How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKTM Firmware
It’s been quite a while that Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 users didn’t get an all new upgrade version of Gingerbread 2.3.6. So, in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest firmware version of XWKTM which is officially released for the Spain users by Samsung Electronics. Since this one is a boot loader free update, one can easily update the device with the help of this update manually. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming out with an Official ICS Android 4.0 firmware update for Galaxy ACE.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating Samsung 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.
Note down your current firmware version from “Settings > About Phone” so that you can revert to that particular version at any point of time. Also, the best part is that applying this update won’t root the device in any manner. Just in case if your device is already rooted, then the root access will be revoked and you can reclaim the lost warranty.
Backup all your data like SMS Contacts, Call Log, Images, Music and other core data manually with the help of below mentioned instructions. Don’t use KIES to back up the data. Also, it’s recommended that all the target backup files should be copied to your desktop so that if your phone gets completely formatted, then too you can restore the data easily.
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”
KIES Mode in your device should be enabled from the path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings > Samsung KIES”. Apart from this, you also need to enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”
Uninstall or Disable all the security suites installed in your computer & Phone as these tools interrupt the firmware update process.
So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, it’s now time for you to proceed to the next pager where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.