Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 users have now got one more reason to rise up to joy as in the due course of the article we will be guiding you so that you can apply the latest update of Jellybean 4.2.2 custom ROM firmware. It was just recently that Galaxy ACE 2 got the Official firmware Update from SAMSUNG but it seems that Samsung won’t be coming out with the Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware update citing hardware limitations. In our sense, Samsung should actually come up with the optimized version of Jellybean which it earlier came up with Value Pack for some low end devices in Gingerbread era.


Though, the one which is not an Official Jellybean update for Galaxy ACE, it’s one of the best and stable custom firmware for Galaxy ACE.

Before heading to the detailed tutorial on how to apply with this firmware update, you need to make sure that you don’t miss out the detailed list of pre requisites which are mentioned below;

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Make sure that you are not creating the backup with the help of KIES tool as it may not help you restore the data into your phone.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Since this is the custom ROM firmware, you will need to make sure that you have rooted the device. To check on whether your Galaxy ACE is rooted or not, you can download the “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store and check. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you need to root the same with the help of below mentioned steps.

Procedure to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Official DDKQ8 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy ACE S5830 on Official DDKQ8 Firmware

  • After rooting install the “ROM Manager” app from the PLAY Store and install the custom recovery image in your device by selecting the option of install recovery image.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.

Assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.


  1. i have updated my galaxy ace but there is some network problem plz help me

  2. i think i didnt install rom manager when i updated my firmware. now i cant use my phone coz it’s stuck at welcome screen. any advice?

    sorry noob here

  3. after successful installation my phone stuck at samsung welcome screen and cannot also enter recovery mode just the RAMDUMP MODE is appearing.. please help. thanks in advanace

  4. is there any problem with networks?
    i mean am using this in india..wil it b suitable for indian networks?
    previously i have upgraded my mobile to jellybean..it works well for evrything except cal..
    now am unable to cal from my mobile..

  5. gret job bro thanks a lot may you prosper with your talents and develop many more roms .its working great on my samsung ace 5830i

  6. I am stuck in the welcome screen…How to come out of this??…pls help

  7. pls how do i root my s5830, whats the link in downloading the file to enable me root my phone. would be very greatful if my request is honoured.

  8. All worked great for me. Thank you. Keep up the great work. Samsung should give you a job.


  9. Thanks a lot. My son used to make fun of my galaxy ace. Now, it’s faster than his mini s3. Lol.

  10. are there any issues in this rom? like bluetooth or music player not working?

  11. i install android 4.2.2 helly bean on my galaxy ace … its awesome every thing is working except one big problem … my google play is not working every time i open they says force close

  12. Hey pradeep how i smsng ace 2.3.6. To 4.2.2. Update & it has no effect on android system means it was not cracked plz rply me……?

  13. Did everything … works fine except one thing…… after pressing lock button it shuts down… and then I’ve to again switch on the device….

  14. great job.. it works fine for me..
    i first moved the file to sd card. then entered into the recovery mode by turning off the system and pressing home and powerbutton. then choose update from sd card and select the file. then rebooted the system. but the system is not fully changed. so i again entered into the recovery mode and select install from zip and choose the same file.. and cleared factory as well as cache partitions. after restart it works fine.. thanks pradeep and xda developers for this os

  15. No download link or broken line for android 4.3. please restore or recommend new link for download.

  16. after sucessful installation my phone struck at samsung welcome screen .it is not booting..
    . pls tell me a solution…

  17. I am not able to install it. It says Encryption Unsuccessful and let me to reset but when I tap on reset. it doesn’t work. Please help me to install it on my phone

  18. I am not getting the “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package”.
    I searched a lot on web and followed the link given in this article but not succeed till date.
    Without it can i upgrade my gt-s5830 from 2.3.6 to 4.2.2.?

    Pls help me…and provide me full video guidance.
    thanks in advance.

  19. Can this be applied to Samsung Gio s5660 since they have very similar hardware?

  20. why the screen doesn’t show the whole wallpaper only a portion of the image is shown as wallpaper it seems like it zoomed out the image.
    all other options are working ok.

  21. This ROM works well except for one problem. mobile changes date automatically to 2004 and hence all the apps crash and mobile network goes down. I tried by clearing cache but still date changes. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance

    • how to fix the problem if it says that it has no network connection? my uncle bought it from london and transfered here in the philippines… samsung galaxy ace s5830i la fleur……my grandma forgot the pascode so I restore it to factory setting… I dont know if it is openline already….but then after that theres no network connection even if there is a simcard inserted in it.. PLEASE HELP!!!

  22. Great job. I have updated my ace s5830 to 4.2.2. This new rom working great as S2.Thanks for the android team.

    • I am not getting the “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package”.
      I searched a lot on web and followed the link given in this article but not succeed till date.
      Without it can i upgrade my gt-s5830 from 2.3.6 to 4.2.2.?

      Pls help me…and provide me full video guidance.
      thanks in advance.

  23. thank u bro now evry thing is working properly


  24. hii i m facing serious problem after updating samsung keypad and status bar is not working and thr is no icon of setting plzzz help

    • you can re apply the firmware after clearing the cache and all the data in your phone

  25. Nothing again for the Ace i. Wish i had never bought this phone. Xda and cyanogenmod are the same. Basic version gets great roms and updates. Really disappointed with this rubbish.

  26. Hi Pradeep.
    Thanks for the wonderfull rom. The installation was pretty much smooth, apart from “the keyboard stopped unexpectedly” error. then after selecting swype from the keyboard settings, the issue got solved.
    one thing that is not working is the gallery, kindly help with that.
    -regards Mushtaq.

  27. Can you please tell me what functions?

  28. Hello friends! I would like to inform you that the update worked perfectly in my ACE GT-5830B, is really perfect with everything working from the camera to the GPS. Thanks for the tutorial!

  29. I have installed fine but, I have some problem with the battery. When I plug the battery to charge this battery is full faster than when I got the Android 2.3.6. Now my battery is low in 16 hours only and after this update was fine for 24 hours.
    Any idea??

  30. What are the differencies between Gingerbread and Jellybean ?
    Thanks for your answers

  31. Just noticed that my phone is actually an S5830V… Can I still do this?

  32. Updated My ace S5830 with JB 4.2.2 successfully and All the applications working fine except flashlight. Flashlight turned off automatically after 2 seconds.

  33. Hi, me again,

    I’ve done some research about the recovery image. I think I found it on the clockwork website (http://clockworkmod.com/rommanager) so now I have the image… what do I do with it? I searched there as well and I get stuff about “fastboot” and “bootloader”… it s all foreign to me and seems very complicated… any suggestion on how to install the recovery image?

  34. i try to install it in google play but wen i open it. it force close

  35. yes wen install it ders no youtube awts

  36. why derz no youtube? awt

  37. Hey…. Can I update this on my galaxy ace s5830i

  38. thanks for the update pradeep,
    all the functions are working fine ?

  39. Hi Neela,
    I also like to update my Galaxy Ace with this ROM. But with my previous ICS update I had issues with camera force closing and lagging. Can you please update me about the basic functionality and camera of this new ROM. Much appreciate if you can send an e-mail to jayanathkarunarathna@gmail.com .
    thanks :)

  40. Hi,

    I managed to get through to recovery mode both with the clockworkmod and TWRP but when it comes to instaling it aborts everytime. any suggestions?

    • install recovery image from ROM Manager

      • Not seeing that option in the ROM Manager. Can you put a link to the app you’re using and/or walk me through how to install the recovery image? Much appreciated.

  41. I have downloaded ROM Manager but i cant seem to find anything about a custom recovery image.Do I have the wrong app?

  42. hi!
    after selecting the zip file from sd card….the installation starts and den a error appears “installation aborted” how to fix it?

  43. will it work for gt s5830i aswell??????
    coz most dem dont…..

  44. I have installed updated ROM MANAGER but i am not able to “Custom recovery image” and all…i tried alot

  45. Struck in samsung logo… reinsert the battery but didn’t work. What can I do

  46. my sincere thanks for the team for your contribution. But the package file for rooting given at DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package link does not contain any file. It shows error message. please resolve. thanks in advance.

  47. Since not much else works of the upgrades, I guess I have to assume this upgrade won’t work for either the S5830L or S5830M cell phones?

  48. Does this update work for the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i model as well? Many thanks, John.

  49. Guyzz..i dont know what is rooting and how to
    my phone..pls help buddies…i read about it but couldnt understand..plsss…i need jelly bean so madly.
    .and dont know what to do…pls..

  50. Where i can get rooting package?

  51. Thanks! I installed in 10 minutes and works great….even got some people fooled, that i have Galaxy S2 ;-)