The recent Jelly Bean based Cyanogenmod 10 ROM is released for Galaxy Ace.Samsung Galaxy Ace released in 2011 proved to be a huge success.It is considered an awesome mid range phone having medium to low budget.Its actually a value for money phone.Samsung Galaxy Ace was even released worldwide and hence we can see this device has got a lot development support at XDA forums.Lot of new things are being developed for Galaxy Ace.Even once we felt that Android Jelly Bean wouldn’t be ported to it but the devs proved us wrong,the lately announced Cyanogenmod 10 which is based up on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has been released officially for the Galaxy Ace GT S5830.This is indeed a great joy for the Galaxy ace users.This CM 10 is actually developed by XDA developer,Maclaw. There are bugs and few features are left to be fixed.But that would be done soon.Now if you guys can’t wait to have Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 on your Galaxy Ace GT S5830, then no worries we have come up with a noob proof detailed tutorial to Install / Flash Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 version.
Following Features are working on Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace: ( as of 25th July) :
- RIL (full – GSM/SMS/EDGE/3G/SIGNAL etc)
- Audio (all are on louder speaker)
- Sensors (strange issue with proximity)
- Project Butter (100%)
- Full 2D/3D acceleration
- SD card
- Bluetooth (really, really buggy)
- Mass storage
- Live wallpapers
Following Features are NOT Working on Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace ( as of 25th July) :
- Small speaker
- FM Radio
- Deep sleep
- Native Android app2sd (.android_secure)
- And more,
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) !
2.Minimum 60% of your Phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data using Nandroid
To Backup apps, use this App ———> AppBak Download
To Backup Messages, use this App —> SMS Backup and Restore Download
4.Sync your contacts with gmail OR what you can do is import the contacts to the SD card wherein you will get a .vcf file which later on you can export to restore the contacts
5.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 Version:
Now firstly, you need to download the Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 Alpha Build file. Download from official thread-> Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 file
You guys can check that link for further Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 download link updates.
This build is Alpha and is not stable enough.Few features are not working as of yet and some bugs are prevalent but they will all be fixed in no time ( Updated- 25th July 2012)
Now with Cyanogonmod 10, we don’t get the default Android apps like Google Maps,Google Play pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to flash this Gapps Cyanogemod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 file.Download the Jb version gapps from that link
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device Galaxy Ace. Now the first thing to do after this is boot into the CWM Recovery. We will have to use the 3 button combo.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Cyanogenmod 10 ( CM10 ) Galaxy Ace GT S5830 version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 Build, go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Cyanogenmod 10 file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Cyanogenmod 10 Galaxy Ace GT S5830 .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.