Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Official 2.3.6 DDKQ8

Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Official 2.3.6 DDKQ8
Mar 5, 2012
For all those who are having Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smart phone can now roll up their sleeves as an all new update has arrived which is a Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware version and is dubbed as DDKQ8. This firmware is officially rolled out for Indian users and since it doesn’t come with the boot loader, you can easily apply on any of the ACE S5830 smartphone. In the due course of this article we will also be checking out on what are the pre update instructions followed by which we will check out the detailed tutorial on how to apply the same. We are not having the exact change log on what are the things which are new and improved but there are some minor performance fixes which have been done in this update. In this update there is an all new option of Lock Screen which resembles more like the screen lock for S2.
Note: Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROM firmwares or say if the device is rooted, then the rooting access will be revoked. The best part is the warranty can be reclaimed after applying the update. Just in case if you wish to root the device after applying this firmware, we will soon be coming up with an article which will help you to root the device on DDKQ8 firmware. It was the last time when we saw on how you can update with DDKQ6 update.
Rooting Information: In the process of this firmware update, the phone won’t be rooted as this firmware is the official release released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd.
Enhancements in DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Release:
  • Improved Battery Life,
  • RAM DUMP Mode error solved,
  • Home screen lag and the brightness bug has been solved,
  • Stability fixes have been induced in this version,
Disclaimer: Neither our site nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Pre Update Instructions:
  • In the process of firmware update process, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. So It is Always better to Backup Your Data.
  • Battery charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Up next you need to disable all the Security suites in your computer and uninstall all the antivirus apps in your phone. Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed instructions on how to apply this update.
Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6:
  • Now, from extracted files, you need to Open Odin executable file and turn Off your device so as to enter the device in the Download Mode.
  • The download mode can be entered by pressing down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button . Just in case if the device boots in the normal mode then you will have to again try the process of entering into the download mode. Please note that it’s not recommended to proceed if you are not entering into the download mode. One can also refer the below video to enter into the download mode.
  • Once the device is entered in the download mode, you need to connect the device to the computer using the original USB cable and once connected you will see that the ID : COM section in Odin will turn Yellow which will mean that you are now all set to select the files mentioned below. You can select the files by clicking on the corresponding tabs in Odin. Also, all the other settings in the Odin should be the same as shown in the screen captures below.
OPS – Cooper_v1.0.ops
Select “One Package” option in the Odin
One Package – S5830DDKQ8_S5830ODDKQ7_S5830DDKQ8_HOME.tar.md5
  • After selecting the files, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update and once the firmware update is completed the device will reboot on its own. Turn Off your phone so that the device can be booted in the recovery mode.
  • You can enter into the recovery mode by pressing Menu Button, and holding this you need to press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.
So, that’s it there you go you have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with the latest version of DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 which is the stable version of the firmware. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues while you perform the update in the comments section below as we will try our level best to sort out the same


  1. Hi All,

    Please don't update to DDKQ8.
    Degraded battery life and less speed...

    DDKQ5 is the best firmware..

  2. please I wanna install arabic language but w/o installing the room again, any solution like installing arabic language back or somethin better

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