How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware

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Update: This process is not recommended for the users anymore as users are facing issues after applying this update! We will again come back with the article as soon as a new stable version of Cyanogen MOD arrives!

 

For all Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 users who were asking for the Cyanogen Mod ROM, here it is as in the due course of the article we will see on how you can install the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.7 version. This update is basically a custom ROM and not the official or leaked Stock / Default ROM. You need to be very careful as in you need to follow all the instructions very carefully while applying this update or else there is a high probability that you may even brick your phone. We have tried our level best to make this article crisp and short in order to facilitate the faster and speedier update process.

Over a period of this article we will see on what are the list of –

Pre Requisites,

Enhancements in Cyanogen MOD ROM for Galaxy ACE,

Procedure to update Galaxy ACE S5830 with Gingerbread 2.3.7 Cyanogen MOD Release

Note: Please note that this Cyanogen Mod release if the un official release and still the Official Cyanogen MOD ROM is not yet released, so ensure that you are flashing at your own rick.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything happens to your device which is a very unlikely case if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the due course of the article.

This update is not the Official update which is released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd. and is the custom ROM which is released by the third party developer. Also, in the process of applying this custom ROM, you will have to root the phone and after which you will be losing the warranty which can be claimed only when you update with any of the Stock releases like DDKQ6 or XWKS2 Update which we have seen earlier. Soon, a modified version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version will be arriving for the Galaxy ACE S5830 phone which too will be covered here.

Enhancements in the Cyanogen MOD ROM:

  • Camera issue has been fixed in this firmware of Cyanogen,
  • Gingerbread 2.3.7 AOSP Build,
  • Video Playback has been fixed,
  • Headset Button is now fully working,
  • FM Radio Works better than ever,
  • Fixed Built number GWK74,
  • Setup Wizard Fixed,
  • Super user application now comes updated by default,
  • New kernel based on Ketut,
  • Camera Orientation bug has been fixed,
  • Compass works perfectly,
  • Battery too has been optimized so as to give higher battery life and also the Internet browser is now faster than ever
  • Also there are many performance fixes which have been worked around to give better user experience with new fresh User interface

Pre Requisites:

  • Charge your device to a minimum of 90% as since the procedure is bit lengthy, the phone will consume more battery than the normal usage. Lesser battery will lead to the turning Off of the device in the middle of the firmware update process.
  • Back up all your data which is there in the phone memory, as in an unlikely event if the data gets lost then you can easily restore the backup. With the help of tips which are given below you can easily create the backup.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

  • Up next is you need to ensure that the USB Debugging is enabled in your phone. The USB Debugging can be enabled from the path of Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Apart from this you also need to ensure that your computer has ADMIN privileges and USB Read / Write Access. It’s not recommended to use computers which have limited access.

Special Instructions to users on Custom ROM:
Just in case if you are any of the custom ROMs then you need turn Off your phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key + Middle button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to an interactive video to know more on how you can enter the same in the recovery mode. If the device boots normally then you need to again try to enter the same.

In the recovery mode, select the options like Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Cache partition and then select reboot system now to reboot the phone. You can select the options using the Volume keys and can select the appropriate option by pressing the Power button. This basically clears off all the cache data which is there in the phone so that the room can be made to accommodate this all new custom ROM firmwares. Just in case if any of the other tools like the Voodoo etc. are installed, if yes then then you need to disable the same.

So let’s head to the procedure which is mentioned in the next page.

  • Sanoj Menon

    Hi! is this update applicable to rooted gingerbread 2.3.6 ddkq8 Galaxy Ace? thanx

  • Steve

    Was just wondering. No one has wrote on here since April 19. Was hoping that means the MOD’s ok to use now? Please say yes lol.

  • ankur patel

    hey my mobile consists of android v2.3.6 xxla2
    kernel version
    the thing is should i switch to ddlq sumthing mentioned by u
    if it is can i have the link of that please!! i have searched in google but dint find it..

  • Ankur patel

    neil have a prob my ace is s5830i can i upload it to cyanogen mod
    and my android is 2.3.6 gingerbread xxla2 should i root to ddq sumthing as mentioned?

  • HHIIIIIIIIIMMM(Powerpuff)

    THis update really consumes ones battery!!

  • Kaspars

    When i install it, it says Installation aborted
    I checked my phone is rooted….

    :(

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  • Ish

    Can we get 3g calls in this version?

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

      ACE doesnt have front camera, so no question of 3g video calls

  • Atos

    The part 1 is not found :(

    anyone’s with the alternative link? thanks in advance :)

  • Jc Atienza

    Hello There Guys!!

    i want to upgrade my ACE to Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware..

    my Current version of ACE is Gingerbread 2.3.6 ..

    I’m very confused about the instructions to do this.. He said we have to UPDATE TO GINGERBREAD 2.3.4 in order to get these Firmware..

    I can’t decide if im going to DOWNGRADE or CONTINUE using Gingerbread 2.3.6 instead of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7..

    Somebody help me please :(((((
    Cant decide…..

    Thank You in Advance..!

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

      you can update with the stock update!

  • Ashok

    Hi,

    Does anyone knows, is it possible to uninstall android 4.0.1 from the galaxy ace and can able to reinstall android 2.3.7 for the galaxy ace mobile. Since i just find some error once installation done on my mobile. Here i listed below what i have fount in android 4.0.1.

    1. when i receiving call is not display the
    ame.
    2. WiFi is not working

    please do the needful ASAP.

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

      it will not be sorted out till a new version arrives!

  • Ashok

    Hi Neal,

    Is there any possible to uninstall android 4.0.1 and can able to install android 2.3.7 for the galaxy ace mobile.

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

      yes you can apply other firmware!

      • Ashok

        can you please explain me that how to do that

  • jesper

    i was following the guide, went fine with the roothing.. untill clockwork mod was installd and i was about to do the secund stepp… “backup current rom” after that my phone turn off and i cant get it up running again… please help

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

      dont backup the current rom, you can just let us know on which version you wish to go back, we will help you. reapply the firmware!

  • long

    dear neal:
    that cm7 have usb tethering or not? pls reply asap.

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

      it doesnt has!

    • Rizwan

      u can download it from the market..i’m using it and works very well :)

  • Rizwan

    is this the latest version…if not then can we update it???

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

      n, wait we will be coming with the latest very soon!

  • David

    Hello Neal. I have this ROM installed since a while back. I have been experiencing a problem that no-one has so far helped me resolve, so I am hoping you will be able to ;). Basically, I have been using Link2SD, in order to gain much needed space on the phone. Once I link my apps, I gain huge amounts of space. Then the problem is that once I have finished installing and linking my apps, once I reboot, although the EXT4 partition is still visible, and therefore mounted, the apps are no longer visible!!! This has happened several times, and the last time I tried, it was with a brand new Samsung 16GB micro SD card….the same happened again. Apps2SD does not work in the same way, and certainly does not provide as much free space as Link2SD. Please help me, as I am tearing my hair out at this point, and I am sure it must have something to do with the ROM, as it worked fine on the stock ROM when I tried it, although at the time I only had a 2GB micro SD card.
    The other thing which I really fail to understand is that I actually made a CWM complete backup before my apps disappeared, yet when I tried to restore the backup, the linked files showed as 0 in Link2SD!
    Thanks, and my apologies if this question does not directly apply to the context of this forum ;). David

  • Ais kacang

    Part 1….
    file not found…
    help me… =(

    i wan flash to ICS…

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

      kindly wait for few more days

  • Prem

    My S5830’s Home button is not functioning. By default it should bring up Task Manager for long press. But it is not. Also I am not able to select menu options while I am in “Download” mode. What to do?
    I have DDKQ6

  • adrian

    how long does it take to boot after installing cm 7.1? i can just see the blue android skating over and over again. about how many minutes exactly? please help. i think there’s something wrong. already wiped dalvik, cache, data/factory settings. did it thrice now.

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

      it takes around 5 minutes!

  • Dimah

    Once it’s bricked with rom manager u cant recover it by ur self … i had this issue when miss selected the wrong phone on the rom manager list, ther’s no warning or confirmation once u select it the install is started and when u reboot ur phone its the black out QQ

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

      you can recover, but you need to update with DDKQ6 version of firmware!

  • Dimah

    Hello,
    I see that u are suggesting to install cwm with rom manager which isn’t compatible with galaxy ace and u have a plenty of chances to brick ur phone with this application.

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

      yes, but as per the procedure given by Cyanogen they prefer ROM Manager than anything!

  • dharani

    hi ,
    I tried to update to cyanogenmod in my samsung ace s5830.
    1. downloaded the cyanogenmod 7.2.0.zip into my phone and then moved it to sd card
    2. restarted my phone in clock work mode by pressing power button and home button
    3. install from sd card
    4. the phone got rebooted
    after reboot the phone is hanged displaying ANDROID
    dont know what to do after
    i have neither did a backup..
    is my phone fried …
    or do i need to do some thing
    kies also doesnot detect my phone

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

      CM 7 doesnt detect kies!
      as of now this is very buggy, please move back to DDKQ6

  • Abhijeet

    Thanx a lot androidadvices…. Till now my device is working fine…. If i come up with any kinda problem, may god doesn’t do that to me, i’ll contact you immediately… Thanx a lot… Great Work

  • GG

    Hi Neal,

    Im running android 2.3.6 XXKPP on my rooted galaxy ace. In order to get Cyanogen MOD 7.1 will I need to change to a different version of gingerbread first? Also has a new stable version of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 arrived? If so would you be able to do a tutorial on it please?

    Thanks

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

      you can get into the cyanogen from any firmware!

  • aman gupta

    hi dear i am unable to update my phone samsung GALAXY ACE please guidde me through, as i m unable to find the link for the update……urgent

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

      currently its on which update and to which update you wish to update?

  • Jitesh M Nair

    mine also facing problem. Model not showing. Can you please tell steps for the same if possible?
    thanks

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

      as of now we can see that cm is buggy!

  • Nitesh Sharma

    I WANT TO KNOW THAT WHEN WE WILL GET ANDROID 2.3.7 STABLE VERSION FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE S5830

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

      there won’t come 2.3.7 for ace officially!

  • Julian

    Neal I bet there is and ICS beta or test build is under dev ..can u make it public ???

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

      we will come up witht eh same v soon!

  • Chriserm

    Can i procced to this update if im using version 2.3.5 XWKS9?!!?!

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

      yes, but please follow the instructions!

  • Chriserm

    Cant we update to 2.3.7 via Odin?!?!Last time i used \Back up Current Mod\ from ROM Manager my phone got bricked!!!Thanks. :)

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

      IG NORE ROM MANAGER, JUST NOTE DOWN YOUR DEFAULT FIRMWARE VERSION!

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  • kenji

    ok neal i have a big problem can you help? i flashed cyanogenmod, it works but there is no data connection. so i flashed a few other custom roms, then i lost my network connection. now i cant make phone calls, it says uregistered sim card at the top. it wont connect to my koodo network. i tried flashing stock roms from samfirmware but they dont have my stock rom. I am from Canada and my carrier is Koodo, they dont have that firmware. i managed to restore a backup with cwm. the backup is my rooted stock rom. There is still no network connection. I want to return my phone for a new one that works but I can’t if my phone is rooted and has cwm. The unroot zips aren’t working for me because I have cwm and it wont let me update from sd. I can’t figure out how to get rid of cwm. I can’t flash a stock rom because there aren;t any for me on the internet. All I have is my backup with cwm.

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

      as of now this is the most buggiest version, please update with DDKQ6. As in when the stable version of CM arrives, we will inform you about the same!

  • kenji

    help, i just installed cyanogenmod 7. The install worked but there is no data connection and no wifi. the browser and the market don’t work. next, i updated to ice cream sundae 2, still no internet fix. then, i installed cyanogenmod 7.2 and the problem got worse. No internet and no service. I couldn’t call anyone! How do i got back to the stock os. what is a good stable rom that wll work for me. i need internet.

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

      WHICH WAS YOUR STOCK OS, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE CORRESPONDING ARTICLE TO UPDATE WITH THE SAME!

  • julian

    help cant posr comments. says that it is duplicate

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

      YOU CANT POST DUPLICATE COMMENTS!

  • julian

    no internet how do i fix this

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

      you need to configure the apn settings!

  • Desmond

    Hey devs, note something VERY IMPORTANT. ROM manager WILL brick Samsung Galaxy Ace, hence we cant download ROM manager.

  • Desmond

    Does this mean that I need to root my Galaxy Ace in order to do this update?

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

      yes to update, you need to root the phone!

  • Sheelkumar M

    Please post new update for ace which will much reliable than the present mod 2.3.7. Also please remove all the bugs that were present in ddkq6 version. And please don’t provide the rooted version.
    Thank you

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

      hi sheel kumar, we will try our level best to sort this issue out by coming an article on the newest version whenever its available!

  • raziq

    but i cant enter into the download mode for that purpose…
    have i bricked my phone ?

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

      reinsert the battery and check with the same!

  • raziq

    the phone isnt turning on…

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

      update with the ddkq6 version of firmware!

  • raziq

    after backing up the rom my phone has turned of..and now it is not working

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

      ignore the backup and then again retry the process!

  • akshit

    hi neel i have a galaxy fit can i update it to 2.3.7?

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

      no akshit not as of now!

  • BRICKROID

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  • Rohit Soni

    i have done all you have said now when i switch on the phone just samsung galaxy ace s5830 is written and nothing is appearing after that? i am so worry please tell me immediately what to do?
    please help me neal….please :'(

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

      update with DDKQ6 firmware version! dont update with cm as of now as its buggy!

      • Rohit Soni

        but i really needed this one….wat to do then

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

          just wait for few days till the official version releases!

    • Ale_Brasil

      MAN CAUTION!!!!

      THIS TUTORIAL IS BAD….IT IS SHIT….YOU PROBABILY BRICK YOUR PHONE!!!

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

        it is unstable rom as its still in beta stage!

  • Rohit Soni

    dear neal in rom manager in Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery which model do i select?

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

      you can select file via recovery mode! dont SELECT ANY DEVICE IN CWM!

  • devesh

    dear neal do u thnk that ice cream sandwich will be available on galaxy ace if yes….. whn??

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

      it will be unofficially available!

  • Rohit Soni

    First of all sorry for my english in my galaxy ace when i press up home power key it is displaying RAMDUMP mode(arm9 mode) what to do to go to recovery mode plz answer fast anyone…. and i will shut it down many times but the same problem is there… how to go to recovery mode???
    plz help me
    reply needed……..

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

      press center key and power button to enter recovery!

      • Rohit Soni

        i want to ask one more question in rom manager in flash clockworkmod recovery what model i have to select?

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

          ignore this step and reboot the phone in recovery mode as mentioned earlier!

  • rayan

    Dear NEAL>>>>>>>>

    We have all understood quite clearly that THE SITE MENTIONS HOW TO UPDATE TO DDKQ6 !!!!!!!!!! BUT What u don’t seem to understand is that OUR HARD BRICKED PHONES DO NOT enter into download mode do not turn on and dont even show that they are charging…. all what we get is the yellow button on Odin that stops at the beginning of the update process…….
    Again my deepest thank you and gratitude for this CLEAR guide for helping me brick my Ace the hardest way. Purchased my ace a month ago for 290$ without warranty took it today to Samsung service care and they said motherboard needs replacement and it will cost around 200$$$$$$$$$ ………!!!… gr8 we are the test rats of this guide…..

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

      its very unfortunate to hear that but motherboard replacement is nothing to do with the update as both are independent things, the firmware only affects ROM and not any other part! I hope you know what we are talking of!

      • Ale_Brasil

        So, Neal, help us….many people are bricking their phones with this tutorial, don’t you see? You say there is nothing about exchange the motherboard so give us a solution, do a tutorial how to update brick ace to ddkq6!

        Thanks

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

          we know all the issues but you can reclaim the device after NOT BEING UPDATED TO CM7. though we have added a note in the article now!

        • Ale_Brasil

          How can I reclaim? I was reading at the internet about jtag service, but i don’t know what it does….do you know?

          thanks

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

            you need to apply with DDKQ6 Firmware!

        • Ale_Brasil

          Neal,

          I lost my patience with you….you only know to say “you need to apply with DDKQ6 Firmware” “you need to apply with DDKQ6 Firmware”

          How your stupid……HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW???????

          MY PHONE IS BRICK CAUSE OF YOUUU…….DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND ME?

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

            we have mentioned that it doesnt work on n/w locked phones! Since you have breached our instructions! we can’t help you for the same!

  • Miguel

    but how do i update with the ddkq6 can u pliz explain it to me cause really i dont know, Thanks in advance :)

  • Miguel

    i hace the same problem as ale_brasil, im trying to make the kies get online but it does not connect to reinstall the update, please help

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

      update with ddkq6!

      • Ale_Brasil

        Neal,

        Please get this topic off, many people are bricking their phone!!!!

        Please do a step by step in how to “update with ddkq6″ with phone bricked!!!!!!

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

          its already mentioned on the site on how to update with DDKQ6!

    • Ale_Brasil

      Miguel,

  • gogogog

    hey plz when i do long press on the main screen to remove widgets……it doesnt appears any options…help plz

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

      as of now CM is buggy, wait for the new version it may be solved!

  • Ale_Brasil

    But it is not question/problem!!!
    My phone do not turn on after step of ROM Manage…I get me microSD card and insid it there is fold called Clockworkmod, does it help?
    what should I do to get my phone back….do you now something?

    Thanks

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

      repeat the process ignoring that rom manager step!

      • Ale_brasil

        Neal,

        my phone does not turn on…please read my first post you will understand…I know ive done the updadte for my on risk but you are the one that can help.

        Thanks

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

          CM7 FOR ACE IS BUGGY, UPDATE WITH DDKQ6 to restore back the device!

        • Ale_Brasil

          Neal,

          How to do that if my phone does not turn on, does not come to download mode, mean to be dead after ROM Manager step!!!! Please read my first post that I explain what happen!!!
          Can you understand the problem and help me?

          Thanks

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

            install with DDKQ6 firmware update!

        • Ale_Brasil

          Yes I’m trying to do that….see my first post…Odin do not go ahead!!!!

  • Ale_Brasil

    How to update?
    I’ve bricked my phone too, same as many people in the ROM manage step, my phone will not turn on, no screen, always black screen. I’ve tried Jig cable and nothing happen. No download mode.
    The computer recongnize the phone only if I press and hold Vol up button+Home button+pw button, then I open Odin and the COM section turn yellow, then I load the package for DDKQ6 and start, show the below message and do not go ahead. Now more than 20min has been and Odin does not finish!
    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…

    I’ve read many internet post and they said that the phone is dead, that I need to exchange my motherboard…I will not believe that, what the ROM Manage can do to hard brick the phone?

    Please help me….I bought it with no warrant and I have no money to purchase other.

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

      As of now CM7 is in the nightly build, we are awaiting the fully launched version very soon!

  • Abhishek Suresh

    ok bro .. thanks.. when wil the official cyanogen mod comes for ace? not the alpha release

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

      there is no exact date but will come v soon!

  • Abhishek Suresh

    hey bro..i have already a cyanogenMod 7 installed in my phone.. can i update with this method in my galaxy ace .. can i update this over cyanogenmod 7 or i should downgrade first?

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

      yes but its buggy, its better to wait for few more days!

  • vikash agarwal

    hey,, i updated my Galaxy Ace with with canyon..now da problem is i cant sync my phone with outlook..wat to do? plz help

  • Giri

    Ooh damn .. I run Rom manager and back up , my ace become dead phone (it’s Bricked……it can’t be charge and flashing in download mode) ,, i’m little confused now,, I’m searching google , and get the solution to fix this problem. You must unbrick your device using RIFF BOX ,
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    Hi neal , i think you must delete Step 2: Clock Work MOD Installation from your instructions ,because it’s doesn’t need.

    you can entering the recovery mode without ROM manager and you choose the zip file form sdcard.

    Sorry for my bad english,,

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

      we have mentioned to backup your current rom!

  • mutt

    “After this from the list of options, you need to first up select the option of “Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery” which will flash the recovery mode in your phone.” <—– Can't find Samsung GALAXY ACE on the phone type list?!

    And eventually i've chosen it to random phone, and then reboot then…. my phone won't start ON. Won't go download mode, just cannot do anything. Except when i plugged in the phone to the COMPUTER and i HOLD volumeup+home+power it was detected but still nothing happened on the phone screen. TOTAL BLACK OUT!

    Which means, i've been googling around for 8 hours (from 11pm to 6am)!! To find any solution to fix this problem, so what i get is my that my ACE got a really HARD BRICKED! *barf

    Neal i think you have to put some more details on STEP 2. more people will get their ACE HARD BRICKED !! & probably will suicide because of it. Thanks i hope you understand !

  • Pedro

    dude, i got the same error, but even odin doesn´t recognize the phone. if you discover anything to fix it tell me please

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

      hi pedro, update with ddkq6 version of firmware!

  • Rupesh

    This not a stable version.. has lots of bugs.. i installed this on my Ace S58390 successfully… b ut i removed it and installed DDKQ6.. i will advice nopt to use it as it has got lot of buigs… better use DDKQ6 its most stable version of 2.3.4 for Samsung Galacy Ace yet…

  • aman

    Hi,

    I am using Andriod 2.3.4 and S5830DDKQ6 i am not able to instal apps to SD and the mobile is getting slow and the battery is also drying very soon. In the links above it shows as 2.3.4 then where is 2.3.7 link can you please assist me with updating my mobile to higher version.

    Thanks

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

      CLEAR THE CACHE AND APPLY DDKQ6 AGAIN!

      • aman

        Hi Neal,

        i had done it. i see that some are installed on phone memory and some on SD what would be the issue it should ask before it start installing rite? Can you suggest me which is the best version for ace in performance and in battery backup.

        Thanks in Advance……

  • Stephen

    i am on xwkpy is it safe to go ahead with this procedure?

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

      YES STEPHEN IT IS SAFE!

  • Jagdish

    Hi Neal,

    Somehow, I am not satisfied with the camera picture quality, not as clear as of stock camera. Can you please advise from where I can get the Stock Camera APK file or the ZIP file of Galaxy Ace so that I can install APK file directly OR extracting the ZIP file and replacing the existing camera files by making use of Root Explorer ?

    Please advise urgently.
    In case, you do not have the Stock Camera file of Galaxy Ace in that case give me the link so that I can take further action.

    Thanks in advance……

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

      please return back to the stock firmware!

  • Shrinivas Kumar

    and what is the stable overclocking speed for Galaxy ACE???
    n how do i overclock it
    setCPU doesnt go beyond 800MHz

    pls help

    • Shrinivas Kumar

      and also
      iam not able to find the STOCK Rom DDKQ5 anywhere
      pls pass me a link n also help me flash it
      thnx

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

        update with ddkq6

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

      its not safe to overclock!

      • Shrinivas Kumar

        :(
        overclocking was the main reason for which i rooted my phone

  • DC

    After installing Cynigenmod 7.1 flash is not working during video recording-in normal snap/camera mode it is working fine

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

      hey dc, there are some issues with this firmware!

  • Shrinivas Kumar

    Neal
    my phone hangs quite frequently after installing CM7
    also,
    my message skin is vanished
    social hub n all my other apps
    can i recover them in any way

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

      install the Google apps!

  • rayan

    my phone bricked after flashing CWM from ROM manager and I have chosen the wrong phone since i couldn’t find ace i choose something like \geek one\ i Shut down the phone and wanted to go to recovery mode and the phone isn’t turning on.It IS Bricked…… I tried getting into download mode through putting through putting the battery while pressing down volume and power button with the ok button. ..yet nothing black screen no download mode.. Odin is detecting the phone and showing a yellow bar yet it stops on setup connection and stays like that indefinitely ……..Dunno what to do….the guide above some how doesn’t even mention that you need to find your device specifically in ROM manger

    \After this from the list of options, you need to first up select the option of “Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery” which will flash the recovery mode in your phone.\….bricked on this step….
    any help is appreciated

    • Pedro

      i got the same problem, if you fix it tell me please

      • Ale_Brasil

        Pedro, se for aqui do Brasil me mande um email para trocarmos uma ideia, estou com o mesmo problema que vc.

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

          o seu melhor para reverter para a versão de firmware como DDKQ6 CM 7 é terrivelmente buggy! Vamos sair com a versão estável na melhor das hipóteses!

    • mutt

      We have the same problem, shit happens! :( I’ve been googling around, our problem is probably the worst one. So have to give it to SSC :((

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

        hey mutt, as of now CM7 is not a stable one!

  • bambang

    Can somebody respon about this ? better or difficulty seem like tricky with different way.

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

      as of now dont update with this version!

  • sara

    is this firmware would support adobe flash player in galaxy ace?

    and doing this may effect the warranty of the phone?

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

      no, not as of now!
      yes warranty will get void!

  • Viraj

    hey neal u didnt reply me yet…

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

      what is the issue?

  • Shourya bose

    Dude u serious when you say that S5830 users(like me) might one day get to see 4.0 ICS on their phones….?

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

      yes, but un officially!

      • Shourya bose

        Nice 1….! But jus one thing i wanted to ask, will S5830’s hardware specs be able to handle ICS in a stable manner…?

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

          yes, it will be!

  • Viraj

    Hey Neal I just Bricked up my ace…
    You should told that how to use ROM Manager.Because Many Guys Had found their ace bricked at this stage by installing other phone’s mod recovery as there was no galaxy ace listed in ROM Manager’s list….
    I am not Blaming You.It was my Mistake Though…
    I have sent my ace to samsung Service Centre..
    Can u tell me how much they will cost me.I have bought it 2 weeks ago..Pls help me…. :( :(

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

      you can’t brick the phone, you can apply the update of DDKQ6 to get back the phone!

  • jenzien

    hmm… it seems that i can’t connect with kies anymore :( back to original fingerbread firmware
    i just say this for people that still want to use kies after they got CM7

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

      cm7 doesnt support kies!

  • arpit chandra

    sir,,it ausum having cyno version in galaxy ace,,but problem is dat it very frequently hangs and stop showing menu,,it behave as dead phone den again i ve to install dis version,,,may b dis is not fully supported fr ace…………….

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

      cm for ace will be coming v soon!

  • yash

    how to do it from recovery mode

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

      its mentioned in the procedure!

  • yash

    hey in rom manager flash clockword mod recovery is asking for phone model
    so what should i do???

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

      ignore that step and flash via recovery mode

  • Shrinivas Kumar

    Dear neal,
    when i was rooting my phone n installing cyanogen mod, i updated the part 1 zip n den rebooted the phone n my cyanogen started without updating the 2nd part. is this safe for my phone?
    pls reply fast

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

      yes its safe but cm7 for ace is having many issues!

  • Juha

    Hi Guys,

    I also managed to stall the phone earlier with ROM Manager, is there any way to go around this or I should contact phone service for recovery. Currently I am not able to boot to recovery mode.

  • vjeko

    not god freezis all the time you cant put the message center nmb.everything is on default and you cant change anything going back to froyo because the ginger is not so god at all

  • Zubin

    Hey NeaL,

    2 feedbacks after using it for almost a week:

    1.I pause a song while listening music on headphones by pressing the answer button of headphones. However, when I press it again in CM7 it becomes robotic and the phone HANGS (FREEZES). The only way out is to remove battery and switch on again.

    2. The default alarm tones are very annoying and there is no way to customize it.

    Just a general feedback which you can probably forward the developers. Otherwise, this is 1000% times better than stock roms.

    The feedback is to make the CM7 experience even better.

    Cheers,

    Zubin

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

      thanks zubin for your valuable feedback!

  • JayJay

    So i can apply the stock of ddq5 2.3.4 to remove the cyanogen??
    Reply Please
    Thanks

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

      yes you can apply the same!

  • JayJay

    my default is froyo 2.2.1.
    Can i just update it to 2.3.4 ddq5 to remove the cm7.1 mod?

    Thanks.

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

      yes you can update to remove!

  • Jayjay

    hey neal i want to remove the cyanogenmod, how can i do that?? i want to go back to stock one. Relpy please. Thanks

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

      you can apply with any other stock update, just follow the corresponding procedure !

  • JayJay

    hey neal, how can i revert this back to my stock rom?? can i do it with the procedure using the odin?? i like to go back to OF 2.3.5 is it possible to do that?? thanks

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

      WHICH WAS YOUR STOCK ROM when you purchased? you can go back to any version of firmware!

  • jenzien

    nice… nice…! nice!!! NICE!!!!

  • mahmoud

    my phone is dead so how could i use this instructions to turn my phone alive again .please help as fast as possible

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

      apply the stock firmware like DDKQ6 etc.!

  • Fernando De Kevin Hayer

    what is the latest official android version for galaxy ace?

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

      ITS DDKQ6!

  • jenzien

    how to root android 2.3.5 XWKS2?
    cause this is what version i got now and i want to get the cyanogen MOD 7.1

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

      we will soon come up with the same!

  • aceisbestphoneever

    Hey Neal,

    I rooted my phone on ddkq6. You said that this method should work for this version as well. But I have a problem with rom manager. I have to flash clockworkMod Recovery so I press that option but then they ask for my phone model. The galaxy ace is not in the list. How can I fix this?

    next question: if I install this Cyanogen 7.1 is this a stable version and are there updates

    keep up the good work!!!!

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

      its not a stable version as of now!

      • aceisbestphoneever

        Can you answer this question as well?

        I rooted my phone on ddkq6. You said that this method should work for this version as well. But I have a problem with rom manager. I have to flash clockworkMod Recovery so I press that option but then they ask for my phone model. The galaxy ace is not in the list. How can I fix this?

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

          IGNORE THE ROM MANAGER PART IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE RAM DUMP ERROR!

    • nilesh

      dude do not give wrong phone model otherwise it will brick yr phone i alrdy did once

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

        its for Galaxy ACE only!

  • nilesh

    how do i do that can u suggest some link..?

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

      link is there in the procedure section!

  • nilesh

    how come you know its very simple ?? its nt in yr forum and i tried alrdy its nt working may be bcz of CM 7.1..
    and there no full bttry notification in this CM 7.1…How do i get that..??

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

      you need to flash with some addon!

  • Fernando De Kevin Hayer

    is this android version is official from android??

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

      no, its not the official version!

  • nilesh

    it is called jobmanager its a taskmanager when we long press home key but i dnt know how to install it i tried..plz give sm instruction ..

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

      please follow the instructions, they are very simple!

  • Kunjesh Kakadiya

    Thnk U So Mch Ws Findin It Frm So Mny Days Finaly Got It…:)

  • Zubin

    Omg! Omg! Omg!

    This is so freaking awesome!!!!!!! thanks a ton NeaL!!!!

    Have been waiting for this since ages now.. great work!!

    God bless!!

  • firdeen

    Hey NEAL,

    cm-7.1.0-RC1-Cooper-KANG-10.10.11-Grif_07_update_Part2.zip i cant install this file….it says bad then abort installation.
    then i reboot the phone, theres black background and android in the middle of it….whats happening???

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

      Phone is not rooted, please root the phone!

  • nilesh

    ok..thanx..:)

    and yeah how abt when i long press home key ther is no taskmanager !?
    how to get that..??

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

      You can download from the market place!

  • nilesh

    wifi not working !

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

      It will be fixed in the next version!

  • harshad

    wat shud i do now to recover ma phone back plz reply immediately dear…………….

  • harshad

    hey my phone is not switchin on plz helppppppppppppppp…………………..

  • nilesh

    can we do like directly insta.. clock work moed ace manually without rom manager bcz i alrdy bricked my phone by that rom manager..so..

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

      yes, you can directly install!

  • Kamakhya siddharth

    I updated to 2.3.7 and wiped data and also the cache but still the cyanogen sign keeps moving in circles and don’t show anything after that……please help
    Currently I installed first ua-rom. Pls help

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

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • anees

    can i flash the rom if i have ddkq6

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

      yes you can !

  • erik michiels

    Neal,

    when I try to flash clockworkMod recovovery with the rom manager it says asks for a confirmation of the model of the phone. The Ace is not it the list. Can I just pck one, or has this be the right one?

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

      YOU CAN TRY ENTERING INTO THE RECOVERY MODE AND THEN SELECT THE ZIP FILE

  • ganesh

    Awesome..

  • Karan Maisheri

    Why doesnt my samsung galaxy have flash option in video mode ????

    • Karan Maisheri

      Samsung Galaxy Ace

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

      it doesnt support some flash components and so does you are facing issues!

  • Jagdish

    Hey NEAL,

    Great news, finally you have released the long awaited CM7 ROM.

    Please note that earlier I tried GingerReal released by you and had lot of problems and then, as per your advise, I had flashed with DDKQ5 & finally with DDKQ6. After that, I came to know from one of my friend @ FirstUA Custom ROM and flashed my phone with FirstUA ROM. Presently, i am on FirstUA ROM V-1.2 (Android version 2.3.4, Baseband version XXKPH and Kernel version 2.6.35.7-perf-CL375596 ketut@ketut-lenovo #1).

    In view of the above, I need to know the following before trying this release :

    1) Whether I have to go back to DDKQ5 or NO NEED (I am on XXKPH) ?
    2) If no need to go back to DDKQ5 the, rooting is not required as my phone is already rooted and I can directly apply this update CORRECT ? Only thing is I have to download ROM Manager application to follow your instructions.
    3) Is this ROM is better then FirstUA ROM ?
    4) Can I shift all my APK to SD card to keep more internal memory free ?

    Kindly reply in detail so that I would not face any problem while applying this release.

    Thanks in advance and sorry for writting too much.

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

      yes, you need to go to ddkq5,
      please follow the instructions, its very much detailed!
      yes you can shift apks to sd!

      • Jagdish

        Is this ROM is better then FirstUA Custom ROM ?

        Please advise urgently. Waiting 4 your reply.

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

          you need to follow the instructions!

        • Jagdish

          I am asking question @ the FirstUA Custom ROM and not about the instructions given by you in the article.

          Please reply to my question to the point.

          Question = Is this CM 7 Custom ROM is better then FirstUA Custom ROM ?

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

            no, as of now CM7 has some issues!

  • Sandip Roy Chowdhury

    Request you not to use “Backup Current Rom”. It will make your Galaxy Ace dead.

    • zul

      is it? mine already dead… can it be rocover bro?

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

        have you taken the backup of your earlier firmware as mentioned in the article? If not then you can apply with the update of DDKQ6 DDKQ5

    • shailpancholi

      yu can backup the rom with cwm(clockwork mod)yu can successfully do it.thanx

  • arjun

    I rooted my ace and installed ROM Manager. but while i am selecting “Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery” option, its asking me to confirm the phone model ….but unfortunately there is no samsung galaxy ace listed. no samsung phone models at all. its showing only dell streak, huawei and some other models…. I already copied “recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.6-galaxyace-fix.zip” to my sd card…..plz help me

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

      have you tried updating from the recovery mode?

      • sanchay

        dude please help i tried updating from recovery mode and now when switching on it gets stuck at the galaxy ace screen what should i do? can i install another version? or is my phone bricked? please help!!

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

          apply with DDKQ6 update, everything will be fixed! try after re inserting the battery!

  • erik michiels

    Great posting!! I’m gonna try this one out. I have one question: I’m using the xxkph android 2.3.4 version. Do I have to install the DDKQ5 android 2.3.4 or can I just skip that part of the installation.

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

      yes you need to install!

  • Jagdish

    Hi NEAL,

    VERY GOOD NEWS. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

  • zul

    Dear Neal,

    I think I’ve bricked the phone. All sudden the phone black out during backup current rom. Is there any chances I’ll recover the phone. It can’t boot or what so ever. Please help!!!1

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

      where have you done it wrong?

      • zul

        I’ve successfully rooted. Then I’ve installed the ROM manager from the market. Then I flashed the clock mod recovery and still ok. Later I backup the the current rom, when it asked for the file name for the backup, I pressed the middle button, all at sudden it black out. It can’t be booted or on the phone. Is it bricked???

        • LIJO

          yup its bricked. go to service center and tell its not working after fw update. and Neal post dont use rom manager instead use clock work mod to back up rom.

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

            your feedback has been taken!

        • Babu

          Hi, zul this same hapening in my case. the phone is now dead. even it does not charge battery . Mr. Neal, Please resolve this issue.

          thank you in advance.

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

            apply with DDKQ6 Update, it will solve the issue!

  • Gene D

    The Galaxy Ace S5830 comes in three flavors: S5830, S5830L & S5830B (frequency differences), will the Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware work on ALL models? Appreciate any input. Thanks much!!

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

      no, it will only work on S5830 Model as its a n/w lock free device!

  • Pradeep Kumar Aitha

    It is not the official Cyanogen mod Rom! :(

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

      yes, its the alpha release!

  • karl

    one more thing .. I’ve done a web search about these cyanogenmod by kang & it tells that these update have trouble on wifi..

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

      yes but only on the static ips!

      • karl

        so u mean wifi is working ok?

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

          for some users there is an issue!

    • Nathan

      CyanogenMod is not made by KANG. KANG is a unofficial build of CyanogenMod. In the next few weeks a inside source from the CyanogenMod team told me that an official build is on the way. They might hold on until ICS is released.

  • karl

    hi! is this update applicable to rooted gingerbread 2.3.4 ddkq6 GA? thanx

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

      yes!

  • shailpancholi

    thanx a lot for posting this i owe yu dude

    • shailpancholi

      awesome can i put some screenshots on this site plz guide me for the same if yu all want

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

        sure you can put the links here!

        • shailpancholi

          neal can yu plz tell mw how to get my galaxy ace back to how it was??(the custom version of galaxy ace)

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

            you can update with the XWKS2!

        • shailpancholi

          ok thanx alot and screen shots i give the links here only na or some where else?

    • LeCezar

      Hi,
      Can u reply part 1, coz its doesnt wokr :/

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

        its a buggy firmware, it will soon be rectified in the coming versions!