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How to Easily Root Galaxy Y S5360

If you want to update your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with the latest custom ROMs available then you should know that first of all you must root the phone’s system. Without rooting, you can’t enjoy the Android 4.0 or even 4.1 flavor on your own smartphone (we will bring OS updates that can be installed on your phone soon) therefore you must complete the already mentioned operation. In order to help you out I will teach you how to easily root the Galaxy Y on any firmware, the suitable tutorial being explained below.

But before heading to the actual guide, you should ensure that you know everything about the root concept. Most of the users are rooting their devices without even knowing what they are doing and ending in regretting their decision. In order to avoid these situations you must be sure that completing this tutorial is what you need for your Galaxy Y. Don’t worry, you have all the details needed here, checking the same taking only a couple of minutes from your time.

By rooting your Samsung Galaxy Y you will actually unchain its internal system form the factory restrictions. When you first buy a phone it will be delivered with the default settings installed by the carrier. That means that each version of the devices will be coming with different settings, so you can’t use a root tutorial for all the Android smartphones out there. There are guides suitable for almost all the handsets available on the market, so it’s very hard not to find one for your own phone or tablet.

The root operation is not official one, so this tutorial is not being offered by Samsung. In fact those of xda-developers are being “responsible” so we have them to thanks for this opportunity. Now, as mentioned, by rooting the Galaxy Y we actually understand that we are making changes into the internal system. This aspect implies in voiding the warranty. In this way the carrier tries to ensure that you won’t remove the factory restrictions. But, don’t worry as the warranty can be restored as soon as you downgrade to the stock ROM, or by updating with an official OS released by Samsung only for your Galaxy Y.

The best part is that after gaining root access you will be able to update your Galaxy Y S5360 with custom ROMs, customize or optimize the internal system and install complex apps that requires root access in order to run properly. So, in order to conclude, the root operation is the first step that must be completed by those who are looking forward in improving the performances of their devices. Now, I will teach you how to root the Galaxy Y on any software therefore you can apply this step by step guide regardless the ROM that is featured by your handset.

But first you must backup the Samsung Galaxy Y data. This is being considered a risky operation and you might lose all of your personal info by performing the same. You can use our previous guides and learn how to perform a full and safe backup, or you can just click on the links from below. Also, next I have mentioned a list of tasks that must be applied before starting the proper root operation, so take your time and read everything that is listed there.

  • If you want to save the text messages, then you need to download SMS backup and restore apps for Android.
  • For the call logs, you should get suitable backup and restore tools.
  • The contacts can be easily saved if you sync with your Gmail account.
  • And you can also backup the EFS folder.
  • Also you can use a computer or SD card for saving the images and videos files.
  • A computer must also be used for the rooting operation and the Galaxy Y USB cord should be near you.
  • On both PC and handset deactivate the security options and programs like antivirus and Firewall.
  • Charge the battery of your phone.
  • Enable the USB debugging option by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • It’s important to apply this guide only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Y model number S5360, and not similar smartphones as you can end up in bricking your Android based device.

How to Easily Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

  1. First of all, download the root package from here and place the file on your computer.
  2. Then, connect the device with the PC by using its USB cable.
  3. Copy the downloaded file from the computer to the phone’s SD card.
  4. Remove the USB cord and turn off the Galaxy Y.
  5. Reboot by pressing the Volume UP Key, OK button and Power button together.
  6. From the menu that opens select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  7. Then, select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  8. Now, just pick the downloaded package from the SD card and flash the same.
  9. The process will take a while so don’t worry, just wait until it’s completed.
  10. In the end select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
  11. Now, download the “Root Checker” app from Google Play and see if your Galaxy Y was rooted or not.

As you can see, gaining root access for your Samsung Galaxy Y is an easy operation, performing it taking only a couple of minutes from your free time. You can use the comments area from below for sharing your impressions with us. Do tell how things worked for you or if there were problems while trying to complete the steps.

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Articles

  • Krishna Agrawal

    No Work on My Samsung Galaxy y young GT-s5360……….

  • faisal sheakh

    not working

    • jove

      only sms r not coming, o/w it is very nice.

  • it worked…installed jellyblast…its great…..

    • JOVE


      • abhi

        yes jelly bean blast is not work properly
        ex sms , imei no ., and data conaction ,,wifi

        • abhi

          nemisis one is best rom for sgy
          its work awesome

  • jazz

    wooo its really worksss….. now my samsung galaxy y is not that earlier
    it had become very fast…
    No fear just do it step by step..
    u will also se=ucced like mee m very happy friendsss 😀

  • having trouble bout rebooting sir after booting nothing happened

  • Rahul

    if i failed in root access,is my phone will be useless?

    • Sachya

      no u are useless

      • Shaddy

        nice one..hahaha

  • rishabh

    pls give me video

  • suparichitudu007

    rooting is clearly explained here. See this link guys . It really helps http://ilovegalaxyy.blogspot.in/2013/01/rooting-how-why.html

  • tintu mon

    how to uninstall jbv3 theme

    i got my phone without status bar and with apps not working.
    please help me
    I got my ass kicked

  • Hashim Honda

    cant mount sd card…no such directory…failed to mount sd card when click update from sd card…y?

    • Jawwad Maqsood

      hay have u rooted ur galaxy y ??? i have also same problem during root

    • bhoutesh

      Hey Even I am facing same error, Need Help as can Restore ROM or Firmware,etc as my IMEI is also wiped off

  • Hashim Honda

    can’t root & gave this msg:
    E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)
    E:can’t mount /sdcard

    • mamidala suresh

      How to install update.zip

      Can’t root & gave this msg:
      E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)
      E:can’t mount /sdcard

      • Shyam

        problem is with ur memory card.. insert it properly.. if stil its not working then try mountin with another memory card

      • pe.la.spate

        The “fail to mount” error fix is this:
        1. Power on the phone
        2. Go to sd card umount
        3. Format sd card
        4. Reboot holding the three keys
        5. Select folder and proceed

    • ejay

      Because you did not inserted the sd card properly

  • does it really works>??

    • it is definetely working @facebook-100000223695082:disqus,, if it is not working may be you are doing somewhere wrong or the root package is not supported by your device. Then try another root package. But the process is fine..

  • blood+

    it did’nt work on my samsung galaxy y young GT s5360..when rooting,program say it was succesful..but when i download root checker and verify..it say
    -^^due to security concerns,google bans applications from providing root acces
    -^^will not root this device.will verify proper root isntallation
    -sorry!this device not have proper root acces..
    pls add reply..i want conclusion ==

  • ali

    My Samsung GT s5360 not working

  • vasu

    thanks it works

  • cj

    Just rooted my Galaxy Y using this tutorial. It all went smoothly. Very impressed.

  • root

    bull shit doesnt work att all

  • gtS5360_user

    how long does the “installing root app” part usually takes? I think mine is stucked now (been about 20 mins)… can I redo the steps again to root?

  • pentacles

    really works! great you can also check youtube for instruction. but I want to know about how to make the android 4.0 how it is done?

  • pentacles

    take note of this: If you successfully rooted your samsung galaxy y you can see in the menu “super user” that is additonal menu.. It’s so easy just follow the instruction.

  • qaim

    can’t root & gave this msg:
    E:failed to mount /sdcard (no such file or directory)
    E:can’t mount /sdcard

    • Vinod

      Same here how to fix it

  • steve

    i followed all your steps and downloaded the link the 1st step in my pc… then i copied it to my s5360 but when i opened the superSU it wont and it only says “thene is no SU binary installed, and super SU cannot install it., this is a big problem! cause i already deleted all my files… SH*t. pls help me. this is my email juliusmagonjr@gmail.com

  • asskicker

    it’s not WORKING!!

  • matt

    google play store wont run tho just tells me market is updating and thats it.

  • anger

    it didn’t work it formatted my phone and when i tried to restore my phone it said no saved files

  • gbunny

    i installed root checker pro and it say’s “Root access is not properly configured or was not granted”..solutions?

  • scott

    too lomg

  • sam

    Totally waste of time. Totally useless. I dosent work!. it sucks!

  • Its working…. 🙂 I successfully rooted my device. It is so easy as I got success in one time. Thanks…


    If i root my phone, will I be able to get snapchat? It’s not compatible with Galaxy Y

  • Prateek Singh Sengar

    I also used this procedure and use “universal_GB_root_v25” and made my galaxy y ‘superuser’ SUCCESSFULLY…!

  • sherwin

    is this process still working?

  • halia

    how do u know when your phone is rooted? and what if you want to stop rooting?

  • franky

    Doesnt install on my phone. Install aborted some side error message. Pls help. Thx.

  • Rajeev

    I am getting following msg while running .zip file in system recovery mode,
    “Finding update packg..
    Opening update pckg…
    Installing update..
    Installation aborted..”

    I think rooting process is not working…pls help.

    • Nishant


  • Abhishek Ranjan

    my phone stopped responding to all kind of network access, no incoming or outgoing calls, no bluetooth connectivity, no wi fi connectivity,
    what should I do to fix it?
    pls reply asap

    • internet troll

      sit on your moms lap and suck her nipples

  • Marcus Reinus

    As simple as the tutorial says! Thanks a lot!

  • protostar

    This is the third way I’m trying to root my Galaxy Y S5360 and I do everything, it even says my phone is rooted but there is no superuser icon and the software update always comes up and it’s never working… What should I do?

    • free

      Download SuperSU from play store.. It ll solve your problem

  • asdasd

    afff, Sorry! This device does not have proper root access >:(

  • hamdi

    will this help me to work Link2SD, so that i can share memory ……!
    i do like to know about it…… bcuz i tried many CWM to root……




  • Tapaci Tapi Takiva

    what is SuperUser 313, and SU i choose the first one gambler 😀

  • shazarul

    the percantage not increase…still 44%..

  • DZO

    Cannot mount SD card? backup your important files in sd card, and unmount in in your android phone, then Format it again… do the formatting in your android phone, then copy the update.zip and reboot to recovery and then go through the whole steps.. it should work fine now.

  • DZO

    Cannot mount SD card? backup your important files FROM your sd card, and unmount in in your android phone, then Format it again… do the formatting in your android phone, then copy the update.zip and reboot to recovery and then go through the whole steps.. it should work fine now.

  • shady reda

    the backup was corrupted and now i cant go back, urgently need help

  • Michael Barro

    hello guys..I installed an app to my samsung galaxy y but after I installed I can’t find it anywhere..and I think it consumed big MB in internal phone memory..do i have to root my Phone?? please help me

  • rajesh

    after rooting, my Galaxy Y is not rebooting ..
    It shows the welcome screen again and again…. for hours…!!!
    what to do now????????? pleaaaseeeeee helpppppppp…

  • yelp

    Please make sure that it works before posting..
    my phone crashed. and it snot booting at all now…!!!!
    it shows it is s 6102 after rooting..!!!!
    why don’t u respect the feelings of others?

  • rem3_1415926

    Done as I should, phone works. But root checker says that the device is not properly rooted

  • Paris Commune

    This is a load of bullshit and the site it links to is full of malware