How to Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i with Retribution Custom ROM Firmware

ACESamsung Galaxy ACE S5830i smartphone users can now feel free as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest version of enhanced Gingerbread 2.3.6 Android version in your device. Please note that this firmware version is based on the official XXLA2 version of firmware which comes with the best modem ever and also it has least number of bugs as of now. The best part of this update is this comes with a wide array of features which are summed up below. The only flaw of this custom ROM firmware is that this doesn’t come with any sort of Boot animation which should not be a concern for not trying out this firmware.

This firmware is dubbed as Retribution which is made by team Cooper. Full credits to the XDA recognized developer Prawesome for coming up with this custom ROM firmware. In the coming days we will be coming up few more custom ROM firmwares. Unfortunately there won’t be any further firmware upgrades for Galaxy ACE S5830i smartphones as neither ICS or Jellybean are compatible officially for these devices as per Samsung.

Features of Retribution Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Based on XXLA2
  • 30-Volume Step Mod
  • Smooth Scroll Mod
  • Build.prop tweaks
  • Flash Player pre-included
  • Beats Audio Mod pre-included
  • Updated libs and modules for better perfomance
  • completely ad-free

Note: This update is strictly for Galaxy ACE S5830i model of Galaxy ACE and not for the devices which have the model number as S5830.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

All the data in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i should be backed up so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not detect the custom ROM firmwares.

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

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable USB Debugging Mode in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i. Also, you need to ensure that the minimum battery charge left in your phone is not less than 40% or else the phone may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

So once you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply the Retribution Custom ROM Firmware in your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i smartphone.

  • Nikhil

    Will I lose all my apps?

  • tanmay

    actualli ma phn whn i updated it is showing me a error thah sidelock didnt format …………i m hangd up ma phn is dead

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  • Chand

    after booting this phone stuck at samsung galaxy ace logo and it doesent go to recovery mode what to do? please help

    • Pradeep Neela

      just long press the power button and re try the whole process

  • Farrukh Afzal

    i cannot play music in loudspeaker……though it can be played via earphones…..
    how to fix this ?
    plz help…..

  • subin

    My s5830i got struck boot screen….bricked!!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      just re insert the battery and try re applying the update

  • Ullas

    Its amazingly snappy and crisp. The only problem is there is no support for live wallpaper. :-( and the volume works odd. It has to be pre adjusted in Sound option. Anyway thanks oh by the way the freaking ads are all gone great job.

  • Nikhil

    Will this rom support S5830 ??
    bcuz i did flash dis rom on my S5830
    now itz gone blank nothing’s happening !
    how can i fix it ?
    plz help !!!!!!!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      no it wont as its for 5830i model

  • Pankaj Sharma

    music not working

  • AG

    My phone went blank after doing all of these.

    • ‘Stalin Mickel’

      will you check your model is 5830 or 5830i