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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.


  1. 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..

  2. Dear Pradeep Neela, Please suggest how to overcome this issue. I also face same problem when flashing other rom.

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

    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

  3. how?

  4. hello,

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

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

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

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

  8. 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???

  9. 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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

  12. will camera work like before ??

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. Hi Pradeep,
    After selecting apply update from sd card..below error message is what I’m getting.

    –install /sdcard …
    finding update package …
    opening update package …
    E: Can’t open/tmp/slideload/package.zip (bad)
    installation aborted.

    please help.

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Friends call him Droid Geek because he tries out different ROM’s everyday and helps droid users experience better features on their devices. Add +Neal Pradeep on Google Plus for more Updates.
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