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

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

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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)




  • 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

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

  • NABEEL MUHAMMAD

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

  • simba

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

  • 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

    how to update galaxy pop with
    Android 2.3 Gigerbread

  • Rajesh Meniya

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

  • Deekshith_chaos

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

  • Rajnikant

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

    • Saahil Batra

      hi…. i had to ask can we play videos online now xcept for youtube on galaxy ace wd 2.3

    • novy bajwa

      bro koe error tu nai aata baad mai

  • JATIN_AJWANI

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

    THANX SIR….

  • Pranav_casper

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

  • 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 

  • http://twitter.com/the_s49 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

    • Arijit Barik

      Hi, sarthak
      Is gingerbread update is available for galaxy ace in india? mine is not showing when connected through kies. but galaxy ace has 256 ram, n u told any mobile that hs 512 ram can be upgraded.
      help me,  i need gingerbread badly

      • Pratyay Keny

        no there will soon be an update for all galaxy series phones so dont worry just be updated with the samsung kies firmware

  • Anirudh

    which resolution is up to 640×480  camera or screen?

  • Naga Rajan

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

  • Naga Rajan

    Dear Friends,,,

    How to update samsung galaxy fit to android 2.3..

    pls mail me :nagauccess .com

    or

    reply here
     

    • Pratyay Keny

      there will be an update soon .. just keep checking in kies current firmware n latest firmware

  • http://twitter.com/stevecheah 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..

    • Tudbinder

      try to took out your battery and then insert your battery …….
      then
      Press the following buttons together
      CENTER HOME BUTTON + POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN Together
       try to upgrade 2.3 again u will surly succeed orif not go to Samsung showroom and tell them to upgrade your android to 2.2 or 2.3 they might charge u for this but probably they will not charged ……….hope you like for more inquiry contact tudbinder93@live.comthx

  • Tiemwei90

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

  • Murugesh

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

    • Karan

       download “ringo pro” for mssg tones etc and download fonts from android market 

  • http://profiles.google.com/manideep751 mani deep

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

  • Wilson

    Can this be tried with galaxy pop too?

  • Ayush95gupta

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

    • Shrikant2002

      yeah the phone is preety boring stucks on 256mb ram do not buuy galaxy fit