AND ARE WORKING FINE!

  • vas35

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

  • jurou

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

  • indrajit

    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

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

  • Rohit

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      follow the procedure to update!

  • teak garden furniture

    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.

  • dent

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      please connect the same in the KIES Mode!

  • nima

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can follow the detailed instructions!

  • http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-s5830-xwkpo-gingerbread-233-firmware/3/ amit

    hi
    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…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, its not necessary!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      update with DDKP6 update, it will be fixed!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • Amal

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • kasnakant

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the usb privileges!

      • DJ

        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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          check with the usb drivers, it should be fixed!

  • Shreekanth Shivram

    Thanks neal for your reply.

    Regds
    /Shreekanth

  • Shreekanth Shivram

    Thanks neel for your reply.

    Regds
    /Shreekanth

  • Shreekanth Shivram

    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.

    [Reply]

    September 9th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hi Neal,

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

    Regds
    /Shreekanth

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      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

        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.

        Regds
        /Shreekanth

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Sam

    Hi Neal,

    My Ace has following baseband version S5830NEKP6, Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-perf-CL375596 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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes sam you can apply this update!

      • Sam

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

  • akshay

    where is the download link…plz reply…thanku.. :) :)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download link is there in the procedure section!….

  • aditya verma

    how to get files of odin multi downloader?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Padmanabh

    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 ????
    thanx
    gr8 wrok

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can apply an all new update from androidadvices.com

  • Padmanabh

    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 .. :-(

  • Shreekanth Shivram

    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

      Hi Neal,

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

      Regds
      /Shreekanth

      • Shreekanth Shivram

        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?

        Regds
        /Shreekanth

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      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 @androidadvcies.com
      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

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can make sue of Skype!

  • alif

    cannot open usb serial port: code 32
    occur during process
    why???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • firdauz

    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.

    regards
    firdauz

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can update with the latest version which is mentioned at androidadvices.com

  • unknown

    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.

  • hani

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support arabic!

  • coldkod

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

    • hani

      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 ????

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        no it doesnt support arabic as of now!

  • Chris andrew

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with your data connection!

  • raj

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can refer androidadvices.com for the update!

  • http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-s5830-to-gingerbread-2-3-3-xxkpe-firmware/ Chris

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Antish

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Yes, we will soon come out with the article!

  • Cuneyt

    thank you verry much it is works great ..thumbs up :)

  • mac

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • mac

        thnx a lot….:-)

  • pavan

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure pavan, we noted down your request!

  • ADITYA AGARWAL

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Check with the security settings of your Wi Fi!

      • ADITYA AGARWAL

        i am not able 2 change my security setting..

  • ADITYA AGARWAL

    HEY NEAL WILL IT EFFECT MAH ACE????
    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no it wont affect!

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  • Chethan

    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.????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you installed the KIES?

  • sachin

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      re apply the update!

  • aniket

    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…..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • aniket

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

  • SURAJ

    Hi

    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
    Utube
    Etc
    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      configure the apn settings for your phone!

  • aditya

    2.3.3 reversable to 2.2 for galaxy ace howw???

    • aditya

      plzz repyy??

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes aditya its very well reversible!

  • aditya

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

    • aditya

      sry it workin….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what error you are getting?

  • Dev

    Neal,
    Got it ,thx man :)

    every steps wer precise nd very clear.

    Thx a lot

  • Riz

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes riz it is reversible!

  • Saahil

    Hii neal

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      change the language from the locale and text!

  • james123

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what error its giving?

  • pinkyirene

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      there is no chinese language in this firmware!

      • pinkyirene

        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?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes you will be requiring the chinese specific firmware!

  • babu

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

    regards….,babu

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Its there in the procedure section.

  • sudharsan

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks sudharsan for your appreciation!!

  • Prashant

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU ARE TRYING TO UPDATE FROM ODIN OR FROM KIES?

  • Sibi

    Thanks its working gr8

    my galaxy ace is having Android 2.3 now

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks sibi for your feedback and trust in us!

  • amin

    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….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to download the file again!

      • amin

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          as of now its not supporting flash.

  • Anees

    Hi,

    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.

    Regards

    Anees

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      as of now theres no arabic support!

  • Romulo

    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!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      great tip Romulo, thanks for the same!

  • News from Estonia

    Yo! It worked JUST FINE!!!!

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Vic Ball

    Hi…

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • Vic Ball

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly flip through pages to get the instructions

      • Vic Ball

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          PASSWORD IS – androidadvices.com

  • Romulo

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

    TKS!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Itai

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Anand

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      reset?

  • k_rl

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can proceed for the update..

  • OHH

    Neal,

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can follow this procedure to install with the same!

  • emnoar

    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 ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache?

  • nykid

    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??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      NO NEED TO ROOT THE PHONE BEFORE UPDATING THE FIRMWARE!

  • Christian

    where can i find the download link

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download link is there in the procedure section!

  • Christian

    where can i fing the download link

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download link is there in the procedure section!!!

  • johnhx

    my 3G is not working can you help me?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly configure the apn settings!

  • Manaaf

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which programs are you talking about?

  • Manaaf

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its in procedure section!

      • Vic Ball

        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?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          its there in the article

  • nykid

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • nykid

        thanks

  • anthony

    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

  • zul

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can find the latest version on androidadvices.com

  • Shishir

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Anees

    hi,

    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 ?

    regards

    anees

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      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!

  • Bhushan

    Hi.
    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Pramod kulkarni

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

  • dave

    Hey

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Mauro

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

  • gonner

    where is the download link?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Nishant Jain

    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

  • rain

    hi neal.

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

    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes you can update your device!

  • Tom

    Hi,
    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      configure the apn settings!

  • aniruddha chavan

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

  • Nishant Jain

    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

  • David Gzz

    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?

  • Vivek N

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      thanks vivek for the appreciation!

  • Rohit Patidar

    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

  • zehawk

    Hi,

    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
    Swype
    AllShare
    Voice search

    Thanks.

  • Mike

    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

  • Mohammad

    Worked flawlessly. Thanks for great yet simple tutorial.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      thanks mohammad for the appreciation!

  • Pattaravalin

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

  • abhi

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

  • diablo

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      thanks diable for the feedback!

  • Al C

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      have you configured the APN Settings!

      • Al C

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

  • Johnny

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

  • kanna

    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

      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).

  • emad

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

  • Chinmay

    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.

  • Jagdish

    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 ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

  • bl0089

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

  • Hoshi

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

      • Hoshi

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

      • Hoshi

        m nt able to do so plz help me out

  • soyyo

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

  • final

    hi
    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?

  • S|G

    Nearly perfect except no Chinese IME, anyone can advise?

  • banibrata

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

      • banibrata

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

  • Fished

    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.

    DON’T FLASH ACE IF YOU ARE NOT RUSSIAN. my opinion.

  • Harshit

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

  • ashish

    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??????

  • Krishna

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      we will soon come out with the procedure to root!

      • erik michiels

        Neal,

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

  • MaveriCks

    .. 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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      restart pc and phone to re apply the update!

  • http://gadgetncyber.blogspot.com TheGreenRock

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

  • Henry

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

  • Addy Dmx

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

  • ashish

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

  • Vasu

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

    Thanks,

    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……

  • Adi

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

    • master

      same here ;/

  • Jagdish Solanki

    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

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

  • erik michiels

    Hi there,

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

  • Madhusudan

    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

  • ashish

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

  • ashish

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

  • Mc

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

  • t kumar

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      GO TO LOCALE AND SETTINGS to change to English!

      • Kumar

        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.
        Regards
        KumarT

  • Jagdish

    my observations / comments are not appearing. why ?

  • Jagdish

    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.

    Thanks,

    Waiting for your reply…..

  • Jagdish

    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.

  • Schlauhaenchen

    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

      Hi,
      I have upgraded successfully but unable to get Adobe Flash.

      Can you please help me?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

        • Nishant Jain

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

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

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

        • Schlauhaenchen

          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

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

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        you can change from the locale and text!

      • Schlauhaenchen

        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

      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?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        you need to root your phone to remove them!

  • burn

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

    • si peros.

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

  • burn

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

  • Goutham

    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 :(

  • Goutham

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

    • jagandeep

      the language is english uk or english us ?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        english UK!

  • giffary

    is it fix the autofocusing problem ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      @giffary yes its now fixed!

  • Diliban

    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?”

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      @diliban yes!

      • Dilban

        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…. :D

    • ali

      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 :-(

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        check with the USB connection, get the Admin rights!