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How to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace | Step by Step Guide

Updated on June 14, 2013
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If you want to root your Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone, you need to follow this step by step guide. Most of the common users are scared of rooting their Android phones, but this is not a very tough thing to do.

The method which is going to be described here has been tested on many Galaxy Ace devices without any problem. So, if you follow the steps correctly, it is very much possible that you shall also be successful.

Why Root?

If you have not much clear ideas about the benefits of root your phone, then proceed and read this paragraph. If you root your phone then you shall get what is rightfully yours. You shall become the admin of your phone. You shall have the power to make or break.

A rooted mobile phone can be tweaked with any code. The operating system becomes open as well as the hardware. So, you can overcome many hardware limitations by proper codes and applications.

Yes, you can over-clock the processor of the phone to run it faster. You can force it to use the external memory card as internal storage and thus you can get huge storage place for thousands of apps. You can uninstall junk apps provided by the manufacturers or can stop any process, service or thread to free up more RAM. The possibilities are endless.

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This hub is for educational purposes only. It contains such a guide which you should follow with caution. You should understand the risk involved. You should know what you are doing. if you bricked your phone, loss all data or any such damages took place while you following this guide, this site or the author will not be responsible. Go with your own risk.


  • You need to get help from an experienced fellow or from an expert if you are a complete novice.
  • Make sure that the phone has at least 60% charge. Do not let the phone die during the root process.
  • You need to take backup of your important data from the phone. You can use cloud services to store valuable data like contacts, voice mails etc.
  • Don’t stop the root process suddenly during the operation.
  • This guide is for Samsung Galaxy S5380, please do not try to implement the steps on any other mobile phone.


· A PC or a Laptop computer.

· A data cable for the phone.

· The root tool (link given below)

· The Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone.

· A good and working internet connection.

The Initial Stage

1) Power your PC on and connect it with the internet. Stop your urge of checking Facebook.

2) Download this zip from here.

3) Bring your precious phone near the PC and connect it with the USB cable.

4) Transfer the zip from the computer to the phone’s SD card.

5) Disconnect the phone from the computer.

The Final Stage

You have not finished your job yet. There are few more steps to do. So, switch your phone and, yes, do not open Facebook now.

1) Enable USB debugging on the phone. Do not you know what kind of an insect is it? No need, just go to Settings > Application > Development > Enable USB Debugging. That’s all man, so simple.

2) It is the time to switch your Galaxy Ace off.

3) Now switch it on again. While booting press and hold the Volume Up + Power + Home buttons.

4) The phone will go to the recovery mode.

5) Inside recovery mode you have to select Install zip from SD card.

6) Now select the “Choose zip from SD card” option to find out and select the zip file downloaded before.

7) Now the installation process will begin and it will last for at least 10 minutes.

8) After that select “Wipe Cache” and “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” to clean the phone from all the installation junk files.

9) After selecting go back, you need to choose “Reboot System Now”.

10) Your phone will be rebooted and you shall get it rooted.


All is well that ends well. I shall be happy to learn about your success. Remember, by rooting you shall get a lot of opportunities to renovate your Galaxy Ace.

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      rugeesthan kumaradasan 2 years ago

      hi I am RUGEESTHAN and I am age 8 if you don't get the recovery menu try to press the rectangle button and the power button then when it turns on let go of the power button but hold on the rectangle button when the menu comes up let go of any button your pressing then use the volume buttons to go up and down, use the home button to select I have tried it on Samsung and I think it works on any samsung

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      Xy 2 years ago

      Yeah try the file on this page if you're having problems, worked for me:

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      Jodie 2 years ago

      Thanks for being on point and on taretg!

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      ads 3 years ago

      worked easy for me excellent :)

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      Hannah 3 years ago

      this was really a great help thanks

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      Sean 3 years ago

      For those still struggling try these alternative rooting software;




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      Ariel Gabizon 3 years ago from Haifa, Israel

      I commented above - also instalation took just second and not sure it did anything. For some reason I seem to have much more empty phone storage (although did not do delete user data step)

      What I am really interested in is to be able to access phone's home directory which I still can't

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      Cool! I also had to 3 years ago

      press home button + power , rather than home button+power+volume up to get to recovery mode

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      Khan 3 years ago

      installation aborted something 7... anyway, i think the upd_1 file is the crap. the instructions are just fine. i think the link to root file is screwed

    • profile image 3 years ago

      This is rubbish.

      I followed all the instructions and it all seemed to work ok -except it didn't take as long as indicated in the original post.

      I then installed root checker to see if phone was rooted - it wasn't.

      I installed app2sd and can't move anything to sd card.

      Not only this but in carrying out the instructions on the original post I have lost ALL my data and downloaded apps. The whole phone has been set back to original factory condition. In the same way as if I had simply gone to factory reset.

      Yes I followed the instructions exactly as written.

      It doesn't matter a great deal to me as luckily I thought I would try this rooting stuff on a spare phone - just as well really.

      Perhaps some day someone will actually write a proper procedure for this that is actually understandable. There are literally hundreds on the internet but I haven't found a single one that is writeen properly or understandably.

      Good luck to anyone who follows any of these instructions - you will probably lose all you data.

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      funnynodle 3 years ago

      it didn't work it says insalation aborted

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      grieved 3 years ago

      you are very stupid!!! wiping data/factory reset does not just erase installation files. It erases everything. no need to choose that option at all.

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      KC 3 years ago

      I rooted my phone in order to install Link S2D. But now my camera/photo gallery doesn't work!! And when I try to enable USB debbuging the computer does not recognize the sd card! Any suggestions? Thanks

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      Ben 3 years ago

      I tried it and it keeps saying installation aborted plz some one help plz !!!!!

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      kelvin 4 years ago

      i after finish the install my phone can't open why?

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      theperson 4 years ago

      installation aborted please help!!!!

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      Typo searcher 4 years ago

      Is it for Samsung Galaxy S5380 or Samsung Galaxy S5830?

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      Noss 4 years ago

      my phone does absolutely nothing

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      Elvi 4 years ago


      I tried to install on my galaxy ae s5830i , android jelly bean 4.3 but I can't install it. Now my home button don't work :/

      please help me!

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      Uwe 4 years ago

      Thanks a ton, I was finally able to wipe this stupid office suite, youtube and google maps off my wife's coopverse phone, regaining 40 megs of precious internal memory in the process. Your patch goes together well with "root app delete".


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      vibhu 4 years ago

      it says installation aborted?

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      addi 4 years ago

      it says installation aborted?

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      Iain 4 years ago

      Have followed the steps, but when re booting phone it goes in to RamDump mode. Any suggestions??

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      john 4 years ago

      Is only said installaton aborted, no such file inside or a program to open it

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      pawan 4 years ago

      When i pick, it says status 7 installation aborted. What can i do?

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      TheBoBguy 4 years ago

      I thought it would take at least 10 minutes , however it did not even last a second.Nor sure if rooted or not.

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      TheBoBguy 4 years ago

      I thought it would take at least 10 minutes , however it did not even last a second.Nor sure if rooted or not.

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      Deirdre 4 years ago

      Sorry, guys, I was wrong. I've checked with the app Root Checker and yes, it's rooted. :-) Thanks a million for this tutorial!!

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      Deirdre 4 years ago

      However, that process hasn't worked for me. It said "updated installed" in one second. Never installed anything. :-(

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      Deirdre 4 years ago

      Had the same problem to enter recovery mode. I solved it pressing power button for 1 second and THEN volume up+ home. It easily enters recovery mode that way.

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      John 4 years ago

      I tried several times but it always says: Installation aborted

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      Stephen 4 years ago

      This didn't work for me. Just says the install aborted!

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      kedded 4 years ago

      guys vol up for ace plus for other press first power it write samsung and fast click on power+home button and wait

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      rohit singh tomar 4 years ago

      I did the same as instructed but it shows RAMDUMP MODE.

      and by home+power, it works but it install with in sec and device is still not rooted.

      kindly reply ASAP.

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      alex 4 years ago

      same as mind pls reply......

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      sebastian 4 years ago

      When i pick, it says status 7 installation aborted. What can i do?

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      ud1093 4 years ago from ?

      I did it cool and didn't experience something new in the phone it was still galaxy ace ill buy xperia z

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      Arcane 4 years ago

      Had same problem as last poster. Just press home button (instead of home + vol up). That worked for me.

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      Vyom 4 years ago

      Whenever I switch it on in Recovery Mode, it doesn't boot. It just says " RAMDUMP Mode ( ARM9 Mode ) what to do ?