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.


  • 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.

  1. Reply jas May 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

    how you fix the camera

  2. Reply Kevin April 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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

  3. Reply hari March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

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

  4. Reply kriskunam March 28, 2012 at 12:40 am

    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 ?

  5. Reply kriskunam March 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    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 ?

  6. Reply Amit March 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

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

  7. Reply S Thiruvengadam March 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

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

    • Reply Tom Pedersen March 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

      @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 :)

  8. Reply S Thiruvengadam March 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

    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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      we will come up with th e new firmware very soon

  9. Reply Tom Pedersen March 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    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/

    • Reply S Thiruvengadam April 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      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.

  10. Reply Arun Kashikar March 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Link not working!

  11. Reply Arun Kashikar March 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Please confirm whether camera works in this version?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      camera works

      • Reply S Thiruvengadam April 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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

  12. Reply vyas11dml March 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

    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…..

  13. Reply logan March 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

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

  14. Reply sathish March 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Everything is working fine except CAMERA :(

    • Reply Yogesh Patel March 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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

  15. Reply sathish March 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Everything is working fine expect CAMERA :(

  16. Reply Dipesh March 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Dear Neel/Pradeep

    I need update for Samsung galaxy Ace Plus S7500.

    Pls i need.


    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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

  17. Reply rodrigo March 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

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

  18. Reply Raj March 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Is the camera working?

  19. Reply Tom Pedersen March 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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

  20. Reply Anubhav March 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

  21. Reply Nayan Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Please Chk the download link.. Its not working

  22. Reply demonimp March 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

    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/

    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 :(

  23. Reply atul March 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Link not working man……..

  24. Reply Nikhil Parihar March 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Is the camera working ???

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

  25. Reply pandas March 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    camera not working…

  26. Reply shailpancholi March 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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

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