Samsung Galaxy Ace is one of the most famous mid-range smartphones. The gingerbread running device has received all updates unofficially through various custom ROMs. More recently an Omega custom ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat is build for it. By this time you might have tested Cyanogenmod 11. So if you are wishing something more in it, then you should try Omega ROM.
This Android 4.4 KitKat based ROM is basically compiled form stable version of Cyanogenomd 11. So it has a better battery performance, bluetooth and camera all things working pretty well. Currently the features like Halo and split window are added into this custom ROM. The future builds will include features like lock screen blur, smooth progress bar etc.
So if you are thinking of installing Android 4.4 KitKat based custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace, then Omega ROM is the best option for you. The details about the procedure to do so is elaborated ahead.
The steps mentioned in below article involved of risk and may cause permanent damage to your mobile. It is requested that you shouldn’t follow this article if you are not aware of these things. Read complete article before any implementation. If any damage is caused to your mobile, neither we nor developers are responsible for it.
This Omega ROM is compiled only for Samsung Galaxy Ace with model number S5830. Don’t try it on S5830i or any other variant. Otherwise it may brick your device.
- Don’t forget to charge our mobile at least up to 70% so that installation will proceed without any interruption.
- Take a backup of all your important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory card as all the data on the phone gets vanished completely during installation.
- How to Backup Android Contacts and Text Messages (SMS / MMS).
- How to Backup Call logs, APNs and EFS folder from your Android Device.
- For flashing any custom ROM on mobile, we need a custom recovery. So install any custom recovery like CWM or TWRP recovery. Do not flash it using stock recovery.
- Download latest build of Omega ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace from official development page.
- Omega ROM for Ace
- Also you will need to flash Gapps package separately on the mobile as custom ROMs do not contain any Google app like Gtalk, Maps, Gmail, Play store etc.
- Gapps for Android 4.4 KitKat
- Connect your device to computer via USB cable. Copy both files to the external memory. Don’t extract them.
- After copying both files to the external memory, disconnect it from PC. Boot your mobile into recovery mode.
- For that first switch it off and then press home button + power button simultaneously. Hold it for few seconds until you boot into recovery mode. (You can release power button after Samsung logo appears but keep holding other two until recovery mode shows up).
- It is recommended that you should take a nandroid backup that might be useful in future if anything goes wrong. You can take help of this article for it.
- For wiping data and cache partitions in phone memory select wipe data/factory reset followed by wipe cache partitions.
- Now we are going to flash ROM. So select install zip from sdcard and then chose zip from sdcard. Navigate to the omega-Beta6-cooper-.zip file and flash it by selecting yes in next step.
- It will take few minutes for installing and in the end you will see recovery menu again.
- In order to avoid bootloops, do wipe data and wipe cache partition again.
- Repeat the step of install zip from sdcard and then chose zip from sdcard. But this time chose Gapps zip file for installation.
- After successful flashing of both the files, select +++++go back+++++ option. And then reboot system now. First boot takes more time than usual.
That’s it! Omega ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat is now running on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Share your views about this Omega custom ROM.
Tip: If you don’t like this ROM or you are not comfortable with this ROM, you can easily return back to the previous ROM just by entering into the recovery mode. Then select backup & restore option followed by restore & chose your latest backup to restore.