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General Android 2.3.4 for Samsung Galaxy Ace !

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  1. pujitjuneja

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    Developer-to-be ;)
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    New Firmware is out..!

    S5830XXKPH - Android 2.3.4

    build day: 3.6.2011

    Credits : ingbrzy@XDA

    Download: http://goo.gl/MqLvU

    ROOT from Android 2.3.3 is working...!

    Screenshot:

    http://i56.tinypic.com/28l3pw.png

    Advantages of this version:
    1. In the service menu items are available again GPS settings.
    2. In the standard browser now work Flash. (you can see how it work if open samsung.com on your ace`s browser)
    3. Restored performance of not-original headset buttons.
    4. camera quality better than KPE


    Update: Mediafire Mirror for the FW
    Password: ekache99

    Credits for MF upload: ekache@XDA

    Flashing Instructions:

    1) Turn off your phone
    2) Remove your SIM Card and SD Card
    3) Extract previously downloaded firmware
    4) Open ODIN 4.38 on your PC
    5) Select from extracted archive: OPS-OPS, Boot-APBOOT, Phone-MODEM, PDA-CODE, CSC-CSC (leave EFS and One Package empty)
    6) Connect your phone via USB into PC
    7) When the screen is turned on hold POWER+VOLUME DOWN+HOME and wait until the phone enters the Download Mode
    8) If ODIN detected and recognised your phone should light up the first square to the left side
    9) Press "Start" button and wait, the process should take ~5 minutes
    10) If all goes well your phone should reboot automatically
    11) Square should change the color to blue and display "PASS" it means that flashing process was successful and we have the newest firmware
    12) Disconnect your phone
    13) Turn off your phone
    14) Insert your SIM Card and SD Card again
    15) Turn on your phone
    16) Now you have the newest firmware!
     

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    thanks for release and btw can you record a sample video and upload it to youtube :D
     
  3. pujitjuneja

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    My camera is sh*t, but i'll try :p
    BTW, do you just need a preview of what's what? i'll try screenshots if you do
     
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    no i mean a sample video taken by the galaxy ace camera cuz i want to know if the resolution is better in this firmware
     
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    Oh.. Ok then ;)
    I'll do it tomorrow, it's dark outside right now ;)

    BTW: the stock ROM gives a Quadrant score of 1000+ with apps running in the background and about 180mb~ RAM consumption ! :O

    [​IMG]
     
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    ASSISTANT HEAD CHEF
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    is this official? is this safe do ? will it stop future updates from kies?
     
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    do 2.3.4 still come with those extra 3 Europe apps musicstore, bookstore and another forgotten the name. i don't like those 3 apps so i downgrade back to 2.2.1
     
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    It's a leaked ROM, and i don't know if kies will detect it as the correct firmware or not, but my guess is that when 2.3.4 officially comes out for Ace, it surely will :p
    I'd say it is safe, i successfully flashed and rooted it without any problems and also removed those annoying stock Apps from Samsung (Book Store, Hangman etc..)
    No problems yet, except the same unlock screen lag.. also performance is much, much much better than Villain ROM and KPE :D (refer to Quadrant screenshot :D )
    plus the annoying screen marker on homescreen disappears after screens are changed :D
    Also Camera quality is better than KPE :)
    It actually gave about 1230~ quadrant score after flashing, but of course after installing a buttload of apps, it came down a bit..
     
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    Yes it does, and you can remove those apps after rooting your phone..
    Remember, i am not at all responsible if you brick your phone doing it..

    1. remove sd card from phone and use pc to create new folder on sd card
     
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    I've had one problem since updating this,I cant send any outgoing texts!!!!

    I can recieve them,make calls,go on the net etc etc but I cant send any texts out.

    Any ideas?
     
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    call your network provider and ask for service settings to be sent to your phone....should solve your problem ;)
     
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    okay :D
     
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    All sorted,now all I need to do is root it and I'm at a loss,

    I tried the upd_1 way and my phone wouldn't open it(even after renaming it)

    Any help here for a total noob at rooting,can someone point me in the direction of walk thru's.

    Thanks
     
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    err.. that's pretty wierd because i rooted it with upd_1 with no probs at all.. btw, what error are you getting?
     
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    i flashed my phone and it worked fine but when i restarted my phone its stuck at samsung screen :(
     
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    nvm its fixed
     
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    Great, please do post your experience as soon as you can for other users to see ;-)
     
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    I also rooted with same zip like 2.3.3 and it works.
     
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    i flashed it. i don't see any difference in performance. i am starting to hate quadrant, rubbish benchmark app.

    it's also the only benchmark app that shows any difference between 2.3.4 and 2.3.3, linpack is still 9.5
     
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    hmm i think its slow when i click the lock button it takes like 3 seconds for the screen to show :S
     
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    yes but that seems to be a gingerbread bug, i had villainrom before and that was the same, but still i barely managed to get 600 pts in quadrant with villainrom, now i get easily over 1000, either quadrant is buggy or cpu isn't the bottleneck
     
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    Ok going back to my texting problem that I thought I had solved,i now know why I thought I had solved it.

    Since updating to 2.3.4 I am only able to send texts out with the wi fi turned :thinking: as soon as its in packet data they all fail to send.

    I'm totally baffled by this,I think i'm going to flash back to 2.2.1 tomorrow because that is one hell of a bug for me.
     
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    Right after turning wifi on/off and packet data on/off and texting,the conclusion is I cannot send a text message with packet data on,although I can recieve them.

    Any ideas anyone? This has only started since I updated.

    Thanks
     
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    Is this upgrade only for european galaxy ace?
     
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    Yeah that was a bug in both 2.3.3 and VillainROM and is still there, otherwise there are no bugs..

    @atkifit
    Lol dude there's a lot of difference in performance, i also tried antutu and it gave me 1342 whle earlier it was 800 or something...
    Also someone on xda got 70.3 fps on neocore..
    Plus the battery life is just awesome now.. If you dont see much of a change, then try re-flashing
     

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