How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKTM Firmware

Galaxy ACE LogoIt’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.


  1. ( Hi pradeep. I need a help from your side for upgrading my ACE S5830, I am not able to download Odins ( for this. it says some errors. I am from kuwait. can u please help me?

    • Please reply for the above question. When i try to click on the odin link I am getting followed message “This file has been deleted because of property rights or been removed by the person who lifting”

  2. Hi Pradeep,

    For the past half an hour itself am getting the smasung logo when i installed the 2.3.6 through odin.
    help me pls

  3. Is there an english version

  4. I want to update my phone galaxy ace S5830

  5. Downloaded and upgraded. But facing the error “The startup wizard(process stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.”

    No matter how many times I restart or do anything, I am not getting the desktop of my Galaxy Ace. Just a dark screen as desktop. Can’t even enter Settings to check whether the upgrade has been successful or not.

    Wanna go back to 2.3.4 :) Any help would be appreciated.

  6. How can you just do this update threw your phone not the computer

  7. thanks a lot my wifi was not working, so again update it thank once again i was going to samsung gallery to repair the same

  8. My phone was running 2.2.1 Froyo. I tried to upgrade it to 2.3.6 using process mentioned here.

    The Odin completed successfully and restarted the phone. But the phone was running spanish language. I was getting an alert after every 3-4 seconds. But i could not read it as it was spanish. I restarted the phone and it went in boot loop. The phone keeps rebooting every 2 seconds.

    I can’t get into recovery mode but I can get to download mode.

    I have tried flashing many ROMs from but none of them is working. It stays in boot loop

  9. Bro i did everything as explained. but after rebooting it gives an error message saying “The application setup Wizard (process has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.” And when i try to re perform the process odin stops giving the message “cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5″

    Please help..

  10. bro i was able to successfully update my phone but since updation its vibration is not working.. So kindly tell me wat to do???

  11. i was using 2.2.1 froyo and then i update it to 2.3.6 DDkQ8…its not official so i update into 2.3.6 xwktm..after finishing all d above steps which gives a error like “the application setup wizard has stopped unexpectly”…pls help?sry fr bad englis

  12. hi. may phone got a problem, i got this error.
    the application setup wizard (process has stopped unexpectedly
    what should i do? please help i cant use my phone prperly. :(

  13. what r the new features in this update…and will DDKQ8 rooting package can be applied to root the device…?

  14. after using an update from before from this site (galaxy ace official gingerbread update 2.3.4) I can’t connect to my pc anymore. it says it is an unkown device and can’t connect. i have tried rebooting it, reseting it and deleting the cache but nothing works.
    suggestions please?

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    cannot open the usb serial port 32

    i had kies installed for latest phone drivers and i tried it after uninstalling kies but still the same problem.plz help me

    downladed the ops,odin n md5 file from above link

  16. My phone has been running slow ever since I updated the firmware to 4.0 ICS. Will this successfully downgrade my firmware from ice cream sandwich?

  17. hi i updated my ace with this and all was fine for 24hrs looking good then wifi started to drop out then play store went then facebook then twitter then whats app all vanished so gone back to ddkq8 no probs with that any ideas what happened???

  18. The Update Works flawless…
    But there are no root packages found to root the device after this update..
    The earlier ones dont work..
    Can you post a .zip flashable package(when available) to root the device that is running on this firmware ?

  19. I successfully applied the update but how to root now ?

  20. is it working fir INDIAN models

  21. I am Virgin Mobile Canada Network. I successfully did the upgrade, but when I try to use the phone, I get a message “mobile network not available”. The signal shows all bars and I was also able to register to the VIRGIN network. Did I miss anything?

  22. You talk in page 1 about Spanish would prefer english and being able to use it in Australia and New Zealand

  23. I am looking for the Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKTM Firmware update to INFOTM701R – Penta Tpad 701R. Moretan 12 lac pieces are in the hands of Indian college students.

  24. Thanks a lot