shabari, 22 Oct 2013Hi, can this mobile be upgraded to latest Android version genuinely?It can't. The last official release from Samsung is Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread). There are some unofficial ROMS based on CM10/Android 4.2/Jelly Bean for this phone but it is not recommended because the phone has limited RAM and internal memory - You will slow the phone down and the battery will drain faster.
I have this phone for almost 2 years now. Great little phone except for the small internal memory. To bypass/fix it follow the following steps: Get a fast SD Card - more than 2GB, backup the one you have because you will wipe it. Root the phone and install CWM5. Partition the card in CWM boot menu. Create a partition bigger than 1GB -bigger the better, keep swap smallish or none. Then copy onto the visible part of the card The Ultimatum ROM (a CM7.2/Android 2.3.7 based rom). Install it through the CWM boot. In the installer use the SD-ext option, the partition you created on the SD card will now be added and the Android OS will think it is part of the internal memory. NEVER REMOVE THE CARD WHEN THE PHONE IS ON. The phone will take longer to boot, but my Ace think it has 2GB internal memory, and it is quick after boot.
My advice is a brief overview, spend the hour or two to study the guides on How to Root the S5830, The Ultimatum install procedure and the SD-ext plugin. All advice available on xda-devolopers site.
Note: You are possibly voiding your warranty if you follow my advice - read up on how to install the official Samsung ROM through Odin (also on xda) if you need to take the phone in, reverse everything or bricked your phone. Also all data (incl contacts, messages, photos, videos, whatsapp archives etc) and apps on phone and sd card will be lost so back them up with Titanium or similar tool, and copy the contents to your PC. Make sure that the SD card is fast, I had a slow card on my GF's phone and the phone froze until I bought a new card and started over.
AnonD-199760, 25 Oct 2013nice mobile.... but low internal memory...is bad thing in this mobileVery very laggy phone. Very slow for the price.
if you see new android device you will know how worst this phone is.
nice mobile.... but low internal memory...is bad thing in this mobile
It nvr gets hanged.. everything is gud... bt intrenal memory is too low....
why u r upgrad this version from 2.3 to 4.0 at list ice cream sendwich...................
helmetz, 19 Oct 2013good and practicale smartphone...Does samsung ace 5830 temple run subway games work on it