Mohd Shakirin, a YouTube user, demonstrated a Samsung Galaxy S5830 running the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS using a custom firmware. You can see the changes made by the Android 4.3 from his uploaded video such as new boot animation with the Google logo, orange background of the Phase Beam live wallpaper, five lock screen shortcuts and Android 4.3 based icons.
The Galaxy Ace running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean doesn't seem to suffer any interface lags and shows very responsive to touch. The firmware has a baseband version of S5830DXKT4 and powered by CyanogenMod 4.3 Leaked Version with build date: Sat, Jun 22.
Assuming that the Android 4.3 firmware build running the Galaxy Ace is same with other CyanogenMod 10.2 ROMs, the device should get the following features:
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- OpenGL ES 3.0 support
- Improved keyboard and input
- New Focal camera app
- Security and stability improvements
How to Install Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy Ace
Warning: CyanogenMod 10.2 is a custom ROM and we are not liable for any damages which may occur on your smartphone. Read and follow the instructions carefully to prevent damaging your device. Do this at your own risk.
- Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
- Create a backup of all your personal settings and data files
- Make sure that the battery level is at least 50 per cent
- Enable USB debugging mode on your handset. Go to "Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging"
- Root the Galaxy Ace S5830 and install a custom recovery app such as ClockworkMod recovery
1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to your computer using a USB cable.
2. Copy and paste both the Android 4.3 CM 10.2 custom firmware and the Google Apps package you have downloaded to the SD card of the Galaxy Ace.
3. Disconnect your smartphone and turn it off.
4. Reboot into Recovery mode. Press and hold volume up, home and power keys together till the Samsung logo appears.
5. Inside the Recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup of the current ROM. Select "backup and restore > backup." The ROM is now saved on the SD card which can be restored anytime.
6. Perform a full wipe on your handset. Select "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition." Then select "advanced > wipe Dalvik cache."
7. After the cleanup, install the Android 4.3 firmware. Select "install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card." Choose the Android 4.3 CM 10.2 you have copied earlier and confirm its installation. Apple the same with the Google Apps package.
8. Once the installation has been completed, go back to the main menu and select "reboot system now."
9. The device will reboot and may take up to 5 minutes to reach the home screen as it boots for the first time on CM 10.2
Well done! Your Samsung Galaxy Ace is now running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean thanks to CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM.
Before using the camera, install first the Android 4.3 camera application provided by Mohd Shakirin on the Galaxy Ace.
In case you have any problems or issues, send your feedbacks to Mohd Shakirin on his YouTube channel.