Upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via CyanogenMod 7

March 28, 2012
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    The CyanogenMod team has revealed the official CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830, bringing the customized and improved features of Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread to the said phone.

    Although there are existing custom ROMs (e.g., CyanogenMod 9) based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for this phone, CM7 offers a more stable build on your mobile phone.

    The rest of this post will guide you on how to install the official CM7 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. The ROM is a Release Candidate (RC) build which is more stable compared to earlier builds of CM7.  Though, expect a few bugs here and there.

    If you want to experience a customized and enhanced Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, follow our step-by-step guide and learn how to install CyanogenMod 7 on your Samsung Galaxy Ace.

    Requirements

    • A rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace running on stock Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed (ClockworkMod 5 recommended). See this rooting guide on how to root your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread DDKQ5 or DDKQ6.
    • Backup your data before flashing the ROM.
    • Charge the phone’s battery to 60% or more (full charge recommended).

    Warnings

    • This flashing guide is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. Using this guide on another device may cause damage.  Use this guide at your own risk.
    • The CM 7 ROM is still being developed. You may experience some minor bugs.

    Instructions

    1. Download the RC build of CyanogenMod 7 ROM from here (update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-cooper-signed.zip, 88.16 MB).  Or, you can download the nightly build, if you like.  Save the file to your computer.
    2. Download the GApps (Google Apps) package here (gapps-gb-20120116-237-signed.zip, 8.66 MB).  Save the file to your computer.
    3. Hook up your Samsung Galaxy Ace to the computer using a USB cable.
    4. Copy the CyanogenMod 7 ROM and GApps packages directly to the phone’s SD card. Do not place it under a subfolder.
    5. Disconnect your phone from the computer.
    6. Switch off your phone and wait for it to vibrate to make sure your phone is completely turned off.
    7. Reboot your Samsung Galaxy Ace into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do that by pressing the Home button (middle key) and Power key simultaneously until the phone boots.
    8. Once in Recovery, select “Wipe data/factory reset” and confirm the action on the next screen.
    9. Navigate to “Wipe Cache” and confirm the action to wipe all the data in the cache.
    10. Go back to the main menu and select “Advanced.” From there, select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and confirm the action on the next screen.
    11. Go back to the main menu and select “install zip from sd card.”
    12. Select “choose zip from sd card” and locate the CyanogenMod 7 ROM file. Confirm the action to begin flashing the ROM on your phone.
    13. Once installation is complete, return to the main menu and reselect “install zip from sd card” and flash the GApps package.
    14. Go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now” to restart your phone.

    Congratulations! You have successfully flashed Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via CyanogenMod 7 on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.

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    Comments

    • Johnygr1

      My phone stucked at Welcome Screen saying ANDROID? Any help? I cant get it back to starting Version… :/

      • dumy

        mine 2 any help

      • raj

        hey dude first you wipe cache and wipe complete data
        then you install again.
        for all problem this is the solution

    • Parvez231

      what should i do the file GApps (Google Apps)??.u did not mention it..

      • Klainvin

        Step 4: Copy the CyanogenMod 7 ROM and GApps packages directly to the phone’s SD card. Do not place it under a subfolder.

        • Andy195

          its waste of time. it wont work. I tried many times

          • Pelle Plattfot

            13

            • Ravi

              one thing this guy forgot which is the key after installing all the files u have to re do step 8 and 9 then u will not get stuck on that Samsung logo

            • raj

              hey dude first you wipe cache and wipe complete data
              then you install again.
              for all intial boot problem this is the solution. I also struck with same later i did above procedure it worked.

            • kunal khanna

              dude im stuck on the screen saying “ANDROID” dont know what to do… what you told i even did that…. but nothings working out :/ :(
              plzz help ?????/

            • luqman

              same here..please help..

    • Oru

      Stuck on welcome screen saying ‘Android’ as well. Any help? Not finding any solutions –

    • Oru
      • http://www.facebook.com/DanDarkma77er Dan Wilcox

        This worked for me but the root for this version is flawed so i used this one and it has more options including the advanced option thats missing from the one mentiond in this guide, becides the root stick to this walkthrough
        New root -> http://www.mediafire.com/?y2a6mfm6y339m75
        do what this walkthrough says “Wipe data/factory reset” “Wipe Cache” “Wipe Dalvik Cache”using this root system after the install phase give it a min or too to boot – trust me its worth it this rom is amazing, im still geeking out over it

    • NeedHelpASAP

      i did what u said and it killed my phone, its stuck on the welcome screen saying ANDROID, what do i do now?? need help!!!!

    • Emmeixon

      Has anybody found the solution or are we going to be stuck forever with ANDROID?? help, please..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jaggu.ys Jagadish Kumar

      How update samsung galaxy ace

      • http://www.facebook.com/allanduque Alberto Duque

        Hey, I have the solution for problems with the boot in screen Samsung. allanduque@yahoo.com. Caracas. Venezuela…

        • robin

          whats the solution?

    • Silence Ni6ht

      Wwwwww

    • Silence Ni6ht

      Wwwwwww

    • Eva H

      LOL way out is dont panic…….. your phone is not melting, mybe you didnt wipe the data before install or maybe this download is not for a galaxy ace…. All that needs doing is to start again………. This time though head over to xda and check out the roms that they have in the galaxy ace section!!

    • Dj Sakgra

      stuck forever :(

    • Dj Sakgra

      ok guys.the only way to unstuck is when you are doing reboot (after the unsuccessful install)you push the 3 buttons for downloading from the pc and you connect your phone with odin multidownload to install again 2.35 version

    • Saravanas53

      wat the f is this my ph stuck i cnt use at ol any solution pls

    • Sanjay Waghela

      My phone stucked at Welcome Screen saying ANDROID? Any help? I cant get it back to starting Version… :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/aamolove Amol Pandit

      how to copy contacts after installing this rom

      • Cruzer

        @facebook-708486259:disqus

        Usually samsung kies dont work on custom roms,so before updating you should take backup of your contacts/messages etc through programs available in market.Then after updating you should install the same apps to restore the backups.
        Regards
        http://www.blogcruze.com

    • Daniel

      i do not have the “Advanced” Option

    • LA

      Hello,
      I upgraded my Galaxy Ace to CM7 (Android 2.3.7). I was told the battery usage is going to be better but my experience is different. A half day usage is enough to run out of battery. I read in a forum that I should clear the saved battery statustics, but it did not help. Do you have any idea, hint? I do not use any big apps, and nothing new. I used 2.3.6 before and I hadn’t this problem. Please help! Regards,
      LA

    • LA

      Hello,
      I use 2.3.7 since a week. I was told the battery usage becomes much better but my experience is it is worse. A half a day general usage is enough to run out of battery. I found a tip that I should clear the battery staisctics, but unfortunately it does not help. Do you have any idea? Thanks in advance, regards,
      LA

    • Ankit

      My samsung ace stuck very often after i installed a new update.So , plz how can i roll back to my previous version or base version . PLz help guys
      Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-perf-cl972857
      Version – 2.3.6

      • suman

        i have done everything till the cynogenmod 7 but it says installation aborted then i install gapps it installs then i rebooted but after mobile opened it says the application setup wizard has stopped unexpectdly …says again n again so im in trouble pls help me ?

    • tomtom

      Can someone help my phone stucked at ANDROID can i get back my 2.3.3 version me help please :(

      • AC

        u will need to go through samsung kies… go in tools and select *emergency firmware recovery!

    • http://www.facebook.com/DanDarkma77er Dan Wilcox

      This worked for me but the root for this version of the walkthrough is flawed so i used this one and it has more options including the advanced option thats missing from the one mentiond in this guide, becides the root stick to this walkthrough

      New root with the advanced option -> http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?y2a6mfm6y339m75
      DO WHAT THIS walkthrough says to the letter – trust me its worth it this rom is amazing, im still geeking out over it

    • Abd El-Salam

      about stucking at Welcome Screen
      first boot may take 2 to 5 minutes maximum!
      So just w8
      If it didn’t boot start again from 7
      and after you install the rom and gapps do the 8 &9 steps again then reboot ..

    • Abd El-Salam

      and for people who cant see advanced option
      you sould install CWM 5

      http://androidflip.com/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-v5-on-galaxy-ace-s5830/

    • gium

      to me hapend something odd. when to install the package it gave me an error but it sti works ?? why ?

    • kunal khanna

      my phone is stucked at screen saying “ANDROID”
      plzzz plzz plzzz someone help….i tried to do everything but nothing’s working :/ :(

      • bongzillar

        Put clockworkmod on your sd card. Install clockworkmod in recovery(hold menu and power button). Then boot clockworkmod with same method. and start over. download stable cyanogen mod 7.

    • prateek

      hello friends this is fack
      in s5830 only android 2.3.6 and 4.0.1 chal sakta hn
      or koi nhi chal sakta remember that..l……

    • AC

      i’ve successfully rooted to v2.3.7 and it is Awe$ome!!
      but now i am in problem…. i cannot restore my backed up contects from samsung kies.
      it is saying that Reroot device again and again.
      what should i do?? im in big trouble…. pls tell me asap !!

      • Vaibhav S

        dude… Don’t make use of KIES to back up the data as KIES won’t support
        the custom ROM firmwares. In the process of the firmware update, there
        is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted.
        For back up
        SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,

        Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,

        Call Log – Call Log and Restore

      • raj

        can you tell me the steps for successful installation

    • AC

      do we loose original android task manager and original memo after rooting to v2.3.7 from 2.3.6???
      i cant find them at all…..
      plz guys help me asap !! :( :(

    • mee

      just wanted to ask. If i upgrade this new android version, will my all messages,photos,contacts and so on be deleted?? if yes,how can i save them?

    • sanket

      will this work for s5830i!!!!!

    • umair zafar

      hey guys if you want to reinstall the old version on galaxy ace like 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 then use this software Odin 4.38..to ask any questin umairz65@yahoo.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/enoke.macario Raymond Cabadin

      do ineed to copy extract the file or not? pls reply

    • http://www.facebook.com/enoke.macario Raymond Cabadin

      pls reply

    • http://www.facebook.com/enoke.macario Raymond Cabadin

      copy the file or extract before copying?

    • gennex

      can i intall new adnroid verion in the Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830)

    • Praharshith

      Hello my samsung is currently in 2.2. I tried upgrading it with your process but it dint work. please do help me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kishore.sankabathula Krishna Kishore

      my phone was not rebooting can any one help me ……………plzzzzz

    • Abhi

      live wallpaper is not coming..other thing is working cool..please let me know what we can do for live wallpapers..

    • Jezer

      Installation Aborted :(

    • Pawan

      ” ANDROID ” this is what I got by this …… Plzzz help me get back the original gingerbread. Plzzz PLzzzz. Will this void my warranty.

    • Cyrus

      If your phone gets stuck on the android sign follow the instructions here to install clockworkmod recovery. Then reinstall and it should work
      http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Ace:_Full_Update_Guide

    • ofori

      if you try to upgrade your phone whiles it did not work ….dont worry
      i have the solution now… send your feed back

      • yasin

        my phone is struck.wht can i do ple help me

    • John Danao

      my galaxy ace is stucked, whats the problem. can you help me?

    • niraj

      my phone is stuck on android fuck you my phone did not work give me solution another i case on you and blocked your site……….gave me solution my phone is stucked on android

    • MOHAMMED AFZAL

      HI.. pls help me my phone is also stuck it is showing as ANDROID WHILE RE- STARTING MY PHONE

    • raj

      i applied CyanogenMod CM7.2 update in normal recovery mode and then i instlled cwm recovery…so pls tell what should i do now..my screen stopped at android

    • joel

      can i try this on my galaxy ace s5830i

    • raj

      How to get original version of Samsung galaxy fit. Plz help me

    • vannak

      i stuck on just show (android). how to restore back?

    • kubatek

      help wyswietla mi sie napis ANDROID i tyle:(((((((((((((((((((

    • luqman

      HELP!!!A.S.A.P!!!
      my phone stuck at the ANDROID logo..what to do???!!!
      please help me!!!please!!somebody help me!!!

      • luqman

        i had already installed the gapps..but when in want to install it says something like this :
        E:Error in tmp/sideload/package.zip
        (Status 0)
        Installation aborted.

        WHAT DOES THIS MEANS??CAN ANYBODY HELP?SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE???

    • amit

      the gapp package is deleted from the web. will you give any other site to get it

    • eduardo

      my phone’s version is GT-S5830B. is it ok to use this tutorial?

    • Tierney

      Hi I’m tried this process including the Root but I’m now stuck on the android logo and cannot even turn the device off. I also am unable to access any “Advanced” menu as mention.

      I could really do with some help as I do not know enough about this kind of thing to remedy this myself and now have no phone.

      please help although I realize this thread is quite old..

      Tierney00@hotmail.com

    • samir elbouatmani

      Thanxxx goooooood

      http://www2.apkhit.com/

    • bilal gul

      my phone not turn on beacuase remove sysytem files from mistake help

    • Vaibhav S

      Don’t make use of KIES to back up the data as KIES won’t support
      the custom ROM firmwares. In the process of the firmware update, there
      is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted.
      SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,

      Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,

      Call Log – Call Log and Restore

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