The official version of ICS may seem like a distant dream & expecting (official) Cyanogenmod 9 for Ace is again a doubtful case. But you can’t stop individual developers from trying their best.
A group of devs under the group name TeamHackAce are working on bringing the ICS to SGA.
Here is a video for Cyanogenmod Alpha 8 (based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) in action. Note that the latest version is now at Alpha 13 at the moment. The build is far from complete (that’s why it is called alpha) & not for everyday use. The features like camera & browsing don’t work for now. So we don’t recommend you guys to download and install it.
So just kick back & relax.
Not Working: (Alpha 13)
Browser problem, Problem with animation , Proximity Sensors ( not by default ) , Camera , Usb , Gps
All in all this is good news & we will keep updating you of the latest developments.
Yes!! The latest firmware for India region is now DDKQ6 Android 2.3.4.
Method 1: Update using Samsung Kies Method 2: For flashing with Odin. here is the link to the firmware: DDKQ6 (Pass: sampro.pl)
Then just follow the ODIN tutorial.
We were unable to spot any differences from KQ5 so far. Did you?
Update: One of our reader Ramit has informed that the process of taking screenshots has changed. (by pressing back and home key simultaneously)
Simply press & keep holding the Home key. Task manager will pop up. Press back. Now press lock key to take a screenshot.
This way you can even navigate in the menu (still holding the home key) or some app and take multiple screenshots at a time conveniently.
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!