How to: Update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 shall be updated to Android 4.2.2 version if you read our post here. This smartphone received firmware that we will insert in this tutorial for a smoother and easier to perform procedure.

Requirements

The update will be ready to settle on your smartphone after you are aware of these pre-requisites: use a rooted phone which also sports a custom recovery image (we usually use the one called ClockworkMod Recovery, or CWM Recovery in short), turn on USB debugging, charge the battery of the phone if its battery icon prompts you to and make a backup that must include the important data installed on your handset.

It’s also advisable to do the following: download, from Play Store, an app named Root Checker. Its role will be as follows: to let you know whether or not the device is rooted. You can use a rooting tutorial should you see that the device needs it.

The steps that make it possible to have an updated smartphone are shown below.Galaxy-Ace-GT-S5830

Important instructions

  1. The first one: download, on either your notebook or your comp, Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Firmware Package. When this is successfully performed, you have to plug the handset to your laptop (for which you should use the USB cord that comes with the phone).
  2. Next is what you need to do for step number two: transfer the firmware file from the notebook to your smartphone and unplug the devices from each other.
  3. Step three will tell you the following: enter the handset into Recovery Mode; here is how: launch the ROM Manager app and, in case this doesn’t turn out to be a successful move, flash the CWM Recovery. Now make sure you do the following: opt for Install zip from SD card.
  4. Fourth step to appear in this tutorial will require you to choose the firmware file that is flashed on the Ace S5830 and then wait for the update to be installed on it.
  5. Step five should show you a message that asks you this: Install from zip card complete. Which translates into this: the update is now on your smartphone, ready to be used.
  6. Boot the handset in Normal Mode by opting for Go Back followed by you having to choose the system restarting option.

While you’re performing this guide, you can come across frustrating situations such as your Ace GT-S5830 showing a boot loop you can’t get out of.

In this situation, you need to just do the following: take the battery out of the phone, re-insert it and repeat our tutorial again from step one. The same should be done if the phone is stuck in the booting stage.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

  • CT

    Hi,
    thanks for this tutorial ! It worked perfectly fine and on reboot I could see the changes right away (new icons, new apps, new everything). Although, now when I look in the phone properties, it indicates my Android version is still 2.3.4 Gingerbread, meaning it’s the same as before. Can you tell why, or what i’ve done wrong ?