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    Hello. This is my first thread on Android Forums. I tried rooting my phone but I accidentally installed CWM Recovery because I didn't know which files they were (I renamed them). So, now I can't get into Recovery Mode but the phone works fine. Please help me fix this. I dont want to use Odin as I don't want to flash anything onto it and I can't use Kies as it doesn't want to update my phone. Current firmware: Android 2.2.1 Froyo
     

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    As your phone is still working OK it's just the Recovery that's messed up at least things aren't completely bad. But if you're averse to using Odin I don't think you'll be able to restore the stock Recovery without it. Short of taking your Ace to a repair center and pay to having it done for you.

    If however you change your mind, you can go here and download the corresponding ROM for your Ace.
    https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-ace/GT-S5830/
    Your profile indicates your model GT-S5830 so pick the exact one that matches your phone -- don't substitute as there is no mix-and-matching, stock ROMs are very specific for each model. And do not change any file names, especially when it involves system-related files and directories. Also note that sammobile intentionally restricts its download servers so don't be surprised the download takes a long time even if you have pretty fast bandwidth on your end. While the download is going on, be sure to back up any of your personal data.
    When you're on the actual download page of the ROM you selected at the bottom are instructions on how to flash the ROM. (Note the mention of making sure the Re-partition option is not enabled. There's a good chance your personal data, residing in the /data partition, will be left as is so you won't have to resort to your backup. But don't rely on this -- backup your data!) The instructions refer to using the latest version of Odin, but you might be better off using an earlier version. Odin has issues with backwards compatibility and you're working with a pretty dated phone running a really dated version of Android. Try one of the earlier versions from here:
    http://www.droidviews.com/download-odin-tool-for-samsung-galaxy-devices-all-versions/
    Also since you referred to using Kies, on your PC be sure that Kies is not running and to kill any Kies process running in the background when you're running Odin. Having both running at the same time can create odd conflicts as both are attempting to do similar functions.
     
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    Ok. If there is a chance that I can fix this, I might as well try it. Thank you
     
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    Also, the download needs a ‘premium membership’ and I’m not sure if I want to pay yet as I only found out about it yesterday
     
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    Ok thanks. I'm using Odin and my phone is connected but it isn't being detected by my Odin (My laptop is detecting it). I uninstalled Kies and now I am trying to get drivers for my phone. Also, should I tick Phone Bootloader Update
     
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    If you have a primary phone and you just want to experiment on a secondary phone than it would be OK to play with the different options. Otherwise, if you need to get your current phone up and running, than changing options not stated explicitly in the instructions should only be done very, very judiciously. (... and again, don't change system file/folder names).
     
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    Ok. How do I make Odin recognise there is a phone connected and is it normal for my laptop to see it as malfunctioned.
     
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    If you've installed the Samsung driver and your phone isn't detected, focus on the operating system, not Odin itself. Odin is just a utility, if the OS can't mount your phone than Odin being just an application won't either. What version of Windows is your laptop running?
    Some basic things to try.
    -- If you haven't restarted your laptop that's always the first thing to try.
    -- Try using a different USB cable, and use a good quality one. Those cheap, budget USB cables are more trouble than they're worth. Also, if you're plugging your phone into a USB hub try plugging it directly into your laptop's USB port instead.
     
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    Windows 10 and I have tried all of them. However, I am yet to try another computer so I might do that. I don’t want to reset my computer as it has important apps and files.
     
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    Did not suggest you 'RESET' your PC, please re-read what I actually wrote as that's an entirely different solution to address completely different issues. 'RESTARTING' your PC, especially when it involves Windows, is often a quick and simple fix for a lot of problems.
     
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    Ok. I did try what you suggested though
     
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    Open up the Win10 'Device Manager' and see if there are any items, especially in the USB section, that are flagged with a yellow indicator. If Windows can't detect your phone it typically starts with a driver issue so try reinstalling the driver.
     

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