Sunday, 29 December 2013

CM 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM update for Samsung Galaxy ACE smartphone

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Holiday season is going excellent for Samsung. Most of their smartphones have received latest KitKat updates from un-official sources. Till now I have covered the KitKat updates about Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S 4G. Now it is the time for Samsung Galaxy ACE which has received KitKat update from Cyanogenmod 11 AKA CM11 sources. Very similar ROM was also rolled for Galaxy S3. Talking about Cyanogenmod source then it can be considered as one of the best custom ROM providers on global basis. They play a major role in various recovery related issues with high end smartphones.

Talking about this particular ROM then it will refresh your Galaxy ACE with all the new features of Android KitKat OS but being an un-official update it also induces some bugs related to FM Radio and Video Recorder (I think team will address these issues shortly). This update will also void your device’s warranty as you need to root it prior flashing all the ROM files. Please have a quick look at these pre-requisites. These will help you a lot in case of all kind of errors and issues. This update is rolled out exclusively for GT-S5830 modelled Galaxy ACE only; please don’t try it on any other variant. In such cases it may permanently damage your ACE variant.

How to update Galaxy ACE with CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM

1. Download the ROM file to your computer. It contains 118.4 MB data so please be sure to opt a fast internet connection while downloading this ROM file.
2. Now move this ROM file to SD card of your ACE smartphone.
3. Boot your smartphone to Recovery Mode and follow these steps carefully.

Recovery Boot

For booting your device to recovery mode, you will have to follow these steps:
• Switch OFF your Galaxy Ace.
• Press and hold Vol. Up + Home Keys together. While holding both the keys, long press Power key.
• Keep this combination for 5-10 seconds until you see a Recovery logo on your mobile’s screen.
• You are booted to Recovery Mode. All the instructions of how to navigate and choose in Recovery Mode will be listed on the screen.

So this is how you can flash CM1 KitKat ROM on your Galaxy ACE. I have discussed all pros and cons of this ROM. It is one of the very first KitKat ROM for Galaxy ACE smartphones so it is a must have ROM for all the tech geeks. If you are a normal user then please think twice before going with this ROM. Choose this ROM only if you can manage with some errors in FM Radio and Video Recorder sections.

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