`` Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with ICS 4.0 Styled Custom Firmware

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.


  1. 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 !!


  2. does battery life improve using this custom Rom?

  3. 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?

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

  5. 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..

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Hello everybody,

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


    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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 )

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

  16. 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

  17. 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… :(


  18. 100 % works thanx !!

  19. 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

  20. 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

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


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

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

  25. 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!!!!!

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