How to Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with Official DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace LogoFor all those who are having Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smart phone can now roll up their sleeves as an all new update has arrived which is a Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware version and is dubbed as DDKQ8. This firmware is officially rolled out for Indian users and since it doesn’t come with the boot loader, you can easily apply on any of the ACE S5830 smartphone. In the due course of this article we will also be checking out on what are the pre update instructions followed by which we will check out the detailed tutorial on how to apply the same. We are not having the exact change log on what are the things which are new and improved but there are some minor performance fixes which have been done in this update. In this update there is an all new option of Lock Screen which resembles more like the screen lock for S2.

Note: Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROM firmwares or say if the device is rooted, then the rooting access will be revoked. The best part is the warranty can be reclaimed after applying the update. Just in case if you wish to root the device after applying this firmware, we will soon be coming up with an article which will help you to root the device on DDKQ8 firmware. It was the last time when we saw on how you can update with DDKQ6 update.

Rooting Information: In the process of this firmware update, the phone won’t be rooted as this firmware is the official release released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd.

Enhancements in DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Release:

  • Improved Battery Life,
  • RAM DUMP Mode error solved,
  • Home screen lag and the brightness bug has been solved,
  • Stability fixes have been induced in this version,

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Pre Update Instructions:

  • In the process of firmware update process, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. So to safeguard the data you need to back up the same with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Up next you need to disable all the Security suites in your computer and uninstall all the antivirus apps in your phone. Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed instructions on how to apply this update.

  • anurag

    where is the down load link

  • http://shree.com shree

    Does it apply for S5830i

    • Pradeep Neela

      no shree its not applicable for S5830i

  • http://shree.com shree

    Does it apply for S5830L ?

  • http://shree.com shree

    Does it apply for S5830i ?

  • pimpelmees

    The downloadlink is broken… is there a replacement ??

  • Guillermo Acosta

    Does it apply for S5830L ?
    Thanks your kind repy

    • Pradeep Neela

      no its only for S5830

  • Swapnil

    hey please help me dude….odin is showing no phones connected….or it dosen’t turn to yellow when I connect my phone in downloading mode….:(

    • Pradeep Neela

      press Menu Button + Power button for download Mode

  • Girish

    Hi Neal,

    I have updated the latest firmware DDKQ8 to Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I am facing some music player issue. I play the music through headphone. I get the call while music is playing. Music pauses and I receive the call, finish talking and disconnect the call. After call the music should play where it has paused, but here it does not restart. I don’t hear it in my headphone. I can play music through my phone speaker but not in my headphone. If I need to hear music in headphone I need to restart the phone and play. Again if I get call while playing music through headphone it gets stopped. I am facing this problem in previous firmware too i.e. DDKQ7.

    Please help!!.

  • Girish

    Please help me to solve above issue..

  • Tusshar

    File Is Not Available Please Help.

  • G

    Hi Neal,

    I have updated the latest firmware DDKQ8 to Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I am facing some music player issue. I play the music through headphone. I get the call while music is playing. Music pauses and I receive the call, finish talking and disconnect the call. After call the music should play where it has paused, but here it does not restart. I don’t hear it in my headphone. I can play music through my phone speaker but not in my headphone. If I need to hear music in headphone I need to restart the phone and play. Again if I get call while playing music through headphone it gets stopped. I am facing this problem in previous firmware too i.e. DDKQ7.

    Please help!!.

  • Nitesh

    Sir, my fone is not working properly for a few days. Was told by the vendor that i need to re-install firmware. but he says that in the process d motherboard could get affectd. Is it True? Should i go forward applyin this update?

  • joyal

    Hi Neela, I replaced my galaxy Ace touch screen as it was broken. now i have problen that the phone hang and i have to disconnect by power switch. my phone becomes hung and at times blacks out. I have to remove the battery and restart. please provide a solution if any.

  • Nicol

    Hi Neela,c how come the package is gone when I clicked the link? Anyway I did this now my phone won’t turn on after it said ramdump arm9 mode… and turned off. What do I do? please help! :((

  • ALE

    Can i run this update through clockwork mode recovery menu, option install zip from sd card also?

  • James

    The link for the firmware package does not work – Please fix

  • Dhibu

    Can you please give me the link for downloading,
    this link is not working..
    please..

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can find the same from the procedure section

  • jerlee

    hi can i update my galaxy ace with this new update? i have already cm7.2.0-rco-galaxy-kang.. tnx

  • Cata

    New LINK?????? PLZ FAST

  • Shreyansh

    i have upgraded my galaxy ace to 2.3.6 but i m facing a problem now its vibration is not working. what do i do? i looked in to settings->sounds also restored back to factory setting but all in vain. pls help me asap

  • David W.

    Many thanks for this, it got me out of a ‘bricked phone’ situation after trying an upgrade.

    • Pradeep Neela

      thanks david for your appreciation

  • czaryoonzy17

    can you teach how to extract files.cause i dont get it..the files n my phone dot apear in my laptop?

    • Pradeep Neela

      download winrar from Google

  • Bhargavi

    Hi, I tried doing this. Infact went on very smooth and I was happy to see so easily my Froyo got converted to Gingerbread. But once the reboot happened, my phone never started. Could you pls suggest me something to bring my phone back to life!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Eng.A7medMa7rous Ahmed

    does it support Arabic and Arabic fonts and if not
    how to get it so please help

    • Pradeep Neela

      it doesnt support arabic by default

  • Ahmed

    does it support Arabic and arabic fonts and if not
    how to get it

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can install the arabic language pack, by defaULT IT DOESNT SUPPORT

  • Norine

    Thanks so much! easy to follow and works!

  • nikit

    hello
    i had updated my ace on cyanogenmod7.2 but i find it a bit laggy and want to get back to the original samsung software can i do this by applying the above mentioned update

  • Pradeep Neela

    yes nishanth you can directly apply the update

  • shosho

    there is a password :( i couldn’t extract anything :”””(

  • DarknEss

    hey Please help me out..!
    stuck up while upgrading my samsung galaxy ace to gingerBread
    :(

  • DarknEss

    status:” odin mode.. check plcatform verification.”
    from past 45 mins :(
    what to do?

  • Kevin

    Does this version come with Chinese???

  • martin

    4 hour fight with a lot of nerves, but BIG THANKS 2 Pradeep! It took at least 20 tries, when I did everything according to the description, but the 21st one suddenly worked. Thanks man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinayzaveri Vinay Zaveri

    I followed the full procedure except i did not select the wipe data/factory reset option. Will this create any problem.

    • Danna

      No. After you update it, you can also wipe data there if you forgot.

  • Mihir

    reboot mode is pressing vloume up+ok button+power button na ?
    In article it is wrong then….
    after entering reboot mode only logo is coming (SAMSUNG) with RAMDUMP MODE in upper right corner…..nothing else ahead…..

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      PRESS MENU BUTTON AND POWER BUTTON

  • Mihir

    system.rfs download ………got stuck….wat to do ?

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      Check with the rfs image download

  • Mihir

    hey ID COM section is not turning yellow…..my PC cannot detect the device ……

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you cannot apply the update

  • http://twitter.com/Endeavour88 Francesco Romano

    I confirm, use Odin 4.42, but together with Cooper_v1.0.ops!!!

  • Vikaskathuroju

    Hi  there !!

    I have updated firmware through odin it updated sucessfully !! but earlier i have updated the custom roms like ics myth and after that Cyanogen mod 7 .2 and Cwm recovery as well everything installed sucessfully but i din like some features and rolled back to Gingerbread Dkq8 2.3.6 !!

    now i have gingerbread DKQ8 now and when i connect the usb and open the kies software it getting an error  message that reconnect the device and start ! drivers are successfully installed !
    could u please tell me what could be the problem !!

  • http://twitter.com/geekinsai geekinsai

    I just try this 2 hours ago. Facts to keep in mind:
    – Use Odin 4.42 for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830- When locating the .ops file, the programa (ODIN) must detect the file as the phone model (in this case GT-S5830).- If the method keeps showing the MBIIB, you must detect if the program is the good one.- The following page show the differents version of ODIN and the correct .OPS file. (Spanish inside, so grab a translator if you want). 
    *
     
    http://droidangel.blogspot.mx/2011/05/odin-multi-downloader-flasher-program.html 
    *- The firmware, you better look for an official release only; but if you want to check other non-official firmware outside, go ahead.

    Follow me on @geekinsai:twitter 
    Thanks in advance for the tutorial.
    BTW, I was upgrading my phone from 2.2.1 Froyo to 2.3.3 Gingerbread.

  • zzy3

    my phone’s version is 2.3.6 buh temple run nd other such games arnt workin on it!! whyy????

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes the same can be updated

  • Lohith

    Thanks a lot…:)

  • Dinyar Rustomji

    I had upgraded my Ace S5830 with the previous upgrade Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 hence can I upgrade my ACE to the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Official ???? Without any problems ???.It refused to upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKPY. The upgrade failed Twice and I had to revert back. Thanks for ur HELP.

  • Dinyar Rustomji

    I had upgraded my Ace S5830 with the previous upgrade Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 hence can I upgrade my ACE to the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Official ???? Without any problems ???. Thanks for ur HELP.

  • flash

    wifi problem it get stuck at obtaining ip address help me

    • Jaredsmr2

      these more than one wifi problem with this update

  • abin francis

    hi guys,
    I tried to upgrade galaxy ace to 2.3.6 and in middle i restarted it accidently. On my second try it is showing an error
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    And now phone is not working at all.

    Guys need your help. any solutions….

    • abin francis

      after several attempts it went through.

      now every things works fine except wifi.. not able to access internet via wifi.

  • Rajesh

    plz tell me what is the problem on 2.3.6 firmware

  • adam

    i have installed this and works well except i cannot use my network data
    hope u reply soon

  • Shoan

    Even after the updating, it still says 2.3.4 is installed on my phone.. please help..

  • suN

    Hi,

    ThanK for the Firmware, I upgraded my phone with in less than 5 minutes. It’s really a great and works wonderfully. Thanks again for the software and such a nice page.

  • Shoan

    Hi Neel.. I followed all the steps and went through perfectly fine.. However in About Phone it still says Android Version to be 2.3.4 and Baseband version S5830DDKQ5.. what do i do?? :(

  • misbah

    after saying detected when i click start it says big partition size and then MIBIB download

  • Zeeshan

    Hope someone may guide me. i have samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830. i was running gingerbread 2.3.6 with root. today i made backup of all the downloaded apps through titanium backup. My phone memory was very low so decided to run factory restore and the reinstall apps afresh. i would like to mention here that i have successfully upgraded the OS of my set for couple of times and had absolutely no prob. but now im in trouble as my phone gets on and its setupwizard collapses. there after nothing can be done. tried to reinstall the 2.3.6 using odin but when i press “start”, after a short interval it gives the fol msg: “cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32″.
    Device is connected and other checks done by odin are ok. So now im unable to use my set. Can someone plz tell me what to do???? plz

  • Dev

    i followed these step to update my galaxy ace phone but now its not getting on. It still showing turn on samsung graphics. what will i do? pls replay me.

    • daniel

      hi, you can use odin to flash a firmware that is stable, i suggest you to flash gingerbread 2.3.4. just google the firmware you want to put and look in youtube on how to do it

  • daniel

    hi,
    i tried to install the 2.3.7 version with odin and it didnt let me,after an hour i unplugged the device and it stock in download mode even if i turn it off and on again and again, later i fix it using cwm-recovery-ace.tar with odin and now i cannot lock the phone and my homescreen botton does not work, the internet sometimes forces to close and it is now really slow… is there a way to fix this? PLEASE ANSWER

  • Amol

    Hi,

    I upgraded this version and it was working fine… but from last week.. i am facing new issue with my phone…
    – My GTS-5830 is not detecting on PC and it is showing an error.
    “one of the usb devices has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it”
    “Unknown Device” with Yello bang in task manager.
    – Tried on 2-3 PCs but same error.
    – Due to this am not able to upgrade it again too using ODINI tool.
    – Phone also not working properly…

    Kindly assist me here pleaseeeeeeee.
    Is there any other way to format it or upgrade it???
    Or I have to go to Samsung Service center :( ???

    • Amol

      Commnet please………..

  • Mahmoud

    Hey Neela,

    1st I’d like to thank u 4 ur great topics it’s simple and easy to apply

    2nd how to make this version supporting Arabic language ?!

  • apparao

    Hi my phone didn’t had option for update software.
    When i presee menu and power button it gives the silent mode,flight mode and power off.
    how can i update ?

    • Sahan

      Go to settings and at the end there is an option called “About Phone”. Go there and at the top there is update option.

      • apparao

        hi, there no Update option.

  • anish

    Hi,

    I am using galaxy ace. I have rootedmy ace gingerbeard 2.3.6 to cm7 (which has gingerbeard 2.3.7. I have backup of contact in kies now iam not able to retrieve it . I have tries some converers it wont work for me. I want to know how to roll back to my original os just before cm7. I have taken a backup in CWM v5. I have tried to restore it
    1. wipe out factory data
    2. restore

    bydoing this some error with restoring of system so when restarting the phone it got stucked?
    what to do now?

  • Anilraj

    Thank you very much successfully updated 2.3.6

  • jorge33495

    Hey guys,
    I’ve been off for some months, the last version i have is 2.3.4 with DDKQ5.
    Do you think it worths to move to this one? What are the main advantages (and disavantadges)?
    Thanks for the help!

    • Pradeep Neela

      exact change log is not yet available!

      • jorge33495

        But besides the log, does anyone one can give the feedback, if it worths moving from one to the other? Just to have an idea

  • pkp

    hi,
    i install it already.. and it works well…
    somehow the RAM run freaky high 247..
    is it any way to decrease it??

    and may i ask how can update language with chinese input??
    because i cannot change to chinese input…

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no workaround to reduce the ram usage!

  • Ankit

    i am getting an error that says ” cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    • Pradeep Neela

      please check with your usb ports!

  • Ankit

    I have tried updating to the myth but it was aborted and now when i switch on my phone it freezes on startup screen…
    Now i tried to revert it back to gingerbread through Odin but after i get in download mode and press start in Odin it gives me an error that “Please connect phones !!”….i tried to remove the cable and insert but it is still the same….Please help

  • Ankit

    I am using windows xp and it always says found new hardware but when i click nextand install drivers it says that the device was not properly installed…:(

  • Ankit

    I am getting an error saying “Please connect phones! !” when i press start..

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      Remove the phone & pc connection and try to reconnect, once PC finds drivers for the device it will be perfectly connected.

  • Karen

    It’s great that my comment is still awaiting moderation!!!!!!! I need advice on my problem :(

  • sumanth

    Hi PPL,
    I recently updated my galaxy ace to DDKQ8 firmware. The appearance of the lock screen is changed and it looks good , thats good. But I have noticed the following problems

    1. When I start the FM radio and try to change any channel, the phone hangs and becomes too slow to respond. Even after killing the radio application using task manager, I am not able to get my phone working again. The only way to make it working again is to restart the phone.
    2. I usually enable GPRS only when need and turn of when not required. The GPS does not start sometimes even after ‘ENABLE PACKET DATA’ option. Again , I need to reboot the phone to get it working again.

    Anybody facing similar problems with your phone ? can you share your experience.

    • Pradeep Neela

      there are still minor issues!

  • Izzul Rizqan

    now where is the link?

    • Pradeep Neela

      its there in the article!

  • Frank

    Do I really need to wipe the partition/factory reset?

    • Yogesh Patel

      Yes.

  • ekita

    my phone get stuck on welcome note after rebooting.. :-(

  • chester

    awesome……..i already upgrade from froyo 2.2.1 to 2.3.6 !!! thx

  • Deepak

    Great job Pradeep. It works very well on my phone.

    I just have one problem with this update. Wifi connection is frequenty lost after 1 or 2 mins. Can you please help me here ?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Ronald

    Can I use this update with my Galaxy ACE? PDA: S5830BVJKP9 CSC: S5830BCRCKP1

    Does it have Spanish language?

    • Neela Pradeep

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE!

  • Shreekanth Shivram

    Hi Pradeep –

    Upgraded to this one a week back ..Everything went smooth ..Thanks for your step by step procedure …One request though – in your zip file that contains the update, could you seperate ODIN from the zip and keep it seperate. I already had the ODIN but had to download it as part of zip and since my connection speed is not that great, took real long time …

    Although most of them mentioned about better battery post this upgrade, well i did not find such a huge difference. But other things like call receive and unclock screen etc is cool …

    Regds
    /Shreekanth

    • Neela Pradeep

      thanks for the feedback!

  • Jie

    is it only for IND users..??

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      No its for everyone.

      • Yasar

        admin pls clarify..

  • Yasar

    I bought the ace in saudi arabia…my version is 2.3.5.can i update this version..pls help..

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update!!!

  • Najmal

    Can u pls send the screen shot of the screen lock so coz. i cannot see any change in the screen lock.
    Thanks.

    • Pradeep Neela

      its same as the earlier or current firmware version!

    • Pradeep Neela

      its both at the same!

  • Deepak

    Great job Pradeep. It works very well on my phone.

    I just have one problem with this update. Wifi connection is frequenty lost after 1 or 2 mins. Can you please help me here ?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Pedro

    Guiys, this worked beautifully, nice job! thanks for your efforts and this update… way to go guys…

    • Neela Pradeep

      thanks pedro

    • Neela Pradeep

      thanks pedro for the appreciation

  • binski

    hi. im in uk. got ace 2.33 please explain to me how i up date it please

  • Nikhil

    Working awesome….. supersmooth, thnx alot :)

  • Surfdude

    Finally a succefull upgrade for my Ace! Thanks a lot! Was waiting quite a while for Samsung to provide it automatically, but that never happened. Will this finally make it the device I hoped it would be? First impression is good at least…

  • Karen

    Ever since i updated to 2.3.5 i cannot update my phone, everything runs smoothly and then when i check my android version it is still 2.3.5, my phone has not worked properly since this update and i really need to get it sorted, i tried factory resets and yet it still comes back to 2.3.5, kies tells me i need an update but it never works(from the first day i tried it, then i came here) what could the problem be?

  • Raj

    @Neela Pradeep

    If you are able to root the phone on DDKQ8, please post the method. I have rooted, but still i am not able to write to the system partition. It restaerts whenever I try. And also the latest ClockworkMod for DDKQ8. the previous versions sometimes throw error while installing custom roms in the line.. System.getProp ();

    Thanks

  • Jag

    hi

    press volume down key not up then your problem will solve and enjoy download

  • Tom Pedersen

    I have lost both contacts and the ability to save in the memory of mobile phone: (

    • Neela Pradeep

      as per the procedure you need to backup the data!

  • fahad

    very stable update..i noticed an increased battery timing upto double than the previous firmware…highly recommended this update

  • miha

    Worked like a charm… Why do you suggest Wipe data/factory reset? I don’t want to lose personal data. Let’s give it a try for a couple of days to see if everything is working.

    Many thanks

  • Anthony B

    ummm. I just updated to 2.3.6 good thing i saw Joe’s comment on how he cant receive calls. Now am in the same boat.

    Do i just factory reset? Gingerbread 2.3.4. is terrible. Its slow and freezes. I am forced to have inferior OS? :(

  • Puneet

    updated my ace from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 over the air…. the update was sommoth but the phone took very long time to boot…..

  • hisham

    can i use ddkq8 rom if i stay in malaysia?

  • Arys64

    Guys I updated this over 2.3.4 and so far is fantastic. If you want root just search in youtube: root galaxy ace 2.3.6
    I’ve done it!

  • ashish jain

    it takes lot of time to reboot??? the samsung reboo screen displays for a long time??? please help me out…

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

      reinsert the battery and check!

  • Radhika

    Can you please help me root S5830DDKQ8 ?

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

      we will come up with the same v soon!

  • Vrakas

    Worked like a charm! Rooted and all working and now its back to the normal fast screen on :)
    Thanks!

  • ETHAN

    can this firmware be rooted?

  • Deepak

    Nothing happened… I followed the process…nothing happened… am still on DDKQ6 …. !!!

  • Luke

    Hey thanks 4 d update…

    BUT I CAN PUT MY MOBILE IN RECOVERY MODE … when i try d combination i get —

    “RAMDUMP mode (ARM9 mode)”
    with the” SAMSUNG LOGO” below it….

    SO pls help ASAP :)

  • shailpancholi

    yu want how to root then i will gv yu the file with procedure..

  • vasu

    @anshika gupta,
    helpful

  • Jobinjg

    wifi disconnecting some time even near to my router

  • admir101

    neal im in big problem i need your help

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

      what is the issue?

  • admir101

    Neal my phone is half dead i need your help

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

      just re insert the battery and re apply the update! wats the issue by the way?

  • abhi

    thanks Neela Pradeep… update sucessfull… :)
    the changes are as same as nik said….

  • abhi

    @ gauruv :
    do u know how2 to root the phone in 2.3.6?

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

      which version?

    • Gauruv Grover

      No, i haven’t rooted my phone yet since i don’t want to void its warranty!

  • http://www.shyammobiles.blogspot.in Shyam

    Indian Galaxy Ace can be updated to Gingerbread 2.3.6. Firmware seems to be pretty good without much bugs.
    Here is a link for those who are looking for steps to update the firmware officially

  • Gauruv Grover

    updated it a few days back from dxkt6 to ddkq8 not many changes since both are 2.3.6 but love the new lock screen

  • Balaram

    Is internet explore javascript enabled in this version?

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

      yes its enabled! install adobe air

  • Nik

    I updated with this ROM successfully. Its really awesome; 2 noticeable changes are
    1) Lock Screen: swipe anywhere on screen with unread sms n missed call directed notification..
    2) Incoming call graphics: green n red bubbles in place of slider…
    Earlier i was using 2.3.6 Nordic Rom; but this one is even better; my samsung app is also working now…all over glow, fast, smooth, battery backup feels better, n few apps icon changes ….
    Its so far’s best ROM ………….!!!

  • adelienepantilano

    hi Neel, after i update my phone to this firmware, my kies can no longer detect it. how to go back to my old firmware or to un update DDKQ8 from my phone. thank you

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

      you can go back to old firmware at any point of time!

  • redrick

    wow new firmware! it contains a russian lang?

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

      glad you liked it! :)

  • abhi

    how do we root 2.3.6 … same as 2.3.4 or any new procedure or files needed??

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

      simple, you can follow the instructions!

  • abhi

    how do we root 2.3.6… ??? can we do it like before… or is there any new procedure..??

  • Nitesh Tilwani

    @ABHISHEK. What are the changes u find in Gallery?

  • Joe

    Instruction how to get to recovery mode it is for Galaxy S.try this link”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnxXvgxVDN4″ my Upgrade on Koodo did not work sending phone back to Koodo for repair

  • Joe

    I was on 2.3.4 on Koodo and upgraded to 2.3.6 and am having problems since.After rebooting i can receive 1 call but second call will not go thru.In status it shows connected to Koodo, Service state:In service ,but when I call my phone I get message Client is not available

  • Nitesh Tilwani

    Thanx Pradeep but this is the same Firmware which you had mentioned earlier (OTA Update).

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhishekat9 Abhishek

    A GOOD NEWS FOR INDIAN USERS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE….

    A NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE IS AVAILABLE FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE(2.3.6) WHICH IS NAMED AS DDKQ8.
    NEW FEATURES ADDED ARE AS FOLLOW:-

    *NEW LOCK SCREEN SAME AS SAMSUNG GALAXY S2
    *NEW ICONS OF PHONE,TEXT MEMO,INSIDE GALARY
    *NO LAG IN HOMESCREEN
    *NEW STYLE OF INCOMING CALL
    *WIFI BUG SOLVED
    *SMOOTH PERFOMENCE
    I GOT THIS UPDATE ON 7TH MARCH 2012

    • Praveen

      @Abhishek, Can you please let me know the from where to download firmware for 2.3.6 (Indian version)

      Thanks

  • Bijay

    Excellent and painless upgrade routines. Worked fire on my Ace from ver 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 without any loss at all. That was a first time experience as when I upgraded from Froyo to 2.3.4, it was data was wiped out (expectedly).

  • Vinay

    I have followed all the steps. However when i try the recovery mode i get into RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode) and have no options to select from. what do i do now?

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

      please follow the procedure to enter the recovery mode!

      • Zubin

        Neela I’m facing the same issue. When i go into the download mode, it takes you to RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode). The Odin detects the phone and i start the process but the timer just keeps going on.

        Have also gone to the recovery mode and wiped data and partition but no effect.

        Please make it clear

  • mohanad arab

    hello .. i update .. it worked … except for the arabic language and arabic fonts … how to roll back to official 2.3.3 and use kies ??
    thanks
    PS: i use galaxy ace (ksa) and i used to have 2.3.3

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

      to roll back you can apply the update manually with Odin!

  • mohanad arab

    hello .. i update .. it worked … except for the arabic language and arabic fonts … how to roll back to official 2.3.3 and use kies ??
    thanks
    i use galaxy ace (ksa) and i used to have 2.3.3

  • Joe Slabon

    Now it shows 207Min

  • Joe Slabon

    How long does it take to upgrade Galaxy Ace 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 I am in process 180min so far and it shows Downloading AMSS in ODIN MULTY POWNLOADER (GT-S5830)

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

      it takes around 20 minutes!

  • Bear

    Is there a benefit in downloading this firmware.I’m presently with Koodo(Telus).My Ace has 2.3.4 gingerbreadDTLKI4

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

      no, we dont recommend it to install on the ace device!!

  • coolboiz

    root please….. great rom! with galaxy note lockscreen!!

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

      we are trying our level best!

  • anshika gupta

    instead of doing all these tiring steps, u can simple update ur phone by going to settings—>about phone—>software update—>update
    ur phone will b updated with latest official update available for ur phone in straight 15 mins…
    i myself have tried it

    • Thejas

      @anshika gupta, really? ! Then the wats the need of these cracking steps ?

  • Muz

    I have followed all the steps. However when i try the recovery mode i get into RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode) and have no options to select from. what do i do now?

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

      press menu button and power button!

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

      You can enter into the recovery mode by pressing Menu Button, and holding this you need to press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

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

      You can enter into the recovery mode by pressing Menu Button, and holding this you need to press the Power Button.Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

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

      enter the recovery mode by pressing Menu Button, and holding this you need to press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

  • Elie

    how to in arabic mode
    update galaxy ace s5830

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

      just follow the procedure, it can be updated easily!

      • manoj

        hey all of u guyz plz help me i have upgraded my galaxy ace to 2.3.6 but i m facing a problem now its vibration is not working ………pls help me…… i m on 2.3.6 android DDKQ8 IN INDIA ……..plz help me how to work its vibration ….my phone it not vibrate ….plz plzz plzz NEELA PRADEEP HELP ME or any of u guyz plz help me

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

      as of now there is no update for the device!

  • Max

    Thank you very much pradeep

  • prtk2306

    is it for IND users ??
    i am on DDKQ6 pls do reply !!

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

      yes its for indian users!

    • Lwmsao

      @prtk2306,
      yaa its an indian release
      its d most stable version
      u can update it

  • Maarten

    Is this the latest official release?

    Is it still on a bèta phase?

    Is there a better release?

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

      yes its an official update!

      • Luludev

        Hi Neela,
        I have a Samsung ace bought from Singapore,i think its a locked phone.
        can i apply this update to my phone…do i need to root my phone.thanks for your advice

        • Luludev

          i am running froyo 2.2.1

        • Pradeep Neela

          yes you can apply the update

          • Lulu

            Thanks man…cheers!!

      • manoj

        hey all of u guyz plz help me i have upgraded my galaxy ace to 2.3.6 but i m facing a problem now its vibration is not working ………pls help me……

    • CC

      Dear Neela,

      Many thanks for your article. My ACE is working fine with the updates you have kindly provided.

      Just a little advice, instead of going through the recovery mode and wiping cache, we can shortcut by going Setting>Privacy>Factory data reset.

      Cheers,
      CC

      • Neela Pradeep

        THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!