How to Root & Install ClockworkMod Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
Samsung Galaxy Ace
It has been a long time since Samsung Galaxy Ace launched and in due course of time it has become a popular name among the mid-range Android devices. The Galaxy Ace features a 320 x 480 pixels display with multi-touch, 2 GB internal memory, 278 MB RAM, 800 MHz ARM 11 CPU, Wi-Fi, and Samsung’s Touch Wiz Interface on the top. Just a few months ago it received an update to Android 2.3.6. But if you want to expand the capabilities of this little giant by installing apps that need root access to the system files, or wish to empower it further by flashing a custom ROM, you will have to root your Galaxy Ace first.

Since there is not an exhaustive tutorial on how to root the Galaxy Ace , I planned to write one. So, here we go. But before you proceed, let me warn you that rooting your device void’s the warranty provided by its manufacturer, but you can reclaim the warranty by unrooting the device later.

Moreover, if the the procedure is not followed to the word, it might even brick your lovely phone. So all you need id to be careful, friends. In the present tutorial, we shall learn how to root, unroot and install the ClockWorkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Ace.
Warning: Do not try to root any other Galaxy Ace device using this guide, or you will wash hands off your phone.

Pre-Requirements for Samsung Galaxy Ace

  • We recommend you to take a backup of the data in your phone. After installing the root & CWM, all the files and data will not be deleted [ BUT STILL FOR BEING IN SAFE SIDE ]. Then you can restore the important files and data from the backup file.
  • SMS –  How to Backup Messages
  • Call Log - How to Backup Call Log
  • Contacts – Sync with Gmail App
  • Videos, Images, Songs and Other Files – Copy to internal / External SD card or System
  • APN Settings – Take Manual Note from “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names"
  • Then maintain minimum 60% charge in your phone’s battery. This will help you to don’t get switched of your phone.
  • And disable any antivirus and firewalls too.
  • Download the Galaxy Ace S5830i Rooting
How to Root your Samsung Galaxy Ace -

  1. Extract the Galaxy Ace S5830i Rooting that you downloaded earlier. In side the extracted folders, you will find the following files:

    Root your Samsung Galaxy Ace
  2. Copy the two files, namely “” and “” to your SD Card by connecting your device to the PC via a USB Cable.
  3. Now you need to turn off your phone and boot it into Recovery Mode. To do this, simply press and hold the Volume Up + Home simultaneously and then long press the Power On/Off key. Keep these three keys pressed till you see the Start-up screen of your device blink two times followed by the Recovery Mode screen.
  4. Please note that touch screen feature does not work in the Recovery Mode, so you will have to use the hard keys (Volume Up & Down and Home/Power keys to navigate and select options)
  5. In the recovery mode, you will see a list of options. Select “apply sdcard:” and locate the “” package that you copied to the SD Card in Step 2 and confirm your choice by selecting “Yes”.
  6. This will initiate the installation process which will take a few minutes to finish.
  7. When it is done, go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now”.
When your Galaxy Ace reboots, look for the Super User app in the list of installed apps. If it is present there, you have successfully rooted your device. If not, you must have made some mistake. Just repeat all steps again to root it.
How to Unroot your Samsung Galaxy Ace -

Copy the “” file to the root directory of your device’s SD Card and follow the same steps as you took during rooting the device. The only difference is to select the “” file in place of “” (Step 5).

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace -

  1. Copy the “” file to your SD Card.
  2. Make sure that the USB Debugging Mode is still turned on.
  3. Turn off the device and boot it into Recovery Mode the same way as described above.
  4. Select ”apply sdcard:” and locate the ”” this time.
  5. Confirm your choice and when it is installed, reboot the device.
The ClockWorkMod Recovery should now be installed to your Galaxy Ace. Please, do not delete the  ”” file from your device because you will need to install it every time you want to use it.
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