Cyanogen Mod 9 For Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 Smartphone.

Cyanogen Mod 9 is the latest version of cyanogen mod custom rom from Cyanogen Mod Team based on latest Android 4.0.3 Operating System. Cyanogen mod team started working on this latest version as soon as Google released the source code for (latest Ice Cream Sandwich based) Galaxy Nexus smartphone around the end of the November, last year. And, since then it has been a challenge for other developers to port this latest CM9 rom to their android device. One such group of the developers known by TeamHackAce, started this innovation for their Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 smartphone. And, it seems like their effort paid out as we can seem quite stable versions of Cyanogen Mod 9 roms for Cooper (galaxy ace) out there.

Though the project is still not completed and the devs are not able to get everything working on their CM9 port, important features (or parts) of the device are working fine with the latest Legacy build of CM9 rom. Below is a list of things that are working pretty fine after many revisions of alpha and/or beta builds.

Home Screen of CM9 for galaxy ace
What is Working?
  • Booting (The rom boots fine.)
  • Touchscreen (with multitouch).
  • All Sensors.
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • WiFi
  • Mobile Data (2G/3G)
  • SMS and/or Calls
  • Audio (with few bugs) and Videos
What is not working?
  • Camera
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Browser
Kudos, to developer for their amazing work to make all these important features work fine on galaxy ace gt-s5830 smartphone. So, before you give CM9 a try let me inform you that this custom rom is currently a Work In Progress, so it might have different issues regarding stability. So, it is suggested to do a complete backup of your rom before flashing this. Also,  if you are worried about losing/bricking your phone then it is suggested that you stay away from all this until a more stable version of CM9 is released. Also, have a look at some of these screenshots of CM9 before flashing this rom.

Disclaimer : TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Note : Those who have Gingerbread 2.3 and above firmware and any Custom Recovery installed on their device can skip Step 1 and Step 2. Also, if you have any other custom roms then you can skip both Step 1 and Step 2.



3. Download CM 9 Legacy build (Legacy7.zipfrom Galaxy Ace downloads section in Roms and Utilities page. You can try other beta and alpha versions listed there, but this seems to be the most stable and nice rom till now.

4. Copy the downloaded file to ( the root directory of) your sd-card.

5. Reboot your device to Clock Work Mod Recovery (Press Home + Power Button).

6. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current rom.

7. Choose Install Zip From Sd Card>>Choose Zip From SD Card option and then select the, Legacy7.zip, file you downloaded from above.

8. Wait few minutes for the rom to be flashed and once it is done; Wipe Data and Wipe cache from clockwork mod recovery main menu. Also, Wipe Dalvik cache in Advance recovery menu.

9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

About Phone Details. The screenshot is taken
with other version (beta 1) of CM9.
So, that's all. You have successfully flashed your galaxy ace gt-s5570 smartphone with latest Ice Cream Sandwich based Cyanogen Mod 9 custom rom. This rom boots fine and all sensors, 2g/3g, wifi, gps, stock browser, audio, video, etc work pretty fine without no/few errors. Google Apps and File Manager are included while Chinese keyboard and dictionary are removed. Overall this rom should not disappoint you except for the camera. However, take some time to explorer through this rom and determine what's working for you and what's not. Then please do share your feedback along with bugs (if found any except those mentioned already) at the comments below. You can also contribute (a thank or some donation) to the developers at this development thread on xda-developers forum. You can also learn more about this rom by taking part on the discussions (with each others) there or at the comments below.

Comments

  1. Its not exactly laggy as apps appear the moment I click on them but typing takes about a second for letters to appear and scroll is rough... Maybe because of the Failed Hardware Acceleration? I'm not so smart in all these but I'm quite disappointed...

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  2. The only fault that i have noticed is that when typing a message the lower section of the keyboard is not visable

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  3. Yes, that's a bug alright. You can try other keyboard like swype, etc. They work fine.

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