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 GT-S5360 easily. 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 Samsung Galaxy Y 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.
Samsung Galaxy Y

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 Samsung Galaxy Y?
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 Samsung Galaxy Y?
There are not many reasons for you not to root Samsung Galaxy Y 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 Samsung Galaxy Y later in case you wish to make use of your device’s warranty.

Prerequisites
Before you root Samsung Galaxy Y, you need to back up your phone’s data. You can back up your contacts to the SDCard 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: Software Don 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
Follow these steps below to root Samsung Galaxy Y:
  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 Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360? Let me know if you face any issues

60 comments:

  1. its nice i did it man thanks

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  2. nice yar it works and doing will in my mobile

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  3. How to root galaxy y lite duos

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  4. How did i unroot galaxy y ?

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  5. Can i follow the same instruction to root my samsung galaxy chat B5330?

    kindly advice

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  6. you can follow the steps but the update file is not compatible for your device you have to download other compatible file for your device.

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  7. you might forgot any of the step. let me know what error you get?

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  8. Sorry Bud but its not working. I try to check the root with a root checker app and it never works. I have followed the step closely and several time. Any ideas why?

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  9. i downloaded the update file and i need to trasfer to the root directory without connecting to the pc?

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  10. dear, am using samsung galaxy GT S5360. I've downlaoded the update copy but how to move to sdcard as it has many folder init. Am trying to move from mobile not connected to any pc


    pls advice where xactly i shoud move
    thanks in advnace

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  11. just download it in your SD card not in any folder.

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  12. the new update has come to the root file i will l update it surely?

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  13. My samsung galaxy y gt s5360 not showing usb detected connection and cant able to copy the files from pc. if we connect the cable that vl show usb is connected/turned on and also not showing any alert after usb connected with pc from mobile. wat can i do ,plz help me asap.

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  14. re-install your usb drive on your pc

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  15. Hii I just tried your suggestion. I think I did it and it worked as it shows on the video but I still don't know how to delete the applications that came with the phone. Any advise?

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  16. I followed all steps and have confirmed that it is rooted. I also installed BusyBox but I still don't know how to uninstall the applications that came with the phone. Can you advise me?

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  17. I reformat my samsung galaxy y gt s5360 but before i reformt i remove sd card so it will not loss some files but after reformating i insert my sd card and all aplications like games are loss but may pictures are still there and the space of my sd still same after i remove to my phone so ho2 can i restore all my aplication?

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  18. install your app again ou will get your app again with same old data

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  19. HOW CAN I REBOOT MY SAMSUNG GALAXY Y S5360.

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  20. my device is now being reboot please halp me any one what id do

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  21. what you have done before that it is not rebooting?

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  22. I have downloaded the root zip and copied it into my sd card but when i choose update from sd ( in the recovery mode ) card it says "cant mount sd card "

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  23. Sir can apply the same procedure with android 2.3.6, will it work?

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  24. install your device driver again without skeep any driver or step.

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  25. I understand what is rooting and all the jargons but i would like to know if rooting by this method deletes all of my SMS,bookmarks and call logs obn my galaxy y?

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  26. rooting will not delete you SMS, bookmarks and call logs but it is advisable to take backup all your data before rooting.

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  27. thanks Sanket! Will try your method this weekend! I really dont want to loose the data, though i'l back up! Cheers!

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  28. I did it but not worked in my galaxy y plz help me

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  29. be sure that you have check allow unknown source option to yes

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  30. good idea can we crack a wifi password??

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  31. i successfully rooted .... and no problem was occured ... then i wanted to chek using busy box or root checker but i m unable to download anything from the playshop .... is dis common ?

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  32. you must give permission from superuser to use play shop.

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  33. Thanks bro.. everything seems to be ok.. keep up the good work! =)

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  34. about which video you are talking? If you are talking about the tutorial video then it is attached above.

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  35. dude...after i reboot my phone...it's always restart...can u please help me?

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  36. bro..!can't mount sd card what's the problem..?

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  37. what actual error showing? if you using different card than that must be problem.

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  38. Hello ! I'm trying this on a GT-S5360L and it doesn't work, I guess (I'm a total noob at android scripts) that it's because it's only for GT-S5360L.


    Is there really a big difference ? would you have something for this "L" version ? :)


    Thanks for your help

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  39. The above file is for GT-S5360 not for GT-S5360L.

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  40. from which website can i samsung galaxy y gts5360 free download

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  41. from which website can i get ice cream sandwich os to download for samsung galaxy y gts5360 will it compatable in it or call to my number8374324771

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  42. first download update zip-gts5360

    2nd don't extract and copy the file to SD card [with out xtract]

    3rd step switch off mobile

    4th step; do carefully it may cause damage.....volume up+homebotton+power on.by doing this all u can't use screen touch.use volume up and down.and select for homebutton

    5th step;boot store ......clean cooks and catchs in ur mobile-next apply from sd card-u will see update zip-click it-i may few seconds and wait it will tell update zip compleated.\\\\\\

    6th step-click reboot system

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  43. why nothing happen after i reboot

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  44. what do you mean by nothing happen.

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  45. what is done after rooting for have free internet?

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  46. Hey Dude..,I gt a small prblm wid my Galaxy y 5360.,
    Whenever i get into any app and stay in it for long time...,My entire mobile gets hanged 4 few secs.
    Cn u Say wats wrong with it?

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  47. Can this be used to root GT S5300?

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  48. Hey dude i had follow ur method i had reboot my phone after tht i got 1 apps superuser has i enter in tht it was blank page & top of the page it was written no appreciation list so what was that can you explain..?????

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  49. nothing to do. just update it with pressing menu button remember to on your data package.

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  50. this is will not work on it.

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  51. You have to clear cache. us can use 1Tap cache cleaner.

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  52. rooting does not allow you to use free internet.

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