Samsung Galaxy Ace is one of Samsung’s most popular device. It was released in February 2011. It has a 3.5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels. It has 800MHz processor with 278MB of RAM. It ran on Gingerbread OS and it did not receive any further updates from Samsung.
Android 4.4 was released recently and it was designed to work for the low end devices also. You can update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.4 using the CM 11 custom ROM and enjoy its many new features – better memory usage, cloud printing, screen recorder and much more. Follow the instructions given below to install CM 11 on Samsung Galaxy Ace.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: This ROM is still in Alpha stages. It might have some bugs.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Samsung Galaxy Ace:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to install CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.