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Installing CWM-Based Recovery for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

Android System Recovery - 3e CWM-Based Recovery v5.0.2.6

The Recovery Menu (or boot menu) that comes with the Stock ROM 2.3.6 for the Samsung AceS5830 doesn’t let to install a custom ROM, so if you want to try another ROM but the original ones you must upgrade the Recovery. Here I leave how to install  the  CWM-Based Recovery for this phone model.

Considerations

  • Remember that only you are responsible of what you do to your phone. Although I followed this method, I won’t take any responsibility if you brick your phone
  • Backup your current rom and any data. This will help you to go back if something goes wrong
  • Do this procedure with at least 75% of battery charge
  • This rom ONLY works on  Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 / S5830L

Procedure

  1. Download  CWM-Based recovery, and copy it to the SD card. You can do it by connecting your phone to a PC.
  2. Turn off the phone and turn it on in the Recovery mode. You can do that by pressing the power button, wait the Samsung logo to show and immediately press the central button + the volume up button at the same time. You must see something similar to the first image shown above..
  3. You will see a menu con different options. There choose Install zip from SD card
  4. Browse your SD card and choose the file named recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.6-galaxyace-fix.zip. You will see a confirmation screen. Say “yes”.
  5. After applying the changes reboot the phone by choosing the Reboot system now option on the main menu
  6. When your phone is booting, enter to the recovery mode as explained in the first step. You must see the  CWM-Based Recovery as shown in the second image.

Now you can isntall other rom like Cyanogenmod on your Samsung galaxy Ace S5830 / S5830L.

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Updating Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L to Gingerbread 2.3.6

Samsung Galaxy Acepta S5830L - Gingerbread 2.3.6

If you need to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L to Gingerbread 2.3.6, here you have the steps to do it, which unfortunately can only be made on Windows even though I tried hard with Heindall but it didn’t work. Well here is the procedure.

Considerations

  • Remember that only you are responsible of what you do to your phone. Although I followed this method, I won’t take any responsibility if you brick your phone.
  • Backup your current rom and any data. This will help you to go back if something goes wrong.
  • Do this procedure with at least 75% of battery charge.
  • This rom ONLY works on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L.

Requisites

  • Download Odin 4.38 and file OPS compatible with this phone. Extract the content in a directory in your PC.
  • Download the ROM 2.3.6 unbranded. This stock ROM without any operator brand. Extract the content in a directory in your PC.

Procedure

  1. In the folder you extracted you will find a file S5830_Cooper_v1.0.ops, which you have to rename to cooper_v1.0.ops. This is to avoid Odin gets stuck with this message error::
     big partition size!!
     big partition size!!
     mibib download..
  2. Turn off the phone and turn it on in the Download mode. You can do that by pressing the power button + the central button + the volume down button at the same time.
  3. Launch Odin (better as administrator) and plug in the phone to the PC. If Odin recognizes the phone a yellow box should appear as it’s shown in the following picture:

    Odin

  4. If the “One package” option is not checked you must check it (it’s just below the yellow box). Then click on the OPS button and choose the S5830_Cooper_v1.0.ops file according the path you have extracted it.
  5. Choose the ROM by clicking on the One Package button, at the bottom of the screen. Here you must choose the ROM you extracted previously. The last two steps are shown on the next screenshot:Odin options
  6. Once the ROM and the S5830_Cooper_v1.0.ops file has been choosen just click on the Start button to begin the upgrade. The time of the procedure is show just below the System box and the details in the Message box as shown in the following picture:Odin working
  7. When it has finished, the phone will reboot with the new ROM and Odin will show the message PASS:Odin Finished

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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 / S5830L Samsung Galaxy Ace Root completed root Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L

Many applications need the phone being “rooted”, I mean, that it has root or Linux’s system administrator permissions (take in account Android is Linux). Although it sounds complicated, it is not, you will install an application that grants permissions to other applications to be able to, for instance, use the camera. Now that it was clarified, here I leave the needed steps for roting a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 / S5830L / S5830M.

Warnings

  • Remember that only you are responsible of what you do to your phone. Although I followed this method, I won’t take responsibility if you brick your phone.
  • Do this procedure with at least 75% of battery charge.
  • This only works on Gingerbread 2.3.3 / 2.3.4 / 2.3.5 / 2.3.6 (check your phone’s version in Settings > About phone > Android version)

Installing on S5830 / S5830L

  1. Download and copy to the phone’s SD card this files udp_1.zip and AceGingerRoot.zip
  2. Turn off your phone and turn it on in the recovery mode  (by pressing the middle and power on buttons at the same time for few secs)
  3. In the recovery, select Update from SD Card option.
  4. If you have android version 2.3.3 choose upd_1.zip. If your version is 2.3.4 choose AceGingerRoo.zip.
  5. Once it finishes and indicates “Install from sdcard complete”(look the second image above), reboot the phone by choosing the Reboot in normal mode option,

Installing on S5830M

  1. Download and copy to the phone’s SD card this file AceGingerRoot.zip
  2. Turn off your phone and turn it on in the recovery mode  (by pressing the middle, the volume up and the power on buttons at the same time for few secs)
  3. In the recovery, select Update from SD Card option.
  4. If you have android version 2.3.3 choose upd_1.zip. If your version is 2.3.4 choose AceGingerRoo.zip.
  5. Choose the downloaded file AceGingerRoot.zip.
  6. Once it finishes and indicates “Install from sdcard complete”(look the second image above), reboot the phone by choosing the Reboot in normal mode option,.

How it works

Now your phone is rooted. So, if an application requires root permissions, you will see a screen like the third shown above that will ask you if you concede it or not. You can also see all programs you have conceded root permissions from by launching the super root application, and revoke the permission if you wish.

Reference: [How to] Root Samsung Galaxy Ace on Android 2.3.4 XXKPH Gingerbread Firmware

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