How To Update / Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 To Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XXKP9
Hello Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 smartphone users, we have good news for you. As you probably know Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 runs on Android platform, so upgrading your device to the latest firmware is not the toughest thing in the world. But if you want to update your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread you came to the right place. Here, at tech.sc (please don’t laugh at your website’s name), we are constantly teaching our readers how to get the most of their devices and keep them up to date with the latest firmware releases.
Some of our readers asked us how to update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, so we put our brains to work and came up with a guide even the newbies in firmware updates can understand. We remind you that if you are not satisfied by the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware update you can flash your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 back to the original ROM. For those that have rooted their Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 devices, we have to mention that they will have to perform the rooting process once again after they are updating the device to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread using the method we provide. But before having a look at the steps you need to follow in order to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, let’s see how you should prepare your device for the upgrade process. Remember that the bellow notes and instructions are preparing your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to be upgraded to Android 2.3.3 safely, so you should follow them closely, too.
Once again, before proceeding to update Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread follow the pre update instructions below:
Note that since the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 upgrade to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread procedure is a firmware update, it doesn’t mean that you are rooting your devices, so you won’t void the warranty. Only when you root your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 your warranty voids
Before proceeding to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, make sure you backup the data on your device. Back-up your contacts, messages, and the applications you download from Android Market, so after the installation finishes you will be able to restore them. Note that the data on SD memory card will not be lost, so moving your backuped data to SD card is an alternative
Because the firmware update process drains a lot of battery, make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 battery level is at least 50%. So, the higher the battery level the fewer the chances that installation process to be interrupted
Remove the SIM card and the SD memory card (if any), so that you won’t experience any unwanted difficulties during update to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread process
Make sure that you have admin rights on the computer you are performing the firmware update from. Also ensure that your computer runs on Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista, and close any firewall and antivirus programs
Now that your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 for the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update, closely follow the steps bellow in order to safely install the firmware update on your device:
Download the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Package for Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 zip file which contains all the files you need in order to perform the firmware update. Unzip the “GalaxyACE_S5830_XXKP9_Gingerbread_2.3.3.zip” file on your desktop, so you can easily locate the files contained by the archive (if prompted for password, type “androidadvices.com” – without the quotation marks). The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Package for Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 also contains the Odin application, you will use in the firmware update process.
Now open Odin (you should be able to locate it on your desktop if you unzipped the file as instructed above). Make sure that the “One Package” and “Debug Only” options are unchecked. Check the “Auto Reboot,” “Protect OPS,” and “Reset Time (sec)” boxes and set reset time value to 300, by typing “300″ in the box
Now get your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 in download mode. Do do this press and hold “Middle Key,” “Power Button” and “Volume Down Button” in the same time. Your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 should now go into download mode. The download mode on Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 works pretty much alike the computer’s safe mode, so it’s best to use it if you want to update your device to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, so avoiding any unexpected difficulties.
Once your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 is in download mode, you have to connect the device to the PC via the USB data cable you received with the phone. In the Odin window, you should notice that the COM Port Mapping box turns yellow, if not remove the data cable then plug it in again. The COM Port Mapping box indicates that your device is ready for the firmware update process. Anyway, don’t panic if the box is not turning yellow instantly, because sometimes needs some times to load the required drivers
Now that yellow COM Port Mapping box indicates that your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 is ready for the firmware update, proceed to select the files needed for updating your device to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. In the “OPS” field navigate and select the “Cooper_v1.0.ops” file (you should be able to find it on your desktop if you unzipped as instructed). In the “BOOT” field insert “APBOOT_S5830XXKP9_CL150257_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5″ (also on desktop); in the “Phone” field navigate and provide the “MODEM_S5830XXKP9_CL150257_REV03.tar.md5″ file. For the “PDA” field choose “CODE_S5830XXKP9_CL150257_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5″ and for “CSC” choose the “CSC_S5830SERKP9_CL150257_REV03_user_mid_false.tar.md5″ file. Double check if you entered the files correctly, otherwise you might end bricking your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830
Once you finished providing the files required to install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XXKP9 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830, click the “Start” button. It usually takes around 5 minutes to install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830. Anyway, don’t panic it takes a little longer, as exceptions may happen
Once the installation process finishes, your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 will reboot. Don’t panic if it takes longer for the homescreen to appear. It only happens after the first reboot. Do not disconnect the device from the computer until the homescreen and a blue colored box that reads “PASS” appears in Odin window
Congratulations you successfully Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Now you will be prompted to select the time zone and language for your device. Go to your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 dial pad and type *#1234#. A screen with the firmware version currently on your device should appear. Notice that your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT S5830 runs now on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XXKP9 firmware. Now go ahead and enjoy all the new features and fixed of the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware. Don’t be shy and share us your opinion about how you like or not the new firmware on your device in the comments area bellow.