The Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500 is an awesome mid-level smartphone complete with a 1 GHz processor and 3.65-inch touchscreen.  Out of the box, the device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread but can later be upgraded to higher versions of Gingerbread.

The latest update for the Samsung Galaxy Ace comes in the form of build DDLB1 for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.  This update promises a new set of features and fixes for issues such as the one involving Wi-Fi, in which many users have a hard time connecting to their home networks.

For those of you who are having a hard time updating your device through OTA (over-the-air) updates, there’s another way: manually flashing the update through Odin3.  Continue reading the rest of this guide as we teach you how you can install the official Gingerbread update on your Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500.


  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500
  • A Windows PC
  • Fully charged phone or at least 70% battery left.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone. You can do this by heading to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
  • Install the USB drivers for your phone on your computer.  (The easiest way is to install Samsung KIES.)
  • Temporarily disable any antivirus software, firewalls, and Samsung KIES on your PC as they may interrupt the installation process.


Use these instructions at your own risk.  Do not hold us responsible for whatever damage occurs on your phone arising from your use of these instructions.

  1. Download the DDLB1 firmware package for the Galaxy Ace Plus from here (GalaxyACE_PLUS_S7500DDLB1_S7500ODDLB1_INU.rar, 206.4 MB) and save it to your PC.
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file using any extracting software such as WinRAR or 7-Zip and place the files in a single folder. You should have 3 files namely:
    • Odin3 v1.83.exe
    • S7500DDLB1_S7500ODDLB1_S7500DDLB1_HOME.tar.md5
    • SS_DL.dll
  3. On your PC, launch the Odin3 application by double-clicking on Odin3 v1.83.exe.
  4. Switch off your phone completely.
  5. Boot the phone into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button until you are welcomed by a green robot indicating you are in Download Mode.
  6. Once the phone is in Download mode, connect your phone to your PC while keeping the Odin3 application running.
  7. Within a few moments, the ID:COM section in the Odin3 application will turn yellow. This indicates that the necessary drivers for your device have been successfully installed on your computer.
  8. In Odin3, click the PDA button. Browse for S7500DDLB1_S7500ODDLB1_S7500DDLB1_HOME.tar.md5 and select it.
  9. In the Option section in Odin3, make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked.
  10. Hit the “Start” button in Odin3 to begin flashing the Gingerbread firmware to your phone. It may take 5-10 minutes for the installation process to finish.  Your phone should automatically reboot itself.
  11. As soon as you see the Samsung splash screen, disconnect your phone from your PC.
  12. Switch off your phone completely.
  13. Reboot the phone into Recovery Mode. You can do this by holding down the Volume Up and Home buttons, then pressing down the Power button.
  14. Once inside recovery, perform a wipe:
    1. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the screen that follows to confirm data wipe.
    2. Select “wipe cache partition”, then select “Yes” on the screen that follows to confirm wiping your phone’s cache partition.
  15. Head back to the main menu, then select “Reboot system now” to reboot your device.

Congratulations! You have successfully applied the official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for firmware DDLB1 on your Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500.

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.
  • Dhex

    Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500 is already build with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
    What is new with this update?

    • Kishlay Kuma88

      Exactly……i wanted 4.0 update

      • Djpruthviraj46

        ace plus does’nt get upgraed to 4.0 v of OS

        • Qureshidanish22

          if u upgrade ur samsung galaxy ace plus to 4.0 icecream sandwhich it will get upgraded but ur camera wont work plz dont upgrade it

  • Dattagavit

    I am facing problem of Network in Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500. I am purchasing this mobile from Nashik on 2nd May 2012. I have BSNL(9404215988) and Airtel(8600284088) sim card. The mobile show range of network but it cannot catch the network. When I calling mobile shows massage ‘Mobile network not available’ and someone call me then he get massage ‘out of coverage area’. I am using also other mobile- Samsung C3011, Micromax x260, these mobile cannot facing this networking problem. So send me solution on this problem.

    • sandeep

      i had the same problem wen i bought my new ace and i returned it back and got an another new piece… few of the new phones have this problems it seems.. so you better get ur phone changed soon..

    • abhijit bakle

      U just go to settig then wireless and network then mobile networks and network operators after that u jst select networks manually for both ur sim cards then it will work properly……..
      Abhijit bakle(9422158350)

    • FromBangalore

      I was also facing the same connectivity problem and I took my mobile to Samsung Service Center. First they re-installed the OS and gave the mobile back to me. But the connectivity issue was not solved and I was facing the same problem again.

      Then I took it back again to service center and the guy there took my SIM out and had a look. The SIM I was having was a 6 years old SIM. Its a Vodafone connection and the SIM I was having is one that I got when Vodafone was Hutch. He said the problem is because of the SIM and asked me to get a new SIM. So I went to Vodafone shop and got a new SIM. Now there is no connectivity issue and everything is working fine. So the issue was with the SIM and not the phone.

      So guys your connectivity problem also may be related to the SIM. If its an old one try with another SIM please, if it works get your SIM replaced. And my old SIM was creating this problem only with the smart phone. I tried with other entry level phones and it was working fine without any connectivity issues.

      Best of Luck

  • Coolsacs

    my version is ddld1 so is this updated?

  • Manjeetmj

    It can upgrad up to 4.0

    • Nr Heng

      How to do it….please!!

    • tamilroc

      how can we upgrade to 4.0 ..can yu say ?

  • Nr Heng

    I am looking for someone who can advise me HOW to upgrade to version ICS 4.0 on Galaxy Ace Plus GT S7500. Thanks in Advance

    • deepak

      dude samsung galaxy ace plus don’t be upgrade to andriod 4.x.x
      .if u upgrade then ur mobile camera won’t work………..
      but i thnk (not sure)that samsung will give its upgrade …………………..
      hoping for that movement

    • sanjay

      No upgrade planned by Samsung..

  • pranav

    I upgrad my phone in ICS 4.0.3 but in this my camera is not working plz give me the solution or upgraded version download link…. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • pranav

    I upgrad my phone in ICS 4.0.3 but in this my camera is not working plz give me the solution or upgraded version download link…. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    my phone model is Samsunge galexy ace.

  • Hayamahardika

    i think this is a very very very good smartphone!

  • Dheerendarc

    My mobile model is Samsung galaxy Ace plus GT-7500 which is already build with 2.3.6 gingerbread version

    I want to upgrade it to honeycomb

    And does it support it my mobile model

    Plz reply fast

    Thanks in advance

    • Shloksah123

      honeycomb is only for tablets!

  • Pushpi

    My Volume UP + Home Buttons + Power Key (Recovery Mode) Does not working.. Phone has been ON normally every time.. plz tell me . :/


    • abhijit bakle

      Heyy man if u want to go in recovery mpde then hold down volume up then volume dpwn then press home key while holding these keys turn on ur phone it will work……

  • Holly Stewart

    Thanks for sharing useful instruction to install gingerbread in any android mobile……Keep more sharing useful application for android mobile…Thanks

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  • danish

    i am not able to download whatsapp or viber on my ace plus although my version was alrdy 2.3.6 out of the box please help wat to do…..

  • It always fail why ?!

  • when it says recovering then it fails :( PLese Help!!!

    • asim

      download and use odin3 v1.86

  • syed

    after update to update galaxy ace plus in android 4.0.4 help me.

  • savad

    glaxy ace plus never supporting HD files

  • dharma

    Last two days i could not able to update my apps in Samsung galaxy ace n before not like this.And internet connection is too good but i dont know y like this,any setting problem? pls give solution…

  • Omar

    But will it delete any data?

  • ahmedmohamedsamireltaher

    FAIL! he told me cann’t open serial (COM) port what shall i do !!!?

  • ahmedmohamedsamireltaher

    i tried to dowload it but it said fail ..cann’t open serial (com) port what shall i do !!?

  • john

    is this compatible with rooted android??

  • mukul singh

    Whn i update my OS from gingerbread to icecream sandwich

  • seinhlyantin

    thank you

  • mints

    i am not able to configure my samsung ace plus with my samsung bluetooth HM1000

  • pray4me

    how 2 upgrd v4

  • tamil

    can we upgrade to ICS os in this mob .. if so can yu explain how ?

  • Syed

    Give Ics link for galaxy ace plus

  • munish

    hi i have galaxy ace plus gt s7500 plz tell me can i upgrade my os..if i want to upgrade then what can i do …. i know ice not working in my phone so ….what kind of os verson is good for my phone plz tell me nd send me the link

  • bolt

    fuckin download is ban’s… wtf…

  • Raghu

    not gud

  • Raghu

    Camera Prob”



  • iak

    can’t download link..
    help me……

  • Arjun

    Is update available for galaxy ace plus to icecream sandwich.if it available please tell me the procedure.

  • dheerendar

    I want to update my phone toany other version like ICS,honeycomb or jellybean
    plz say is it available for Samsung galaxy ace plus GT-s7500

  • mdtameemulla

    i want to upgrade my samsung ace plus s7500 os
    plz help to …do it

  • I cannot download the file it says the file has been removed

  • Alex

    i am using the samsung galaxy ace plus with build in gingerbread 2.3.6 i wanna upgrade it to ice cream sandwich as soon as possible please tell me how?

  • Venice

    My samsung galaxy ace plus S7500 automatically restarts while im on a call

  • Jeevan

    Can u give the Firmware link for indian s7500 phone 2.3.6…

  • nabin

    does it work for nepal?

  • yong siollon

    Ace plus can update to jely bean tell me plz