Even though the Samsung Galaxy Y is no longer a powerful Android based device, you can still apply some tricks for improving its power and for bumping its speeds. As you know, for upgrading the performances you can anytime root and flash a custom ROM firmware, but if that isn’t providing the results you are looking for, then you should learn how to overclock the Galaxy Y S5360. That’s exactly what we will be checking during the present step by step guide, so if you want to increase the CPU frequency of your Galaxy Y, stay with me and complete the lines from below.
Overclocking Android devices is pretty similar with overclocking your notebook or computer in matter that you will increase the power of your device by changing the CPU maximum frequency. In this way you will be able to upgrade the speeds and the power. So, after overclocking, your Galaxy Y will be able to run faster and also to provide further benefits; you will be able to run latest games with high graphics resolution, you will be able to run HD movies and your phone will operate faster than ever.
Now, if you need to learn more about the overclock procedure (like: is it safe, how will the battery be affected, how to ensure that you are not burning your CPU and so on) don’t hesitate and read our detailed guide – use the link from here. Then, return to this tutorial and apply the rest of the steps for learning how to easily overclock your Samsung Galaxy Y model number S5360.
Do take note that this operation is risky, so you shouldn’t perform it without consulting my directions. Also, prepare your handset (by completing the pre requisites from below) before heading to the proper guide.
In order to safely complete this tutorial you will have to root your Galaxy Y first. Gain root access, because a custom kernel must be flashed on your smartphone; since you will install a custom kernel, the system of your phone must be unchained and the root access will provide the same. The custom kernel is required for enabling overclocking capability on your handset. Be aware as if your Galaxy Y is running on a custom ROM firmware (learn how to update your phone to Jelly Bean 4.1 OS with Jelly Bean Taste custom software by using our suitable step by step guide) overclocking might be already enabled (usually custom ROMs comes with kernels that enables overclocking), in which case you shouldn’t install the custom kernel anymore.
Also, after gaining root access you need to install a custom recovery image – such as CWM recovery or TWRP recovery – on your Galaxy Y; the stock recovery, which comes pre-installed on any Android based device can’t be used when trying to perform complex and unofficial operations.
Another aspect that must be clear for you is related to the warranty. You see, you need to root your phone for being able to overclock its CPU; well by rooting the warranty gets void and the only way in which you can restore the same is by downgrading to stock Android OS.
Finally, a backup is more than recommended. By flashing a custom kernel your personal info and data (which is saved on the internal storage memory of your smartphone) might get corrupted meaning that you can lose important info. So, save anything you might need and also use the custom recovery mode for performing a Nandroid backup – you can save / restore the current ROM.
On the other hand, a computer will be required along with your Galaxy Y and its USB cable. For avoiding the unpleasant situations you will have to: deactivate the security protection that runs on your computer and handset, charge your device if there is less than 60% power left, enable the USB debugging option on your phone and apply this tutorial only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Y model number S5360; else you will end up in bricking your Android device.
How to flash a custom (overclock) kernel on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
- Download the kernel from here.
- Save the file on your computer – desktop.
- Connect your device with the PC – via USB cord.
- Copy-paste the downloaded file from desktop to your phone’s SD card.
- Disconnect the devices and turn off your handset.
- Reboot in recovery mode; you can do this by pressing and holding the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons at the same time.
- From recovery you need to select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the kernel file and flash the same.
- In the end, select “reboot system now”.
How to Overclock the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
- Go to Google Play and download one of these apps: SetCPU, No-frills CPU Control, IncrediControl.
- Install the tool on your device.
- Run the same.
- Follow the on-screen indications for overclocking the CPU – remember to follow our detailed guide about how to adjust the frequency of your device or else you might end up in having battery drain problems.
- Close the app.
- Reboot and you are done.
Congratulations, you have finally improved the performances and the speeds of your Samsung Galaxy Y as the overclocking procedure has been successfully completed. That was all for now, but stay close as we are preparing great Android related tips and tricks for you and for your devices.