Released just last year, the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 joined the Galaxy line of user-friendly and feature-rich mobile phones. Although the Galaxy Ace had a slower processor and screen resolution, the phone was still preferred by a lot of consumers due to its not-so-pricey tag, considering that is a smartphone.
The phone had the Android 2.2 Froyo version and received Gingerbread updates not long after its release into the market. Since the Galaxy Ace is still a noteworthy phone today, developers have released custom ROMs for it. Older models of phones are not forgotten by the ever-hardworking community of developers, so we can expect more custom ROMs to be released for not-too-recent Android devices.
XDA Developers member masterex567, in particular, cooked up the Droid ACE v2 custom ROM, based on CyanogenMod 7.2 (CM7.2) RC3 (unofficial), which in turn is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.
The latest version of the ROM includes performance improvements, such as the latest Firekernel overclocked kernel, Adrenaline Engine and Boost, faster GPS lock, faster SD card read speed, tweaked build.prop, and more. Several improvements to the GUI, apps, and audio have also been incorporated.
Many of the major bugs in the previous version have also been already crushed. Yet, this ROM continues to be developed, so there may still be some bugs and issues.
In this guide, learn how to upgrade the Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via Droid ACE v2 custom ROM.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, model number GT-S5830. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- Your phone's USB cable.
- Download the Unofficial CM7 Droid ACE v2 ROM package (cm7.2-rc3-droidacev2-bugsfixed.zip, 109.44 MB) to your computer.
- Make sure that your phone's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the ROM package to your phone's internal SD card.
- Switch your phone off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold the Home and Power buttons until the screen turns on. This will then boot your phone to recovery.
- NOTE: Once in recovery, you can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power or Home button to select an option.
- Make a NANDroid Backup of your current ROM in case of problems. To create a backup, select Backup and Restore and select Backup. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go to Mounts and Storage and select Mount data.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and navigate to the cm7.2-rc3-droidacev2-bugsfixed.zip file, select it, and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
- Once installation is complete, select Go back and select Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed ROM.
Awesome! You have successfully installed the CM7.2-based Droid ACE v2 custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. If you're feeling a little bit bold and adventurous, upgrade your Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.