Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Gets Official Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update with DDKQ5

Galaxy Ace LogoGalaxy Ace S5830 users can now breathe easy as an all new update for the Galaxy Ace has arrived in the form of an update version Gingerbread 2.3.4. With the arrival of this Global Gingerbread 2.3.4 update which is having the version name as DDKQ5 and is among the stable releases OF ALL THE Gingerbread versions. Over a period of time there have been several beta versions which were seen on this site but due to some or other reasons users used to face some issues which now has been sorted out in this version of firmware. Though there is no exact clarity on where this update is pushed via KIES, we have a manual way with which you can update your Ace easily.

So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can update with the same as this version comes along with a bunch of enhancements which too we will see in the dues course of this article and for your convenience, we have broken this article over a couple of pages so that all the different sections like Pre upgrade instructions, Enhancements and then followed by the Procedure to update with this version will be seen. Additionally, ensure that you are applying this update only on Galaxy Ace S5830 and not on any other phone as just in case if you still proceed for the update then there is a high probability that you may end up bricking up the device.

Highlight: The best part of this firmware is that anyone from any part of the World can proceed with the updation of the Galaxy Ace S 5830 device. The only thing you need to do is to just follow the instructions strictly which are mentioned in the due course of this article.

In the last two articles of the update for this Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, it has been found that users were not following the procedure and due to which many of them faced some serious consequences due to which either the phones were not updated or the devices got halted in the amidst of updating it due to improper flashing of the phone. So, we appeal to all of you out here that kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned in the due course of this article so as to refrain from such incidents which will facilitate the smooth updation process of the device.

Rooting Information: Please note that, updating with this firmware version won’t root the phone in any manner or even won’t require you to root the phone before applying this update. Just in case if your phone is already rooted then you will have to enter into the recovery mode and then need to clear the cache and wipe the data to apply this update of DDKQ5.

Note : Please note that in the process of updation you will be losing all the data which is SMS, Contacts, Music, Videos and Pictures if they are stored in the phone. All the contents stored in your external SD Card will stay intact and no contents will be modified in the external SD card. Additionally, all the APN Settings as well as the MMS Settings too will be erased, so you need to ensure that you are noting all this settings somewhere so that you can then restore the same by configuring it manually once the firmware updation process is done. To know on how you can back up all your data, kindly refer to the “Pre Upgrade Instructions” which are mentioned in the Page No. 3.

Disclaimer : We take no responsibility in any manner if any damage occurs with your phone which is a very unlikely event if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned in the due course of this article. Although if at all there are any issues then do report us in the comments section and we will help you in solving the same.


  1. Hi, I would like to know if this firmware update is affected by geographical location? ie I’m from south africa and my froyo baseband version is s5830xxkb1, do I not need a xxkb1 gingerbread baseband version, could this affect things like hsdpa availability as I know there are different frequencies for mobile internet in different countries?

    Thank you

    Simon Crampton

  2. Download link seems to be down. Any update?


  3. hey i have a galaxy ace n when i tried to root or to update firmware unofficially it only shows error in tmp/sideload/ staus 7
    plz help me

  4. johnathon gambrell

    my phone tyest ses andred on it and i cant do enything how do i sort it

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  6. Download link is not working :(

    • we are checking the same!

      • Same problem here! I cannot download the DDKQ5, something regarding “page not found” and even though there’s DDKQ6 I read that DDKQ5 is better… your opinion?…
        Also I got a a FROYO.UBKD1 / 2.2.1 and I would like to check with you if I can follow all the steps on this post because it seems like my carrier got the phone blocked. I just read that it might be a problem ‘case I’m located on Latin America but I’m not sure… and if you recommend DDKQ5 could you please try to upload the link again :3
        Sorry for the questions but I’m new on this :S

  7. hey neel can u give me the downloading link of ddkq5 gingerbread please!! i cant find it anywhere..

    please!! help me..

  8. hey neel can u give me the downloading link of ddkq5 gingerbread please!! im cant find it anywhere..

    please!! help me..

  9. hi iam using galaxy ace 2.3
    can i update to 4.0 version

  10. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is excellent, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Gets Official Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update with DDKQ5 : Android Advices .

  11. Then which version i can Update in Galaxy Ace . Now My current version is 2.3.4 .

  12. Is it possible to update Galaxy Ace from Ginger bread 2.3 to Honey Comb 3.0…Now my current version is 2.3.4 and Kernel version is ..

  13. Hi, I have updated my galaxy ace as per the article to 2.3.4 from 2.2 version. However as my phone rebooted after the upgrade, I am unable to go back to the ‘Recovery mode’ and clear the cache. Can I continue to use my phone as it is nw.. reply pls…

  14. The link provided to download the zip file is not available….i get directed to the nxt page whch says….Page not found….

  15. i need help with my ace. my phone cannot turn on after i install new rom. my phone also cannot enter to recovery mode when i try press 3 button (power, volume down,home).

  16. hey ,i waana install google talk in samsung 5830 , is der any application tat i can hv google voice chat in uae????

  17. also faced RAMDUMP problem,

    for entering recovery mode,

    i did not used volume UP key to enter recovery mode,

    i just pressed OK[HOME] button and POWR button simultanously !!

    it worked !!

  18. Hey Neal……
    I have a questn??? please help me out…
    how to silence whn i recieve an incoiming call in a samsung GALAXY 5830??????

  19. Thanks Neal, you’re a life saver :D
    Was stuck with CyanogenMod.. Frankly I didn’t like the interface :/
    This process was simple to follow for a newb like me :)

  20. Also i want to add that i already update my kies! thanks again!

  21. Hi Brothers,
    I am very new to Android phones and I recently bought Galaxy Ace. And It came with Gingerbread 2.3.3 and I am really not satisfied with the battery life. As per post i want to confirm whether it is possible to upgrade it to 2.3.4 and also i would like to is it going to effect my phone warranty and will it be possible to revert to the old 2.3.3 if I want? Please be kind enough to reply

    • Yes, you can update it with 2.3.4. Also you can revert back to older versions too.

      Check out our blog for battery saving tips.

      • hello! I recently bought a galaxy ace with 2.3.3. os. i tried to update it into 2.3.4 through Kies but i receive a message that i have the latest version of the os. my battery life is very low too!!! please help what i have to do? the phone bought from O2! thanks!

  22. I need to install arabic font and keyboard with android 2.3.4 without rooting because it says : ramdump mode (arm9 mode) in recovery mode

  23. I have samsung galaxy ace.I flashed clockworkmod recovery via in my sd card.Now my im not able to enter the recovery mode i.e neither the old recovery nor the new recovery opens….what to do??? please reply my friends :(

  24. Is the procedure the same for a mac also?

  25. Hi,
    I tried to update the firmware on my detects the latest firmware and asked me if I want to update, I clicked Yes..then it asked me to disconnect any other connection, I unplug USB connection of my mouse and the only connection left is Wifi and S5830..the pop-up of please disconnect keeps coming up until the 5th times and it does nothing after that..what should i do? thanks

  26. i m facing battery problems with this fimware and also my phone nw uses more ram than before…and also phone slows down..
    tel me how to go back to 2.2.1..
    or tel me a better solution ….

  27. is it important to get your phone into recovery mode and clear cache coz my galaxy ace is not entering into recovery mode
    when i press the buttons it says \ramdump mode {arm9 mode}

  28. Hi,i jst wantd 2 knw about d waranty n all dat stuff wud b lost if i update using dis??

  29. He Neil,

    I’m from the philippines, i’m using galaxy ace froyo-ddkc1. it’s brand new an i want to upgrade this to gingerbread because we all know that it’s much better than froyo. i have downloaded all the necessary things to download and i ready to start the update but i want to hear it from you that its ok for me to update my galaxy ace froyo-ddkc1 to what you have here in your site ddkq5? i have took the time to read all the the threads here and some have problems, of course i don’t want that to happen to my phone.

    Looking forward for you reply. thanks

    • yes you can apply with this update!

      • I have been reading some informations on how to update/upgrade my Galaxy Ace Froyo-DDKC1 to gingerbread and i found out something about rooting the android phone.

        If I do the instructions that you have said above. will this also root my phone? or do i still need to follow a different procedure for that?

        Do i need to root my phone first so that i can upgrade/update it to gingerbread 2.3 or this will automatically be rooted if I follow your instructions and will also be upgraded/updated to gingerbread?

        Hoping for your quick reply.

  30. Hey Neil,

    I’ve upgraded my Ace from 2.2 to 2.3.4. I’m very much happy with all that OS issues but there is just one thing and that is my hadset is not connecting to PC either using Kies or using the USB debugging mode..Ive read the earlier advices of yours too and have done the procedure of updation atleast 3-4 times but the problem is the same…

    Please guide me on this and how to solve this problem….

  31. Hey, i have same problem….\NeaL Pradeep\ please answer !

  32. Hi Neal

    I have the latest firmware(2.3.4) of Android on my Galaxy Ace. My current location is Gurgaon(India).
    Can u plz guide me how do I activate 3g on my mobile set?

  33. Thanks to all and NeaL… i follow all the instruction step by step, and my S5830 working fine with new firmware. But on the Recovery Mode step, i got some problem to get the right step. After read all the comment up there, finally i can get through to the Recovery Mode by holding \Home key + START button\…

  34. Hi Neal,

    The process works perfectly, and the firmware is properly updated. BUT I think the new firmware changed my phone’s area. Do you know of a way to fix it or should I look for a specifically European update and overwrite this one?

  35. hi Neal,
    i wonder if i can install the new firmware to my galaxy ace ( i have 2.3.3 GINGERBREAD ) im in the middle east (united arab emirates) and is the latest firmware support arabic or not. ??? many thanks

  36. Neal,

    “You can note all these two settings from the path, “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.”

    Does this mean that I do not have to call my service provider when saving this information?

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  38. I have an Unlocked Samsung Ace. It was locked to Optus(Aus) and I got it unlocked from a mobile repair shop in India. It came with Android Version 2.3.5 GINGERBREAD .XWKS9 and its is full of Optus stuff and I want to get rid of it. Now if I upgrade to 2.3.6., will my phone remain unlocked and function normally?

  39. i am unable to select the “one package “option please help me with this

  40. i am unable to select the “one package “option please help me with thi

  41. Many thanks for one’s information into for the great posting! My business is thrilled Concerning obtained any time to see this specific.

  42. i updated via Kies to Q6 but it still says INU for my device how to change it to UK for example

  43. Neal i am now using DDKQ5 i downloaded it from here and installed. I wanna ask you can i do DDKQ6 via kies ?Or its not possible anymore since i did one update wiht Odin allready

  44. I have Cynogen Mod 7 on my Galaxy Ace. Can I use this update to revert back to stock ROM. Pls I did not like cynogen mod rom very much

  45. why my phone appear ”apply” not ”install from sd card” ??
    help me. i have try many times and its just same. :(

  46. hello there….i myself using S5830 and now n im having problem to download your file to upgrade the firmware…do you have any other way to download your firmware file…thanks…


  48. ps is this upgrade valid for froyo.ddkc1

  49. Hey, I just want to ask you why this message is shown in Odin.
    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
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    Plus, the update is already more than 20 minutes. really not feeling assured. Any thoughts?

    • usb port is not open, get the admin rights and enable the usb ports! as i can see that the PORT CODE 5 IS CLOSED! ”
      — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5″

  50. in my ace….in download mode its just appearing…”Downloading….”..i dont see any green robot or kinda any stuff like tat.
    is tat anything to be worried.?

  51. Now the download link is not working.. I have lost the downloaded files…..Please check it

  52. Hi Neal,,

    When i press this three buttons itz showing downloading but tht robot is not appearing….then what shall i do for the update?

  53. Model is Galaxy ace

  54. while pressing down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

    itz showing downloading but not sshowing the robot. Also after connecting to the PC the ID : COM block in the Odin is not turning ON to yellow. Shall i proceed with the installation… if no what will be the solution?

  55. Hey. Im using Samsung Galaxy Ace. My phone is running on Android 2.2.1 How to upgrade to 2.3.4?
    I don’t know how. Anyone can help?

  56. sorry my version is S5830DXXPD…is that are normal for my version i mean without robots…and how do i know my phone is rooted?. recently i have done factory data it will wipe out all rooted data along.. hope help apreciated

  57. hi my phone does not look the same… download mode take long time to boot and it only show \download\ words only without any robots or something like that…is there any prob?…my version is 2.3.4 XXPH something like that///plz rply i need help..thanks

  58. Also i have the DDKQ5 from this post

  59. Can i use this DDKQ6 update on a virgin mobile contracted ace?

  60. Hey NeaL I think I know the problems with the “can’t access the recovery menu” or “I clicked the buttons you asked me to and it showed me a different thing” problems . First of all you DON’T need to press Power ON + Volume up + Home Button(Middle Button) . All you need to press is the Power ON + Home Button(Middle Button) . That’s the solution :) Hope this works for all of you guys :)

    - Kairo

  61. Thanks so much for replying :) I already checked and configured it to never go to sleep, it seems to be working. I’ll try to keep checking for any updates on this. Thank you again!

  62. Hi Neal, I’ve uptaded my phone and it works fine (Thanks for the post and the carefully explained steps, by the way) . My only problem is that the Wifi works for about 5 minutes after I turn on the phone then it’s says error on the Wifi settings page. And sometimes the screen turns black in the middle of typing or browsing. Did I did something wrong? Could you please help me? Thank you!

  63. coz i’ve been tried it few times n it’s still not working… it’s ok.. i ‘ll try again

  64. is it normal for the phone to take too long time to download??? i’m so worry…

  65. my phone is dead so how could i use this instructions to turn my phone alive again .please help as fast as possible

    • update with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKQ6!

      • please give me a link for the turtoil ,in all updates i should enter to the download mode and my phone is only giving a black screen and i dont even boot so i cant enter the download mode please help me .thank you

        • you can follow the instructions from the above mentioned article!

        • i cant enter the download mode my phone is only showing a black screen and it is not even showing the samsung logo so this method will not work and my computer does not even detect the phone until i turn it on and i cant turn it on please find a solution for me .Thank you

  66. Hi i followed the instructions, everything seemed to go off well, but now the phone seems to have gone into a perpetual reboot mode :) please help

  67. hye neal..what is the differences between froyo and gingerbread??
    i know the gingerbread was the latest one,but if i stick to froyo,is it ok??

    • there are many changes, it will not be possible to list all of them. Few changes which are major includes performance fixes, visual changes, additional apps support etc.!

  68. hi Neal!

    I successfully updated my phone with your help, and thanks for that :) but is it normal that my phone retains all the items installed previously? Including messages, themes etc.. I already wipe the cache partition..

  69. Thanks a lot Neal. The firmware update failed for me in Kies, but update was successful based on the above instructions.

    Thanks for posting these instructions in a user friendly way…. :-)

  70. Some Galaxy Ace phones needs to simultaneously press menu and turn button ( don’t include the up volume button) in order to enter the Recovery mode.. Thanks for this site..I was able to successfully upgrade my Galaxy Ace from Froyo to Gingerbread..wohoooooo..Thanks Neal :)

  71. Thank You neal!
    You really did help me :D

  72. This is too good. I tried updating the firware today on my Samsung S5830. The instructions given here are very clear & easy to follow. Thanks Neal :)

  73. Hey..What about Battery Life?

  74. how to make prtsc on galaxy ace

  75. Hello Neal

    Its great work dude.. keep it up! i have a question for you.
    i have purchased new samsung ace recently.. information as below




    now i have downloaded firmware 2.3.4 DDKQ5. at the moment i dont have any data with my phone so.. its better situation.

    i want to ask a question to you.. sorry i m newbie to this technical stuff.. after upgrade to newer version what step do i need to carry out.. if you can tell me.. it will be really appreciated.

    here i assume that i got blue from odin software.. please tell me from here onwards..


  76. Want to upgrade your Samsung Ace to gingerbread 2.3.4 (DDKQ6)….Don’t look for any other method……….they will upgrade your Ace in 1hr for free… is the safest way to upgrade your Ace……Don’t upgrade ur phone on Kies… is risky as your phone can get stuck……can hang or can brick…

  77. hi my phone didn’t finished updating it stuck in mibib download, when i try to turn on my phone it stop with a computer phone and an exclamation in the middle of the two, is there any way to fix this problem?

  78. hi i’m trying to update my galaxy ace, i followed all the steps but 10mins pass it is still not showing the blue one you said,
    it passes 1 hour but still no progress it stuck in MIBIB DOWNLOAD. what should i do?

  79. which one is better and newer and official?
    ddkq5 or xxkph

  80. Will Adobe flash player work after updating?

  81. HI!!! THERE!!!

    Can youn please give me the link were i can download the update on samsung ace s5830….i am a newbie here and i want to update my phone but i cant find the link….can you please help me thx….!!! :(

  82. Hello! This is a ROM for India? Could you tell me what ROM is the correct one for Europe/Romania? Thanks in advance

  83. What do you mean follow the procedure again? Re updating again?

  84. What is rooting?. Will my phone’s warranty become void by installing the gingerbread update in this way?

  85. Hi,

    I installed this firmware update on my Galaxy Ace…
    Somehow, my phone has restored all the contacts, apps and messages also.. Still, I can see the Android version updated to 2.3.4
    Is this a normal behavior???

  86. I already have and i have double checked that the settings are exact but still no joy. What will happen if i factory reset would it reset the settings i originally had when i was on froyo or what i have saved since updating?

  87. What is rooting?. Will my phone’s warranty become void by installing the gingerbread update in this way?

  88. Hi Neil i have one problem but its not a major one. Since updating i have reset my APN exactly how it was before but when i send messages i have to deactivate network mode otherwise they will fail to go through. Any fix for this? Thanks for your help.

  89. whats wersion of update i best?

  90. Hi all! All I want is the fastest operation system. Given that Galaxy Ace processor is not as fast as we all wish it to be, would you still recommend me to install 2.3 or stick with 2.2?

  91. I tried the version update of “GalaxyAce_S5830_DDKQ5_2.3.4″ It worked perfectly for me. My phone is amazing fast and responsive. I just love it. The battery is also not draining. I am having samsung ACE and earlier version was android 2.3.1 froyo.
    Follow steps mentioned till the message where it says wait for Blue screen in ODIN.(After you click on Start)
    Nice job of I will wait for next version release.

  92. good day!! i finished installing the firmware but i cant into recovery mode it just says “RAMDump Arm9 mode” with the samsung logo on the screen? what can i do? can i clear the cache using the factory reset in the settings? thanks!!!

  93. how to root my phone after the update..

  94. poresh ch konwar

    I have upgraded my samsung GT-S5830 to gingerbread-234 and I could not go into recovery mode ,so I reset my mobile using factory reset option.Later when I came to know from this site how to go into recovery mode ,I again re installed and used to clean the data and cache as suggested.I also used My Backup pro to re install my data and applications.
    But now battery is getting drained faster and also charging faster,Also I have not seen any appreciable change .
    What could be the reason?

    • Did you have over 90% battery life when you did the upgrade as the info states lots of people ignore this and after upgrade it optimizes the battery. If not then your battery could have suffered reduced performance after being optimized on a low battery.

  95. Don’t bother with the up volume key..just press home key and power button. Problem solved.eople having problems getting in to recovery mode….Don’t bother with the up volume key..just press home key and power button. Problem solved.

  96. Hi Neal

    I am not able to find document to upgrade to 2.3.4 pls advice

  97. To go in recovery mode keep pressing home+power button until start sceen appears and the again disappears.

  98. Is this firmwareupgrade with dutch language to select?

  99. Is it just simply possible to root samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 DDKQ5?I Found a deodexed update for rooting galaxy fit 2.3.4 DDKQ5 from xda developers forum but not one for ace??Any ideas??

  100. hi,
    after importing the .ops file one package is not been highlighted, did i do anything wrong, how can i update my phone

  101. can you tell me when will adobe flash player be realesed for ace

  102. i followed all ur steps and it worked gr8!!! however i cant put d phone on recovery mode samsung screen displays and a message ramdump is shown
    phone works perfectly f9 otherwise
    wat should i do
    help gratefully thanked :)

  103. Hi! my device is GT-S5830 OKAINU. After I read your article I updated my phone to DDKQ5 3 weeks ago. But still my battery backup is going down. Even so that while browsing in 2g mode my battery just supports nearly 4-5hrs. Also when I tried to go in recovery mode, it shows ARM9 ramdump error. Please give a method to solve a problem. Also please tell me which version is best for my phone,otherwise to visit the shop will be my last option. Please help me urgently.

  104. I want to android 2.3.4 DDKQ5 ginger bread for my galaxy ace phone
    send me intallation process
    & downlod link

  105. Neal,

    Till now, whatever updates I have applied on my mobile from your website; I got success in that and my mobile is working very nice.

    Presently, I am on DDKQ5 and I want to apply Custom ROM “Ginger Real” released by you. When i gone through the questions / comments under that release, I understand that majority of the users / people are not successful in applying that update.

    Tell me without any justification / condition, whether I have to aplly this update or wait for further release from your side. I don’t want endup in any bad situation.

    Thanks in advance buddy….

  106. Thank you all so much… I was eager to upgrade to Gingerbread on my phone but my country is always one of the last ones to get the official updates… So I follow the steps posted here and I’m astonished, it’s working like a charm =D

  107. Thank you very much for this tuto!

  108. can i install official gingerbread in my mobile if doesn’t any problem happeing

  109. send me problems about official update 2.3.4 gingerbread in galaxy ace

  110. i want official android update for my samsung galaxy ace

    please send me download link for offical update

    & how to install it?

  111. Thanks Neal and Amal! I love 2.3.4!

  112. It was bricked for a while so I installed kp9 2.3.3. And this 2.3.4. Its working now! Whew!

  113. Thanks.. Its working nice. I get the Latest version of Android 2.3.4..

    But For Recovery mode,

    Just Press

    Menu Key(Center Button) + Power key… By That only we get Recovery mode for Swipe the Cache Memory..

  114. It’s been 25 minutes into Odin. Do I have to disconnect it? Oh please somebody help me!

  115. 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…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    1/9 Finished.
    qcsbl download..
    2/9 Finished.
    oemsbl download..
    3/9 Finished.
    amss download..
    4/9 Finished.
    arm11boot download..
    5/9 Finished.
    boot.img download..
    6/9 Finished.
    recovery.img download..
    7/9 Finished.
    system.rfs download..

    15 minutes! Somebody help me!

  116. I went for it! It’s already 12 minutes into Odin. It’s still not finished! Is there something wrong? Please help Neal!

  117. Hi Neal! Great advice! I have a question. My ace is 2.2.1. Can I use this 2.3.4 firmware? Thanks!

  118. A message will be delivered to if the publisher has produced new content on that day. No new content, no email for you.
    when i press your site adress that message is appearing please help me !!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. Hi Neal,

    As per our last discussion, I have sat my APN setting n now it workes fine :)

    One more issue is with 2.3.3 ver. is that when we are talking with someone on call and if we want to dial a number which saying my another person… if we open dialpad then that time call moves to mute mode so we can’t able to lstn what he is saying :(
    If you have solution for this then update us dear…it is very important for me..

    and even after upgrading 2.3.3 battery usege is very high. and cell also heighting… :(

    Help Me.

    how can I change 2.3.3 to 2.2.2 version. ??



  120. Thanks a lot for this! If it is possible for the article to be edited, please incorporate the alternate procedure – Home key + Power button – that most of us encountered. It would be much appreciated.

    Special thanks to those who made the clarifications. :)

  121. I actually did the 2.3.3 upadte today since i thought it wasnt out yet but it seemed that I screwed it up cause I didnt make any backups but all my apps are on my Sd wich arent shown how to get the original firmware back and let Kies do all the other updates. after that ill just inform vodafone of a factory reset :D

  122. IMPORTANT…!!!….All of you…..While upgrading your Samsung Galaxy Ace to official Gingerbread 2.3.4 through Kies software….Please assure that your Kies has a latest version…if not…..please upgrade it first……then try to upgrade your Ace…..Upgrade your phone only if you are using hi-speed internet through Wi-Fi… takes around 1 to 2 hrs (Please keep patience or wait while upgrade)….Do not use any USB broadband internet device as it’s speed is very low for updating your phone through Kies…..if you still getting any message on Kies while updating or it stops…..try again and again till you get the update to your phone….it’s normal…….All the Best…!!!

  123. entering the recovery mode in galaxy ace requires us to press the power off button and the home button together. Pressing the volume up button is not necessary

  124. you said that i,ve to root first for this update as am on custom rom..
    but as i said an on a prerooted custom rom..
    TB,A2SD n others are workin which means its rooted..
    am i right?

    so what you suggest now?

  125. hello! i just purchased galaxy ace S5830 with an OS of gingerbread. when i purchase it, it already has a 2.3.4 version. my problem is, i found out that in other galaxy ace which has android 2.2 which is a froyo, they have this message skin in their message settings but in my phone, it doesn’t have. kindly help me please!

  126. i have successfully upgraded to 2.3.4
    i cant change the message skins as i could in 2.2
    what should i do?

  127. did that and nothing then i calld my provider and he said to me if its not from kies then its not officiale and i need to return to froyo now i downloaded 2.2.1 and instaled it from nodin and my phone went to black screen and i cant get it to recovery mode what now


  129. hi u need to go recovery mood and clear all chache and data file after that u get the new market and 2.3.4.update

  130. where can i find the official firmware of Froyo 2.1 for Samsung Galaxy ace GT s5830

  131. Hi, I want to purchase the Galaxy Ace with Gingerbread version.
    Can I get that? Or I have will have to purchase froyo version ACE and then wneed to update it?
    Pls advise.

    Wating for ur reply !!

    SO CAN I ROOT IT. ????
    PLZ REPL……..

  133. Hi Nil,

    pls tell ,where i will get high speed internet setting in my GT5830 ..

    kindly send thr path…..Thanks in Advance.


  134. Thank You,, so much.. :)

  135. Hi! Nil…. How to upgrade through Kies?? (India). Samsung Customer Care says there is no upgrade for Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread. Please help me,
    Thanks in advance.

  136. First of all thanks for your work Neil
    now my problem is that when i go into download mode my phone does not show a picture instead it just shows a writing “downloading…” and nothing else happens !
    and when i connected my phone to computer via USB the Odin COM block does not turn yellow ! it does not even show any change ! it remains BLANK !
    I would really appreciate it if you could some how give me the solution for this problem !
    Thanks in advance !

    • have you installed the latest version of .net framework and kies? install and then check with the same! i hope you have admin rights and working usb ports in your pc!

  137. Hi,

    Thanks for Posting the Information,
    I have Galaxy Ace its version is 2.2.1,
    i am bit confused that to which i have to update i.e to 2.3.4 DDKQ5 or 2.3.4 XXKPH.

    Can You Please Explain whats the difference between 2.3.4 DDKQ5 and 2.3.4 XXKPH and which is the latest and best version,

    Looking for your reply………………..


  138. I have succesfully flash with Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update. Will comment soon as I exploring.
    Thank you for the tutorial. Cheers

  139. hi there..
    am on a prerooted custom rom..

    cani do this with the procedure you mentioned?


  140. I have updated to DDKQ5 all OK, got the RAMDUMP error but phone is working OK.

    Kies now complains saying the current version is not official release yet the above says it is official.. Is there a way around this or do I have to wait until the offical version is released through Kies?

  141. Hi. First-timer trying to upgrade as per instructions. In download mode – shows RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode) with SAMSUNG in the middle of the screen. Via ODIN – took over 45 minutes without completing. Trying again – is there something I am doing wrong or did I miss a step?

  142. Hey Neal,

    After this upgarde, my phone is working all right. No problem at all. Thanks and Good job done.

    Could you please tell me with this new update, whether we will be able to use Gtalk2voip or not ??

    If yes, please tell me the procedure.

    Thanks in advance.

    • as of now its not there but we will update the site once it arrives! Stay tuned!

      • Thanks for your reply. Will continue to stay tuned……….

        Boss, people are asking so many times this question and I found that your reply is not consistance.

        Please tell me which is better version DDKQ5 (2.3.4) or XWKPT (2.3.3) ???

        One more thing, as per your earlier advise I have updated with XWKPT and it’s 2.3.3 and NOT 2.3.4 as mentioned by you in that release / article.

        Please advise as soon as possible.

  143. How do i update my ace??
    where can i find official update?
    plz hlp

  144. hey neal, after upgrading to 2.3.3 my mobile display has just gone blank, Phone is switching on but i cant see the display,if some calls me i can only hear the ring tone but cant see on my display, its just blank plzzzzzzzzz help me,

  145. plz send me link where i dwnld its upgrade

  146. hey there..
    i bought SGA two months back..which was on froyo found it very laggy n moved up to KPH got improved but was laggy too..then i moved to custom roms..

    currently am on FIRST UA rom from xda..and having CWMrecovery 4.0.9..

    i was wonderin on few points..
    whether i can adapt the same process for the upgrade that you have provided or there are some others things that i have to do before applying this..!!

    and is this version DDKQ5 is fast..i mean am sick of lagging problems in SGA..could have thrown it in anger..!!
    kindly answer..!!

  147. Hi Neal,

    After upgrading GB 2.3.3, facing issue while connecting to internet via AIRCEL.
    1. Directly it is not connecting to aircel server, need to configure manual settings. It was showing OTA not support.
    2. Internet speed is very slow…. :(

    Kindly assist me here..


  148. Hi,

    I am trying to update my phone but I am failing in it.

    I follow the steps
    1. in kies pop up comes to update.
    2.but it downloads the update but afte backup the screen goes off and bottom u cna find connection to host is lost ??
    3. no update please help me…

  149. HI Neal,

    After doing above steps now facing slowness issue while opening gallary where only 50 snaps are there and also not able to register my phone on gmail, it is failing.

    Kindly help me here.

  150. The update is working great. But sometimes the screen blackouts and when it comes back the brightness is up. How can I fix this?


  151. Hi,
    I have upgraded GB 2.3.4 yesterday and till now it seems working great.
    But today I have downloaded iDroid Themes from market and now it is now working or not find to open or set or nither find any icons. Application showing it is downloded.

    Please help me in this,


  152. Hi guys,

    Today I upgraded to gingerbread, by the way my phone is rooted and upon upgrade you wont lose any data in you phone,
    on the safer side better take a backup. Old rooting is gone now, think I need to root it again…

  153. neal u told us its official firmware now u say its beta can you say truth finally please ?

    • Samsung has pushed this update of DDKQ5 via KIES in some parts while this is the manual release which may or may not be the same which was launched by the Samsung! I hope you understood!

  154. password are not working.. please help!

  155. It works perfect, thanx a lot!!!!! but how can i move all or most of the apps onto the sd card? i tried link2sd and a2sdgui but for these apps to work the phone should be rooted and i dont want to do that.what should i do… pls reply..thnx in advance..

    • you can use Apps 2 SD app which you can download from!
      but before that you need to root your phone!

      • Hi Neal, i rooted the phone but the phone was restarting again and again so then i unrooted it.i think my procedure or the software to root was not correct for the can u pls tell me the correct procedure as well as the app to root ace in this firmware i.e.ddqk5 thnx..

    • hi devesh ,
      i have rooted phone on gignerbread . even if u root your phone u cant move your whole app on sd card . even if u use those mention application , some games wont set on sd card , cuz provider of that app/game ask android to be stay on phone memory .

      gignerbread will automatically move 90 % of app to sd card and no need to other exrea application , i tested what i say .
      beside u can root your phone like blink of eyes.

      with what method or instruction u rootedd your phone ? can u give me link

      • as of now we haven’t covered the rooting process, once we cover it you will be intimated via our Daily News Letter, do sign up for the same to get all the latest updates!

      • Hi and sorry for the late reply. First i rooted my phone using but it began to restart again and again so i unrooted it. Now i’ve rooted it with and so far its working fine.Does this ROM support external ext2 partition?? ’cause i’ve already made an ext2 partition in order to use link2sd on my phone but when i open it, it says “superuser permission is granted” and after i select the ext2 partition it asks me to reboot.But after rebooting when i again open it the same procedure displays i.e.”please reboot your device to use link2sd”(or something similar to that).As of now i am using app2sd but still, all the apps could not be stored on sd.If at all this ROM doesn’t support ext2 partition pls suggest any other ROM(custom or official) which supports the ext2 partition.Thanx a ton…

  156. Shreekanth Shivram

    Hi Neal,

    Sorry to bother you…I was on Settings -Wireless and networks…but i could not see anything where i could change my connection. I had mobile networks, bluetooth, wi-fi settings, vpn settings, teethering and portable hotspot. What do i set in here?

  157. my phone lags so much after the update….i have cleared all cache n everything….also the dispplay is the same as the leaked version….can u pls give me the URL link to downgrade my phone back to froyo?

  158. Hi Neal,

    I recently upgarded from Froyo to 2.3.4 ddq5. I had to use your method as Kies was unable to so, kept telling me ‘Unspecified error, Retry’. I then used your method and everything went well. But the recovery mode kicked in only on OK + Power instead of Volume up + OK + Power. ..Thanks Neal for the detailed steps, the upgrade went well.

    But apart from the visual wall paper change, nothing really different i could see. Dont know yet to experience the battery enhancement. Will let you know.
    Couple of things i wanted to ask, if you can help me please -

    1. When i connect my phone through USB to my PC, i am unable to see my SDcard/Phone details and able to see them only when i open KIES. And when i do open KIES and able to see the SD card details, the phone says, ‘No SD card detected’. Can i see my files without opening KIES or i would need them always ?

    2. Is there a ‘Alt+Tab’ feature for S5830? I would want to switch to the background program. Although i have the ‘program monitor’ widget, but it does not allow to go to the app but just shows the background app running. Is there any other way or i would have to download some app externally? If yes, which one would you recomend?

    Thanks in advance Neal for your help…


  159. how can i install apps and games on SD card,bcz on ma ACE GTS5830(2.3.4)has only 180+mb there any solution for that???plz tell me if….


    Hold UP Volume key + OK + Power for few seconds. Make it a LONG PRESS. You will enter RECOVERY MODE.

  161. i falshed so far its working card and guess what network lock didnt removed :D so i can still say if i have any problem that i made update via kies ? XD since u said its offficial

    • huhu its me again i have little problem two touch keys are now always lighting when i am doing something on phone no matter if i click on them or no they light alll time while i use phone before it wasnt like that help ?

  162. hey neal i have galaxy ace locked on my network provider . Am i able to flash with this latest firmware without removing the network lock please respond

  163. yes i am doing the same thing ………..but i hope nothing will go wrong with my phn i have bought it only 15 days ago……….and still its only on 65 % …….also its taking a lot of time ………is it normal…… i am scared as to if my phn gets spoilt

  164. hiiii neal……i went to kies and showed me there is an update available for the frm ware……i went on perfectly ahead but after the installation reached around 38 % it said request timed out …..and when i clicked ok ….kies exited ……… it gona mess my phone??????also i have started the update again ….its on 18 % now please help me……….

  165. after i finished the step then until 8 thread detect then it said “cannot open usb serial port” and it’s take about 40 minute.
    please help me. how do i solve this.

  166. hey neal my phone is update 2.3.4 gingerbread.ddkq5 but phone usb debugging is not working plz help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  167. Hey Neal;
    I upgrade my Galaxy Ace with DDKQ5 with the help of samsung Keis , it is work fine but Is it right method to upgrade the device? or as per the above procedure.suggest me I am confuse .

  168. hey Neal.. thanks for the update.. the phone working perfectly fine after the update. I just find one option missing from the early update. Earlier in my wireless and network – network setting , there was an option to select “Use only 2G networks” and i dnt see the same anywhere now. Can you please help me regarding the same.

  169. Hi neal, I TRIED WITH ramdup mode & started odin setuo but i am not getting blue blox successful update in odin even after 15 mins wait pls help me out this problem


  171. any problem occors if galaxy ace is rooted and it is safe to upgrade galaxy ace in 2.3.4

  172. how can we update manually…….not using kies????

  173. Hello!
    Thanks for this great tutorial. I have followed up everything and I’m having the same issue as Jose Mendieta up there. I’m from argentina, my model is Samsung Galaxy ace GT-S5830L, and after the upgrade to this rom 3G was working fine (with froyo 2.2.1). now it doesn’t even connect. my APN’s are ok. Would you kindly have any ideas on what could I do before considering moving back again to Froyo? any help will be really appreciated.


  174. hi neal it about rooting . up here u said about rooting this rom (OFFICIAL Gingerbread) that it works alright but u said before : “we will come soon with rooting procedure ” .. did i miss understanding :-? .

    afra says:
    September 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

    hi buddy , now time to root .

    regard this point that 2.3.4 recently released can i root it with file method ?

    method mentioned here :


    NeaL Pradeep Reply:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    no, we will soon come up with the rooting procedure!

    im not mean to you anyway or just trying to prove u wrong :) buddy , just wanna share my new info here . famous method that i linked u above easily without bugs rooting galaxy ace , i tested it .

  175. if u remember i said before that can i root this rom(official ginger..) with famous file named :

    here the post and your answer :
    “afra says:
    September 3, 2011 at 10:29 am
    hi buddy , now time to root .

    regard this point that 2.3.4 recently released can i root it with file method ?

    method mentioned here :


    NeaL Pradeep Reply:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    no, we will soon come up with the rooting procedure!


    i test this way ans it is rooting gignerbread easily .. i dont mean to you :) by the way , i just wanna share new information to you to help others to root this ROM .

  176. Hey neal my phone is working much better now compaired with the stock OS. My question is when i do phone reset, does the cache/junk file from the update of gingerbread 2.3.4 will be remove? thanx …

  177. ooops my bad, it’s working fine. glad I trusted you pal heheheh

  178. Hi NeaL. I have installed this new version of Gingerbread, hoping to solve my main issue, cann´t get 3G to work for Claro (Panama), have setup the APN date (ba.amx), but issue persists, finally, on saturday, take it to Claro support, and said that Gingerbread (any version) is the culprit of the situation, my GT-S5830L is not suitable for Gingerbread (I guess on Claro network), so, they suggest me to go back to Froyo, but on Samfirmware, didn´t find one for latam, tried one of ones overthere, and nothing, cann´t get 3G to work, is there any Froyo for latam available?. My cell is working fine, not mentioning the fact that no 3G so far. Will appreciated so much, and I mean so much, if you can guide me, or let me now, what can I do to resolve this.

    • Problem solved, I found a firmware for latam, flashed it with it, and everything is working fine, thanks a lot. The main issue was the firmware I was using, wasn´t for my region.

  179. I can’t access my gallery, what to do?

  180. Good day, I just downloaded and upgraded ti android gingerbread using your download links, the problem is the recovery mode didn’t work as anticipated. but in normal mode my phone is working fine…. do i need to worry?

  181. Thanksss a ton Neal..The update worked fine on my ACE. Rebooted.
    Thanks again for all the effort.

  182. thanks Neal for this tutorial just upgraded my ACE to 2.3.4 now.. just couldn’t wipe out the cache as there are no options showing up in recovery mode..

  183. hi.. is it normal for taking more than 10 minutes?

  184. Hi Neal,

    I appreciate the hard work u’ve put in. Just wanted confirm
    1) if I update my galaxy ACE with this manual method will it void the warranty of my phone?

    2) Will I able to update my phone in the future using KIES?


  185. Hi neal.. I’ve just successfully update my stock froyo in to gingerbread 2.3.4 but problem occurs on recovery mode which given on your procedure by pressing the “Up”+”Menu”+”Power” keys and the only thing I see is RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 Mode)… so what i did is factory reset do remove the junk files. Do factory reseting will affect my update? And does factory reseting will remove all the junk files?

  186. no need to answer the answer is working :D

    i tested now .. u can make threat now … from page i mention above working great for rooting this ROM.

  187. oh damn i post my question twice and it says w8 4 moderation !

    in this threat its claim that can root 2.3.4

    can u tell me is it risky to try ? i mean is there any possibilities if it didnt worked it brick my phone ? or just need to reflashing ?

    hope this post recieve by you (that the reason i said u didnt answer me )

  188. i sent my msg again and above my msg it says “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” :(.

  189. everything is working fine. thank you!!! but one thing, the internet speed is very slow, webpages take ages to load :( and apps from the market won’t install, it downloads but doesnt install when finished downloading. please help. thanks in advance

  190. ooo then i guess u didnt get my msg

    afra says:
    September 11, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    hi neal how are you man with all this trouble and question of ppl .

    dear neal in this threat , part D i can see post claims that this method can root 2.3.4

    im using 2.3.4 official gingerbread and lot of things on my phone depends on rooting specially market .

    plz tell my in detail that
    1: did u tired this method on your phone ?
    2 . if i try this method is there any possibility to brick my phone or harm it seriously or it will just at most ruin my gingerbread ?

    3 how much risky is this method ,

    w8ing eagerly for your feedback

    your truly afra .

    second msg was :

    and in this page kehur says :

    work for 2.3.4

  191. i have been update my device to 2.3.4 , but i have a problem. but i cannot make a call or sending sms…can someone help me???

  192. do i need to remove the battery simcard and memory card before the process

  193. i guess i ask lot ! that u didnt reply my post .. is it true ?

  194. i cant download apps on android market, need help Neal

  195. Thanks for androidadvices – my Ace was successfully updated!

    Some comments:
    1) My old version was Android 2.3.3 (S5830XWKP6);
    2) Necessary to have Kies on PC – in other case not all drivers are available, and no “yellow box” in Odin…;
    3) Entering into recovery mode – after combination + + my Samsung fall into RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 Mode) + no reaction on any keys… Necessary to take off battery… So, in order to enter into recovery mode, I used only + -> press few seconds… After that everything goes without surprises.

    Once more, thanks.

  196. hey.! mine is samsung 5830 .smtimes wn i have a look at the internet.. the displaay goes blank ,seems its as if the phone went off….thn aftr removing the battery and switching on it will b normal… what should i do? ny problem wd the mobile….
    its only 3 weeks i have purchased. N I dont know what is gingerbread? whats the use of it… plz do help meeee… :(

  197. hey.! mine is samsung 5830 .smtimes wn i have a look at the internet.. the displaay goes blank ,seems its as if the phone went off….thn aftr removing the battery and switching on it will b normal… what should i do? ny problem wd the mobile….
    its only 3 weeks i have purchased. N I dont know what is gingerbread? whats the use of it… plz do help meeee… :(

  198. Dear Neal,

    I have upgraded my Galaxy Ace to this new official release and it’s working like a charm. Battery life is also improved compared to earlier versions. GREAT job done guys. Keep it up…….

    After use, only one observation I made is about the PHOTO quality. I think, its little reduced as compared to earlier. Please check at your end. Has anybody noticed this ??

    Thanks a lot for releasing all the updates……


      • Dear Neal,

        I am talking about the quality of photographs taken by using phone’s 5 MP camera.

        • hey, Neal where are you ?

          please reply to my query.

        • what issue you are facing with the camera quality?

        • Dear Neal,

          Compared to earlier, as and when I am taking photos, the face / skin colour is appearing slightly yello/golden and not the original colour of skin which I was getting earlier. I am not able to explain the exact colour but, definately there is a difference between earlier photos and now. I have verified the same 4-5 times and then, sent my observation to verify / confirm at your end. Please also note that due to this problem, I have flashed my mobile again and also cleared the catch using the recovery mode but, still having the same problem.

          Please revert urgently……

  199. I am not able to get the recovery mode even after pressing Power + OK button. Any way I can enter the recovery mode?
    The phone is booting normally though.

  200. hi neal how are you man with all this trouble and question of ppl .

    dear neal in this threat , part D i can see post claims that this method can root 2.3.4

    im using 2.3.4 official gingerbread and lot of things on my phone depends on rooting :( specially market .

    plz tell my in detail that
    1: did u tired this method on your phone ?
    2 . if i try this method is there any possibility to brick my phone or harm it seriously or it will just at most ruin my gingerbread ?

    3 how much risky is this method ,

    w8ing eagerly for your feedback

    your truly afra .

  201. If it could be used for any region?

  202. Hello,

    I would like to ask from where this patch came from – I haven’t found any officila information that 2.3.4 is officially available for Ace.

  203. Hey Neal,
    I’d really be Very appreciative if u would be kind enuf to respond as quickly as u can..
    during update via odin, it says cannot connect usb port..
    PLEASE HElp!! :(

  204. I’m getting an erro while updating.. it says that it can’t open the usb serial port??? HELP Please?!

  205. hey.. i m so confused i hv updated gingerbread 2.3.4. from samsung kies and still i m unable to install so many apps due to less space in our internal memory.. what cn i do … should i go for rooting.?? any disadvantage of rooting..?? And why people told me to wait till gingerbraed launched in india.. i could do it before… pls help me my brothrs.. ???

  206. The link isn’t starting the download! Why???

  207. hi neal,

    i am facing a serious problem. i upgraded my ace to gingerbread.DDKQ5 2.3.4 using your tutorial mentioned here. it wrked fine fr 3-4 days. bt now the phone stucks while calling. it hangs and the display goes blank wen i try to call and after finishing the call. the performance has degraded a lot. earlier i tried upgrade using kies, bt it gave sum error, so i used ur tutorial. nw wat shud i do?

    plz help. thnks

  208. Sir Neal may I ask if this is the same version as the one being used by KIES firmware update?

  209. I’ve successfully updated mine (+ my frens one with some $$$ haha), thanks for the info Neal, btw i found out some of the phone doesnt need to do recovery mode, it works fine after restarting, is it correct ?

  210. Hi neal before i update my phone i have some questions.
    Does this update support greek interface and texting language?
    I tried updating via kies but it keep saying my phone is up to date
    firmware version : PDA:KAA / PHONE:KA6 / CSC:KA7 (EUR)

    Please give me an answer so i can update it soon thx

  211. Hi, neal i just want to ask if does upgrading my samsung galaxy ace to the official Gingerbread 2.3.4 will make my phone able to run NOVA HD games or the like?
    plz reply thanks coz i’m still about to upgrade my phone. thanks

  212. Hello friends! Nice forum about Samsung Ace. My Ace was updated for Gingerbread 2.3.4 VJKP4. I can update to this version? What´s change? Thank you!

  213. I used KIES to update my galaxy ACE. While it was upgrading a message popped up “An error occured while upgrading, please contact service center etc etc”. Can you help me with the solution.

  214. Sorry to bother you again but is it .net framework 4?Is that the latest?Thanks

  215. After the blue box shows in Odin, my phone just keeps restarting over & over…
    if i try recover mode then the “ramdump” screen comes up.

    Trying to restart in normal mode, just keeps restarting it over & over…


  216. Does this include the portuguese language pack? in swype and in the settings?
    please reply A.S.A.P :)

    Thank you

  217. How do i know this wontm mess my mobile u download mode seems dodgey have u don’t this upgrade without kies the doin manger update with odin. Can ruin mobile how do i back up mu 2.3.3 before i proceed contact me via my google mail

    any help wud be nice to help me upgrade my 2.3.3. Into a 2.3.4
    Need help how 2 back up please :)

  218. Have dis update english

  219. Neal can you help out pl.

    after updating 2.3.4, when i try to recovery mode it is showimg that RAMDUMP MODE
    (ARM9 MODE)

  220. after updating 2.3.4, when i try to recovery mode it is showimg that RAMDUMP MODE
    (ARM9 MODE)

  221. Hi Aces,

    Those who are facing problem with going “into Recovery mode”— here is the solution , the button sequence is correct. i.e. after pressing and holding home button just press power button , but here is the KEY point “DON’T RELEASE those keys until u find your ACE IN RECOVERY MODE which will b in 5-10 secs”…

    Thanks Guys…

  222. why my phone samsung galaxy ace S5830 cannot be detected by KIES??i want to restore all my backup contact there…hope 4 ur help mr…

  223. Hi Neal,
    I’m using mac machine. So is there any way to update my galaxy ace to Gingerbread 2.3.4?

  224. Hello. Thanks for the gingerbread update. I have updated it without any major problems. But can i ask a question, why there is no chinese language in this update?? Is this the global version? Any recommend site to get chinese language pack? Thanks.

  225. erm….it rali cant support chinese ?

  226. hey fren….

    i cant upgrade to 2.3.4….

    it show ”could not open usb serial port”….can i noe wat is tis problem?

  227. Is this update applicable in all countries? I am from Indonesia.
    Thanks. (“,)

    • yes, anyone can apply this update!

      • Horeeeee….

        Thank you so much for this information. I do not hesitate anymore to upgrade my Ace! (“,)

        • Wow! I’m so impressed with this upgrade, from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq5. This is my first upgrade, which just consumed 5:41 minutes, and no problem found. I can make much better video 640×480 less flickering than using froyo 2.2. I will do another test, and will report soon. Overall, your tutorial of this official version works pretty well in my country Indonesia.

          Thank you so much, Neil! (“,)

  228. I upgraded from froyo to Gingerbread as per instructions and backed up all my applications using MyBackup (free) all went well then when I attempted to restore my applications (which I saved to my SD card) MyBackup could not find any of them, I found a hidden folder when I searched the card on a comp and tried setting MyBackup to look into that folder with no luck.

    Please help

    Thank you

  229. hey neal,
    i’m doing the update of my samsung galaxy ace as we speak… i’m updating it from its original froyo to ur gingerbread thingy… but the odin is downloading the mbib for too long now.. its been 38 min rather than 5 to 10 min like u said earlier.. now i’m stuck here.. help me out here.. is this supposed to happen since i’m upgrading it from froyo????

  230. Hi,i hv tried to install gingerbread on my galaxy ace via samsung kies…bt i m unable to do it.i hv tried 3 to 4 times bt its stoped in between..n it gives me a emergency recovery no. Nfor installation i hv tried dat one also bt the result is same.n nw i m trying to dwnld any app its nt dwnloadin n giving me an error msg-could nt install on usb storage or sd card…plz giv any solution n tell me hw to update gingerbread

  231. i had done an update from kies to gingerbread, i just want to know what is the difference if i did it according to your procedure and thru ODIN……

  232. i have updated my galaxy ace form froyo to gingerbread on 4th of sept through samsung kies after i read that samsung officially launched update for ace…..but now i am confused with whether i lost my warranty on phone or it is still in warranty……….i purchased it 1 month ago……..when i talked to samsung care they told me that this update is not launched in India then why they provide it with samsung kies tell me………….thanks in advance…….

  233. Hi Neal,

    After Updated my Device Display rotate doesn’t work, is there any solution for it plz rply.

  234. Hey guys, I’m in Odin now and it says FAIL in the first box with a red background. How do I proceed now?

  235. Firmware updated without any problems. But I can hardly see any difference against my previous version.

  236. Help for every one

    If any one is stuck in downloading mode then dont worry. Exit the Odin downloader application on your pc and take off the battery of your phone and start the upgrading process from the beginning.

    And for the Recovery mode Hold the Ok Button and Power button long and release them only when you see the recovery menu

  237. hi neal i just upgraded my phone as per ur instructions…when i entered recovery mode it was showning some ramdump(arm9)…i didnt know wat 2 do so i removed d battery and restarted my phone….there doesnt seem to b any change in my phone except dat in settings>about phone its showing DDKQ5….all my files and contacts are also intact….what is ur opinion abt dis??

  238. @ Neal
    i have just updated my phone via kies without any problems n without changing csk code or anything i guess they just launched an update for csk (ind)
    and now it is having gingerbread.ddkq5 but the problem is that my phone has slowed down a bit n ram remains full for most of the time i tried clearing cache but still froyo was faster any another advice to make it faster??
    can i downgrade it back to froyo ??
    thanx in advance
    regards ,

  239. Hi Neal,

    i am updating my galaxy ace from XXKHP to DDKQ5…
    Right now its already 30 mins have passed and its still showing me “7/9 finished, system,rfs download”
    what to do now man???
    i am in trouble…plzzzzz helppppppppppppp :(

  240. I have successful updated 2.3.4 but I can’t get the ui as mentioned in this version.please help me neal.

  241. Its been more than 20min the firmware is still not updated..

  242. Im stuck @ download mode…. My phone says downloading n its been abt 20 mins already… Plz help…

  243. after update one major change in setting>>wireless & connectivity>> mobile network network mode>>Wcdma(384kbps) before update galaxy ace has band of HSUPA(7.2mbps).so if you donts compromise with your internet speed than ignore this update.

  244. Use Samsung Kies instead.. best and safe

  245. I cant seem to click on the one package option, i have downloaded the files you have provided. please help. I can’t proceed if its incomplete right?

  246. @ Neal
    i have just updated my phone via kies without any problems n without changing csk code or anything i guess they just launched an update for csk (ind)
    and now it is having gingerbread.ddkq5 but the problem is that my phone has slowed down a bit n ram remains full for most of the time i tried clearing cache but still froyo was faster any another advice to make it faster
    thanx in advance
    regards ,

  247. Hi Neal ,

    Is this version is as same as that one done throught KIES ????
    I tried to update through KIES , but its showing ” This type of firmware cannot be updated “.
    can u please help me !!!!
    Thanks in advance !!!

  248. neal i want to know for galaxy ace Modified EXT4.apk or 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

  249. is it necessary to turn on kies during the updation process?

  250. neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also instal root file my ace homescreen superuser application make… cwm application is i want to know is harmful for my galxy ace software 2.3.4ddkq5.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

  251. Hi Neal,
    in xda they have written you cant update from 2.3.4 xxkph. Are you sure its safe to update and i have already rooted should i unroot or just wipe from recovery ?

  252. neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also insatl root file .so i want to know is harmful for my galxy ace 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

  253. Thanks for the detailed article, its really helpful…just upgraded to 2.3 version… looks really nice.. .

    Also i believe for Indian users the last screen will be displayed by pressing the Home key + Power key only…

    Many Thanks again.

  254. ok now i need to get back thw old version to the arabic language what shall i do?????????


    • thanks anand for your appreciation, since some app developers don’t deploy this option of Apps to SD, the option cant be found in the manage apps window. if it gets over in 4 minutes then there is not any issue!

  256. After updating my galaxy ace to a gingerbread can i root it? sorry. A total newbie when it comes to these things

  257. dear neal
    i have upgrade galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 .can i root “ or“Modified EXT4.apk version in this 2.3.4 ddkq5 version.

    plz reply immedatly thx

  258. what is the use of having kies if v r using odin…also for recovery mode is it home+power key?

  259. Hi Neal…… Thanks for your efforts in this update….. I followed your steps & got 2.3.4 on my phone…. Its working fine…. My question / concern is will the warranty continues from samsung? I have not rooted my phone……

  260. HI Neal,
    i have just came across this blog and this website
    I am glad tht someone is so dedicated to their passion for tech.
    I have purchased samsung galaxy ace just yesterday………after installing kies it gave me a firmware upgrade………it was late night and i did not bother to look at the screen….hehe……anyways after it got updated all is fine…….so now my question is tht is it updated to gingerbread??
    awaiting ur response
    GR8 JOB.

  261. after update when i tried to recovery mode it is showing arm node and below written samsungmobiles ma phone is working right

  262. and also nothing has been erased. my files are still their even my contacts and i dont see some green features.

  263. neil i fllashed my phone to the official ddkq5 from kph but nothing happend its just that the version changed

  264. Hey Neal, my fone is a rooted froyo 2.2.1 and somewhere in the article you said the cache of rooted galaxy ace should be cleared in recovery mode first, before carrying out this update.

    My confusion is this: is recovery mode the same as download mode?
    Or should I just proceed & connect the usb cable after clearing cache?

    I appreciate your good work, plz awaiting your reply

  265. there is no arabic in the new version, what should i do to get the arabic language

    and what happen if the recovery didint work because it dosn’t work with me

  266. Hi Neal,
    I m upgrading my ace version for the 1st time from kies and its asking for at least 3000mb free space on disc drive…But even after freeing the space, its showing d same instruction…so m not able to upgrade it…pls help.

  267. hi buddy , now time to root .

    regard this point that 2.3.4 recently released can i root it with file method ?

    method mentioned here :

    • no, we will soon come up with the rooting procedure!

      • yep .

        woooow i knew now that every special matter needs root :D . titanium back up , and even most important thing to me is market enabler , this baby allow me to open market .

        im waiting for it and how can i know it released on your blog ?

  268. Dude!!! awesome post. Reporting from the Caribbean that my Ace is fully loades with Gingerbread thanks to you. I was waiting this update for so long and now i have it!!! Just a commentr for the part of recovery mode is just matter of pres home buttom and the holding home, press power button for 6 seconds

  269. every thing is ok but the recovery mode didin’t work when i do it i see amessage and there nothing of what u said

    the important thing that the new version donot support the arabic language, what i have to do to makt it support arabic

  270. Dear Neal,
    I am,using samsung ace gingerbread xxkph 2 3.4 AND ROM GINGERREAL. Can I update it with new official gingerbread bcz gingereal support xxkph.

  271. im not sure im following up with XXKPH and DDKQ5… is this a new version? will it work with my GT-S5830? does the region of the phone matters?

  272. I have successfully upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.4 from froyo 2.2.1 thanks to your nicely written tutorial. But i found that the UI for the home screen did not change at all. Yes i got the new wallpaper, but it is not the same as the stock launcher in gingerbread (based on what i search on the internet). The homescreen UI somehow is still the same like what i had in froyo 2.2.1. Does this official update did not change the UI? But i do get other great new features like the video camera now support higher resolution of recording, the battery life has improve a lot and the phone internal memory is more free as more apps can now be move to the sd card. Thanks again and your reply is very much appreciate. :)

  273. hi neal,

    I tried updating my galaxy ace 4-5 times via kies…bt after completion of 100% downloading it ws stuck on another downloads window n my phone ws in downloading mode. then an error comes “upgrade failed due to enexpected error”. is it a problem wid kies or windows or wat? my friend in NEW DELHI today updated his ace wid GB, bt m unable to do tht in PUNE. can u tell wat cud b the problem?

    and hw shud i update it now? is there another safer way so tht my phone stays in warranty? plz help. thnks

  274. wooooow my reply is not here , OOOOOHHHHHHH woooooooooooooooooow i did it :o , i was under lot of pressure during instalation ..

    great thank to developer and u to post instruction ..

    it works smoothly as girl’s skin :d .

    and u know what :O from the beging of start using 2.3.4 i feel more speed in every thing .

    1 – there was noticable delay between time u seelct “connect storage to pc” and time you can enter your sd card
    in 2.2 froyo when u plugged to pc it take 10 sec to load and now its between 3 – 6

    2 – game speed 2x – 3x faster .
    i can see speed of game increased 3X faster and yeah i tested it and i can tel .

    3 – sluggish fast typing sms while landscape mode fixed now :d

    4 – internal memory doesnt changed , lot of application that show “app not installed ” like office pro , crazy dart shooter and … fixed :D thanks to official gingerbread

    5 in froyo(original version) fix delay when u select “disconnect from storage” and green android turn to brown .

    6 and last one i noticed until now is :
    when u select “disconnect from storage” in mention froyo u need to w8 untill sd card checking get over ,if you unplugged phone immediately phone freeezed and need to reboot !

    7 : froyo(original ) was freezed lot ,but in gingerbread 2.3.4 it is much better

    • thanks a lot buddy for your feedback!

    • errors i have found since i was isntalled this ROM

      have problem just with games known as :

      asphalt 5 hvga
      hero of sparta
      run – chicken run (suppose to run with gingerbread)
      crazy dart shooter

      delay increased when your are in call and keep away handset from your ear and wanna see the screen there is 3 second delay … you can click on the screen to reduce it too .

  275. just 1 small doubt: is the last step i.e. to enter recovery mode you need to press power+volume down+home keys or is it only POWER KEY+HOME KEY….. please kindly recheck the last step and see if theres some mistake or typing error… thanksss…:-)

  276. can you differentiate between xxkph and ddkq5 because i’m encountering bugs in the ddkq5. my wifi suddenly not working dn i need to restart again. titanium back up got stuck, and the desktop screen turns black every boot up.

    or maybe its just me.

  277. i updated my phone to v2.3.3 but after it I cant connect my phone to pc it doesnt get detected please help and and v2.3.4 isnt available to download from phone it says no updates plz help me I live in egypt

  278. dear all…
    the reason why u cannot enter into the recovery mode by pressing HOME and POWER key…. is because u need to take out all your sd card and sim card before u doing all these…. jus take all out and u will got it

  279. THANK A LOT!

  280. Now after this update Ace capibale to record 640*480 30fps chears guys but why samsung change bandwidth to WCDMA.

  281. Post update thru kies samsung applications got updated to a new version, android market there is no update how to check whether it is a new version? In settings there is a option on receive interest based ads.

  282. I have updated thru KIES, I am from chennai, India.
    Post update it is fast, battery life has improved.
    Only thing is the theme has not changed is it because of samsung’s UI.
    while making or receiving calls if the android image has to come what should i do?

    Pls. help.

  283. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goshhhh it works and installed straight like you said .. u was absolutely right and no need to vpn ..

    woooooooooooooooooooow i had stressed like helll OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG :p :p

    i have official ginger bread wooooooooooooooooooooooow thanku … i knew i feel safe here :D

    smooth like woman’s skin :D .

    i love u guy i love you .

  284. Hey after update with this varsion mobile network swith to WCDMA before update I used HSPA in my mobile pls cheak you all my 3G speed working just 384kbs before update I use 3mbps pls replay Bandwith change….

  285. @ jagdish its not working

  286. For the people who get the “ramdump mode/ arm9 mode” screen, press Only the OK button and the power ON button to access recovery mode.

    • by only pressing home + power key it getting started in normal mode… i have tried many times… and this is happening after i updated to 2.3.5… earlier it was working with this way…

  287. is this update better than the leaked ones?

  288. Dear All,

    To go into RECOVERY MODE you need to press HOME KEY & POWER KEY. Navigate using the VOLUME KEY & select using HOME KEY. Hope this will helps….

    Please note that I have followed the above steps when i upgraded my Galaxy ACE to 2.3.4 XXKPH version earlier. At thattime, i was facing the same problem what you guys are facing now.

    If this works then need to be included in the procedure given by Mr. NEAL for this new firmware to avoid any confusion and panic.

    All the best….

    If it’s working then, post your comments so that others can make use of it.

  289. @ NeaL: u just keep saying going to recovery is imp but how do we go to recovery mode as when going by the procedure it goes into RAMDUMP mode….plz help us
    and there is no green theme in the new version its same as previous the blue one.

  290. Dear Neal,
    Again I come with a ques that presently I m using gingerbread 2.3.4 xxkph and gingerreal rom. (samsung ace gt 5830)
    CN I update this to my samsung ace and gingereal support xxkph, did any problem come after update that gingereal support xxkph and I am going to use new officiAl version.

  291. after spending one week through the lot of site ,,,, most complete instruction is yours :D . first i want to download new official from but then last night for a second i tell my self what are you doing !!!downlaoding firmware from game blog !?
    then i started to search and search again and u know whats happened ?
    in first days of investigating for turorial i save your pages for upgtading 2.3.3 after that spend a weeks to surf the sites but come back here again:D .
    i feel safe here .. thank u very much and sry for overtalking .

  292. Hi there !

    I did your update in my Galaxy Ace and done ok!
    But im noting that has a bug or something like this with the screen bright.
    If i set the bright for minim it turns max some times and some times goes off than i have to pres the power botton abain to get video.
    I have done the final cleaning of your tutorial but the problem still happening.
    Please do u have any advice to fix this problem ?
    Thanks in advance!

  293. hi NeaL Pradeep .

    our day time is very different with you ,,, o sryy im late ..oops lot of comment passed mine :D .

    mine is default galaxy ace :




    i cant wait to upgrade :)))) … wait 4 your answer

  294. i have re applied the update severally for 4 days now but it is totally fried it just shows an error sign between a phone and a computer on my phone screen..when i try to update it shows a red fail and states cannot read source almost weeping here because i love my galaxy sl phone its awesome so please i need help except if i am not getting it done well at all.

  295. To enter into the recovery mode, you will have to press down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Upon entering the recovery mode, you will have to choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.
    is this step neccesary? because i reached this step and i saw that my phone (galaxy ace )has already updated to 2.3.4 gingerbread

  296. its vert tedious procedure, not as easy as iOS. bad….it was mistake to buy android phone.

  297. Thanks…. It works great….

  298. is this update officially released in
    wht about the warranty in india???
    will it void my phone’ s warranty???

  299. While entering into the recovery mode(thro ur specified method) am getting “ramdump mode/ arm9 mode” it shows SAMSUNG IN THE MIDDLE! whAT SHOULD I DO TO ENTER RECOVERY MODE?? please help me… or else how to back to my original version????

  300. i think i bricked my samsung galaxy sl i9003 its so painful that i cant even get the froyo version to work please help what do i do next.. i am in nigeria

  301. Thank You,, so much.. :-)

  302. Hi Neal,my computer is unable to recognise my phone.Could you kindly tell me which drivers I need?I am running windows 7 ultimate.Thanks

    • install the KIES and the latest version of .net framework!

      • I have updated thru KIES, I am from chennai, India.
        Post update it is fast, battery life has improved.
        Only thing is the theme has not changed is it because of samsung’s UI.
        while making or receiving calls if the android image has to come what should i do?

        Post update thru kies samsung applications got updated to a new version, android market there is no update how to check whether it is a new version? In settings there is a option on receive interest based ads.

  303. Seems installed without recovery. Also the described procedure for recovery mode brings it in dowloading mode….
    So what is the right procedure and is it necessary when my Ace says 2.3.4?

  304. Hi everyone,

    Has anybody updated the handset with this new OFFICIALLY released firmware (2.3.4) ?

    I am planning to update my Galaxy ACE which has got XXKPH 2.3.4 at present and hence, before flashing, I want to know problems if any, faced by anyone while upgrading with this OFFICIAL release.

    Hi Neal,

    I want to ask you abou VTOK. In order to use Gtalk, I have installed VTOK on my Galaxy ACE from the market but, it is not showing all the options which are mentioned in the FAQ of that application. Even, not able to call + add contacts etc. etc. One of my friend is using the same application on Galaxy S-II without any problem.

    Can you please advise what could be the reasons and what is the solution ?

    Thanks in advance……

    • S2 and ace are both different handsets, so it may work on S2 due to better hardware! as of now it won’t work for Ace! you need to wait till the optimized version gets launched!

  305. i didn’t get any green colored theme for S5830.

  306. is this update officially released in india??
    wht about the warranty in india???
    will it void my phone’s warranty???

  307. Why is it necessary to Wipe data/factory reset? Why Can’t we skip this step?

  308. can you still root on this new firmware, because i use titanium backup for all my files? also can u still able to return to xxkph if
    something goes wrong with this firmware.

    thank you

  309. Dear Neal, Today I upgraded my device to DD from KK. Thank you very much. Can you please explain how I can make voice call from Samsung BT Device. Thank you once again for your detailed Tutorial.

  310. so if there are further updates(if) can i just update with kies in the future?

  311. You are telling to download the DDKQ5 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Package …..which is showing the 31 days left to download this file……its just 133 MB & taking this much time….its almost impossible to download this file…!!!
    Ant other option..???

  312. just preparing to update

  313. after finish updating Wipe Cache partition and Factory resetting is necessary ???

  314. error msg show wrong password when i also try copy paste password from your website……..

  315. Is there any news of update for Samsung GT7510

    OR even a root gingerbread will work…

    The memory of phone is eaten up by the apps in it. so phone is very slow :(

  316. Hi,
    In the last step, where i have to enter into recovery mode, when i press volume up, ok, power button. i do not get the same screen.
    I get a screen with samsung logo and it says “RAMDUMP mode (ARM9 Mode).
    There are no options on the screen, and the only thing i can do is reboot.
    Am i doing something wrong


      • Yes the normal boot is working fine.
        And in “About Phone” i can see the firmware is updated.
        However my installed apps, contacts and wireless access points are not deleted.
        In fact the only difference i see is the change in user interface of the home screen. Even the keypad is the same (It should have, coz i have seen it in various articles titled “Whats new in android 2.3″.

        Maybe the last step is the problem, since none of the cache data is erased.
        Maybe i should try kies again, i have already tried it twice, unsuccessfully (it just fails while installing and i have to download the entire firmware again).

        • ok, so after searching for a long time, i found that the screen in the last step comes for if i press power and ‘ok’ button only.
          So now my phone has been reset and it is faster, but ofcourse there are no softwares installed.
          Kies is crappy piece of software; couldnt have upgraded my phone without your help.
          Thanks a lot



  317. Is it possible to do all this over Kies? Or do all these steps have to be followed?

  318. as your procedure downloading mode key or recovery mode key same how it is possibale pls replay bcoz in your next post you write volume up key+ok button+power button which is not worked as recovery mode mobile send in ramdumparm9……………….mobile ki jaan loge kya

    • Try holding only the “Menu” button & the “Power” simultaneously for a while …. (Don’t use the “Volume Up” key) …

  319. my galaxy ace not support hindi after update with your gingerbread 2.3.4 pls help me i.l need hindi font

  320. I bought galaxy ave a month ago. Before that I had a galaxy 5 which was messed up after upgrade to 2.2 .what if same thing happens to my new set?

  321. Hi,

    Do you now if this firmware can be used in samsung galaxy ace 5830L.. Now i use 2.3.2 from claro, and i can’t use firmwates from europe.


  322. sry and one another thing . i am living in iran and gooole has restricted our access to market , ps : lot of sites is filtered here..

    should i use vpn to run Odin , i mean odin is downloading files from special server or an official server ?

    im sick worried about this possible disconnecting my vpn connection while upgrading … can anyone tell me about server odin downloading file then i can check it out .

    i appreciate u

  323. hi , firstinf first , thank u for this awesoem site

    i am a little confused here i wanted to install Gingerbread 2.3.3 from this site ,but after see this post decided to isntall this rom .
    i really trust this site’s files and instruction .i read all 3 pages before can u plz tell me that can i directly upgrade my original froyo rom to this one ?

    i am waiting eagerly until u answer me and i start to upgrade . thanku

  324. Hi Neal my com is unable to recognise and detect my phone.Could you.kindly recommend the necessary drivers to me?I am running windows 7 ultimate.Tks.

  325. I was just wondering, does it work on Asia phones?

  326. Hi NeaL,

    I am updating my Ace for the first time from Froyo so please bear with me.

    I was successful till the part where it showed Blue (Pass) on Odin and my cell switched on.

    After that I have tried to go into recovery mode by pressing the “Up”+”Menu”+”Power” keys and the only thing I see is RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 Mode) and Samsung written below.

    Could you please tell me how to Wipe Data and Cache partition in this case? Also should I Root the phone after this also?


  327. Hey, guys, my phone is already rooted, and as I was reading, I think I got all messed up :P
    Do I have to clear the cache and wipe the data after updating to 2.3.4? Or is it before?

  328. Please tell me what if my galaxy is already rooted and installed with gingerbread XXKPH-do I need to downgrade it to froyo again or I can directly install it-please suggest

  329. is this update official one

  330. can i apply this update when my version is gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKPH (something like that) ??