How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Droid ACE v2.1 Firmware

ACESamsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone can now be installed with the latest version of Cyanogen mod 7.2 custom ROM firmware which is further optimized for best performance and best user interface. Please be informed that this is not an Official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics and unfortunately there won’t be any other higher Official firmware updates like ICS 4.0 or Jellybean 4.1 firmware updates.  All thanks to the users who have come across this custom ROM firmware and reported to us, also we are thankful to the XDA recognized developer masterex567 who has come across this firmware. The name of the firmware is Droid ACE and ropes in the latest Cyanogen Mod 7.2 firmware.

Update (16/10/2012): There is an all new release which has now been rolled out by DROID ACE Team of which we have mentioned the change log below. This new version is dubbed as v2.1.

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Updated Features (16/10/2012):

Features of Cyanogen mod 7.2 custom ROM firmware:

  • Added Fire Kernel OC
  • Added Adrenaline Engine
  • Added Adrenaline Boost
  • GPS Sensors Patch
  • Faster GPS Lock
  • Added Bravia Engine (No proof, that it really works)
  • SD Card Read Speed set at 4096 kbps
  • Increased Internet Speed by modding system \etc
  • Tweaked build.prop for :A lot of free RAM
    • Performance Tweaks
    • Dialing Tweaks
    • Graphic Tweaks
    • Battery Tweaks
    • 3G Tweaks
    • Wi fi Tweaks
    • Scrolling Tweaks
  • OC up to 960 mhz, but 921 mhz Stable.
  • Over 80 MB Free in internal storage

In the process of this article we have also mentioned below the screen captures on how this firmware looks like. In the coming few days, there will be newer versiosn of this firmware which too will be reviewed on Android Advices. Please note that this works only on the rooted devices. To check on whether your Galaxy ACE is rooted or not, you need to check the same from the app called “Root Checker” which can be downloaded from Google PLAY Store. If your device is not rooted then you can update your ACE with DDKQ8 and then root the same by using the below mentioned steps,

Steps to Root Galaxy ACE S 5830 on DDKQ8 Firmware

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this update process in your Galaxy ACE S5830. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

Data in your Galaxy ACE will be wiped off completely, so it’s better to back up the data with the help of below steps so that if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below steps.

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 of 60% battery should be there in your phone so as to make sure that it doesn’t turn Off in the middle of rooting update. Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

So once you have followed all the above mentioned steps you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

  • Sudhansu

    Friends, This method of flashing your device or installing any custom OS never worked. Don’t try with your device. I tried many times not only with this version but with such number of mod. versions by installing from SD card in recovery mode but every time my device got bricked. The device is not booting and ends up with a screen written ANDROID on it or a blank screen & there after no response. Again I had to flash my device with official firmware using ODIN flashing tool..

  • Balaram

    Dear Pradeep Neela, Please suggest how to overcome this issue. I also face same problem when flashing other rom.
    ONLY ANDROID IS APPEARING ON THE SCREEN AFTER UPDATING…. The log as follows:

    AROMA INSTALLER version 2.00
    (c) 2012 by amarullz xda-developers

    ROM Name : AROMA INSTALLER
    ROM Version : 2.00
    ROM Author :
    Device : Not Defined
    Start at : Wed Oct 17 05:55:33 2012

    script aborted: assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “cooper” || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “cooper” || getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “cooper” ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-S5830″ || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-S5830″ || getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “GT-S5830″
    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “cooper” || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “cooper” || getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “cooper” ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-S5830″ || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-S5830″ || getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “GT-S5830″

    Installer Error (Status 7)

    End at : Wed Oct 17 05:55:34 2012

  • muhAmmad apick

    how?

  • Ashish

    hello,

    this is stuck at andriod screen .. please help and let me know the solution for the same…

  • arwan

    sir,i am currently on 2.3.4 and want to update .did i require an additional software other than the above mentioned file

  • alem

    I already wipe data as I red it..still stuck on ANDRIOD screen..HELP please?

  • gurjot

    phone not getting started
    just samsung logo coming and its rebboting after that
    plz help what to do

    • gurjot

      also resetting isnt helping either

  • E&B

    when i do the reboot process the phone shows a word (android) and i wait for an hour but the phone didn’t start is there any thing i can do???

  • Bhaskar

    Hi Pradeep,
    This rom is too good, I have been using from past 1 week. I see no lags in camera, bluetooth or wifi everything works seamlessly. But, there is one issue with headset. On incoming calls while on headset i cannot hear other person. Is there anything that i need to do to fix this..
    pls help.
    Thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, not as of now. we will come up with the newer version

    • Sudhansu

      Dear Bhaskar,
      Will you plz guide me as I ended up bricking my device with a screen written android on it and it comes nothing there after.. Again I had to flash my device using ODIN flashing tool with the official firmware. At present I have Android version 2.3.6 and Base band version S5830DDKQ8.

  • jorge33495

    I’m currently at 2.3.5. Can i update with this version?

  • raul

    will camera work like before ?? is flash ok ??
    reply asap

  • raul

    will camera work like before ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      YES CAMERA WORKS

  • vinay

    Tried several times but after applying update from sd card and rebooting my galaxy ace (rooted) could not power up, always a black screen with android written in center flashed. please help…………….

    thanks in advance.

  • Pradeep Neela

    you can apply this update manually after applying the update.

  • chandru

    how to place zip file in internal memory?
    also how to root the galaxy ace?

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can root the device on the DDKQ8 update

    • Pradeep Neela

      connect the phone to pc with usb cable and transfer the same.

  • karthik

    Its working for me.. I have successfully updated from myth to this rom. :) will post here if i face any problem.

    • karthik

      Pradeep.. Pls help. Bluetooth is not working.. im again gng to upgrade to same myth.. pls give solution for bluetooth issue.

    • Bhaskar

      is your headset working while on incoming/ outgoing calls?

  • karthik

    Im currently using 4.0.1 , The myth, (Baseband: DDKQ8) in my GT S5830 mobile.

    Can any one tel me, is this useful to upgrade this firmeware?? Can i directly upgrade from myth..??

    Thanks,
    Karthik S

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update, install the recovery from the ROM Manager app from Google PLAY Store

  • Karthik

    Hi Pradeep Neela,

    i am currently having 4.0.1 – the myth (baseband DDKQ8) is it possible for me to upgrade this rom?? which is the best rom .. how to upgrade it.. please advice.

    Thanks,
    Karthik S

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can apply with this update as of now

      • Sudhansu

        Dear Pradeep,
        Will you plz guide me as I ended up bricking my device with a screen written android on it and it comes nothing there after. At present I have Android version 2.3.6 and Base band version S5830DDKQ8. I tried many times not only with this version but with such number of mod. versions by installing from SD card in recovery mode but every time my device got bricked. The device is not booting and ends up with a screen written ANDROID on it or a blank screen & there after no response. Again I had to flash my device with official firmware using ODIN flashing tool..

  • Abhishek Vohera

    Hey,,..When I Download this rar file..and boot from recover menu …it is nt showing in the list…?
    plz reply

    • Pradeep Neela

      where you have placed the zip file in your device?

  • http://twitter.com/udi_uday777 Uday Jadhav

    i failed to do so……but now i want to install official update of 2.3.6…
    but in recovery mode it is showing cant mount /dataRebooting….
    wht should i do now???????
    plzzz rly soon

  • Pankaj Chandola

    I have a serious issues with Ace its completely looking dead when i use clock work recovery software…what i did i dont know ….but the result is my phone get dead …anyone has idea what happened with my phone …..Suggestions are welcome

  • Lakshmipathi

    Pls let me know where the v2 of this ROM saved? and also am unable install with .rar let me know the procedure to install will rar file

  • preyansh98

    for fixing all the bugs, go download v2 of this rom.
    it has all bugs fixed.

    • karthik

      Hi Bro.. Please share the link with us.. it would be really helpful for all. most them here not able to find this rom. :) please help us. :)

  • puyol

    if you guys have any bugs at all. it’s all fixed.
    just go to thread and download v2. It’s amazing

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can visit the developer page for the same

      • karthik

        Pradeep, Please share the link.. it’s dificult to find thelink here..

  • valor

    Thanks guys, I got it running, but when I’m trying to open CyanogenMod settings an error popup that process com.android.settings was closed. Any ideas why is that? Also the flashlight doesn’t work – same process unexpected closed

  • CAllum

    Can you install zip from sd card with ClockWork mod recovery?

  • preyansh98

    Did you wipe data and cache properly.
    don’t flash from ics first flash stock from odin then flash this rom, it’s not a wip

  • Vishal parmar

    Its getting stuck on android…..nothing goes further what should i do…??? Plzzzz help…:-(:-(:-(

    • http://twitter.com/udi_uday777 Uday Jadhav

      i have same problem yaar….if u get some solution plzzz rly me on ujuday@gmail.com plzzzzzz

  • http://www.facebook.com/sameer.puranik.54 Sameer Puranik

    ONLY ANDROID IS APPEARING ON THE SCREEN AFTER UPDATING…. HOW TO PROCEED FURTHER….. wipe data / factor reset DONE… ANYTHING STILL TO BE DONE

  • jenzien

    how supposed to install this? it is a rar file and not zip. it doesnt show up when i try to install it

    • marcus

      extract the rar file and put all 3 on sd

    • http://twitter.com/udi_uday777 Uday Jadhav

      first u have to extract files using winrar or some other tools n then select that particular file

  • preyansh98

    Cyanogen Mod settings works, all you need to do is flash the cyanogen mod settings fix from the second post in op. and for dsp just disable it in applications.

    • karthik

      where i can get cyanogen mod settings fix ?

  • nick

    having ptoblem eith dps manager and cm mode setting both not working after i install please fix the problem

    • marcus

      i agree.. this is a good rom all it have to do is to fix cyanogen settings

  • marcus

    cannot make cyanogen settings worked but everything works fine except for cyanogen settings

    • Ahmed

      Does Camera Work ?

      • marcus

        yes camera is working except for some add ins like flashlight etc

    • nickk

      same problem here also with dps manager

  • damagedphone

    I tried this.. but my phone was just damaged.. it gets while opening sometimes and sometimes it just keeps on restarting.. it never opens.. what should i do?? how do i revert back to the old version??

    • Ahmed

      I am not from the site .. but it happened with me .. hust enter CWM and choos wipe data / factor reset .. it will work

  • Ahmed

    Does Camera Work ??

  • Puyol

    Great! This ROM is really nice. Any more screenshots, and link to original thread???

  • http://www.facebook.com/stalin.sk2 ‘Stalin Mickel’

    Will it support on ace 5830i?

  • rash

    Does camera works ?

  • rash

    camera working ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gollu.singla Gollu Singla

    nice

  • Tom

    Would this work on the S5830D? Thanks in advance

    • Deepak

      No, it’ll not work with any model other than S5830…!