Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace Install (CM9 ICS) [How to]
Well Samsung Galaxy Ace released in March 2011 is an amazing phone for the price it offers.Its the top notch mid range phone.Coupled with good looks and powerful hardware, its really a great phone to buy on a tight budget.It has a huge XDA forums development support too.Various good performance Android Custom ROMS have been released for Samsung Galaxy Ace. Now, even Galaxy Ace received an Android 4.0 ICS ROM from none other than Cyanogenmod.Its the only almost stable ICS Rom for Galaxy Ace.And offcourse , we are here to provide you in detailed tutorial to install / flash Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace ROM.
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace 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) on your Galaxy Ace
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.IF not then
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
5.Contacts synced with Gmail account
6.Make sure USB debugging mode is Enabled (Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
7. Confirm whether you have Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Model.For verification go to settings and about phone.
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace :
Now firstly, you need to download the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace .Following is the Download link-> Download Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace version, if that doesn’t work type this in URL -> http://galaxyics.com/phones.You may get an nohun error but select Downloads from there and select Galaxy Ace and download.
Keep checking the above link for further Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace download link updates (Recommended).
[Update]If the download section of the above site returns 404 error then do not worry.Now for some reasons the above site’s downloads is temporary down.Temporary basis download section is moved here or http://maclaw.pl/?p=169. But in no time the galaxyics.com site would fix there download section.So keep checking.
Now if default google apps like Google Maps,Google Play are not pre installed and If you need these apps, you need to flash this Gapps Cyanogemod 9 Galaxy Ace file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps download(Recommended).
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 Galaxy Ace. Now after switching off boot into the CWM Recovery using 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 9 Galaxy Ace 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 9 Galaxy Ace , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Cyanogenmod 9 file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace ROM.
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 9 Galaxy Ace .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
To view the entire video demonstration of ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace watch the video below
Congratulations !! The process to Install ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy Ace has been accomplished !!
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