In this article we will tell you how to update samsung galaxy ace to ICS. Here’s the complete procedure.
It is widely known to everyone that Samsung is yet to announce any Android 4.0 update officially for Galaxy Ace to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). However, many a developer have, in fact, been able to find a few ICS ROM which go with this device. There are a few things that one must keep in mind before ensuring an ICS upgrade to you Samsung galaxy Ace.
One must enable, at first, USB debugging on the mobile. This can be done by going to Setting and then to Application. In the Development section, one can find USB Debugging. This option should be ticked to enable the same. One must also have a computer which has Samsung Drivers for its devices installed. One must also have Root Access in the mobile device. Now, before flashing Samsung galaxy Ace, one must create Nandroid Back as well. The above mentioned steps must be followed thoroughly before proceeding further on the process of the upgrade. Otherwise, problems may arise and the mobile device may malfunction.
Now we will tell you the next process for how to update samsung galaxy ace to ICS. The next process is to do the installation of Clockworkmod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace. For the process, one must do the download of CWM V 5 to install it on the mobile device. The downloaded file must be renamed as “update.zip”. Now the file (update.zip) has to be placed on the SD card. One must remember to place it on an outside folder. After this process, the mobile device has to be rebooted or restarted in recovery mode. To do this, one has to press the home and the power buttons and hold it. Once the mobile device gets restarted, one has to choose the “install update” option from the recovery menu and wait for the process to get completed. When the process is over, one must reboot and turn off the mobile device once again. Now after going to Recovery menu, one can see that the Clockworkmod has been installed successfully.
Now it is time to go for the installation of Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy Ace. For the process, one must download Android 4.0.3 and place the downloaded file on the SD card. It has to be placed on an outside folder. After this process, the mobile device has to be rebooted or restarted in recovery mode. To do this, one has to press the home and the power buttons and hold it until the logo of Galaxy Ace appears on screen. The booting has to be done into CWM. The volume key can be used to scroll down and up. The power key is used for the selection of an option. After this, Factory Reset or Wipe Data option has to be selected. Then after selecting Cache partition, one has to select yes to wipe cache. It will take some time to do the wiping process. Now one has to scroll down and go to the Advanced mode using the Power button. Once the next screen appears, one must select Wipe Dalvik Cache and confirming it with Yes. This process too will take some time to complete.
The next process is to go to main menu and select the installation of Zip from the SD card. The SD card and then the ROM have to be selected and confirmed. After the installation process is over, the system must be rebooted.
We hope that now you have understand how to update samsung galaxy ace to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich)