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DIY : How to Install Android 2.3 Gigerbread on you Samsung Galaxy Ace

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DIY : How to Install Android 2.3 Gigerbread on you Samsung Galaxy Ace

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Today we are going to show you how to Install GingerBread 2.3 on your SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE mobile PHONE.

 

What you will NEED!

 

1. A Samsung Galaxy ACE (DUH!).

2. The 2.3 Firmware S5830( click here to download password =  samfirmware.com).


3. ODIN downloader (click here to  download). and USB Driver (Click HERE)

4. OPS files (click here to download).

5. A windows PC + samsung data cable.

 

Important NOTES:

If you get errors after upgrade : i.e. error: phone application has stopped working or get constant crashes,do the following:

To fix phone not working, initiate restore phone to factory settings command from Settings – Privacy

TAKE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BEFORE UPGRADING AND HAVE YOUR BACKUP IMAGE READY IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG – use the OLD FIRMWARES: (All backup images can be found here)

  • Make sure your device is fully charged!
  • BE sure to backup all your data!
  • You are doing this at your own risk, Although, This will NOT void your warranty!
  • Your phone does not need to be rooted to get this working.

 

AFTER BACKUP – FACTORY RESET YOUR PHONE BY ENTERING THE FOLLOWING CODE

*2767*3855#

 

STEP 1

Download all the files above, and make sure you have the latest version of KIES software installed.

STEP 2

Extract the RAR to get a .tar file.

STEP 3


Open ODIN Downloader.

MAKE SURE you select One Package, Auto Reboot and Protect Ops checkboxes.

Select the Ops file (the file we downloaded earlier).

And finally select the tar package we extracted from the RAR downloaded earlier.

(You can also extract the rtar and select packages indivisually)

 

NOW CLOSE ODIN.

STEP 4

Backup you phone and data with the KIES software (after you are done exit KIES)

Turn OFF the Galaxy ACE and remove the Battery

Reinsert The Battery and Press the following buttons together

CENTER HOME BUTTON + POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN Together

Hold the buttons together till you see the downloading screen

 

STEP 6 (Final Step)

CLICK START and wait for process to finish, once done your device will automatically reboot and will have Android 2.3 running on it.

A Few Things you will notice with 2.3

  • The rom runs faster but uses more RAM
  • Video now is up to 640x480px
  • Camera can’t auto focus.
  • The interface is overall nicer looking and runs smooth
  • There are a lot of bugs and it may crash frequently

Test this out at your own risk, if you have feedback please leave it below

Rom Files courtesy (samfirmware.com)

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Bharat Nagpal
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31 comments
Siddharthchauhan75
Siddharthchauhan75

hey android i want official update for my galaxy pop i am waiting fo 2.2.4 version please  get update for each and every galaxy pop via kies ............ please please......................

Srikanth Kanna
Srikanth Kanna

hi... how can i update motorola defy software  from 2.1 eclair to 2.2 froyo plz.....

NABEEL MUHAMMAD
NABEEL MUHAMMAD

how can i grade my galaxy pop or mini from froyo to gingerbread.........plzzzzzzzz tell me  thnx in advance

simba
simba

how to update samsung galaxy sl gt-i9003 with android 2.3.4 plzz  replay..... 

Raams1985
Raams1985

hi frnds how can i upgrade my galaxy pop from froyo to gingerbread, please inform me. my email id raams1985@in.com

Rajesh Meniya
Rajesh Meniya

how to update galaxy pop with Android 2.3 Gigerbread

Rajesh Meniya
Rajesh Meniya

and what's about galexy pop please, provide steps for upgrader my galexy pop with Android 2.3 Gigerbread

Deekshith_chaos
Deekshith_chaos

after everything went ok in last reboot its showing only samsung name and nothing else

Rajnikant
Rajnikant

Ohhh......its just awesome............................Just upgraded from froyo to Gingerbread..... sounds cool....Let's see.....hows it.....thanks for uploading this article.

JATIN_AJWANI
JATIN_AJWANI

hi... can galaxy 3 upgraded to 2.3???????? if yes plsssss tell how..............THANX SIR....

Pranav_casper
Pranav_casper

is this the official way or do we have to root the phone first?

Mihir Shah
Mihir Shah

PLSSS tell me is there any update for the galaxy pop and how do i update it pls email me at   mihirs98@gmail.com @gmail:disqus 

sarthak mehra
sarthak mehra

bu thats of no need actually gingerbread update is already there for ace install kies it will notify you!!!all phones that have 512 ram can be upgraded

Anirudh
Anirudh

which resolution is up to 640x480  camera or screen?

Naga Rajan
Naga Rajan

Dear Friends,,,How to update samsung galaxy fit to android 2.3..pls mail me :nagauccess .comorreply here  

Naga Rajan
Naga Rajan

Dear Friends,,, How to update samsung galaxy fit to android 2.3.. pls mail me :nagauccess@gmail:disqus.com or reply here

Steve weiwei Cheah
Steve weiwei Cheah

I had wrongly put those file to update. And now my phone not able to switch on and update again. What should I do now ? please help me..

Tiemwei90
Tiemwei90

I wrong put the file to update. Now my phone can't switch on d. How should i do now...help me !!

Murugesh
Murugesh

Hi Any Fonts for Galaxy ace, How to change MSG Tones,Notification tone [ Funny Tone ]

mani deep
mani deep

bharat will you pls tell me how to get 2.2 on motorola defy

Dwillyson
Dwillyson

Can ththis be tried with galaxy pop too?

Wilson
Wilson

Can this be tried with galaxy pop too?

Ayush95gupta
Ayush95gupta

Please please tell how to update samsung galaxy fit to android 2.3.....