Galaxy Ace S5830

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I Android 2.3.6 OTA update in India

The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I is big hit and it’s among the top selling Android Smartphones after Galaxy S, S II and Galaxy Note. Good news for the Galaxy Ace users in India as there is an Android 2.3.6 update available for them. This is an official release from Samsung and the users should be able to update it Over the Air. This upgrade will update Android version to Android 2.3.5 and if you are on 2.3.5 then you can directly proceed with the software.

Samsung Galaxy Ace

This update is available via OTA and you don’t require any connection to Samsung KIES. If you are on GPRS please make sure that you switch over to Wi-Fi as it may cost you much for the download of the software file.

There is no official change released by Samsung in this update and we are sure that this will fixes bugs from the previous version and it will provide few improvements and enhancements. This update will delete contacts, call logs, phone memory storage files and we recommend you to back it up before you update. In some cases you might receive notification of this update on your device, if you have received such follow the onscreen instructions and update with the same. If you have not received any such then you can check it manually. To do that follow the path of home screen and hit Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update and click on Android update. Your update will be automatically be installed on your handset and you would be able to use your handset within 10 minutes.

To check the software version on your device after update you need to go to Home Screen tap on Menu > Settings > About phone and check the Android version present on your handset. It should show Android 2.3.6 after the update. Do let us know about your experience after the firmware upgrade. If you wants to get Ice Cream Sandwich overlay on your Galaxy Ace, although officially Samsung has announced that Galaxy Ace will not receive ICS update as hardware is not compatible you can install Styled Custom ROM and have a fell of Android 4.0. For your information Galaxy Ace successor is arrived in the form of Galaxy Ace Plus and do check it out its specifications.



  1. mark chester andallo

    May 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    how can i update the firmware of my gt-s8530I

  2. siva prasad

    April 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    plz if any one know, help me

  3. siva prasad

    April 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    i am using samsung galaxy ace gt s5830i android 2.3.6, how i can update it to cm7.2 or android 4.0.3 are any other upgrade version

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

      asof now Cyanogen mod update is not yet released!

  4. Shobith

    April 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    The phone in the photo is Galaxy Ace Plus and not GT-S5830I! Please correct it!

  5. Abhishek

    March 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm




    • gsmcompny

      March 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      i can’t see( system update )option via. menu>setting>about phone>system update .

      dan wat i do my current android is 2.2.0

    • Subbu

      March 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Abhishek. i have one query. I am using Samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830 and android version 2.2.1 and baseband version DDKC1 is it possible to update version 2.3.6. if its possible wer should i do this. my phone is under waranty. pls adavice.

  6. Rohith N S

    March 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    my phone Galaxy ace S5830 is upgraded to 2.3.6 on march 7 2012, check once again today.

  7. Ryszard

    March 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm


    With version 2.3.6 I’m having WIFI issues that according to some blogs can only be resolved with static IP address on the phone or changing some parameters on the router i’m trying to connect to. Can you help me please?.


  8. Varun

    February 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Also,, i bought my phone from Delhi.. So it should also be an indian version.. Then why it is not S5830I..??

    • Yogesh Patel

      February 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Not sure of that buts this update is for only for ACE S 5830I.

  9. Varun

    February 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Even i haven’t received any update notifications in Kies… I doubt that it will be only available for S5830I.., as i have S5830…

    Does Anybody here has got the 2.3.6 update for S5830??

    • Yogesh Patel

      February 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

      2.3.6 update for S5830 is not released yet officially.

  10. faraz

    February 12, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Hi ,
    i bricked my galaxy G 5830 to gingerbread 2.3.3 android, baseband S5830XXKPE, kernal version #1
    using odin software as mentioned in your other articles, now
    I want it to be upgraded to 2.3.6…help me
    looking forward to your reply

    faraz ahmad khan

    • faraz

      February 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Also the update via Settings> about phone > software update is showing no update available..

      • Pradeep Neela

        February 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

        as of now OTA is not yet rolled out in all places!

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

      you can apply the update using the ODIN manually since you bricked your device by installing from ota

  11. Harsh

    February 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    These isnt any update for India I belive, check even with the service centre they have the latest firmware as 2.3.4 can some one help how to maually upgrade to 2.3.6

    • Yogesh Patel

      February 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      This update is for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I.

  12. Amandeep Rathee

    February 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    check SAMFIRMWARE.COM,then click on FIRMWARES,then type in the search box GT-S5830…….now a list of all firmwares from around the world will be displayed…..there will be 3 indian firmwares including DDKC1(2.2.1), DDKQ5(2.3.4) and the latest one released in January 2012 is XXLA2(2.3.6)… on the download button(easily visible) and you will be directed to this link…….i am providing this link directly for impatient users>>>>>>
    this is android 2.3.6 for galaxy ace indian version released on 21 january 2012

  13. Ryszard

    January 30, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Hi guys, greetings from Bogota (Colombia)!

    I tried this on mi Galaxy Ace (GT – S5830L) and now I got 2.3.6 version with kernel and compilation GINGERBREAD.UBPKP. So far it seems the same to me, with home screen handling enhancements (now it won’t get stucked on the las or first home screen) and some on screen advise when reaching top and bottom of menus, but it’s the same performance, to me it seems to consume more battery than expected but i’m already used to that so if you guys have something else to add it will be awesome.

    Thanks in advance, hope you guys get 2.3.6 version soon.


  14. Gauruv Grover

    January 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I connected my phone to kies and get an error ‘Your device does not support software upgrading via kies’.
    I’m currently running on ddkq6 2.3.4 indian version.
    Please Help

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Is your model Galaxy Ace S5830I?

  15. Gauruv Grover

    January 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Is the indian version of s5830 known as s5830i or is it a different model whole together?

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Check those under Settings > About Phone.

  16. Gauruv Grover

    January 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    How do i know if my phone is s5830i or not?
    I live in india

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      go to settings > About phone and check Android model.

      • Gauruv Grover

        January 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        it says s5830 but someone previously specified that ‘i’ in s5830i stands for india so shouldn’t my phone be eligible to this update?

        • Yogesh Patel

          January 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

          This update is not for S5830

  17. riyaz

    January 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hi, I have Ace upgraded to 2.3.4 Gingerbread. I tried to upgrade it to 2.3.6 in WIFI through Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update and click on Android update. But it says no upgrade available. plz advice.

  18. junkfellow

    January 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I think the update is for s5830I and not for s5830. Can anyone please confirm?

  19. anandhu

    January 23, 2012 at 6:13 am

    i am unable to update ace to 2.3.6 through air or kies i had used odin multi downloader to update to 2.3.5 . so if there is any solution for this plese reply me.!!!!!

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Did you install any custom ROM on your Galaxy Ace S5830 phone?

  20. prtk2306

    January 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    cant get updates on my DDKQ6 IND version ace !!

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Is your model Galaxy Ace S5830I ?

  21. prtk2306

    January 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i am using DDKQ6 IND version still no updates are found on my phone !! hlp

  22. Gauruv Grover

    January 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    The update is available for s5830i only not for s5830 yet!!!

  23. nitesh

    January 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    i have android 2.3.4 ddkq6 checking for updates and it shows no update is available….check out

  24. prakhar

    January 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Ya its available……and my phone showing it…..but anybody would tell me what is the size of update file…….?????

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Not sure of the file size but its more than 100 MB and clearly you should use Wi-Fi to update with this firmware. Between whats Android version you are ON?

  25. mohamed

    January 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Me also showing the same. No updates available.

  26. Gauruv Grover

    January 22, 2012 at 7:11 am

    No update available ota for ddkq6.
    i read somewhere in news that update is available for s5830i
    What is the difference between s5830 & s5830i?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

      5830i is for INDIA!

      • Gauruv Grover

        January 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        Just wanted to confirm, how do i know my phone is s5830 or s5830i?

        • Yogesh Patel

          January 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

          Its available for s5830i.

  27. Gauruv Grover

    January 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Showing no update for me either on ddkq6.

  28. cbbasak

    January 22, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Checked via manual updating route… still in 2.3.4

  29. cbbasak

    January 22, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Manually checked as advised… no update available so far (present version base band ddqk6; 2.3.4)

  30. Sheelkumar

    January 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Currently using XWKS9. It does not show any updates. Please make it available manually through your website.
    Thank you

  31. Gauruv Grover

    January 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    No update available yet!!!

  32. ankit

    January 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    showing no update available galaxy ace ddqk6 2.3.4

    • nitesh

      January 22, 2012 at 11:17 am

      no update is available for samsung galaxy ace s5830 2.3.4 ddkq6 is the only latest official release

      • christie

        January 27, 2012 at 2:03 am

        When will it be avalible to all??

        • Yogesh Patel

          January 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

          Its available right now. Please check on your handset.

      • cooltoad

        March 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        @nitesh, (Links removed by moderator)

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:57 am

      it will be pushed slowly!

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