How to Update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Gingerbread XWKPY 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy Ace LogoSamsung Galaxy ACE S5830 users can now rejoice as an all new firmware has hit the servers of Samsung and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how one can install the same. Please note that this is the Stock firmware and not the custom ROM firmware. As of now there is no exact time frame on by when this update will be made available via OTA or via KIES but as in when it arrives, we will surely update with the same. This stock firmware update comes as a huge respite for all those who wanted a stable update unlike some of the buggy custom ROM firmwares where some of the essential things like Camera doesn’t work.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: Applying this update will not ROOT or void the device. Just in case if you are on the rooted firmware, then after applying this update the device will get un rooted.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on the list of essential pre requisites along with the detailed guide on how to update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware.

Pre Update Instructions:

  • In the process of firmware update process, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. So to safeguard the data you need to back up the same with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync 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 charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Up next you need to disable all the Security suites in your computer and uninstall all the antivirus apps in your phone. Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed instructions on how to apply this update.

  • hassan

    wen i connet fone it show yellow box nd afta all dat procedure wen i click on start button my fone get restart and it dnt get update plzzz helppp

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  • Poirson

    J”ai eut un petit soucis avec mon samsung Galaxy Ace, j’ai installé CWM et Tweaks et je dois absolument les supprimer de mon téléphone car je dois renvoyer mon téléphone chez Samsung Merci de répondre le plus rapidement possible c’est assez Urgent ..

  • goddessSyndrome

    is this update already 2.3.6? they say thats its only 2.3.3 any news?
    thanks guys ^^

  • Egorlinus

    Why no reply to any of the comments? Have stopped responding?

    • Pradeep Neela

      we are in the process of applying this update

  • pankaj sharma

    in download mode also
    its shows plz conect a phone ………?

  • Shobith

    LOL…its only 2.3.3!

  • Amru

    This is not 2.3.6 its 2.3.3….

  • Anilraj

    Dear Friends…is there any option to read the Memo file in the PC or any Office related Software. thanks in Advance .

  • Ovidiu Leonte

    So… My ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow! I tried Installing the USB Drivers in my computer & Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network” (assumed on phone), but I couldn’t find: “USB Settings” in otrder to ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer. So, when I click STAR on ODIN, the message :Please connect phones !!” appears. HEEELP!!!!

  • santosh

    this is not a 2.3.6 its 2.3.3
    atlist check it first…..

  • Dinyar Rustomji

    I had upgraded my Ace S5830 with the previous upgrade Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 hence it seems I was unable to upgrade my ACE to the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKPY. Is there any way I can upgrade my Ace to the current firmware. The first ODIN window turned RED and displayed Fail. My Ace would not work, so I had to upgrade it back to my previous version in Russian and then back in English. Is there something I did wrong or thats the way it is ??? Thanks for ur HELP

    Dinyar Rustomji

  • game

    Kyun logo ko chutiya bana rahe ho aeeee..

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  • E&Bsta

    any one try it….?is it Better than than the Gingerbread 2.3.6 ddkq8 …

  • lalo

    Is there a error it installs the 2.3.3 version not 2.3.6!!!

  • Ivan

    I find this website very useful but you guys should check what you post before posting it, this is a downgrade to 2.3.3 not 2.3.6, keep doing the good work, but please, research before upload an article or a firmware.

  • santosh

    Yes this is the same problem I also facing.
    this firmware is not 2.3.6 but it’s 2.3.3

  • devesh

    I again switched to 2.3.6…..BUT the older (the 2.3.3) is faster…what is this all about!!???why is 2.3.6 slower..????!!!!…i was using cyanogen7.2 before this..much faster!!!

  • Darius

    2.3.3 shows,but Gingerbread XWKPY strange

  • mrburn

    after update..go to About phone bt Android version is 2.3.3 not 2.3.6 :(

  • Marky

    How can i do this on my own? could you please provide me the process…. I will be using my laptop..thanks

  • awais

    Do i require to root my galaxy ace first or not inorder to intall this firmware? :-)

  • Nikk

    Is this upgrade beeter than 2.3.6 ddkq8 plz reply

  • Panda

    pls fix the camera in android version 4.0.3
    That version is the coooool-est version ever ^___^

  • Egor

    it is 2.3.3 dated 24-Sep-2011.

    • tammy

      which one is dated 24 sept 2011? ddkq8 2.3.6 or xwkpy 2.3.6. like the others asked, what are the differences?

    • Anilraj

      the smae it is showing to i restored the 2.3.6 S5830DDKQ8_S5830ODDKQ7_S5830DDKQ8

  • Ivan

    Any improvement in this software? I’m using Gingerbread 2.3.6 ddkq8 and it’s pretty good, please let me know what are the advantages of upgrading to this (if there is any) thank you

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes there are some improvements

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes there are marginal changes and bugs are fixed

  • Prabhu

    What is new in this update? as per sammobile it is available from septemper 2011

  • Lulu

    My ace has DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware,what is the difference between this one and the above stated one,can i apply this update,thanks

  • devesh

    Lockscreen is like the older versions, it reads 2.3.3!!!!! But the bouncy overscroll feels good..overall feels faster smoother for now.

  • R.P.M.Lakmal

    Cooooooooooooooooooool :)

  • Inho

    is this firmware update for a country in specific like the other 2.3.6 DDKQ8 update that is for India?? or is it global?

  • Inho

    this firmware… is it for a country in specific like the other 2.3.6 DDKQ8 that is for India?? or is it global?