[Guide] Know your Device: Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i/C/M/39i | Root, Odin, CWM, ROM List & More...

The Samsung Galaxy Ace-i (also known as Samsung Galaxy Cooperve) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the open source Android operating system. Announced and released by Samsung in 2011, as an upgrade of the old Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830/L/B/T aka Cooper) by changing the CPU to 832 MHz Broadcom BCM21553. This device has extended battery backup compaired to the old Ace.


Device Name : Samsung Galaxy Ace
Manufacturer : Samsung Electronics
Series : Galaxy
Model : GT-S5830i/C/M/5839i
Networks : 3G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3.5G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps 900/2100 MHz
First released : 2011
Type : Smartphone
Form factor : Slate
Dimensions : 112.4 mm (4.43 in) H, 59.9 mm (2.36 in) W, 11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
Weight : 113 g
OS : Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) unofficially upgradable to GB 2.3.7, ICS 4.0.4 (Not fully functional yet due to missing opensource drivers from Broadcom!) via CyanogenMod and other AOSP Builds
CPU : 832 MHz Broadcom BCM21553, ARMv6
GPU : VideoCore IV
Memory : 384 MB RAM (accessible: 278 MB)
Storage : 512 MB (accessible: 180 MB)
Removable storage : microSD up to 32 GB
Battery : 1350 mAh, 5.0 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user replaceable
Data inputs : Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer, A-GPS, Digital compass,
Proximity sensor, Push buttons, Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
Display : TFT LCD, 3.5 in (89 mm) diagonal. 320×480 pixels HVGA (165 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 16M colors
Camera : 5-Mpx 2592x1944 max, 2x digital zoom, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Connectivity : 3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
SAR : 0.84 W/kg
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Compare Old Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 & New Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i

Key Combinations:-

Download: Volume(+) + Volume(-) + Power

Recovery: Volume(+) + Home + Power

How to install Stock Firmware?

Be Careful while Flashing via Odin!

  • Do not turnoff / Remove USB Cable while flashing.
  • Flash Correct Firmware File; otherwise your device may become HARD BRICK means DEAD!
  • Read Flashing Instructions Carefully.
What I need?
Step-by-Step Instuctions:-
  • Connect your phone to pc via USB cable.

  • Install Samsung Drivers.
  • Extract Stock firmware zip file to get the .tar.md5 file named like "S5830iXXMC1........"
  • Extract "Odin3 for Galaxy Ace" with WinRar, 7Zip or Windows zip file utility.
  • Power off your Phone.
  • Get into "Download mode" by pressing Vol(+) + Vol(-) + Power Keys.
  • Open Odin3.v3.07.Cooperve.exe
  • Make sure that your phone is detected in "ID:COM" area.
  • Step:1 - Press "PDA" button and choose the one package firmware file xxxx.tar.md5
  • Step:2 - Press "Start" button under Execution.
  • Wait for some time... The flashing may take about 4 min - 5 min. The Phone will be auto rebooted after successfull flashing.
  • If flashing does not start, Press "Pit File" button and choose cooperve_0623.pit file along with the Odin3 for Galaxy Ace Cooperve.
  • Remove the USB Cable.
  • If you are facing boot loop after flashing completed on Odin, you have to go to Stock Recovery (Volume(+) + Home + Power Key combination) and select wipe data/factory reset.

How to install ClockworkMod Recovery?

  • Download and Copy CWM (Google Drive, 1.31 MB) to SD Card
  • Power off your Galaxy Ace-i
  • Get into recovery mode by pressing Vol(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Choose "apply update from sdcard"
  • Select "CWM" and confirm the action.
  • Reboot system now
  • Again go to recovery mode by pressing Vol(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Now you are successfully installed CWM!
Want to Remove unnecessary stock apps? Wan't to install extra Fonts? Copy and Replace System apps?

For that you need to ROOT your Phone.

Remember, Rooting will void your warranty. So If you are on warranty period, Don't do it!

How to ROOT your Galaxy Ace-i?

  • Download and Copy (Google Drive, 1.11 MB) to SD Card.
  • Power off your Galaxy Ace-i
  • Get into CWM recovery mode by pressing Vol(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Choose "install zip from sdcard"
  • Select "" and confirm the action.
  • Reboot system now.
  • Now your Phone is Rooted!, Enjoy Modding!
Use App Master Tool from Play Store to Remove system apps, (Be carefull while selecting system apps. Some apps are essential for the system, double check before removing them)

Use Root Browser Free or Rhythm File Manager for best root file access.


  1. my phone is not detected by odin. what should i do?

    1. Hi Jackson.....
      I was just going through this article and saw your problem. Actually I had faced this problem too and had to leave my phone for 3 months...... Accidentally though, but yes, I found a solution.
      1.) Install the specific drivers from the net for the galaxy ace gt-s5830i.
      2.)When you have your phone connected through the usb cable, then remove the back cover and remove the battery........Yup...That's weird but this the actual and working solution.Go On!