Download Galaxy Ace S5830i Android 2.3.6 Firmware

November 14, 2023

Update Galaxy Ace S5830i to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware with this article. Galaxy Ace S5830i was one of the most popular and best-selling low-end Android smartphones at the time when it was launched. Besides, the phone was released with Android 2.2 Froyo in 2011 and was later upgraded to version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread in 2012.

Furthermore, the low specs and hardware compatibility of this handset made it unqualified to be updated to later Android versions like Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. But as we all know there are many well-qualified and skilled developers out there who have developed various custom ROMs and mods to give you a complete ICS, Jelly Bean, and the latest KitKat experience on your Galaxy Ace S5830i.

Related: Install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

But there is always a risk of bricking or completely damaging your device with these ROMs. Moreover, there are many bugs or issues present in these ROMs. Besides if you have recently tried a custom ROM and now want to go back to the original Gingerbread firmware, you can install it manually from our step-by-step guide given below. Additionally flashing the official firmware is the best solution when you get rid of the bugs with the third-party custom ROMs.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.6 S5830IXXMC1

Finally, interested users may proceed to the actual guide of flashing the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware on Galaxy Ace S5830i. This firmware is specially launched for Indian users and its basic info is listed below. If you’re having any type of custom ROM on your device then it’ll get replaced by this official Gingerbread ROM. Additionally, even the custom recoveries like CWM/TWRP will get replaced with the Android stock recovery and your phone will no longer be rooted. However, you can root it any time after flashing this firmware.

Firmware Details

Model: GT-S5830i
Model name: Galaxy Ace
Country: India
Version: Android 2.3.6
Build date: April 2013
Product Code: INS


Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 Firmware


The flashing process given below is too risky and even a small mistake can brick your phone. Hence read, follow, and implement every step carefully and at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be responsible for any damage.


This Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware is only for Samsung Galaxy Ace with the model number GT-S5830i. Do not try to implement this firmware update on any other device or variant, it may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices. So it is better that you verify your device model number from Homescreen > Menu > Settings > About Phone.


  • Check that your device has a good battery backup before going ahead.
  • Backup your important data and settings including contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, call logs, Whatsapp messages, memos, etc.
  • Moreover, enable the USB debugging mode on your phone.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC to recognize the phone when connected via USB cable.



Android 2.3.6 XXMC1

Steps to install Android 2.3.6 XXMC1 on Galaxy Ace S5830i

  • Download and extract the files in a specific folder on your PC.
  • Then switch off your Galaxy Ace S5830i completely until it vibrates.
  • Boot the phone into downloading mode now.
  • For the same, keep pressing and holding the ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message.
  • Just press Volume Up to continue.
  • This will directly land you into downloading mode.
  • Once you enter the downloading mode, keep it as it is and connect to the PC using the USB cable.
  • Besides, navigate to the downloaded folder & launch the ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.09′ software which you’ve just got after extraction.
  • As soon as you open it, the ID: COM section in it will turn blue.
  • Also, an Added message will appear in the message window.
  • Furthermore, tick against the ‘AP’ button and navigate to the tar.md5 file from the firmware package & select it (The firmware file will look something like: S5830IXXMC1_S5830IODDLK1_INS.z.tar.md5).
  • Wait till Odin verifies the md5 hash.
  • If it’s successful then there won’t be any warning message.
  • Next, tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin window.
  • Do not tick or un-tick any other option.
  • Moreover, initiate the process by pressing the Start button.
  • Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process.
  • Do not remove the USB cable until the process is completed.
  • Be patient until the process is completed fully. It will hardly last for a few minutes.
  • As soon as it completes successfully, the ID: COM section will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ below it.
  • This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware on your Galaxy Ace S5830i.
  • Now you can disconnect your phone by safely removing the USB cable.
  • If the process fails, then close the Odin window, and repeat the entire process.


Great! You have successfully flashed the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i. You can confirm it from Menu > Settings > About Phone. Finally, if you have any doubts or problems related to this guide, then please comment below.

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    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    S5830iXXMC1_S5830iODDLK1_RST_S5830iDDMC1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:10)..
    File analysis..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


    • Have you tried pressing those keys as mentioned in the article..If it doesn’t work then install Terminal Emulator App & enter these commands in it:
      reboot download

      This will directly land you into downloading mode (make sure your device is rooted)

    • 1.Switch Off your phone.
      2.Hold Vol down + Power + Home button until you see warning message (Do not press Vol up button).
      3.Connect your phone to PC.
      4.Launch Odin.
      5.Wait a minute.
      6.Press Volume Up button to enter downloading mode.
      7.Your device will get successfully connected.

  2. hi sir …please help me ….
    my phone continuesly in restarting mode.
    i have tried out hard reset in recovery mode several times but problem remains same.
    i think problem in system GINGERBREAD ROM…. so please provide me Stock ROM link so i will able to instal ROM from SD card..please bro help me … i m not fimilar with these types of things related to software so please provide me Direct link of GB ROM 2.3.6 ( anything , i just indicate about my previous OS.).
    May God Bless u bro help me as soon as possible… Thnxx in Advance.. 🙂

  3. How do i boot into recovery mode i press the power button + home button but it doesnt work it simply turns on like regularly. Please replay fast i am really in trouble.

  4. Hey.. Abhijeet can u pls help me…? i was installing a custom rom for my Galaxy Ace S5830i …. but i dont know what happend..! now my Cell doesn’t Boot up… It Shows the msg…. E:failed to mount / system (Invalid Argument) …. plzzz help me bro… 🙁

  5. the usb driver for 64 bit can’t be installed. I also tried the 32 bit version, no result. The ID:COM still not turn blue. What to do with it? Thanks

  6. hi sir …please help me ….
    my phone continuesly in restarting mode.
    i have tried out hard reset in recovery mode several times but problem remains same.
    i think problem in system GINGERBREAD ROM…. so please provide me Stock ROM link so i will able to instal ROM from SD card..please bro help me … i m not fimilar with these types of things related to software so please provide me Direct link of GB ROM 2.3.6 ( anything , i just indicate about my previous OS.).

  7. brother i am from saudia we have mobile shop pls provide me site or link for download flash files for our region samsung mobile like s2,s3,ace gt-s5830i and other known model and how to exctract file with odin if phone is not in debung mode i dont have z3 box

  8. Sir when i start download mode to press volume down+pawer button+home key downloading mode not start what i have to do to start downloading mode aur any other options to flash stock rom.

  9. how i will have to root lg e400???
    ALSO how i can go in recovery mode while when i press buttons it shows that usb debugging sms while when i go to setting it shows that the usb debugging is On…..

  10. sir i using samsung galaxy ace 5830i i update my phone to GB 2.3.6 to 4.4.3 kitkat but due to insufficient RAM some apps are not working properly so i want to get back to GB 2.3.6 via odin 3.09 but the process fails several times so give me another way to get back to GB 2.3.6 .. please help me

  11. sir i already tried using odin 3.09 but its not working. i tried 3.07 and it works but when the phone opens its still bootlooping. i already tried wiping cache and partition but it still keeps on bootlooping. please help 🙁

  12. hello i’am looking for your help
    i have galaxy ace s5830i (2.3.6 ) and i have been update with arabic firmeware after that a problems with some kind of errors kep showing up (will it’s my first time and i didn’t do the step of backup , note that the version(yes) 2.3.6 it’s still the same and IMEI too:
    1- authentification in goole talk (google talk authentification failed)
    2- error in google play store (download and update) exactly like this {Update for “name of app”could not be download due too an error.(error retrieving information from server.[RPC:S-7:AEC-7 7NDZ-66NY-XEVWK])} it kep change [RPC-7:AEC-X XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX]

  13. disculpe me podría ayudar mi equipo al inicio aparece la leyenda de Samsung y de ahí sale un cuadro rojo y se queda en un tipo BUCLE se apaga iniciando de la misma forma intente con odin pero sale fail, de antemano gracias.

  14. Hi sir , pls help me i format my samsung galaxy ace s5830i phone full system , now phone is not starting only showing phone logo, i tried a custom rom by install zip by sd card , but that rom is create errors that is marshmallow rom , sir please provide me official samsung rom which is installable by sd card. Because i don’t have pc . Plz help sir .

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