Install Android 4.2.1 Based CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace [Guide]
Samsung Galaxy Ace Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830) can now be updated to Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean), via a CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) custom ROM. Features reported as working the GPS, Gmail, Wi-Fi, audio, sensors, the USB mass storage and Bluetooth. However, there are a few issues, such as those with audio routing and the YouTube control buttons.

Nevertheless, readers looking to update to this ROM can follow this guide. IBTimes UK warns its readers it will not be responsible for damage to the device during installation.


    • Ensure device has at least 80 percent battery charge
    • Enable USB debugging
    • Make a back-up of all data
    • Ensure device is rooted and has ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery installed

To Install Android 4.2.1 Based CM10.1 ROM on Galaxy Ace

    • Download CM10.1 ROM
    • Connect the device to the PC and copy the downloaded zip file to the SD card of the Galaxy Ace
    • Unplug the device from the computer and switch it device off
    • Boot the device into Recovery mode (to do so, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power and continue holding buttons till screen flashes)
    • Perform a Nandroid backup of existing ROM (to do so, choose Backup and Restore and then select Backup)
    • Go back to the main Recovery menu and perform a data wipe task (to do so, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset, choose Yes to confirm action and wait until data wipe completes)
    • Choose Install Zip from SD Card and select Choose Zip from SD Card. Now, navigate to and select the ROM file. Confirm installation by tapping Yes; the ROM will begin installing
    • After installation, go to main recovery menu and choose Reboot System Now to reboot the device and boot into Jelly Bean ROM

The Galaxy Ace has been upgraded to Android 4.2.1 with CM10.1 ROM.

[Information Courtesy: Android Jinn]