Install iOS 5 Style ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830



Are you a lover of the iPhone but own a  Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830? If you are looking for an awesome custom ROM for your device, we have something for you. The “Iphone-style-CM7” ROM for the Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 is a powerful custom firmware that turns your Android device into an iPhone 5, at least in terms of look. It is one of the best ROMs for you device.

The “iOS 5 Style ROM for Ace GT-S5830” has been cooked by a group of developers who call themselves “Angeeks Devs”. The ROM is based on the  CyanogenMod 7.2 (Android 2.3.7). It has been modded very minutely to give you a perfect iOS feel on your Android device. It has a very nice user interface. The ROM is fast and smooth and the  notification bar looks just awesome!!!

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The iOS perfection of this ROM comes with a few drawbacks. You will have to compromise with some third-party apps for browsing web and playing music. You can download any free app from the Play Store to fulfill these tasks. If you can ignore such shortcomings, you can proceed to install this ROM on your device.


The following screenshots of this iOS style ROM will be enough to give you a clear idea as to how it looks on the Galaxy Ace S5830.


If you want to install this ROM to your device you must have a rooted Galaxy Ace S5830 on Android Gingerbread 2.3.X. If you have not rooted your phone, do it now. Read our easy guide to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.

Among the other things you need to do before installing this ROM are:

  • Charge your device’s battery to at least 70% level.
  • Backup all your contacts, call log, messages and other important data to the external SD Card.
  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode on your device. Go to Settings> Applications>> Development>> USB Debugging On.
  • Download either of  the following ROM files:

1. IOS 5 Black – (Latest ROM)              Mirror Link

2. or, this ROM (in English)

Note: Though the procedure given here is tested, flashing a custom ROM on your device might prove fatal for your device. Flash it at your own risk. Droidviews shall not be responsible for any damage done to your device.

How to Install iOS 5 Style ROM on Galaxy Ace S5830:

Just follow the simple steps given below to install this iOS style ROM on your device:

  1. Copy the ROM file in zip to the main directory of your device’s SD Card by connecting it to the computer via USB cable.
  2. Now  boot your device into CWM Recovery Mode. There are three methods to do this. If you can see a utility called CWM Manager on your device, open it and select “Reboot into ClockWorkMod Recovery”. Another way is to download the ROM Manager app from the Google Play Store and use “Reboot into Recovery” option. You can also boot your device in the Recovery mode by this way: switch off the device, and keep pressed the Home+Power keys simultaneously till the start up screen with “Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830” logo blinks for two times.
  3. In the Recovery Mode, use Volume, Home and Power keys to navigate between the options and select them.
  4. The first thing you should do is to go to “Backup and restore” option and  backup your current ROM, so that you might come back to it in case anything goes wrong.
  5. When you enter the Recovery Mode, go to “wipe data factory reset” option and select “Yes”.
  6. Then to “wipe cache partition” and confirm by selecting “Yes”.
  7. Then come back to the main menu and select “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard”. Now browse to the ROM file and select it.
  8. This will start the installation process and will take a few minutes to complete.
  9. When it is done, go back to the main menu again and select “reboot system now”.
  10. It might take a few minutes before your device reboots. Just wait patiently.

The iOS 5 Style ROM should now be installed on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. Cheers!!!

How to Install GApps:

The iOS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace is one of those ROMs that do not come with pre-installed Google Apps. So you will have to flash them separately, if you want to use Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Navigation, PlayStore, etc on your device. This is how you can download Google Apps on your Galaxy Ace.

  1. Download (do not extract) and copy it to the root of your device’s SD Card.
  2. Boot your device into CWM Recovery mode as described above.
  3. Select “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard” option and locate the file that you copied in Step 1.
  4. Confirm your choice by selecting “yes”. It will be installed on your device in a few seconds.
  5. When it is finished, go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now”. Done!

If you have any doubts or problem relating to this post, please drop a comment and feel free to share your experience with us.

Change the  Device Language from Chinese to English:

The ROM supports only Chinese and English languages. The iPhone style ROM for the Galaxy Ace has been made by a group of Chinese developers. So the default language of the ROM is Chinese. However, you can easily change the language to English. The first boot after flashing the ROM will be in Chinese. To switch to English, do this:

  • Open device settings
  • You will see an icon called “A.I”.
  • Tap it and select the first option and choose English.
  • Reboot device and done!

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via: Angeeks & XDA

  • Caner

    return custom via odin.

  • Caner

    no. don’t try.

  • Milan Jugovic

    Can this for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i ???

  • Harshal Gandhi

    My phone is hang on android and not start plz give me a solution to start my phone.

  • conrada5

    ya same here

  • No, it’s not normal. Boot the device into recovery mode and restore the backup.

  • PeaceNLuv

    hello, please advise if its normal that after installing the ios5, when rebooting my phone it is taking nearly 2hrs stuck on the ‘Samsung’ logo. Thanks.

  • rahul

    i hav to convert my device from kitkat to ios5 …….

  • Sarath Rkzz

    nice one….now i cn feel my phn as iphone…thanx vry much for dis app…. 😀

  • vijay shrestha

    Can I install IOS 5 Black Rom on Samsung Galaxy ace GT-S6802 .? If yes then whereto i download ?

  • DroidViews


  • dadadaaaadave

    does this work also on the 
    gt-s5830i galaxy ace?



  • Stalin Jose

    how to get the old rom, need immediate reply

  • shubh

    Bluetooth is not working can u help me ???

  • The Gapps file and instructions both have been given on the page above.

  • Malik

    hi brother , i installed this rom yesterday, before this i was using windows-8 custom rom. I am unable to instal gapps for this ROM . . may you suggest something ? will be waiting

  • annie

    “the application google play store has stopped unexpectedly. please try again” and “server error” what can i do??

  • ian paul

    i installed the gapps but i think it doesnt work because theres no play storeee >.<

  • No, it is not.

  • christian schwinn

    it is not translated into French

  • just installed this ios5 firmware on my galaxy ace yesterday. i enjoy it a lot but just now i noticed that my bluetooth isnt working what can i do to resolve it.thank you

  • divakar singh

    i can’t access my wifi..
    how can i make it work?

  • Shubham Talukdar

    Can I install IOS 5 Black Rom on Samsung Galaxy ace GT-S5830i?

  • do you know about some ROM like this but with an spanish option for the language? thank you 🙂

  • Danish

    even my play store doesn’t open…..

  • manu

    thanks dude, still i can’t able to open play store, map is working fine

  • manu

    hi this rom is amazing… but pls tell me how can i install gapps. is not working 🙁

  • Danish

    Can’t v play subway surfer or temple run on the rom…?

  • Shreyansh

    its a good rom but still some notification and app uses chinese language. Annoyed

  • Danish

    find it fast..plzz..cause im not able to share my files…and my google play does’t start

  • Not now.

  • Danish

    any solutions with the bluetooth…..?

  • Danish

    i got the solution for internet …but i discovered later tht my bluetooth aint working…can we pair this with normal phones or with just apple??

  • What do you mean when you say “internet is not working”? Is it the network or the web browser app?

  • Danish

    Thanx,,,yar…really helped…
    bt how to turn on internet…last help…plzzzzz.

  • Download this file-
    and install it via recovery. If it still doesn’t work, extract the zip, find the apk files inside, copy to phone and install manually.
    Try this too:

  • Danish

    plz,….find a way to download google play for dis! because the given link is not working! and my internet is not working too

  • Danish

    theres no prob…wid the sofware…its How can i download apps for the phone….it doesnt connect wid the computer….pllzzz help…
    i want to download watassp

  • Danish

    hey if i want to rollback to gingerbread…then…?

  • You can also do this. Tap on the settings icon the keyboard and select English as input language.

  • Go to Settings>Language and input>Language and change to English,

  • Danish

    ur gaaaps is not available….any help….?

  • Danish

    It worked…bt whn i type it come in japanese…..any help???

  • Hey my phone is stuck on the android word screen and I’ve tried to reboot it but nothing works. Can you pls help ????

  • Lulus Rizqyono Subroto

    hotspot and usb thetering is not working. the big mesh is we get unfunctionalbe bluetooth…

  • No it does not woks with Ace Plus. If you want to upgrade or downgrade firmware, see here:

  • Irina

    Hey, does this work on Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus too? And also if one day I’ll want to get back on Android, how would I do that? Thanks 🙂 Looks great !

  • srijan

    Hey Sir , Can You plz give a ios rom for Kabonn a21

  • No, it will certainly not.

  • srijan

    Hey Will this work on Karbonn A21 Rooted and with custom recovery

    Plz Reply

  • The ROM is meant to be flashed via custom recovery (clockworkmod) with root access. Tell me if it was relly Android recovery or CWM recovery. Only then I can be able to help you.

  • I’ve done it in android recovery mode and now it’s stuck on the android word screen
    I have no computer at the minute can you help?

  • kinza malik

    i have done same many time with diffrent rooms but the same error occured “unable to Mount SD Card Status 7 “

  • Change language from Settings>Language and Input

  • willy galink

    sir, can you upload indonesian language ? i’m need it !! Help Me 🙂

  • Either the rom zip file is corrupt, or you need to update your CWM Recovery. Try this is this is the case:

  • kinza malik

    I am fail to install the rom instalation abored error comes..

  • Lange device keyboard language input from settings

  • raj

    in play store . when i am typing its coming in chinese langguage .. what to do

  • raj

    s properly done.

  • raj

    thank u

  • Any custom ROM is installed via CWM Recovery, not Android recovery. You did not read the tutorial carefully and messed with your phone.

    Anyways, now you should read and follow this guide to recover your phone:

  • raj

    now if i switch it on one skeleton hand is coming and then its coming android thats it then no response

  • raj

    have gone into Android system recovery and i haven’t backed up

  • Was your phone in CWM or Android System Recovery? Did you back up your previous ROM your device installing this rom?

  • raj

    after installing its showing android and stoped what an i do, becouse in cwm recovery i was not having adwanced seeting so i left that and finished the installation . so after rebooting its showing android and stoped .. pls tell what can i do.. pls help me

  • This ROM is only for unlocked phones that are rooted with CWM Recovery installed. If you phone fulfills these requirements, you can install it. An it will not lock your phone.

  • Rommel Fabian

    will my samsung ace, which is locked to a network, go back to being locked if i do this?

  • Raju Mehta

    help yaar……please can’t wait to load to s5830i

  • Raju Mehta

    can i get for samsung ace s5830i….just can’t wait to load in my phone.

  • If by “port” you mean “install”, the answer is “No”.

  • Ardee

    can i port this rom to gio???

  • Here are some of the best ROMs for Galaxy Ace S5830i:

  • Dante Sparda Lycans Lycans

    sir Droid, is this working for samsung galaxy ace GT – S5830i and it has a gingerbread 2.3.6?

  • Please give more deatails. This way I won’t be able to help you.

  • adam

    why my screen is shown android word in my screen???

  • Do not try flashing any custom ROM without rooting your device:

  • jay

    1.during the installation, it is aborted. any solution?
    2. do I have to root my ace first?

  • No.

  • keshav

    will it work for galaxy pocket?any custom ios rom for galaxy pocket?

  • It should work. Did you wipe dalvik cache: cwm>asvanced>wipe dalvik cache?

  • Gurmeher

    It’s still not working

  • Boot into CWM, go to advanced and wipe dalvik cache. Reboot! It might be solved.

  • Keval Chhelavda

    im using loveso rom n my bluetooth isnt working…any solution?

  • Keval Chhelavda

    hey…my bluetooth isnt working…any solution..?

  • See the post for Instructions on changing language. Another way is to flash the English ROM : (link in the post above).

  • The post has been updated. Please read again to find the solution.

  • I will request the ROM makers to fix them. Thanks for the feedback.

  • mayank

    some text is still in Chinese language… to change it…

  • Not in my knowledge.

  • Is any other ios rom for Ace VE?

  • No, only Ace.

  • Does it work on Galaxy Ace VE ( S5830i) ?

  • Reflash the Gapps via CWM.

  • Ernesto

    Play Store closes if I try to install an app… Any fix?

  • How to Install this on Galaxy y?

  • Download this one: 
    IOS 5 Black – (Latest ROM)         Mirror Link

    Since the original ROM has been made by a Chinese Developer Team, the names differ due to translation issues.

  • Avishek Roychoudhuri

    Why are the file sizes and names different for each of the download links. Please let me know which one is the latest and most stable out of the 3 links. Please reply.

  • Install the gapps zip from cwm recovery

  • Kevin Fernando

    what “flash” mean?..

    did “flash” like instal form SD card?..

  • Kevin Fernando

    yeah i allready do that many times

    again and again…

    but camera setting still FC…
    i use CWM

    please give the solution…

  • Download this and flash via cwm. After installing do not forget to wipe dalvik cache:

  • Kevin Fernando

    and can u tell me how to add android market…?…

  • Did you install the latest ROM- “IOS 5 Black –”?
    Boot into CWM recovery and wipe dalvik cache.

  • Kevin Fernando

    the camera setting is not working if I set in english language

    but in Chinese language is working…
    how it can be like that?…

    sorry if my english is poor…

  • The only not working apps are Browser and Music. You can install Opera and any  music player app for that. Else everything is fine.

  • Kevin Fernando

    does the wifi and camera works?…