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root for gingerbread 2.3.3 + universal root guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rsgarcia888, May 3, 2011.


Did you root your phone successfully with this method?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. rsgarcia888

    rsgarcia888 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Moderator Note: There are now two guides for this forum. A specific guide for the Galaxy Ace 2.3.3 and the Universal root guide for many Samsung devices (including the Ace) in the second post. Seeing how both of these are similar, we're going to keep them in the same thread. Thanks for understanding!


    1. Download attached file and copy it to your sdcard
    2. Run in maintenance mode (power + middle button)
    3. Update from sdcard, select the file upd_1.zip.
    4. After the update completed - reboot in normal mode.

    Thats all - now you have rooted ace with android 2.3.3, and superuser in your apps.

    Attached Files:

    • upd_1.zip
      File size:
      924.8 KB

    geno66, VX201, jing3142 and 86 others like this.
  2. sodaks

    sodaks Newbie

    Thanks, any other significiant change found other than 'rooted'.

    2.3.4 is out also.
    merlin5557 likes this.
  3. crackers999

    crackers999 Lurker

    Thank you it works great!
  4. yousifsaadany

    yousifsaadany Lurker

    I didn`t notice any Segnicant feature in 2.3.3 than 2.2
  5. chismay

    chismay Android Enthusiast

    is this 100% safe to do?
  6. sodaks

    sodaks Newbie

    i suggest you can go ahead as it works great on my phone updated with the newly leaked Europe Firmware . it's no big deal to flash a rom. reinstall the apps just when it is confirmd rooted.
  7. goutham960

    goutham960 Lurker

    It worked gr8 ... Thanks dude... keep going ...

    the point wer i struggled bit was
    2. Run in maintenance mode (power + middle button)

    I was trying when phone was on...Then i switched off and then pressed power + middle button to go to maintenance mode.. then it worked...gr8...
    eddivonn likes this.
  8. bogdanrs

    bogdanrs Newbie

    and I am new user of a galaxy ACE 5830. Thanks firstly to all posts in the forum but I have a request from you, I can not pass the phone in download mode or meintenance with the methods you listed here (power button + middle / middle button + power +-volumes)
    I wanted to ask if there are other methods?
  9. bogdanrs

    bogdanrs Newbie

    this is the only method i didn`t tried :mad:... and it works:eek:
  10. soudy1994

    soudy1994 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys is gingerbread working fine on your ace without any bugs??

    And what's the video recording resolution?
  11. julian_vb

    julian_vb Lurker

    I have installed the gingerbread version .Can you please tell how to flash my phone back to froyo version .The files to use at odin are not the same. Should i use the hole rar file in one package at Odin?
  12. bernardo999

    bernardo999 Lurker


    I'm having a problem installing. It gives me this message when I try to update from sdcard:

    E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)

    Any help would be great

  13. kent1987tan

    kent1987tan Lurker

    i had the same problem,then i changed the file name from upd_1.zip to update.zip,it did installed,but when the installation done,my phone still in the same version after i reboot...need help...
  14. bernardo999

    bernardo999 Lurker

    I solve my problem replacing the SD card for a new one.
  15. yc_dgan

    yc_dgan Newbie

    Hi, for those who had installed Gingerbread on your Galaxy Ace:

    Is the new firmware using Touchwiz 4.0, just like Galaxy S 2?
    How about sleep of death and wifi error problems? Have these been resolved in the new firmware?
  16. tititkukaku

    tititkukaku Lurker

    when you have rooted ace with android 2.3.3 using that aplication

    how make it the android got unroot after root with the aplication upd_1

    it"s possible got unroot using SOC ?
  17. error974

    error974 Newbie

    TouchWiz is the same as in Froyo (I think). Since upgrade to 2.3.3, my phone works without any problems. No SODs (In Froyo there was sod for me).
  18. error974

    error974 Newbie

    To unroot Ginger, just flash them again trough Odin.
  19. lespaul

    lespaul Newbie

    try rename it to "update.zip"

    can you detail the version? this is rooting dude it won't changes any kernel or rom version. just check for "superuser" app in drawer. if available then you've successfully rooted your device.
  20. Gammer

    Gammer Android Enthusiast

    Is this really as simple as the instructions in the first post? I badly need my phone rooting as i'm running out of internal but all the other methods I've read on here seem a bit of a chew on.
  21. vranjan777

    vranjan777 Lurker

    how do i know that the phone is rooted
  22. aish_varya

    aish_varya Member

    just for the knowledge this thing worked on my leaked 2.3.4 version posted by punit in the other thread :)
  23. ijohari78

    ijohari78 Lurker

    hi all, iv tried this on my ace but i dont think it works...it still says 2.2.1 but i do now have superuser app installed. anyone have any ideas what went wrong?
  24. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    People! This is NOT an update for gingerbread, this is just to root your phone... Rooting gives you more access to your phone it does not upgrade your phone to GB.. if you want to upgrade to GB there are lot of threads on how to do that..
  25. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    and if u wanna know if ur phone is rooted.. go to applications and you will find an app called superuser.. if u have superuser then ur phone is successfully rooted

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