How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKPH Firmware

Galaxy Ace LogoIf you have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and if you are still wondering on why still there is no word on Gingerbread 2.3.4 version, then you will be rejoiced to know that your wait for the same is now over as we will see in the due course of this article on how you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Ace with the 2.3.4 version. This update comes as a respite as when we last covered on the updates for the Galaxy Ace with the versions as Gingerbread 2.3.3, most of the users either requested for the article on how to get back to the stock version of Froyo or an article for updating with the better version of the Gingerbread. Though as of now we didn’t felt the requirement to get back to the older version as with the arrival of Gingerbread 2.3.4 for the Galaxy Ace most of the bugs have been solved.

Right from the refreshing all new user interface to an all new set of optimizations, you will surely love the overall intuitive experience which will be reflected after updating your phone with the latest Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 version.

Please note that updating with this firmware won’t mean that your warranty will be void as updating the device will just update the device and doesn’t root the phone. For all those who don’t know what rooting is then we would like to tell you that rooting voids the warranty and updating the firmware won’t. So, it’s a safe thing to update your phone to the Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 version if and only if you follow each and every single instruction carefully which will ensure that you are on a right track to update your phone. So, let’s proceed to the pre upgrade instructions followed by the list of quick enhancements which have been made followed by the instructions to update your phone with the XXKPH 2.3.4 firmware version of Gingerbread on Galaxy Ace.

Also, as a proud reader of Android Advices we would like to say you all guys out there that this update will be the last update for the Galaxy Ace that is in terms of the 2.3.4 as many might be hoping for the Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Galaxy Ace as the 2.3.5 Android Gingerbread version is for all the devices which are powered by the NFC (Near Field Chip). Though there will be plenty and ample amount of update for Galaxy Ace in the 2.3.4 Gingerbread series as depending upon the user’s requests as well as feedbacks, the version of 2.3.4 will be optimized to the best possible way. Please note that you should only proceed for the updation process if and only if your device is S 5830 Galaxy Ace unlocked version or else your phone will be locked and also might get bricked. Also, we hold no responsibility if something happens for your device if you don’t follow the instructions which are mentioned below.

  • S.S.

    M.I galaxy ace dont have front camera u cant call with video :)

  • M.I

    My Galaxy Ace Audio skype is working but video calling not working. Please guide me how to start video calling

  • Jonas

    Nevermind my comment, worked like a charm.

  • Jonas

    I’m having problems with connection my phone to work with Odin, it doesn’t detect it. I have it connected but the COM port mapping stays empty, my phone is turned on and not yet in download mode, does it have to? Sorry for the inconvience, I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting something stupid.

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to check with the drivers!

  • hasan

    i cant go in downloading mode..!! help

  • randy

    U r just awsome …… thank u very much!!!!!

  • MALCOLM

    Hey Neal,
    Thanks for the amazing job ur doing
    Im looking out for a stable update for the ace
    the links for GalaxyAce_S5830_­DDKQ5 are not functional.
    wating for a prompt reply in kind anticipation!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      you can apply with DDKQ8 Firmware!

  • Bill Clinton xD

    I have a samsung galaxy ace that was running soooo awesomely until i did a software update xP now it runs 2.3.6 which I’m not liking as it drains my battery, has some tethering issues and a few other UI options i dont like.. How can i revert it back to my android 2.3.4 which i originally had since the day i bought the phone? I really loved it just the way it was … Perfect phone.. Please tell me there’s a way to revert it back to 2.3.4! Please please please reply!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      you can update with DDKQ8 Firmware!

  • Pradeep Kumar Aitha

    Actually I flashed this firmware to come from CyanogenMod to stock. Everything is working fine. But the csc is not set to my region. And so the kies is saying that this phone cannot be updated. I am from India. Where can I get the correct csc file?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      yes indian firmwares start with the DD!

  • Balaji M K

    Hi,

    Thanks. I just upgraded. Not sure if there will be any problem. For now, Thanks. I will come back if there are any issues.

    Cheers,

  • Manish sharma

    close kies agent from task manager processes to resolve closed port messages ……..

  • Manish sharma

    Good evening all!
    First of all thanks to Neela 4 such a nice blog and prompt reply to queries.
    4 kaushik, Android and Vijyendran..any1 who had problem of closed port?
    close Kies agent and tdhelper processes from task manager and then start flashing It will definitely resolve your errors.

  • Rohit

    hey where is the link to the file!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      There are two files in this, Odin and the rooting file in the procedures section

  • haitham

    I can not download the XXKPH Gingerbread 2.3.4 Zip Package
    Please help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we will try to fix the same as soon as possible!

  • http://androidadvices.com santosh

    hi Neal ;
    i have 2 questions for you
    first question is i am planning to purchase a mobile i.e, Samsung galaxy ace, is their any software difference of that mobile which i’ll purchase it from saudhi Arabia and i am going to use it in India ….. will the phone support the network in India … and the phone language will be in English Na
    and second question is do i get warranty for that mobile in India …. or the warranty is only applicable for that country only ….
    so i need your suggestion to buy … can i buy it from Saudhi Arabia or is it better to buy it in india

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes there will be a change in update as it will be in arabic!

  • Chanchal

    Hi Neal,

    Need your help !!!!

    I was using Samsung Galaxy Fit form last 8 months but incidently i dopped it in water for a second or two,from that day my touch screen is not responding at all.

    As of now i am not able to unlock the sceen itself.

    Please help !!!!!!!

    Thanks,
    Chanchal

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to go to service centre as its a hardware fault!

  • Ram

    Hey, Thanks for the detailed article which helped much to upgrade my Galaxy Ace GT S5830 successfully.

  • Naim

    haha..thanks..i finished upgrade the version..
    so far so good..

  • shrawan

    when i try to update it always give message it cant open port serial 2

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      usb ports are not opened, check with the same!

  • mario

    when I press start
    comes (please connect handy) even though I have connected my mobile
    please help !!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which phone you are updating?

  • Anubhav

    plzz help….
    atleast reply!!!!!!!

  • Ankur

    I rooted using the method you had suggested.. It shows

    The application Setup Wizard (process com.sec.android.ugl) has stopped unexpectedly.

    Force Close.

    Please hep

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      HAVE YOU CLEARED THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY MODE?

  • http://hairudy.net hairudy

    helppppp… how to change the lang?
    please assist me… :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Change from the locale and text!

  • haris

    hey thanx neal i upgraded my phne but i am facing problem while the call coming it not coming on silent from volume keys plz tell what i have to do……

  • Anubhav

    hey…plzz help me my phone is not connecting …

    it connects wuth samsung kies…

    but when i open odin multi downloader it shows my phone is not connected

    the yellow thing doesnt appear

  • YRUI

    Hey, ay idea why i can’t connect my phone to the comp? ):

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what is the error message you are getting?

  • Amir

    which one is newer and better and official?
    xxkph or ddkq5?
    the version of my android is 2.3.3 ?
    Can i update to those?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      HI AMIR, UPDATE WITH THE LATEST DDKQ6 version!

  • rmane

    Hi Neal

    O this page I am not able to see any link to download zip file with software and instructions to upgrade to 2.3.4

    Please suggest

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its there in the procedure section!

  • navendu nimare

    hey, i upgraded my phone to android 2.3.4(firmware-xxxkph), everything went right in the upgrading process but after that my phone had some other language….so i changed my font and restarted my phone but it is still showing the same language..please tell how to get back the english language…

  • aceuser

    i can’t update it they said cannot open the usb serial port code: 5

    • aceuser

      its ok i just changed my port its solved

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the usb port or try using another pc!

  • kaushik

    hey NeaL why i dont have Wi-Fi MAC address and Bluetooth address..it shows unavailable..

  • Satyen

    Hey i just wanted to know if this update is safe for my phone, as a lot of comments stated above suggest that the users are experiencing some problems (regarding Wi-Fi etc.). Also, will i lose my warranty after upgrading, thanks.

  • sddf

    the download link is not working anymore, redirecting to some other site

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please check with the same again! we have refreshed the links!

  • Kadev

    Hi
    I updated my galaxy ace to the official 2.3.4 firmware xxkpo. is it safe to use this method on my galaxy ace now?(the official one is not as good as the unofficial one)

  • kaushik

    hey bro why my theme is same as froyo version

  • kaushik

    if anybuddy get this error “cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5″ while update then change your usb port to a faster USB port..and then try it..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      get admin rights in your pc and then retry the procedure!

  • kaushik

    hey bro thnks..its working..thnks for ur support but how can i change my language to english

    • kaushik

      i have done it thnks

      • kaushik

        thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks thnks

  • Natour

    Hi,

    It does not accept the password ?! androidfirmwares.com
    what am i doing wrong . ?

    Thank you

    • kaushik

      the password is androidadvices.com

  • kaushik

    when i try to flash my ace with the new firmware i got an error “cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5″
    what should I do..please reply fast..thanking you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the USB Ports, the USB ports are blocked, make use of different USB ports!

      • kaushik

        sorry i can’t understand.. can you help step by step please..”how to check USB ports and make use of different ports”..did i need any USB driver..thnks

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          if its working then you don’t need any separate drivers, just install KIES

  • yash

    odin multi downloader has stuck up in mibib here is the progress

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    after this no progress now what to do???

    • yash

      pls help me fast
      will my phone brick if i unplug???

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        no, it will not be bricked!

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        no, it will not be bricked! sorry for delay in replying your query!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with another pc and try!

  • sunil

    how do i download zip software

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      follow the procedure carefully!

  • amit

    Hey Neal
    Which is the correct firm ware for Samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4. XXXKPH or 2.3.4 DDKQ5?
    Can we still wait for 2.3.5?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES amit , as soon as 2.3.5 arrives we will let you know!
      both are the correct firmwares!

  • Kieran Adamson

    I Updated my phone fine but i need to remove how can i do this ?, i have to remove it so i can give it back to the shop for a repair :/

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can directly give for the repair, what you want to remove?

      • Kieran Adamson

        I want to restore my phone back to froyo

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes you can go back to froyo!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes you can go back to froyo operating version!

  • yash

    sir it says the phone should have an unlock version.. i am really nill in all this so plzz tell me how do i check that..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      at the time of purchase the shop keeper will tell you whether its a locked or open. If any other sim works of any other service provider then its not locked!

  • yash

    sorry kies..

  • yash

    sir which version of ies do i hav to hav for gingerbread 2.3.4. XXXKPH upgrade..

  • Praveen P B

    HI,
    I am able to install 2.3.4. It went very well. Thanks for the information.
    Now My phone show’s version 2.3.4 but it do not support USB accessory. Can you please tell tell reason.

  • Steve

    BEAST MODE!!! IT WORKED!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

  • http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-s5830-gingerbread-234-xxkph-firmware/3/ zuhair

    hey . how to upgrade samsung galaxy ace ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly follow the instructions!

  • Hell Raiser

    Does the new 2.3.4 Update for Samsung ace brings the Gtalk video chat option?

    Does anybody have the link to Official change log?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, its not having the video chat! check enhancements section!

  • Karan Charde

    Sir,
    I wanted to know if d update dosent work can we uninstall it and return back to andriod 2.2???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can go to the earlier update!

  • http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-s5830-gingerbread-234-xxkph-firmware/ ChRis

    Sir i’m having problems with my battery since i updated my phone from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 please help?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly update with the latest version of firmware!

  • Chrs andrew

    I’m having problems with market
    I can’t download any applications
    It says download error try again later
    I could download applications before the upgrade its only happening after the upgrade
    Please help

  • Rocky Gugly

    Salve, non riesco ad aggiornare il mio samsung galaxy ace…. apro odin, e su la barra dove ci dovrebbe essere scritto ” 1(COM)30″ c’è scritto “1(COM)8″… come mai ? e quando premo contemporaneamente i tasti, centrale, dello spegnimento, e il tasto de volume in giu, non mi appre il droid che lavora in giallo, ma la scritta ” downloading… ” gialla e basta, come faccio ???? per favore lo voglio aggiornare al più presto!!!

    • Rocky Gugly

      Hi, I can not update my samsung ace … galaxy. odin open, and the bar where there should be written “a (COM) 30″ is written “one (COM) 8″ … why? and when I press keys simultaneously, the central switch-off, the buy button and volume down, I’m not the droid working standards opens in yellow, but the word “downloading …” yellow just as I do?? Please I want to upgrade as soon as possible!

  • Mahesh Kumar singh

    i just want to ask is 2.3.4 for ace support flash in internet browser.i cant wait for testing 2.3.4 ginger wow……………..thnks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      as of now it doesnt support flash!

  • poje

    hai,

    why this 2.3.4 version cannot detect data setting aotomatically like previous froyo 2.2.1?
    i’ve trying using another simcard from different carrier but getting worse coz can’t use at all. the device cannat detect configuration msg setting sent by network operator.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      configure the same manually!

      • poje

        i decide to change back to froyo 2.2.1. Could you please give me the link to download the same
        thank you.

  • deep

    hey wen i did it i got some wierd language…how do i change it to english..??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      change the same from the Locale and text option from the Settings!

  • andriod

    i cannot update this error :
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32
    please help

  • andriod

    i cannot update this error :
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32
    please hlep

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the admin rights on your pc!

  • chantal

    can u give me the link of Android v2.2.1(Froyo) filmware installation?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      AS OF NOW WE HAVENT COME WITH IT! AS SOON AS WE COME UP WITH IT, WE WILL INFORM YOU WITH THE SAME!

  • Skycatcher

    Hi,
    I have a Spanish Samsung Galaxy ACE GT-S5830 with Froyo 2.2.1
    It was originally locked (Orange España) but I did an IMEI code unlocking.
    Can I proceed with the update to Gingerbread 2.3.4 ?

    Thanks!!!

    • Skycatcher

      Baseband version is S5830BVKD1
      Build number FROYO BVKE3

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update with this..

      • Skycatcher

        Thank you!
        I will follow your instructions in this post and I will inform you :-)

        • Skycatcher

          What did you mean by this?:
          “Please note that you should only proceed for the updation process if and only if your device is S 5830 Galaxy Ace unlocked version or else your phone will be locked and also might get bricked…”

  • chantal

    Android v2.2.1(Froyo) !
    THANKS!!!!

  • chantal

    can u teach me how to go back to the original one?
    do u know which version support chinese?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what was your original version of ROM so that we can direct you to that version of firmware installation?

  • chantal

    i’ve updated it to 2.3.4,but just wanna ask if it support CHINESE??
    if not, can i recover back to the original one??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can go back to the older version at any time!

  • taxijack321

    Thankyou very much!
    I’m glad my Ace can update to android 2.3.4,thanks!
    Would you like to help me how to download Chinese version.
    Because I am from HK,English is difficult for my family.
    Thanks again!
    I wish you luck!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure we will soon come up with the version…

  • Lijo Philip

    Battery life is much lower than froyo. so be advised

  • emi1

    Plz can I use this procedure to update my rooted galaxy ace?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can but before that clear cache and wipe data from the recovery mode!

  • Pankaj

    After the update of galaxy ace mobile can work perfectly, but there not response when i want to connect with PC, provide some help about that…………………….plz

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey pankaj, try clearing the cache and check!

      • Pankaj

        dear its not working that particular option in device is locked. its can’t permit to click this. help me……plz

        • Pankaj

          hello dear, Tell me the solution……………..?

  • Yogendr

    Leave the all just tell me about following problem:-

    There are anyway to run internet through bluetooth as I m run my net through pdanet but through usb debugging. And other question is when I,was connect my when to,pc without kies then mobile memory is not show in pc I want when I connect my ace to pc tjen simply memory show in pc whats the setting I do plz tell

  • Yogendr

    1) Ok but how I can use it?

    2) There are anyway to run internet through bluetooth as I m run my net through pdanet but through usb debugging. And other question is when I,was connect my when to,pc without kies then mobile memory is not show in pc I want when I connect my ace to pc tjen simply memory show in pc whats the setting I do plz tell

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      NO, NOT AS OF NOW!

  • Yogendr

    Can we use our mobile as a wifi modem hotspot? Presently I m using gb 2.3.4 in galaxy ace.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can use!

  • Yogendr

    My ace version is 2.3.4

  • Yogendr

    Dear Nil,
    There are anyway to run internet through bluetooth as I m run my net through pdanet but through usb debugging. And other question is when I,was connect my when to,pc without kies then mobile memory is not show in pc I want when I connect my ace to pc tjen simply memory show in pc whats the setting I do plz tell?
    Thanks,
    YK

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which version you are on?

  • Gabriel

    Can i downgrade the frimware from android 2.3.4 to android 2.3.3? Isit using the same method as upgrading?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes gabriel you can downgrade as well!

  • bruno

    Hi, got a question: one of the reasons for me to upgrade to Gingerbread, was the SIP functionality. I successfully upgraded to android 2.3.4 using your very useful tool – without any problem. But when I look under settings – Calls, I simply don’t see the ‘internet calls’ option. I supposed it could be blocked by the provider I got the phone from? Any way to get around this, or should it have been erased when I upgraded?
    Thnx!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly fix the update once again!

  • AHID

    Thanks bro i m so happy lolzzz just waiting for 2.3.5 thanks!

  • AHID

    hey Neal my ace is not going into the recovery mode after the firmware update,i have not yet deleted the cache.is it necessary to delete that?thanks!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      If ur phone is working alright then no need to clear cache.

  • AHID

    hey Neal i ace i not going into the recovery mode after the firmware update,i have not yet deleted the cache.is it necessary to delete that?thanks!!

  • sahan

    i got da phone into downloading mode but it doesnt come yellow on odin multidownloader

  • Yogendr

    Dear Neal,
    There was no option of teethring avail in kies 2.0 which is was available in previous kies 1.56.1 then how we acess internet now. Mobile version is 2.3.4 GB and kies is 2.0.

    Thanks,YK

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you tried clearing the cache? Check with the operator for tethering issues!

  • Ravindra

    Hi,
    I am using SAmsung Galaxy Ace GT-s5830 and I am not able to hear anythink if I make or receive calls on my mobile with normal mode. I can be able to hear only on speaker or headset. Could you please let me know if any setting which I need to do. When I purchaged it worked fine and it is only 3months old.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Ravindra

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache?

  • austinslik

    Hi, Neal
    i updated to 2.3.3 XXKPE (a very straight foward instruction and it worked like a charm) but then i realized my 3G(internet connection) is not working but the WiFi works fine.

    Is there a way to resolve this issue?

    Thanx a lot for effort

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey! you will have to get the internet settings that is you need to contact your operator and need to ask them the apn settings!

  • Yogendr Kumar

    Dear Neal,
    There are no option of teethring i new kies 2.0 that was present in previous kies 1.56.1 something.
    plz suggest me how we can acess internet through device samsung ace 2.3.4 by kies 2.0
    Thnaks,
    YK

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      need to check the same from the KIES side! Kindly give us some time, will check and will get back to you!

  • Yogendr

    Ok neal device and kies is working but there are no option for internet in kies 2.0 how we can access the internet.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will get back to you!

  • Yogendr

    No, i means it demand internet whEn start the installation

  • Yogendr

    Dear Neal,
    I have downloaded kies2.0 2 times but,when I am installing it, some error come like internet connection is not connected so,i,wnt to ask that, for the kies installation internet connection is mandotry or not if not then why the messege come.

    Thaks,
    Yk

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it needs internet connection to further check whether the new updates have come or not!

  • kaps

    thanks so mch for the tutorial every thng went fine :):)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      great to hear that kaps

  • Yogendr

    DeR neal,
    Whats difference between mobile rebooting, flashing and firmware updation? Clear me the all terms.

    Thanks,
    Yk

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      flashing and firmware updation are both at the same!

  • Yogendr

    Dear neal,
    I hVe recently update my samsung ace gt s5830 from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4. Everything looking good till 5-6 hour but after that I found that my mobile is not communicating with computer on that port where it was working before. And on same port card reader was working. My kies version is 1.56.1 something.
    So plz solve my problem. What is the probable cause of this problem and also tell me precaution?
    I,am waiting ut reply and thanks for good tutorial I like it.

    Regards,
    Yk

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you will have to update your KIES to KIES 2.0 as there are some missing drivers which will solve the issue after updating kies!

      • Yogendr

        U r saying about kies updation but after updating the mobile till 5-6 hour it was works then what happen that this problem come.
        And from where I can,download kies 2.0.
        Presently computer is not detecting mobile.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can download from the support page of samsung! or else find the same in Google for KIES 2.0

  • Yogendr Kumar

    if any body want to word file of this tutorial then he take from us thanks (Uadation Tutorial + Recover Tutorial)
    YK

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can follow the above procedure to update with the same

  • Yogendr Kumar

    Thanks,
    Neal Pradeep & Ravi I am very thaNKSFULL EVERYTHING LOOKING FINE IN MY PHONE i have updated my phone Samsung ace from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 succesfully.

    Tutorial is very good and easy to understnd
    intially i was afraid but now i m confident.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks Yogendr for your appreciation!

  • Stanley

    Is there any problem if i do not do that Wipe Cache Partition thing ? Will anythin happen?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no but it will slow down the phone!

  • Stanley

    The update went smoothly… no problems for me… thanxx guys..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks stanley for the appreciation!

  • Wukong

    Hi, I just successfully upgraded my Galaxy Ace to 2.3.4 version as per your instructions shared. However I realised that after upgrading, I face 2 problems:
    1). The Home Menu is left with only 3 pages, instead of the original 4 or 5
    2). Under the “Input Method”, the Chinese input option is gone.
    3). My phone has become in some eastern european language. I can set it back to English, but some of the applications are in the same eastern european language.

    My questions, how to rectify the above (especially no 2), or any way I can reverse the OS back to Android 2.2.1 version? Thanks.

    • Wukong

      Hi one more very important difference I just realized was that in the previous version, many applications downloaded can be saved onto the SD card automatically. But now it seems they are saved onto the phone internal memory and cannot be moved to SD card. This is important enough reason for me to want to reverse. Please advise. Thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        go to manage applications to move your apps to SD!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hi wukong,
      yes its not a chinese version of firmware!

      • Wukong

        Hi Neal, is it possible for me to reverse the firmware? if yes, any instructions please? Thanks alot.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes it is possible to reverse the firmware!

  • dhaval shah

    i got 2.3.4 into my phone….but its in some wierd language….i want english…please help…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      go to “Locale and text” option to change the language option!

  • Bob Yum

    last question: is it possible to use rom manager to flash 2.3.4 without using odin?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      NO, AS OF NOW ITS NOT POSSIBLE AS OFFICIALLY IT HAS STILL NOT LAUNCHED VIA KIES!

      • Bob Yum

        thanks!

  • Bob Yum

    do u know of any other custom roms that can run on this phone?

    • Bob Yum

      also what are known bugs for this update?

      • Bob Yum

        and can i run flash 10.3 on rooted ace?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        there are no major bugs as of now!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes bob we are working on the same and will soon come out with the article!

      • Bob Yum

        thanks for all the help!!!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks buddy for yuor trust in us!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks for your trust in us!

  • Vishal

    After upgrading , how will i change the language settings

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can change from locale and text!!!

  • rita

    just bought this phone samsung ace ,, and its doing everything else but not letting me receive tx ,, what have i done wrong , thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you tried restarting the phone or tried changing the sim card?

      • rita

        yes its ok now thanku x

  • Vijayendran

    I am facing following problem during update process. Please help.
    After entering into downloading mode, selected files, then i pressed START button.
    In log area, following message is displayed.

    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32

    Yellow block is displaying. Means com port is detected.

    Why is this so ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly check with your USB port as its not open and also try changing the USB port which you are suing for connecting the phone!

      • Vijayendran

        i ve 3 USB ports.. I tried in all of them… Same response :-(

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          try in different pc!

  • Bob Yum

    is there a tutorial for rooting samsung galaxy ace?

    can i still update firmware after rooting?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can find the article on androidadvices.com in the Samsung’s section. Kindly find for the same on top most bar of tha page!

  • michael jacky

    i could’t find APBOOT_S5830XXKPH_CL260130_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5 inside the zip!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its there in the zip package, kindly unzip and then find for it!

  • michael jacky

    i could’t find APBOOT_S5830XXKPH_CL260130_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5 inside the zip!!!

  • RALVES

    NEAL, thank you for this tutorial, it worked 100%.

    Incidentally there is a possibility to add another language ? I wish it had Portuguese – Brazil.

    Thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks ralves!

  • rahul

    BOOT – APBOOT_S5830XXKPH_CL260130_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
    the above mentioned file is missing in the download…..!

  • rahul

    thanx for your help buddy…..
    it proved very heplful to me……!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      THANKS RAHUL FOR YOUR APPRECIATION!

  • rahul

    my phone is currently running on 2.2.1 so updating it directly to 2.3.4 would it be a problem……….?

    • rahul

      or it can be done…….?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        have u followe dinstructions to update again!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned above!

  • rahul

    i cant find de procidure section…..!

    • rahul

      plz help me out yar…..
      plz……!

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        i hope the issue will be resolved soon!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly go to page number 4

  • rahul

    where is the download link cant find it…..!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download link is there in the procedure section

      • rahul

        plz help me out wid the link still cant find either of them….
        plz help me out…….
        plz share de download link in ur reply……!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          download link is present in the procedure section!

  • kabeer

    hi
    i have a galaxy ace S5830 now i want to upgrade from my froyo to gingerbread 2.3.4
    in this case do i need to unlock my mobile
    how to check my mobile whether it’s unlocked or not ..i purchased this from saudi arabia
    if its not unlocked how can i do that……
    please help me ma android frnds
    …..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey kabeer you can just follow the instructions for updating the phone

  • S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Neal

    Today I received the update for Kies. I thing it has included update for GB. My phone is having Baseband Version S5830XXKPH and Kernel version 2.6.35.7-perf- CL260130 se.infra@SEI-07#1. Also the KIES says the present version CAN NOT be updated. Is there a problem. Kindly respond. I am sorry I am irritating you. Kindly bear with me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      if this is the version then you need not proceed for the update…

  • Vaibhav

    can i update directly from 2.1 froyo to 2.3.4 gingerbread???

    THANKS!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes vaibhav you can easily update!

  • Pinatsu

    dude I followed your instructions perfectly it work! but my concern is that I can’t register my gmail accnt. don’t know what is the problem with the connection? I tried using wi-fi and 3G connections still nothing work?! is there anyway to solve this issues?! pls help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly configure the apn settings to access the internet!

      • Pinatsu

        I already configured my apn for my service provider… It ways say “can’t established stable connection”

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          since its an apn issue, only your operator can help in this issue!

  • Viktor

    Hello Neal,

    updated my Galaxy Ace to 2.3.4, everythins is OK, but one question: in the application list, there are 2 new icons with RUSSIAN title !!! They are useless, because I’m from Slovakia. How can I remove them? I tried to uninstall them, but it is not enabled. How to remove them? Thank you…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you either have to wait for the next version or you need to root the phone to remove it as these are stock apps!

      • Viktor

        Thanks Neal, can you give some advice, how can I safely root this phone? And after that, it is 100% that I can successfully remove these 2 russian applicatioins (simply uninstall them?) ? Thank you!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes viktor you can easily remove them! You are on XXKPH only right?

      • Viktor

        Hi, yes, I’m on Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKPH on the Ace.. So, any idea how to root and after that, how to remove them? Thanks!!!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          hey viktor we will come out with the rooting procedure for your Ace very soon!

  • Janessa

    Hi Neal,

    I’ve tried updating it but during the rebooting process, instead of my phone turning on, the screen lights up and goes off repeatedly. Help??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache and tried?

  • Praveen

    Hi Neal,
    Succesfully updated to gingerbread……
    Your instructions were clear in the article(except the procedure for recovery mode)..
    Thanks ..:)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey praveen are you facing any issues in the recovery mode!

      • Praveen

        No I,m not facing any problems in the recovery mode……..
        My phone is running smoothly even when i loaded with full of applications…..
        Thans again……..
        Waiting for 2.3.5 version

  • giri

    Hi Neal, I got the thing…Changed the languauge to english….KUDOS to U…

  • giri

    Hi Neal, Updated to 2.3.3 but I’m getting some other language..Please help me regarding this.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      great to hear that all is perfect at your end!

  • Pinatsu

    guys, I also have the same problem. My default language is set on German or Russian I guess? Is there a way to change it to English please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can go to “Locale and text” to choose different language!

      • Pinatsu

        thank you very much! it work!

  • Paul

    Great guide. First try at using Odin and worked without a hitch. Apart from Wipe data/factory reset and Wipe Cache partition menu guide (hold home button and power on for galaxy ace) no problems at all.
    Thanks Neal

  • S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Neal

    I have upgraded to GB as per your tutorial. But my WiFi is very slow whereas my Laptop picks signols. Is there any difference. Can you please clarify. Anyhow thanks for your illustrative tutorial

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, there should not be any issues on the wifi front! you will have to check with your ISP for the same!

  • pravesh

    thanx to neal for the gingerbread and RAVI for the recovery process!! :D

  • Kevin

    i did not buy the phone from my operator.
    i bought it off the rack from Samsung.

    • Kevin

      Hi Neal,
      tried a few more times and now the phone managed to make phone calls but another issue come up.
      it has no mobile data connection. there is no indication of HSPA.
      only able to connect to internet by wifi.
      pls help.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        For that you will have to configure the APN settings appropriately so that you can browse 3G.

  • Kevin

    after all the updates. my phone Galaxy ACE shows Russian letters which i think they are.
    and it cannot detect my sim card.
    pls help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      it should detect the sim card,, is your android phone locked?

      • Kevin

        i am not sure if it is locked.
        how to check and if it is locked, anyway to unlock?
        i can’t make phone call :(

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

          you can check by inserting other operator’s sim card!

  • duke

    cant open the ZIP file with the provided password..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      password is – androidadvices.com

  • duke

    i cant open the ZIP file provided with password mentioned with your article.. Help need please…

  • harriz

    hi again neal, just another thing..i wonder,is this update valid for all galaxy ACE coz im from malaysia,myb there’s some difference with my phone from other version of SGA from another reagon?

    Thanks..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      hey harriz thanks for your appreciation!

  • Esther

    Hi Neal!

    Where can I find this zip file or the information how to install 2.3.4 on my Samsung Galaxy Ace?
    I can’t seem to find it on this article page :S
    Thank you!

    Greetings,
    Esther

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      the file link is there in the procedure section!

  • http://www.dms-audio.com David

    Update went OK but default language on boot looked Polish or Russian so needed to goto locale settings. Also there is a strange icon in the control panel area… a letter ‘A’ with a red circle around it that does nothing. I guess it should launch an app that is missing or not relevant ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      yes it will do!

  • Vedu

    Hi,
    Thanks for info.
    Upgrade went through smoothly.
    After the completion of upgrade some other language(other than English) appeared. Is this expected?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      yes in some cases as its a region specific issue!

  • Kari P. Thormar

    Am in Iceland, and owner of Samsung Ace telphone.
    When I ask the seller of this phone, to change to Gingerbread 2.3.4, he tells me that, it has not arrived for Iceland.

    Can you please inform me, when that will happen.

    with appreciation in advance for your replay.

    Kari

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      try with the odin and not with KIES as its a beta release!

  • tish

    hi, i upgraded my galaxy ace and now my signal is plop and wifi drops out and it argues with me every time i attempt to text anyone!
    i am new to all this malarky so apologies for asking daft questions!!
    would i be better off trying to revert back to 2.2 on my ace or is there some geektrick i can use to awesome up my upgrade of 2.3.4?? also it wont root after upgrade so i’m pretty sure i’m monging it here and doing everything wrong cause i just cant help but mess around where i really shouldnt!!! :)
    thanks in advance

    tish

    p.s i tried talking to and at my pc, mobile and even shouted at them some…nothing seems to work! haha

  • Jagdish Solanki

    Hi Neal,

    I have upgraded my Galaxy ACE as per your instructions. Only one problem, as per your given instructions, mobile is not going in to RECOVERY mode but, it is going in RAMDUMP mode.

    I have followed instructions given by “Ravi E” and able to go into RECOVERY MODE.

    Thanks to both NEAL and RAVI.

  • S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Sir

    I have updated my Samsung Ace to 2.3.4 GB. After download it automatically booted and is working fine. Will it affect the warranty. Then what to do. What is recovery mode and why should I remove the cache? Can you please mail me?

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no it will not affect the warranty@

  • Ravi E

    Guys to go into recovery mode you need to press Home key & power key. Navigate using the vol keys & select using home key. Hope this helps.. :)

  • harriz

    hi neal,im a lilttle confused..is this article an update for galaxy ace gt s5830 or galaxy s?? coz im using galaxy ace..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      ITS AN UPDATE FOR GALAXY ACE!

  • Prash

    Hey Neal,
    Please edit your tutorial on how to enter recovery mode in Galaxy ACE .Its different from what you have provided in the article. You have provided the correct method it in another article of yours . I could clear the cache after following the other link mentioned below

    You will have to switch ON your device in the recovery Mode which can be done by holding the Middle button and then Power ON the device by pressing the Power ON button. to enter recovery mode in ACE

    http://androidadvices.com/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-5830%E2%80%93tutorial/

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure prash we will

  • shivanjan

    i upgraded my ace to gingerbread 2.3.4 yesterday, but after running for some time, i noticed that the touch is not responding accurately. specially, when i am texting on the virtual qwerty.., i press a key on one part f the screen and some other key also responds without getting touched… this happens at times, not always, but everytime i am texting.

    can’t figure out the prob. :( as no one else has ever had a complaint like this, i believe.

    HELP!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you tried updating again?

    • Prash

      hey Neal,
      Also after two days of usage after the update… these are the problems that i faced. i am not able to make a call to silent when a call comes using the volume key which i could do earlier and also as mentione by shivanjan the keypad is not working accurately. Any idea what could solve this or can we expect a new update with a these fixes??

  • Jeffry

    Hi thanks,

    i got no prob at all ..waiting patiently for updates if there is any ..

    Bless you.

  • stile

    i can go in dowload mode with ace but i cant go in recovery mode.when i do 3 button recovery it says arm mode or something like that.it is not recovery like galaxy s.i can do nothing with that(reboot,wipe data or factory reset).sorry for my english.please help me.on ace is now 2.3.3.thanks neal.

  • Prash

    also am encountering problem connecting to my wifi… it stays at obtaining the ip address… and does not get connected. can you please advice me on how go about this cos i am connected thru the wifi always and this is a big letdown :(..and i am unable to c the old apps present on the SD card

    • Atul Shah

      Hi, I am also experiencing issues with Wi-fi connections after the upgrade.
      I am also no longer able to connect.

      • Alex

        Try to reduce the level of encryption on your network. Not wpa2 but wpa, or something…

        • Atul Shah

          I am not what the issue was, but now Wi-Fi is working fine using WPA2. I did not do anything. Maybe it just takes longer to connect.

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            have you checked with the Wi Fi strength!?

  • Prash

    Hey Neal,
    Thanks for the update .. it worked without any problems.
    however i had trouble in clearing the cache. the last step mentioned because i dnt get the screen shown in the video ,rather i get a static screen with some mode mentioned in it. Please help me on the same…Also the unlocking of the home screen still looks like my froyo ,but as i have in gingerbread its a slide on the screen rite. Any way to change that.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      were you able to clear cache?

      • Prash

        No i am not able to enter into the recovery mode . it goes it to some other mode and shows the samsung logo and some chars..

        • Prash

          Hey Neal, any help on clearing the cache ??for info-my mob goes into a RAMDUMP mode. Also any help with regards to the unlock mechanism…?

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

            Procedure has been mentioned in the article..kindly follow the same…

        • Prash

          I am not able to go to the recovery mode as mentioned in the tutorial above.. it goes to RAMDUMP mode.instead of a recovery mode. now wat should i do…

      • Sreejinair

        Hi, I am using Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S 5830 with 2.2 now i wanted to upgrade to Latest…. Can you provide me the link to download and the Video files with demos….because i downloaded files which does not contain files you mention in the video.
        Thanks Neal.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can follow the above procedure to apply the update!

    • n0way1

      Just put your Ace off.. while pressing ONLY the Home-Button put your Ace on with the Power Button as usually.. now you should enter Recovery Mode

      Have a n’Ace day ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        we hope that all issues are solved!!

  • DC

    The zip archieve is not opening-plz help