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

S3 ACE S3 ACE 2 S3 ACE 3 A3 ACE 4

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.

  • Rajat

    I installed the update with Clockwork Mod and it said installation sucessfull , but when irebooted, nothing changed! I didn’t had a custom installed.

  • siddarth

    if there are solutions to these problems…
    please let me know about the same

  • siddarth

    i applied the update….
    following are the serious bugs/issues:
    no camera icon i.e camera isn’t available.
    sound/audio isn’t workin….
    most importantly microphone isn’t workin…
    i.e during calls u can hear the other person but he cant hear u…

  • sathya

    This article is with lot of flaws. THE AUTHOR NEVER TRIED THIS ON HIS PHONE LOOKS LIKE. hE IS ASKING US TO DOWNLOAD THE Ace SIII V2 to internal memory and later on he is asking to update it from SD Card. Only god knows how to do this . Fail to understand only for PRADEEP NEELA HOW IT WORKS. BULLSHIT ARTICLE.

  • TiaMarie

    How do I get my muic to play continuosly after each song??

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can apply the update

  • AndroidFreak

    why does it says installation ABORTED at last?! pls help!

  • rash

    Is camera n every thing working ?

  • Adriancrs_19

    i cant see  install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card :(

    • Nikolai12

      dude u need to install clockwork mod recovery

  • Benitez_sonny

    can’t update always fail argument please help me!!!!

  • Amru

    Camera not working as mentioned in others comments, event sound also.. Please can you tell me what is the solution ASAP??

    • Kay

       same goes 2 me..both are not working

  • Amru

    Camera not working as mentioned in others comments, event sound also.. Please can you tell me what is the solution ASAP??

  • Appy

    cannot download facebook application..its says not compitable..?erks?!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      its compatible with ace

  • ritesh

    are camera and sound issues solved

  • priyen

    camara nd sound not working
    hw to solve this problem

  • InhoKim

    ok… i was told camera works then everybody post it doesn’t.. also i see some speakers issue.
    So they work or not? and if not.. is there a solution?

  • dddh

    will not upgrade and all i get is a silver screen when opened , no software installed on the phone. How to fix and get the software working??????

    • Pradeep Neela

      re deploy the update, it will be fixed

    • Vikram

      how did ur sound and camera work in this firmware

  • Manta2012

    Kindly please test first the said firm before releasing.. tsk.tsk.tsk.tsk
    I love it but upon checking feed back it disappoints me.

    • Pradeep Neela

      this works perfectly as per the user’s request

  • dadan bahrul hayat….

    Its awesome guys… first time installing this firmware, Theres no sound, gyro error, camera as usually not working on ics for the ace…
    But now, i already solved the problem, sound appear, gyro sensor work perfectly n the camera working but still without preview, but thats not a big deal for me…. its awesome to have galaxy sIII on our ace…

    • pranay

      can u plz help me how u solved ur problems

      • Pradeep Neela

        what is the issue you are facing?

    • riteh

      how did u solve sound and camera problem …………please reply as early as possible

      • Pradeep Neela


        • jenzien

          one thing… you say camera is working fine when everybody shouts that it doesnt work?

  • Vinay

    install successful but no sound, camera does not work, auto rotation does not work, hope these bugs r fixed soon

  • Harry

    Hey Neal S3 rom is not working bro ……….
    Issues are of camera ,speaker,headphone,aoturotation,lagging

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes its still in the beta stages

  • Pradeep Neela

    a works fine

  • amir

    hi.i just download and flash the firmware.but my phone got silent all time.there are not sound at all such as music/ringtone/ all been mute and when i received a call there are mute button switch onn automaticly and cant get rid of it? i’m really love all other features kind of new on my phone,but disappointed about the sound.

  • Hrfun4u

    can this be applied on the Ginger bread please assist.

  • Rash732

    speaker not workingggggggg..

  • Muhammad Agung Santoso

    my screen just going blue after I reboot the system. Can I get any help?

    • Pradeep Neela

      please follow the instructions strictly as you need to upgrade from cyanogen mod

  • Samkarshan

    Speaker not working.Not even Sound

  • Rash

    As u say in post i do same but after complete intallation its freezed on start up than u intall xrecovery mode than install this then its works but no voice speaker not working plz fix this problom n help me out …

  • nalin

    camera not working,no sound

  • Nihar Chaudhari

    Does camera work?

  • Nihar Chaudhari26

    does camera work

  • Nihar Chaudhari26

    does camera work

  • Jayanth Jagadeesh

    Not a good update. Followed all the procedures. Installation was successful however, the following problems persist.

    1. Auto rotation – Is flawed; doesn’t work. You’ll need to disable the auto-rotation and hold the phone in vertical position always
    2. Call – The device is in perpetual MUTE mode. If you call someone, he/she can never hear you.
    3. Headphone don’t work !!

    I hope ANDROID ADVICES had at least once tried it once before posting it here.
    I am reverting back to CM 7.2.. Immediately !

  • Diao

    working firmware but the sound doesn’t work

  • Syam

    My camera is not working it saying cant connect.
    i have attached the screenshot. kindly advice.

  • Syam Sundar PS

    I have installed the firmware in my galaxy ace. But i am not able to open the Camera. It is saying the can’t connect to camera. What to do?
    I have included the screenshot. I think some driver is missing in the same

  • ilovemyandroid

    Is there a problem with camera ?

  • Ashish Loya

    It is showing, “Error in /tmp/sideload/”… may i know what went wrong… and i lost my previous firmware.. for time being please let me know how to get my previously installed firmware…

    • S Thiruvengadam

      If you had rooted your phone you should have made backup of the privious one. goto ram mager page and restore your privious version. If not download stock firmware through odin. Search Android advices for the same. Good luck.

  • Ashishloya7

    its not working… my phone is showing installation aborted!!! please help me to regain back my previous firmware….

  • Ashutoshwill

    not working 

  • Rash732

    speaker not working cant play music mate 

  • Debjyotic

    Once again crap firmware!!Camera,FM all these are missing and won’t work if you install it externally even.This is the same old Cynogenmod 9 ROM for which camera issue couldn’t resolved yet.Eevrytime witha new introduction same old crap firmwares are getting announced which is bringing down the reputation and faith on this site-take precautions

    Friends,do not forget to take complete nandroid backup  before you start importing the so called S-III firmware !! 

  • S Thiruvengadam

    The camera and speakers do not work

  • Waman Ganesh Prabhu

    Thanks for the very useful update info

  • Jay

    My android version is 2.3.6. Can i update it to S3 firmware version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update

  • Sayan Chattaraj

    Does camera work in this firmware?…What are the known issues…Please enlighten us…

  • Sureshpune9

    link not opening

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can open the site!

  • Fredfrancois

    after update i don t have soung i can t ear ringtone.can you help me

    • Pradeep Neela

      with the help of ogg file you can play

  • Pavanpulapalli

    No audio is working

  • Pavanpulapalli

    No camera ICON at all

  • Abubakr Khalid

    does it work perfectly without any issues?

    • Pradeep Neela

      it works perfectly

  • Abubakr Khalid

    does it work perfectly without any issues ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it works perfectly

    • Pankaj Viramgami

      Dear Pradip, at least u have tried the update or not…….
      so many issues as per posted by Jayanth Jagadeesh are there..

  • InhoKim

    Does camera work??

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes the camera works

      • S Thiruvengadam

        Can you please explain how to make sound and camera work in S5830. I will be much gratefull. Thanks in advance

      • S Thiruvengadam

        Why my comments are termed abusive?

        • Amit Bhawani

          One reason this happens is when others Vote Down your comments.