Install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Ace GT-S5830/L/B/T. Yes you heard it right! Android 5.0 Lollipop based custom ROM for Galaxy Ace. The most important thing to note is that this custom ROM can be flashed on any Galaxy Ace variant such as GT-S5830 or S5830L or S5830B or S5830T except the GT-S5830i device. This ROM will give you a complete Android Lollipop experience on your Galaxy Ace with some cool and amazing features. You will also notice increase in your battery backup after flashing this ROM. It contains almost 280+ languages with all the Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam etc. Some of its features are listed below. Check them out.
- Android Lollipop themed user interface.
- Lollipop themed launcher.
- Modded Boat Browser Free as Chrome
- Rooted with SuperUser added
- 280+ Languages Supported
- Wizard Memo modded as default Memo App
- Android L Dialer
- Android L Keyboard
- Android L Statusbar with brightness control.
- Modded Holo Locker.
- Android L Wallpapers
- Android L Easter Egg
- Root Browser Free as Default File Manager
- Android L Settings
- Latest Google Play Store
- Android L Boot Animation
Note that this is not an actual Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM but is a modified Android GB ROM which looks like Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is so beautifully themed and customized that you’ll never ever feel the GB rather your Ace will experience a total Lollipop OS on it. If you are eager to flash this completely stable Android 5.0 Lollipop based custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830/L/B/T then proceed to our actual article given below.
Everything given below is quite risky and can completely damage your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. So I insist you try this at your own risk. If any damage happens to your Galaxy Ace by following this guide then neither we nor the developers of this ROM will be held responsible for that. If you’re not familiar with this stuff then stop right now. Although it is very rare that your Galaxy Ace will get bricked or damaged but still I strongly recommend to follow all the instructions properly as they are mentioned below.
This Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM is compatible only and only with Samsung Galaxy Ace with model number GT-S5830/L/B/T. Do not flash this if you’re having another device except the one mentioned as it may damage your phone permanently. Check your device’s model number from Menu->Settings–>About Phone.
- Your device must be charged at least up to 60% so as to decrease the risk of interruption during the ROM flashing process.
- I highly recommend you to backup all your phone data and settings including contacts, messages, call logs, memos etc. to external SD card or on your PC. This is important as everything gets wiped in the last step of this procedure.
- Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory. This folder contains all your phones specific information such as the IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, product code, and much more. So a backup of this folder is essential. There is always a risk that this EFS folder might get corrupted. If so happened, your device will be completely useless & will no longer be recognized by your carrier. Refer our article to backup and restore EFS/IMEI data:
- Make sure you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC. This is recommended so as to recognize your Galaxy Ace when connected via USB cable. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
- Your Samsung Galaxy Ace must be rooted. You can follow our guide:
- A custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP must be installed before proceeding further. Refer these steps for flashing CWM recovery:
Step 1: Download this CWM recovery on your PC. Do not extract it.
Step 2: Now connect your phone to PC and transfer this CWM recovery on your phones SD card. Do not keep it in deep directories.
Step 3: Switch off your Ace and boot into recovery mode. For that press and hold Home button (middle button) + Power button together till you enter recovery mode.
Note: Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So you should use Volume keys for navigating up and down and use Home button for selection.
Step 4: Navigate to the install from SD card option and flash this CWM recovery.
Step 5: Restart the phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode.
After flashing the CWM recovery mode let’s move to the actual Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy Ace S5830:
- Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.
- Download Google Apps (GApps).
Step 1: Download the ROM zip package file in a specific folder on your PC. Remember not to extract them.
Step 2: Using USB cable connect your Galaxy Ace to PC. Enable USB debugging mode and copy the downloaded ROM file on your phones SD card.
Step 3: Now safely disconnect your Galaxy Ace from PC. Switch it off completely until it vibrates. Now boot the phone into CWM recovery mode. For doing so, press and hold Home button (middle button) + Power button together till you enter recovery mode.
Note: Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So use Volume keys for navigating up and down and use Home button for selection.
Firstly take a complete backup of the ROM which you are currently using. This backup is also called as Nandroid backup and is the backup of your phones entire operating system & is always helpful during the failure while flashing process or during any problem with the ROM, then you can easily restore your saved previous ROM.
Refer our detailed article for taking Nandroid backup:
Step 4: For taking a complete nandroid backup of your current ROM, use Volume keys and navigate to the ‘backup & restore’ option on the recovery mode itself and on the next screen select ‘backup’ option using Home button. This will make a complete nandroid backup and will be saved on your phones SD card. Refer screenshots.
Step 5: Next you need to wipe the data and cache partitions from your phones internal memory. For doing the same, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using volume keys. Select it using Home button. On the next screen press Yes option to start the wiping process. Similarly navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option and select it to wipe the caches. Note that this step will clear entire data from your phones internal memory including contacts, messages, apps, memos, call logs etc. Thus a complete backup of everything must be done before applying this step (Refer Pre-requisites section).
Step 6: Return to the main menu and select the Advanced option located on the recovery mode itself. On the next screen select Reboot Recovery option.
Wait until you boot again into recovery.
Let’s move to the actual Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM flashing process.
Step 7: Using Volume keys navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card’ option. Select it using Home button. Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. As soon as you click on it you’ll see all the files and folders present on your external SD card. Use Volume keys and navigate to the Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM which you’ve copied earlier. Select it using Home button. On the next screen select ‘Yes’ option to start the actual Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM flashing process. You need to wait for some time to complete it successfully.
Step 8: You need to again wipe data/cache partitions from the recovery. For doing so select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option and ‘wipe cache partition’ option. This step is essential to solve the boot loop issue.
Step 9: Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM. Just remember not to wipe data after that.
Step 10: Everything completes here. Just restart your Samsung Galaxy Ace by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode. You’ll note that this first boot takes more time to start than usual. But don’t worry after a couple of boots it’ll be normal.
Note: If you want to restore back your previous Rom, then you can do that by going back to the recovery mode by pressing & holding Home Button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next page select ‘Restore’ option. Select the ROM you want to restore.
If you want to flash the original Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 smartphone then refer out guide given below:
Finally! You have successfully flashed the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop based Concept L Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 smartphone. If you want to confirm this just go to Menu->Settings->About Phone and check it out. This is an unofficial custom firmware and not an official ROM from Samsung so flash this at your own risk. Enjoy some amazing Lollipop OS based customizations on your phone with this ROM. Also don’t forget to share your views and experience after using it. At last if you face any kind of difficulty, problem or have any issue, suggestions regarding this stuff then do let me know through the comments section given below. I’ll try to help you out as soon as possible. Till then enjoy! 🙂