DDKQ6 is the latest & greatest offering by Samsung for Galaxy Ace Indian users. After going through these steps, you will have a loads of features. Though if you have been following our site, you might already have some or all of these features already. Still, we wanted to compile all these at one place for newbie users.
Rooting android brings a plethora of cool new features. But it also results in loss of warranty.
Previously I showed you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Ace and avail all the benefits.
If you also rooted your galaxy Ace and want to unroot it to get warranty back or whatever reason, then this is the tutorial you are looking for.
ODIN is a firmware flashing tool for Samsung galaxy smartphones. Upgrading firmware through ODIN is very simple & powerful. Though, if you want to update firmware via Samsung Kies, have a look at this tutorial.
>> How to update Samsung Galaxy Ace through Samsung Kies
Here is what you will need:
You might already have USB drivers for you Ace if you have Kies installed. If not, download manually from here.
Download Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 (Imp.- version no. is important) and the cooper_v1.0.ops file from here.
Make sure you have the phone’s battery charged to at least 40-50%.
Now that you have everything now you need to go and set Odin.
On ODIN select the OPS button and load the Cooper_v1.0.ops file unto it. Ensure that the Auto-Reboot, Protect OPS and Reset Time is checked.
Unzip the firmware .Zip file in a folder If you get have the contents in .TAR (or .tar.md5), Check “One Package” option on the left side & skip PDA, Phone, CSC, BOOT options & directly go to ‘One Package’ option. Browse for the .tar (or .tar.md5) file & select it.
Else leave the ‘One Package’ option unchecked &
-Click on BOOT and select the file called APBOOT
-Click on PHONE and select the file called MODEM
-Click on PDA and select the file called CODE
-Click on CSC and select a file called CSC
WARNING: Do not select anything in EFS
Before connecting to the pc boot your phone in the download mode which can be done by pressing Middle Key(HOME Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key .
Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable. On ODIN a COM Port mapping will indicate and turn to color yellow if the device is already detected. Click on Start.
Wait until the whole process completes (around 5 minutes). A progress bar on the left side of ODIN will show you the downloading progress. When it says “Close Serial Port & Wait Untill Reboot” , unplug the USB. You’re phone mostly likely to reboot into new ROM now. Change the default language at your own Region & you’re done. Note- In some cases,you might get a bootloop. Simply shutdown & reboot into Recovery Mode. Wipe Cache partion & Clear personal Data/Factory Reset. Restart Again. Done!
The latest firmware for Indian region is now Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 KQ5. Ace originally shipped with Froyo 2.2.1 KC1.
Here is a comprehensive tutorial to upgrade your phone via Kies.Agreed that Kies 2.x isn’t the best & most reliable Piece of software around, but frankly if you have seen Kies 1.x, you will relieved to be using 2.x.
So you might run into trouble while upgrade, but I have provided fix for that.
Without further ado… Here you go…
Install Samsung Kies from the CD provided with the handset. If you don’t have the CD, you can download Kies from Samsung’s website here. You need a latest version of Kies otherwise you will not get the latest version of Android. If you installed Kies from CD then check for any Kies updates.
Note- If you installed Kies after downloading from website then install USB drivers manually by going to Tools->Install Driver in kies.
When the installation is complete. open Kies and connect your phone using data cable.
As soon as you connect your phone to your PC, you will get a notification that a new firmware version is available and it will ask you to upgrade. Choose Update button to update it now.
Click on Start upgrade. (Note- A full battery is not necessarily required)
When the update process starts, it will start downloading firmware upgrade components. You can take a backup of your contacts and bookmarks when prompted. The upgrade won’t result in losing your data, sms, contacts or Apps. But it is still a good idea to have in case something might go wrong.
Now the firmware download will start and it will take around 5 minutes to download the necessary files (I was on a fast connection, it might take you more time). Don’t disconnect your phone while upgrade is under process. After the download, the dialog will say “upgrading firmware” & your phone will boot into recovery. But it has a bad habit of getting stuck at 0%. So if you are stuck, do this-
Disconnect cable (though the dialog explicitly says not to do this)
Close kies (or force close if it goes unresponsive.)
Try to reconnect. If Kies doesn’t detect your phone now, then don’t worry, reinstall kies and usb drivers.
When the update process will finish, a window will pop up saying Firmware upgrade complete.
Your phone will reboot & voila!!
Now you are using Android 2.3.4 DDKQ5 on Samsung Galaxy Ace officially.