How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace


You can Unbrick Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace if you start facing firmware related problems on your device. Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is a pretty good android device. However, Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is not perfect and if you are facing some issues related to the firmware that effects its performance then you must check the internal system of your phone. If you are facing software issues with your Galaxy J1 Ace, then this tutorial will help you in smoothing the issues appearing on your device and hopefully the performance will improve once you do the mentioned steps to unbrick your Galaxy J1 Ace.

Everything is mentioned here in detail as step by step procedure so for better results stick by the rules. Samsung Galaxy has been one the most popular brands of smartphones and tablets. Things will be exciting and more awesome once you learn to unbrick your Galaxy J1 Ace. This post will guide you on How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace. However, there are some precautionary steps that you should consider before proceeding towards the tutorial. Take a look at them below.



Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Drivers

You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.

Make a Backup of Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace

It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:

Pre-Tutorial Stuff

  • This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
  • Your device must be at least 70% charged to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.

Note: You should try each and every step mentioned below, one of them would surely fix the problem you are facing.

How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace

1. Reboot to Safe Mode

Step 1: Press and hold the Power key for a while, just like you normally would when trying to power off your device.

Step 2: You will be asked to choose your option – Tap and Hold on Power Off until you see the Safe Mode message displayed on your device.

Step 3: Tap on Enter Safe Mode.

Step 4: Try to fix the problems.

Step 5: When done, just reboot your device into normal Android mode.

2. Wipe Everything

Step 1: Power off your device – don’t reboot it, complete a proper shut down process.

Step 2: Then, press and hold the power, volume up and home buttons at the same time, for a few moments.


Step 3: You will be taken into the Android recovery mode. From recovery select wipe data factory reset.


Step 4: When done, return to main menu of recovery and choose wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache.


Step 5: In the end select reboot system now.


Now your J1 Ace should run without problems. Also, the hard reset process can be used if you want to speed up your phone as the internal storage system will be now cleared up.

3. Downgrade your J1 Ace back to stock Android OS

Step 1: Download the following files:

  1. Android Firmware File
  2. Odin3 v3.10.6

Step 2: Extract the contents in the zip archive and save the files on your PC then switch off your device.

Step 3: Boot it in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Button simultaneously.

Step 4: Launch the Odin.exe on your PC and Connect the phone to computer via usb cable and wait for the device to be added by Odin, if no device is detected you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers. If your device is detected, you’ll get the following message in Odin:


Step 5: Go back to Odin and click on the PDA button and locate the firmware file that you downloaded before and load it in ODIN.

Step 6: Confirm the updating process by hitting the START button.

Step 7: After the update is completed by ODIN you will see the PASS alert as shown in the image below. The phone should reboot in normal mode, too.


Note: First boot will take a bit long, so don’t panic and be patient.