Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4

Are you still running your Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android Froyo??
Not too sooner not much late Samsung has finally released Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy Ace to make it faster and more powerful. The update to Android Gingerbread can be availed using the Samsung Kies Software. This update improves overall performance of the handset.

The main difference that lays in Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread as compared to 2.2 Froyo is the refined the user interface, improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features, and added support for Near Field Communication.

Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4

Some of the new features of Android gingerbread Platform are:

Refinement of user interface for simplicity and speed: A simplified visual theme of colors against black brings vividness and contrast to the notification bar, menus, and other parts of the UI.

One-touch word selection and improved copy/paste: Now while entering text or viewing a web page, the user can quickly select a word by press-hold, then copy to the clipboard and paste. For text entry, the user can slide-press to enter a cursor mode, then reposition the cursor easily and accurately by dragging the cursor arrow.

Improved power management: The improved Android system manages the apps that are keeping the device awake for too long or that are consuming CPU while running in the background. It kills them or closes them if appropriate hence, increasing the performance and maximizing the battery life. The system also gives the user more visibility over the power being consumed by system components and running apps.

Enhanced Control over applications: A shortcut to the Manage Applications control now appears in the Options Menu in the Home screen and Launcher, making it much easier to check and manage application activity.

Practically noticing you will find some minor changes too:

Galaxy Ace will speeds up a lot after updating to Gingerbread 2.3.4.
On pressing the power button, there is new option of “Data Network Mode” which helps you to activate and deactivate data network usage from power button only instead of going to settings.
Battery bar at the top of the screen is changed to vertical and GPS icon is changed in the notification area. There is a change in music player too. Icon for network services is changed and a new option of Downloads is added to menu.

You can update your Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4 by following these simple steps:

Firstly, Install Samsung Kies software from the CD provided with the handset or you can download Kies from the link provided below:
http://www.samsungapps.com/about/onPc.as

After the completion of installation, open Kies and connect your phone using data cable.

As soon as you connect your phone to your PC, you will get a notification that a new firmware version is available and will request you to upgrade. Select the Update button to update it now.

Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4

Read all the instruction provided and click on Start upgrade.

Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4

When the update process starts, it will start downloading firmware upgrade components. You also need to take a backup of your contacts and bookmarks when prompted.

Now the firmware download will start and it will take around 1 hour to complete the upgrade process. Don’t disconnect your phone while upgrade is under process.

Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4

When the update process will finish, a window will pop up saying Firmware upgrade complete.

Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4
After updating you can enjoy the new features of Android Gingerbread in your Samsung Galaxy Ace.

Comments

  1. koushik says

    Hi! ahuja……
    recently i bought a galaxy ace……..and then two days ago,thru my friend i came to know that samsung was offering a free upgrade to gingerbread for all froyo users…..and i came to know that an upgrade can be done thru kies……..i tried 3 times…….each tym a msg box opened up saying “operation time out”……..can anything be done now??? or shud i go to samsung service centres to get the upgrade done……

  2. says

    Hello,

    I also have Galaxy Ace and I updated it to 2.3.4. Yes some time it happened to me that I got timeout error but after few attempt I was able to updated. Please check your Internet speed it may happen because of internet speed too.

  3. Gaurav Khandelwal says

    Hi,

    I had updated my Galaxy ACE to 2.3.4.
    The issue faced with this version is that whenever i try to download something at that time i dont get any incoming calls and also the incoming msgs.
    when checked by calling from other cell then came to know k my cell is out of coverage area.
    My cells has full network and also download works properly.
    Can anyonw help me with this..?

  4. Sk says

    I purchased on 5th aug 2011 i came to know that upgrade is available 1st it was 2.2 froyo and now its upgraded to 2.3.4 gingerbread . i am not able to download big games for free main problem asphalt type games.pls help me out.

  5. ritu says

    i have successfully upgraded to 2.3.4
    i cant change the message skins as i could in 2.2
    what should i do?

  6. DK says

    IMPORTANT…!!!….All of you…..While upgrading your Samsung Galaxy Ace to official Gingerbread 2.3.4 through Kies software….Please assure that your Kies has a latest version…if not…..please upgrade it first……then try to upgrade your Ace…..Upgrade your phone only if you are using hi-speed internet through Wi-Fi…..it takes around 1 to 2 hrs (Please keep patience or wait while upgrade)….Do not use any USB broadband internet device as it’s speed is very low for updating your phone through Kies…..if you still getting any message on Kies while updating or it stops…..try again and again till you get the update to your phone….it’s normal…….All the Best…!!!

  7. MOHAN says

    Hey. I also tried to update my SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE through Kies but every time an error shows up. The firmware update service stops working and it stops at the process ” Prepare for firmware upgrade”. Any one pls help me out.

  8. Bhishek says

    I have updated sucessfully but the fonts and screen clearity is not as good. And the message skin is also not having options to change.
    Pl suggest.

  9. William18 says

    I love my galacy Ace… and i want it to be upgraded to ginger 2.3.4 ….. Imgoing tommorow to SM North Samsung Service Center… its the best Galaxy Ace i ever had

  10. William18 says

    To my Dad, Dido Cuezon
    Thanks for the Galaxy Ace you bought me… Its the best…
    i love you and take good care of your health… and thank you for the watch, i love it.

    Your the best Dad

  11. dr.shalini says

    if the page is left inactive the operation/session will b timed out so kindly browse through other websites to keep internet explorer active
    for e.g open ur mail and keep refreshing it every few min
    hope this suggestion helps u …..

  12. Shahbaz says

    Hayy friendss.. I m also holding the same phone can any 1 tell me if I will update to 2.3.4 then I have to loss my whole dade ? Plzz reply..

  13. akmal says

    I done with it… work fine through Kies… hav to try repeatedly… some time kies didnt update the info in it with the server…. n maybe u hav to upgrade kies too

  14. via says

    i get stuck at downloading firmware components. after it reaches 100%, it goes back to step one. help, please.

  15. deep says

    i recently upgraded from froyo to gingerbread on my galaxy ace ……thru samsung kies….. and it has actually become a lot SLOWER than it actually was before upgrading…… can anybody help……. i had heard that my fone would become faster but opposite has happened

  16. Syed says

    I have the problem when it starts to download firmware after some time it throws an error message “GT-S5830 occurs an error” and a new dialog box opens. This gives me instructions and an Emergency Recovery button. It tells me to switch off your phone and go into the recovery mode and start Emergency Recovery. Now when i did all the instructions and click Emergency Recovery Button, a small dialog box open which shows no Phone or device is connected please connect. I pulled out USB Cable several time,switch off phone many times, insert battery again and again but nothing happens. Only a small dialog box which tell me no device connected at the end.
    I have USB cable 2.0
    Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
    Andriod Version 2.2.1
    Kies version : updated

    Please help me to upgrade my phone….

  17. Muhammad says

    I version of android on my galaxy ace is 2.3.3, i am trying to update but i couldn’t, when i go to “software update” in settings i got the message “no update available”.
    and also it is not available through Kies.

    I tried to update my Kies but its is telling me that “recent version installed”.

    what shall i do??

  18. soumyajit says

    I have the problem when it starts to download firmware after some time it throws an error message “GT-S5830 occurs an error” and a new dialog box opens. This gives me instructions and an Emergency Recovery button. It tells me to switch off your phone and go into the recovery mode and start Emergency Recovery. Now when i did all the instructions and click Emergency Recovery Button, a small dialog box open which shows no Phone or device is connected please connect. I pulled out USB Cable several time,switch off phone many times, insert battery again and again but nothing happens. Only a small dialog box which tell me no device connected at the end.
    I have USB cable 2.0
    Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
    Andriod Version 2.2.1
    Kies version : updated

    Please help me to upgrade my phone….

  19. Faisal Mustafa says

    Sharing my experience :
    1. First time after half an hour it showed error. Then I quit.
    2. Second time, got stuck after 1 hour. Failed.
    3. Third time it took about 1 and half hour to complete. Finally I was upgraded to Gingerbread.

    Moral : Keep trying again and again if you fail. Upgrading to gingerbread from Froyo need atleast 2nd try.

  20. azwar says

    Hy
    I have updated my ACE on 2.2 to 2.3.6 from samsung Kies is succesfully.
    I truly feel for how that is so easy firmware updates through Kies ..
    thank you

  21. Emil says

    after upgrading I lost my data connection many times on each day. please help me to sort it out

  22. Shree Ram Prakya says

    I have updated my firmware from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 successfully with kies. However, when I try to make calls through mobilevoip, I am able to listen to other side voice but they are unable to listen to my voice. Any suggestions to set this right.

    Thanks

  23. Ben says

    After the upgrade, yes, the battery level indicator turned vertical. As the battery level indicator became shorter, it makes gauging difficult. Is there another way to find out the current battery level in % format?

  24. Abhimanyu says

    @Ben- Download easy battery saver app from android market. It will help to manage and status of your cell battery.

  25. onadpadilla says

    what the fuck happen to my phone after i do upgrade it 2.3.4 any one can help me out..

  26. says

    When I try to upgrade using Kies it says: “Your device does not support software upgrading vie Kies.”
    I live in the UK, I am on 3 and I bought the phone today. What can I do?

  27. Sarthak says

    i purchased new samsung galaxy ace andriod 2.3.6 and aftr sumtym i got a msg mount ur memory card nd format it…wen i reinset it again it works fine…wat to do..why dis prob is cuming… is thr anyway that i can protect my stored application. if i format my apps den i can get dem bak without downloading again

  28. Manoj says

    Thanks Luckuji, i have update the latest android version in may galaxy smoothly without any harm of data and very quick within 40 mins.

    Thanks for sharing this nice information, we defiantly regret your information. Everything in my phone now works like a charm.

  29. nigel says

    how long does it take to download? I’ve been downlaoding since 1pm and its now 3pm.

  30. Str8 3DgE says

    Well guyz i just updated my Galaxy Ace from 2.2.1 Froyo to 2.3.5 Gingerbread (offical update) via Samsung Kies. Everything went smooth as a silk. just before updating firmware i updated samsung kies.
    So guys go ahead and do it if you haven’t done it yet. i can feel the perfomance boost. only thing i disliked is that i cannot change the default messaging skin with this update rest all is superb.

    cheers!

  31. Pankil says

    WorkS juSt PerfecT……….
    Didnt expect to be so easY…..
    Thanks mahn…U saved my 170 Rs which I was going to give to the samsung gallery…:P