I hope you have already tried the latest CyanogenMod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy mini. This time I bring the Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Ace instead of galaxy mini. Though I don’t have galaxy Ace, I tried to install the below ROM on my friend’s device and surprisingly it got flashed without any issues.

As you can see in my galaxy mini post, most of my loyal readers asked me to provide the latest CyanogenMod 10.1 ROMs for galaxy Ace. The main reason why I’m not intended to post about SGA, aka, Samsung galaxy Ace is I don’t like to roughly provide the links without testing in my own devices.

Thanks to my friend for giving me his phone to root and install CM10.1. I was bit confused about its result since I’ve a bitter experience with SGA. That I will tell you later. Let’s come to the matter.

CyanogenMod is always a great source for experiencing high end features in any low and legacy devices like SGM and SGA. The only thing which we lack after trying the ROM is our poor phone’s hardware configuration. However, something is better than nothing. Nope, I may don’t call it as “something” because you will get almost anything as we usually gets in high end phones except hardware functionalities after using custom ROMs.

Here I provide the latest updated version of CyanogenMod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Ace.

What’s new in this release
21.01.2013 Beta6:

*All proprietaries libs are updated to latest stock ROM versions

*Audio HAL updated

*Camera HAL updated (Better preview handling)

*Offline charging fix

*Gmail app removed (can be installed from marked)

*BLN support disabled by default,
can be enabled by BLN Controll

*some kernel updates and

*kernel: deprecated compcache
removed, new zram is added

*default WiFi sleep policy changed to never (you can choose it in wi-fi

*triple buffering disabled now

*GPS updates: HAL is built from
sources, updated gps.conf, faster
GPS lock

*CM & androidarmv6 latest sources and many Other changes…

Whats working:


*Camera preview & taking pictures




*Mobile data



*HW accel

*Touch (with multitouch)


*USB mass storage



*Camera recording

Known bugs:

#Audio routing issue: in some cases audio routes to handset instead of headset

#Secure WiFi AP


Download CM10.1 ROM

Flashing Procedure

* Download and copy the ROM to your SD Card.

* Reboot your phone to recovery by
pressing home button + power button simultaneously.

*. Choose Install from SD Card by
navigating with volume keys.

* Choose the installed file from the list.

*. After installation, wipe data, and
dalvik cache.

*. Reboot system.

Done. This version does not include Gapps. So you’ve to install it manually.

Note : 1. Only do the above procedures if your Android device is rooted already.

2. Always do a NANDROID backup
before applying any updates. So move on to recovery options > restore and backup > backup

3. After installing the ROM, you may sometimes struck at boot. Just
reinsert the battery and switch on.

Download GApps from here

Hope this guide has helped you to get most from your Android device. Share and do let me know if some bugs have conquered your flashing.


Sidharth. Professional Blogger. Android dev. Audiophile. Find us on Google+ Find Me on Facebook Follow Me on Twitter


    • Sid Reply

      Keep in touch with us. We will be providing all CyanogenMod 10.1 versions to all galaxy devices soon.

    • Hi, im using clockworkmod recowery v5.,but still i am unable to update my samsung galaxy ace duos gt-s6802 with the Downloaded update file cm-10.1-20121231-UNOFFICIAL-cooper.zip
      the following is the error encountered, please help me by providing the solution to enable me update my Galaxy Ace Duos- GT-S6802 from Adnroid 2.36 to jelly bean 4.2

      installing update… assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “cooper” II getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “cooper” II getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “cooper” II getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-S5830” II getprop(“ro.product.board”) == “”GT-S5830” E:Error in /sdcard/update-cm-10.1-20121231-UNOFFICIAL-cooper.zip (Status 7) installation aborted.

  1. Are you sure it is for Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos ? The file description says it is for Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830) beta 6….

    • Sid Reply

      Ya of course brother, I’m not just posting by seeing from others. As I said above I’ve personally checked it on my friend’s phone and found it’s working like a charm.

      • Dude..this cyangenmod 10 rom is for galaxy ace duos gt 6802 or galaxy 5830…

        • Sid Reply

          This is checked in Ace duos and don’t know whether it would work on Other variants. Do check and reply bro.

          • Daniel Kokkaravalel

            Chetta etu ace duosil workakumo
            Error installation aborted status 7

          • Daniel Kokkaravalel

            not working on ace duos cooper is the code name for ace

    • Sid Reply

      This ROM is meant for all Galaxy Ace Duos. So if your phone listed in the category, you can try this. Please do make a backup before proceeding any uncertain tweaks. Thanks.

  2. i have samsung galaxy ace duos cdma (sch-i589).
    can you please assist me with rooting this device and also providing a working cyanogenmod rom to the same.

    • Sid Reply

      Hi Aman, I’ve started searching for your requirement. Please be patient while I post a detailed rooting guide for your need. You can mail me in case I miss that. Thanks.

    Somehow i have got a method to root this device..BUT NOT TESTED YET..
    Plz help with finding the custom rom (cm 7 preffered)..



    • Sid Reply

      Nice to see you again friend. Can you please mention which tutorial you have got? If so, I can test it with my device and post the result. However, I can give you almost all custom ROMs if you want. Thanks.

  4. Can you please provide me as to how to install CM 10.1 on Galaxy Ace duos (SCH-I589) It’s CDMA+GSM variant.


    • Sid Reply

      Please allow me some time as I proceed with the other user’s requests. As you can see I’m currently processing with many users requests. Kindly subscribe to the newsletter for instant notification.

  5. Also please provide the files for the same (CM 10.1 or lower), if possible.


    • Sid Reply

      Sure, we will update with lower as well as higher versions when available. Thanks.

    • Sid Reply

      Thanks Aman. Let me try this on my phone. If worked, I would immediately post here. Kindly subscribe our newsletter to get notified.

    • Sid Reply

      Ya, I tried. Heck it’s. Completely unstable and lots of bugs. The phone keeps restarting even after I tried with 3 generic build ROMs. Never try that. Don’t worry bro, myself trying to produce a positive result. Please do subscribe to our newsletter.

  6. Have you found any CM build for Galaxy Ace Duos (SCH-i589)?


    • hey can u help me with STOCK ROM, CUSTOM ROM, CWM MOD & others for SCH i589.

  7. Vipin abrahm Reply

    this thing does not work on s6802
    you test it … then post!!
    i have renamed the update scrip then too no use….

    please fix…

    • Sid Reply

      Did you follow the correct procedure? Let me know what was the error that you got?

      • there was no error this time only sayng
        find update package..
        opening update package…
        installing update…
        intstalling aborted.

        i think its for ace and not ace duos s6802 as its not installing in my phone please check your friend phone or atleast upload a video in youtube it will be very kind ofyou if you could do that!!

      • its seems like its true that it is not for ace duos s6802 as i too tried the samething and got status 7 error which i removed by updating the update scrip and got the following
        finding update…
        opening update…
        installing update…
        installation aborted.
        i think its for ace not ace duos please check your friend phone once or if you can upload a video to youtube it will be very kind

        • Wasi Bilgrami Reply

          Boss…Not working on mine too…Please check first your friend cell model. I think this update is only for Galaxy ACE. Not for ACE DUOS. getting same error which SAUMITRA saying. Help to resolve this problem. I want to install it on my cell

          • Sid

            Hi Wasi, I had contacted the developer of this ROM regarding the compatibility check. He said that it would work on all Ace variants but I don’t know why you are getting error since I’ve checked the same procedure in my behalf. Let me search on the ROM update. I will update if I get newer versions. Do subscribe our newsletter to receive our latest posts.

          • Hi Sid! Are you sure this is for GT-S6802 ? because when you click on your given link it’s showing it’s for GT-S5830

          • Wasi Bilgrami

            I also tried STATUS 7 Trick… Everything install properly but my system didn’t update and still have 2.3.6 GB version

  8. Vivek Shama Reply

    Please post a CM10.1 post for Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT S7562).
    Or should I go ahead with these steps on my phone. ??

    • Vivek Shama Reply

      Also, if something goes wrong, then I can always flash my phone with stock_recovery.tar file right ?

      What my question here is, if something goes wrong then phones software to download the custom firmware will work or not ?
      (in Galaxy S Duos, it opens by Vol_Down + Power + Home press).

      • Sid Reply

        Hi, there are 2 major types of risks while doing so. Soft brick and hard brick. You can identify which has happened by simply connecting your charger. If your phone responds to the charging, it’s soft brick otherwise, it’s hard brick. If hard brick occurred, nothing will help except approaching with Samsung care.

          • Sid

            Yeah you need to either root the phone before this installation or install CWM. Do let me know if you have any doubts.

  9. Hello Sid, i saw that u try to help us all, and i’m very grateful about that too;
    but I also some people here have this error when try to install this ROM on the S6802

    “opening update package…
    installing update…
    intstalling aborted.”

    i’m realy want to update my android, so if u can help us, i’ll be very grateful.

    tnx anyway

    • Sid Reply

      Ohh, so sorry for the trouble. The link from the source has been updated and I didn’t know it. I will update it ASAP. Thanks for commenting and stay in touch.

  10. Sambit Mishra Reply

    Any disadvantage of this ROM ?? mean Cam not working, Wifi and GPS etc

  11. Kushal GUpta Reply

    Hi. im having problem with my galaxy ace duos SCH I589 . while rooting …before that i have wiped out the cache memory and user data.. then without rooting ..i iried to install a rom. which is probably corrupted one. now i whenever i start the phone , it stucks at LOGO screen with its model no. and thats it.
    i really need help . urgent…. ! ! ! please reply. !

    • Sid Reply

      Your phone is soft bricked. For this, just insert a new rom in your SD card and flash it will CWM. Let me know if it works.

  12. Hi Sid,
    i does this mod works on ace sch i589 ….
    Plz rply some solid results ..
    Thanks in advance…

  13. it is really not working on S6802 ?? I would like to try
    where is the link to download please ??

  14. sorry I saw the link, I just would like to know if it really works as I am new on these procedures and so a little ……

  15. I contacted Pavel, former developer of that ROM. He says he may not be sure if this rom would run or even install in ACE DUOS S5802, for he developed the rom for his ACE, which is slightly different hardware.

  16. hey sid,
    i ve ace duos s 6802
    can u update this rom or not?????
    must answer so i can try it….

  17. giving error status 7 while installing on galaxy ace duos s6802.

  18. Unfortunately , I’ve been damaged my sga 6802 three time and the problem was soft brick by flashing this custom Rom android 4.0,bla bla bla.
    Thi Rom is not tested and not supported s6802 .
    So if you want to flash a custom Rom you can download and flash A-DROID ROM BY AASHISH.
    I hope s6802 users will not damage own smartphone!

    • Hi Pawan, what actually happened was, the first link has been replaced with CM for SGA by mistake and it was an error from the develepor side. BTW, I have already corrected the link with A-Droid ROM. Check it our. 😀

  19. Murtazaali Reply

    I have updated as you told. its great buddy. but after that I am not able to receive neither call nor able to open google play.
    Now I am in the condition to get back in my original condition.
    Can you help me out how can I get my phone back in original condition?
    So that I can enjoy my Samsung ace duos s6802 in original mode.
    Your promp reply will help me a lot.
    Thank you.

  20. Bro. i updated with CyanogenMod 10.1 but i have a problem. When anyone calls me i am only getting missed call notification and caller listens that the subscriber is busy. I restored prevision version & factory setting but nothing works. Sim is working because i tried with 4 different sims in both slots but problem remains. Help me thank you in advance.

  21. Hello Sid,

    What is the status the SCH – i589 ROM? Some guys at the xda forums have a chineses version, do you have an Indian version?
    Also what custom recovery did you use?

    Will appreciate a prompt reply..

    • Sayantan Mahato Reply

      Hi Daisy,

      I guess it might be out by now. As far as custom recovery is concerned, Sid uses CWM.


  22. Hey sid bro my ace duos sch i589 is soft briked and. I can’t find the firmware for it. Also no custom ROM. And as my phone can’t go to recovery mode I have to flash cwm recovery with Odin but for sch i589 no Odin flashable custom recovery is there. What should I do. Help me please bro.

    • Sayantan Mahato Reply

      Hi Mohit,

      You can comment down your query on XDA, they would help you get what you need.

      I hope it helps, Thanks.

  23. hi sidharth

    u told me cyanogen 10 is for ace duos. can u pls tell me if i update it dual sim working or not?

  24. Mathew M John Reply

    this does’nt work for ace duos s6802,,,,updated link still showing same error..

  25. danish bhardwaj Reply

    sir…..i dnt know wht to do nd wht is the process of rootng ……pls help me sir…
    snd me the link wht is to dowload…nd the pricess to get roted….plss help me sir

  26. U have to reemove the checking mechanism from updater script to be able to flash rom.
    This rom will not flash on anything except s5380 or the one the rom is for
    U have to go in meta inf and open the updaterscript and remove a few lines of code to be able to make it flashable

  27. HARIBASKAR Reply

    Sir.. I want to update my s6802 mob to 4.0 or 4.2 version… Is there any rom to update it?
    If yes please put the link in comment.

  28. hey sidharth pk..th cm10.1 is not working on my samsung galaxy ace duos gt-S6802…can u plz guide me..or put some updated cm link…asap…my phne isnt working…urgent help

    • Sayantan Mahato Reply

      Flash the original firmware and go back to the original. And, then try again.

  29. Please reply… if the installation not succes,how to flash back into original firmware??reply asap..

  30. If the installation not succes,how to flash back into original firmware??reply asap..

  31. i wiped my phone entierly my phone starts up and says touch android to continue but it not working i never had a backup what can i do to recover my phone.

  32. MADE IN BRAZIL Reply



  33. In My Ace Dous i Cant Install Ur Rom Plz Plz Plz……………………………………….
    I Need Help I Somehow Wanted To Get Rid of Gingerbread And Move On To Some Other And I Heard Cynagonmod Is V Good Rom But Each Time I Try To Do It it Shows that Installation Aborded The Reason Is This Cynagonmod Is Of Ace And My Set Is Ace Dous GT-S6802 PLz I Need Ur Guidance

  34. In My Ace Dous i Cant Install Ur Rom Plz Plz Plz……………………………………….
    I Need Help I Somehow Wanted To Get Rid of Gingerbread And Move On To Some Other And I Heard Cynagonmod Is V Good Rom But Each Time I Try To Do It it Shows that Installation Aborded The Reason Is This Cynagonmod Is Of Ace And My Set Is Ace Dous GT-S6802 PLz I Need Ur Guidance

  35. Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the likes of the HTC One and
    Apple i – Phone 5 is inevitable. Underneath the screen there is a Home button, with a capacitive menu.
    What appears on both phones’ screens is very customizable, which is
    nice because I really didn’t like the way they were set up out of the box.

  36. some prblm here….when m pressing home and power key it doesnt work……how it works plz tell me

  37. The installation fails and not sure why it happens. Just gives an error at the end that can’t install.


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