Install Android 4.2 Based CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Ace S5830


Install Android 4.2 Based CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Ace S5830

Samsung Galaxy Ace users are now able to taste the latest version of Android – Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, thanks to senior XDA developer member Wayland_ACE, he has cooked up the CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Galaxy Ace unofficially that is based on Android 4.2.1.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 offers awesome list of customizable features that allow you to customize the interface depending on your personal choice even it also includes some handy apps such as Apollo music player while Android 4.2 also comes with many useful features such as gesture-based keyboard, panorama photography mode in camera app, improved Google Now app and more.

It’s important to note that the ROM is still under heavy development and contains some bugs currently like Audio routing issue, secure wifi AP issue, etc. You can say it a test build currently but the developer will hopefully iron out all bugs soon in near future, so if you’re itching to taste a few Jelly Beans, it’s time to start the journey.

The below guide walks you through how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Ace S5830. Make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on the smartphone, check out this guide to install ClockworkMod. You need to backup everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the latest version of CyanogenMod ROM from here [XDA Link] and Google Apps package from here.

Step #2: Transfer both downloaded zip files to the internal SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding home and power buttons.

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.

Step #9: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package zip file.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot tablet.

That’s it, the CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build is now installed on your Transformer Pad, if you experience any error, holler comment. Enjoy! You can also visit the original thread of XDA link is given in first step to thanks the developer.

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  1. vishal

    January 30th, 2013

    is it working properly?
    bcoz there were lot of problems in cm 10

    • Abdur Rehman

      January 30th, 2013

      yes working but with problems….it has following bugs at this time: Audio routing issue: in some cases audio routes to handset instead of headset
      Secure wifi AP

  2. Alex Yalley

    February 25th, 2013

    its working just that the keyboard doesn’t show so i cant type anything. apart from that everything is ok

  3. Nandu

    March 16th, 2013

    I have tried lot of CM’s for Galaxy Ace but this was the best (Beta7). Every thing is working. I am using it from last 10 days and I have not faced any issue till now. Battery backup is also better than previous CM versions. Previous versions are eating battery like hell, Beta 7 is decent.

    One issue is not able to record video in 640*480. rest of all thing are working.

    • Abdur Rehman

      March 16th, 2013

      you should try third party apps to get recording working…..

  4. jp

    March 18th, 2013

    i faced the same problem..the keypad was not working when i used the first i used the second one( should i install the same gapps,or can u please give me a link to another gapps file..thanks!

    • Abdur Rehman

      March 19th, 2013

      you may use the same gapps…….

      • jp

        March 19th, 2013

        the bluetooth is also not working..pls help with this also!!thanks

  5. Ibis

    April 19th, 2013

    Keyboard isn’t work in cyanogenmod 10.1 (android 4.2).Why can you help me?

    • Abdur Rehman

      April 20th, 2013

      you should try any third party keyboard from Play store or anywhere else you want……

  6. Achie1

    June 15th, 2013

    For the bluetooth issue, ;try to send a document to someone. First I couldn’t receive something. I try to send a file and it resolves my blue issue

  7. Ephraim D

    October 14th, 2014

    I installed CynagenMod, after the step “reboot system now” i get a circle with some some processing status showing up for long time. I took the battery out and put it in and powered on the same thing shows up again. I dont know what this process it. Please advice the next step to follow.


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