How To Update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

by Simrandeep Singh on September 15, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Ace is slowly getting popular in India and finally Samsung has released Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy Ace. Latest update can be availed using Samsung Kies. This update improves overall performance of the handset. You can easily update your Galaxy Ace yourself at your home using Samsung Kies software.

Changes in Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

I have found some noticeable changes in the latest firmware update which are as listed below:

  • Battery bar at the top of the screen is changed to vertical and GPS icon is changed in the notification area.
  • When you press the power button, you will notice a new option that is “Data Network Mode”. This option helps you to activate and deactivate data network usage from power button only instead of going to settings.
  • Copy paste functionality is improved.
  • There is a change in music player too.
  • Icon for network services is changed and a new option of Downloads is added to menu.
  • Galaxy Ace will become more faster after updating to Gingerbread 2.3.4.

Update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Follow the listed simple steps to update your Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread.

  1. Install Samsung Kies from the CD provided with the handset. If you don’t have the CD, you can download Kies from here and install it on your system.
  2. You need a latest version of Kies otherwise you will not get the latest version of Android i.e. Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Check Kies for any updates and update it if updates are available.
  3. When the installation is complete. open Kies and connect your phone using data cable.
  4. As soon as you connect your phone to your PC, you will get a notification that a new firmware version is available and it will ask you to upgrade. Choose Update button to update it now.
    Firmware Update Available
  5. Read all the instruction provided and click on Start upgrade.
    Firmware Update Instructions
  6. 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.
    Prepare for Firmware Upgrade
  7. 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.
    Downloading Firmware
  8. When the update process will finish, a window will pop up saying Firmware upgrade complete.

Now you are using Android 2.3.4 on Samsung Galaxy Ace officially. If you face any problems while updating your firmware, leave your comments here.

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{ 178 comments… read them below or add one }

Prajwal Arkasali February 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Yes , I followed all the steps provided here, and it worked . I am now using Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 powered by Android Gingerbread 2.3.4. thank you Simrandeep Singh


Navdeep February 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

:( my device does not support upgrading via kies :( help me


gaurav khajuria February 29, 2012 at 1:48 am

after updating the kies……..i am not getng any type op notification regarding to frimware………even the firmare updation option is also not available……….plz help me out


marius s March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I can’t update my ace with kies. i have a pict, but i can;t attach. Can u help me? Thx


Elaine March 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I have the latest version of kies but I didn’t have any notification. Also, the firmware upgrade and initialisation option is not available. How is this?


raveen March 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

while updating i was warned that i needed 3000mb space and it stopped can u people help me


Gauri March 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

chck ur c drive….n den try installing kies …


Nitin March 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Awsome thnx buddy


fir March 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Is there alternative way other than using Kies because I cannot upgrade using Kies…Need advice….


Anand Goel March 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Hi, i have a samsung galaxy ace and while upgrading in step after downloading update is stuck on window of ” Prepare for firmware upgrade” . Pls help since in the update process mention by you above there is no step as preparation of firmware upgrade.


darshan March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

when i up grade i have warning that kiet have stop working.
can any one help me????


Neelesh March 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Tried to update my samsung ace to Gingerbread as per the instructions.
The screen ‘Preparing for firmfare upgrade’ is the last screen that appears.
Nothing happens after that. Continued the process for more than 2 hours but no result.
Please advice.


ahmed March 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

it says an error while downloading, which is:
the underlying connection was closed: a connection should be keot alive was closed by server.


nneka April 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

after updating I didn’t like the features of this version . How can I turn it back to the version it was before?


panayiotis April 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

i download the kies when i pressed the button here.. and it took me t the samsung apps website..but when i connect my mobile nothing appears for new upgrade.. :/


panayiotis April 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

i need t download the kies 2.3.4..someone who has the kies.. pls send me the link..pls


Dheeraj April 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

This worked perfect..!! thanks for the information..
It hardly takes 20mins to upgrade the software..
Enjoying v 2.3.6 now..:)


Manav April 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I have the latest version of kies. However the upgrade process does not start on connecting my galaxy ace. please advise.


Pushpdeep May 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I followed the same procedure.. i had good uninterupted internet connection too.. but it failed in between, and i have no oter option than to take it to a service center.. even recovery failed..


abhishek August 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

m using galaxy ace.n i instal 2.3.7 every thing is fine but live wallpaper is not coming so now i want to instal 2.3.4 Gingerbread what Shel i do.


Soum March 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hey Buddy,
Just finished the upgrade..
thanks a lot.


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