Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is yet another phone that is still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and there are no chances that it will get Official firmware update, atleast not upto Jellybean or even ICS, just like Galaxy Y S5360. As far as Galaxy Y is concerned, we have posted several guides and tips where we installed upto Android 4.2 Custom ROMs and they are working very nice. So today, we will get one step ahead and install the latest Android 4.3 JellyBean on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Let's find out how to do the same.


  • Before starting with updating process backup all your settings, files, messages and your other important data and Connect your handset to the pc or laptop via USB. Enable USB debugging mode to start with the process.
  • Battery level of the handset should be at least 75% so that your phone doesn’t get switched off at the mid of the process.
  • Custom recovery app is needed so ensure that the clockworkMod recovery is downloaded and installed your handset.
  • Download the Android 4.3 CM 10.2 firmware to which you want to upgrade your handset and copy it to the micro SD card of the galaxy ace.
  • Also Download Google Apps package and move it to your Phone's SD Card
  • Now turn off the device and boot it in to recovery mode by long pressing vol up, power key and home button.
  • Once in the recovery mode, backup your present ROM by the backup option in backup and restore.
  • Now choose the following options:
    • wipe data/factory reset
    • wipe cache partition
    • advanced > wipe Dalvik cache
  • Once done, select "Install from SD Card" from the main recovery menu. Browse to the location on SD Card where the files are saved.
  • Select both downloaded packages one by one and install.
  • Once the installation is done, select "Reboot system Now" from recovery main page.


The booting will take some time as this will be the first boot with custom ROM, so keep patience. Once rebooted go to Settings > Above device and check the firmware. You will find Android 4.3. Now your Samsung galaxy ace is much more efficient and has better input, new focal camera app by CM and better security.