[How To] Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

Update 12-jun-2011 : Now Android 2.3.4 is Available for Samsung Galaxy Ace updating method is same as we provided below , just use new file instead of old

Update 17-jun-2011 : Android 2.3.3 for Galaxy Ace is officially available via kies
Today we will see how to update the Samsung Ace Galaxy. Here is how to upgrade the Samsung Ace Galaxy S5830 through firmware you can find on samfirmware.com (registration required):

  1. Download needed drivers for your pc from here and install them
  2. Download Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 from  here
  3. Now choose the firmware from here , the latest S5830XXKPE (Gingerbread 2.3, video recording at 640 × 480 at 30fps)
  4. Make sure you have the phone’s battery charge at least 80%

Now that you have everything now you need to go and set Odin.

  1. Unzip the firmware . Zip file  in a folder
  2. Open Odin Multi Downloader , be sure to tick the boxes and Protect OPS Auto Reboot
  3. Click on OPS and select the .Ops file (Cooper.ops OR Cooper_v1.0.ops file )
  4. Click on BOOT and select the file called  APBOOT
  5. Click on PHONE and select the file called MODEM
  6. Click on PDA and select the file called CODE
  7. Click on CSC and select a file called CSC

WARNING: Do not select anything in EFS

 

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Now we can proceed with the upgrade.

  1. Before connecting to the pc put your phone in the download mode which can be done by pressing Middle Key(OK Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key

Note : Don’t proceed to next steps if you are unable to connect your phone in download mode to pc

  1. Once the message appeared connected to the PC
  2. If your phone is properly connected Odin Multi Downloader signal the COM port in Port Mapping, we can then click on START

The operation will take us a few minutes, let the phone reboots itself after that disconnect.

Congratulation on Having Android 2.3.3 !

[Rooting]

if you want to root Galaxy Ace running 2.3.3 you can follow this article below –>

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Firmware

 

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Comments

  1. Kasper_ronberg says:

    Is anyone else having problems downloading from android market??

  2. I see android release 2.3.4 is the latest. If i follow the instructions as mentioned above, and install 2.3.4 (from : http://www.samfirmware.com) – rather than the FW mentioned above. Will i have problems?

  3. “[ Update 12-jun-2011 : Now Android 2.3.4 is Available for Samsung Galaxy Ace updating method is same as we provided below , just use new file instead of old]”

    Sorry – didn’t see that!:)
    Also, am i correct to assume this update will format my phone? Hence losing pics/apps etc

  4. Grainster says:

    I followed as instructed. And my phone is sitting on 15 min..at the following status:

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    Any idea whats going on?

  5. Grainster says:

    I followed as instructed. And my phone is sitting on 15 min..at the following status:

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    Any idea whats going on?

  6. 19Nightwing91 says:

    Erm Where to get the Theme for it? The Gingerbread theme for the Phone. Cuz I just upgraded it to Gingerbread it work Flawlessly, it boot up faster plug the phone to PC without USB problem. play games faster. But Can I know where to get the theme =P

  7. Sreenivas says:

    hi this is sreenivas, i have updated with Gingerbird 2.3.4, some ways i want to move back to my original firm ware, and i found that firm ware from samfirmware.com [Asia Samsung S5830 Firmwares.].my problem is that files are totally different from 2.3.4 firmware.I’m not able to update my phone using ‘S5570_Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.38′ bcoz the files are different …….would you plz tell me how to restore my phone to Froyo 2.2.1 in detail……

  8. thanks! works smoothly with my galaxy ace 2.3.4

  9. Yusripp says:

    it work flawlessly on my wife Ace.. but something wrong with android market.. It would not installed any app. It just stated download error.. help.

  10. Rahulsinghal231 says:

    its nt working it is jst showing that usb port not detected..
    wat to do..
    pls tell me..

    • i thinks you miss this step –

      Before connecting to the pc put your phone in the download mode which can be done by pressing Middle Key(OK Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key

  11. i have just download the file S5830DDKC1, what this file will do … i am a new user i need step by step guide to upgrade the version which one will help?

  12. i have followed above steps but my phone is showing version 2.3.3 …. why not 2.3.4? what should i do now? please help in detail

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe you download this one, S5830XXKPE (for gingerbread 2.3.3), not S5830XXKPH (for gingerbread 2.3.4). I f you want 2.3.4, just download S5830XXKPH :)

  13. pls help

  14. Adrawlins says:

    please help me it has been sitting on this stupid odin thing now for 25 mins and it is still not doing anything it has conected to the phone and in the message box it says big partition size 6 times and then says mibib download what is going on
    please can some one help me

  15. Rishikesh says:

    yipppeee… I am on Gingerbread… Thank you very much my friend

  16. Morissky says:

    Click on BOOT and select the file called APBOOT
    Click on PHONE and select the file called MODEM
    Click on PDA and select the file called CODE
    Click on CSC and select a file called CSC. those codes i dont have it what can i do pls help?

  17. Morissky says:

    sorry how you do that?thanks

  18. Morissky says:

    I goy only cooper v1 ops

  19. Should I install this step? “Download needed drivers for your pc from here and install them”
    Should I? What is this step for?

    • Kuldeep singh says:

      Yes you need , this step is necessary to flash firmware on phone. if you have kies installed than uninstall kies and then install these drivers

  20. Hey, what language is this? Is this Philippine? Wow great! But, I forget how to change the language. Hahaha my bad.. Thanks a million! It’s working! :D

  21. Tushar Mukherjee says:

    Hi Mr. Kuldeep Singh,
    I am very much impresed reading yr posts. I hv purchased the Ace just 7 days ago with the 2.2 OS+Bsnl. and installed 10 apps. I hv set the brightness to min level and put bg data off + 3g on, but still the battery drains within 8 hrs. And if i did net th opera mini or map+latitude then it lasts for 3 to 4 hrs. The bat uses displaying “cell standby =55%”upon no use. Can u pls put some light on it. Can 2.3.4 resolve the bat draining issue? Waiting for your valued reply.
    Best Regards, Tushar M.

    • Kuldeep singh says:

      Tushar I am also so sad about android phone’s low battery backup. almost all phone have same issue. android phones have powerful processor and RAM so they eats more energy.
      Android 2.3.4 update fixes it a little bit , you can also try juice-defender app it will help you to save energy

  22. Tushar Mukherjee says:

    Hi, Mr. Singh (Thanks),
    I have some doubt regd the 2.3.4 file name. Can you pls tell me which one should I use….

    Kuldeep singh July 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    This is Latest Android 2.3.4 File , here is download link http://hotfile.com/dl/120302147/b6ef9dc/S5830XXKPH.rar.html

    Moiz Ali Bhai July 11, 2011 at 9:52 am
    i have just download the file S5830DDKC1, what this file will do … i am a new user i need step by step guide to upgrade the version which one will help?

    Kuldeep Singh July 11, 2011 at 10:02 am
    extract it and follow guide above , read carefully it is step by step

    Moiz Ali Bhai July 11, 2011 at 10:59 am
    i have followed above steps but my phone is showing version 2.3.3 …. why not 2.3.4? what should i do now? please help in detail

    Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 8:29 am
    Maybe you download this one, S5830XXKPE (for gingerbread 2.3.3), not S5830XXKPH (for gingerbread 2.3.4). I f you want 2.3.4, just download S5830XXKPH.

    Regards,
    Tushar M

  23. Vinayak Kathare says:

    Hello Kuldeep Singh,

    I’m not able to put my phone in the download mode can you please help me out.

    Thanks,

    Vinayak

    • hold volume down and middle key ,while holding press power on key

      • Vinayak Kathare says:

        i tried that , its still not working. Do we get any notification or a pop up screen when the keys are pressed…

        • no , but you are the first person who says it is not working.

          do you hold keys and press keys or pressed one by one

          • I am confused about when to connect my phone to the PC.

            When setting up Odin (Unzip etc.) should your phone be connected to the PC or do you connect your phone after you have set up Odin?

            Do you switch your phone off and then press “Middle Key(OK Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key” or do it when your phone is switched on?

            Should you remove the SD card and SIM when putting your phone into download mode?

            Do you put your phone in download mode, then connect it to your PC?

            When connecting your phone to the PC, should it be in debugging mode?

          • switch your phone off and in switch off mode press volume down+middle key , and while holding both press power key.

            after you entered in download mode connect phone to pc
            remove the SD card and SIM , no need to set debugging mode

        • You need to hold all 3 keys(Power,Volume and Middle button) for about 30seconds till you see “Downloading” on your screen. It works. I have upgraded from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 in 5minutes.
          If lots of users are complaining its because they are ignoring some steps.

  24. Hello Mr. Singh,
    I live in Colombia, and after reading so many good things that Gingerbread gives us the users, I wanted to give this a try, but I need to be sure that this works before. Will it work in my Latin American phone?

  25. Hello Kuldeep Singh,
    I have a Colombian Ace, can I put it this European version of Gingerbread?
    Will it install any other useless apps?

    • No it will not mess up with your phone and you will get good performance than before. think like this “androids are like pc just install any firmware and enjoy (except some) ”

      • I will just wait, because I recently read in a blog that if I update it, I’ll lose my 3G capability, since the Europeans use two different data bands compared to ours. Also, Samsung has begun to roll out the official 2.3.3 update through Kies to Russia and Poland, so it should be coming to LatAm in about September, October at most.

  26. I have a problem with wifi when the screen timeout and when i going to android market the brightness just down to 0, anyone else have this problems? my model is s5830L

  27. I have the wifi problem when the screen turns off, it appears error message when I try to connect it again. another problem, when I enter the market, the screen goes black and back so when I press the lock button. I have installed the last firmware and try install back the froyo version and nothing. My model is S5830L.

  28. I have the wifi problem when the screen turns off, it appears error message when I try to connect it again. another problem, when I enter the market, the screen goes black and back so when I press the lock button. I have installed the last firmware and try install back the froyo version and nothing. My model is S5830L. someone else has this problem?

  29. Aswerg10 says:

    haneefa aswer
    my phone Arabic Samsung S5830 Firmwares. didn’t find Arabic firmwares mu phone base band version (S5830JXKC1) I going to Upgrade this version( S5830XXKPH) that’s no problem change firmwares my phone.

  30. I just successfully upgrade my phone to android 2.3.4
    The problem is, eventhough i had already activate data network, it still doesn’t work…!!!
    So, I cannot use packet data for using internet, downloading, or MMS…!!!
    Please help me….!!!

  31. i can upgrade my phone with Kies…?
    does it is an official upgradation by Odin Multi Downloader (via samfirmware.com)?
    or shall i try with Kies?
    After installing new firmware via samfirmware.com do i face any problem while installing any other apps(Games,apps,etc)?

  32. yeah…………………… it worked for me thnk u androidflip thnk u very much i have been trying this update for an month ………………………….

  33. Kotpunyer says:

    Thanks Kuldeep… My Ace is now on gingerbread~!

  34. Kotpunyer says:

    Thanks Kuldeep… My Ace is now on gingerbread~!

  35. Blackrose03 says:

    I have problem with mobile internet, I updated my samsung to version 2.3.4 and i cant get mobile internet to work, is ther a solution for that???? any help is appreciated, thx

  36. is 2.3.4 official now? ^^

  37. y not in english version all the language i cannt understand ?

  38. Kuldeep
    i have samsung galaxy ace with android 2.2 and i want to update it to 2.3
    If i do update by using ODIN then can i able to download via android market and can i downgrade to older 2.2 version by following same procedure (ODIN and samframwer (asian fw))

  39. Hillaryv520 says:

    while extracting the firmare, they ask for a password to extract. help me please

  40. Hillaryv520 says:

    hai again, i have some problems in

    it says

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    it have been there for 20 minutes :/
    please help :/

  41. Edferrer2000 says:

    sir im just wondering when Im upgrading my samsung galaxy ace thru kies its shows that the version of the device cannot be upgrated

    current firmware version:PDA:KA7 / PHONE:KA7 / CSC:KB1 (SER)

    What should i do?

  42. Edferrer2000 says:

    what do you mean dont worry sir?

  43. Ayushbhatia says:

    It worked for me :)
    thanx a lot:)
    now i have android 2.3.4
    it took me 5 mins to upgrade :)

  44. Stacyinapt says:

    Will it wipe out my apps and music ?

  45. HI..I just upgraded to 2.3.4, ITS WORKING FLAWLESSLY!!!!!!!!! very smooth and everything works fine~! thx dear kuldeep…
    i have a question.. how do i change text message colour in 2.3.4?

  46. hi..I just upgraded to 2.3.4, ITS nicely.. very smooth and everything works fine~! thx dear kuldeep…
    i have 1 more question..how do i change text message colour in 2.3.4?

  47. Hi kuldeep I followed your XXKPH guide. Now I want to use XXKPN.. Could I follow this guide?

  48. Easykiller97 says:

    where is the APBOOT file??

  49. I also upgraded but with the normal way with KIES, my comments and issues you can find here http://www.geeksonwork.com/upgraded-samsung-galaxy-ace-to-android-gingerbread.html

  50. Naman Jain says:

    i upgraded to 2.3.4…now my mobile internet is not working :-(

  51. if my ace become “dead ace”..can i repair it myself..??how can i do that??

  52. it works password for zip file is samfirmware.com
    amogh

  53. Hi, I am from Asia, so when I download the firmware, I download it under the Asia Samsung S5830 Firmwares category? My device is currently running on 2.2.1, can I directly upgrade it to 2.3.4 without upgrading to 2.3.3 first? What are the pros of upgrading my system?

  54. no mobile internet accsess help!!!

  55. Street69racer says:

    CAN WE UPGRATE GALAXY ACE TO ANDROID 4.0

  56. Street69racer says:

    how can we upgrate samsung mote to android??

  57. My phone is not booting up after firmware upgrade

  58. Check dis put to upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.6 in your samsung galaxy ace

    http://enzag.com/technology/android/how-to-upgrade-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830-to-gingerbread-2-3-6/

  59. Hi Im having problems with my samsung galaxy its comming up in 0000 and I can’t read punjabi articles on internet help anyone?

  60. Aaronsalter12 says:

    The pc downloads drivers have been removed…PLZ UPDATE

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