Root Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is fairly easy to root. If you are new to rooting, let me explain that rooting a phone opens the other side of the android world in which you can perform wide variety of mods on your rooted phone.
Primarily, by rooting the phone you can install a custom recovery like the popular ClockworkMod Recovery, which is a advanced one compared to the Stock Recovery, which ship in factory state.
You can flash custom ROMs, perform a NANDROID backup, flash custom kernel for improved battery life, over-clock the processor for better performance, etc.. The list goes on in which you can control every feature of your phone.
Having said that, there is a risk which you take for getting all the luxury features. By rooting the device you will void its warranty.
Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. Android Total is not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process.
- Connect the Galaxy Ace to your computer using the USB cable.
- Copy the downloaded rooting file upd_1.zip to the phone’s SD card. Make sure you remember the location where you copied the file!
- Power off the phone.
- Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do that, hold Home and Power buttons together for a while. When you see the Samsung logo, let go of Power button but keep holding Home button. After the Galaxy Ace logo shows up and disappears, you should enter recovery mode.
- In the recovery mode, touch functionality will not work. Use Volume keys for navigation and Home button for selecting an option. Navigate to apply update from sdcard and press Home button to select it.
- Scroll to the location where you copied the upd_1.zip file in STEP 2 of this guide.
- After done with installing select reboot system now.
That’s it. You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Ace on Gingerbread. To verify, check the Superuser app that gets installed on your phone.