Android 4.2.2 Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 [Jelly Bean]

Though Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is low end device and runs on 800 MHz single core processor, it doesn’t mean that it wont be able to run Jelly Bean on it. Even devices like HTC explorer, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Mini which have 600 MHz processor are capable of running Jelly Bean.

The latest version of Android is Jelly Bean 4.2.2. And now its available for Samsung Galaxy Ace. Thanks to XDA Member lagloose for bringing out the same for Galaxy Ace Smartphone. Android 4.2.2 isn’t available in its pure form i.e. AOSP but it is tweaked further & merged with Cyanogenmod sources. Now it has become Cyanogenmod 10.1.

You wont be able to use Android 4.2.2 specific feature like photosphere because it requires Gyro sensor (which is absent in Galaxy Ace). But all other things are working well. What are you waiting for then? Go, get it installed on your Galaxy Ace & Enjoy Android 4.2.2.

So, lets start with the procedure required for updating Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.2.2 via Cyanogenmod 10.1.

Disclaimer: The tutorial given below is considered as risky and may cause damage to phone if it is not followed properly. You should not try to attempt these things if you are unaware of it. Follow all the steps completely at your own risk. We or Cyanogen team are not responsible for any damage cause to your device after implementing these steps.

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This tutorial is meant only for Samsung Galaxy Ace having model number GT-S5830. Dont try to implement it on S5830i or on any other device else it may turn in hardware failure of your device.


  • Charge your device up to 75% battery level so that you can flash ROM without any interruption.
  • Your phone data will get lost after installation of this ROM (excluding External storage like SD card). Therefore, it is highly recommended to backup all your data from internal storage (includes contacts, messages (SMS/MMS), call logs, Internet APNs etc.).
  • Enable / Tick ‘USB Debugging’ option in your phone.
  • It is necessary to have Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod / TWRP installed in your phone for flashing CM10.1 Custom ROM.

Note: You can’t proceed to ROM installation unless you’ve CWM recovery installed in your Galaxy Ace S5830.

Procedure to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (via Cyanogenmod 10.1):

  • At first, download Cyanogenmod 10.1 package from the link given below.
  1. Galaxy Ace S5830 CM 10.1 Package (Update: 26-07-2013 by
  • (Optional) Also download GApps that contains Google apps like Gmail, GTalk, Play store, Google+ etc. Since Cyanogenmod doesn’t include Google apps, you need to flash it separately.
  1. GApps for Android 4.2.2 (Cyanogenmod 10.1)
  • After downloading CM10.1 ROM package & Google Apps, connect your phone to the PC. Enable mass storage mode on it to access internal storage & transfer both files on its root directory (or anywhere you want. We have mentioned ‘root directory’ because it is convenient to access).
  • Disconnect the phone from PC. Now boot into Clockworkmod recovery. For doing that, switch off the phone completely. Now press & hold Home Button + Power Key together until recovery mode shows up.
  • After getting into the recovery, make a nandroid backup of your current ROM so that the same can be restored back in case of failure. To do so, Highlight backup and restore option from the main menu of recovery, select it & then choose backup option to start the backup process.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset & subsequently wipe cache partition to wipe the data & caches respectively from the phone memory. (Caution! performing this step will erase all the data from phone (ROM memory), which includes SMS / MMS, contacts, reminders, APNs, call logs, apps etc. therefore ensure that you’ve taken backup of all these things before).
  • Now select install zip from sdcard & then on next screen select, choose zip from sdcard. It will show you all the files & folders located on internal storage of your device. Navigate to the ROM file (which you’ve copied earlier from Computer), select it using power button (unless youre using touch CWM) & confirm the installation by pressing on Yes. This should start installing the ROM.
  • Again select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard & this time browse for Google apps package file ( Press on Yes to install confirm Google Apps installation.
  • After you finish flashing both files, Select “reboot system now” to Restart the phone.

Whoa! Android 4.2.2 is now up and running on your Galaxy Ace via Cyanogenmod 10.1. If you’ve any queries or need help regarding the procedure mentioned above, feel free to ask us in comments below & we’ll help you to solve your issue as soon as possible. Enjoy..

Tip: If you don’t like this ROM (I know you’ll like it but still…), you always have an option to restore your previous ROM. This can be done by using CMW’s restore feature. To restore the previous ROM, boot into the recovery mode, select Backup and Restore option & on next screen, select restore. Now choose the backup you like to restore (or restore the backup you’ve made before flashing this ROM).

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Viraj Kshatriya

Hello everyone, I'm Viraj, the chief editor at Android Legend. When I'm not checking out the latest stuff happening in Android, I mostly spend my time flashing different ROMs, testing Android apps & games. Feel free to join me on Google+.
  • Umesh Mane

    I have used CM-10.1-20130503-nightly-cooper but Bluetooth is not working is there any solaution

  • Sudhakar

    I have used this ROM and its nice. Only problem is its taking more battery. When I tried to revert back to my original ROM using restore method, it gets struck after initial screen. Please help me on how to revert back to my original ROM.

  • Noah Silveira

    Well, I ran this update for my Ace for a day and then got to using the stable cyanogenmod 7.2 for Ace. I use a Nexus 7 too, currently housing Jellybean 4.3.
    I’d personally not recommend this update for your Galaxy Ace. The first reason being that Jellybean 4.2.2 is not designed to run on this particular set of hardware (the reason why Bluetooth and FM doesn’t work). Second, it lags quite a bit and drains your battery rather quickly, something no smartphone user would want.
    I would however appreciate the effort that has gone behind modding this version of android to work on this lower range smartphone.

  • asdfff

    How the hell it could delete my contacts saved in SIM ??????????

    • Viraj SK

      I never said that…

      • asdfff

        but it happened

        • Viraj SK

          Well, that’s weird…

  • Sanjay Chauhan

    I have CYANOGEN MOD 9 Installed on my Phone, Do i need to go to Gingerbread on my Phone or can i Install this Cyanogen MOd 10
    1 Directly please Acknowledge,,!!
    thankk youu.!!!

    • Viraj SK

      No need to flash GB. You can directly flash CM10 over CM9..

  • Karigalan

    WOW it works very smooth. Congrats, Only issue is battery drains very fast.. I tweaked the brightness and screen timeout to minimal. Still same problem. Is there any solution for its. Thanks

    • Viraj SK

      Please check the updated link. It may resolve the battery drain issue…

  • Ashay

    Please help. It shows samsung logo, then the logo disappears and nothing happens after that. the screen is blank.

  • Ashay

    I followed the steps. When i reboot it shows a light blue screen and gets stuck there. Help please.

    • razzak

      pls go to cwm and wipe cachi and than wipe cachi partition and reboot ur ace.

  • Niraj

    is there a way to install fm radio in this… rest all is fine

  • Zaki Claws

    the screen is just a cyrcle with “CyanogenMod ” in for long time
    plz help .

  • Andres

    Really good job !!!! all work very fine. Great tutorial. Congratulations !!!! now my old phone is like a Galaxy S4 ;) jejejeje

    • Shreyas

      Glad to here from you!!

  • yazan

    excuse me, will this work for gt-S5830m?

    • Viraj SK

      No, it won’t…

  • Zaheer

    Will this work for s5830D?

    • Sanket


  • Shekhar

    HI, I installed CM10.1 on my ACE and its is wonderful. I want to know is there a software to connect phone to PC like the KIES samsung. I am having difficulty deleting extra contacts ‘one by one’ on the phone…
    Anothe issue – can I overclock Galaxy Ace S5830

    • Shreyas

      You can overclock from Cyanogenmod settings (if supported)

  • srini

    the the Cm-10.1/… package is giving an error code like
    E: Error in /sdcard/cm-……zip
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I checked the shasum also the downloaded file matches with it!!

    any clarifications??

    I am trying from
    Thanks anyway!!

    • Sanket

      Install latest version of CWM.

  • Cyeo

    hi my screen just goes white after following the instructions

  • Hardik

    Hi Viraj,
    I have loaded cyangenmod 10.1 & phone wokring fine. however I am facing some problems.

    1) FM is not working. Can u suggest alternative for local FM channels.
    2) Bluetooth is not working.

    Can u give some help on these?

    • Ashish

      same thing hapening with me…help me bluetooth is not working att all…. :(

  • Shubham paliwal

    hey viraj i hd dwnlded Cyanogenmod 10.1 Package bt wht i hv t d aftr this rply m fst…………..

  • Ishu Subham

    Did as was instructed in the post, everything works fine but the keyboard is missing due to which I could not even log into my google account or even login to my wifi. pls help.

    • Sanket

      Wipe data completely in recovery mode. If you still didn’t get it then install third party keyboard.

      • Paglius

        I too have the same problem: no keyboard.
        How can I install thrid part keyboard in a device without keyboard?

        • Sanket

          Search for swype or any other keyboard on pc. Download that apk file, copy to mobile n then install.

  • Michael Tablante

    camera works gallery pretty lag, playing videos got some issues, and foremost i got no network found.. i registered on my network but it says “cant register ryt now please try again later” how long is that later when every half hour i tried to connect -,.- help fix please

  • Tim

    BAD BAD and BAD. No Batterie Life (2 hours) – bad wifi signal – connection to hidden wifi is surprise. Go back to cyanogenmod 7 – this is realy a rom – not this one!

    How can anybody tell me – i should use this rom? Noone should use this rom – i have nothing only problems…

  • ehsan

    i updated htc explorer…but camera not working as well playstore not being able to connect..
    kindly guide in this regard

  • vishal

    i cant receive calls. it says the party is busy. it sucks!!!!

  • Maicon Wissmann

    Wow, work great! Thanks a lot, my Samsung Ace is a new cellphone now =D

  • nandha

    I have samsung galaxy ace with GB 2.3.6. I upgraded it to jelybean 4.1.1 but i am not happy. I am not able to restore all my files back even though i had created a backup already. I want to downgrade back to GB 2.3.6. can u tell me how? or is there a way to use camera in galaxy ace with JB?

  • apry

    why, i can’t install whatsapp with cm 10.1 ??? can u help me quickly?

    • vedant

      Wifi works fine with this ROM?

    • vedant

      I am also facing the same problem :(
      what to do?

      • vedant

        I have installed it successfully

        • Veeresh

          Hi Vedant, I was able to install whatsapp and it is working with wifi. But it is not working with 2G data plan. Please let me know if it works for you.


  • sourav

    keyboard not working. plz help!

  • Paco

    Hi Viraj,
    I own a SG GT-S5830. After having carefully followed the steps as written in the article: .zip copy on SDCard, cell-phone reboot pressing Home&Power pushbuttons, wipe data/factory resert, wipe cache partition, apply update from SDCard (ROM installation is properly done)and reboot system now -> then I only get Samsung’s initial screen for 2 secs and then the screen gets completely white. Thats all I get.
    Any suggestion from your side?
    Thanks in advance from Spain!

  • jardi

    thanks! its working! my keybord did’t show up to. so i downloaded an other keybord and that is working!

    so download on your pc the apk version of slide it put it on your sd card and instal it on your phone, than set it as your default keybord and you kan use your keybord!

  • jorin

    my keyboard doesnt work either, how do you fix this problem?

    • Shreyas

      Only developers can fix these problem. You have to wait for updated build of ROM.

  • Vijayendran

    FM radio will work in this ???

    • Shreyas

      Can’t say you have to try flashing it.

      • Vijayendran

        I flashed.. I dont see any FM radio in my list of apps :(

        • Shreyas

          Then ROM does not support FM radio. :|

  • Sohail

    Are there any unresolved bugs for Ace ? Do you have any idea on a tentative date for stable release of JB 4.2.2 for Ace ?


    • Shreyas

      New release completely depends on developer.


    iam using cm7.2,can i flash this rom??plz rply

    • Sanket can.


        can i flash this rom over cm7.2 or i have to go back to stock gb 2.3.6?thanks for ur reply..

        • Sanket

          Yea you can flash…you don’t need to go back to stock gb

  • noopsa

    wont this update work for ace 5830i???

    • Sanket

      No it will not work for 5830i

      • Goran

        how to install cyanogenmod on s5830i then???

        • Sanket

          Unfortunately cm10.1 is not available for s5830i.

  • bucman

    my keyboard is not showing

    • Viraj SK

      Wipe data through recovery. It should work..

      • bucman

        still doesnt work :(

      • Jose

        Same problem, keyb is not showing up. My languaje is spanish and still doesnt work.



          Same problem for me also,keyboard is not showing up.what to do.plz help..

        • Shreyas

          It may be a bug in the ROM.
          Try installing external keyboard applications.

      • sourav

        how can i do that?

        • Viraj SK

          Download any 3rd party keyboard like SwiftKey from Play Store..

  • Sumedh

    I want to install cyanogenmod on SG Ace S5830i model.
    I searched for it but i didnt get any positive search results.
    Please tell me if there’s cyanogenmod for Ace s5830i and if not when it’ll be available??

  • jose ferrero

    is that rom has no bug at all? coz i tried so many custom rom on my ace s5830 but still theres a lot of bug on it, wifi is not working and some other apps is not working also. i want my galaxy ace to have a jb rom that has no bugs, pls reply asap thank you

    • Viraj SK

      As per my opinion, It’s nearly stable..

  • Gábor

    Hi! Is there a Hungarian language in him?

    • Viraj SK

      May be no..

      • farook

        i follow the steps as u suggest when i restart my device then it displays a white screen.what to do please tell me.

  • Terio_x

    Hey guy, so does this affect my battery at all. CM10.1 JB-4.2.1 drains my battery very quickly does this update improve on that? Thanks for reply

    • Viraj SK

      Little bit improvement in battery life. But if you are using mobile data network then in that case, it will drain the battery quickly.

      • Ashish

        please help after upgrade my bluetooth is not working…….please help me… :(