Install MIUI 4 on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 25, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Ace is one of Samsung’s popular mid-range and budget-friendly Android phones. Sporting mid-range specs and good performance, the phone lets you enjoy the Android experience without burning a hole in your pocket. The Samsung Galaxy Ace, however, only offers Android 2.2 Froyo, which is not as sweet as the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

XDA Developers member Rushabh25 has developed an alternative way to load up Android 4.0 ICS on your Galaxy Ace via the MIUI 4 ROM. The ROM is called MIUY4 and has a pretty long list of features, the most notable of which are the following:

  • MIUI launcher and icons
  • MIUI boot animation
  • MIUI default wallpapers
  • MIUI user interface
  • MIUI apps such as Gallery, Music Player, and Camera
  • MIUI clock widgets
  • Enabled CRT Animation
  • Lagfree v3 and Turboboost v8.5
  • Speed and stability
  • Android Market 3.4.4
  • CF-Root
  • Full deodex
  • Screenshot capture

If you want to give the ROM a try, read our guide on how to install the MIUY4 ROM to your Galaxy Ace.


Take note that you will be held responsible for whatever happens to your device. You will also be needing the following before you can proceed with installing the ROM:

  • Grab the MIUY4 ROM (version 2) here (“MIUY4”, 89.59 MB).
  • You will need to root your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. Check out our rooting guide for your device.
  • Pump up your phone’s battery to at least 60% or more.
  • To prevent losing your phone data, create a backup before flashing the ROM.
  • Disable system tools that will interfere in the installation process (e.g., firewall programs, antivirus software, and Samsung KIES).


  1. Hook up your mobile phone to the PC.
  2. Copy the MIUY4 ROM to your Samsung Galaxy Ace’s SD card.
  3. Switch your device off and leave it untouched for about 10 seconds.
  4. Press and hold the Home button (middle key) and Power button simultaneously to boot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  5. Using the Volume keys, highlight “Wipe Data/Factory reset” and tap the Power button to select.
  6. Select “Wipe Cache Partition” and confirm the action on the next screen.
  7. From the main menu, go to “Advanced” and select “Wipe Dalvik Cache,” then confirm the action on the next screen.
  8. Go back to the main menu and select “Install zip from sdcard.”
  9. Select “choose zip from sdcard” and scroll down and locate the “MIUY4” file.
  10. Confirm your action by selecting “Yes” to begin flashing the ROM to your mobile phone.
  11. Reboot your phone.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via the MIUY4 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace. Tell us what you think of the newest Android experience on your mobile device.

  • Poyadeburro

    V.2 it’s here, wrong link

  • Rok_idol

    Has anyone tested this Rom??

  • Joezz

    is this a working rom ?

  • Jkansara95

    If i m not satisfied with this version so is it possible to degrade the version of android?

  • Dionyz90

    Got now WiFi / WLAN or Hotspot Mode …
    ERROR is the only message i got.

    Some Solutions?
    Thank you…

    btw: is it possible to install some language packages?
    Find no German in the Preferences .. just English and Indonesia and some other languages..

    • Dionyz90

      Okay, got a solution for my Wifi Problem.

      Had to configure a new APN (you got it from your provider as a short message)
      But, the English keyboard is …bad for a german user .. :-D

  • Alwi Nurhadi

    hey it’s failed

  • reo

    yes its work

  • srj

    i have updated to dis rom but the samsung kyepad is not working.

  • jvlie

    is it also applicable to ace 2?

  • So amazing, it’s work perfectly!
    I love MIUI so much

  • swapnil

    it works…thanks

  • Klen2

    But it isn’t any “Android 4.0 ICS” but just themed 2.3 Gingerbread

  • John Fowler

    Gingerbread + Launcher themed MIUI and Android 4.0
    so it looks nice but performance of this ROM is not quite satisfying
    by the way, i suggest you to download and follow original thread on xda forums, patches are important for this ROM