If you own a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread DDKQ5 or DDKQ6 version, you can now easily root your device. If you are unsure what version your phone is running, you can verify by heading to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version, in which you can find valuable information on what type of firmware version your device has.
For those of you who are not familiar with rooting, it is like jailbreaking your phone to support neat new features normally not found on a smartphone. There are many benefits you can have once you gain root access on your device. For example, you can make your phone run faster, install custom ROMs, and install (sideload) applications from third-party sources.
Along with great functionalities and features rooting has to offer, it also has some downsides. Once you root your device, you are also (possibly) voiding its warranty. Although, there is usually the option of unrooting your device by updating it with a stock ROM. Overall, rooting can be a win-win situation.
Once the necessary preparations have been done, you are now ready to proceed to the rooting instructions.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Ace. You can now enjoy the benefits of having a rooted device.
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Thanks for detail instructions. When can we get next upgrade to Android 4…?
Due to hardware restrictions, never.
didn’t work for me. when I try to reboot in recovery mood I got a screen saying; RAMDUMP mood… and it doesn’t go anywhere :S
It failed on my phone thrice, but you can try pressing the Home button and Power button WITHOUT the volume button. Just pressed those two and try if it’ll work. It worked for my phone. :)
anna i hve tried the same process u hve told me…. but it does nt happen
you tell that iam again root my phone?
How to root new ace…..gt s5830i…..
normal zip files are not working on this version….please help
hold down Home and Power button, until phone turns on. then release Power, but keep holding Home until you see the menu. :)
this one works: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1282011
Brilliant tutorial – Thanks
Now enjoying my rooted phone! ;D
pls tel me how to root my galaxy ace 5830 …pls
pls mail to me
You should follow xda link above to root your phone!
I did that and my phone is rooted
I have Gingerbread BUKS2, can this work for my version as well?
Gets stuck in the recovery mode with the Screen on RAMDUMP Mode :(
Trying other stuff now!
hold home button & thn power button fr abt 2 to 10 sec thn u will get tht recovery mode & thn follow the process.
dont hold volume key
It Does not Took Less Than A Second To Root My Device…
Thank You Very Much
what and how is the recovery mode?
Hold power button AND center button, from the phone being turned off
Phone rebooted in a few seconds, not in 5-10 minutes. What am I supposed to notice in my rooted phone? I can only see a new ‘superuser’ app.
thats it, ur phone that means it is rooted nw enjoy more apps which needs root access.
hi ther…hey i tried but it didnt say recovery mode.but emergency mode and RAMDUMP mode..is it the same menu ur talking about?how long actually need to press the button?all 3 at once or alternately pressing the buttons?pls help..email: firstname.lastname@example.org
same for me
Worked first time with no trouble!
Month later I did a ‘Factory reset/Wipe User Data’ which caused a problem and now even after ‘Wiping Data Cache’ and performing a Unroot and a Re-root the situation remains untouched and I cannot get full root permission.
I will be able to fix it but for the less advanced I advise not performing a ‘Factory Reset’ after this root. Not trying to put you off rooting, it’s pretty likely to work.
Hi there, could you please tell me if this would work on my galaxy ace running android version 2.3.6, gingerbread.XWKT7 any info would be appreciated, cheers
it barely took even 1 min..
is it correct?
It’s Saying Emergency Dload Mode (ARM9 Mode)
What should I do ?
hi..not workin for my galaxy ace…im gettin error in /tmp/sideloade/package
correct method to open in recovery mode……To do that, hold HOME+POWER buttons. When the screen turns on and you see the Samsung logo, let go of POWER but keep holding HOME. After the Galaxy Ace logo shows up and disappears, you should enter recovery mode. You can let go of HOME now.
This is the one ! Works in less then a minute !
Actually on the Galaxy Ace is Volume Up, Power and Home at the same time, as soon as the Samsung Logo appears release all 3 of them at the same time.
no buddy its just home and power, the volume up button is just a waste of your time, as it works without holding the volume button
U r right
it comes Ramdump Mode (ARM9 mode) and nothing else takes place..
hi .iam rooted my phone,i can move to applicationby link2sd to sd card all application i can move,but still my phone memory low ,why this ? email@example.com
my android version is 2.3.3 …… u have any idea how can i root it?!
hi .iam rooted my phone,i can move to applicationby link2sd to sd card all application i can move,but still my phone memory low ,why this ? firstname.lastname@example.org body can help
Can you root the galaxy ace if it’s running on Android 2.3.3?
hey i just wanna know that is this safe
it says installation aborted?help me plsssssss.
is that version 2.3.4 also can use this method ?
how do i know if my phone is rooted??
thanks and also sony xpedia the same.
Amazing… very easy and quick. Thanks mate
Is it the same process for Galaxy Ace Gingerbread 2.3.6?
I been trying to root my phone however all I been getting is “Installation Aborted”?
I have performed a Cache partition whipe and data wipe as well and yet I keep o getting the same message?
I tried this, but it says installation aborted. now wot?
i cannot find upd_1zip
when i press it i will have files in it
where should i copy the zip file in order to find it on the recovery utility. specifically
It’s says E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)
E:can’t mount /sdcard
even to me is da same problem…it replies me da same too…i dnt knw wht to do.. n e ways is it ok nw??? if yes thn plz tell me how to do pleasssseeeeee
hi i have done the procedures. when i got to recovery mode and pressed on the root zip, it cameup with a whole load of things and at the bottom it said installation aborted and i had to reboot by pressing the ok button. how do you know if it worked or not.
It’s says E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)
E:can’t mount /sdcard
it says instillation aborted. is that what it meant to do?
no and i have the same prob D:
I GOT ERROR LIKE
E: Error in / tmp/sideload/package.zip
i had the same thing happen to me
i got the same too!!!!!i really need help man :(
its tooooo confusing
my phone is not starting plz….. help me………………….
Hey, I followed the steps and the installation started but it failed with no specific error message I could identify. Now I when try to reboot into Recovery Mode by holding Vol Up + OK key and pressing Power Button I get the RAMDUMP ARM9 Mode screen.
So… How do I get it back to reboot into Recovey Mode?? or… What I am doing wrong?
Thank you very much in advance!
THIS IS CORRECT!!! SIMPLE!
Thank you! I could re-enter Recovery Mode. But the installation was aborted again, I guess there’s an error on the zip file provided, I’ll try to get another one.
Hmm, is it working?
whaat can i do with my rooted samsung galaxy ace? and when i download the zip file it is a folder so am not sure if thats what your suppost to drag into the phone or if its a file in the upd_1 folder can somebody help please
can it work on the kernel version GT5830M Baseband version S5830MWHKL4 Kernel version
Working Perfectly for me
from : http://www.geekdashboard.com
Is it necessary that the phone should be connected to the pc while rooting?
Recovery mode – power button and home together, I held both until menu came up. If you are using a Mac which automatically unzips the downloaded file you will find the .zip file in the Trash, move it to your desktop and then copy it to your SD card. Now, when in recovery mode, you are asked to update from SD- select that and you will see in the following list two entries named upd_1.zip, the second one indented. Use this. Takes seconds then offers to reboot. Click and it’s done.
BTW if I hold volume key enters a black screen with ram dump message. Only way out of that is to remove battery.
Thanks very much – very easy.
i rooted it but i cant remove preinstalled apps :/ anyhelp
hi my phone is 2.3.6 and when i am doing it the same way its showing error ( temp/sideload…) smthing installation get aborted with in 2 seconds wht to do ? i want cyanogen mod for that is rooting mandatory .
wate of time
Works perfect! Thank you very much :-D
installation aborted….no matter which upd_1 i use it is same stupid thing.
I have similar problems, i am very apt with my phoane and all its workings including installing all android os’s from scratch, however, the upd-1 when installed from the sd card reads lkike this when asked to install:
Opening update package…..
assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-S5830″ | | getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-S5830″ | | Getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-S5830″) | | and so on……….
E:Error in /sdcard/upd_1.zip
Im sure that everyone else is having the same problems as this and so i think that the UPD file is currupt unless the phone is already rooted???
Any answers to this problem would be greatly appreciated :)
I followed the steps and Ace was rooted in less than a minute! I double checked and found the Superuser app in the list after reboot. I was able to browse the root directories with Solid Explorer
I downloaded the udp zip file directly to my phone and it is stored on the sd card,please will it still work if I continue,as I did not downloaded the file computer?pls I need your reply.
I have a friend with Galaxy Ace, and Android 2.3.6 and JPKL4 version. Would this method work? This guide looks really simple but I want to make sure it works before I try rooting his phone.
I have a friend with a Samsung Galaxy Ace, Android 2.3.6 and version JPKL4. This guide looks really simple, but I want to be sure it works for this version as well before I proceed.
does this work for 2.3.6 also?????
HOW I DO KNOW THAT MY PHONE IS ROOTED , ……..recovery mood opened successfully ,but when i pressed power button to select the zip file , nothing happened …….i tried two to three times ……..but the phone got rebooted automatically after 5 -10 mins……..so should i think the phone is rooted or wat ????????
for those whose fone didn’t work with upd_1.zip, check if ur fone model is GT-5830L with UBKP7, cos my own was the same and i had similar probs. u can use this file here instead….
I have put the zip onto sd from computer i can get to the recovery mode but there is no option to install zip from sd please help
plsssssss help me
how to reset cyanogenmod 7.2 to normal mode? please I really need your help! or you can send a email to me! email@example.com
it is right method of rooting, but i have an error in rooting process and the process is aborted. what i have to do???
hi. i do not have gingerbread, snd do not know how to change to it in order for the rooting to work. any help??? thanks.
Once i Root My Samsung galaxy Ace S5830, For few days it worked ok, but when i tried to make backup of rom by using rom manager it suddenly turned off, there occur problem with the mother board. tell me the reason behind it.
my galaxy ace is android froyo 2.2.1, can i still root it?
There are many newer guides out there similar to this one, and they all pretty much use the same procedure. I am really thankful that they have simplified the rooting process for smart-phones like my Galaxy Ace. It only takes a few seconds.
Hi! I tried to follow your steps but my phone seems to disagree on some of the aspects of the root process.
When I tried to reboot with holding volume+menu+power, the screen opened to the Samsung logo but with a message at the top left such as this:
# Emergency Dload Mode #
# (ARM9 mode) #
and it stays on the Samsung screen with this message without ever changing…
Did I just screw up my phone???
please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
file removed for violation?
did not find the file
my phone start up and start up,i dont know what to do.i also reboot my phone,but still same,can u guys help me.Thank you.
where is the file?
My phone is stuck at welcome screen after hard reset! Help..
i can’t download it. Help me!!
This tutorial worked great for me http://youtu.be/mkmVvn2ID3Q
Nicely working Great post bro
Its working great!
Thanks for sharing.
What i have to do if my android version is 2.3.6?