Update Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ Firmware with this article. Due to a lack of hardware and RAM compatibility, Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 was stopped on Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware.
That’s why it didn’t get any further updates. Although there are many ROMs available for this device including the Android 4.0 Ice-cream sandwich, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and the recently launched Android 4.4 KitKat.
But as these are not the official ones, they may contain untested bugs and issues. So besides getting irritated with these unstable ROMs, you can always go towards the official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware launched by Samsung.
Released back in early 2011, this phone is nearly obsolete now. But still, due to decent specs and features, it was the most renowned phone of its time. With this update, your Galaxy Ace will feature an absolute new interface.
Install Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware
This official firmware is much safer to install and use. In this article, we are going to discuss the detailed procedure for flashing official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.
You will be able to personalize and customize the looks, the appearances, and everything else you need. In other words, it is possible for you to enjoy a redefined Android experience, not to mention that the performance of your handset will power up.
You will gain more speed, have more access to the internal system, install complex apps, and optimize and customize the OS with an improved battery life. Interested users can proceed further to install this official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware on their Galaxy Ace S5830.
- Model: GT-S5830
- Model name: Galaxy Ace
- PDA: S5830XWKTQ
- CSC: S5830OXXKT4
- MODEM: S5830XWKT8
The given firmware update of installing Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is too risky. If in case your Galaxy Ace gets damaged or bricked by following this article then we will not be held liable for that.
To avoid any damage, I highly recommend you follow all that is given below properly to the point and without attempting anything on your own.
Note that this Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ Firmware is only for Samsung Galaxy Ace with model number GT-S5830. Installing this on any other device or variant will result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices. So you must verify your device model number with the number given above from Homescreen > Menu > Settings > About Phone.
- Charge the battery of your Galaxy Ace at least up to 65% to minimize the risk of interruption.
- Make a backup copy of all your important data present on your phone including contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, call logs, etc. This is essential as in the last step of this procedure you need to wipe all the data and cache currently present on your phone memory.
- Make sure to enable the USB debugging mode on your Galaxy Ace.
- Install mobile-specific drivers on your PC to detect the phone when you connect it to the PC.
- Disable all the security tools as well as antivirus on your PC temporarily.
Steps to update Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.6 firmware
Step 1: After successfully downloading the Firmware package given above, extract it using Winrar on your PC.
Step 2: Next you need to switch off your Galaxy Ace completely and enter into downloading mode.
Step 3: For Ace, you can enter the downloading mode by holding the ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until the download mode appears.
Step 4: Keeping your device in downloading mode connect it to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: On PC, launch the ‘Odin Multi Downloader3_3.09‘ software. As soon as you open it, the ID: COM section in it will turn light blue. Also, an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that the connection between PC and phone is successful.
Step 6: Tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin window. Do not tick or un-tick any other option.
Step 7: Now, 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 S5830XWKTQ _S5830OXXKT4_FOP.tar.md5). Wait till Odin verifies the md5 hash. If it’s successful then there won’t be any warning message.
Step 8: After completing everything as mentioned above, start the process by clicking on the Start button located in the Odin window. You’ll notice that your phone automatically reboots itself while going through the process. Make sure that you don’t remove the USB cable until the process completes, as it may interrupt the process.
Step 9: The process will take a few minutes to complete. As soon as it completes, the ID: COM section on the Odin window will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed your Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ firmware. You can now disconnect your device by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove the battery from your Galaxy Ace, and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After completing the process, boot your device into recovery mode by holding the Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: Touch will not work here in recovery mode. So all you need to do is use the Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and the Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 11: On the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your phone memory.
Step 12: Then go back to the main menu of recovery mode and select the ‘reboot system now’ option to restart your device.
Refer to 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.
Finally! This is how you can install the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKTQ firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. You can confirm this from Menu > Settings > About Phone. If you have any problem regarding the same then you can inform me through the comment section given below.