How to Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with Android 4.0 ICS-styled Custom ROM

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 14, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 users may be disappointed to know that there doesn’t seem to be an official Ice Cream Sandwich update in the device’s stars. This may be because of hardware limitations. Fortunately, however, there’s Myth–an all-new custom ROM being developed for the Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone. The Myth ROM is mainly based on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread build BUKS1, but it is an exact replica of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1.

Here are some of Myth ROM’s features:

  • Rooted Custom ROM Firmware
  • Apps2SD Feature is pre-loaded
  • CRT Off Enabled
  • Over Scroll Glow is enabled
  • Extended Power Menu
  • Preloaded with Google Maps 5.11
  • Semi-transparent TouchWiz
  • ICS-styled icons
  • Android Market  3.3.12
  • Disabled journaling in ext4
  • Comes with ICS 4
  • Comes with styled dialer, BLN Service, Google Music
  • Custom boot animation
  • ICS Gennie widget
  • ICS Clock widget
  • Supports Flash 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3


If that brief overview of the Myth ROM’s features has got you dying to get it for your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830, you’ll need a few things:

  • A rooted Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830
  • ClockworkMod Recovery installed on the phone
  • ICS Myth Custom ROM zip file downloaded to your computer. Get it here.

Here are a few helpful reminders you may want to go through before any installation process:

  • Make sure that your battery has a charge of at least 80% to prevent your device from shutting down in the middle of the update process.
  • Back up the data on your device in the event the data is lost of corrupted during the update process.
  • Enable USB Debugging. You can do so through the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
  • Close  firewall and antivirus tools on your computer, as these may interrupt the update process.


Once you’ve done all of these, you can now proceed to the installation process:

  1. Connect your phone to your computer via the USB Cable.
  2. Copy the ICS Myth ROM ZIP file into your device’s SD Card without altering or unzipping the file.
  3. Once you’re done, disconnect the phone from the computer and turn the phone off.
  4. Boot into recovery mode. You can do this by holding the Menu button while you power on the device. If it boots into normal mode, try again.
  5. Once in recovery mode, select “Install zip from SD Card,” then “Choose Zip from SD Card”.
  6. Choose the ICS Myth ROM ZIP file to start flashing the ROM to your phone.
  7. Once the update is applied, you need to select “Clear cache” from the recovery menu.
  8. Reboot your phone into normal mode.

Congratulations! Once your Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 has rebooted, it’ll now be running on Myth ROM.

  • Kh4n_1

    just installed this first rom i have ever installed very easy im abit of a novice. very nice rom but keyboard is bit small. personally would have been better with stock keyboard.
    thank you!!

    • alok ranjan

      can anybody send me the link to download the firmware for ICS for GALEXY ACE S5830..

  • abouahme305

    how do I get samsung apps back?

  • Chris

    Got it installed thanks. Not having joy getting flash to work though, and would like swype back since it is a Samsung galaxy ace. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Chris

      Ok, for those who are wondering if you should try this… I suggest you should. I’m replying on my previous post. It’s possible to install Swype beta, just go to beta dot Swype dot com and follow the instructions, I’m Swyping away now and its much improved from the previous version. Only thing still not working is flash. Hopefully that will be sorted out with the update. One love.

  • Any other problems so far? i want to try this ROM, if it’s better than CM 7.1. Anyone?

  • Petre cosmin

    hey man !i have a error!my galaxy ace don’t start!!!

    • Petre cosmin

      can you help me?

    • Ameya

      your motherboard might have been corrupted

      • Sudheersingh08

        clear partitions and cache

  • Jgghj

    Doesnt support widgets….!!!

  • Carl

    where can I find the zip file link ?

  • Faiz_haziq99

    i cant install it… its said the installed aborted… can you explain why???

  • Theassessor

    I am pretty good at techy stuff usually but I must warn you that I tried to upgrade to this version of Android from Gingerbread and ended up with a phone that wouldn’t boot. I followed the instructions to the letter but my phone was useless and had to be returned to Samsung for a total restore. Even the store couldn’t manage it with their instore software. I’m not saying it will be the same for everyone but please be careful or you may be without your phone for a while whilst Smasung sort it for you.


    • Konwaikong

      muahahhaahha u dunno how to do it only ^^.

      u can always use oding to flash any rom u want. even your phone wouldn’t boot ^^

    • I agree with
      Konwaikong .
      Always trust Odin in booting issues. Its will be a saviour and won’t need to carry your andro device to the service centres.

  • razor1995

    dude my internet doesnt work ….. help me… urgent… i am a novice

    • Lee Yanjiu

      how long does it takes to install

  • rangaha

    how long does it takes when installing

  • Tom

    I installed and everything works, although once I connect to a wireless network, the phone reboots after about 2 minutes. Anyone also experiencing this problem and have a way to use a wireless network without the phone rebooting?
    Else this ROM is brilliant.

    • Poyadeburro

      me too wifi enable for 2 minutes reboot your mobile phone, someone who knows why? Any form to fix it?

    • Prince Ziya

      Tom its right even i got have the same issue. apart from reboot issue after connect to wireless network its awesome. Can any one reveal hot to fix this reboot prob!

  • andi

    it doesn´t start

  • Shravan Krishnan

    is this reversible? if yes, how?

  • Deepudinamani

    its my phone

  • can i update my galaxy ace S5830L?

  • 10april00

    i want to know if your on three and u have a samsung galaxy ace what will ur update be?


  • Pat

    dont do it

  • Tmohlala7

    A have galaxy ace, does’nt play’ wma.’ files

  • Saireddysateesh

    i started trying this. but got a problem.
    i downloaded software. copied to sdcard. and plug out the usb cable. and booted into recovery mode. i have selected the zip file stated upgrade. but within few sec. it started giving error :E: Can’t mount /cache/recovery/log ………………….”
    it has asked to reboot. but when i reboot, it is showing welcome screen: galaxy ace gt-s5830 samsung” . but it is not booting. please tell me the solution.

    • jegan

      me also have this problem. what was the solution of this kind of problem?????

      • jegan

        how u solve this problem?

        • Raja

          I also have this problem someone pls tell how to rectify that??

          • sano206

            Did you solve this problem ? pls help :(

  • don

    I followed every step and yet I get a black screen with “Android” written in the middle, not changing, I tried unrooting and all but no luck…

  • ajeesh

    everything is done ,but my phone is not opens it only shows the model.tell me how can be my phone tobe restore

  • alex

    who can flash my galaxy ace? i will pay.. pm me

  • глеб

    как черт возьми его обновить

  • pudi

    ahoj, mám problém. Nemůžu vstoupit do recovery modu. Samsung se tam pokouší dostat, ale při načítání dat se restartuje! Dá se to nějak vyřešit? tomáš