Best Android 0.1 / 0.2 Jelly Bean ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830


The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is one of the most popular Android low-end phones which has been in the market for a long time. The device was launched in February 0011 with Android 0.3 Gingerbread which has recently been updated to Android 0.3.6 (still GB). Due to its moderate hardware specifications, the phone never saw an official update even to Android 0.04 Ice Cream Sandwich, not to talk of Android 0.1 Jelly Bean.

Android being and Open Source OS, it has endless possibilities. You can always expect the unexpected with an Android phone in your hand. Thanks to the great developers who work hard day and night to give us even those updates and features that we do not get officially by a mobile phone manufacturer. These Android Devs have made our experience with the Galaxy Ace S5830 richer by cooking awesome ROMs that have made us stick to this little monster for such a long time.

One day just during a regular analysis of the web search keywords at Droidviews I noticed how desperate the Galaxy Ace users are to update and install a Jelly Bean ROM on their device. Hundreds of people coming daily for a Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy Ace everyday! This made me write an article with a collection of some of the best Jelly Bean ROMs that helps you choose one that is most suitable for you.

Do not Forget to Read:

Things to Do Before and After Installing a Custom ROM


Flashing a custom ROM on your Galaxy Ace S5830 might prove a little risky for you phone. Neither Droidviews, nor the developers of any of the ROMs listed here shall be responsible for any damage to your phone. All the ROMs have been tested by thousands of users worldwide but if you are not careful enough during flashing the a ROM, the case might different for you. Use your own discretion and then proceed.

How to Install a Custom ROM on Galaxy Ace s5830:

Getting Ready:

Well, if you ready to flash a Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy Ace, you need to do a few things before proceeding to flash the ROM. Since a custom ROM is directly related to modifying/replacing the system files, it requires root access and there fore you will have to root your phone before being eligible to any such action. If you have yet rooted your Galaxy Ace, head over to our handy tutorial first, then continue from the steps below:  Root Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

Among the other things you need to do before installing this ROM are:

  • Get your Galaxy Ace fully charged.
  • Backup all your contacts, messages and other important data. Backup your contacts, call-logs, messages, APNs, bookmarks, calendar, apps & games  using these nice free apps .
  • Turn on the USB Debugging mode on your device. Go to Settings> Applications>Development> USB Debugging> check the box.
  • Download the ROM  you like from the links below. Do not extract the zip file and copy it  to the main directory of your device’s SD Card (not in a sub-folder).
  • Download Google Apps for your phone from below (do not extract) and copy it to the same location as the ROM file.

Backup EFS Partition that Contains IMEI:

IMPORTANT :  The EFS Partition of you phone contains your phone’s IMEI number. Sometimes when your install a custom ROM, your phone’s IMEI number might disappear and as a result you will not be able to make a call, receive a message, and use internet. To avoid any problem, it’ll be better if you backup your IMEI for safety purpose. In case you discover that your phones IMEI number has gone/lost, you can restore the  “efs”  folder back to its place and your problem will be fixed. Use an app called Galaxy ToolBox for the purpose.

Download: Galaxy ToolBox.apk (187.15 KB)

[appbox googleplay com.doky.sgtoolbox]

Installing a ROM on Galaxy Ace:

  1. First of all make sure that you have done all things mentioned above under preparations.
  2. Turn off your device and boot it into CWM Recovery Mode. Press and hold  the Home+Power   keys till the start up screen with “Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830″  logo blinks for two times and you see a screen as shown below.
  3. In the Recovery Mode, use Volume and Power keys to navigate between the options and select them.  galaxy-ace-recovery
  4. Open “backup and restore” and backup your current ROM (important). When the backup is done go back to the main menu
  5. In the CWM Recovery Mode, scroll to “wipe data factory reset” option and select “Yes” .
  6. Then come back to the main menu and select “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard”. Now browse to the ROM file and select it. Confirm your choice by selecting “yes”.
  7. This will start the installation process and will take a few minutes to complete.
  8. When it is done, go back and install the GApps using Step 0.
  9. Return to the main menu again and select “reboot system now” . It might take a few minutes before your device reboots, so a little patience is required.

When the phone boots up, you will be able to enjoy the newly installed Jelly Bean ROM on your phone. Cheers!

Download Google Apps:

In case you have any issue with Google apps zip package, download the following Google apps apk files,  copy them to your phone by connecting phone to computer using USB cable and install them.

Download Google Apps Here

Looking for Galaxy Ace 0830i ROMs? Click Below:

Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

0. Unofficial CM 00 ‘Jellaxy’ ROM JB 0.1.1

Developer: lagloose ( Donate )


The Jellaxy ROM is a CyanogenMod 00 based custom ROM that lets you enjoy Android 0.1.1 Jelly Bean on your very Galaxy Ace S5830. Having installed this cool ROM on your phone your will be all good features like the Google Now, Project Butter, new Notifications system, lockscreen associated with Jelly Bean. Except for a few features like USB tethering, Wi-Fi tethering and Google Now (voice search) the ROM developer has been significantly successful in porting all other features in a working state.

Download ROM: Link  (updated- January 04)

Download Google Apps: [CyanogenMod 00.0.x]

How to Install: See at the beginning of the post for installation procedure. Here are are the steps to perform in CWM Recovery:

  1. Boot into CWM
  2. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  3. Go to ‘mounts and storage’ and ‘format /system’ (Double check that you have selected /system and NOT /sdcard)

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Also Read:

Install iOS 0 Style ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

0. PAC [Paranoid + Aokp+ Cm10] ROM JB 0.2

Developer: nims11 ( Donate )


Well, I am not sure if you are familiar with the Paranoid ROMs for Android phones or not. If not, let me inform you this ROM is one of its kind. Personally, I am a fan of this one and currently enjoying it on my Galaxy S3. The ROM comes mostly for high-end devices. Thanks to Nims11 for porting it to the Galaxy Ace S55830. In fact the Paranoid ROM is a Hybrid ROM that beautifully blend the look of a phone and a tablet layout into one whole.

Just imagine getting a tablet style look at your Ace. With the Paranoid Android ROM installed on your phone you can change and switch your phone’s screen layout in three modes: phone, tablet and a blend of both, pablet (phone+tablet). It a batteryfriendly ROM with a fast user interface and good battery life. Another reason to go for this ROM is that it is based on the latest version of Android OS 0.2.1 Jelly Bean.

Download ROM:   Link

How to Install:  See at the beginning of the post for the installation procedure.

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0. PAC-ROM Android 0.2.2 [the Best]

Developer: OldDroid

ROM with Android 0.2.2

Download and Read About this ROM Here

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How to Install Official Firmware on Galaxy Ace S5830

  • Usama MIRZA

    Camera is not Working….

  • Sri Sai

    Bro I want Rom’s for Samsung galaxy star pro

  • clay

    I used ..hackshak YouTube video. How to update s5830,to jellybean 0.2.2 with cynogen 00.1 …now my screens goes black n other way it goes pink n another way it says ram dump..

  • clay

    i need help with this kind of phone…I tried to update exact phone

  • ഫെലിക്സ് ആൻറണി

    could you increase your internal memory? if yes, can you please give me suggestions?

  • Robert Stepanenko

    Hi there, well my phone is Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5839M and I been reading about this change for jelly bean, so my question is that is OK to do this and it could it be possible this upgrade?



  • tiru

    My mobile is samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830i. I tried to install pac rom 0.2.2, but giving error.
    E:error in /sdcard/

    (status 0)

    why it is coming. Is this version incompatible to my device. If so please give me link to download for compatible versionThanks..

  • maninder

    Hey thanks. Works very well for me excepts some issues. gapps crashes for voice search, Icons doesn’t fit properly in home screen. Text of icons appears above scrolling/line at the bottom and icons above google search widget at top. 00mb is used by google play or something . so i have to left that space in memory cache .some guy suggest to mount cache folder to sdcard but that doesn’t worked for me. Thanks again, now I feel my ace live again.

  • Kushal

    i have installed 0.2.2 firmware u have given above but what to do now it is showing now E: Can’t mount /dev/stl12???

  • Kushal

    Hello r u there my phone is not starting pls help???

  • Kushal

    My pkone is not starting pls help

  • Kushal

    my mob is asking for E: Can’t mount /dev/stl12 what to do now ??? its not working anything

  • Mohammad Zaheer Hasan

    Oh, thanks a lot. I’m looking for a smooth running jelly bean rom with full functionality. Everywhere I look I can’t seem to find anything for GT-S5830D. Would you know any roms that work?

  • It should install on it but you are sure to get errors and bugs. Better not try it.

  • Mohammad Zaheer Hasan

    Hi, my ace is the version GT-S5830D. Will this ROM work?
    I have already rooted the device.

  • sefooran

    how do you undo this whole process??

  • No.

  • Wibisono Tan

    Sir can i flash this custom rom to ACE s5800i?

  • ezral

    true . mine also having problem with the mobile data

  • Anil

    I have updated my galaxy ace with this rom, But memory is not enough to install more applications,

    can i increase memory and RAM. After installing 0-4 applications phone begins restarting

    please help me sir.

    Thank you.

  • Did you try apps like Apps2SD or Links2SD?

  • Rucas João Gomes

    I did a clean install and dint restore the apps+data.

    My question is what script you think will work well with this rom to extend the memory?

    I use a class 00 sd card

  • If you restore the apps+data backed up on a specific ROM to another one, it will make the phone laggy. Such apps or scripts are good for restoring on the same ROM, not another.

  • Rucas João Gomes

    Something like this (INT2EXT app2sd solution and SWAP2INT swap on internal solution)

    Is there a mod or script recomended for PAC ROM?I tried several but it gets laggy

  • Sorry, but I did not understand what you mean to say exactly.

  • Rucas João Gomes

    I what memory extension script you recomend to use with pac rom?
    I tried several but my phone always gets laggy after I install any script like that.
    Thank you


    sir i have to install it in recovery mode , by first clearing dalvik cache and then installing zip from sd ,
    also how much size would it consume


    sir which gapps are to be selected i hv installed PAC ROM 0.2.2

  • Download a root file explorer and go to System/app directory. You can delete any apps from here. You can also try uninstalling apps from Settings> Applications


    sir the gapps available for manual download arnt workin , play , drive and currents arnt
    Also if i download stock gapps and if they dont work well how to uninstal it


    sir the manual gapps are not working fine ,, google play , drive mail are not working at all , what should i do ,,, also if i install by flashing and if they dont work properly how to uninstall them

  • Do what suits you. It makes no difference.


    how can i increase my RAM and internal memory ?


    thank you sir for ur advice , i followed THINGS TO DO steps coz ur reply hadnt come till yet , i did it to be safe from bootloop and have installed correctly , thank you again , i didnt flash google apps with it , what should i do now , flash or manually install , also plz find an alt. for backing up /efs plz ,

  • The steps in “Things to do..” is common to all devices. You better follow the steps given on this page. As for PAC Man, I have tested it on a borrowed device and it worked fine.


    also sir , srry to disturb u once again but which procedure i have to follow the one listed above or the one saying THINGS TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER FLASHING THE ROM ,, ALSO PAC ROM ( THE BEST ) FINE FOR ME


    okay if u say ill go for it and plz switch on ur phone i hv been trying it for a long time today


    are u sure what if i am not able to call

  • Leave it for now. I will look for some other method. You can proceed to installing a ROM after backing up your current ROM. If any problem occurs, restore the ROM later.


    thank you for the app , but it is saying my device aint supported by it , also the my device is not named in it , i have galaxy ace s5830 , but its not there , it says proceed on your own risk , what should i do

  • Post updated, you can now backup the EFS Partition using the app provided above.

  • Post updated, you can now backup the EFS Partition.

  • Okay, I have updated the tutorial, try the Galaxy ToolBox from above and let me know.


    SIR ,
    plz help me with backing the /efs folder . Im not getting it anywhere , neither root explorer shows it nor EFS PRO is able to find it , plz help

  • Dial *#06″, and check can you see your phone’s IMEI? If no, install the original firmware.

  • Guest

    i am unable to recieve a call…what to do?????

  • Okay, it may be if you have a custom ROM installed. Anyways, MUST backup the complete ROM

  • Aviel

    I can’t find the EFS folder in root explorer… is it possible that its not exist on SGA? (my model is GT-S5830)

  • i can not connect the phone to kies to restore contacts and photos and music

  • lockscreen is not appearing:(

  • Reboot phone a couple of times.

  • i cannot use my mobile data how can i do it?

  • lockscreen is still not appearing????????

  • will this update solve my problem???

  • PAC-ROM has been updated. Try the latest version.

  • why lockscreen is not appearing??

  • Bibek

    sd-ext.img not found while restoring the original rom

  • Bibek

    what should i do after i restore the previous rom

  • wifi is not working???

  • will this update erase all the data on my sd card???

  • afasf

    i have a wifi problem. even after restart it says turning on…

  • My friend this the wrong ROM for you. It’s only for S5830?

  • Android dude

    can you please send me a link? i’m on gt-s5830i

  • Up date your CWM Recovery.

  • Android dude

    PAC-ROM Android 0.2.2
    (status 0)
    Installation aborted.
    usb debugging on
    CWM recovery installed
    Rooted phone
    wiped data and cache…
    what to do?

  • yk

    it was abit laggy.but quite good in overall.thanks a lot

  • crisdavid

    Why I can’t find efs?

  • yk

    super one click file is empty.can you fix it?

  • I have problem with portble hotspot, any solutions?

  • avinash

    Does wifi and GPS work fine for anyone?

  • avinash

    Does wifi and GPS work fine?

  • You are making some mistake. Try again.

  • Guest

    Why cannot turn on my phone by recovery mode

  • Why cannot turn on recovery mode?

  • PAC: Can I

  • i cant use google apps shows downloading but nothing gets downloaded !! even iv installed the g apps you have linked ! pls help me !!! this is the only trouble iv came across and i love your os buddy…and if you want me to download any new g app ,pls tell me which one too….

  • Carlo

    it is still there:(
    i reflashed the rom to the stock 0.3.4 GB. but when it is booting, it gets stucked in the Boot logo of “Samsung GT-S5830”
    what should i do?

  • Surprise, surprise, I had to turn it off and on again. Everything’s fine, thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Hi, I just installed Jellaxy, it works fine, very nice, but I no longer seem to be able to access the internet via mobile data. My calls and texts work fine, it’s just mobile internet. When i search for network providers under settings, i get ‘Error when searching’ returned. I’m worried that I might not be able to return my phone at the end of my contract if it’s not connected properly (I will unroot it as well of course). My provider is virgin mobile and i have a galaxy ace if that helps. Thanks

  • Do not spam with the same comments!
    Pull out the battery, reinsert and start you phone. If it is still there, reflash the ROM.

  • Carlo

    i’ve installed the Unofficial CM 00 ‘Jellaxy’ ROM JB 0.1.1 and its opening up to the “welcome to GT-S5830 Touch the android to begin” but when i touch the android logo it says “Unfortunately, Setup Wizard has stopped”
    what should i do? please help me guys

  • Carlo

    i’ve installed the Unofficial CM 00 ‘Jellaxy’ ROM JB 0.1.1 and its opening up to the “welcome to GT-S5830 Touch the android to begin” but when i touch the android logo it says “Unfortunately, Setup Wizard has stopped”
    what should i do? please help me

  • Carlo

    i’ve installed the Unofficial CM 00 ‘Jellaxy’ ROM JB 0.1.1 and itsopeningup to the “welcome to GT-S5830 Touch the android to begin” but when i touch the android logo it says “Unfortunately, Setup Wizerd has stopped”
    what should i do? please help me

  • rifan

    whether it is currently loading CyanogenMod long?

  • Yes, you should and if feel an issue, you can restore back your previous ROM.

  • harry witty

    shall i re-flash the rom and google apps? I am using jellaxy rom

  • This does not appear to be a normal behavior. Anyways, wait for a few minutes and if it does not go away, pull out the battery, wait a minute, reinsert it and try again from the beginning.

  • harry witty

    I get a message saying ‘preparing sd card’, is this intended? if so how long do i wait?

  • I want to remove this ROM and want to reinstall android 0.3.6 ! what can I do?? Please help !!!!

  • CMH

    DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER, it will brick your galaxy ace. I’m amazed the author didnt know this, clealry they havent actually tested it.

  • Such problems often get fixed with reboot. If the problem persists, reflAsh the ROM or restore the previous one.

  • dkychezul

    r u sure?

  • If you backed up the rom before installing the new, pull out the battery, boot in recovery and restore the rom vis “backup and recovery”. If not, see these-

  • Try rebooting your phone again and again till it is fixed.

  • Well I have no idea about this.

  • dkychezul

    cant open browser. cant connect usb to pc. lame

  • Pramod

    How did you uninstall this Rom, im not able to get rid of this Rom at all.. phone is getting stuck at galaxy ace screen..

  • Daniel Munnoz

    Hi, I am root user and I tried it but didn’t work! It went just like:

    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”)==”cooper” ||
    getprop(”)==”cooper” ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”)==”GT-S5830″ ||
    E:Error in /sdcard/
    (Status 0 )
    Installation aborted.

    I used CWM 0… and did every single step and got nothing. I guess it just doesn’t work on s5830M :/

  • Vaishali

    i update my os from 0.3 to 0.1.2 but now my gemail is not working and play store also not working. it shows error like “unfortunatly stopped”. pls suggest me what to do… my mail id is

  • You need not install CM before flashing these ROMs. Anyways, if you are not an advanced user, do not try it as it can risk your device.

  • Daniel Munnoz

    Do I have to install some CyanogenMode before installing the Custom Rom or it is just based on the CM10? I mean that I don’t need CM and just installing the custom rom as it is detailed? Thanks.

  • Abrar

    how can i run temple run in my ace gts5830 even after installing jellaxy rom?????pls help

  • Should work but with what perfection, can’t say.

  • Yes.

  • dom

    work in french ?

  • Daniel Munnoz

    Does this work on S5830M ?

  • Tayko Slayz

    It working for S5830i ?

  • Tayko Slayz

    It Working.. Thank Q.. ^^

  • Update your recovery using this guide:
    Then try again. Also check if the zip rom file is not corrupt.

  • Mg Mg Kyaw

    I cannot install rom. rom install aborted!!! Please explain me.

  • Installed PAC 0 rom on my galaxy ace successfully and then switched back to original stock rom as the font size in homescreen menu was too small(i guess the DPI settings are not in accordance with Ace screen attributes)…Even after changing the font size to HUGE(from NORMAL) it was not much pleasing.
    Smoothness is awesome BUT gui is too sophisticated for small screen mobile devices like galaxy ace.(personal opinion).
    However i would say ,Great work by dev …keep the spirit high…:-)

  • Hawke

    and the internet, i can google stuffs but cant open websites

  • Hawke

    So i installed PAC rom, and everythings so small, i cant even see the full status bar, nothing like the tablet, cant even open play store.

  • vishal

    any solution?

  • I tried that already with other app 0 sd card but that didnt help for apps like Maps, Youtube, Whatsapp and many other. Lasy night i tried with Titanium Backup and able to move these apps to sd card. ANyways !! Thanks..

  • the messenger icon gets disappearing from the dock even after i drag it to the dock many times. Other icons such as phone icon, Contacts icon, All Apps icon and the browser icon stays. any solution??? Please help

  • Yea this bug still persists.

  • vishal

    what about wifi tethering? it’s not working.

  • Hi,

    Flashed my Rom successfully with PAC [Paranoid + Aokp+ Cm10] ROM JB 0.2 and its running like a charm. What i see as a drawback is the internal memory is too low and most of the apps are not able to be moved to SD card. Rest all fine.

    Though i have one small issue, the messenger icon gets disappearing from the bottom menu even after i drag it to the menu many times. Other icons such as phone icon, Contacts icon, All Apps icon and the browser icon stays. any solution???

  • You need to update your CWM Recovery.
    Foe now, pull out the battery and reinsert it back after 00 seconds. If you have any other custom ROM file on your PC, copy it to your memory card using a card reader or any other way. Reinsert the card to phone, reboot into recovery and flash that ROM.

  • Hi, trying to install JB 0.2 and i get this message when i am installing;

    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”)==”cooper” ||
    getprop(”)==”cooper” ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”)==”GT-S5830″ ||
    E:Error in /sdcard/
    (Status 0 )
    Installation aborted.

    Iam in clockWorkMod Recovery v4.0.0.9 and not able to reboot to my system.

    Please help…

  • Flash the latest JB Gapps and wipe dalvik cache from Advanced option in CWM.

  • vishal

    Please anyone help. i have installed JB 0.2 & [CyanogenMod 00.0.x] but i cant update any apps from market, market just shows downloading but nothing getting download. & every time i open App2sd it clear 0-5 mb cache. i dont understand wats wrong. & dont know wat to do

  • vishal

    i installed it. everything is working fine. but my whatsapp is not getting installed. what shud i do?

  • vishal

    thank u very much sir. i m downloading it & i will install it today. i will update u when once i install it, thank u 🙂

  • yes

  • vishal

    m sorry m making more problem for u. plz help me more, i shud download [CyanogenMod 00.0.x]?

  • CM 00 is based on JellyBean and ParanoidAndroid uses CM 00 as base. So it is a CM based Jelly Bean ROM. That’s it.

  • vishal

    but you have told me to install JB ROM so why CM? m lil confused.

  • It’s based CM 00, so install Gapps sow CM from the Google Apps page.

  • vishal

    which one i have to download?

  • vishal

    another thing is i have to install gapps of jellybean ROM or gingerbread?

  • Guest

    ok thank u sir. m much interested in this kind of creativity. my self i have completed

  • yes

  • vishal

    i have already installed ICS 0 through myth.

    Another que sir shud i have to install Gapps?

  • Install the PAC JB ROM, it is reported to be working fine.

  • vishal

    & shud i install CM 00 0r PAC JB 0.2???

  • vishal

    camera is working in this jelly bean ?

  • Jellaxy ROM has been updated

  • yes, you can.

    Jellaxy ROM has been updated

  • Andy

    can i delete the zip file from the sd card after installation??

  • no help from author??


  • no internet connection.. 🙁

    help me..

  • Taha

    Thanks a lot!!!. Its working now

  • Taha

    I have a Sasung galaxy Ace GT-S5830 and it dosnt work for me. Some errors:

    E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/st114
    Cache complete

    Instaling update…
    E:Eroro in /tmp/sideload/
    (status 0)
    Installation aborted

    Please help. my phone dosnt work anymore

  • You have flashed the ROM on a wrong phone. This post is only for Galaxy Ace Model number GT-S5830.

    To get roms for your device, look here:

  • akash

    i have ace s5830i and i have installed jelly been but my ear phones are not working ples help me…

  • fatbobtherapper

    Jellaxy is still in early stages of development and still has no working Google Play and other little things. I have tried it and it is a very nice ROM but it is not that great for every day use.

    The PAC ROM is just about the best ROM I have ever sen for the Galaxy Ace and I didn’t even know it existed until I found this site. Thanks very much 🙂

  • Nice to know Hsif! There are so many apps at the market that move the installed app to the external sd card. A very popular app (free) is this:

  • Hasif

    Thanks Rakesh. i just updated my phone with your tutorial.
    I have one doubt, how to move or install apps into sd card?