How to Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with ICS Android 4.0 Styled Custom ROM

Ice Cream Sandwich LogoMyth, no we are not talking of any myths here but “Myth” is an all new custom ROM which is being designed for Galaxy Ace S5830 smartphone. This Custom ROM firmware is mainly based on the Gingerbread 2.3.5 BUKS1 but if you have a look at the build number and the interface it’s an exact replica of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.1 version. In the due course of the article, we will check out on what are the features of this version. Please note that this is not an Official version of firmware which is released by Samsung Electronics.

Unfortunately, there won’t be an Official Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware due to hardware limitations. So, keeping things simple, we will first check out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow after which we will head directly to the procedure to apply this ICS Android 4.0 firmware, to be precise its Android 4.0.1 version.

Features of Myth Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Rooted Custom ROM Firmware,
  • Apps 2 SD Feature comes pre-loaded,
  • CRT Off Enabled,
  • Over Scroll Glow is enabled,
  • Extended Power Menu,
  • Preloaded with Google Maps 5.11,
  • Semi-transparent Touch Wiz,
  • ICS styled icons,
  • Android Market Powered with 3.3.12,
  • Disabled journaling ext4,
  • Comes with ICS 4,
  • Comes with Styled dialer, BLN Service, Google Music,
  • Custom Boot animation,
  • ICS Gennie widget,
  • ICS Clock Widget,
  • Supports Flash 10.1, 10.2 & 10.3

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.

Screen Captures of Myth Custom ROM:

ACE ICS 1 ACE ICS 2 ACE ICS 3 ACE ICS 4 ACE ICS 55 ACE ICS 6 ace ics 7 ace ics 8 ace ics 9

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Charge your device with the minimum of 80% so as to ensure that the battery is calibrated with which you will be able to enjoy the best of the battery life.
  • It’s always better to backup all your data present in your phone because after the firmware update the data present in the device may get lost or corrupted. To keep it simple, you can make use of below mentioned tips so as to backup / restore the data.

Note: Don’t use KIES to backup as KIES won’t be detecting the phone after this update since it’s a custom ROM.

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

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your Galaxy ACE S5830 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. After this, you need to disable / close all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites as these generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

USB Debugging

Let’s head to the procedure to apply this custom firmware in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830.

405 comments

  1. hi sir there are so many problem on my phone gal ace gt-s5830 the brightness and the wifi the wifi is error wen i was luck my phone and turn into error wen i was use again and the brightness is turn into dim and random automatically my buildnumber is XXXKPT and the baseband version is S5830XXXKPT so please help me how so fixe my phone please.

  2. doz the camera work?

  3. samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830i how to abgreat firmware

  4. yes it can run but specific games only

  5. How can i solve recovery mode error? When i run recovery mode and then choose APPLY SDCAD:UPDATE.ZIP, there is always being INSTALLATION ABORTED. Plz, Help me.

  6. where is download link

  7. its not working guys..and im not able to goback to the previous version too.  please help….!!!!!!!

  8. where is the download icon

  9. thanks a lot…it worked…!!!!

  10. Please advice… how to root my samsung galaxy ace..

  11. im having 2.3.6 in my galaxy ace..can any one tel me what is custom ROM? shal i upgrade icecream in my deviice?
    Thanks in advance..!!

  12. does it support Arabic language ?

  13. wifi and camera are not working

  14. I am not able to boot my phone after doing whatever you asked to do… :-(

    • ANY ERROR MESSAGE YOU ARE GETTING?

      • Thanks Pradeep..!! But i doesn’t help me.. after i installed .. it was showing only the samsung logo.. finally i again moved it back to 2.3.6 DDKQ6 version. Is there any idea.. when we ll get ice cream supported for galaxy ace.. Pls advice.

  15. Please let me know how to upgrade the Ice Cream Sandwich on my Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with detail instructions along with the download link.

  16. Rahulbhosale5888

    Update ke baad camera ya battery backup proeaseblem to nahi hoga na please tell me

  17. Rahulbhosale5888

    Update ke baad camera ya battery backup proeaseblem to nahi hoga na please tell me

  18. Rahulbhosale5888

    Update ke baad camera ya battery backup proeaseblem to nahi hoga na please tell me

  19. this ROM fixed the camera error?

  20. this ROM fixed the camera error?

  21. this ROM fixed the camera error?

  22. Does this Custom ROM work for a Galaxy ACE S5830B, with GB: 2.3.5 Baseband: S5830BVJKP9??????

  23. i am using Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830, do it support Ice Cream Sandwich?

  24. is this compatible with samsung cooper gt-s5830? please answer!thanks

  25. Hey, the upgrade and everything pretty much worked fine when I did it but… My sim card doesn’t work. It just says “no sim card” when I put it in. :|

    Any way I can resolve this problem at all..? Thank you!

  26. My phone’s PDA – S5830DDKQ8 and CSC – S5830ODDKQ7

    any new one available after this one??? if so wats the diff???

  27. Does this Custom ROM work for a Galaxy ACE S5830B, with GB: 2.3.5 Baseband: S5830BVJKP9?

  28. suyash agrawal

    I have updated my ace to cyanogen mod 7.2 . Is it safe for me to update it to update it to this ROM

  29. Sir I’m havin Galaxy ace wit gingerbread 2.3.4 for this I put galaxyics beta 8 it stopped with blank white screen at the boot then I recovered the GB how this happens……..

  30. hey i udated my ace with myth rom ics4.0.1 but no 3g or wifi connections are working i cant go inside market without logging pls help

  31. Will this void my phone’s warranty? Also, is it possible to revert back to gingerbread if I want to?

  32. hey when i start my phone, i forgot to clear cache and now it stucks at saying samsung http://www.samsungmobile.com pls help

  33. I have followed the instructions, wiped cache and factory reset the phone. I selected from the sd card and it says
    Status (0)
    Installation aborted.
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument)
    E : can’t mount / cache/ recovery/log
    E: Cant open/cache/recovery/log
    E: failed to mount/cache (Invalid argument)
    e: CAN’T mount/cache/recovery/last_log
    E: failed to mount/cache (invalid argument)
    And when i tried to reboot into normal mode, it’s stuck in start up mode now only can go to recovery mode. Please help.

  34. eu tenho galaxy ace s5830 e depois q eu baixei o android 4.0.4 deu um probleminha com a camera oq eu faço para corrigir esse erro?
    obg

  35. i have taken Samsung galaxy ace “S5830L”.. does it work for this model?

  36. Is camera working in this version?

  37. iam using samsung galaxy ace but i getting problem using the phone because i was tried to update the gingerbread 2.3.6 to ics 4.0 after using custom rom my phone become dead. now the problem is that my phone is not able to start. it shows only starting thing samsung galaxy ace s5830i, please solve my problem soon.

  38. Vishal Kumar Piscean

    can any1 tel me da procedure how 2 update Galaxy Ace wid Android 2.3.4….???

  39. i install d update when i reboot my phone will just only samsung galaxy ace and will not loading again wht do i need to do

  40. i have installed this… but my phone restarts when i open andoid market… what should i do next ???

    • wipe the data and check it should be fixed!

      • i didn’t managed to upgrade to ICS 4, i tried to wipe data/ factory reset it doesn’t work that either. the phone is stucked on startup screen. please help me … how to return to basic setup (initial OS)?!

  41. Plz guys.. don’t try this.. I tried and stuck up with my mobile.. Now I couldn’t enter into my old gingerbread too.. Nothing could do now.. :-(

  42. in the recovery mode it only shows the samsung logo and ramdump mode ( arm9 mode ), what should I do ?

  43. Hi! I’ve got a problem here.. I did everything successfully, and it can also run well, but the only thing is that whenever i use wifi, it will auto restart/reboot. Is there any solution for this? If lets say there will be an update to it, is it out yet? Thanks! :)

  44. I have rooted my Ace on 2.3.3 firmware.Now upgraded the phone to 2.3.5 do I have to root it again before update it with ICS Android 4.0 Styled Custom ROM.

  45. hello :D
    before installing this rom i just want to know whether the camera works. i heard that the camera doesnt work in ICS!!!! plz tell me does the camera work??????

  46. Hi,

    I rooted the DDKQ6 firmware successfully.
    In recovery mode, instead of “install from sdcard”, I could see “apply update from sdcard”. I used this option with the TheMythICS_Lite.zip file but like many others, I also received the error E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument )
    Then I tried to install the DDKQ6 firmware again but it didn’t go on after installation of amss. Now, i am only getting the first logo screen and the device is restarting again and again.

    Can you suggest something here?

  47. i tried rooting the device, clearing cache and factory settings, followed the instructions, taken out the battery/sim card, it stll can’t install and now is stuck at the start-up screen. i’ve been waiting for about 4 hours already

  48. i love this device.. thank you

  49. I have followed the instructions, wiped cache and factory reset the phone. I selected from the sd card and it says
    Status (0)
    Installation aborted.
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument)
    E : can’t mount / cache/ recovery/log
    E: Cant open/cache/recovery/log
    E: failed to mount/cache (Invalid argument)
    e: CAN’T mount/cache/recovery/last_log
    E: failed to mount/cache (invalid argument)
    And when i tried to reboot into normal mode, it’s stuck in start up mode now only can go to recovery mode. Please help.

  50. i forgot to clear the cache and my phone is not turning on .it simply shows SAMSUNG MOBILE can any one help me

  51. i forgot to clear the cache and my phone is not turning on .it simply shows SAMSUNG MOBILE

  52. sorry.. for rude comment but plz help me.. :-(

  53. hello
    i’ve followed the rooting instructions u mentioned and it’s done , but when i’m trying to apply the Myth from SD card it doesn’t work , it says
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument )

    and when i tried to reboot my mobile , it doesn’t reboot , it’s frozen on the opening screen

  54. I’ve done as stated
    i just forgot to use the phone in usb debug mode
    rest all i did correctly
    frst it was installing good
    then suddenly it stopd and showed some cache error.
    idk wat but now my phone dosent start
    phone
    samsung galaxy ace
    rooted

  55. i have done as stated in my galaxy ace
    but suddenly it showed some problem in reading cache or something
    this thing got struck and now my phone dosent starts

  56. I followed the steps and rebooted my phone, but now it doesn’t start again.
    It is stuck on the screen that says GALAXCY ACE GT-S5830 SAMSUNG.

    What should i do?

  57. to get into the recovery mode press +volume and menu bottom and power at the same time just a second.
    ;)

  58. Another question, do i need to do a factory reset in recovery mode and if so, will titanium backup be deleted?

  59. I am gonna install, but how do u get back to original firmware and does the wi fi work properly with this update?

  60. hi,
    I tried to update when i switched on my mobile by pressing +vol,Menu & power after powering up iam not getting in blue color screen i am just getting RAM dump Mode
    kindly help me

  61. Works perfectly…If you add in a little something to the instructions.
    The first time I tried to install it, the installation failed. But the second time, before installing, I formatted the user data and the cache partition using Clock Work Mod. I also cleared the Dalvik Cache from Advanced. Then after that I followed the instructions and Viola!

  62. where can i get the clock mode recovery for my Ace, i downloaded one from http://www.clockworkmod.com, but thats is not showing up in the “install from SD card option, i can see “the Myth” file in there. the clock mode recovery i have downloaded from that site is a disc image file. i tried to install “the Myth” directly but its not moving behind the start-up screen, please help me

  63. I have ANDROID 2.3.6 XWKT7 IS MY PHONE ROOTED OR I HAVE TO ROOT IT? CAN I INSTALL ICS WITH MY CURRENT VERSION OF ANDROID(2.3.6)?THANK YOU

  64. so now my phone can install apps that are actually for android version 4+? or my phone is actually still just android version 2.(point) something, please answer :)

  65. plz help how can i increase plz help

  66. i have updated it is gud but sound is too low of music and videos

    • @ASHWIN SUDHAN, Can u Help me how to updated it. i have try to update and i will reboot my phone and it display only

      GALAXY Ace
      GT-S5830

      SAMSUNG

  67. I have proper follow above all step then i will reboot my phone and it display only GALAXY Ace GT-S5830 SAMSUNG

  68. hi there i update my phone following above instructions to the t now my phone wont boot or even enter the recovery mode

  69. Hi,

    I have succesfully applied this advanced myth rom on my galaxy ace. Its working fine. When will I get the next update to this ROM. How will I be notified when a new upgrade to this ROM is available.Will it have any enhancement to the current version.

  70. i have installed iice cream sandwich on htc hd2 successfully but it has some slight problem that camera is not working prperly and battery doesnt hold much..why is it so..

  71. i have done all the process but it is takin a lot of time to reboot..how much time it exactly take to reboot

  72. Hi I upgraded and all but there is one problem I need to know hot set songs from music as ringtones also is therd any way I can supporg arabic on it?!!

  73. It worked!
    Thanks :D

    p.s. Waiting anxiously for your article on how to root 2.3.6 :)

  74. PLEASE HELP!
    I flashed a ROM called The End v2.5 for My galaxy ace
    The ROM worked alright for a couple of days.
    When I woke up this morning, my device was stuck on a boot loop!
    I dont know what to do!
    PLEASE HELP ME! :-(

  75. Aayush khajuria

    i have cwm installed in my phone can i still have this update or ineed to remove cwm recovery if needed hoe can i do it

  76. Aayush khajuria

    my phone is not working its not getting on help what to do

  77. Aayush khajuria

    how to roll back to previous original version

  78. how to get back to original firmware again

  79. I have rooted my phone using superoneclick
    I didn’t have clockwork recovery.
    I installed CWM v4.0.0.9
    It is working well and I have successfully performed nandroid backup.and restore
    I was wondering weather I can flash a custom ROM?
    Also, what is cf root and what is the difference b/w root and cf root?
    The method in your earlier article about rooting, is it cf root?

  80. Hi Pradeep,

    I use Android 2.3.4 build no: DDKQ6.

    Can i go ahead with this update?

  81. hello
    i’ve followed the rooting instructions u mentioned and it’s done , but when i’m trying to apply the Myth from SD card it doesn’t work , it says
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument )

    and when i tried to reboot my mobile , it doesn’t reboot , it’s frozen on the opening screen

  82. It gives me \failed to mount /cache\ etc errors

  83. dude..can u help me out wid its internal memory problem…its only 150 mb and gets filled so easily..i mean..jst tell me how to increase it…plz…waiting for ur response…

    jst wana link my memory card wid internal memory…thanks in advance brother.. u rock..

  84. awesome man…u rock..it works perfectly fine…m in love wid my fone again….its fuckin awesome…Dude u r ultimate..

  85. and if yes to the above how?

  86. if i update to this then ICS is geniunly released can I update to the real version??

  87. i rooted my phone but now i want to give my phone for warranty, how to roll-back to the warranty
    can anyone help i tried but it still the ics4 :(

  88. i cant send sms or call help

  89. My phone wont turn on ! Help me !

  90. wow thanks!!!

    it works great!! (it almost gave a heart attack cause its my fist rom installatiion)

    guys just follow to instructions…

  91. been with this custom rom for about a week now and everything seems to be working well with my Ace, thanks guys for all your efforts, hoping for 4.0.3 to come soon!:)

  92. E:failed to mount/cache (Invalid argument))
    E:can’t mount /cache/recovery/recovery_kernel_log
    E:copy_kernel_file::can’t open /cache/recovery/recovery_kernel_log
    E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument)
    E:can’t mount/ cache/recovery/log
    E:can’t open /cache/recovery/log
    E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument)
    E:can’t mount/cache/recovery/last_log
    E:can’t open/cache/recovery/last_log
    E:failed to mount/cache (invalid argument)
    How can i fix it ? After i reboot my phone cannot on and hang on the S5830 logo. Can help please ?~~ PLease ! Additional,how can i transfer the file ? My phone is stucked and the device cannot be detected. PLEASE HELP ME TO FIX IT ! Help me asap !~ Thanks You!~

  93. Hi, I am using Galaxy ACE with android 2.3.4. I want to update to the current version. In setting>about phone> software update, it is showing as no update available. How to update please intimate me.

  94. please available 4.0.3 for galaxy ace 5830

  95. hey after many times to try is work thanks god…. i got it cmw is the secret ingredients …. ok tnks man…….
    and i want to share this in my country thanks man its realy work it now……

  96. hey guys my phone is also dead after upgrade is not work plss any body who knows how to unbrick samasung galaxy ace 5830,, im in 3days living wt my dead phone thaks for the post grrrrrrr!!!!!

  97. Is there a way to get rid of it once installed ? I wanna go back to my factory galaxy ace version.

  98. Tried to install it.
    I had 2.3.3, perfectly rooted, a perfectly functional SD card as well.
    But as a lot of other people have found, I was getting the same error message. Something like ”can’t update… SD card not mounted…”

    Had to go through hell of a lot to get it functioning again. Thanks to the Odin software… I now have 2.3.5

    I personally like using new things whenever possible… but should have read the whole comment thread before I proceeded.
    Now that I have read it all, the last comment says ”It’s no longer recommended from us.”

    WTH dude, do you have any idea how many phones you could possibly brick with an untested process which apparently have plenty of glitches even if it can be installed somewhat.
    I agree with Stephen Elliot, you should take the link down immediately. Or at least put some fair warnings at the very beginning.

  99. plss healp me guys after updating my samsung galaxy ace using this rom my phone not start again….. my phone is dead after following all of instruction here.. plss can you teach me how to unbrick my samsung galaxy ace 5830 version 2.3.4

  100. I am tasting flavor of this rom since first day u updated it here . It is one of the stable & smooth rom I have experienced on galaxy ace . Brilliant work developers . Please post icecream 4.0.3 for galaxy ace. Hope again u r doing ur best …

  101. too many negative comments up there! i have read all the comments carefully(and also instructions..)…i have updated my phone earlier to gingerbread so dont doubt if i will follow the instructions or not.but still reading the comments, i am not feeling it safe to follow these steps….i am a big time user of wifi & gps ……and above, wherever the bug about wifi or internet is reported, there are \we will look into this kinda replies from you….I surely cant afford to lose my phone…
    so the question i want to ask u is shall i do it or not???????

  102. after installing themyth ics, i reboot my galaxy ace
    and a blank screen appears with samsung galaxy ace written
    but it is not starting
    what i do know

  103. i installed this and didnt installed and for my first time i failed !!! and why there is not any cyanogen mod ics for alaxy ace :(

    i have not clock work mod install on my device and could not install this on my phone .
    do i have install it certainly ?

    i change zip file to update.zip file as u said to a person HERE :
    —————————–
    Pradeep Neela Reply:
    January 5th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    dont use cwm for ace,
    no that’s not an issue! you can choose the option but for that you need to rename the zip file to “update.zip”
    ————————–
    but it didnt even start and showed some error in the begin . neela do u know that there is any cyanogen mode for ace … i saw for poor galaxy fit there is
    and do u know why i couldnt install it

  104. fist sorry for my bud english
    my phone is brick

    is my fool

    i folow some steps for un you tube video and now my mobile only have liltle text *android*

    the steps : my phone in system recovery

    wipe data factory resest and pick up yes
    next step wipe cache particion

    and apply update from sdcard and pick up this file icsunday2.zip

    and rebot the sistem and nothing

    you have some solution for me i wand to be abel to use my phone whit 235 or whit the mythICS

    ia have in my sd card yours 3 .zip upd_1 ClockWo…and TheMyth

    i inetnt do your 3 steps but ia have erors whit cache/recovery/last
    E:Can’t open /cache/recovey/log
    E:failed to mount/cache (Invalid d argument)

  105. fisrt sory for my bad english

    my phone is brick but is my fool

    i find now your blog and i want a litle help

    i dondt have noting now in my Ace is empy only se the litle text *android*

    i wave now in my sd card upd_1.zip , ClockWOrkModAce.zip and the theMythICS_Lite.zip

    whta i star my pfone en recovery system i wipe data/factory reset and yes
    adn wipe cache particion

    and then apply update from sdcard and i pick up the icsunday2.zip

    and rebot the sistem i wait for 30 minutes an only i can se the *android* text

    now i intent your fre steps upd_1.zip

    and the phone anser me E:can’t mount/cache/recovery/log
    E:can’t open…
    e: cant mount
    E: failed to mount/cahe

    you have some sugestion for me

    tnx

  106. This whole thing, as with so much on here, is completely bogus. makes you wonder if the actually test before hand.

  107. hey i m on rooted firmware i am not able to update this custom rom and now even my phone is also not starting plz help

  108. This rom has a very bad glitch in it. my phone restarts its self every 3-5 minitues. The best rom I have found yet is Mush*69.Rom

  109. plz pardeep help i cant update and i m on the rooted firmware and now even i m having a frozen screen and i cant start my ace plz plz help

  110. how do i delete this thing because i do not like it

  111. I am not able to find the options as described by you in the recovery mode, My current firmware is 2.3.4 ddkq5. Please help me in this regard.

  112. I am not able to find the options , my current firmware is 2.3.4 ddkq5.Please help me on this. In recovery mode i cant find the options as described by you.

  113. I did all of the instructions but i cant find the file ICS android 4.0 in my recovery mode. need help !!

  114. I have installed the myth ics succesfuly on my ace, but there is no swype function and also all the apps that were in the sd card are not showing up. Is there any way to restore the swype and the apps?

  115. Read the instructions over and over to be familiar with them then proceeded to the update, i followed every instruction carefully and now my phone will now go past the galaxy ace screen i tried to do a factory reset to see if it would help but it is still stuck on the main screen, now i have no phone!!! what do i do?!?!?!

  116. first of all sorry for my english
    i have android 2.3.7 in my galaxy ace,updated with cynogen cooper files…
    that time i have installed clockwork recovery mode and also rooted the phone..
    now i want to know that can i install this file themythics_lite.zip directly from recovery mode…please answer fast…..

  117. hey, i have updated my Samsung Galaxy ACE S8350 from Android 2.2.1 Froyo to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread DDKQ5 and now i want to update it to Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich, where are the links to download the software and its files ??

  118. how to make vibration when press touch button like( back key )in this rom??

  119. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is what i am talking about .. love andoridadvices for this

  120. i have followed the procedure but this is what i get:
    (Status 0)
    Installation aborted
    e:failed to mount/cache(Invalid argument)
    e:Cant mount /cache recovery
    Am using 2.3.5 xwks2 .
    i tried 2 rebbot and Now my phone is frozen at the samsung logo and does not work! what do i do? how can i mount d sd card again?…i tried everything possible! plz help!!!

  121. i have followed the procedure but this is what i get:
    (Status 0)
    Installation aborted
    e:failed to mount/cache(Invalid argument)
    e:Cant mount /cache recovery
    Am using 2.3.5 xwks2 .
    i tried 2 reboot and Now my phone is frozen at the samsung logo and does not work! what do i do? how can i mount d sd card again?…i tried everything possible! plz help!!!

  122. i cleared d cache n wiped out d data (factory reset) from the recovery menu….den installed d myth ics…..but b4 it cud complete i got an error! ” E: can’t mount / cache (invalid argument )…..i tried to reboot my phone but its frozen in a blank screen which comes after “samsung” and “galaxy ace” is displayed….what should i do???! plz help!

  123. Hello, The file is not downloading itself, with the mediafire.com link it gets stuck at 99% using orbit downloader and with normal browser it gets stuck at 29 mb completed

    Why is this happening?
    NB: I’ve tried downloading with chrome, firefox and safari..

    • please download it w/o using tools normally!

      • I tried disabling orbit downloader and then tried downloading it the normal way but it gets interrupted at 13 mb..my internet connection has no problems as i have been downloading files with bigger size with no problems..

        Please Help..

      • I tried..but it gets stuck on 61.3 mb now using chrome! I tried both the mediafire.com and the hotfile.com link but none of them get the job done..my internet connection has no problems and i have been downloading files which have a bigger size than the MythICS_Lite.zip file..

        What should i do?
        Please help..

  124. How do I update Google Maps when I update through market message shows “Package file was not signed correctly.”

    Please advise.

  125. my problem was, i didnt rooted my unit or anything, im a bit a newbie on these things, but i wanted to upgrade my ACE to 4.0 T__T now i want to revert it back to what it was

  126. i downloaded the ICS MYTH, copied the zipped file onto my SD Card, then rebooted my phone to install it, im not sure if it went through or installed but my phone just freezed onto a black screen. i tried to reboot again but it just went on the opening screen. i cant use my phone now, what should i do?? T___T

  127. Can t able to down anything from market please help

  128. I updated my phone and everything’s perfect except that it reboots very often and why can’t I install flash player its says its not compatible with my phone??
    PLS REPLY!

  129. any idea reagarding gps i needit for my woork

  130. any idea reagarding gps

  131. Hello,

    For installation you need Clockwork mod. If you have that then you wont face any difficulty.

    Can you tell me if there is any bug in WIFI? Because now it is not getting connected to my home network.

    I am using it since 4 days i did not face any problem. But now i am not able to connect to WIFI….

  132. Hey ppl…..juz nw tried upgrading my galaxy ace having android 2.2.1 i had rooted the phone also using the instructions given in in this website………..wen i tried updating my phone……i forgot the last step of clearing the cache nd rebooted it directly……..now my phone refuses to boot up and i tried booting it up in recovery mode….but in vain……..ny solutins???? guyzzzz……..plzzzzzzzzzzz help!!!! im gettin damn tensed!! reply fast anyone!!

    • you need to be on the rooted firmware!

      • yea….i had rooted my phone using superoneclick software provided by androidadvices.com i sucessfully rootted my phone and then carreied on with updating…….where i missed a step of clearing cache……plzzz hepl me……can i repair it myself or i need to take it to sum gallery for repair??? plzzzz help sum1!!

  133. Hey,

    After I update my phone, it always keep reboot every 5-15 minutes
    Please Help and Reply

    Thanks in Advance

  134. any idea reagarding gps and my flash player is not working

  135. HELLO THERE
    IVE Rooted my phone v2.21 as per your instructions in one of your guides and`the super user icon has also come on the app drawer
    But when i tried to check if i had root acess or not by using root checker app
    also root apps like dropcap2 did not work
    also clockwork mod recovery doesnt show my model
    what should i do now as i wanted to update my phone 2.2.1 to 4.0.1 (myth rom)

  136. did you find a solution?

  137. when will gps update be available

  138. i have followed all the instructions, but now my phone will not turn on, how do i solve this problem?

  139. when this come to i9003 galaxy sl ?

  140. Hi guys,

    Im running the new ICS rom. Does anyone know how to get the GPS to work on the Galaxy Ace? I have tried several apps and have edited the gps.conf file as suggested from other forums.

    It just keeps looking for GPS signal and wont get a fix no matter how long you leave it.

    If anyone has a working gps.conf file they could email to me that would be fantastic!

    Thanks in advance for any advice :)

  141. Dear Pradeep your are doing great to publish new release of firmware but I/we facing difficulty for that According to quote by Maarten on January 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm you are advise him to [you need to rename the zip file to “update.zip”] but it also happen in my case. My firmware is rooted one with ddkq6 2.3.4. I have installed Titanium Backup and have back-up all the data. When I update from your advice it is exactly happen like quote by nitesh on January 4, 2012 at 10:00 am (Status 0) failed to mount/cache(Invalid argument). Then My phone is not started early.
    Then I apply ddkq5 2.3.4 firmware through Odin
    AND FOLLOW quote by Siddharth Roy on January 10, 2012 at 3:03 am
    I think ClockWorkMod do the work.
    MANY MANY THANKS TO Siddharth
    Dear Pradeep Neela don’t mind please publish the article in such way that the command you publish should match with Phone options.

    I think “Install Zip from SD card” is difference from “apply update from sdcard” which is available on phone.

    Dear Pradeep Neela please reply in ICS Myth version music player has no option to enhance 5.1 channel, where is it? And also I can’t restore my old Music player which is early backup by Titanium Backup.

    Thank You.

    • YES BOTH ARE THE SAME OPTIONS! YOU CAN DIRECTLY RESTORE VIA TITANIUM. what is the error message you ar egetting?

      • Dear Pradeep please reply in ICS Myth version music player has no option to enhance 5.1 channel, where is it? And also I can’t restore my old Music player which is early backup by Titanium Backup.

        When I Restore music player it run a long time more than 15 min. and nothing happen. And I have to end the program by task manager.

        How to change ringtone as a mp3 file.

        Thank You.

  142. i have install ics myth..on galaxy ace….but it took 106 mb of internal memory…i have 64 mb free internal space now ….what to do??????????

  143. Dear Roy,

    Am new to rooting of devices.Plz advice,in the 3 points which is useful.Plz let me which i have 2 follow.Reply soon

    thanks

  144. is there a need to root the device everytime i installed a firmware?

  145. Dear Siddharth,

    I wanna install ICS ROM. Shal i do only 3rd part of ur info??

    kindly reply……

    P.S:I dont know anythg abt rooting and Custom ROM.

  146. hey brother,, hi there.. i rooted my phone to DDKQ5 version and successfully installed Myth ICS.. Unfortunately i unroot it. Can i root it back again without any problem even my phone is now with myth ics? or do i need to downgrade first? next question is after iinstalling ics it is still with DDKQ5.. should it be changed or what? thanks in advance

  147. Hi pradeep thanls for your updates
    can you please tell me this ICS 4.0 will support flash?

  148. Hello everyone,

    Big fan of this site and love ur stuff. XDA-forum is bit tough lingo for me, so I visit this site, for easy simple and digest-able instructions to root and install new firmwares to my Ace.

    Following this thread for some time and seems like we have some problems with installation.

    PLEASE FOLLOW THIS STEPS AND I ASSURE YOU IT WILL WORK, AS FEW MINUTES BACK I HAVE FINISHED INSTALLING MINE.

    1. ROOTING FOR 2.3.3/2.3.4/2.3.5/2.3.6/2.3.7

    a) Download attached file called upd_1.zip from link below and copy it to your sdcard
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=585310&d=1304408057
    b) Turn off your phone
    c) Press POWER+HOME BUTTON
    d) Select update from sdcard, select the file upd_1.zip
    e) After the update completed – reboot
    f) Now you have rooted S5830

    2. INSTALLING ClockWorkMod

    a) Download ClockWorkModAce.zip
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=654588&d=1310632842
    b) Copy ClockWorkModAce.zip file on SDcard
    c) Completely switch off the phone
    d) Reboot by pressing Home+Power button and then release only the power button
    e) Now goto apply update from sdcard >> then select the ClockWorkModAce.zip
    f) That`s it… After the process completed reboot your phone.

    Video Guide
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlgZK7VsecA

    3. INSTALLING The ICS Myth ROM
    a) Download TheMythICS_Lite.zip file
    http://hotfile.com/dl/142059743/d2e5551/TheMythICS_Lite.zip.html
    b) Copy TheMythICS_Lite.zip file to SD card
    c) Backup all your data and charge your phone to a good battery level
    d) Switch off your phone and re start it in CWM mode by pressing home+power button
    e) Go to wipe data/Factory reset >> click yes
    f) Wipe cache partition >> Click yes
    g) Go to Install Zip from SD card >> select the TheMythICS_Lite.zip file >> Click yes
    h) When it shows install from Sdcard complete >> goto main menu and restart the phone.

    When you boot it first time it may take 5-10 minutes. So be patient.

    Thats it.. You have ICS on Galaxy Ace S5830 now., Enjoy

    Video Guide
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGeUX5Vet6k&feature=g-upl&context=G2eaf18aAUAAAAAAAAAA

    • Dear Roy,

      Am new to rooting of devices.Plz advice,in the 3 points which is useful.Plz let me which i have 2 follow.

      thanks

    • Hi! Your post was very much helpful. I follwed it and was able to reboot the phone safely. I was also able to back up and restore my phone. What I request you to repost the above article again now sothat everybody will be able to update their phone. When I update the phone with ICS 4 beta version nothing works. With ICS 5 beta version the camera does not work. Once again Thank you for the post. I request you to repost again now. Thank you

  149. after updating my phone will any usb-related functions work?

  150. Hi, I noticed that after using this rom my phone reboots when i connect to wireless. Do you know how i can fix this issue by any chance?

    Thanks in advance.

  151. Hi,

    I followed your the steps mentioned by you.

    I rooted my phone. I can confirm because when i rooted my phone on one forum it was specified that if u see a application named SuperUser then your phone will be rooted.

    Then i downloaded the file and placed it on SD card.

    I could not see install from SD card so i chose apply update from SD card and selected the downloaded file.

    After doing that i am getting the same error that everyone gets.

    I tried to flash my mobile using ODIN but it gives the boot screen and reboots itself.

    Can you please help me with this problem.

  152. Hi,

    I followed your the steps mentioned by you.

    I rooted my phone. I can confirm because when i rooted my phone on one forum it was specified that if u see a application named SuperUser then your phone will be rooted.

    Then i downloaded the file and placed it on SD card.

    I could not see install from SD card so i chose apply update from SD card and selected the downloaded file.

    After doing that i am getting the same error as others are getting.

    i tried to flash my mobile using ODIN. but after flashing it does not boot. It keeps rebooting. Samsung logo comes and then it reboots.

    Can you please help me ???

  153. thanks for this i instaled this but flash isnt workink for every flash video is this normal exsample in one page i click on video and it say need flash 9,0 and i have instaled 10,2 on amy ace any idea other than that every thing works fine for now

  154. I have updated my ace with ddq6.Then I also rooted it.But the moment I select ICS myth Lite zip file…It first displays ics myth logo.Then suddenly disappears.It shows unable to mount.But I have followed all u r steps and sd card I did not unmount.

    Please look into this.Its a serious issue.As never before I had any problem following advices on u r website.
    This one is really very depressing.

    Or give me the link to do it the odin way.

    Please please help me.ICS is what I want on my galaxy ace.

  155. Dude, I followed all your instructions n all and ICS works…but as soon as I try and restore using CWM it doesnt turn on…please help? =(

  156. thanks..it works g8..:) it took 3min to instal..:) lovin the new look..:)

  157. finally you agree there can be a problem with some handsets and this firmware!!!

  158. es hat gut geklappt habe auf XWKS9_2.3.5 drauf gespielt.

  159. I had same problem. I reinstalled 2.3.5 using odin and putting phone into download mode. Follow following instructions
    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-xwks9-gingerbread-235-firmware/

  160. Which instructions?? Can you post a link, plz!!

  161. does Clock Work Mod Recovery automaticly install on your phone when you root it?

  162. Pankaj Viramgami

    Dear Neal,
    Please mention complete process to degrade or please give link to degrade…
    Thanks in advance..

    Pankaj

  163. please check this out there is problem in installing this update i am unable to install this update i have installed and also following ur instructions but when installing it is giving errors like
    (Status 0)
    Installation aborted
    e:failed to mount/cache(Invalid argument)
    e:Cant mount /cache recovery
    Am using 2.3.5 xwks2 .
    Now my phone is frozen at the start.. not able to start the phone normally.. am not able to use my phone..
    I have check all the reviews and instructions properly..
    Please help me out to fix my issue..
    Now what is my course of action to make my phone work normally…

  164. if i need to downgrade after updating to this custom Rom. is it possible? and how

  165. Hi,

    i also get errors: E:failed to mount/cache(invalid argument); E: Can’t open/cache/recovery/log ect…

    I root my phone with the upd_1.zip.

    Before using the ICS Android 4.0 Styled Custom ROM i update my phone with Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWKS9 !

    Can u plz help me!!!!

    or can i downgrade my phone with another .zip file??

  166. Brother pradeep…. first i installed ddqk6 from this it works fine.. then i root the phone with the same root topic from our site then there is super user in my menu then i download cwm from android market and installed it and as i did as u said in above instruction for installing ics… but its giving mount error… pls help… what that another guy saying install it from cwm … pls help

  167. Hello everybody,

    I installed on my Samsung ACE the firmware mentioned in the following link

    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-official-gingerbread-235-xwks2-firmware/

    So I ask, if I’ll follow the instruction, I can installed this “ICS Android 4.0 Styled Custom ROM”

    in my phone without any problems.

    Thank you for this amazing Site.

    Best Regards

  168. Hi ,

    Iam getting error E:Failed to mount /cache(Invalid agruments) i have stick to the instruction wat shoud i do ?

  169. I on 2.3.4 DDKQ6 – rooted it following instruction which came after this update on androidadvices

    I have tried clearing cache many times, but after starting update it gives same error. The phone still goes in recovary mode – starts the update – but aborts saying unable to load //cache. After this If i try to reboot it gets stuck to opening screen for ever.
    I can also go to download mode by pressing volume down+menu+power – Can I use this to recover my phone. Please guide as I am not able to use my phone now

  170. I have successfully installed and very pleased with this ROM’s UI & performance.

    For all those facing “Mount Error”:
    Please install CWM first, then restart and go to recovery mode.
    Install this update from CWM, you wont face any error.

    @Pradeep Neela: Please stop saying just “Follow the instructions carefully”. You haven’t mentioned installing CWM in article.
    You may wish to add this.

    Thank you for this update :)

    • hi swapnil, kindly refer the FIRST LINE OF THE PROCEDURE WHERE WE CLEARLY MENTIONED THAT USERS HAS TO INSTALL THE clock work mod recovery which is same as “CWM”
      thanks for your feedback!

  171. hi guys

    firstly thanks for all your info on the ace Pradeep its most welcome

    secondly i followed your instructions to the letter and i ended up getting stuck on the boot loop as many others have and yes my phone is/was rooted i was on the official 2.3.4 gingerbread “rooted”
    and i started to panic because nothing i could do would get it out of this boot logo loop

    so i ended up using this
    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-official-gingerbread-235-xwks2-firmware

    took me several attempts as i kept getting force close errors

    so keep at it and you will get out of this semi brick

    shame as i like the idea of having flash on my ace as for me this is the only thing an otherwise great little phone is missing

    keep up the good work pradeep and thanks again

  172. hey i successsfully updated my phone but the thing is that when ever i open wifi phone rboots automatially is it a bug???????
    pls help me out

  173. are all bug fixed????

  174. Dear All ,

    I have never root my samsung galaxy ace S 5830 , Can u please provide me the latest available version & procedure how to root the phone !!

    Thanks
    Niraj

  175. does battery life improve using this custom Rom?

  176. I have followed al instructions carefully. My phone as also rooted phone. Udate got aborted. No I am able to bo to recovary mode- it shows the zip file – after selecting it also starts updating but aborgs in between saying unlable to load //cache . How to bring phone back to working with any ROM? please help, phone gets stuck on the opening screen. I am able to on download mode on phone, is there any other option to unbrick using download option?

  177. Phone gets stuck on opening screen after trying to update. Update fails saying ungable to mount //cache. How to make phone usable now?

  178. I am unable to find the option “install zip from sd card”.my android version is 2.3.4, baseband version is S5830DDKQ5 and build number is GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5. Please help me with a solution..

  179. I have 2.3.5 xwks2 but till date i’ve not found any root for xwks2, so i guess i should first switch to DDKQ5 or 6 then root it and the install this \Myth\, but DDKQ 5 & 6 are 2.3.4 so isn’t it older than 2.3.5 and shouldn’t i upgrade to MYTH from 2.3.5 rather than 2.3.4?
    AND how much & in which sense is this MYTH rom beneficial ?

    Pls shed some light on this.

  180. repost: It works!!! Thanks for this update. But I encountered few bumps. Internet browser force closes within 10 minutes of usage. Is there a fix on this? It happened to me everytime since I installed Myth last night.

  181. It works!!! thanks for this update. But I encountered few bumps. Internet browser force closes within 10 minutes of usage. Is there a fix on this? It happened to me everytime since I installed Myth last night.

  182. i done all the things as you mentioned in article.. but not installing, its getting error… As above mentioned people.

  183. The current OS on my phone is Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWKS2
    how to root this??

  184. Hello everybody,

    I installed on my Samsung ACE the firmware mentioned in the following link

    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-official-gingerbread-235-xwks2-firmware/

    So I ask, if I’ll follow the instruction, I can installed this “ICS Android 4.0 Styled Custom ROM”

    in my phone without any problems.

    Thank you for this amazing Site.

    Best Regards

  185. Dear Pradeep Neela..

    I had 2.3.4 DDKQ6 firmware with rooted as per your (How To Root Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 on DDKQ5 / DDKQ6 Gingerbread Firmware) previous rooted post. Can i install this rom? Waiting for your response.

  186. hello
    i’ve followed the rooting instructions u mentioned and it’s done , but when i’m trying to apply the Myth from SD card it doesn’t work , it says
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument )

    and when i tried to reboot my mobile , it doesn’t reboot , it’s frozen on the opening screen :( :(

    • i have the same problem :( its frozen to opening screen.cant go reset to factory settings :( please help!!!! i also tried the odin software to install the previous update but nothings happens :(

      • S Thiruvengadam

        Remove the battery and reload it. Go to recovery mode by pressing menu button and power button. If you can go there remove the cache and power off. Now try to load the firmware through ODIN through download mode.( Press Volume down+menu+ poer button simultaniously) It will work. Do not panic and do it calmly.

  187. hello
    i’ve followed the rooting instructions u mentioned and it’s done , but when i’m trying to apply the Myth from SD card it doesn’t work , it says
    E :failed to mount / cache (invalid argument )

  188. dont do this its not installing at all after following all the instructions

  189. This is not working as I get the same error as above. I cant mount some directories. Is the update trying to access
    any folders those have no read/write permissions?

    Though I can go into recovery mode successfully and give the update from there. I get an error like above..

    Hope for the fix asap since I am not able to use my phone nor can I update back to 2.3.5
    :(
    Ananth

  190. Hi…

    I can find the file in my sd card and when I give update from sd card it throws an error stating..

    unable to mount

    Is it trying to access some folders that have no read permissions???

    I have rooted my phone and have installed Clockworkmod ROM Manager as well and have installed that custom rom

    Hope you can get back asap as my phone stopped working… I am using a temporary phone till now… :(

    Regards,
    Ananth

    • but why you have unmounted your SD? WE HAVEN’T MENTIONED TO DO SO!

      • Srishan Bhattarai

        Does this work on Ace running cyanogen roms?

        i have android 2.3.7 running CyanogenMod 7.1. Its obviously rooted with DDKQ6. however, i have very little phone memory available. will that create a problem?

  191. 100 % works thanx !!

  192. please check this out there is problem in installing this update i am unable to install this update i have installed both applications for rooting and also following ur instructions but when installing it is giving errors like
    (Status 0)
    Installation aborted
    e:failed to mount/cache(Invalid argument)
    e:Cant mount /cache recovery

  193. please tell me the whole process including the root process as i am unable to install update using ur all instructions carefully thanks in advance

  194. unable to install from sd card in recovery mode unable to mount error and now phone is not even starting up

  195. HEY MY PHONE IS NOT SHOWING INSTALL ZIP FROM SD CARD N I M NOT HAVING CLOCK WOK MOD
    IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO UPDATE MY PHONE AND IF NOT THEN WHAT TO DO???

  196. Do we need to extract ? Because i was getting some errors. :)

  197. Do we have to extract that zip file. ?

  198. Hey,

    i’ve got a couple of questions.
    1: I rooted my phone on the firmware 2.3.4 ddkq6. Is Clock Work Mod Recovery than automaticly installed on my phone or should i do that by myself. If so, HOW?
    2: I recovery mode I do not have the option “install zip from sd card” or “clear cache”. Instead of that I have “apply sdcard update.zip” and “wipe cache partion”. Is that a problem?

    Thanks a lot for this article!!!!!