How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Gingerbread XWKPN 2.3.3 Firmware

Become an Ace LogoFor all those who wanted to switch back to the Gingerbread version 2.3.3 from the earlier’s Gingerbread version which is the stable and also comes along with the enhancements here is a great news for all of them. In the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily update the firmware of your Galaxy Ace S5830 with the Gingerbread XWKPN release of 2.3.3. This version has subsequently comes with the better battery life along with few other things which have been enhanced which we will see in the due course of this article.

The best part of this firmware is that any one from any part of the World can proceed and update the phone with this version of Gingerbread which is not only stable but also comes with the host of enhancements.

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 XWKPN 2.3.3 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 XWKPN 2.3.3 firmware version of Gingerbread on Galaxy Ace.

Also, since you are now a part 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 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 as many might be hoping for the Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Galaxy Ace, this Gingerbread 2.3.5 version is for all the devices which are powered by the NFC (Near Field Chip). Though there will be plenty and ample amount of updates 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 and will be launched. Please note that you should only proceed for the updation process if and only if your device is S5830 Galaxy Ace unlocked version along with the Gingerbread 2.3.3 update 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.

94 comments

  1. Ok, I flashed the KPN firmware and got boot loop.
    I entered recovery mode by pressing Power + Menu button. Recovery gave me an error:

    Applying Multi-CSC
    Can’t access system/csc/xsg

    So what I did was, Wipe Data and Wipe Cache Partition, and viola, it booted!

  2. my mobile phone is samsung champ C3262 in my phone i have chat on but i do know how to add friends

  3. It stuck in a MIBIB download. The green indicator doesnt move. Why? It already passed 1 hour.

  4. i have udated the firmware and odin says pass in a blue box however my samsung galaxy ace wont go to the homescreen it just says samsung in the middle of the screen!!

    HELP!!!!

    • re apply the update and this time ensure that you are not disconnecting the phone in the middle!

  5. Hi there,

    if i do this firmare upgrade on my samsung galaxy ace, after will i still be able to go on the internet or make a call/text message.

    any help will be MUCH appreciated

  6. After pressing volumeup+menu & turn on the phone gives me RAMDump Mode(Arm9 Mode) no cleaning cache or anything !!!

  7. Everything completed as described here but after rebooting the phone I get \The application setup wizard(process com.sec.android.ugl) has stopped unexpectedly.Please try again.option is force close & after I close that it comes back & there’s no home screen or any menu..please help

  8. plz NEAL PRADEEP MY COMPUTER IS SHUTTING DOWN during the update..plz..i want my phone operation back….it cant be open….wuwuwuwuwu

  9. TO admin : how i want to get back my old version…my computer shut down bcoz no souce of batery during the download..plz help me….

  10. SO HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO PUT IT BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED AND YOU DON’T REPLY WITH A STRAIGHT ANSWER I USED YOUR UPDATE AND IT CHANGED MY LANGUAGE NOT HAPPY WITH IT SO WANT TO RESTORE IT HOW DO I DO IT THANKS ????!

  11. HEY GUYZ PLZ HELP…WELL I FOLLOWED UP EVERYTHING MENTIONED ….KIES IS UNINSTALLED, FIREWALL IS OFF..ANTIVIRUS PROGRAMMS OFF…MY FONE IS IN THE DOWNLOADING MODE…I OPPENED MULTIDOWNLOADER…AND IT IS CONNECTED…BUT STUCK WITH THE MIBIB DOWNLOAD THING FOR OVER 30 MINS…I CANT CANCEL IT…CZ AM NOT ABLE TO START UP THE FONE…I RESTARTED THE PC MANY TIMES AND NOTHING…..ANY HELP???
    plz dont tell me that my fone is damaged!!!

  12. how to update 2.3 for galaxy ace S5830 n from where???????/

  13. i jus want to knw whic s the latest framework s it 2.3.3 or 2.3.4?? im confuse..

  14. Hey Neal,
    I started following the same process, but the Odin stops after completing 7/9 step, it shows “system.rfs download..” and doesn’t move from there, even the progress bar doesn’t move.
    Help me, its stuck there from hours now.

    Thanks,

  15. Is this one stable and better than 2.3.4 xxkph ?

  16. Is this one stable and better 2.3.4 xxkph

  17. I upgrade to this version from 2.2.1. Off cause I download this FW from other website as the FW I download from this website got CRC error. Every thing look OK except almost all browser not support text reflow. When perform zoom in or zoom out, the text not automatic reformat to the whole screen.

    Any other facing this issue?

  18. I am getting the same crc error…also is it normal if my ace doesnt show the image shown in screenshot for “download mode”..instead i just see “Downloading..” in yellow small fonts??also how do i get out of it ..pressing power button doesnt work…

  19. i just came from 2.2.1 froyo then updated to 2.3.4 gingerbread, is there ways just in case i dont like this version (somehow its the battery thingy, even i less play some games still drains a bit faster), how to get back or flash back to like this firmware 2.3.3??? somwhoe i see that kleis updated last moday, and maybe i think there is an update in firmware, unfortunately, kleis wont detect my firmware because of my used firmware…… so is there anyway to flash it back to 2.3.3 than going back to my original froyo 2.2.1???

  20. Dear Neal, I downlosaded the entire file. I tried One package in Odin. It worked fine. I got the yellow and green indications.
    Even it said PASS. But when I opened my phone it still remains in GB 2.3.4. Why so? Can you please educate me? expect a reply within a week. Can u do so

  21. Alex vercauteren

    Hey,

    I still get the same errors as all the guys above..
    The file must be corrupted, cause it’s always only that 1 file.. password is correct.
    Still not fixed? any other link maybe?

  22. I updated to 2.3.3 using samsung kies and I now have no temperature gauge; it just keeps loading and never loads. Has anybody else had this problem?

  23. hey man wats wrong with the package i downloaded it with 6 internet browsers and 4 download managers but everytime CRC error…. now i have more than 10 gingerbread packages but i cant able to extract them please do support asap

    regards
    sachin

    • its perfect at our end!!

      • Hi Pradeep,

        Its true that the package is corrupted, even for me i do get the same message saying the CRC (possible wrong password).

        D:\Downloads\GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.zip: CRC failed in the encrypted file GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.3\S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar (wrong password ?)

        I had simillar issue with softpedia earlier for windows OS, later i found the package uploaded by them was found corrupted.

        Could you please uploaded on a different location and share us the link please?

        Am eagerly waiting for your new working upload.

        Advance thanks for your help. :-)

        • Hi Pradeep,

          let me give you little more explanation so you could understand our state.

          Winrar was able to extract the other files expect for the tar file(one package) that seems to be corrupted.So it means that we use the correct password to extract.

          Conculsion: tar file is corrupted. pls upload a new one.

          hope the new S5830XXKPN has gingerbread theme. As I upgraded my Ace with XXKP8 (Russian firmware) that doesnt has gingerbread theme. i could still see the froyo theme but its 2.3.3 software.
          thank you.

        • we are trying our level best to fix this one!

  24. even I am getting the same CRC error.. can you give us another Download link..??..

  25. Hi Neal,

    I got the firmware version from samfirmware.com but when started the upgrade process an error occired “an unnamed file was not found”…Please help me out

  26. same issue as people above; file fails to extract with CRC error.

    can you please re-upload this file?

  27. Same here.. CRC error. The password works on the first zip file but got the error when extracting S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar

    Here’ the message:

    x\Compressed\Gingerbread\GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.zip: CRC failed in the encrypted file GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.3\S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar (wrong password ?)

    Please help!

  28. i was downloaded 4times but its showing error.wrong pass…..only d TAR file

  29. wrong password??? how is that?? tried so many times..please advice.

  30. After the download, during the extract;

    The *.TAR file has CRC error (possible password?) – acording to winrar…

    Help please…

    • you need to extract all the files to a folder! Not just one file!!

      • First it reported (error) during the extraction of the zip file.

        After that i tryed to extract it seperatly, 4 other files where ok.
        (so the password i typed was ok)
        Only the TAR file error-ed…

        (tnx for the fast response)

  31. werz d the download link yar..???????

  32. Hi!

    Why have you put this article to your site on July 24, if you already had a manual how to upgrade Ace to Gingerbread 2.3.4, which was published on July 17 ???

    Saturday, I’m going to install a new firmware to my Ace (which has Froyo 2.2.1 now) – so 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 ?? Thanks!

  33. Hey,
    When I am trying to extract the files I am getting a CRC error. The password works and I redownloaded the file a few times.
    :(

  34. S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Neal

    Just now I have upgraded my Galaxy Ace to GB 2.3.4. Do you want me to do this upgrade? It is confusing. Please educate me

  35. i jus unzip the “Gingerbread XWKPN 2.3.3″,but inside a file call “S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar”cant unzip it…
    it say the password is wrong…wat hapen?

  36. when i extract the .rar file it says ” GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.zip: CRC failed in the encrypted file GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.3\S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar (wrong password ?) ” and im pretty much sure ive keyed in the correct password, androidadvices.com anyone can reupload the file? thnx.

  37. I have this set,bought from my friend from U.S.A..I am user in Nepal.
    Current version is 2.2.1.Should i go for the gingerbread update?? I mean what if it it gets locked somehow , how would i then unlock the set??
    I don’t want to brick this set, becoz i love this set.

    Also i would like to ask one question,if i set factory setting in my set, will it be locked?
    PLz answer

  38. I’ve had to “download the same again” four separate times now; each time I try to extract the archive I get this error message: ! L:\GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.zip: CRC failed in the encrypted file GalaxyACE_S5830_XWKPN_2.3.3\S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar (wrong password ?)

    The rest of the files (Cooper_v1.0.ops, S5570_Odin Multi Downloader v4.38.exe, SS_DL.dll, and Important Read Me.txt) extract perfectly after entering the password, only S5830XWKPN_S5830XWKP6_S5830OXXKP7_HOME.tar fails to extract. I’ve changed download locations, cleared my browser cache, downloaded through another browser. I’m left with the conclusion that your original archive is corrupted on your end.

  39. the file has crc error or worng password
    downloaded it twice and the same
    the error appers when the unpacking reaches the tar file
    use Winrar and 7Zip

  40. awaiting your response man ……………!

  41. hey i hve got default version with the phn…can i get the update directly from this section ?