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How to Install Galaxy Ace S5830 Android 4.4.4 CM11 KitKat Custom Firmware

Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, thanks to a CM11 custom ROM. We have already covered the previous KitKat releases for this phone, but now we also have the latest Android 4.4.4 release because of CyanogenMod 11. There will be several bugs in this firmware, but please keep in mind that it is still in active development. Let’s say, this is the most stable CM11 ROM we have found yet for this phone and we suggest giving it a try if you would like to have the latest Android update on your phone. If interested in Android 4.4.4 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.4.4 CM11 KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to install Android 4.4.4 CM11 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Ace S5830 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We always recommend you to backup your data first because your data will wiped when installing this custom ROM. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.4.4 CM11 KitKat ROM Details:

For those who are new to CyanogenMod, please read the following:

CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices (See above for supported devices & how to install CyanogenMod on said devices). Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, T-Mobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Ace, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

  • Android 4.4.4 Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Galaxy Ace S5830 custom ROMs, click here!

Like this CM11 ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.4? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Ace USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Ace USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Ace backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.4.4 CM11 KitKat custom firmware.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

2 Comments

  • Hi, I have just installed KITKAT 4.4.4 on my GT-S5830. Firstly it would not let me install the GAPS zip, then when I tried to start it up it said setup has been closed. an you please let me know whats happened? thanks.. Ricky

  • Also I had 4.1.2 on it before which was ok. I ideally need to get marshmallow or something that enables me to use the external mem as internal as I have also not been able to use link to sd. Thanks

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