Well having a low end device running on an outdated version in a world where latest versions are releasing day by day is not only shameful but also irritating. Also if such device is not rooted and has a stock firmware installed then you won’t have any authority & accessibility over your phone. We are saying so because without root you cannot customize the settings, cannot replace or move the in-built system applications, cannot run any app which requires a proper administrative permission, also cannot access the entire hardware. This means that without root, though the device belongs to you but when it comes for customizing you can’t do anything. With such device it’s impossible to run those high definition games. And in case if it is a low end device like Ace having low internal memory and low RAM then your life is just miserable. How long can you rely on that boring outdated version, interface and launchers?
If you are not at all aware of the rooting technique don’t worry, we’ll describe it to you in a detailed step by step method. Although many of us are scared of rooting their device, but in actual it’s the most easy and beneficial method. Once rooted, you can have entire access over your phones operating system. You can even increase your internal memory, RAM size, and play those high end games easily. When rooted, you’ll find a lot of amazing must-have apps of worth use. For example, some of these apps allow you to automatically take backup all of your apps and all the imp data, make your device a wireless hotspot, create secure tunnels to the Internet, can completely block advertisements or even can help to overclock your device processor. The most common thing done after rooting an android phone is flashing a custom recovery. This is mainly done to install and experience all those custom ROMs un-officially. The famous and most preferred custom recovery till date is Clockworkmod custom recovery abbreviated CWM. Having a custom recovery flashed on your device brings too many beneficial features on your phone. With custom recovery it’s possible to install apps requiring the root permission. You can even install a good custom ROM of your choice to enhance the productivity of you Galaxy Ace S5830. More than that you can even backup and restore your current running firmware, wipe data and caches to clear your phone memory and much more. In this article we are going to see a detailed procedure in rooting and installing CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.
Well it’s been a long time since Samsung launched their mid range device Galaxy Ace. It had features like 158 MB storage, 278 MB RAM, 5 megapixel Camera with led, Qualcomm MSM7227 800 MHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Although these features are outdated in today’s world still this device made some place in many people’s heart. That’s the reason they launched Ace Plus and Ace 2, another most famous mobiles from the Ace family. Unfortunately, the Samsung Company did not launch any further updates for Ace beyond 2.3 GB. The Android versions after Gingerbread including ice-cream sandwich, jelly bean and KitKat were thus impossible to run on Ace. This is where the custom developers played their most important role by making many custom ROMs running on these latest versions for Galaxy Ace. The latest custom ROM launched by the developers is Cyanogenmod 11 (CM11) which runs on the KitKat flavored Android 4.4 version.
To enjoy all these features and to experience them, you need to first root your Galaxy Ace and install a custom recovery. For that follow our step by step guide given below to properly root and install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.
Try this method all at your own risk. If you are not aware of this stuff then it’s better to stop here. We will not be held responsible for any of the damage caused to your Galaxy Ace by following these instructions. Although the chances that your device will get damaged are least but still we recommend you to follow all the instructions properly without attempting anything by your own. Also this procedure given below of rooting and installing Clockworkmod recovery is only for Samsung Galaxy Ace bearing the model number GT-S5830. Flashing this on any other device or other variant may cause highly damage to your device. So make sure that the device you are using is of the same model number as shown above. You can verify it from Menu->Settings->About Phone.
- First check that your Galaxy Ace is properly charged so as to minimize the risk of switching off during the installation process. If not, then charge it at least upto 70% .
- Make sure you’ve enabled the USB Debugging mode on your device which is required for transferring files between PC and your phone. It can be done by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
- Rooting will void your device warranty. But don’t worry it can be easily regained back by un-rooting you device.
- Backup all your data including Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings and copy it somewhere for safety. This is necessary as all the data gets wiped at the end of this procedure.
- Make sure that the Mobile specific drivers are installed on your Computer. You can install the same by installing Samsung Kies or manually install from the links given below:
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830:
Step 1: After successful downloading the Rooting package given above, enable USB debugging mode on your Ace & copy the same on your device external SD card using USB cable. Place it directly without extracting.Also remember not to place it in deep directories.
Step 2: Now switch off your phone completely. You need to enter into your stock recovery mode for installing the Root package.
Step 3: For Galaxy Ace, Recovery mode can be entered by holding Home button (Middle button)and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 4: You’ll note that touch does not work here in this recovery mode. So you need to use Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 5: Now use the volume keys and navigate to the option named ‘Update from SD card’ and select it using the Home button.
Step 6: Once you click on it, you will see all the files and folders located on your external SD card.
Step 7: Again use the volume keys to navigate to the Root Package file (samsung-galaxy-ace-root.zip) which you have copied earlier and select it using Home button. This will immediately start the Rooting process. It will hardly take a minute to complete.
Step 8: After the process completes, you’ll be returned back to the main menu of Recovery mode.
Step 9: Select the ‘Reboot system now’ option using Home button to reboot your device.
This way you will successfully root your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. An app named Superuser will be installed on your apps list. This will confirm that your device is properly rooted. This Superuser app is used to supervise all the applications requiring a root access. After rooting, you can easily customize and change the system settings of your phone.
Now we’ll discuss a detailed step by step procedure on how to install Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod CWM on your Ace S5830.
Procedure to install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy Ace GT-S5830:
Step 1: Download the CWM package given above in a specific folder on your computer and extract it using Winzip or WinRar.
Step 2: Now you need to boot your device in downloading mode. For that switch your device off completely.
Step 3: For Galaxy Ace, the Downloading mode can be entered by holding Home button + Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until the Download mode appears. Keeping your device in download mode, connect it to your computer via USB cable.
Step 4: Open ‘Odin Multi Downloader_v4.38‘ from the CWM package which you have just downloaded on your PC. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section in it will turn yellow. If it’s not showing, then you must immediately check that a proper device drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase.
Step 5: Now click the OPS tab located on the Odin Downloader and select ‘Cooper_v1.0.ops’ file from the CWM package.
Step 6: Then tick the ‘One Package’ option once again located on the Odin on the top left hand side. As soon as you tick it, the One Package option at the bottom will get highlighted. So click that One Package option and select ‘cwm-recovery-ace.tar.md5’ file. Do not check or un-check any other option from the Odin Multi Downloader. You may refer the screenshot given below.
Step 7: After completing everything as mentioned above, initiate the process by clicking on the Start button located on the Odin window. Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process. It is recommended not to touch or remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 8: The process will hardly take 5-10 minutes to install CWM recovery. As soon as it completes, you’ll see the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned blue with the message ‘Pass’ below it. Now you can safely remove the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your phone and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 9: After successfully completing the process, again boot your device into recovery mode by holding Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears. You’ll notice that Clockworkmod Custom recovery is installed on your device.
Step 10: Now select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option from the CWM recovery mode. This will clear all the data and caches from your phone memory. Then you can reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.
Refer our article for flashing the latest Android 4.4 KitKat Cyanogenmod Custom ROM on your Galaxy Ace:
If you want to flash stable Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 then follow our guide given below.
Congo!! You’ve successfully rooted and installed Clockworkmod (CWM) Custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. Now you have no restrictions to do anything with your Ace. You can install Custom ROMs, take backup/restore, wipe data/cache and much more on your device. We have made this article as simple as possible. Still if you face any difficulty or have any problem regarding the above content then do inform us through the comment section below. We are always there to help you. Enjoy!