The users were really surprised, when they got an official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for their Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, which was running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Continually, now users’ expectation is too high! They are still expecting that Samsung will release Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Ace 2, but I must say that’s a misconception! Now, because the company is focusing on new devices that consists of versatile features. And, it’s fairly not possible for an every Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 user to get a new Smartphone. Keeping the user problem in mind, we have got a one solution and that solution is pointing to go with “Custom ROMs”

Earlier, you have seen various Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 which are based on Android 4.1.2/4.2.2 Jelly Bean. But, today, we will make you aware about the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. This is the unofficial CyanogenMod ROM comprises of all the latest Android features and some extra customizing functionality. Now, you can easily get this Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod on your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 by reading guidelines and following the tutorial from below!


Note: This ROM is for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 only, do not try to install on any of the other Android Smartphone. Otherwise, your device will bricked and you will suffer!

Things to Remember

  • First, be ready with your device and charge it up to 80% of the battery levels.
  • Have a complete back-up of the current running Android Operating System on PC or on an external SD card.
  • Enable “USB debugging” option from the “Settings”.
  • The device must be rooted and CWM Recovery installed to install the ROM. If it’s not rooted, follow this link to do the same.

Download Files

Steps to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod 10.2 on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160

Step 1: Download both CM file and Gapps files to your Computer.
Step 2: Now, connect your device to your computer with the help of a USB cable and copy the downloaded ROM and Gapps files into the root directory of your device’s internal/external memory.
Step 3: Switch off your device completely.
Step 4: Boot it into “CWM Recovery Mode”. To do so, Press and hold “Volume down + Home + Power Key” together for a few seconds.
Step 5: In the CWM Recovery menu, perform the “Wipe Data / Reset” and “Wipe Cache Partition” tasks to delete the existing data.
Step 6: Go to advanced and perform “Wipe Dalvik Cache”
Step 7: Go back and from the CWM Recovery main menu, choose “install zip from SD card” option -> select the ROM file -> tap “Yes”; now the installation process will start.
Step 8: The installation process might take some time, so please wait for the completion.
Step 9: Once the ROM installation is completed, you have to follow from “Step 7” again and this time you have to choose “Gapps” file instead of ROM file.
Step 10: Once the all the processes are completed successfully, do “reboot your device” from the CWM Recovery main menu.

For the first time, your device will takes around 5 minutes to boot-up, so please have patience. After getting the start-up screen, you can verify the build and Android version by simply navigating to “Settings -> About Phone”. That’s it, now, you can enjoy all the latest incurred features on your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 without any hassles. Don’t forget to share your reviews with us!


  1. ***Icompatible Android ROM detected****

    This GApps package is for Android 4.3 Only

    ***GApps Instalation failed****
    Then, Restore with My 4.1.2 backup

    • Hi, so what do you think about it? Any issues? I would like to install it my girlfriend’s ace 2 so I would really appreciate if you could write your experience.

  2. Music with Bluetooth don’t work for me. The phone connects and plays music for
    a few seconds and then the connection breaks down. And repeat, repeat, repeat.