Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

February 24, 2021

Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i. The Galaxy Ace S5830i users were fed up by waiting for this Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for their devices.

Every other phone did get this KitKat update officially or unofficially. Also, the international variant Galaxy Ace S5830 got the KitKat update. It was only the S5830i device that remained behind.

Touchwiz Resurrected is the name of this ROM and is based on stock firmware. Users must note that this is not exactly an Android KitKat ROM but is a Gingerbread ROM that has been modified to look like KitKat.

The gingerbread’s limits have been broken down by this ROM. It will take you to a new era of modifications. It is quite smooth in performance-wise as well. The reason for that is this S5830i device owns such good features in it that are enough to run any ROM smoothly.

Some very special features combined with a perfect theme make it a unique ROM. Galaxy Ace S5830i will totally get a new look and experience with this Touchwiz Resurrected ROM.

Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

If you are impressed by this ROM and want to try it out then head on to our actual article given below. Just don’t forget to take a complete backup before proceeding ahead.

Flashing this ROM over Stock firmware would be much appreciated but if you are currently using a custom ROM then please make sure that you flash this ROM according to the steps given.


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The steps given are considered to be of much risk and a single wrong move will permanently damage the phone. If in case your Ace S5830i gets damaged or bricked by following this guide then neither we nor the developers of this ROM will be held responsible for that. Although the chances that this will happen are least still I highly recommend you to follow all the given procedure step by step properly.


This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Ace with the model number GT-S5830I. Do not install this ROM on any other device or variant.


  • Charge your device at least up to 60%.
  • Backup your contacts, messages, call logs, APN settings, memos etc.
  • Also, backup the EFS folder present in your phone’s system directory.
  • Install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Root and install CWM or TWRP on your device.


Touchwiz Resurrected ROM

Google Apps

Steps to install Touchwiz Resurrected ROM on Galaxy Ace S5830I

  • After downloading the ROM package file copy the same on your phone’s SD card by using the USB cable.
  • Now disconnect your phone from the PC & switch it off completely until it vibrates.
  • You need to enter into recovery mode now.
  • For that press & hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until recovery mode appears.
  • Touch won’t work in recovery mode.
  • So use Volume up and down keys for navigation and the Home button for selection.
  • At first, take a Nandroid backup of your device.
  • Now navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using Volume keys and select it using the Home button.
  • On the next screen select the ‘wipe cache partition’ option.
  • This will clear all the data & caches from your phone’s memory respectively.
  • After completing everything as mentioned above, navigate to the Advanced option located on the recovery mode itself.
  • Select the Reboot Recovery option on the next page.
  • Navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card’ option using Volume up and down keys & select it using the Home button.
  • Then on the next screen select the ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  • This option will show all the data present on the external SD card.
  • Select the Touchwiz Resurrected ROM which you’ve copied earlier. On the next page select the ‘Yes’ option to initiate the flashing process. Be patient till the process completes successfully.
  • After completing the flashing process, you’ll again land into recovery mode.
  • Then again select the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode to clear all phones data & cache. This step is essential to solve the boot loop issue.
  • Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM.
  • Just remember not to wipe data after that.
  • You may restart your phone by selecting the ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode.
  • This first boot will take more time to start than usual.


  1. Update Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 firmware
  2. Install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I


Finally! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Android 4.4.3 KitKat-based Touchwiz Resurrected Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i smartphone. Go to Settings > About Phone and confirm the same. If you face any difficulty just drop your problem.

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105 thoughts on “Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

  1. The bulgarian language have very big bug. the phone is “aaaaaaaaa what is this” effect.
    Pleace fix this.
    I want use this ROM.

    • download

      enter recovery
      wipe cache
      wipe data/factory reset
      apply updade from sd
      wipe dalvic cache
      install zip
      choose zip
      TouchwizRES_V2.0 ace 4 kitkat
      apply updates from sd
      wipe cache
      factory reset
      reboot system now

      • Hi,

        I tried downloading below two files for network not detecting issue but not able to download the same.

        Is there any possibility to share over here or link to get the file.

  2. Hello guys,
    Installed and running this rom superfine. I have used multiple smartphones and so far tested many custom roms on each device but this rom is most simple, smooth, beautiful, fast and sufficiently customizable.
    Hats off to you guys. Thank you very much for resurrecting my device.
    God bless.

  3. Hi!
    I installed the ROM successfully. Before installing it I had backed up my efs folder by an app named “efs backup tool” but after installing the ROM my phone is showing “emergency calls only” I am not able to call anyone. Please help me I am very new to allfolder. Pls tell me how to restore that folder

  4. So, I just installed this ROM, and by now, it’s amazing! Thank you! For now, there are no problems, and my phone is running smoothly. If there are some problems, I’ll be sure to post them and hopefully get an answer for its fix. Thanks again Abhijeet Bharekar!

  5. thanks for this and it’s working fine except for choosing a wallpaper.. when changing wallpaper and I choose s5 wallpaper and I cannot select because it’s keep on blinking.. hope you can fix this.

  6. I m not able to backup my efs folder from my samsung galaxy ace s5830i thats why whem i m upgrading this rom only emergency calls are there plzz help how to backup my efs bcause i wnt to upgrde it to this its amazing plzzzz help reply soon

  7. Thanks for the files, my phone updated OK but now it will not connect to network other than WiFi. Any help you can offer?

  8. Hi I had backup my efs folder before installing the rom but now it’s showing only emergency call please help me on this i m using this for the first time i used efs backup tool

  9. Thank you a lot. very nice rom.
    but the problem is android version is still 2.3.6 but when you tap on it for sometimes the kitkat logo appears.
    please help.

  10. not change android version, why still 2.3.6?
    After installing kitkat rom can we run armv 7 apps like candy crush saga?

  11. Hi i stuck on Samsung Galaxy Logo after i install the ROM 🙁 I use Super User ver. and CW v. i clear all the cash data/factory, cache and dalvik too 🙁 can you help me

  12. Please help me……
    I have followed every single step of yours and still I get an error whenever i open things (like–music,browser,googleplay,whatsapp).
    Whenever i open it, it shows” googleplay has stopped working
    Report or Forceclose”
    Please help me ASAP!

  13. Hi! I’ve some questions. 1. russian as input text language doesn’t working
    2. after restarting text on the lock screnn appers again – it cannot be turned off

  14. Thank you for this update. It’s cool, but I just want to know why my device’s Android version is still 2.3.6 instead of 4.4.3? And some menu flashes on and off the screen, like blinking, and it won’t let me do anything.

  15. My galaxy ace does not upgrade to kitkat 4.4.3
    I mean the android version. Is this rom only based on themes?
    Please help me. I want to upgrade the android version.

  16. hi!
    i followed all the instructions, got it working but now, even though i have 7mb of storage left on my phone memory, when i try to install the EFS restore app, it tells me i dont have enough space to download it.
    so i cant get my phone working again because i cant restore my EFS or APN files.
    what can i do?

    • Hi, I’m too having issue with network not detected after ROM update. I don’t have EFS folder. Did you got any solution for this?

  17. Hello
    i think we need “google” too for the device correspond NO!!
    i’d like to explain to me in ligne or 2, that would be great

  18. Thanks sir for this awesome ROM…is there any way by which I can play games like candy crush saga and clash of clans…please reply at your earliest…

    Good work team..

  19. Hello, Sir! I’m new in this android field and I am interested in this Rom. Could you please give me precautions that may help me not to hard-brick my phone.

    I would like to know how to resolve network issuues after flashing…

  20. Hi – thank you for this. It seems to be working great, looks nice. I can make calls fine etc.
    But one big problem – no keyboard! In Internet and Text message etc (everywhere in fact) there is no keyboard showing anywhere so I cannot type anything?
    Any help appreciated.
    Thank you!

  21. after instal kitkat
    everything has changed
    but still android version is 2.3.6
    perssing on it its show kitkat simpol

    and also i cant instal kitkat version apps

  22. Hello abhijeet, i followed all the steps, i flashed version 2.0 of rom… samsung logo comes and goes, now im stuck in black screen with little backlight…please reply soon

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