The Samsung Galaxy Ace is (now) a low-end device that was released in February 2011 and came with features like 3.5-inch touchscreen display, HSDPA network support, an 800MHz processor, and a 5MP camera. Not bad, but if you want something more from this, rooting, installing ClockworkMod Recovery and flashing a custom ROM is the way to go. This guide below will help you get that first step out of the way – rooting the Galaxy Ace.
I. Before You Begin
1. Back up everything you feel is important.
2. Make sure you have your device charged to 75% or more before you begin.
II. Necessary Downloads
III. Rooting the Galaxy Ace
1. Connect your device to your PC in USB Mass Storage Mode and copy the universal_gb_root_v25.zip to your SD card.
2. Disconnect your device and shut it down.
3. Press and hold the Home button + Power button and let them go once your device boots into recovery mode.
4. Use the Volume Up and Down keys to highlight to apply update from sdcard and press the home button to select it.
5. Locate and select universal_gb_root_v25.zip to flash the file.
6. Once you see the install from sdcard complete message, highlight and select reboot system now.
Your Galaxy Ace should be rooted once it reboots!
IV. Flashing Custom Recovery (Optional)
If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the next procedure to learn how to do that.
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If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.
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