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.

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