How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with CM 9 ICS Android 4.0.3 Beta 4 Firmware

Galaxy Ace LogoCyanogen Mod developer team is working hard to bring in the latest Cyanogen Mod 9 release at the earliest and in the process of this, we will check out today on how you can update with the Beta 4 release which is almost near stable version of firmware. This update ropes in the goodness of ICS Android 4.0 firmware. Please note that this is not an official update released by Samsung Electronics and also there is no ETA on by when there will be an update of ICS for Galaxy ACE Officially which looks very impossible at least officially from Samsung.

Over a period of this article, we will check out on what are the things which work, not work and also a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update along with the pre requisites which you need to follow. Please be informed that in the process of applying this update, you need to root the device and rooting voids the warranty. To reclaim the lost warranty, you need to apply the update of DDKQ8 by following the corresponding steps.

Working:

  • boot
  • GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • HW acceleration (full)
  • Sound
  • Headphones
  • GPS
  • All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
  • CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
  • Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB)
  • Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
  • Facebook sync
  • Buttons backlight
  • GMail fully works
  • Browser fully works
  • ICS keyboard
  • Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
  • YouTube
  • Deep sleep
  • Wifi signal indicator

Not Working:
Not any as per the developer

Change Log of Beta 4 ICS CM9:

  • Deep sleep working – happy battery ;-)
  • Wifi indicator fixed
  • Fixed BT issues
  • Bluetooth headsets support
  • BLN support for all devices
  • Updated kernel [Macław]
  • Reduced flicker, but still exists
  • smooth
  • Added working GalaxyICS app – you can update your CM9 directly from your device
  • Of course updated CM9 sources

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, the KIES won’t recognize the device as it’s a custom ROM firmware.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where detailed instructions on how to update with the Cyanogen Mod 9 Beta 4 release is summed up.

  • jas

    how you fix the camera

  • Kevin

    Why dose all the CM roms don’t have data except for wifi

  • hari

    working fine…after change wlan.apk using root explorer..

  • kriskunam

    Stuck at blue screen.. restarted… reinstalled battery… same happened.
    tried to install from same package… error occured…
    what should i do ?
    Why is that it won’t work for some ?

  • kriskunam

    stuck on blue screen…
    tried reboot same happened
    tried reupdate same package… error occured
    what should i do ?
    Why is that it won’t work for some ?

  • Amit

    camera not working,,,,,,,,,,, :(

  • S Thiruvengadam

    @Tom Pedersen, Through ODIN load the firmware DDKQ8. Your phone will work. Forget the ICS

    • Tom Pedersen

      @S Thiruvengadam, Thank you for your help, with the help of your advice so I was able to start my mobile igjen.Har taught me to steer away from some of the updates, so thank you :)

  • S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Sir

    I downloaded the ICS 4. Rooted the phone. I loaded the ICS. It loaded but when I reboot it shows ‘ANDROID’ and remains there even for more than an hour. Why so? Can you spell out the problem. I tried ICS5 and also Myth. But nothing works. Please help me.

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

      we will come up with th e new firmware very soon

  • Tom Pedersen

    Hi!
    I have the same problem like demonimp,but i cant use my phone anymore:(
    I can’t install update a second time or reebooting my phone… and i’m getting this message:
    E:error in /tmp/sideloader/package.zip.

    • S Thiruvengadam

      Please be so unhappy. Load any firmware through ODIN. Search the same Blog for the desired firmware. It will work. If you still want the ICS update your phone with Clock Work Mode Recovery. It will work. First restore your phone then try everything. Another Suggestion: Please buy a Micro SDCARD of 2 GB and try through it. It is only a suggestion. It is upto you and Android Advices. All the Best.

  • Arun Kashikar

    Link not working!

  • Arun Kashikar

    Please confirm whether camera works in this version?

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

      camera works

      • S Thiruvengadam

        When everybody say the camera is not working how you differ. please show the way and we will be happy

  • vyas11dml

    hello,
    i was install this firmware but my phone doesn’t work. only white screen is displaying how could i recover my phone????? plz help me i m in trouble…..

  • logan

    hey cam s not working..wat to do..nd galary s also not working..:(:(

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

      yes there are issues as its a beta version!

  • sathish

    Everything is working fine except CAMERA :(

    • Yogesh Patel

      This is very bad. Re flash with the same firmware.

  • sathish

    Everything is working fine expect CAMERA :(

  • Dipesh

    Dear Neel/Pradeep

    I need update for Samsung galaxy Ace Plus S7500.

    Pls i need.

    Thanks

    • Neela Pradeep

      Please be informed that we never delete anyone’s comment!

  • rodrigo

    wont reboot.. stuck in a black o sometimes blue screen…. what should i do??

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

      re insert the battery!

  • Raj

    Is the camera working?

  • Tom Pedersen

    Hi!
    I tried this updates today,but i have facing problems after the rebooting…getting a black screen with only one ting typing…android.

  • Anubhav

    hey… plzz ..give stable version for galaxy fit… we r waiting ..

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

      we are in the process and it will be coming up very shortly!

  • Nayan Kumar

    Please Chk the download link.. Its not working

  • demonimp

    hi guys let me first congratulate about a fantastic site

    i have one small issue with this rom i get an error and that is

    E:error in /tmp/sideloader/package.zip

    now i get this error when ever i try to update with a custom rom and before you ask device is rooted on Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware ah well looks like im gonna have to stick with a stock rom lol :(

  • atul

    Link not working man……..

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

      we have just changed the links!

  • Nikhil Parihar

    Is the camera working ???

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

      yes it works and also soon there will be beta 5 release!

  • pandas

    camera not working…

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

      camera is working!

  • shailpancholi

    still cam is not working yu can aslo check miui version of this…