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Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 Upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2.2

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Galaxy Ace Jelly Bean

Rooting Your Phone and about the Jelly Bean ROM

Wanna get the Jelly Bean update for your Galaxy Ace? Then read on..

As you all probably know there is no Jelly Bean update for your Galaxy Ace..

The Gingerbread update that you got about a year or so back, well that's the last official update that there is for the Galaxy Ace..

So what do you do? Well it's quite simple...Root your Galaxy Ace now!!

Rooting your phone may seem like a scary thing to do at first, but trust me once you've rooted your phone, you'll be online practically every month hunting for a new and more amazing ROM and trust me if you have a Galaxy Ace, then your lucky cause there are hundreds of custom ROM's out there for you to try out...

Flashing your phone with a new ROM is addictive...trust me :P

Well back to the Jelly Bean ROM..

Click on the following link to learn how to root your Galaxy Ace in order to install Jelly Bean on it:

Rooting your Galaxy Ace s5830

Now about the Jelly Bean ROM that I've selected for your Galaxy Ace s5830..I have personally used this ROM and it is amazing..

The thing I like about this ROM is that not only is it Jelly Bean , but it's also a combination of the top three ROM's out there with amazing features..

i.e Paranoid Android, AOKP and Cyanogen Mod 10, that's right Cyanogen Mod 10 without any glitches that I came across...Cyanogen fans will know that Cyanogen Mod 7 is the last official stable version out for the Galaxy Ace but trust me this is stable...I've used it personally and checked it..

In order to help people to choose between the three separate ROM's the developer of this ROM combined all three and came up with a Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy Ace called PAC.

You can now enjoy all three ROM's without the hassle of flashing all the time..


Pre-requisists

Now, follow these instructions to install (flash) the Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy Ace:

Pre-requisists:

Before you start with the installation..

  • Your phone has to be rooted! To root your phone follow the instructions on my blog that I've linked above or you can check it out on my profile.. I ain't gonna put in all the deatails here as most of you probably already have rooted phones.
  • Next, you need to install ClockWordMod (CWM) recovery..This is a recovery that will replace the original stock one from your phone...Once again you can do this by following the instructions from my blog...This recovery will allow you to install the ROM straight from your SD card itself..
  • This is an important part now, charge to phone battery to at least 75% or more..
  • Now download the PAC .zip file from here: PAC
  • Place it in your SD Card and you're good to go..
  • Please backup all your data and SD card contents.
  • You may now continue..


Galaxy Ace s5830

Flashing the Jelly Bean ROM

Instructions for flashing for Galaxy Ace with a custom ROM:

  • Reboot your phone in recovery i.e into CWM Recovery by pressing the home and power buttons till your phone has started into the recovery mode..
  • Now using your volume keys scroll down to wipe data/factory reset
  • Select it by pressingby pressing the middle button on your phone
  • Scroll down again and confirm it..
  • Now come back to the main screen by using the back key, most likely it will come back by itself..
  • Follow the same procedure and wipe the cache partition
  • Now go back on the main screen, go to advanced and wipe the dalvik cache partition..
  • Now go back to the main screen and select install zip from SD card and then install zip from SD card
  • Now scroll down, find the .zip file and select it..
  • Confirm by yes..
  • It should take a few minutes to install the ROM
  • Once you're done go back to the main screen and select reboot phone..
  • You are now done!!

The first reboot will take a few extra minutes always for any ROM, so relax and don't get tensed if you feel it's taking time..


Once your phone has rebooted, go through the settings and enjoy exploring you all new Galaxy Ace with Jelly Bean...

You can do practically anything you want with your phone..It's entirely customizable!

This Jelly Bean ROM has practically all the features of Jelly Bean plus a whole lot more since it's a custom ROM..

For any clarifications, details and well anything, leave a comment in the comments section and I'l get back to you immediately..

How's the ROM?

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Comments

zach on February 15, 2015:

thanks a lot men! It works smoothly no problem at all!

Last Resort on November 09, 2014:

Hi I like your article on this but can you give me another link for the jelly bean 4.2.2 rom plzz? The one above does not work.

Bosnia :) on August 03, 2014:

Hello ,

I have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i.

It was non-rooted android and one day it suddenly stucks on boot screen. It just loops powering on.

I've tied to root it, and after the last step in this tutorial it was the same. loop rebooting.

I have ignore that and put a JellyBean 4.2.2. on my SD card and try to Install from SD in CWM but I have a message: "Installation aborted" .

Can you help me with that?

Thx.

Pharme788 on April 19, 2014:

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Pharme436 on April 19, 2014:

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Paiva (author) from Goa, india on March 26, 2014:

No prob...enjoy..

LiquidFever on March 25, 2014:

Oh wait

I did it xD after 5 fails i finnaly managed to install a rom ty for helping me out

LiquidFever on March 25, 2014:

I tried out several different ROMs and it wont work , it says:

Finding update package ..

Opening update package..

E:Can't open /sdcard/*name of rom* zip

(bad)

Installation aborted.

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on March 24, 2014:

After doing all that you need to flash a new ROM

LiquidFever on March 23, 2014:

By format u mean wipe data/factory reset and then reboot ? I tried it out and same problem,the phone wont turn on again

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on March 23, 2014:

Format and re-install a new ROM

LiquidFever on March 22, 2014:

Pls write back as soon as you can if you have any idea how to fix this

LiquidFever on March 22, 2014:

Great ... when installing pac it aborted the installation , i tried it out a couple of times and now the phone wont even turn on the samsung logo just keeps on appearing

Dheeraj sonar on March 20, 2014:

I want android jelly bean 4.2.2. There is no update in my smart phone.

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on March 12, 2014:

It's only for the s5830.

sukumar on March 10, 2014:

Is this method works works for Samsung galaxy ace 5830i if it works without any problem...? please tell me..? i wanna to try this.

tomas on February 25, 2014:

galaxy ace sgt5830i how delete jelly beane 4.1.1? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on February 03, 2014:

Try using a card reader...

Ishaan on February 03, 2014:

Will unrooting remove the custom rom? i tried to flash the stock rom using odin but my laptop isn't detecting my phone..also neither the playstore nor the browser works..how do i place the unroot file on my sd card..maybe i'll have to use someone else's phone for that..

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on February 02, 2014:

Hey Ishaan...try this https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-unroot-your...

Ishaan on February 02, 2014:

hey, i flashed the rom but it isn't working properly. i cannot receive calls, neither can i access playstore(it stops midway)..i want re-install the original stock rom, but my laptop is not detecting my phone...i'm using windows 8.1 64 bit..help me pls!!!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on January 20, 2014:

What's the error you've got?

Ken on January 19, 2014:

hi sir,

i have a problem after i do these procedures:

Reboot your phone in recovery i.e into CWM Recovery by pressing the home and power buttons till your phone has started into the recovery mode..

Now using your volume keys scroll down to wipe data/factory reset

Select it by pressingby pressing the middle button on your phone

Scroll down again and confirm it..

Now come back to the main screen by using the back key, most likely it will come back by itself..

Follow the same procedure and wipe the cache partition

Now go back on the main screen, go to advanced and wipe the dalvik cache partition..

Now go back to the main screen and select install zip from SD card and then install zip from SD card

Now scroll down, find the .zip file and select it.. ( this part says it has error)

please reply! ASAP!

abcedfghi on December 23, 2013:

Hi Paiva25, I'd like to install Cyanogen Mod 10 on my Galaxy Ace S5380i, but as I can see from your link (http://alchemistar.blogspot.in/2013/06/ace-s5830i)... the CM7.2 is the latest version available. Could you please let me know where I can download the CM10 for my Ace S5380i?

Thank you very much in advanced!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on December 11, 2013:

Please comment in english only...

سليم on December 11, 2013:

في لغه عربيه

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on October 30, 2013:

Re-flash a new ROM using CWM Recovery...

OB on October 30, 2013:

How long should it take. Because the samsung logo has been on for over two hours just going off and coming again periodically

steven on October 28, 2013:

hello, well i already suceed with this rom, but its totally annoying, i mean i can't access fb cause its have no playstore... and then i wanna unroot this rom, i open my recovery and then choose recover.. i already backup before, but when i reboot, its always stuck on "Galaxy Ace Gt-s5830" display.. i can't access my phone!.. could you help me?

steven on October 28, 2013:

hello, well i already suceed with this rom, but its totally annoying, i mean i can't access fb cause its have no playstore... and then i wanna unroot this rom, i open my recovery and then choose recover.. i already backup before, but when i reboot, its always stuck on "Galaxy Ace Gt-s5830" display.. i can't access my phone!.. could you help me?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on October 27, 2013:

That depends on the fone, not the android version...

You can always google for a compatible version of BBM..will check n link ya

gaq on October 26, 2013:

can BBM or not?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on October 24, 2013:

Yea..

Yoas Ryanega on October 24, 2013:

Is packet data, bluetooth working?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on October 09, 2013:

Details as in why you can't?

ariel on October 07, 2013:

i can't create google account,please help me.

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 22, 2013:

What's the model number?

kc on September 19, 2013:

i want to root my samsung galaxy ace duos and like to install jelly bean please help me what all i do?????

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 18, 2013:

Nice to hear that it's finally working, Andy...

Andy on September 17, 2013:

Hello again, finally i managed to wipe out OS and reinstall it...it is working now finally. My advice is don't install gapps from GooManager or other application from it, always backup from CWM after you have succesfully installed your OS :D Have a great day!

Andy on September 17, 2013:

I just want to wipe clean ALL data (including OS) and then install a new fresh OS to my phone...i already try factory reset, dalvik wipe, and all other options...Thanks in advance

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 17, 2013:

It could get bricked but has never happened to me at least till date...

Follow the steps and nothing should happen

Andy on September 16, 2013:

Wow Many Thanks paiva25...i have installed and working as it should...

Mohit on September 16, 2013:

I read somewhere that rooting your phone might make it bricked!! Is it true?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 11, 2013:

Search for the .apk files on Google and download..

The Ace doesn't meet the hardware specifications of these games, i.e resolution etc and hence you can't download em..

keshav on September 09, 2013:

my phone is rooted..and now i have also upgraded it to 4.2.2 .Now when i see about phone in settings, i see android version 4.2.2..but yet i am not able to launch neither LMT launcher nor any heavy games like temple run 2 or subway surfer...what is the benefit of upgrading if i am not able to launch these apps???

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 05, 2013:

Use S2E..it's an app for rooted android phones..

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 05, 2013:

s5830i users..try the ROM's from this site...

http://alchemistar.blogspot.in/2013/06/ace-s5830i....

It isn't my site but they are certainly trustworthy..

santanu naskar on September 05, 2013:

can you give me a fresh customized rom(jelly bean) for s5830i without any problem ?????????

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on September 01, 2013:

It's only for the s5830 as the s5830i has a different hardware config...

santanu naskar on September 01, 2013:

is there any problem with headphone ??? because i used a flash rom before that but my headphone did not works...... is this compatible with galaxy ace s5830i ?????????

Red on August 18, 2013:

Still waiting... Would like to know how to make the s5830i to use the external memory instead of the internal memory..

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on August 05, 2013:

Hey Red,

Thanks a lot..

Yes rooting is practically the same as jail breaking an iphone.

You can root the s5830i, but the zip file will be a different one..slightly busy at the moment, but I'll find it and link you asap.

Red on August 04, 2013:

Firstly I'd like to give a shout out to the author; great job on this article!

Secondly, I have taken the leap of faith from gayapple to mandroid. ^^

So, I'm only starting to learn about root and stuff, and was wondering if it is the same as jailbreaking for iphoney?

Btw, I'm trying to use my mom's galaxy ace s5830i to root and increase internal memory amongst other things..will it work? Cus you mentioned s5830i and s5830 have differences in hardware. Thank you for helping us noobs out!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on August 04, 2013:

Nothing that I've come across so far..

sumit on August 04, 2013:

hey admin is this rom stable .... i mean are there any problems regarding camera, wifi ,bluetooth or anything

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on August 02, 2013:

Search for the .apk files on Google.Put it on your memory card and install em.

Thelemic on August 01, 2013:

Hello again:P

I managed to install the lite version of Democracy and I love it so far! However, my Android version is now 2.3.7 and not 4.x.x. I still cannot use either Nova or Apex launcher. Can I install them either way or is there something I've missed? I can't install them from the Play store.

Thelemic on August 01, 2013:

Hello, paiva25!

Thanks for the fast answer. I'll try Democracy out immediately! Thanks for the recommendation and the help:D Really appreciate it.

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 31, 2013:

Hey Thelemic..

Yes I know about Nova Launcher..there is a Rom called Democracy for the Galaxy Ace s5830 which has a lite version. Its totally customisable, not sure if the lite version has the transparency feature, but you'l love it..

The link is as below:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1...

I have used the actual version and it's amazing...the battery life is unbelievable with this Rom.

Thelemic on July 31, 2013:

Haha, many funny comments here:D

Anyway, good job on the guide. However, I want to upgrade to Jelly Bean to be able to use the app Nova Launcher(if you don't know about it, it lets you change the UI:)). Therefore, I want a "Lite" Rom, if you understand. Should I use the roms you mention above or are there any other options?

Thanks for the help!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 31, 2013:

Use CWM recovery and follow the steps here: https://hubpages.com/technology/Flashing-An-Androi...

sanela on July 30, 2013:

hi, i am wondering how to remove this rom and go back to the old one? tnx

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 25, 2013:

Yes there are hardware differences between the s5830 and the s5830i.

@abhi: Download and install SetCPU

Abhi on July 25, 2013:

Hey Hi,

I have went thru your blog.. It was a nice read.. I presently have Jelly Bean 4.2.2 of AOKP only problem is battery.. Can you suggest a better configuration of of Process & Govenors?

Else if the PAC good on battery consumption as you have installed in on your phone.. If yes I'll be happy to install it...

bmx on July 25, 2013:

It keeps on saying system aborted!!

or is there a diference between s5830i and s5830?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 13, 2013:

Re flash the phone completely and gapps should go. Then download Google Play from here http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/14/download-l...

Henry on July 13, 2013:

i installed the gapps from here http://androidroothacks.blogspot.in/2013/02/google

anyways... i don't pretend to install it again, that's why asking, so what do you mean with installing another ROM... which one for example? because if i reinstall this jellybean 4.2.2 again still appears the gapps here. thnk you so much for answering.

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 13, 2013:

You'l need to re flash another ROM..Please do not install gapps from anywhere cause it's just a waste of space.

Download Google Play and then download whichever apps you'd like.

Henry on July 13, 2013:

Hey there, thnx so much for this i really enjoyed having this custom ROM but... i installed the gapps from here also (my mistake) it became sooo slow, can i uninstall the gapps or downgrade to gingerbread 2.3.6? please help, thnx again

paul45 on July 12, 2013:

hi. and thank you very much for your informative article..

iam facing two problem after updating ma ace to jelly bean..

1)after fully charging ma battery its drain out from 100% to 50% with in a min... :(

2) i have already download the gapp but the google play is not there..

and i download it from another source but when i try to open the app the app automaticaly shut down...

pls help me..:)

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 12, 2013:

Putting all your files on the computer is one way of backing it up, but first download an app backup and restore app from Play Store, backup all your apps and then copy the files to your computer.

Otherwise you're gonna have to re download all your apps again after upgrading to jellybean

JJ on July 11, 2013:

HI can i do this without Backup? i put my all files in to my comp.please answer tnx :)

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 07, 2013:

I don't think it supports Arabic

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on July 07, 2013:

It's only for the Galaxy Ace s5830

ragab on July 07, 2013:

did he have arabic language

amal on July 07, 2013:

does this rom works on samsung galaxy ace duos gt s6802

Vignesh on July 02, 2013:

Hi FM Radio is not working?plz help me....

reply to "smartvicky001@gmail.com"

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 28, 2013:

Status 7?where?

MG on June 27, 2013:

Getting status 7 when trying to flash PAC. Any ideas what to do?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 26, 2013:

Unless you backed up your apps you can't get em again.

But you can re-download them, log in to Google Play and it'll show you your download history.

Download Google Play from here

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/14/download-l...

maxi on June 26, 2013:

Hey ! I did all as you said and its working now ! Can you please say me how to recover my apps which was installed earlier ? And how to get Google play store again ? PLEASE

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 26, 2013:

Congrates :D

Luca on June 26, 2013:

Hi! I've installed

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 20, 2013:

Try restarting on CWM recovery and re flash the phone..

μαρια on June 19, 2013:

omg i don't know what to do it stuck there and does not open at all!!!!help me pls...

μαρια on June 19, 2013:

help i did all the steps but my phone its only showing the samsung logo...what should i do?¨(

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 13, 2013:

Download google play from here and then download from apps from google play.

Put the .pk file on your SD card and then open it using your file explorer.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/14/download-l...

tasos on June 13, 2013:

i ve done it but download errored...

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 12, 2013:

Download gapps for the Rom you have installed..

tasos on June 12, 2013:

Hi, where can i download apps? how can i install google play or something like this?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on June 06, 2013:

Have you rooted it properly, installed CWM recovery and wipe off the dalvik and all other cache memory before flashing a new ROM?

Jes on June 05, 2013:

Hi, I flashed my phone but it hangs after the samsung logo at bootup.

I have tried all ROMS, same results. had to reflash using odin just to unbrick the phone. Any advice?

Muhammed Zakhir on June 01, 2013:

Thanks A Lot!!!!!!!!

It worked perffectly for me!!!!!! :)

I really appreciate you and thanks a lot!!!!!!

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on May 23, 2013:

Hi Miguel,

This is the link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2...

Don't go for Jelly Bean for the Ace cause like you've mentioned it doesn't meet the hardware requirements. Unless you really tweak it well, you'll have problems.

Go for this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1...

It's stable, won't give you any problems at all..Just change the background and play with all the settings to get it looking nice.

Use the app S2E to partition the memory card so that you get a lot of internal space.

Read this for other apps: paiva25.hubpages.com/hub/Galaxy-Ace-S5830

Miguel on May 23, 2013:

A couple of questions:

1. Why is the title of your post suggest 4.2.2? The PAC you suggest stopped development in Nov 2012, with a 4.1.2 version: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1...

2. Do you have a S5830 yourself? I wanted to upgrade a non-tech-savvy girlfriend of mine to a trouble-free rom, but I see that the Ace doesn't even meet the JellyBean hardware requirements. What rom do you suggest that will keep her phone fast and smooth and problem free? She will only upgrade her phone ONCE.

3. What is the best combination of ROM/tweaks/mods for the S5830 for someone who is not technologically savvy. (She just uses her phone for browsing, WhatsApp, Facebook, and maybe Skype).

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on May 19, 2013:

Both have worked perfectly well on my Ace..

You'll have to install some other rom..

farid87 on May 19, 2013:

already try other ver. but still same. and now all my data gone. how can i get old factory data again?

Paiva (author) from Goa, india on May 19, 2013:

Hmmm..try the other PAC version..

farid87 on May 19, 2013:

yes samsung galaxy ace s5830.