The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is a popular smartphone from the current Sammy range. You can find plenty of ways to mod this device so that it is different from the ROM you currently have running out of the box.

You can choose stock firmware from different regions, stock firmware that comes pre-rooted, and even find a CyanogenMod 12.1 official custom ROM that is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Note: Make sure you check what model number the custom ROM is made for from the download links. Whenever we create a post such as this one, it means the model numbers are all thrown into the same article. Don’t assume that all custom ROMs will work for all model numbers. Each download link will mention what model number the ROM is for somewhere on the page, either in the custom ROM thread title or the original post closer to the download link. If you still don’t see it there then have a read of some comments or leave a comment yourself if you aren’t sure, and the custom ROM poster or other people subscribed to the thread will help you out.

Files You May Need

See also: Free Samsung Firmware Update Tools

CyanogenMod 12.1

This is the official CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM available for the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace. You will not find many custom ROMs available for this handset just yet, but you do have the official CyanogenMod team creating the CM12.1 custom ROM that is based on Android 5.1.1. Lollipop ready to install on the J1 Ace handset. You will sometimes see unofficial ROMs and official ROMs. An unofficial CyanogenMod ROM means that the ROM is based on the world of CyanogenMod but it’s actually being independently developed. Any ROM that is labeled as an official CyanogenMod custom ROM means the real team from CyanogenMod have created the ROM for you guys.

Features: better performance than the stock ROM, more stable than your stock ROM, Imap push enhancements, CMSDK, Dynamic tiles, WiFi priorities, LiveDisplay, Ambient display, LCD density, a new notification manager, lockscreen visualizer to enhance the music widget Google gives you with Lollipop, gestures, search bar in the recents menu, no more root access by default.

Download: official CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

Pre-rooted firmware SM-J110G

You can install this pre-rooted firmware ROM on your Galaxy J1 Ace and it will be exactly like your stock ROM but with root access. The ROM is handy if you have tried to root your device with our guide but didn’t have any success. With this ROM installed, you can open the Google Play Store and other third-party sources and start installing your root-requiring apps.

Features: based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, comes with root access so you can install the root-requiring applications.

Download: pre-rooted firmware ROM

Pre-rooted firmware SM-J110H

Exactly the same pre-rooted firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as above, but you get it for the SM-J110H model number.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, same features as the stock ROM, comes with root access so you do not have to follow a rooting guide before you start installing your apps.

Download: pre-rooted stock ROM

There are no other custom ROMs available for the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace at this time. We will update the list when we see more available.