Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i isn’t as spectacular a phone as its name suggests, but it is a competent budget smartphone. The little monster has a 3.5 inch 320 x 480 pixel display, a 800 MHz processor, a 5.0 MP 2592 x 1944 pixels rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, WiFi, and 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery. The phone was released in March 2011 with Android 2.2 Froyo which has now been updated to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
If you have this phone and are looking for an Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean update from Samsung, you are simply beating about the bush. That is not to say that there is no chances of enjoying ICS or Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i. Remember it the awesome world of Android where impossible is nothing and nothing is impossible. It is another thing that being a low-end smartphone, all Galaxy Ace phones have not got due attention from our developers. Still there is not a complete void if we talk about a custom ROM for the Galaxy Ace S5830i.
Please note that before being able to install a custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i, you will have to root your phone. Moreover, it must have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on it. If you already have a rooted phone, you can directly jump to the custom ROMs section. In case you have rooted and installed CWM Recovery on your Ace S5830i, head over to our handy tutorial by clicking on the link below.
Before you actually proceed to install custom ROM on you Galaxy Ace 5830i, let me warn you that it is a risky procedure. Do not move ahead unless you are fully aware of what you are going to do. The method and ROMs listed below have been tested by thousands of people successfully but if you are not duly careful through the procedure, your case might be an exception. Neither Droidviews nor the developers of the ROMs will, at any rate, be responsible for any mishap. Being a owner of your phone, you know better what is god for you.
Well, if you ready to flash a custom ROM on your Galaxy Ace 5830i, you need to do a few things before proceeding to flash the ROM. Among the other things you need to do before installing this ROM are:
Backup EFS Partition that Contains IMEI:
IMPORTANT: The EFS Partition of you phone contains your phone’s IMEI number. Sometimes when your install a custom ROM, your phone’s IMEI number might disappear and as a result you will not be able to make a call, receive a message, and use internet. To avoid any problem, it’ll be better if you backup your IMEI for safety purpose. In case you discover that your phones IMEI number has gone/lost, you can restore the “efs” folder back to its place and your problem will be fixed. Use an app called Galaxy ToolBox for the purpose.
Download: Galaxy ToolBox.apk (187.15 KB)
When the phone boots up, you will be able to enjoy the newly installed Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy Ace S5830i.
Download the following Google apps, copy them to your phone by connecting phone to computer using USB cable and install them.
Google Play Store: Click Here
Gmail 4.2.1: Click Here
Gmail 4.1.2: Click Here
Google Maps: Click Here
Google Currents: Click Here
The Jelly Blast ROM for the Galaxy Ace S5830i is one of the best choices out there if you want to upgrade your phone to the latest version of Android Jelly Bean. The ROM is based on CyanogenMod 10 and lets you enjoy Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with all new features. The ROM is a port from the Jelly Blast ROM for the Galaxy Y. The Galaxy Ace version is very fast and smooth. Needless to say it is a battery-friendly ROM. If your mind is stuffed with Jelly Bean, go for it and it would not disappoint you. Being based on CM, the ROM also supports themes which can be downloaded from the Play Store.
How to Fix JellyBlast Headset Bug:
After installing this ROM, if you get problems with audio or earphone not detecting issue, download and install the SoundAbout app from the Play Store. Open the app, search audio media and check the Wired Headset (with Mic) option. Connect your earphone to phone. To go back to the normal mode change it to “Let the Phone Decide” option.
Download Jelly Blast ROM Galaxy Ace S5830i: Link
Download Google Apps: Gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip [CyanogenMod 10.0.x]
How to install: Go to the beginning of the post for installation instructions. Please flash this ROM on on your phone after updating your phone to the latest version of stock firmware, otherwise you might face camera and headphone issues.
Watch JellyBlast ROM for Galaxy Ace S5830i in action:
Developer: Abhi922 (Donate)
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i and are crazy about iPhone, you can enjoy the look and feel of the iOS on your very Ace S5830i with the Simplicity V3 Final ROM for your phone. The ROM does not only lets you enjoy the iOS look on your Ace, but it also comeS with Xperia Arc and Xperia S themes that completely revamp the look of your Galaxy Ace S5830i.
I would like to recommend this theme for your phone not only for its theming capabilities, but also for its smooth performance and features. The only known bugs of the ROM are Kies and Camera not working. The Camera bug, however, can be fixed by installing the camera app (download below). Copy the Camera.apk to your device’s SD Card and install it from File Manager.
Simplicity V3 ROM Galaxy Ace S5830i: Link
Google Apps (MDPI): Gapps-mdpi-20110501-signed.zip
Camera App: Link1, Link2
Windows Phone8 Metrosphere Theme: Download Theme
Adobe Flash Player for Ace S5830i: Link1, Link2
How to Install:
Install the ROM using the steps given in the tutorial given the beginning of the post.
Enjoy the look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on your very Galaxy Ace S58230i by dressing up your phone with the MindCr SGS3 styled Rom. It is a feature packed ROM that ports most of the Galaxy S3 UI design. The ROM is fast, smooth and battery-friendly as well. The ROM is based on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. To know what features it brings to your phone, just throw your eyes below.
If you are going to install this ROM over a another custom ROM, follow the guide given the beginning. In case, you are to flash it over a stock ROM, follow the following steps:
Enjoy the Galaxy S3 styled ROM on your Galaxy Ace S5830i!
Ace-i-Sure is in fact a Gingerbread ROM with Holo launcher that makes it look like a Jelly Bean based ROM. Since most of the so called Jelly Bean based custom ROMs are not really up to the mark, Ace-i-Sure is one that will make you happy. It’s one of the most perfect and bugless ROMs for the Galaxy Ace S5830i.
Here are some of the features of the ROM:
Google Apps: Download the APK files from here and install.
How to Install: Follow the a steps given the tutorial at the beginning of the article.