Friday, November 9, 2012

S5830XWKTS New Samsung Galaxy Ace Update 2.3.6 Gingerbread not ICS

The Samsung mid-range slate Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 seems now alive again and kickin' when it comes to the software support development. This very handy Android device got a newer update that took place in Italy. Yes, it's new update but it's not an Ice Cream Sandwich that you might rather think, but unfortunately it's still Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware since the Ace is not upgradable to ICS officially. The firmware build number 'S5830XWKTS' is unique from earlier releases in Europe regions but it has the same baseband or modem version S5830XWKT8.

If you've still keep your Galaxy Ace, maybe you never had  any updates received until now.  I got a list of Galaxy Ace updates ever since from old times Froyo version and I notice that some countries just already stop from last year releases. So, it is your opportunity to do some tweaks unto your devices again. Let's rock!

Odin: How to Install Android 2.3.6 S5830XWKTS on Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830


Grab flasher and needed files
Odin: ODIN Multi Downloader v4.38, OPS File: Cooper_v1.0.ops Driver: USB driver

The S5830XWKTS Stock ROM

Device: Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830
Latest firmware: S5830XWKTS
CSC:  S5830ITVKT8
Modem: S5830XWKT8
PDA: S5830XWKTS
Version: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
Build: 10-24-2012
Stock ROM: S5830XWKTS_S5830XWKT8_S5830ITVKT2
md5: 3f08ca3183cbbc079c3658035a778130

This stock ROM has its default language and settings for Italy.  So, if you came from other region, you may need to reconfigure all of it again once installed, like changing the language to your own, for this includes all European languages.  One more thing, make note of your APN settings, you also needed it to restore and fix network data connection issues occured.

- Make sure you are running Windows on your PC with USB driver installed or have Kies installed.
A USB cable wire of your device, a good working USB serial port, sometimes the connection issues occurs because of a bad USB port of your PC and the USB cable.
- Make a back up copy of all important files stored on your phone, the file is a none wipe but it is better to have an extra precautions if something went wrong.
- Disable any antivirus and Kies installed, this program might also interrupt Odin while in flashing process.

1. Install the USB driver. Extract the downloaded S5830XWKTS stock ROM, unzip it using winrar, winzip, 7zip or any  file  program you have.

2. Extract and run also the Odin v4.38 on your desktop.
3. Set the Samsung Galaxy Ace in Download Mode:


Turn the OFF the phone or remove the battery for a couple of seconds then put it back again. By pressing Volume Down+Power+ Middle buttons simultaneously the phone will then reboot into download mode.

4. If the device is already in download mode, connect the phone to PC.  On ODIN window a COM port mapping  turn to color yellow and indicates that the device is already 'added' - connected.

5. On ODIN clickt the OPS button and load the Cooper_v1.0.ops file on it.
6. Hit the One packaged in the checkboxes options (the Auto reboot and protect OPS remain checked,
then at the lower part of Odin click on the One Packaged button then select and load the
S5830XWKTS_S5830XWKT8_S5830ITVKT2_HOME.tar.md5


7. Begin  flashing by hitting the 'Start' button.

It only takes around 4 to 5 minutes to complete,  a progress bar on the left side of ODIN will show you the downloading progress. A word "PASS" will display once it finishes.
It's time to unplug the phone from PC, then do a factory data reset to clean all data caches and have a fresh firmware installed,  you can do this by Recovery Mode button - Home + Power Button, then toggle on using the volume button and select Wipe Data/ Factory Reset or by typing this code *2767*3855#.
To check the newly installed firmware update - by typing *#1234#.

Change the default Italiano - Italian language to your own, go to settings and then locate the locale and text icon, then find your native language.

That's all! Any further questions just drop it on the comment form.

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