How To Root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 on Gingerbread Firmware

Pre Requisites:

  • In the due course of the rooting process, there are chances that you may lose all the data which is there in the phone. Please note that this data includes the SMS, Contacts and also other data like the images and videos. So, it’s recommended to create a backup of all these so that these can be restored back in case of deletion. Though this consumes bit of an extra time but this step is of a great respite when the data gets deleted.
  • To back up the videos, songs and images you can move all these into your SD Card which can be then removed from the phone till the process of rooting is finished so as to safeguard the data from getting corrupted. To backup as well as restore your contacts and SMS you can refer the below mentioned links.

Procedure to Backup and Restore SMS,

Procedure to Backup and Restore Contacts,

Procedure to Backup and Restore Images, Videos etc.

  • Note that the minimum battery backup should be more than 90% so as to facilitate proper rooting process and also ensure that the KIES has been updated with the latest version which is the KIES 2 version as a minimum and also close the Antivirus solution till the rooting process is completed.
  • For applying the rooting process, you will be requiring a computer or laptop which comes with a minimum of USB 2.0 slots along with the administration rights privilege. It has been found that many users were having the issues about the Port not getting opened, so this step needs to be followed strictly. So, let’s proceed for the instructions which you can find the same in the next page.
  • Also, to note down the APN as well as MMS Settings which are responsible for the internet access as well as for sending MMS Settings then from this path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names” you can note down all the settings by tapping on the MMS, GPRS or 3G Settings. As soon as the rooting process is done, you can then configure these settings again if these are lost in the process of rooting. So, in the next page, let’s proceed to the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Ace S 5830 handset.

  • Luis Guillermo Romero

    my cel always gave me a message that the internal memory was full, even when nothing was installed on the phone, i had the pics and music on the SD card. after a while i had to turn the phone off cuz the screen was frozen and when i tried to turn it on again it started looping between the samsung animation and the samsung logo. what can i do to recover the information i have on the phone? is there any way i can turn it in safe mode to access that and the reboot the system to the factory settings?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chaz36 Chaz Howe

    when i go to recovery mod ti goes straight to ramdump

    • Lurrex

      thats same with mine… “RAMDUMP”. pls i do not know what else to do

  • rls214

    Not Working On Mine

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      IS IT SHOWING ANY ERROR MESSAGe?

  • rls214

    Will it Work On 2.3.6WHLK4??

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      YES IT WILL WORK

  • Chris82

    Dear Sir,
    The ‘Download the Ace Rooting Package’ link above does not seem to be working anymore. I just bought a samsung galaxy ace with version 2.3.6
    Thank you,
    Chris.

  • Chris82

    Dear Sir,
    The ‘Download the Ace Rooting Package’ link above does not seem to be working anymore. I just bought a samsung galaxy ace with version 2.3.6
    Thank you,
    Chris.

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      unfortunately the developer has pulled off the links

  • jatin

    when i enter the recovery mode it says no such file or directory found howsoever i placed the file into sd card ,no subfolders…..

  • choi ventura

    how to get root for my samsung ace 2.1

  • vimal

    I want to root my phone

  • sunny

    sir i don’t know the keys for download mode of my galaxy ace can u pls help me

  • Ace

    Excuse me, I’m need of 2.3.6 DDQ8 a proper Kernel and Root for Galaxy Ace S-5830… It’s having problems with installing the Kernel

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

      its a full firmware, its not a kernel!

      • Ace

        Yes, however, it maybe rooted, but it needs a CF-Root Kernel adaptation for it to be fully rooted. Without the proper Kernel, you can’t run Rooted applications.

  • Santosh

    Will it work on GT-S5830i??

    • Pradeep Neela

      its for 5830 only

  • Pat

    Hey can this work for rooting samsung galaxy ace 2.2.1?? Or should i first upgrade to 2.3.3? I can’t root my froyo. Help!

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

      you can root on any version!

  • marps

    why do i get romdump mod when i turn on my phone holding volume up , menu and power ? :S

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

      press menu key and power ON the button!

  • Kent

    ? wut do I need to do exactly to get my Galaxy Ace 5830D to be able to use a ps3/wii controller for my emulators? i have Gingerbread 2.3.4 (Gingerbread.DTLKI4) I know i have to root my phone but which 1 will work for wut im looking Thnxs

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

      it wll not work for you as its a n/w locked device, you need to unlock first!

  • Mark

    Hi,

    Will this procedure work for s5830 DXKP9?
    Please let me know.
    Thanks in advance!

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

      yes mark it will be able to root!

  • mohamed aly

    i’ve this message appearing on my screen

    “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)

    and the whole operation is aborted

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

      it doesnt work in the latest firmware, we will try to come up with a new rooting method!

  • Mido aly

    when i open the download link for the rooting package , it’s not found !!

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

      we are in the process of fixing the download links!

  • niraj janee

    @PradeepNeela I have rooted my samsung galaxy ace S 5830 for the first time … Nothing new happened except one super user icon is created , now plz tell me wat to do next

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

      install the cwm from market! are you able to see the super user icon?

  • Pete

    Hi there,
    Many thanks for the guide on rooting the galaxy ace. I figured out how to get it done after following the advice you’ve given everyone here.
    Can you tell me the procedure for undoing it, or unrooting my phone if I need it later?

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

      to unroot, apply with any of the firmware!

  • chanin

    Hey does it work on the Galaxy Ace S5830L?

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

      no, it doesnt work on 5830L

      • Sudharshan

        What should we do to root 5830L ?

  • Gagan

    A CF- ROOT kernel not detected ………???
    how this can be fixed ……its while instaling http://androidadvices.com/downloads/CF-Root-S5830_ext4-v1.3u2.apk

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

      check with the same now!

  • kian

    E:cant open /sdcard/update.zip
    (no such file or directory)
    installation aborted.

    —how can i fix that and what is wrong about that,,

    help plssss :(

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

      root using the Odin, on which firmware you are on?

  • Stirling

    HI Neal,

    I also had the exact same error- “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)”

    I have tried installing update from the zip file on the root of sd card and also in 3 various folders…..Android….Made one called update…and Dcim

    I always get the sideload error. Do you know what else i can try?

    Thanks lot ;) Stirling

  • Ken

    where can I get the galaxy ace root apk file for gingerbread rooting?

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

      you cant root with an apk, you need to use this above method!

  • storybook

    why the “Ace Rooting Package” cannot be download ?

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

      there was an issue with the download servers, its now fixed! you can download now!

  • indiash

    Hi NeaL Pradeep

    have you finsh working for the kernel or Root for galaxy ACE s5830 ?

    please I do need it very argent

    thanks again

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

      we will soon come up with the same!..

  • J-Man

    Hello,

    Was wondering when rooting process for Samsung Galaxy Ace running Gingerbread 2.3.4 DDKQ6 coming out…

    thanks.

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

      hi j man it will come out v soon!

      • oldernerd

        has it come out yet

  • Victor

    Hey, the Clock Work Mod Recovery (CWM) application didn’t show up on my phone, so I downloaded the app you linked to and that app said that no CF-Root kernel was found.. ?

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

      which version you are on?

      • su@man

        hi…i also faced the same problem cf-root kernel doesnt found! what should i do…my verson is S5830XXKPH plz help :-)

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

          cf root has stopped support for Galaxy ACE!

  • Desmond

    Hey Androidadvices.com,

    I was wondering, when is the rooting process for Galaxy Ace Gingerbread 2.3.4 DDKQ6 coming out?

    Thanks! :D

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

      we are working on the same and will come out very very soon! As of now there is no CF Root support for DDKQ6 firmware!

  • Eswan

    I am sorry if I’m the idiot here but I have now spent more than an hour on your site and blogs and I have NOT found a download link or a guide for ANYTHING as is repeatedly advertised in the video tutorial and the blog write-ups???

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

      the download link is there in the procedure section!

  • ananda

    Hi will u plz tell me what does mean rooting and why should i root my galaxy ace plz tell me

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

      rooting means allowing third party apps to access the system level files so that the customization can be made!

  • maarten

    does this method also works for android 2.3.4 ddkq6

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

      no, we will come out with the same v soon!

  • andreea

    Hi! Please, help me!

    I have unrooted my phone following the procedure from above and apparently it all went successfully, but afterwards I was unable to activate data network mode, so I can’t connect to 3G or 2G networks. When I try to activate the data network mode the 3G icon that is supposed to appear on the top of the screen doesn’t appear. Can you tell me how to solve this problem? Why can’t I active data network mode?

    Please, tell me how to reverse the process. I have already restored the phone to factory settings and cleared cache in recovery mode, but the superuser application is still working. I want to remove it completely.

    Thank you!

  • indiash

    hi
    pls i need a kernel or Root for galaxy ACE s5830 i upgrade 2.2.1 to 2.3.3 rom JPKP9

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

      we are working for it and we will soon post some kernel tips!

      • indiash

        Hi NeaL Pradeep

        keep on just work hard plls I need it badly goooooooooooood luck Iwana Appreciate your Evert helping us

        thanks

  • zackace

    !!…thumbs up…!!

  • zackace

    …………so much useful info here…..

  • indiash

    hi
    pls i need a kernel for galaxy ACE s5830 i upgrade 2.2.1 to 2.3.3 rom JPKP9
    thanks

    • indiash

      hi
      pls i need a kernel or Root for galaxy ACE s5830 i upgrade 2.2.1 to 2.3.3 rom JPKP9

      pls do answer pls help needed pls

  • nic

    hi Neal, is it possible for me to root my Ace with gingerbread 2.3.3 XWKPN by following these instructions?

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

      yes its possible to root!

  • sumit

    recently i have updated my samsung ace gt-5830 to gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq5.
    now i want to root my phone .
    so can i root it…????

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

      stay tuned, we will soon come up with the procedure!

  • Matt

    Hi, I have a question about where to put the galaxy rooting zip file? should i put it in the sd card or in the memory of the phone? cause i heard that if you were to root your phone you need to take the out the sd card correct? what should i do here? thanking in advance, Matt…

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

      no, please follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned above!

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

      no, please follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned above int his article!

  • Devesh

    only superuser is installed after rooting,CWM app is not there…is there any problem for that???

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

      Download ROM Manager app from market to get the CWM

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

      Hey devesh its not a problem!..

  • Devesh

    this can only root the xxkph version or ddqk5 also???

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

      you can give it a try!

      • abhijeet

        this rooting procedure is not working for ddkq5 ….

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

          it will only work if you are on DDKQ5

  • promanggis

    how to make sure the phone successfully rooted???

    how can i remove pre-installed apps such as map using superuser???

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

      Follow the instructions carefully at androidadvices n u will b able to root successfully.

  • Zubin Thakore

    Hey NeaL,

    it seems my phone is running slower than usual now. I have to wait for atleast 2-3 secs before any apps open.

    Also when I try to sync my fd account with any application it gives a standard error which goes like this –

    This page contains the following error
    error on line 7 at column 35: xmlParseEntity
    Reparse document as HTML
    Below is a rendering of the page….

    Please could you help?

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

      have you cleared the cache and data from the recovery mode after the fw update?

      • Zubin Thakore

        yes, twice

  • Zubin Thakore

    Hey NeaL,

    This rooting seemed piece of cake, all thanks to you!!!

    Buddy could you help me in installing cyanogen mod 7 on it?

    Any tutorial on that?

    Appreciation and thanks in advance!!

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

      we will soon come up with the same!

  • sandeep

    I copied zip file into sd card & started recovery mode but when i click update sd zip file ,it show no update file installation aborted what should i do in this case?

  • sandeep

    I put galaxy root zip file in the sd of the galxy ace phone & press vol + middle + power it is showing downloading on the phone screen & not recovery mode what should i do & how much time it will take?

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

      it hardly takes 5 seconds to boot in the recovery mode!

    • Zubin Thakore

      @ Sandeep

      Just press home and power button.

      it works

  • Zubin Thakore

    Hey NeaL,

    I have updated the firmware of my S5830 to Gingerbread DDQK5 following your instructions from the other article. First of all thanks a lot for that.

    Now I want to also root my phone following these instructions mentioned here. But before that I would like to know to ask the following 3 questions :

    1. Are there any instructions already available to unroot the phone incase I need to show it to a Service Centre so that the warranty is not void? If yes, can you guide me to it as well.

    2. Will I be able to update to Cynanogen Mod after rooting?

    3. Does this have any effect on battery life after rooting? postively or negatively?

    Thanks in advance!!!

    You Rock!!

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

      1. yes, you can apply with any firmware and the root access will be revoked!
      2. yes you can update with the CM7!
      3. battery won’t be affected!

  • Sinclair

    worked without a hitch. great tutorials on your site! my ace is now on 2.3.4 – and – is rooted. :)

    • oldernerd

      Hi sinclair,
      what firmware version of 2.3.4 were u on when u rooted it….. i have DDKQ3 and cant root it

  • Ashutosh

    Neal plz tell me if i can overclock my gts5830 its running on 2.3.4 gingerbread. if yes then how?

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

      YOU CAN OVERCLOCK THE SAME BUT IT WILL BE UNSTABLE!

  • luqman

    neal i want to know for galaxy ace Modified EXT4.apk or RootingPackage.zip is compatible with 2.3.4 ddkq5 .
    when i rooting pack zip its make superuser application in my ace ..when i root MODIFIED EXR4.APK i can,t find in un sd root,,so plz tell me what is problem and solution
    thx with regard

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

      we haven’t still tested these both!

  • luqman

    neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also insatl root file RootingPackage.zip .in my ace homescreen only superuser application is make not cwm application .so i want to know RootingPackage.zip is harmful for my galxy ace 2.3.4ddkq5 software.and i can unroot this file from mobile .what is method?
    neal pls reply i m very worry about this
    pls pls reply soon as soon

  • rehan

    dear neal
    i have upgrade galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 .when i root “GalaxyAce_RootingPackage.zip or“Modified EXT4.apk version in this 2.3.4 ddkq5 version.

  • logan

    even for me this file ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ is NOT installing from recovery mode. If u have CWM Application then plz give bcz I dont have

    plz do reply…im waitin for ur reply..thankss..:)

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

      kindly get the admin rights for your pc and then try from the start!

      • Ashutosh

        sir can u play tell me how to unlock boot loader as i want to over clock my samsung galaxy ace gt s-5830…

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

          which firmware its on currently?

        • Ashutosh

          2.3.4 ginger bread

  • LIJO

    error says cf-root kernel was not detected. ext4 manager may not function properly.

  • Yogendr Kumar

    This file ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ is NOT installing from recovery mode. If u have CWM Application then plz give us bcz I dont have. Or u can give the ‘Modified EXT-4′ in zip format plz understand what I am,saying.
    ThNks hope

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

      download cwm app and then try, have you tried updating from the recovery mode?

  • http://comfortablehomedesign.com Agus

    Help me please

  • http://comfortablehomedesign.com Agus

    Why my bluetoot not can be used…after rooting

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

      kindly clear the cache!

  • Yogendr Kumar

    This file ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ is NOT installing from recovery mode. If u have CWM Application then plz give us bcz I dont have. Or u can give the ‘Modified EXT-4′ in zip format plz understand what I am,saying.
    ThNks hope,

  • Yogendr

    This file ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ is NOT installing from recovery mode. If u have CWM Application then plz give us bcz I dont have.

    • logan

      hey bro did u find the way to instal tat apk file??

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

        you can follow the article to root the phone!

  • Yogendr

    no error come, Once CWM not meet other this file is not showing in recovery mode when I select update from sd. If u have CWM then plz send me the link that I install in my samsung ace.

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

      yes you can install the same!

  • Yogendr

    DeR Neal,
    I am unable to install ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ from recovery mode. I have try many times but not get succed CWM also not meet for Samsung ace gt s5830. can u give me the zip format of this file bcz zip format can install .apk not plz do needfull.
    Plz help

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

      what is the error?

  • Yogendr

    But how? I am unable to perform it.

  • Yogendr

    I have one ques that after rooting with this packGe CWM is not in phone and other is how we can install ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ from recovery mode. Plz give the procedure

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

      yes you can install this apk file!

  • Yogendr Kumar

    What correct it was question Dear? plz give the procedure with the same.

  • Yogendr

    I have one ques that after rooting with this packGe CWM is not in phone and other is how we can install ‘Modified EXT4.apk’ from recovery mode. Plz give the procedure.

    Thanks, YK

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

      yes, correct!

  • Yogendr

    U can go in recovery mode by pressing first home key then power key only its working.

    Thanks, yk

  • zool

    why my phone display RAMDUMP mode(ARM9 mode ) when i try get into recovery mode….hmmm,,,

  • fauzan

    recovery mode does not work on my device. the demo video is not showing galaxy ace. only “downloading….” appears on my screen and the question is how long should I wait for this downloading process??

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

      it will be downloaded a per your internet speed

  • amin

    when i try to do that it’s not turn on the recovery mode but download mode….please help me

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

      what error you are getting and what key pattern you are using to get into the d/l and recovery mode!!!

      • amin

        pressing Middle Key(OK Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key simultaneously before connecting to PC i use this pattern but it’s not turn to recovery mode but in dowload mode …so is it i still can rooting my device with this mode and howl ong do i have to wait?

        • amin

          Turn off your phone
          3) Press POWER+HOME BUTTON
          4) Select update from sdcard, select the file upd_1.zip
          5) After the update completed – reboot
          6) Now you have rooted S5830
          this this is the corect one
          thanks

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

          yes you need to wait for some time till the process is completed!

  • shashank

    once again gr8 job….bt plz provide rooting for galaxy fit….

  • ashish

    Wow please give rootimg for gt7510

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

      sure ashish we have covered the same on your request, kindly check on androidadvices.com

  • Stern

    When trying to apply update from sdcard, the installation is aborted due to “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)”

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

      change the path where file was kept!

      • Stirling Hart

        Hi Neal,

        I just wanted to mention that i also got the exact same error as Stern.

        When trying to apply update from sdcard, the installation is aborted due to “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)

        I should mention that i have a stock standard firmware version 2.3.4. Gingerbread DVKQ3

        I have tried putting the file in various locations on the SD card and still get the same error. I also get the same error when trying other root zips.

        Do you think this is because it is the DVKQ3 Version? I notice that there is a firmware DDKQ6 out.

        If you can help me in any way it would be greatly appreciated.

        Thanks in advance, Stirling

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

          yes ddkq6 is there!

          • Chris

            Hi,
            Just bought a samsung galaxy ace, im afraid the ‘Download the Ace Rooting Package’ link doesn’t seem to work anymore. I have android version 2.3.6

        • Cubis

          Same problem with 2.3.6.

    • Stirling Hart

      Hi Stern,

      Did you figure out how to get past the following error?

      When trying to apply update from sdcard, the installation is aborted due to “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)”

      I also get the same error. Please let me know if you know a way.

      Thanks,
      Stirling

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

        download the file, right click on it, select properties and unblock the file!