Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Gets Official Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update with DDKQ5

Pre Requisites:

  • As we mentioned that, all the data like Contacts, SMS, Pictures, Songs and Videos will be erased if these are stored in the phone. Kindly don’t backup the data with the help of the KIES as it creates the backup in the (.sbu) format which sometimes has issues in restoring the same as KIES sometimes doesn’t recognize the phone. So, it’s recommended strictly that backup the contacts as well as the SMS by referring the below mentioned links.

Procedure to Backup Contacts,

Procedure to Backup SMS

  • Also, since the APN Settings as well as the MMS Settings too will be lost in the due course of the process of updation, you need to backup / note them as well. APN Settings are responsible for the Internet access while the MMS Settings are responsible for sending the MMS Settings. You can note all these two settings from the path, “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.
  • Ensure that all the Security Solutions like Firewalls, Antivirus and also the KIES application is closed completely till the firmware update is done.
  • It’s very important to ensure that you have the ADMIN privileges before you proceed to update your phone and also the USB port needs to be open which means that it should have the read / write access so that the firmware can be applied successfully.
  • Note that you will have to charge your phone to a minimum of 90% plus so as to ensure that you don’t experience the lesser battery life even after the firmware update. Many users ignore this step which is the root cause on why users face issues of battery backup even after updating with the firmware.
  • Never interrupt the process of firmware update manually, just in case if it gets interrupted by power failure then no need to worry as all you need to do is to just follow the instructions again from the start which are mentioned in the next page.
  • So, in the next page let’s get started with the actual procedure on how you can install the same on your phone. Please note that all the download links are mentioned in the article, so kindly find for the same.
739 Comments
  1. Reply sino March 18, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I have updated my galaxy ace .now all the apps shows error.
    Can u help me to resolve my problem?

  2. Reply Simon Crampton August 30, 2012 at 3:55 am

    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

  3. Reply Hasnain Cheena June 30, 2012 at 6:41 am

    dude help me.

  4. Reply William May 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Download link seems to be down. Any update?

    Cheers

  5. Reply dev May 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 12, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      please root the device!

      • Reply dev May 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        i am unable to root as when i always tries to root it shows that error tmp/sideload/package.zip staus 7
        plz help

  6. Reply johnathon gambrell April 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

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

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  8. Reply RayM April 20, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Download link is not working :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

      we are checking the same!

      • Reply MiScHa April 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

        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

  9. Reply Ankur patel April 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

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

    please!! help me..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

      its there in the procedure

  10. Reply Ankur patel April 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

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

    please!! help me..

  11. Reply varunj April 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      yes you can update the same!

  12. Reply android market April 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    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 .

  13. Reply Aravindan April 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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

  14. Reply Aravindan April 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    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 2.6.35.7 ..

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      it will not support honeycomb 3.0

      • Reply Dharamveer April 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        Updating For the 1st time and need Help
        I m a spoon feeder cant do from my own :p
        So plzz help

        • Amit Bhawani April 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm

          What help do you need?

  15. Reply viky April 2, 2012 at 12:26 am

    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…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      press menu button and power button!

  16. Reply Gauri March 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      its an issue at the developer side, though we are looking into this!

  17. Reply mierol March 12, 2012 at 5:18 am

    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).

  18. Reply Limiya March 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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

  19. Reply PREM SONI March 7, 2012 at 1:11 am

    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 !!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

      press menu button and power button to enter recovery!

  20. Reply limiya February 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      you can put the phone in the silent mode!

  21. Reply Neha February 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    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 :)

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      thanks neha for the appreciation!

  22. Reply teris February 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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

  23. Reply Arshad Safrulla February 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

    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
    Thanks
    Arshad

    • Reply Yogesh Patel February 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

      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.

      • Reply teris February 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        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!

  24. Reply No Name February 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    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

  25. Reply Raunaq February 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I have samsung galaxy ace.I flashed clockworkmod recovery via clockworkmodace.zip 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 :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      press center button and power on the device!

  26. Reply Kiran January 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Is the procedure the same for a mac also?

  27. Reply joe January 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi,
    I tried to update the firmware on my S5830..it 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

  28. Reply aj styles January 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    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 ….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      update with ddkq6 update and it will be fixed!

  29. Reply karan January 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    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}

  30. Reply Chirag December 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

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

  31. Reply Ajin December 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 1:55 am

      yes you can apply with this update!

      • Reply Ajin December 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

        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.

        • Pradeep Neela December 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          no, there is no need to root, please follow the instructions!

  32. Reply Rachit Jain December 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

    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….

  33. Reply ntahapentah December 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

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

  34. Reply Kushal Mahajan December 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      update with DDKQ6 Update , it will be alright! you need to contact your operator for 3G Info!

  35. Reply Erry Shariff December 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    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\…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      update with DDKQ6 Update!

      • Reply Erry Shariff December 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

        NeaL, can i update DDKQ6 via Kies?

        • NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

          no, you need to update manually!

  36. Reply alp bilgin December 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

    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?

  37. Reply Salah December 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    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

  38. Reply Racket December 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

      yes, you dont have to note down the settings!

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  40. Reply vikram p December 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      you need to update with DDKQ6 Update, just try and see as we havent tried on Optus ones!

  41. Reply aditya December 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

      click on one package option and then select one package file!

  42. Reply aditya December 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

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

  43. Reply stacia December 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

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

  44. Reply admir101 December 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      as of now you cant change INU one but in the next firmware we will come up with the same for your region! it doesnt affect with that INU thing!

  45. Reply admir101 December 14, 2011 at 3:18 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

      its recommended that you update via ODIN!

  46. Reply Abhijeet Jathar December 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    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

  47. Reply amri December 12, 2011 at 1:46 am

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

  48. Reply jaws December 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    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…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 2:30 am

      DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE FIXED, THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE DOWNLOAD SERVER!

  49. Reply Cubson December 7, 2011 at 1:03 am

    WORKS JUST FINE. GREAT! :)

  50. Reply Lal December 4, 2011 at 1:16 am

    ps is this upgrade valid for froyo.ddkc1

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

      yes you can go back to any firmware version!

  51. Reply Lal December 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

      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″

  52. Reply mani December 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    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.?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

      its normal! image is just for representational purpose!

  53. Reply varun December 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

      download link are working now, there was an issue with the server!

  54. Reply varun November 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      its the download mode, after this you need to follow the procedure!

  55. Reply Varun November 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Model is Galaxy ace

  56. Reply Varun November 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      no, without that dont proceed to the installation! when you are pressing that 3 button combo what you are seeing?

  57. Reply Izad November 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      update with the DDKQ6 version of update!

      • Reply Izad November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        How is that?

  58. Reply ares November 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    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 reset..is it will wipe out all rooted data along.. hope help apreciated

  59. Reply ares November 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    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

  60. Reply colin November 23, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Also i have the DDKQ5 from this post

  61. Reply colin November 23, 2011 at 12:41 am

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

  62. Reply Kairo Quench November 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    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

  63. Reply Andrea November 16, 2011 at 4:46 am

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      thanks andrea for your feedback!

      • Reply Andrea November 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

        Hey NeaL, I’m so sorry to bother you so much! The WiFi experiment failed. It stops working after a few minutes. I would appreciate any help with this. I’ll keep checking. Thank you :)

        • NeaL Pradeep November 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

          check with the DDKQ6 update!

  64. Reply Andrea November 15, 2011 at 6:33 am

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 12:53 am

      check with the Wi Fi sleep settings! there are some issues reported on wi fi front, we are looking into it!

  65. Reply esha November 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

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

  66. Reply esha November 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      it should go into download mode easily!

      • Reply esha November 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        anyway..thanks

  67. Reply mahmoud November 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

      update with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKQ6!

      • Reply mahmoud November 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        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

        • NeaL Pradeep November 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

          you can follow the instructions from the above mentioned article!

        • mahmoud November 14, 2011 at 12:55 am

          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

  68. Reply Prabh November 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    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

  69. Reply eg November 12, 2011 at 8:21 am

    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??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      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.!

  70. Reply kiko November 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    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..

  71. Reply Venkat November 10, 2011 at 3:09 am

    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…. :-)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

      thanks venkat for your trust and appreciation towards us!

  72. Reply Eisham November 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    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 :)

  73. Reply Rache November 7, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Thank You neal!
    You really did help me :D

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      thanks rache for your appreciation and trust in us, let us know for anything else we can assist you with!?

  74. Reply Sumesh November 6, 2011 at 4:49 am

    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 :)

  75. Reply galaxyace2201 October 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Hey..What about Battery Life?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      BATTERY LIFE IS QUITE GOOD, IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR USAGE!

  76. Reply vjeko October 29, 2011 at 11:50 am

    how to make prtsc on galaxy ace

  77. Reply Saif S L October 23, 2011 at 12:29 am

    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

    2.3.3 GINGERBREAD.XWKPW

    KERNEL VERSION
    2.6.35.7-PREF-CL507660
    root@DELL140#1

    BASEBAND VERSION
    S5380XWKP7

    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..

    regards
    Saif

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      please update with the DDKQ6 update for your ace!

  78. Reply DK October 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    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…..it is the safest way to upgrade your Ace……Don’t upgrade ur phone on Kies…..it is risky as your phone can get stuck……can hang or can brick…

  79. Reply faith October 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    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?

  80. Reply jolets October 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

      update with the DDKQ6!

      • Reply jolets October 20, 2011 at 10:57 am

        hi thanks for the reply, where can i download DDKQ6? can you give me the link< thanks

        • NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

          its there on androidadvices.com

      • Reply jolets October 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

        Neal need help, waiting for your reply….

        i already can’t use my phone what should i do?

        • NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

          update with DDKQ6

        • jolets October 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

          i tried DDKQ6 but it also stuck in MIBIB DOWNLOAD..
          an hour passed but still nothing

  81. Reply Amir October 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    which one is better and newer and official?
    ddkq5 or xxkph
    Thanks

  82. Reply Ting October 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Will Adobe flash player work after updating?

  83. Reply vinz October 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    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….!!! :(

  84. Reply mac October 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      YES YOU CAN UPDATE FOR INDIAN PHONES AS WELL!

  85. Reply colin October 13, 2011 at 1:08 am

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

  86. Reply Kumar October 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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

  87. Reply Rahul Khanna October 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    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???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      please follow the procedure again, it now has been changed!

  88. Reply colin October 12, 2011 at 4:12 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      please follow the procedure again after 30 minutes, we are updating the procedure!

  89. Reply Kumar October 11, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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

  90. Reply colin October 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    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.

  91. Reply luk2525 October 11, 2011 at 1:42 am

    whats wersion of update i best?

  92. Reply Victor October 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    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?

  93. Reply Mangesh October 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    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 http://androidadvices.com I will wait for next version release.

  94. Reply Jeremiah October 9, 2011 at 7:02 am

    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!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

      is your phone working well in the normal mode?

    • Reply colin October 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      Try pressing just press home key and power button. Worked for me fine after getting same “RAMDump Arm9 mode” problem.

  95. Reply aditya October 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    how to root my phone after the update..

  96. Reply poresh ch konwar October 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    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?

    • Reply colin October 9, 2011 at 4:51 am

      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.

  97. Reply colin October 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    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.

  98. Reply rmane October 8, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Hi Neal

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      which document?

      • Reply rmane October 9, 2011 at 1:42 am

        Instructions to upgrade to 2.3.4

  99. Reply sheelkumar October 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

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

  100. Reply Derks October 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Is this firmwareupgrade with dutch language to select?

  101. Reply Burhan October 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

    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??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

      yes you can root the same!

      • Reply murtuza October 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        how can download paid apps for free after rooting the phone? What are the advantages of rooting our phone?

        • NeaL Pradeep October 8, 2011 at 12:48 am

          rooting doesnt allow you to install paid apps for free! with rooting you can further customize the phone by using the custom firmwares!

  102. Reply karthikeya October 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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

  103. Reply vjeko October 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      there is no ETA but once it releases, we will come up with the article!

  104. Reply werty October 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    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 :)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      its ok if its working perfectly alright in the normal mode

  105. Reply Sheelkumar October 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    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.

  106. Reply Deepak October 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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

  107. Reply KK October 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

    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….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

      After seeing the comments we recommend to wait as most of the users are unable to update!

  108. Reply Jonathan Stern October 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    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

  109. Reply ismail October 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you very much for this tuto!

  110. Reply deepak October 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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

  111. Reply deepak October 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    send me problems about official update 2.3.4 gingerbread in galaxy ace

  112. Reply deepak October 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    i want official android update for my samsung galaxy ace

    please send me download link for offical update

    & how to install it?

  113. Reply AceMan October 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Thanks Neal and Amal! I love 2.3.4!

  114. Reply AceMan October 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

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

  115. Reply Amal October 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    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..

  116. Reply AceMan October 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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

  117. Reply AceMan October 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    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
    START!!!
    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!

  118. Reply AceMan October 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

      Kindly restart the pc and install other firmware version!

  119. Reply AceMan October 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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

  120. Reply imran October 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    A message will be delivered to imranhussainsyed999@gmail.com 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. Reply Amol Patil October 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    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. ??

    Reg.

    Amol

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      update the phone once again!

      • Reply Amol Patil October 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

        Can i use that downloded version or need to download new pack from this site?? I have “GalaxyACE_S5830_XXKP8_Gingerbread_2.3.3″ files..should i need to do anything else before upgrade like format all the details from phone root… if yes then process plezzz.

        • Amol Patil October 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

          Hi Neal,

          Any update on above query ??

  122. Reply Ryan October 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

    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. :)

  123. Reply Bas October 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    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

  124. Reply DK October 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    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…..it 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…!!!

  125. Reply Abhi Kalyan September 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    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

  126. Reply renoun September 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 1, 2011 at 12:54 am

      yes but you need to root first to accommodate this ROM!

  127. Reply patrice ina marie September 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    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!

  128. Reply ritu September 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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

  129. Reply vjeko September 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      do one thing, pull off the battery, re insert and then try to apply the update!

      • Reply vjeko September 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

        thanks did that and it worked but i still dont understand why cant send message wit 2.3.4 do you have any idea

        • vjeko September 29, 2011 at 7:04 pm

          by the way im from croatia maybe some help for your answer provider t-mobile please help me because i realy want that fw everything is great only that sms thanks in advance

  130. Reply vjeko September 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I HAVE UPDATED MY SAMSUNG ACE WITH THIS VERSION NOW I CANT SEND SMS HELP

  131. Reply pankaj September 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      yes you will have to clear from recovery!

  132. Reply Abhishek September 29, 2011 at 12:31 am

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

  133. Reply Anky September 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    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 !!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      no, not as of now as official version hasn’t been box packed by Samsung till now

  134. Reply sumit September 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I HAVE UPDATED MY SAMSUNG ACE WITH THIS VERSION, NOW I WANT TO ROOT MY PHONE..
    SO CAN I ROOT IT. ????
    PLZ REPL……..
    IF I CAN THEN PLZ SEND ME THE LINK.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      we are in the process of the same, stay tuned we will be updating it as soon as possible in the next 24 hours!

  135. Reply Tanaji September 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Hi Nil,

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

    kindly send thr path…..Thanks in Advance.

    Tanaji

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      yes tanaji, Highspeed internet will work in your phone, check with your service provider!

  136. Reply sumit September 28, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Thank You,, so much.. :)

  137. Reply Pankaj September 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    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.

  138. Reply nimulamin September 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    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 !

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      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!

  139. Reply Uday Kumar September 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

    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………………..

    Thanks,
    Uday

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      no changelog can be mentioned as these are beta reelases, you can refer for the enhancements in the article!

  140. Reply Mohamad Khazin September 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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

  141. Reply renoun September 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

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

    cani do this with the procedure you mentioned?

    thanks..!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      yes but for custom rom you need to root the phone first!

  142. Reply Leigh September 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      there are two versions of firmware of same built!

  143. Reply Ashwin September 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    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?
    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      remove the battery and re do the whole process!

  144. Reply Jagdish September 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

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

      • Reply Jagdish September 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        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.

  145. Reply Pushkar September 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      you can follow the above procedure to apply the update!!

  146. Reply tanuj patel September 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

    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,

    • Reply tanuj patel September 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

      by the way my mobile is galaxy ace S5830

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      juz get into the recovery mode and then clear everything. Alternatively you can apply the update again!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      apply the update once again!

      • Reply tanuj patel September 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        i tried it already, abt recovery mode, how can i know dat my phone is in recovery when the display is totally blank, has my warranty void after upgrading to 2.3.3 plzzzzz help on this neal

        • NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

          no, tanuj warranty won’t be void but are you able to get into the recovery mode?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

          no, tanuj warranty won’t be void but are you able to get into the recovery mode or say download mode? which version of firmware you are on?

  147. Reply sam ghosla September 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    plz send me link where i dwnld its upgrade

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      the links is there in the procedure section!

  148. Reply renoun September 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    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..!!

  149. Reply Amol Patil September 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    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..

    Regards,
    Amol

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

      internet speed is nothing to do with the fw upgrade, just configure the settings manually, things will be alright, let us know for any help!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

      internet speed is nothing to do with the fw upgrade, just configure the settings manually, things will be alright, let us know for any help

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      re configure the apn settings!

  150. Reply julian September 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    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…

  151. Reply Amol Patil September 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    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.

    • Reply Amol Patil September 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      And also one more thing…
      what will happen if i do factory data reset ???

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        all the data will be cleared!

        • Amol Patil September 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

          Ok, but will not get my older version 2.2 ??
          How can we get our default OS on mobile if want :)

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

          you can very well go back to 2.2 version!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

          you can very well go back to 2.2 version of froyo!

  152. Reply Jose September 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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

    Thanks

  153. Reply Amol Patil September 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

    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,

    Regards,
    Amol

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

      idroid recently got an update which has some bugs, just uninstall the updates it will be sorted out!

      • Reply Amol Patil September 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

        Thanks for update.
        Could you tell me the process??
        or do I need to install again ur update pack of XXKP8 which has 2.3.3, that will help ??

        • NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

          you can directly follow the above mentioned procedure to update!

  154. Reply Chetan Patil September 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    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…

  155. Reply Admir September 21, 2011 at 1:40 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      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!

  156. Reply carlo12ph September 20, 2011 at 7:47 am

    password are not working.. please help!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

      password is “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas!

  157. Reply Devesh September 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

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

      • Reply Devesh September 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

        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 ace..so can u pls tell me the correct procedure as well as the app to root ace in this firmware i.e.ddqk5 thnx..

    • Reply afra September 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

      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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        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!

      • Reply Devesh September 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

        Hi and sorry for the late reply. First i rooted my phone using upd_1.zip but it began to restart again and again so i unrooted it. Now i’ve rooted it with AceGingerRoot.zip 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…

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

          we will come up with the custom rom very soon!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

          we will come up with the custom rom very soon on androidadvices.com…

        • Devesh September 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

          Thnx Neal, but there is no other ROM for GT-Ace which can support ext2 partition?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

          yes devesh you are correct!

  158. Reply Shreekanth Shivram September 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Oh! just saw your last message, in KIES you won’t be able to see the version as its a beta update which you have installed and Odin doesn’t recognize it!

  159. Reply aniket September 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    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?

    • Reply andy September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      i want to upgrade thru kies…i alrdy hav ddkq5 of this website bt im nt satisfied with it…should i downgrade my phone to froyo and then apply or is it safe to upgrade directly? thankss..

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        yes andy, it is cent percent safe if you follow the procedure from androidadvices.com

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      have you updated with the latest XWKPT Version?

  160. Reply Shreekanth Shivram September 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

    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…

    /Shreekanth

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      1. CHANGE THE CONNECTION TO APPROPRIATE ONE!,
      2. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD TASK MANAGER APP FROM MARKET.

      • Reply Shreekanth Shivram September 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        Hi neal,

        thanks for your reply. How to change the connection to appropriate one? Could you let me know the steps please?

        Regds
        /Shreekanth

        • NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

          go to “applications > Settings > wireless and networks > ” and there you need to make appropriate settings!

  161. Reply stoic tufail September 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:33 am

      move your data to sd card!

      • Reply stoic tufail September 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

        most apps cant be moved,in task manager only few game or apps can be moved……any other way to move apps???

        • NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 10:09 am

          have you rooted the phone? Because to move some apps you need to root the device first!

      • Reply stoic tufail September 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

        ive rooted ma phone by upd_1.zip,bt still apps install on internal memory…nw what can i do????and what is the benefits of custom ROM?is there any threat?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

          sometimes it behaves very abnormally which is the only issue sometimes!

  162. Reply Siddharth September 18, 2011 at 5:24 am

    —— THOSE WHO HAVE PROBLEM WITH RECOVERY MODE ——-

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

  163. Reply Admir September 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    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

    • Reply Admir September 18, 2011 at 1:51 am

      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 ?

  164. Reply Admir September 17, 2011 at 2:37 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

      you need to check by applying the update but you will lose warranty!

  165. Reply BHARAT September 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    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

  166. Reply BHARAT September 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    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 ………..is it gona mess my phone??????also i have started the update again ….its on 18 % now please help me……….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      you can again plug the device and then you can try updating again!

  167. Reply karim mahmud September 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

      USB Ports are blocked, kindly get it opened by the admin rights!

      • Reply tanuj patel September 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        hi neal, plz tell me how can i open usb ports by the admin rights

        • NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

          best is you can update on your home PC!

  168. Reply piyush September 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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

  169. Reply amit September 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    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 .

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      yes, its a right method, no need to worry!

  170. Reply Prash September 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      select GSM Mode only from the networks!

  171. Reply sandeep September 15, 2011 at 1:31 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      have you followed the procedure? Kindly follow the procedure! install KIES2 and latest version of .net framework!

  172. Reply sandeep September 15, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I facing problem with download mode? bcoz it show RAMDUP MODE (ARM9MODE) IS IT ADVISABLE TO CONNECT TO THE USB WITH PC IN THIS MODE & START ODIN SETUP WILL IT DOWNLOAD?

  173. Reply gaurav September 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

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

  174. Reply suraj September 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      YOU CAN’T UPDATE MANUALLY VIA KIES, you need to use Odin for manually applying the firmware!

      • Reply suraj September 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        In kies it shows…..ur firmware cannot be updated…….my current firmware is XXKPH 2.3.4………..
        n manually i downloaded KKDQ5 from samfirmware n extracted all the files bt i didn’t found files like …..APBOOT……CODE…….MODEM……CSC……OPS ……plzzz help…………..

        • NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

          kindly apply the firmware once again!

        • suraj September 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

          i have tried using KXXKPE 2.3.3 but still the same problem……plzzz help

        • NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          what is the error?

        • suraj September 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

          via kies it shows ……your firmware cannot be updated…………..n using odin..i didn’t found the files required………….all those like…..APBOOT….MODEM….CSC….OPS………….plzz help

        • NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:20 am

          please follow the procedure, everything is mentioned clearly! Update with XWKPT 2.3.4 update!
          http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-xwkpt-gingerbread-234-firmware/

  175. Reply Juan September 14, 2011 at 4:35 am

    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.

    Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 15, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Hey juan, you need to call your operator’s helpline to get the Internet Settings!

    • Reply Jose Mendieta September 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      Juan, your problem is the Firmware, this firmware isn´t for Latam, recommend to make a good search for a Latam firmware for GT-S5830L, especial quote for “L”, it is very important.
      My provider wasn´t very helpfull.
      Let me know how ends.
      Regards

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

        you can apply this update and check, let us know if anything goes wrong!

  176. Reply afra September 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    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 upd_1.zip file method ?

    method mentioned here :

    [Reply]

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

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

    [Reply]
    ————————————————————————————
    im not mean to you anyway or just trying to prove u wrong :) buddy , just wanna share my new info here .

    upd_1.zip famous method that i linked u above easily without bugs rooting galaxy ace , i tested it .

  177. Reply afra September 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    if u remember i said before that can i root this rom(official ginger..) with famous file named : upd_1.zip

    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 upd_1.zip file method ?

    method mentioned here :

    [Reply]

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

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

    [Reply]

    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 .

  178. Reply karl bugo September 13, 2011 at 6:38 am

    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 …

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      no, you need to clear from the recovery mode!

      • Reply karl bugo September 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

        thanks neal for the advice… my phone doing great with gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq5 :), but i wanted to maximize more my phone performance without rooting. Is this possible? THANKS ALOT PAL!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

          without rooting its not possible to enhance!

        • karl bugo September 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

          how can i root gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq5?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

          we will soon come out with an article for the same if possible!

        • karl bugo September 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

          Neal, there are games that wont run with gingerbread 2.3.4. Do i need to redo the process of update??

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

          No karl, the app delveloper of that game needs to provide support for your 2.3.4 gingerbread!

        • karl bugo September 24, 2011 at 6:35 am

          need you’re response …

        • karl bugo September 26, 2011 at 6:46 am

          OK, so as of now games like nfs & asphalt 5 wont work on my device (ginger 2.3.4)?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

          as of now that game doesnt support!

  179. Reply Aldz September 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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

  180. Reply Jose Mendieta September 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    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.

    • Reply Jose Mendieta September 13, 2011 at 3:54 am

      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.

  181. Reply Aldz September 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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

  182. Reply Aldz September 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    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?

  183. Reply Deepak September 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

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

  184. Reply Rohit Batra September 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    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..

  185. Reply Hisam September 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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

  186. Reply Deepak September 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

    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?

    Thanks,

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      1. No, warranty won’t be voided!
      2. yes you can update via KIES!

  187. Reply karl bugo September 12, 2011 at 6:14 am

    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?

  188. Reply afra September 12, 2011 at 3:46 am

    no need to answer the answer is working :D

    i tested now .. u can make threat now …

    upd_1.zip from page i mention above working great for rooting this ROM.

    • Reply afra September 12, 2011 at 3:57 am

      but u said it doesnt work for rooting this rom before .

      thank u anywayy bro

  189. Reply afra September 12, 2011 at 3:09 am

    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 )

  190. Reply afra September 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

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

  191. Reply Aziz September 12, 2011 at 1:44 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

      you need to wait for sometime till the market loads while the Internet connectivity is ON!!

  192. Reply afra September 12, 2011 at 1:13 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

      its working perfectly alrightr, may i know how exactly you are trying to update?

  193. Reply Frank September 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    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???

  194. Reply karan September 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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

  195. Reply afra September 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      no buddy, there is no cap on how many questions you ask!

  196. Reply toni September 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    i cant download apps on android market, need help Neal

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      what is the error message you are getting?

  197. Reply Oleh September 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    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.

  198. Reply limiya September 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    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… :(

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      have you cleared the cache? and on which firmware you are on?

      • Reply limiya September 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

        no i havent. but i did it nw. n em sorry to say that i dont know whats a firmware???

        • limiya September 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

          is it ANDROID or smthing you meant???

        • NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

          YES!

        • limiya September 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

          android 2.2.1,
          build no :FROYO.JPKC2
          ,BASEBAND VERSION S5830JXKC1

        • limiya September 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

          HOW CAN I CHECK WHICH VERSION OF ANDROID EM USING????

        • limiya September 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

          i dont know much abt samsung galaxy ace 5830 as em having first in ma hands. please dont mind as em asking many questions regarding it…..:) HOW CAN I CHECK WHICH VERSION OF ANDROID EM USING???? is gingerbread useful 2 ma mobile??? shud i neeed 2 install it….?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

          We dont mind answering your queries! :) go to settings and choose about phone to find the version!

        • limiya September 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

          yeah i got it neal….it is android 2.2.1,
          build no :FROYO.JPKC2
          ,BASEBAND VERSION S5830JXKC1. please do help me is gingerbread useful 2 ma mobile??? shud i neeed 2 install it….?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

          you can directly proceed to install the same!

    • Reply limiya September 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks alot for ur information neal!
      so do i need to update the android version???? hw can i update it????? n shud i clear the cache daily???? so will it resolve the problem which i complained b4 (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….) please do reply neal….. :)

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

        yes you can apply the update!

        • limiya September 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

          but how to update???? from kies????

        • NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

          no, you need to update from ODIN!

        • limiya September 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

          Many Thanks Neal… :)

        • limiya September 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

          Neal ! i hav another probzzz ,i cannot access facebook in ma mobile??? y is it soooo? an occured while loading this page it seems… plz help……

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

          what is the error message you are getting while accessing!?

        • limiya September 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

          its just showing loading sign for long time but never opens the page. error message is ” AN ERROR OCCURED WHILE LOADING THE PAGE” .

        • NeaL Pradeep September 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

          where you are getting this error?

        • limiya October 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

          ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE!

          AND NEAL I NEED ONE MORE INFORMATION I.E BATTERY USAGE.

          AFTER I HAVE DONE RECHARGING WITH THE FULL BATTERY TO DAY MORNING. BUT NW ITS FOUND LITTLE LESS BUT I NVR USD TILL AFTRNUN. NW ITS SHOWING CELL STAND:50%,PHONE IDLE:50%. IS DER NY OTHER WAY TO MAKE THE BATTERY LONG ?????

        • limiya October 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

          ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE!

          AND NEAL I NEED ONE MORE INFORMATION I.E BATTERY USAGE.

          AFTER I HAVE DONE RECHARGING WITH THE FULL BATTERY TO DAY MORNING. BUT NW ITS FOUND LITTLE LESS BUT I NVR USD TILL AFTRNUN. NW ITS SHOWING CELL STAND:50%,PHONE IDLE:50%. IS DER NY OTHER WAY TO MAKE THE BATTERY LONG ?????
          doesnt it long for 2 days…..???? it seems i need to charge daily if i dnt use toooo… i hv kept the brightness to the least nw

        • NeaL Pradeep October 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

          it will take somedays to optimize the battery life!

        • limiya October 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

          Neal !!! Help me…. yest i jzt made only 1 call n had 2 songs only . but i lost the whole charge whn i woke up frm my sleep .i jst made surre tat i have closed all d applications :(
          :(

        • NeaL Pradeep October 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

          kindly charge the battery to 100%

        • limiya October 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

          I have done it…. neal ! wats another solution for this? is der ny software for this?

  199. Reply limiya September 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    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… :(

  200. Reply Jagdish September 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

    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……

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

      WHICH PHOTO QUALITY YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!?

      • Reply Jagdish September 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        Dear Neal,

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

        • Jagdish September 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

          hey, Neal where are you ?

          please reply to my query.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

          we are really sorry to reply your query late!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm

          what issue you are facing with the camera quality?

        • Jagdish September 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

          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……

        • NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

          seems like there is a hardware fault, have the phone fallen before updating? Just check with the Samsung Gallery whether there is any hardware fault or not?

  201. Reply Harshad Deshpande September 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

    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.

  202. Reply afra September 11, 2011 at 5:35 am

    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 .

    • Reply afra September 11, 2011 at 5:48 am

      and in this page kehur says :

      work for 2.3.4 !!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

      1. yes we tried it,
      2. it will not harm the phone,
      3. its not risky if you follow the procedure!

  203. Reply isri September 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    If it could be used for any region?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

      yes, it can be updated on any region!!

  204. Reply isri September 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    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.

  205. Reply Nikhil September 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    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!! :(

  206. Reply Nikhil September 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      the usb port is blocked, kindly read the instructions carefully!

  207. Reply krishna September 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    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.. ???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:19 am

      only disadvantage of rooting is that it voids warranty and rest there are no issues!

  208. Reply Nikhil September 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      it will start, kindly follow the procedure section!

  209. Reply Mukul September 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

      you can apply an all new update of XWKPT 2.3.4 which is quite stable!

  210. Reply tamokmok September 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      yes it is the same one as that of KIES release!

  211. Reply Jasmi September 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

    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 ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

      we have come with an all new version of gingerbread 2.3.4 XWKPT! Follow the corresponding insturctions from androidadvices.com

  212. Reply Psilos September 9, 2011 at 4:56 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

      No, ity doesnt support greek as of now! use Odin for updating, dont use KIES as KIES has no update as of now!

  213. Reply Jes September 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      you need to check with the same! you can update with the XWKPT 2.3.4 version from the site!

  214. Reply Rsbuzz September 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

      yes buddy you can update with the same!

  215. Reply Deepak September 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      you need to use Odin for updating the same manually!

      • Reply Deepak September 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

        Thanks Neal :)

  216. Reply Lum Jia Wei September 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

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

  217. Reply Siddharth Patni September 8, 2011 at 12:33 am

    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…

    PLEASE HELP

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      remove the battery and re apply the update!

  218. Reply SjPedro September 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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

    Thank you

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      no, it doesnt have Portuguese language pack as of now!

  219. Reply Edward September 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    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

    edwardisitt@googlemail.com

    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 :)

  220. Reply oliwer September 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Have dis update english

  221. Reply kumar September 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    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)
    CAN YOU HELP OUT HOW TO GET THE RECOVERY

    • Reply Rahul September 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      hi try to start phone with only power+home+down key it worked for me.

    • Reply colin October 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Don’t bother with the up volume key..just press home key and power button. Problem solved.

  222. Reply kumar September 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    after updating 2.3.4, when i try to recovery mode it is showimg that RAMDUMP MODE
    (ARM9 MODE)
    CAN YOU HELP OUT HOW TO GET THE RECOVERY
    REGARDS
    KUMAR

  223. Reply NSK September 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    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…
    :-)

  224. Reply fahim September 6, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    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…

  225. Reply Max September 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      not as of now as Odin doesnt support MAC!

      • Reply Max September 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        k, thank you

  226. Reply Tom September 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    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.

  227. Reply Pklee September 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    erm….it rali cant support chinese ?

  228. Reply Pklee September 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

    hey fren….

    i cant upgrade to 2.3.4….

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

    • Reply Pklee September 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      problem solved….^^….

      successfull upgrade and recovering…..thx my fren….i luv ue…^^

      • Reply Nikhil September 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        Hey Pklee,

        How did u solve ur prob. coz i’m having the same prob.. PLEASE HELP :(((( :'(

  229. Reply Kandar Ag. September 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      yes, anyone can apply this update!

      • Reply Kandar Ag. September 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        Horeeeee….

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

        • Kandar Ag. September 7, 2011 at 12:05 am

          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! (“,)

        • NeaL Pradeep September 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

          sure kandar, glad that you are happy with this update!

  230. Reply Kyle September 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

      what was the folder you saved the data into?

  231. Reply feerdaus September 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    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????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      you can pull off the battery and then you can proceed for the updating the device!

  232. Reply hemant September 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    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

  233. Reply sarfaraz September 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    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……..tc.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      odin is forced way of updating device manually!

  234. Reply Rahul September 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    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…….

  235. Reply Amru September 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Neal,

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      have you turned the “Auto Rotation” mode turned ON?

      • Reply Amru September 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm

        thank you for your rly

        Yes, i have make it turn ON Auto rotation. And also can’t play any 3DDisplay motion games.

        thanks in advance.

  236. Reply ronak September 5, 2011 at 12:39 am

  237. Reply Peter September 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

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

  238. Reply Nishant Jain September 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

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

  239. Reply Akhil Kapila September 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    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

  240. Reply aniket September 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    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??

  241. Reply john166 September 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    @ 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 ,
    John

  242. Reply Nikhil September 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    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 :(

    • Reply Nikhil September 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      I rebooted my phone and restarted the process and then it jst took only 5mins…
      i am all set now :)
      thanks anyways !

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      PULL OFF THE BATTERY AND RE APPLY THE UPDATE!

  243. Reply anilmunda September 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

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

  244. Reply Abhishek September 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

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

    • Reply Abhishek September 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      I am unable to enter the recovery mode…

  245. Reply R Pereira September 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

      remove the battery, re insert and then re try the process!!

  246. Reply Mahesh Kumar September 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    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.

  247. Reply Riaz September 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Use Samsung Kies instead.. best and safe

  248. Reply Arjay September 4, 2011 at 6:01 am

    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?

  249. Reply john166 September 4, 2011 at 4:09 am

    @ 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 ,
    John

  250. Reply Aswin September 4, 2011 at 1:55 am

    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 !!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

      yes its the same, only the application of the firmware is different!

  251. Reply luqman September 4, 2011 at 1:10 am

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

  252. Reply arul September 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

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

    • Reply arul September 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

      also is it ok if i install it from the CDs i got with d phone…??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

      no, you need to turn OFF THE KIES!

  253. Reply luqman September 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also instal root file RootingPackage.zip.in my ace homescreen superuser application make… cwm application is not.so i want to know RootingPackage.zip 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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      KINDLY DOWNLOAD THE SAME FROM MARKET PLACE!

  254. Reply LIJO September 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    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 ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      yes its cent percent safe to update your phone!

  255. Reply luqman September 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    neal i have upgrade samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 ddkq5 sucssesfully.but after i also insatl root file RootingPackage.zip .so i want to know RootingPackage.zip 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

  256. Reply Nitin Kapoor September 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    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.

  257. Reply tarek emad September 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      kindly update with the arabic version of the firmware which you were ON previously!

      • Reply nitesh September 22, 2011 at 7:35 am

        Hi Neal can you plz… provide me with the Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.38 and along with ops,phone,boot,pda,csc,efs files..

        • NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

          hey nitesh its there in the article kindly find for the same!

  258. Reply anand mourya September 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    HI NEAL …I HAVE UPDATED MY SGA WITH GB 2.3.4….I WANT TO SHARE MY EXP. DURING UPDATING ITS GONING ANDD AFTER UPDATION .FOR RECOVERY MODE TO WIPE UP OF.VOL DOWN BUTTON IS NOT NESSECA5RY TO PRESS …BY SIMPLY PRESS POWER AND HOME BOTTON
    N ONE MORE THING …IN THIS U SAID WE CAN MORE APPS TO SD CARD.BUT IN MY MAX APPS IT IS INACTIVE ON “MOVE TO SD” OPTION
    ONE GOOD THING BATTERY LIFE IS IMPROVED AND ONE MORE BUTTON OF ACTIVE AND DEACT OF DATA CONNECTION IS ADDED IS WONDERFUL IN POWRE BUTTON.. $ MUSIC PLAYER CHANGED …….MY UPDATION NEEDS ONLY LESS THAN 4MIN.SO IT IS GOOD OR I NEED TO UPDATE AGAIN TO THAT BUGS……REPLY SOON
    U GUYS ROCKS ….FOR PROVIDING SUCH UPDATE

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      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!

  259. Reply chihuahua September 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      YOU CAN JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO UPDATE WITH THE SAME!

    • Reply nitesh September 22, 2011 at 7:29 am

      can anyone provide me with the Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.38

  260. Reply rehan September 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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

    plz reply immedatly thx

  261. Reply jon September 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      no, its Volume Up + Menu + Power for recovery.

      • Reply anuj September 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

        hey neal i didnt notice any change in my ui i just got a new wall paper n my phone has got a bit sluggish i dont know the reason why…also internal memory is same as before

        • anuj September 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

          and the recovery mode is not opening by this method plz help us

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          what is the error you are facing?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

          have you cleared the cache ?

      • Reply jon September 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm

        thanks a lot….just wanna ask if it is imperative to have kies or is it ok if we just use odin…

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

          you need to use Odin for latest updates!

        • anuj September 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm

          i am not able to clear cache coz recovery mode is not opening ive tried everything…plz help me

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 12:03 am

          hey anuj, how you are trying to enter the recovery mode?

        • anuj September 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

          just cleared the cache by going to recovery by pressing HOME + POWER…now its fine i wanted to know is it also imp to delete previous user data

  262. Reply rsaurabh2003 September 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    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……

  263. Reply sarfaraz September 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    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.
    TC.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      What is the version of Gingerbread your phone now has?

      • Reply sarfaraz September 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

        last i saw before the firmware update…..it was 2.2 froyo
        after the update it is showing this

        gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq5
        what is your opinion on this?

        Also again i would like to applaud your work in compiling loads of data and giving it out to the masses…..Tc

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

          go ahead and update with the same!

  264. Reply roshan September 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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

  265. Reply john September 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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

  266. Reply john September 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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

  267. Reply Emnulay September 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      NO, RECOVERY MODE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE DOWNLOAD MODE!

  268. Reply tarek emad September 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Yes, as of now there is no arabic language support!

      • Reply tarek emad September 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        ok now i want to get the old version to get the arabic language

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 11:34 pm

          yes you can go back to your last update, which was that?

  269. Reply Gaurav September 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      but this method was supposed to be updated with the help of Odin and not from KIES!

  270. Reply afra 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 upd_1.zip file method ?

    method mentioned here :

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

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

      • Reply afra September 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

        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 ?

  271. Reply Octvrium September 3, 2011 at 8:27 am

    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

  272. Reply tarek emad September 3, 2011 at 6:48 am

    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

  273. Reply Yogendr September 3, 2011 at 6:08 am

    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.

  274. Reply David September 3, 2011 at 5:35 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      yes its an all new version of firmware! yes it will work! no the region won’t affect!

  275. Reply Fawwaz Zul September 3, 2011 at 3:50 am

    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. :)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      yes it will change the UI if you are coming from the Froyo version!

  276. Reply Mukul September 3, 2011 at 1:47 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

      make use of above procedure to update your phone manually with the help of Odin!

  277. Reply afra September 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

      thanks a lot buddy for your feedback!

    • Reply afra September 7, 2011 at 2:59 am

      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 .

  278. Reply mac September 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    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…:-)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Sorry for trouble MAC, we have corrected the same, its actually “up”! Appreciate your comment! :)

  279. Reply Magus September 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

      you can check the enhancement section to get the info on the same.

  280. Reply omar September 3, 2011 at 12:16 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

      have you cleared the cache?

      • Reply fahim September 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm

        yup..i cleared all..follow all the step..neal..how to do it neal??all my contacts cant be restore…hope u can respond fast..thanx

  281. Reply renren0102 September 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    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

  282. Reply pjcortez September 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    THANK A LOT!

  283. Reply Mahesh September 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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

  284. Reply sathyanarayanan September 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    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.

  285. Reply sathyanarayanan September 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

      have you cleared the cache from the recovery mode?

      • Reply sathyanarayanan September 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        Neal,
        How to clear the cache?
        Pls. help

        • NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

          clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  286. Reply afra September 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    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 .

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

      thanks a lot buddy for your comment! Looking forward for your support! :)

  287. Reply Mahesh September 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    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….

  288. Reply anuj September 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    @ jagdish its not working

  289. Reply Shingen September 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    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.

    • Reply varun November 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      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…

  290. Reply raj September 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    is this update better than the leaked ones?

    • Reply raj September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      is it also applicable in india?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      yes its better than the leaked ones!

      • Reply raj September 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm

        thanx a lot pal….!!! :-) :-)

  291. Reply Jagdish Solanki September 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    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.

  292. Reply anuj September 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    @ 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.

  293. Reply Yogendr September 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    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.

  294. Reply afra September 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    after spending one week through the lot of site ,,,, most complete instruction is yours :D . first i want to download new official from galaxyacehvgagames.blogspot.com 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 .

  295. Reply Iablonski September 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    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!

    • Reply Iablonski September 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      I finaly found a way ti fix the Bright and black out problem.
      The real version of my phone rom is S5830BVJKP4 insted S5830DDKQ5.
      Now it´s working pretty well :)

      Thanks anyway:P

      • Reply Jose September 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

        I’m having the same blackout problem. How did you fix it?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

          when exactly you are getting that blackout message?

  296. Reply afra September 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    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 :

    2.2.1

    Baseband
    S5830XXKB1

    BUILD NUMBER :
    FROYO.XWKB7

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

  297. Reply ajufo udenna September 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    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 file..am 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.

  298. Reply kai September 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      yes its a very important step!

      • Reply pjcortez September 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

        hey Neal when i tried to do the wipe data/factory reset thing. all i got is “RAMDUMP MODE” help pls.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

          are you able to start the phone in the normal mode?

  299. Reply yog September 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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

  300. Reply vijay September 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks…. It works great….

  301. Reply aj styles September 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      warranty will not be void!
      its not yet pushed to India yet!

  302. Reply barath September 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    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????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      you are not facing any issue with the new fw in normal mode right?

  303. Reply ajufo udenna September 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    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

  304. Reply Ashish September 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thank You,, so much.. :-)

  305. Reply Lum Jia Wei September 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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

      • Reply sathyanarayanan September 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        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.

  306. Reply Rob September 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    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?

    • Reply kai September 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      hey im in the same situation as you. still not sure whether we need to go into recovery mode

  307. Reply Jagdish September 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    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……

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      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!

  308. Reply Sunil September 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

  309. Reply aj styles September 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      no not as of now…
      warranty will not be void…

  310. Reply Sunil September 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

  311. Reply Magus September 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      yes, we will soon come up with the article, yes you can return to xxkph firmware at any point of time!

  312. Reply S Thiruvengadam September 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      check with the BT device if its compatible with your phone and then pair both the devices to make use of the same!

  313. Reply kai September 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

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

  314. Reply Atul September 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

    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..???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      check with your ISP as it seems like a too slow connection!

    • Reply PhoeniXT September 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      LOL..ur ISP sux..mine got 20mbps..zz

  315. Reply roshan.5 September 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

    just preparing to update

  316. Reply Ranjith Alinga; September 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

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

  317. Reply Mahesh Kumar September 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

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

  318. Reply Ashish September 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    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 :(

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      as of now there is not any proper solution to root!

  319. Reply shashank September 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      KINDLY CHECK WITH THE NORMAL BOOT, IS IT WORKING FINE?

      • Reply shashank September 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        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).

        • shashank September 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm

          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

        • Emran September 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

          THANKS ALOT SHASHANK !!! U SAVED MY DAY MAN :)

          NEAL KINDLY UPDATE THE PROCEDURE

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

          thanks a lot emran for your efforts!

  320. Reply Steve September 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      no, its a manual update. For KIES release you need to wait for the same!

      • Reply sokirt September 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

        Any idea when I will be able to update my Galaxy tab7 from GB 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 officially over kies.

  321. Reply Mahesh Kumar September 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    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

    • Reply Sri October 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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

  322. Reply Mahesh Kumar September 2, 2011 at 8:46 am

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

  323. Reply Hemanth September 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      have you tried updating with this version?

  324. Reply Max September 2, 2011 at 7:55 am

    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.

    Thanks

  325. Reply afraa September 2, 2011 at 6:49 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      NO, vpn is not required for it! which firmware you are on?

  326. Reply afraa September 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      yes buddy you can update your phone, really appreciate your trust!

  327. Reply lum jia wei September 2, 2011 at 6:23 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      install KIES and also install the latest version of .net framework in your computer!

  328. Reply Jeremy September 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      YES IT WILL SURELY WORK WITH THE ASIAN PHONES!

      • Reply Andrew September 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

        Hi Neal,
        my galaxy ace not support chinese after update with gingerbread 2.3.4
        before update with version 2.2.1 are still can suppore chinese, chinese input also.
        now have to install chinese input at market, but where can find chinese language pack?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

          there is no separate language pack as of now!

  329. Reply Zubin Thakore September 2, 2011 at 6:06 am

    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?

    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      is your phone working alright?

      • Reply TITUMARINE September 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        I M ALSO HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. AND MY PHONE WORKING ALRIGHT.

        • Emran September 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

          Hey Neal !!!

          I am having the same problem whereas phone is working fine !!! and also i want to know the importance of reseting data and clearing cache in recovery mode .. what if i don’t do this step , would it effect the performance ??

          reply plz

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

          it will not affect your phone!

        • Mukul September 3, 2011 at 3:15 am

          same problm with me. bt phone is working fine. wats this all about? will tht cause any trouble on the later stage?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

          no, it will not create any issues!

      • Reply Zubin Thakore September 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

        Yes the phone seems to work right but I guess we need to do this to delete all the cached and junk files right?

        So how do I do it buddy??

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

          yes you need to delete from the recovery mode!

        • Mukul September 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

          after upgrade, phone wrking fine but phone is not going in recovery mode. its showing RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 Mode). what is this ? plz help neal. is there another way to delete cached and junk files??

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

          remove battery and check with the same!

      • Reply smiley September 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        I have the same problem what do i do know
        and my internet doensot work anymore
        i dont understand it , and what i needed tot do

        • NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 12:03 am

          have you configured the apn settings?

    • Reply jitesh.pujari September 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      try pressing home key and power key simultaneously

      • Reply marcos September 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

        yep this one works!!! thanks for the help!!!

    • Reply Deepak September 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

      Try removing the sim card and then go in to the recovery mode.

    • Reply shabeeb September 14, 2011 at 1:33 am

      Recovery mode can be activated by pressing only Home key + Power button. Worked fine with my model.

    • Reply Sri October 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

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

  330. Reply Pablo September 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 12:58 am

      yes you need to clear the same but its an optional step!

    • Reply aditya October 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      how did u root ur phone

  331. Reply DC September 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    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

  332. Reply vihari September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    is this update official one

  333. Reply zhao September 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

      yes you can apply this update on your Ace with any version!

      • Reply piyush September 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep September 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

          have you tried applying the update once again?

        • aditya October 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

          hey can u help me rooting my phone aftr updating to 2.3.4 gingerbread.ddkq5

        • NeaL Pradeep October 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          WE WILL SOON COME OUT WITH THE ROOTING PROCEDURE IN 24 HRS!

        • shantanu October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

          hey neal my kies is not showin any firmware update though i downloaded the latest version….n my version is 2.2.1

        • NeaL Pradeep October 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

          yes because you are already on the latest update!

        • Gemim January 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

          i have the same problem. after updating my samsung galaxy ace to 2.3.4. i cannot connect the storage device to any pc anymore. it checks itself whenever i uncheck the debugging thingy.

      • Reply plshelpme January 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        i updated my samsung galaxy ace to 2.3.4 and i can no longer use the usb storage device to my computer. is that a bug from the version? or i did something wrong when i updated it?? pls help me. PLEEASSSEE!! oh and by the way, is the 2.3.5 like that too? imean if i upgrade it to 2.3.5 will i encounter the same problem again? coz i really need the usb storage device stuff..

        • Pradeep Neela January 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

          have you updated a n/w lock model?

    • Reply mayank September 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

      hey i am not getting the same screen display as shown and neither the options of factory reset nd wipe cache partition in recovery mode.what shall i do?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

        is your phone working correctly in the normal mode?

        • Rohan Chhabra September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

          I’m having the same problem… and yes my phone is working good in normal mode….!! Do i need to do anything else or is this enough…. Help appreciated…! :)

        • NeaL Pradeep September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

          no rohan, you can enjoy the phone! :)

        • mayank September 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

          yes its working normal with no faults.do i have to reinstall?

      • Reply Sri October 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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

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