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I can share with you a simple and minimal Android rom that could make the ace completely usable in 2018... Would you be interested?

I think that the best idea is to use Android 2.3 as base (no bloatware, no TouchWiz, and no Android 4.4 that just crazily drains battery)
I' ve tested less known apps that can still run on 2.3 (and found them very fast too). I will replace old system apps with them

I also thought that a good way to push the Ace beyond it's limit is to take a look at the Sony Xperia Play threads on xda. This phone has the same cpu/gpu and it has been supported a lot through the years (being a gaming phone, Devs has done their best to optimize performance instead of themes and useless functions)

Let me know what you want to see in this rom and I'll try to do it!
Just leave a comment with an advice

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Mich-C ROM v0.5 is out!
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9th September 2018, 06:36 PM |#2  
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Hello. I just found my old Galaxy Ace on drawer and tried to use it - hard landing from Oreo I'll be interested and I have one friend who is still using it as a daily phone so there are two of us.
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11th September 2018, 11:42 AM |#3  
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Hello. I just found my old Galaxy Ace on drawer and tried to use it - hard landing from Oreo I'll be interested and I have one friend who is still using it as a daily phone so there are two of us.

Hi tiger! Thank you!
Would you also be interested in testing the first release of the rom?

If the project will be appreciated I' ll work on next releases even more (I could recompile the rom from source, we could change the kernel, choose more in depth oprimizations ecc)

P.S. Which are the best and last roms you installed on your ace?
27th September 2018, 11:51 PM |#4  
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New rom? Great!
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Would you be interested?

I could buy an Ace only to test that rom.
9th October 2018, 10:51 PM |#5  
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I could buy an Ace only to test that rom.

Ahaha thank you bro XD , the first release is almost ready
10th October 2018, 01:27 AM |#6  
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Great!
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Ahaha thank you bro XD , the first release is almost ready

great! I'm counting my savings xD
17th October 2018, 08:37 PM |#7  
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[QUOTE=Mich-C;77566648]I can share with you a simple and minimal Android rom that could make the ace completely usable in 2018...
...sounds good! I just flashed a lollipop ROM, I would Like to test your ROM - the ace is a nice phone and it would be great to use it furthermore. Thank you for this project.
21st October 2018, 06:28 PM |#8  
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Hello.

I'm interested too. I recover from dust my old Galaxy Ace II (GT-S5839i), but it is very limited in memory right now. There is no easy way to extend memory with an SD card.
Some apps are not supported on the old Gigerbread 2.3.6 (Whatsapp will not have any update anymore). I was not aware of the "4.4 draining battery probelm"
22nd October 2018, 09:20 AM |#9  
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...sounds good! I just flashed a lollipop ROM, I would Like to test your ROM - the ace is a nice phone and it would be great to use it furthermore. Thank you for this project.

Thanks to you for stopping by Which rom did you flash?
I'm not working on themes and appearence for now, but you can show me some icon packs you'll like for this rom
22nd October 2018, 09:44 AM |#10  
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Hello.

I'm interested too. I recover from dust my old Galaxy Ace II (GT-S5839i), but it is very limited in memory right now. There is no easy way to extend memory with an SD card.
Some apps are not supported on the old Gigerbread 2.3.6 (Whatsapp will not have any update anymore). I was not aware of the "4.4 draining battery probelm"

Hi jaymor,

Regarding 4.4 :
the 4.4. battery consuption problem is caused by Jellybean itself. Devs that made 4,4 roms made a wonderful job, but the the ace hardware doesn't have enough power to work on a so new new/heavy os.

Regarding Whatsapp :
I don't see any reason to don't use WA on Android 2.3
1) they stopped updating it just 4 months ago (I don't know if you have the latest version)
2) they aren't adding new features, and the most important one that is messages criptografy is supported on 2.3
3) WA does nothing else that increasing in size with each version, and you just tell us how limited storage could be annoying on old devices

Regarding GT-S5839i
I checked its specs, it seems to have 158mb of rom and support for micro-sds up to 32gb. Using a custom rom you shouldn't worry about memory.
Unfortunately you can't flash my rom (it's for s5830) I'll surely make a rom also for this device if I had a device for testing it, but first of all I have to complete this rom
22nd October 2018, 11:23 AM |#11  
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Hi Mich-C.
I agree with you : Whatsapp work for now on 2.3, but they announced (I cant post link in XDA, but search Google for "WhatsApp-support-for-mobile-devices" ) it will not work anymore in 2020. Same for Symbian and iOS 6 (and old dino-smartphone).
Not a big deal, but if I could refurb this phone to my kids for free, it will be cool.

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Hi jaymor,

Regarding Whatsapp :
I don't see any reason to don't use WA on Android 2.3
1) they stopped updating it just 4 months ago (I don't know if you have the latest version)
2) they aren't adding new features, and the most important one that is messages criptografy is supported on 2.3
3) WA does nothing else that increasing in size with each version, and you just tell us how limited storage could be annoying on old devices

Regarding GT-S5839i
I checked its specs, it seems to have 158mb of rom and support for micro-sds up to 32gb. Using a custom rom you shouldn't worry about memory.
Unfortunately you can't flash my rom (it's for s5830) I'll surely make a rom also for this device if I had a device for testing it, but first of all I have to complete this rom

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