Did you know that you could easily root your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread DDKQ5 or DDKQ6? But before we continue, let me suggest that you check your firmware version first. To do this simply go to settings > About Phone > Firmware Version. You can find valuable information on what type offirmware version your device has by following the said procedure
What is Rooting?
For the benefit of those who are not familiar with rooting, it is like jailbreaking your phone to support neat new features normally not found on a smartphone. You can make your phone run faster, install custom ROMs, and install (sideload) applications from third-party sources once you gain root access on your device.
But you have to keep in mind that rooting your device could mean voiding its warranty. Although, there is usually the option of unrooting your device by updating it with a stock ROM. Overall, rooting can be a win-win situation.
Things to Consider Before the Rooting Process:
- Remember to back-up your files as a precautionary measure just in case your phone data, call log, text messages, and media files get erased in the process.
- Your phone should be at least 60% charged before proceeding with the rooting process.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
- You must close all potentially conflicting applications on your computer such as antivirus software, Samsung Kies PCSuit and firewall software, as they tend to disrupt or block the rooting process. You also need to uninstall/remove unnecessary applications that cause your phone delays.
Steps to Root Procedures:
- Download the latest Galaxy ACE Rooting Package to your computer. Get the file here (about 925 KB).
- Have your phone connected to your computer via USB cable.
- Make a copy of the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD card without renaming or modifying the file.
- Turn off your phone and reboot into recovery mode by simultaneously pressing and holding the Volume Up + OK button, and pressing the Power button.
- Your phone will boot to the recovery mode screen. Form here, choose “Install zip from SD Card” and select “Choose Zip from SD”.
- Locate the ZIP file that you just copied to your SD card (the one named “upd_1.zip”) by using the Volume Up and Volume Down keys. Press the Power button to select it.
- Wait for about 5 – 10 minutes for the rooting process to finish.
- Your phone will automatically reboot once the rooting process is done. If it fails to do so go back to the main menu by selecting “++++ Go Back ++++” and select “Reboot System Now” to manually reboot your phone.
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Ace has been successfully rooted. You can now enjoy the benefits of having a rooted device.