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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 28, 2013

Android 4.4 Available for Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini, Gio

It's been quite some time since Google launched Android 4.4 KitKat, alongside its Nexus 5. Google has even released two point revisions to the OS. And despite lacking official support, the Sony Xperia Tipo and Google Nexus Onehave already gotten unofficial ports of this OS. The number of older devices running KitKat gets bigger and bigger every day. Now, developers from the AndroidArmV6 group, most notably XDA Recognized Developers psyke83 and erikcas, XDA Recognized Contributor yajnab, and few others did some remarkable...

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Conan Troutman · Dec 31, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Mini

As the official and unofficial builds of CM10.1 continue to roll out, yet another two lower specced devices, which some may have dismissed as not being capable of receiving such an update, are now running unofficial builds. Never let it be said that such devices aren't well supported here at XDA. The Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Ace can both now be updated to the latest version of CyanogenMod thanks to XDA Senior Members AntiBillOS and Wayland_ACE, respectively. Both ROMS are...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 21, 2012

All-in-One Unbrick Package for the Samsung Galaxy Ace

So you were trying to flash a ROM or kernel to your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i through ODIN. What was that? Did you say that you (or your cat) accidentally unplugging the device in the middle of the process? While this won't always result in a bricked device, you can likely get stuck in a state where the device is detected by Odin, but nothing can be flashed. For cases like this, XDA Member brijeshep might have the solution. This convenient tool bundles...

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Former Writer · Oct 6, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Ace Gets AOKP, ParanoidAndroid, CM10 Kang

Everyone enjoys a good mash-up every now and then. There are a variety of mash-ups out there, from music to pictures to videos. Pretty much everyone has a favorite mash up. One type of mash up we don't see very often are ROM mash-ups. Unless you have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. XDA Recognized Contributor nims11 has gone and combined some old favorites into a new flavor. Many can't decide on whether to flash AOKP, ParanoidAndroid, or CyanogenMod. Well, nims11 solved...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 19, 2012

Smooth Scroll, 30-step Volume, and On-Screen Controls for CM10 on Galaxy Ace

A couple of months back, we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 getting an unofficial port of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10. Meanwhile, the Jellaxy project has also brought another unofficial CM10 port to the device. While CM10 may seem to be "just right" for many of us, there is always room for improvement. XDA Senior Member King ACE has filled in some of that room by developing a mod that adds several features to CM10 running for the Ace. The features...

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Conan Troutman · Jul 26, 2012

Unofficial CM10 for the ZTE Blade, Galaxy Ace, and Gio

It's always nice to see older and lower spec devices brought up to date and in line with the heavyweights. Those with ARM v6 devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio or ZTE Blade, might not have ever expected to see your device running Ice Cream Sandwich, let alone Jelly Bean. That, however, is not how things work here at XDA. There's always somebody out there who refuses to accept that their device will not run the latest version...

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Former Writer · Apr 25, 2012

TouchWiz4 Showing Up on ROMs and Mods for Galaxy Ace

Just because an OEM says that a device can't handle newer software doesn't mean they're necessarily right. Okay, more often than not, they aren't, as devices as old as the G1 have been given Ice Cream Sandwich. It is with this spirit in mind that devices remain alive long after their manufacturers toss them to the wind and keeps older devices looking new until those daunting two year contracts have expired. This is the case for the Samsung Galaxy Ace....

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Former Writer · Apr 2, 2012

SlaidyBoost Brings Better Performance and Battery Life to Galaxy Ace

Not all phones are at their optimal performance and battery life out of the box. Even with a heavily tweaked ROM or kernel, some phones require just a little extra boost. This is why users install various scripts, tweaks, and mods---to get that little extra jolt and make their phones everything they can be. As a follow up to his work on the Nexus S, XDA Recognized Contributor slaid480 has developed another script for the Samsung Galaxy Ace. The tweak features what you'd expect...

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Ian Stacy · Mar 18, 2012

Cornea One-Click Tweak Tool Supports All Devices via ‘Toolkit’ Modules

A common method for delivering mods from devs to users the use of scripts, which are a set of instructions for an OS to run. Writing a script for Windows or Linux can simplify the root procedure for a device, quickly apply patches and modifications, and in general, make life easier for the end user. Often packaged as 'one-click' solutions, a well developed script can make even the most difficult operations manageable. XDA Forum Member epic118 has created a program...

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Former Writer · Feb 23, 2012

Get Apps2SD Working on the Galaxy Ace

Apps2SD has historically been one of the most used and useful tools in the Android arsenal. It not only allows users with limited internal storage to keep their apps installed, but is still even used today to allow users to keep their internal storage free and clear for things like music. Unfortunately, however, the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 does not natively support Apps2SD. XDA Senior Member SuperAce609 has devised what has been termed a bulletproof method of getting APPS2SD to work. The method is...

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mic_888 · Aug 15, 2011

Overscroll Glow Ported To Galaxy Ace S5830

Galaxy Ace S5830 owner who are fans of the overscroll glow first seen in Gingerbread, need not wait any longer. XDA forum member fla.sh has successfully ported the visual effect to the Galaxy Ace. In order to apply the port to your Android device, you'll need to deodex your firmware beforehand. Then just download the required file for your specific firmware, extract, copy to your SD card, open adb and run the command provided by the XDA member. Note that the tweak...

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