HOW TO Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

Samsung Galaxy Y has been announced recently and is obviously a low end Android phone, similar to LG Optimus Me P350. It’s a budget phone which comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with 3 inch Capacitive Display. It has a faster processor of 823 MHz which you might not get in other phones at this price. In this tutorial I will tell you how to root Samsung Galaxy Y. All you need to do is follow the steps given below.  For better understanding I have also included a video at the end of the post. After you have rooted your device, you can install custom ROM and if you’re lucky, you might even be able to install Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy Y at a later stage.

What is Rooting?

Rooting is a process by which you can access system files of your Android OS. After rooting Samsung Galaxy Y, you can install applications which require access to these system files. It becomes necessary if you wish to customize your Android device and also install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod ROMs which are highly customizable and have a better performance than the stock ROMs.

Why Should You Root Your Device?

Rooting has quite a lot of advantages. If you are a tru Geek, you would love rooting your device. A few top advantages of rooting are

  • Rooting lets you customize your phone in a better way.
  • Install Custom ROMs to improve the performance.
  • Remove System apps which you do not need and hence free up space
  • Convert the file system of current RFS to the faster ext4 file formats
  • Convert Downloaded apps to system Apps

Why Should You Not Root Your Device?

There are not many reasons for you not to root your device except the fact that your device’s warranty gets void. Usually all manufacturers provide a warranty of one year for the devices and they do not allow one to root the device and access system files. However, Android is an open source OS and hence there exists rooting! Also, you can unroot it later in case you wish to make use of your device’s warranty.

Prerequisites

Before you root your phone, you need to back up your phone’s data. You can back up your contacts to the SD Card and to back up your Applications you can use ASTRO File Manager. In case you need to reset your phone, you can make use of the back up files to restore those applications.

Disclaimer: BlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk. Also note, rooting your phone will void your warranty.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

  1. Download Update.zip
  2. Copy the downloaded file to the root of your SD Card via USB Cable or any other method according to your convenience.
  3. Turn of your Samsung Galaxy Y
  4. Reboot into recover mode by pressing Home button + Volume up button and Power button for 20 seconds.
  5. When you are in recovery mode, select “Update from SD Card”.
  6. Now select Update.zip (the zip file you downloaded in step 1) and execute it by pressing the home button.
  7. Now your phone will be rooted after which you can select the reboot option.
  8. After this, your phone is rooted. I recommend you to download BusyBox from the Android Market after you have rooted your phone.

Isn’t that quite an easy way to root your phone? Let me know if you face any issues 🙂

  • Thanks. I was looking for root my phone. 🙂

  • Peter

    Followed your instructions but phone remains non-rooted. I’m on 2.3.6 GINGERBREAD.XXKL3. Any suggestions?

  • hoe doe je stap 5

    • In recovery mode you need to navigate using the Volume buttons and select Update from SD Card.

  • The recovery is not working on my phone, it just turns off and on after pressing the three buttons..

  • By the way, you have to press the three buttons at the same time, I discovered. But how would you know if the phone is really rooted??

    • If your phone is rooted, you would have the “Superuser” app installed. If it is not present, you can download it from the market and then download Titanium Backup (recommended) If Titanium Backup asks for Superuser permissions, your phone is rooted 🙂

  • feds

    i have a problem
    E:failed to mount /sdcard (No such file or directory)
    E: Can’t mount /sdcard

    • What did you do that you encountered this issue? If this does not work, try Unlock Root which is an easier process!

  • harrison botterill

    hey, i tried this update thing and did everythng right. but at the end of it it said “installation aborted”
    wat can u do
    PLEASE HELP

    • I’ve used this and it did work. Are you on Android 2.3.5 or 2.3.6? If this does not work, check this https://www.blogotechblog.com/2012/01/root-any-android-device/

    • harrison botterill

      im om android 2.3.6

    • Okay this does not root 2.3.6. You can check Unlock root https://www.blogotechblog.com/2012/01/root-any-android-device/ If this does not work, check SuperOneClick http://shortfuse.org/

    • harrison botterill

      yea it comes up with “failed to get shell access”.
      ive tried superoneclick and didnt work,
      it even went “not responding” a few times through it, but ill try the other link you did, is it for 2,3,6?

    • No, the other link is for Unlock Root which roots 250+ Android devices. If SuperOneClick does not respond, you should wait for it to respond. It happens often!

    • harrison botterill

      still not workn. and just saw something.
      i put it in debugging mode but it doesnt come up with the “usb debugging connected”
      what has gone wrong or does my phone not say it,
      “samsung GT-S5360T”

    • harrison botterill

      i used superoneclick and this is the whole thing

      “* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
      * daemon started successfully *
      $

      $ export TEMPRANDOM=15487;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;getprop ro.build.version.release

      2.3.6

      END:15487export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=43967;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;getprop ro.product.manufacturer

      samsung

      END:43967export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=96442;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;getprop ro.product.model

      GT-S5360T

      END:96442export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=11900;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;getprop ro.build.version.incremental

      DOKK3

      END:11900export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=68411;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;ls -l /system/xbin/su

      /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory

      END:68411export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=73868;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;ls -l /system/bin/su

      /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

      END:73868export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=87325;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox

      END:87325export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=39112;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh

      rm failed for /data/local/tmp/boomsh, No such file or directory

      END:39112export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=33879;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;rm /data/local/tmp/sh

      rm failed for /data/local/tmp/sh, No such file or directory

      END:33879export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=53091;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;chmod 700 /data/local/tmp/zergRush

      END:53091export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=52562;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cd /data/local/tmp/

      END:52562export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=47330;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;./zergRush

      [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root

      [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

      [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

      [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00017118

      [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode

      [*] Scooting …

      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…

      [*] Waking !

      [*] Sending 149 zerglings …

      [+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10

      [+] Overseer found a path ! 0x00017188

      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…

      [*] Waking !

      [*] Sending 149 zerglings …

      [+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x40119cf4 0x0064

      [*] Researching Metabolic Boost …

      [+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd251bf 0xafd3930f

      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…

      [*] Waking !

      [*] Popping 8 more zerglings

      [*] Sending 157 zerglings …

      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

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      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

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      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

      [+] Rush did it ! It’s a GG, man !

      [-] Failed to set property to restart adb. Not killing.

      END:47330export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=37467;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o rw,remount /system

      mount: permission denied (are you root?)

      END:37467export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=59070;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;/data/local/tmp/busybox mount

      rootfs on / type rootfs (ro,relatime)

      tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755)

      devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)

      proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)

      sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)

      tmpfs on /mnt/asec type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)

      tmpfs on /mnt/obb type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)

      /dev/stl9 on /system type rfs (ro,relatime,vfat,log_off,check=no,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/stl10 on /cache type rfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,vfat,llw,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/stl6 on /mnt/.lfs type j4fs (rw,relatime)

      /dev/stl11 on /data type rfs (rw,relatime,vfat,llw,check=no,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/block/vold/179:1 on /mnt/sdcard type vfat (rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/vold/179:1 on /mnt/secure/asec type vfat (rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      tmpfs on /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure type tmpfs (ro,relatime,size=0k,mode=000)

      /dev/block/dm-0 on /mnt/asec/com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-1 on /mnt/asec/com.facebook.orca-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-2 on /mnt/asec/dodgeball.dodgeball-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-3 on /mnt/asec/ibubble.ibubble-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-4 on /mnt/asec/com.fdp.rollajoint-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-5 on /mnt/asec/com.progimax.lighter.free-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-6 on /mnt/asec/gpsspeed.gpsspeed-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      END:59070export PS1=””

      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

      export TEMPRANDOM=49127;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o rw,remount /dev/stl9 /system

      mount: permission denied (are you root?)

      END:49127export PS1=””

      export TEMPRANDOM=21096;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;/data/local/tmp/busybox mount

      rootfs on / type rootfs (ro,relatime)

      tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755)

      devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)

      proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)

      sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)

      tmpfs on /mnt/asec type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)

      tmpfs on /mnt/obb type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)

      /dev/stl9 on /system type rfs (ro,relatime,vfat,log_off,check=no,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/stl10 on /cache type rfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,vfat,llw,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/stl6 on /mnt/.lfs type j4fs (rw,relatime)

      /dev/stl11 on /data type rfs (rw,relatime,vfat,llw,check=no,gid/uid/rwx,iocharset=cp437)

      /dev/block/vold/179:1 on /mnt/sdcard type vfat (rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/vold/179:1 on /mnt/secure/asec type vfat (rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      tmpfs on /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure type tmpfs (ro,relatime,size=0k,mode=000)

      /dev/block/dm-0 on /mnt/asec/com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-1 on /mnt/asec/com.facebook.orca-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-2 on /mnt/asec/dodgeball.dodgeball-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-3 on /mnt/asec/ibubble.ibubble-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-4 on /mnt/asec/com.fdp.rollajoint-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-5 on /mnt/asec/com.progimax.lighter.free-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      /dev/block/dm-6 on /mnt/asec/gpsspeed.gpsspeed-1 type vfat (ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,fmask=0222,dmask=0222,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

      END:21096export PS1=””

      +++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

      export TEMPRANDOM=45018;export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;mount -o rw,remount /dev/stl9 /system

      mount: Operation not permitted

      END:45018export PS1=””

    • If your phone does not say usb debugginp connected you shouldn’t proceed with any rooting tools as it won’t work. Have you installed the usb drivers?

    • harrison botterill

      yea.

    • That seems to be a problem with your phone then. Try to reset factory data after back up and repeat this process. Let me know if it works

  • Coolrpr

    After Rooting can i unroot again if i want to

  • bro, wer can i downlod smart openvpn…..

  • Mark

    I have an android 2.3.6. The process seems to be complicated. I will try out the tips you gave to the recent commentors.

  • preetam

    what is the meaning of root of galaxy y here? please explain…

    • Rooting is a process allowing users of mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as “root access”) within Android’s subsystem.

  • Pradeep

    yesterday i bought dis handset….!!!gd 1 at a low price wid all features…..1 thing abt dis s flash nt der

  • asher

    hi.. i cant root with thus method. my phone runs on latest gb version. when i try recovery mode a screen saying odin mode is showing. and a downloading sign. pls help me

  • tarun chauhan

    i use internet on my samsung galaxy y gt-s5360 and it is working….
    but when i click on MARKET it ask for google acc. i try to sign in but i’m not able to…
    plz help me…

    • What is the error you get?

    • tarun chauhan

      connection error

    • But you said your internet is working so how can you get connection error? Did you clear the cache?

    • tarun chauhan

      no i don’t…
      what do i do???

    • Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Market>Clear data

    • tarun chauhan

      yes internet is working….
      n i don’t clear cache…
      what do i do???

    • If nothing works out, uninstall market using Titanium Backup and then install market from here https://www.blogotechblog.com/2011/12/download-android-market-3-4-4/

    • tarun chauhan

      k….
      den

    • tarun chauhan

      is there any setting for android in this phone

    • tarun chauhan

      where i can change android settings ???

    • Go to Menu>Settings!

  • I was looking for how to root my phone but just now I discovered that warranty gets void through this process. May be I should wait for few more months to root my sweet Samsung Galaxy y because it is only 2 days old. :). Thanks for this tut. Bookmarked for future use.

  • Rabi ZAman KHanjee

    Prnc: how you can update your GaLaxy Y without rooting…?? please tell me.

    • You can download the Update.zip file and use Odin to flash it!

  • faiz

    goods realy interesting

  • Satyajb

    There is already a zip file named as update.zip in memory card which has a size of 1.3 mb. Now what should i do?? please help..
    (I have samsung galaxy Y GT-5360, android version 2.3.5)

    • Sorry, I have no idea how did you get a zip file on your Memory card. Please use a fresh one!

  • Satyajb

    how to uninstall android market ??

    • Use Titanium Backup to uninstall Android market and other system apps!

  • sandeep

    Hello sir
    I have root my samsung galaxy y according to ur process
    but still i can’t use firewall on my device. i’m using droidwall on my device when i clicking for enabling firewall it show an error
    error:-
    applying iptables rules
    exit code 11
    iptables v1.4.10
    iptables:no chain/target/match by name

    • Hi Sandeeep, can you please post your question on the forum here. We’ll possibly get you a solution.

  • sandeep

    hello sir
    I’m using samsung galaxy y I have root my device according to u but still i can’t use firewall on my device. I’m using droidwall but when i click enable firewall it shows an error message:-
    appling iptables rules
    exit code 11
    iptables v1.4.10
    iptables:no chain/target/matchby name

  • nayyer

    what is rooting n why we do this

  • raz

    i did root but after sometime my samsung galaxy y GT S5360 started restarting itself again and again…..so i unroot it but the problem is still there….how can i solve this??

  • renj

    hi, great tutorial and very simple, easy to understand.. by the way, can i upgrade my galaxy y to android 3.0?or up to what platform? thanks!!

  • keithbads

    E:failed to mount /sdcard.
    (No such file or directory).
    E:Cant mount /sdcard.

    Install from sdcard complete…

    how to solve this?..pls help..

    • Enable USB Debugging and then try the same procedure!

    • [email protected]

      failed…even if i already enable USB debugging..huhu..pls help..

  • sandeep

    i have galaxy y of version 2.3.6. i want to root my mobile. please email me the detailed procedure of rooting please also attach the fiiles req.

    • Sorry, we do not provide rooting service! we just provide you the tutorials on this blog. If you have any doubt, you can ask here. Your email id has been removed due to security reasons!

  • keithbads

    can u suggest any…i already update my sgy to 2.3.6…so what should i do know?..do i need to root it?
    tnx u…

  • keithbads

    whats the use of superoneclick sir?…

  • keithbads

    what version sir?..2.3.3v..does it root my sgy 2.3.6?…

    • For 2.3.6 you can use Superoneclick!

    • keithbads

      thnk u sir..my sgy is root already…tnks to u..i download avast and chainfire3d..what else do i have to download sir…

    • [email protected]

      amm..i’d tried enable USB dubugging but it’s the same…

      E:failed to mount /sdcard.
      (No such file or directory).
      E:Cant mount /sdcard.

      is there any way to solve this?..im installing CREED Custom Rom..hpe there’s another way to install this app..

      pls help me…

  • thank you ver very much!!
    i got the solution!!
    i well tell to my brother, he is looking for this from last 2 days!!
    ha ha!!!

  • Usman

    hey. I tried to root my samsung galaxy y but when I select the option”update from sd card” an error uccurs sayin”E:failed to mount /sdcard(no such file or directory)”. plz help me. i even copied update.zip on sd card.

  • renj

    Hi Lalit. I had been able to root my samsung galaxy y but then i encountered an error from superuser..now it doesn’t work anymore..tried to unroot then re-root but not successful. also tried using apps like “unroot”, “superoneclick”, and “gingerbreak” but could not root any more.what’s would be the problem?don’t know what to do anymore..pls help.
    thanks, thanks, thanks… :))

    • Did you root it using this method? Your phone runs 2.3.5 or 2.3.6?

    • Did you root it using this method? Your phone runs 2.3.5 or 2.3.6?

    • renj

      yep, i had it rooted using this method and was successful and running fine. after a while i tried to install busybox then got an error running superuser. i guess it was after i installed busybox i have a 2.3.6 phone. now it says my phone is not rooted.

  • Maloy Red

    cool.. thanks lalit

  • if root my sgy can it support adobe flash player version 11?

  • Ashish

    hey i can’t use android market after rooting my phone, when i click on any download a notification appears and it says that ‘cannot proceed with valid purchase’

  • Warly Carcer

    I Have SAMSUNG Galaxy y (DXKL2 2.3.6) do i need to ROOT it? to play NFS… And also do I need to install CREED ROM??

  • Steven Salcedo

    Hello! i just want to ask why my android market app gone? How can i get it back? Thanks in advance..

  • My galaxy Y, won`t turn on. I`m been searching for the possible reason why it wont. It only shows start up screen and that’s it. Does it need rebooting or whatever it is?

    • Reboot into recovery, wipe cache and reboot again!

  • heerish

    what can i do when my phone crash?

  • maureen sustal

    how can i activate my phone using smart

  • samputh

    hi lalit, i have a problem on my Galaxy S5360, the problem is that when i switch on my mobile remains on the samsung logo and it does not go to its menu….
    So what is the problem…Please help me to resolve that problem……

    • If you can boot into recovery, please wipe cache and reboot again!

  • Keerthi Priyan

    Hi thanks for app this is perfectly working . I would like to know am I able to use application avill for general Linx to Andriod , if not what i need to do for that ?

  • Tony

    Hi! I have rooted my phone according to your recommandation, thanks for that. But I have a big issue, I cant get app’s from Google Play, when i click ‘Download’, it shows up a msg ” This item can not be installed in your country”. This msg shows up for all applications and I cant get non of them. I would be happy if you help me.

  • samputh

    i have try..but it do the same things,it stays on the logo…
    what can i do to solve this problems….please help me!!!!lalit….

  • leon kennedy

    hey can u help me i have installed Creed’s rom v2.1 on my galaxy y but i want to remove it and restore my gingerbread operating system again so can u help me in this probilem…..

  • Thank you for bringing up this complete tutorial on how to root samsung galaxy y.

    More power!

  • Prem popatia

    hey thanks….
    i want to root my phone…
    in this tutorial ,i rooted my phone…
    very thnksssss

  • Carlo Vallejo

    How can i unroot it ?

  • how can i unlock my galaxy y?

  • Hernan

    mientras lo instala… aborta… que hago…???

  • michael

    HEY,, I TRY THIS,,!!! BUT THE PROBLEM IS WHEN I TRY TO OPEN AGAIN MY PHONE IT SAYS SAMSUNG GALAXY Y THEN AFTER THAT IT SAYS HARDWARE FAILURE THEN IT TURN OFF AGAIN WHAT WILL I DO!!! HUIHUHUHUHUHUH

  • tryp

    i tried to rooted my gt-s5360t phone it wouldnt let me it say
    ice”) == “gt-b7510″
    getprop(“ro.product
    .product”)) == “gt-b7510″
    e.error in /tmp/sideload
    /package.zip
    (status 7

    so what wrong? is cos over my baseband version dokk3?? BASEBAND VERSION; S5360TDOKK3
    BUILD NUMBER IS GINGERBREAD.DOKK3

    im in new zealand and on telecom network but i fucking wana root my phone so help me man!!!!!!!!!!!

    please write back and sort my phone outtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

    • Tanmay Mukim

      download the “update.zip” file from the description & try again.

  • How we can unroot our mobile becuause I want to unroot my galaxy young please give me every information with each detail on my this email and please also attach adress of each file which are require for to unroot our phone…………………………..

  • jeovan

    isso traz algum problema futuro?

  • mr.yoso

    how about on SAMSUNG GALAXY Y GT-S5360 ANDROID version 2.3.6 Gingerbread.DXKL2 was it just the same?

  • mr.yoso

    how about on SAMSUNG GALAXY Y GT-S5360 ANDROID version 2.3.6 Gingerbread.DXKL2 was it just the same? kernel version 2.6.35.7 [email protected]#1 or is it already rooted? because of the word [email protected]

    • I’m not sure about 2.3.6 But you can try this as it is harmless. You can use Superoneclick if this doesn’t work!

  • andres

    the file update.zip works on gt-s5360L?

    • If it is not locked to a network and if it runs Android 2.3.5, then yes!

  • mukesh agrawall

    but how to knw dat our fone is rooted

  • mukesh agrawall

    and please lalit tell me wats d use of super user???when ever i open it jst says application list z empty..and even v cant uninstall that super user..whats d use of super user plzzzz tell me bro

  • mahmoud

    my mobile start and stay at the first screen with the word ” Galaxy Y ” and doesn’t start the system
    i tried to change its system which caused this problem

    please help me

  • Megusta

    I have a error : ,,E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7) Installation aborted.”
    Please help i want to root my phone )):

    • The zip file might be corrupted. You may try to download it from some other source

  • john

    dude i did exectly wat is mention bt during instalation it is aborted!wat 2 do please help me!!!!!

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  • kueruvin

    how can i install gingerbread 2.3.5 to galaxy y? and please give me a link where i could download it. thanks

  • jefferson

    someone help me? was in the final process of rooting my galaxy y appeared in installation aborted appears another type of device GT-B7510, what do I do? I did something wrong?

  • quackster458

    That made easy:
    Download the zipfile and place the whole thing onto your phone(you dont have to put it anywhere special just leave it there).

    take the usb cable off then turn off your phone,

    then turn it on by holding the power button, home button, volume + button together for a few seconds

    then when it comes up press the volume – (to update from sdcar)button

    then go down the list and look for update.zip

    then press the home button

    then when it goes to the reboot press the home button agian

    then wait for it to turn on

    you have rooted your phone.

  • imran

    it said cannot mount sd card when in recovery mode 🙁

  • JazperPorti

    What might happen if your phone didn’t rooted properly ?

  • ismail

    can i root in android 2.3.6 version?

  • emmanuel Macias L

    Good afternoon. well I follow all steps buy when aI apply the update.zip file the phone show the message “E:Errpr in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.
    So i cant install or root the phone, please hel me what can i do??? thanks

  • chinna

    hello,

    how to update Samsung Galaxy model SCH-i509, Android version 2.3.6
    can i upgrade Gingerbread.FD17 to ICS or jelly bean .

    Thank you

  • raj

    will dis work wit y dous lite

  • motaz

    good

  • Vaniyathan

    After trying more than 20 sites, now I successfully rooted my phone very simply. Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks. Johnson

  • Krasher

    It didnt work my device is Ginger bread 2.3.6