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Upgrading Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 To Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Firmware.

Though there have been official 2.3.6 Firmware releases for Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 smartphone since the Q4 last year, official Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware for Galaxy Ace in India and Nepal has been recently released. Those who are interested can connect their galaxy ace to Samsung Kies and upgrade their firmware to latest GB version right away over the air (OTA). However, if you have a slow connection or don't want to upgrade via the Kies method then I will guide you through the step by step procedure of upgrading your galaxy ace with Froyo 2.2.1 or previous DDKQ5 firmware to Gingerbread 2.3.6. This latest software comes with security updates, speed and performance boost as well as better battery backup.

Thanks to the sammobile, Samsung users can get official firmwares for their devices and flash them on their device with the help of leaked firmware flashing utility known as Odin Mulitdownloader. Though this firmware doesn't have major updates in User Interface, you will find few changes at different places. Also, with this firmware you can easily read those Devanagari scripts as it can render Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and other Indic  fonts very well. So, without delay let's load this latest firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 smartphone and enjoy the taste of Gingebread 2.3.6.

Before with proceed with the flashing procedure here are the firmware details as reported by SamFit tool.
Product Code: GT-S5830OKAINU
Phone: S5830DDKQ8
Hidswver: S5830DDKQ8/S5830ODDKQ7/S5830DDKQ8/S5830DDKQ8

So, let's begin with the manual upgrade procedure. First of all download all these necessary things listed below from Samsung Galaxy Ace Downloads section on Roms & Utilities menu and then follow the instructions beneath to flash latest DDKQ8 firmware on your device. Note : Use password as yagyagaire whenever needed while downloading.
  • Samsung USB Drivers : These are needed to connect your device to your PC. Note that if you have installed Samsung Kies on your PC then these drivers are also installed automatically with it, so you don't need them.
  • S5830 Odin Multidownloader v4.38 : This is used to flash/upgrade firmwares.
  • Cooper_v1.OPS file : This file is needed each and every time you flash anything via Odin. It tell Odin how and in which order it should load a firmware to your device.
  • : Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware for Indian  Galaxy Ace. 

Steps By Step Instructions On Upgrading Your Firmware To DDKQ8 :

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!
  1. Make sure you have all required things. Once you download the firmware from above, extract it and get a single S5830DDKQ8_S5830ODDKQ7_S5830DDKQ8_HOME.tar.md5 file.
    Password to extract is
  2. Run Odin Multidownloader for Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.
  3. Check One Package, Auto reboot and Protect OPS check boxes.
  4. Click on OPS button and Load Cooper_v1.0.ops file on it.
  5. Now go to the bottom and click on One Package button.
  6. Odin Settings for Flashing Firmware.
  7. Load the single S5830DDKQ8_S5830ODDKQ7_S5830DDKQ8_HOME.tar.md5 file in One Package field.
  8. Now, once odin is configured, power off your galaxy ace.
  9. Boot up your device in download mode (Press Volume Down + Home + Power button simultaneously).
  10. When your phone is in download mode, then connect it to your PC via USB Cable.
  11. Once connected in download mode, Odin will say Detected! And then you may press Start button.
  12. Wait for about 5-6 minutes for Odin to flash the firmware and then when it says PASS at the top left box, you may disconnect your device.
That's all. You have successfully upgraded your your Samsung Galaxy Ace with official Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 firmware. Have a nice time using the latest android software on your device. Don't forget to share your views about this update as well as ask for help (if needed) at the comments below.

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  1. Awesome piece of information..Thanks

  2. Hi! I am beginner with Android, so I am sorry if my question is a little bit dumb...

    You write "upgrading your galaxy ace with Froyo 2.2.1 or previous DDKQ5 firmware to Gingerbread 2.3.6." Does it mean that my GB 2.3.3 firmware (XWKP8) can not be upgradable by this DDKQ8 firmware? Or does not it matter which GB I have?

  3. No, that doesn't mean you can't upgrade. You sure can upgrade your GB 2.3.3 or any other firmware too. However, I sprecially focused those since DDKQ8 is official upgrade for DDKQ5 rom. I can see you are from European country.

    You too can upgrade to it.

  4. My ace has firmware is 2.3.3 with PDA: S5830XWKPY, PHONE: S5830XWKP8, CSC: S5830OXEKP4   But i m in nepal can i upgrade by this DDKQ8?

  5. Yes, probably you can. I can see that the device was send to you by your relatives in Baltic or maybe in any other European Country. Whatever the country be your device seems to be up to data with latest GB 2.3.6 version. Check it at About Phone Settings to confirm. If it is not then yes you can use the firmware from above unless your phone is carrier unlocked (and begin from Nepal I'm sure it is).

  6. " : Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware for Indian  Galaxy Ace."

    are there different firmware specifically for different Galaxy aces?

  7. Do i need to install a custom recovery like cwm?

  8. No, you don't need to install any custom recovery... Simply follow the steps above and it is enough.

  9. Well, yes. There are different firmwares for various galaxy aces. Since, Samsung can't release updates to all geographical region at the same time, it releases updates on one location at a time basis and firmwares are also specifically designed to support that regions requirements (languages, etc).

  10. Yagya ji it seems that 2.3.6 GB official firmware is available in nepal also but kies shows that this firmware(2.3.3) is latest, as i know, to upgrade via kies its csc should be for our  region. how can i change the csc of my phone from baltic reigon to nepal is it possible or not? it doesnot show any update available in ->about phone ->software update.
    i have tried to change country code with *#272*IMEI# only SEB SKZ and BAL are available to select not NPL

  11. Well, Yes Gingerbread 2.3.6 is available in Nepal too. And, what you are witnessing above is the official one for Nepal. Due to the reason most goods come to Nepal from India the updates are also same. So, you can simply follow the steps above to upgrade to GB 2.3.6.

    I'm sure you device is unlocked. So, in that case simply flash above and your device should have GB 2.3.6 for Nepal. I'm not sure about changing CSC. But, unless you flash firmware from other regions or other custom roms, Kies should detect your device.

  12. Thank u! i m going to flash this firmware. Is it possible or not to back to original firmware after upgrading via odin?

  13. There is possible if you firmware is available one at sammobile. Note down the details (PDA, Baseband, CSC) of your firmware by dialing *#*#1234#*#* ; it will come handy in case you want to return back to original firmware.

  14. Thanks a lot i have successfully upgraded my ace to GB 2.3.6 After flashing the firmware i tried to change sales code by dialing *#272*IMEI# I got the option NPL to select. thanks again.

  15. My pleasure :) I'm glad you were able to upgrade to latest GB 2.3.6. Enjoy the latest firmware.

  16. My ace has firmware is 2.3.4 with PDA: S5830XKPH, Kernel Version :- SE.INFRA@SEI-07 #1  , So can i tooo upgrade my os by following above steps N will it b sucessfull ?

  17. @
    Yagya Gaire -
    U rock big tym dude.... Thanks for posting this simple steps for uprading the ACE OS....
    Finally it's successfully upgarded into my cell.

  18. Hello. I have a question. I did this to my Galaxy Ace, but the thing is: The bootscreen won't disappear.. !! Please help me! I need help!

  19. Never mind! I did a full wipe and cache partition deleted, and everything is allright! Verrrrry Thxxx!!

  20. You can follow the instructions here ...

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  22. If some one having boot loop problem, remove the battery, then go to recovery mode(home button + power button), then clean wipe data, and do wipe cache, then restart the device.,..:)

  23. Hello, when i connected the usb cable in my phone, the odin didn't say detected. Help me please, i just need :) thank you.

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