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.

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