Install ICS Android 4.0 on Galaxy Ace S5830 : The Myth Custom ROM

11 Jan

Note : The stuff written below is not completely mine. I have put in my part of it as well as gathered information from, and a few other places and posted here for your ease. 🙂

I had installed ICS alpha on my Galaxy Ace S5830. There were a few glitches owing to which I shifted to The Myth ICS.

The problems I faced while I was running ICS alpha were:

  1. My camera was not working.
  2. Screenshots were difficult. Not impossible, though.
  3. Phone responded late, which is obvious since I was using alpha version.
  4. USB debugging will not be possible. More things are needed for that. Mail me if you need that information, better not use this alpha version. Nevertheless my friend Jay Rambhia found a solution to it. Switch off the device. Press the power button and center button simultaneously and leave the power button as you see Samsung. Go to mounts and storage. Select mount USB storage.
    This will save the burden of doing it the hard way. 😉
    Those who knew about it, lite! 😉
    And others, enjoy 😀

The Screenshots of ICS alpha version which I somehow took are:




Somehow, I did not want to continue with a ROM which had lags. So I shifted to ICS Myth.

Custom ROM firmware is mainly based on the Gingerbread 2.3.5 BUKS1 but if you have a look at the build number and the interface it’s an exact replica of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.1 version. In the due course of the article, we will check out on what are the features of this version. Please note that this is not an Official version of firmware which is released by Samsung Electronics.

Features of Myth Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Rooted Custom ROM Firmware,
  • Apps 2 SD Feature comes pre-loaded,
  • CRT Off Enabled,
  • Over Scroll Glow is enabled,
  • Extended Power Menu,
  • Preloaded with Google Maps 5.11,
  • Semi-transparent Touch Wiz,
  • ICS styled icons,
  • Android Market Powered with 3.3.12,
  • Disabled journaling ext4,
  • Comes with ICS 4,
  • Comes with Styled dialer, BLN Service, Google Music,
  • Custom Boot animation,
  • ICS Gennie widget,
  • ICS Clock Widget,
  • Supports Flash 10.1, 10.2 & 10.

Note: Don’t use KIES to backup as KIES won’t be detecting the phone after this update since it’s a custom ROM.3

These are the screen shots of The Myth ICS beta 2 lite.




How to Install Ice cream Sandwich ICS The Myth ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace


Steps to Install The Myth ICS ROM on your Ace S5830

  • Make Sure your phone is running on Android Gingerbread 2.3.*
  • Install the CWM recovery (see Galacy Ace CWM Installation Guide)
  • Copy file to SD card
  • Backup all your data and charge your phone to a good battery level
  • Switch off your phone and re start it in CWM mode by pressing home+power button
  • goto wipe data/Factory reset >> click yes
  • Wipe cache partition >> Click yes
  • Goto Install Zip from SD card >> select the file >> Click yes
  • When it shows install from Sdcard complete >> goto main menu and restart the phone.

When you boot it first time it may take 5-10 minutes. So be patient.

Thats it.. You have ICS on Galaxy Ace S5830 now., Enjoy

This video tutorial will help you.

PS: I have shifted my blog to and this blog will be taken down, shortly. 🙂


Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Android


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61 responses to “Install ICS Android 4.0 on Galaxy Ace S5830 : The Myth Custom ROM

  1. Sama

    February 3, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Dude! After installing the alpha version how did you remove it and put the beta version??

    • kunjkaria

      February 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Sorry for late reply.
      Switch off the phone, go to the recovery mode, select mounts and storage, select – mount USB storage. You will get access to the files on your sd card. Then replace the aplha file and follow the steps mentioned in the above post.
      If still you face any difficulty, let me know. 🙂

  2. tams

    February 13, 2012 at 4:12 am

    thanks for the detailed instruction, got it working fine with my Ace for about a week now and its really nice:)

  3. varun

    April 16, 2012 at 7:29 am

    will camera works?

  4. Jonatha

    May 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Ola, eu gostaria de saber se para mudar a rom é obrigatório estar na gingerbread, por exemplo eu tenho instalada em meu Samsung Galaxy Ace a TheMyth ICS Beta 2 Lite para mudar para a ICS ALPHA 4.0 só precisso dar wipe data cache e wipe data e instalar a rom?

    • kunjkaria

      May 17, 2012 at 4:58 am

      Em primeiro lugar, desculpe pelo atraso de resposta. E, não, não é necessário ter pão como seu ROM para fazer isso. Não importa qual ROM você tem. Basta colar o arquivo. Zip no seu cartão SD, reinicie o telefone e siga as instruções acima e isso será feito. Deixe-me saber se isso ajudou. Cheers! 🙂

      • jayrambhia

        June 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

        okay. so now you know that langugae too, eh 😛

  5. Boey Wong

    May 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

    can u clearly how change beta from alpha??
    how replace the alpha file??
    if i install after the camera will working?

    • kunjkaria

      May 17, 2012 at 5:01 am

      You need to just paste the .zip file of The Myth ICS Beta 2 Lite on your sd card. Let the alpha file be there. And then follow the instructions from the video and it will be done. Let me know if it helped.
      Cheers! 🙂

  6. Valen

    May 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I was stuck at the screen saying SAMSUNG for 30 mins and it was stuck the whole day pls help to fix

    • kunjkaria

      May 17, 2012 at 5:04 am

      Hey Valen,
      Please can you send me the image of the screen so that I get to know where exactly you were stuck. Or maybe elaborate a bit more of what you did to get till there. I hope I can help.

  7. howard

    May 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    hi, how to return to stock mod after upgrading my android to 4.0 on my ace? am having problem with my phone.hehe

    • kunjkaria

      May 22, 2012 at 3:48 am

      Just down the .zip file of the stock mod you want, copy it in your sd card, and flash it. You don’t need to delete the .zip file you downloaded for ICS, in case you may want to use it again, someday!

  8. Yuva

    June 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm


    Unable to download The MythICS_Lite for upgrading to 4.0 on my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830… Can u please help me on this..????

    • kunjkaria

      June 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      What exactly goes wrong? What is the error that you get? Please mail me the screenshots or pics on my email id or at least let me know where are you stuck. I will try my best to help.
      Cheers! 🙂

  9. lol11

    June 3, 2012 at 6:32 am

    i upgraded my samsung ace to the myth basic rom,but now can i just upgrade to this the myth lite version?

  10. lol11

    June 3, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Can i just straightaway upgrade to the myth lite rom from the myth basic rom? pls help tq

    • kunjkaria

      June 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Yes, you can do that! 🙂

  11. lol123

    June 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    errr…then how about the myth imaginary v4 ? do i need to make sure my phone android is 2.3 ?

    • kunjkaria

      June 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      It would be better if your phone is upgraded to 2.3
      But, if not, even then it doesn’t matter 🙂

  12. lol123

    June 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    btw, my samsung ace is now with cm9 nightly rom..can i just directly change to imaginary rom by using the same way ? clear data then clear cache then install zip, but do i need to clear dalvik cache ? help thanks a lot

    • kunjkaria

      June 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      You don’t need to clear dalvik cache. Just install the zip file and it will be done.

  13. lol123

    June 9, 2012 at 3:54 am

    woohoo! thx a lot lot lot lot lot 😀

  14. vinod

    July 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    i downloaded themythICSblack and saved it in the sd card and then by pressing the power and home button i deleted d factory and cache and tried to install it from my sd card.the installation showed error status and failed.after that the phone is just showing the samsung screen and then after 20 mins blank screen.what to do now?its my brother’s phone and i am scared!!!
    samsung galaxy ace s5830

    • kunjkaria

      July 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Don’t panic.
      Download ODIN for your Windows PC.
      If you are an Ubuntu user, you need to revert back for this small work of ODIN.
      The .zip file is yet not deleted as per what you said.
      If it is, then download it again to your sd card maybe from some other device.
      Then, switch on your phone and go in the downloading mode. As you go in that mode, phone will be switched off and will go in downloading mode. Then install the .zip file as per ODIN instructions.
      It will work.

      • ronaldo

        August 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

        still loading im so excited hope its working good.. on my galaxy ace.. i’ve been waiting this for long time.. thank you in advance!

  15. Rodrigo

    August 7, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I’m downloading to test 🙂

  16. ngauh

    August 10, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Hello kunjkaria.. how is the battery life with this ROM??

    • kunjkaria

      August 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      It is not bad at all. If you download JuiceDefender app, it will work wonders! 🙂

      • ngauh

        August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        okay thanks..installed under 5 mins… :). now i have many questions..
        1.after installing this ROM is my phone now ROOTED? in my menu theres application like CWM manager,Superuser and Tweaks.what are these? phone is now can i used those applications in play market meant for ics phones?(eg.Apex Launcher etc)
        4.what should i do if i want to go back to stock ROM?

  17. iwan adi candra

    August 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    okay camera lights, radio, usb okay., all functions work. thanks

  18. krushik

    August 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    does it work in samsung galaxy ace GT5830i ???????????????

    • kunjkaria

      September 2, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Yes, it does.

    • Hitesh

      February 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      I Think .. This is Nt Working In S5830i 😦

      • kunjkaria

        February 10, 2013 at 10:08 am

        It wroks only on 5830 and not 5830i. Sorry guys could not help on that part.

  19. sam fernandes

    September 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    hd games like need for speed or gta with high graphic are supportable to the myth rom ics 4.0 if i install it to my galaxy ace s5830i?

    • kunjkaria

      September 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      If ICS 4.0 supports those games, then even ICS Myth ROM will.
      If they don’t, let me know. 🙂

      • T

        September 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        TheMyth is based on 2.3 gingerbread, all games that will work with Gingerbread will work with ThyMyth ROM, when you like REAL ICS on Your Galaxy Ace, visit

      • Sam fernandes

        September 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

        hey pls help me man i m very much disapoint with android 2.3.6 in my galaxy ace s5830i i m trying to install myth rom ics bt it showing me eror like sd card cant open cant mount n instalation aborted 1st prob was clockworkmod recovery was not getting install than i downloaded it is working bt the update to install the myth rom ics is not getting install ya pls help me man

  20. Sam

    September 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

    bt i got a problem while installing the ics myth rom its showing me some error like while installing it shows that error cant unmount sdcard ! help me out

    • kunjkaria

      September 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      You need to switch off the device and then press power and center button at the same time. Leave the power button as you see Samsung logo on the screen. Then you can follow the steps mentioned in the post. If still facing any problem, go to my website and you can contact me via phone. Cheers! 🙂

  21. Sam

    September 7, 2012 at 9:02 am

    My Phone is Samsung galaxy ace s5830i it has android 2.3.6 gingerbread

    • kunjkaria

      September 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I am sorry for replying late. But, that is precisely the pre-requisite.

  22. vikramjit singh

    September 12, 2012 at 5:05 am


    • kunjkaria

      September 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      KIES is not even needed. You just need to download the .zip file mentioned above in the post. 🙂

    • T.E.C.H.N.O

      September 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm


  23. nyuten

    September 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

    can please tell me what the different between alpha and beta files

    • kunjkaria

      September 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Alpha version is the very basic version of development stage wherein the owner of the product/service just wants his product/service to be tested between his pals for testing. Beta is a stage higher than alpha. You can trust beta files anyday as compared to alpha file. But wait for some time and you may get the complete product/service. You can always trust that since it is properly tested.

  24. Suresh

    October 2, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Once install The Myth ICS Beta 2 Lite i find link2sd not working.

    Mount script error
    Mount script cannot be created.

    could you please help.

    • Suresh

      October 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Found the fault. 🙂 previously on stock rom, the link2sd was on ext2 partition. but once cwm formatted the partion is converted to ext3. solved.

  25. User

    November 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    should i root the my galaxy before?

    • kunjkaria

      November 24, 2012 at 4:12 am

      Yes. If you want to flash MYTH ICS ROM, then you need to root your phone.

      • T.E.C.H.N.O

        November 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

        “Yes. If you want to flash MYTH ICS ROM, then you need to root your phone” No? you just have to install ClockWorkMode… thats NOT rooting… but your phone gets Rootet by installing TheMyth ICS…

      • kunjkaria

        November 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        @T.E.C.H.N.O: Thanks for getting my attention at my mistake. 🙂

        @User: Okay so lets clear this thing. I re-read my answer and realized that I wrote ‘need to’. I am sorry for that, my bad. You can flash without rooting.

        But there are some of the apps which do not work if your device is not rooted. If you are fine with it, you need not root your device. Cheers! 🙂

      • T.E.C.H.N.O

        November 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

        When i First flash this ROM, root was automatically Set .. i dont have to root my device in any other way… i can use all apps which needs root, like superuser or tweaks… all of Them works fine… so you device gets rootet by install this Rom… cheers 😀

  26. Jessica

    December 13, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I just want to know if every thing working with TheMythICS_Lite ice 4.0 update or there is something that doesnt work ?

    • kunjkaria

      December 13, 2012 at 5:21 am

      Yes everything works fine. I personally used it for 8 months. No complaints.

  27. harryd

    May 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks @kunjkaria. I want to try this but is there a newer version that works better or in the same way? Cheers.


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