The Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830M is now receiving the WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware update. All the Galaxy Ace S5830M owners living in the supported countries including Venezuela, Chile (Entel PCS), Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago already received this firmware update on their phone through OTA update. If you are living in Venezuela, Chile (Entel PCS), Costa Rica and not received an OTA update notification yet but own an unrooted Galaxy Ace S5830M with no custom ROM installed, then you can update your phone to WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware using official Samsung utility KIES. But right now the others don’t have option for installing the update through Samsung KIES. Now, if official OTA or KIES (if available) not allowing you to update your Galaxy Ace S5830M to WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware then follow our tutorial for a manual update. Please note, this tutorial don’t require a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or a rooted Galaxy Ace S5830M because to install this firmware we will use ODIN utility. After installing official firmware WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread you can always root your Galaxy Ace S5830M with the help of proper rooting method.
Continue reading this page to install WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware update in Galaxy Ace S5830M using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware we recommend you to backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before flashing this latest WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 data to HTC Butterfly. In below written tutorial we not only direct you towards a step-by-step guide to update Galaxy Ace S5830M to WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread using Odin but also give you necessary tips to safe guard your data.
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread WHLL3 Firmware Details:
Date: March, 2013
We at Droid Firmwares write tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy Ace S5830M. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.
As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.
- Backup your important data such as SMS, Call Log, Contacts, APN and MMS settings. You can follow our Android backup guide for this. It’s also a good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially if you need to perform any wiping task during or after installation process.
- If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why, it’s good idea to check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the phone should have 60% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware. Firmware installation can be done with 25% or more power when the device is connected to computer using USB and get charge through it. It will be fine to have 30% or more if you going to root a firmware. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android phones.
- USB Debugging mode should be turned of if it’s disabled otherwise you can’t transfer file using USB cable. Learn: How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices.
- Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial at Droid Firmwares is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned anywhere in tutorial.
Download Galaxy Ace S5830M Latest USB Drivers
Since you will need to connect your smartphone to your PC, so you will need to have your Galaxy Ace S5830M drivers installed on your computer. Visit our USB Driver Download page. If you can access your mobile content in your PC when both are connected then you already have it.
So, you have done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, as you have taken necessary precaution, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install WHLL3 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware update on Galaxy Ace S5830M.
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