How to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0 ICS with CyanogenMod 9 ROM

This educational guide is to show how to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich with CyanogenMod 9 Firmware Rom. Recently we posted about how to install ics on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. After 2 days of posting it one of my reader asked me to write same for Samsung Galaxy Ace. Samsung can’t release ICS update for Galaxy ACE as it has low hardware configuration. I think it is bad news for all Galaxy Ace users, CyanogenMod 9 Firmware ROM helps to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0 and allows you to enjoy hidden features in your mobile.

 update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0


Features of CyanogenMod 9 Firmware ROM

As you are going to install unofficial CyanogenMod 9 Firmware ROM on your device, it is mandatory to know about all its features CyanogenMod 9 Firmware ROM contain

  • Phone
  • Messages
  • GPS
  • GPRS
  • Edge
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sensors
  • Camera
  • Facebook
  • Ice cream Sandwich Keyboard and Games

Disclaimer: This tutorial is only for education purpose. Neither we nor developers are responsible for any damage to your mobile . This ROM may contain some bugs too.

Requirements to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0

  1. Ensure you have already rooted you device. If your Samsung Galaxy Ace is not rooted yet, then root Samsung Galaxy Ace first and continue to further steps
  2. Install clockworkmod cwm recovery manager after rooting the device. These two steps are important and mandatory to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0. In case you continued without performing these two steps, your device may be bricked and will struck at Samsung logo screen
  3. Charge your battery at least up to 60% but i recommend you to charge up to 80%
  4. Backup all data in Phone memory like messages, contacts, apps, book marks etc
  5. Ensure you have enabled USB Debugging on the device. You can enable it at Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging

Also Read: How to Backup and Restore Entire data from Android mobiles 

How to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.0

  1.  Download update package (125 mb) HERE and save it on desktop.
  2. Connect your device in mass storage using USB cable. Now copy the download zip file in to micro SD card
  3. Disconnect the mobile and switch it off. You should enter in to recovery mode by press and holding volume up button, Home button and Power button
  4.   Select Install zip from SDcard option on clockmode recovery screen. Then select the downloaded zip file from memory card
  5. Updating process will start now and it may take up to 5 mins. After completion of update, go back to recovery screen and select reboot device now.
  6. You phone will reboot couple of times and you can see Android 4.0 home screen on your Samsung Galaxy Ace

Congratulations to update samsung galaxy ace to android 4.0 and now check if phone is rooted or not 

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  1. craig says:

    hi all just tryed this on my ace and now when restarting i have a blue screen can anyone help me out please

  2. emma says:

    my phone did all settings good but now it seems to be stuck on start up page when it comes up samsung galax ace

  3. dark knight says:

    this phone is not mine and I cant do a thing about it please help me fast ??

  4. dark knight says:

    please can any body have a Solution for me please ???????????????????

  5. dark knight says:

    oh no????????????????????
    my phone is blocked on the main Samsung window what should I do ???????
    please help

  6. dark knight says:

    did any body try this ROM and have errors ???
    can I try it safely !!!!
    if I have errors can return to the original android version ????

  7. Pratiush says:

    Missed to install “clockworkmod cwm recovery manager” and nowmy device struck at Samsung logo screen. What to do ???

  8. raymond says:

    The application samsung home (process stopped unexpectedly please try again later ?

  9. raymond says:

    my cellphone is galaxy ace

  10. raymond says:

    when i complete the steps to upgrade my android then i rebooted it then that errors appears

  11. raymond says:

    it always error
    application samsung home processs has stopped unexpectedly please try again later
    why ??

  12. mehmet says:

    error setup: tmp/sideload/ state(0) ?

  13. MNB Achari says:

    CyanogenMod ROMS are better than many other cooked ROMS. Though they have a few bugs, they can be fixed. Well written tutorial, Amar! I would like to see one for my Glaxy note.

    • Sure, i will post it but i promised one of my reader to update his tablet. After publishing an article from him, i may write for your Galaxy note

  14. How do you get this info !

    • I’m active on many forums. I got this one from one of those forums

  15. how to update Samsung galaxy tab 10.1..????

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