How to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware [Guide & Video Demo]

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By Ryan Inoyori | May 11, 2013 11:49 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy Ace is the predecessor of all members of the Galaxy Ace line up and one of the most famous Android smartphone featuring mid-range specifications. Galaxy Ace runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and no official updates was released since. If you own a Galaxy Ace, here is your chance to update it to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Maclaw Studio released an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware based on Android Open Source Project. It includes all features of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and additional customisation options.

Warning: This is a custom ROM and its developers are not liable for any damage which may occur on your device. Make research regarding custom ROMs, rooting and other matter before proceeding. Read and follow the instructions carefully to avoid destroying your device. Do this at your own risk.

Prerequisites:

  • This custom ROM is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Never flash this ROM to another device or else suffer possible consequences.
  • Battery level must be at 50 per cent during installation to avoid power interruption.
  • Create a backup of all personal information, settings and data files on your device.
  • Install all necessary drivers on your computer. Download and install the Samsung Kies then connect your Galaxy Ace to install its drivers.
  • A custom recovery app such as ClockworkMod should be installed on your device.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your device.
  • Download the AOSP Beta 1 custom ROM and the Google apps.

Flashing Instructions:

1.      Connect your Galaxy Ace to the computer then copy the AOSP Beta 1 custom ROM and the Google Apps package your have downloaded early to the SD card of your smartphone.

2.      Disconnect the device from the computer and turn it off.

3.      Press Home + Power key to reboot the device into Recovery mode.

4.      Inside the ClockworkMod recovery, make a nAndroid backup of the current ROM and restore it if needed. To do this, go to "backup and restore" and click "backup."

5.      Now do a full wipe on your device. Go back and select "wipe data/factory reset" then "wipe cache partition."

6.      After the complete wipe, select "install zip from SD card" then "choose zip from SD card." Select the AOSP Beta 1 you have copied early on your device. Do the same with the Google Apps package.

7.      Once the installation is complete, go back, and select "reboot system now." Wait for at least 5 minutes till the first time boot finishes.

Congratulations! Your Galaxy Ace is now running Android 4.2.2 using the AOSP Beta 1 firmware from Maclaw Studio.

If you have any clarifications, comments, or suggestions, send your feedback to Aderen Lim on his YouTube page.

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