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.

205 Comments
  1. Reply anurag April 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    where is the down load link

  2. Reply shree January 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Does it apply for S5830i

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      no shree its not applicable for S5830i

  3. Reply shree January 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Does it apply for S5830L ?

  4. Reply shree January 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Does it apply for S5830i ?

  5. Reply pimpelmees August 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    The downloadlink is broken… is there a replacement ??

  6. Reply Guillermo Acosta August 13, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Does it apply for S5830L ?
    Thanks your kind repy

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      no its only for S5830

  7. Reply Swapnil March 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    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….:(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      press Menu Button + Power button for download Mode

  8. Reply Girish November 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

    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!!.

  9. Reply Girish November 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Please help me to solve above issue..

  10. Reply Tusshar November 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    File Is Not Available Please Help.

  11. Reply G October 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    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!!.

  12. Reply Nitesh October 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    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?

  13. Reply joyal October 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    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.

  14. Reply Nicol October 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    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! :((

  15. Reply ALE October 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

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

  16. Reply James September 30, 2012 at 1:33 am

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

  17. Reply Dhibu September 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      you can find the same from the procedure section

  18. Reply jerlee September 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

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

  19. Reply Cata September 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    New LINK?????? PLZ FAST

  20. Reply Shreyansh September 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    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

  21. Reply David W. September 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

      thanks david for your appreciation

  22. Reply czaryoonzy17 September 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      download winrar from Google

  23. Reply Bhargavi August 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    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!

  24. Reply Ahmed August 28, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      it doesnt support arabic by default

  25. Reply Ahmed August 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

  26. Reply Norine August 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks so much! easy to follow and works!

  27. Reply nikit August 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

    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

  28. Reply Pradeep Neela August 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    yes nishanth you can directly apply the update

  29. Reply shosho August 13, 2012 at 6:10 am

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

  30. Reply DarknEss August 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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

  31. Reply DarknEss August 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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

  32. Reply Kevin August 11, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Does this version come with Chinese???

  33. Reply martin July 18, 2012 at 4:34 am

    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!

  34. Reply Vinay Zaveri June 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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

    • Reply Danna July 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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

  35. Reply Mihir June 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    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…..

  36. Reply Mihir June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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

  37. Reply Mihir June 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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

  38. Reply Francesco Romano June 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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

  39. Reply Vikaskathuroju June 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    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 !!

  40. Reply geekinsai June 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

    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.

  41. Reply zzy3 May 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      yes the same can be updated

  42. Reply Lohith May 30, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Thanks a lot…:)

  43. Reply Dinyar Rustomji May 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

    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.

  44. Reply Dinyar Rustomji May 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    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.

  45. Reply flash May 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    wifi problem it get stuck at obtaining ip address help me

    • Reply Jaredsmr2 June 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      these more than one wifi problem with this update

  46. Reply abin francis May 18, 2012 at 2:54 am

    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….

    • Reply abin francis May 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

      after several attempts it went through.

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

  47. Reply Rajesh May 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

    plz tell me what is the problem on 2.3.6 firmware

  48. Reply adam May 13, 2012 at 2:24 am

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

  49. Reply Shoan May 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

  50. Reply suN May 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    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.

  51. Reply Shoan May 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    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?? :(

  52. Reply misbah May 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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

  53. Reply Zeeshan May 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    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

  54. Reply Dev May 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    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.

    • Reply daniel May 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      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

  55. Reply daniel April 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    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

  56. Reply Amol April 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    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 :( ???

    • Reply Amol April 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Commnet please………..

  57. Reply Mahmoud April 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    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 ?!

  58. Reply apparao April 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    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 ?

    • Reply Sahan May 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

      • Reply apparao May 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        hi, there no Update option.

  59. Reply anish April 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

    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?

  60. Reply Anilraj April 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you very much successfully updated 2.3.6

  61. Reply jorge33495 April 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    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!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

      exact change log is not yet available!

      • Reply jorge33495 April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        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

  62. Reply pkp April 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    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…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

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

  63. Reply Ankit April 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      please check with your usb ports!

  64. Reply Ankit April 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    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

  65. Reply Ankit April 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    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…:(

  66. Reply Ankit April 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

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

    • Reply Amit Bhawani April 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

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

  67. Reply Karen April 14, 2012 at 2:32 am

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

  68. Reply sumanth April 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      there are still minor issues!

  69. Reply Izzul Rizqan April 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    now where is the link?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 1:41 am

      its there in the article!

  70. Reply Frank April 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

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

    • Reply Yogesh Patel April 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Yes.

  71. Reply ekita April 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

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

  72. Reply chester April 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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

  73. Reply Deepak April 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    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.

  74. Reply Ronald April 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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

    Does it have Spanish language?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE!

  75. Reply Shreekanth Shivram April 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      thanks for the feedback!

  76. Reply Jie April 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    is it only for IND users..??

    • Reply Amit Bhawani April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      No its for everyone.

      • Reply Yasar April 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        admin pls clarify..

  77. Reply Yasar April 2, 2012 at 12:51 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      yes you can apply the update!!!

  78. Reply Najmal April 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:11 am

      its same as the earlier or current firmware version!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:11 am

      its both at the same!

  79. Reply Deepak March 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    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.

  80. Reply Pedro March 31, 2012 at 9:19 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      thanks pedro

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      thanks pedro for the appreciation

  81. Reply binski March 31, 2012 at 12:41 am

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

  82. Reply Nikhil March 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Working awesome….. supersmooth, thnx alot :)

  83. Reply Surfdude March 29, 2012 at 12:55 am

    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…

  84. Reply Karen March 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    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?

  85. Reply Raj March 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    @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

  86. Reply Jag March 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    hi

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

  87. Reply Tom Pedersen March 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      as per the procedure you need to backup the data!

  88. Reply fahad March 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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

  89. Reply miha March 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

    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

  90. Reply Anthony B March 20, 2012 at 2:06 am

    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? :(

  91. Reply Puneet March 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    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…..

  92. Reply hisham March 15, 2012 at 9:01 am

    can i use ddkq8 rom if i stay in malaysia?

  93. Reply Arys64 March 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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!

  94. Reply ashish jain March 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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

  95. Reply Radhika March 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Can you please help me root S5830DDKQ8 ?

  96. Reply Vrakas March 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

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

  97. Reply ETHAN March 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    can this firmware be rooted?

  98. Reply Deepak March 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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

  99. Reply Luke March 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    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 :)

  100. Reply shailpancholi March 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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

  101. Reply vasu March 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    @anshika gupta,
    helpful

  102. Reply Jobinjg March 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

    wifi disconnecting some time even near to my router

  103. Reply admir101 March 12, 2012 at 5:06 am

    neal im in big problem i need your help

  104. Reply admir101 March 12, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Neal my phone is half dead i need your help

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

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

  105. Reply abhi March 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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

  106. Reply abhi March 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

      which version?

    • Reply Gauruv Grover April 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

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

  107. Reply Shyam March 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

    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

  108. Reply Gauruv Grover March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    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

  109. Reply Balaram March 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Is internet explore javascript enabled in this version?

  110. Reply Nik March 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    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 ………….!!!

  111. Reply adelienepantilano March 10, 2012 at 5:43 am

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

  112. Reply redrick March 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    wow new firmware! it contains a russian lang?

  113. Reply abhi March 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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

  114. Reply abhi March 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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

  115. Reply Nitesh Tilwani March 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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

  116. Reply Joe March 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

    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

  117. Reply Joe March 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    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

  118. Reply Nitesh Tilwani March 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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

  119. Reply Abhishek March 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    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

    • Reply Praveen March 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

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

      Thanks

  120. Reply Bijay March 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    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).

  121. Reply Vinay March 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    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?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      please follow the procedure to enter the recovery mode!

      • Reply Zubin March 29, 2012 at 2:53 am

        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

  122. Reply mohanad arab March 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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

  123. Reply mohanad arab March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    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

  124. Reply Joe Slabon March 8, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Now it shows 207Min

  125. Reply Joe Slabon March 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

    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)

  126. Reply Bear March 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

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

  127. Reply coolboiz March 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

  128. Reply anshika gupta March 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    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

    • Reply Thejas March 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

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

  129. Reply Muz March 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    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?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      press menu button and power button!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

      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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

      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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

      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.

  130. Reply Elie March 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    how to in arabic mode
    update galaxy ace s5830

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      just follow the procedure, it can be updated easily!

      • Reply manoj May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

        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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

      as of now there is no update for the device!

  131. Reply Max March 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you very much pradeep

  132. Reply prtk2306 March 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      yes its for indian users!

    • Reply Lwmsao March 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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

  133. Reply Maarten March 7, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Is this the latest official release?

    Is it still on a bèta phase?

    Is there a better release?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      yes its an official update!

      • Reply Luludev April 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

        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 April 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

          i am running froyo 2.2.1

        • Pradeep Neela April 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

          yes you can apply the update

        • Lulu April 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

          Thanks man…cheers!!

      • Reply manoj May 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        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……

    • Reply CC April 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      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

      • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!

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