How to update Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i to Android 2.3.6 XXNC1

With Android 2.3.6, Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i is going to introduce you to a new smartphone experience. An upgrade is the process that will get you there.

In this post we will tell you how to install Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXNC1 official firmware on your phone. Which, by the way, must be the Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i. The firmware which lands today’s update was launched for France (SFR) this April.

With the XXNC1 on your device, many improvements will become available. And they will all contribute to making your device last more, experience various tweaks and deliver a superior performance. That being said, let’s take a look at these goodies. The first of them includes the ability to use 4G on your handset even if you’re dealing with places with 4G signals.

Then you will enjoy Visual Voice Mail updates as well as an enhanced Favorite Contacts widget. Better VZ Navigator thanks to the latest 3D map improvements and no security threats will also be delivered. Another list of novelties contains Commercial Mobile Alert Service and improved Vcast apps. The new OS helps you play with stability for data connectivity in case you wish to disable a mode called Airplane Mode. Last but not least, you can move between home screen and experiment mobile hotspot bug fixes.

The upgrade is going to affect a rooted device. Root access will be revoked from your Samsung S5839i. Then your smartphone’s system partition will be erased. If you’re wondering how the procedure will affect internal and external SD cards, you can rest assured: it won’t. Also, your phone gets to keep all of its important documents, apps and other important data.

The firmware’s KIES logo is not activated. This implies the fact that the update won’t be done with the KIES software if you want to use that method. The new firmware will be installed on the handset via one of these options: OTA (over-the-air) or this post. To safely use the OTA, stock ROM must be pre-installed on your smartphone.Galaxy-Ace-S5839i


A list of requirements comes next:

  • disable the software or programs that protect the Galaxy Ace S5839i from security problems;
  • deactivate the ones which offer protection against the same kind of issues;
  • there’s a bunch of useful USB drivers to download on the notebook;
  • a standard backup as well as a full NANDroid one must be created;
  • only Windows needs to be installed on your laptop as an OS;
  • the battery that comes with your handset must be charged.

Step by step instructions

  1. Our guide starts now with the step that asks you to download the on your laptop. Make sure you save it there, too, then do as follows: use WinZip to extract it. Now you have to download Odin v3.09 on the notebook, then unzip it with the same tool.
  2. This package will give you files such as Odin v3.09.exe. Launch this file on the laptop and then be sure to have the phone restart in Download Mode. This has to be done by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Down simultaneously until a boot screen comes on the display, then press Volume Up.
  3. For this part of our tutorial, establish a connection between the handset and your laptop. The phone’s USB cable will prove very useful here, so our recommendation is to create the connection with it. The Odin will very soon begin to search for the handset, so wait a bit till the search is over.
  4. As soon as it is, a sign in blue shall pop up so that you know about the success of the plugging. Now you will have to add the firmware file to AP / PDA and wait for boxes to come up on the display.
  5. There is one which you’ll have to uncheck and its name is Re-partition. From among the other boxes, tick these 2: F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
  6. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Be ready to tap “Start” in order to experience the flashing of the Android 2.3.6 XXNC1 on the Galaxy Ace GT-S55839i. The installation of this upgrade firmware is going to finish once your handset has “Pass” shown on its screen and it restarts a couple of seconds later.
  7. Next thing to do: open the new OS by tapping Settings and About Phone options.

Remember the NANDroid backup file? We told you to create it so that you can restore the old ROM should the new one not rise up to your expectations. Be careful: using this file will revoke the upgrade.

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  • Angelo Kim Hui Lim

    cool i did all i read and it really works……