Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Manual Update Galaxy ACE S5830i with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXMH1 Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 Android firmware. The best part of this is that this comes with the optimizations for Battery and Camera. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be releasing the ICS or Jellybean Android firmware version citing hardware limitations, you can always make use of the custom ROM firmwares which provides one of the best experiences when it comes to the Jellybean or for say ICS. We will very soon be coming with the firmware version of Jellybean for Galaxy ACE S 5830i variant.
Note: Please note that applying this update won’t root the device in any manner and the warranty will stay intact.
The Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware launched is dubbed as XXMH1. Before we proceed on to check on what are the detailed instructions with which you can apply this update, you will have to follow the list of quick pre requisites below;
Quick Pre Requisites:

  • It’s highly recommended that you create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps manually so as to make sure that the same can be restored easily. Don’t use KIES to create the backup as it may / may not recognize this latest firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked. Ensure that the minimum charge left is not less than 40% or else the device is at risk of getting turned off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible / liable in any manner for any damage happened to your device due to not following instructions mentioned in this article.
Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can proceed to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed instructions which will help you update the device.

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