Root, Install CWM and Update Galaxy Ace S5830 to KitKat via CM11


Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 gets KitKat update though CM11. The galaxy ace comes with jelly bean out of the box and you won’t get any official update for the same. So, rooting and flashing a custom ROM is the best way to upgrade your device to the newer android version. CyanogenMod 11 features android’s latest version KitKat and you can easily update your Galaxy Ace S5830 to the KitKat version by following this tutorial.

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In order to update Galaxy Ace to KitKat, your device (GT S5830) must be rooted and CWM recovery installed. So this article is divided to three; How to root galaxy ace S5830, How to install CWM recovery on galaxy ace and How to flash CM11 KitKat in galaxy ace. Follow this guide step-wise to update your galaxy ace to kitkat.


  1. Make sure you have the phone with model number GT-S5830. Don’t try this at any other variants.
  2. Check whether you have installed necessary Samsung drivers in your computer. If not, download the drivers from here and install.
  3. Enable USB debugging as follows Settings>Applications>Development> Android Debugging.
  4. Make a backup of all important files including files in the phone storage, contacts, call logs etc. You can also use Google account to save the same.


TechBii will not be held responsible for any damage that might cause your device after this process. Also, we are not the inventors of this guide and all the tools and apps provided here are subjected to copyright and belongs to the owner. However, we will try our best to help you in case of further effects.

Step 1 – How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830

  • Download and move this to your SD card.
  • Reboot your phone to recovery mode pressing and holding Power+Home+Volume Up buttons together followed by switching off your phone.
  • Select “Update from SD Card” option from the options list and choose the downloaded UPD zip file.
  • Wait until it flashes the file.
  • Finally reboot your phone. You galaxy ace has now successfully rooted.

Step 2 – How to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Ace S5830

  • Download latest CWM for galaxy ace from here and copy to your SD card.
  • Now boot your phone to recovery mode as mentioned in the above section.
  • Select “Update from SD Card” option from the options list and choose the copied CWM zip file.
  • Flash it and reboot. Done.

Step 3 – How to Install CM11 on Galaxy Ace S5830

  • First of all download CM11 for galaxy ace from here and copy it to your memory card.
  • Again, boot your phone into recovery mode by applying the three button combination. You will reach CWM instead of the old stock recovery as you have already flashed the CWM custom recovery.
  • Wipe data/factory reset and Cache partition. Now move on to Advanced menu and choose wipe dalvik cache as well.
  • From the main menu, choose Install ZIP from SD card and load the copied CM11 file. Flash it directly.
  • After flashing, just reboot and after the reboot you will be having latest android Kitkat version on your galaxy ace.

Well, through this tutorial you have learnt to root, install CWM and update your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 to KitKat 4.4.2 version. If you have any queries regarding this process, simply ask us via comments. We will be in touch.

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