How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Galaxy S3 Firmware

Galaxy ACE LogoSamsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone can now be updated with the latest Galaxy SIII looking firmware with the latest Touch Wiz 5 interface launcher and with increased free RAM space. Please note that this is not an official firmware update released by Samsung Electronics and is released by the third party developer Thatgrass from XDA. This custom ROM firmware ropes in the latest ICS Android 4.0 series of user interface which not only comes with better UI but also has some long list of enhanced feature list.

Note: This update should be strictly applied to the devices which have the model number as S 5830 and should not be applied to any other devices as it may even brick the device.

In the process of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware in your device. Also, for applying this firmware, you need to ensure that your Galaxy ACE is rooted and is installed with the Latest Cyanogen mod 9 firmware as this can be only installed if and only if this condition is met.

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.

Highlights of S III ROM for Galaxy ACE:

  • Based on Maclaws CM9
  • Touch wiz 5 Launcher By CoolCatGetHome
  • Galaxy SIII Boot animation Modded
  • Added some extra apps
  • Resizable widgets

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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.

Uninstall or remove all the antivirus suites present in your device so as to facilitate smoother firmware update process. Also, if you are on any of the custom rom firmwares then you need to clear all the cache and wipe the data and disable if there are any lag fixes installed in your device.

If you are trying to apply this from the custom ROM firmware then, select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition” so that this will clear the cache which is there in your device.

So once you have followed all the above instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update in your Galaxy ACE.

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