The Galaxy Y will no longer receive official updates from Samsung due to hardware limitations, but if you still want to enjoy the latest features and apps on your own handsets, then you should consider in flashing a custom ROM firmware. Fortunately for you, those of xda-developers have been working on providing suitable custom updates for your Galaxy Y, so in order to help you out, during the present step by step guide we will be checking on how to flash the new Jelly Bean 4.1.2 powered Taste custom ROM.
If you choose to flash the Android 4.1.2 Taste firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360, then you will be able to power up the performances of your smartphone because the ROM comes with new features, apps and capabilities that will optimize and customize the system of your phone. That’s why, after completing this tutorial, you will be able to gain more speed, improve the battery life, change the looks and the UI, access the internal system and perform important changes to your Galaxy Y OS, not to mention that the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 platform will be installed above all.
So, if you are looking forward in testing the Jelly Bean Taste custom software for your Galaxy Y, then make sure that you are reading all the lines from this guide, or else you might end up in bricking your phone. This is a complex and risky operation, so be careful in what you apply. In order to successfully perform the update method, check the list from below, and only after that begin the proper flashing procedure.
- The Jelly Bean Taste platform is a custom ROM and not an official Android 4.1.2 update released by Samsung for your Galaxy Y S5360. This means that by flashing the same, you will void the warranty of your device.
- If something bad happens, or if you manage to mess things up, then you will be by yourselves.
- The warranty can be restored though; all you have to do is to downgrade to stock OS (follow one of our guides by going to our “update Samsung Galaxy Y” page).
- Now, before starting the proper installation procedure, you need to ensure that your phone is rooted and installed with a custom recovery image, like CWM recovery.
- The root access must be gained because a custom ROM can be flashed only on an unchained system; then after rooting, you have to install the custom recovery image because the stock recovery can’t be used when trying to apply unofficial firmwares.
- Shortly after completing the lines from above you also have to backup the Galaxy Y data.
- A wipe will be required, so it is strongly recommended to save your personal info, text messages, contacts list, EFS, call logs, market apps, internet settings and everything else you need to.
- Also, use the custom recovery tool and apply a Nandroid backup for saving the current ROM.
- Then, a computer or notebook must be near you; furthermore, your Galaxy Y and its USB cable will also be used on the update operation.
- On both computer and smartphone you need to deactivate or uninstall all the security tools; the programs are usually interfering with the installation procedure.
- Enable the USB debugging option on your phone or else you will not be able to properly connect the device with the computer.
- Your handset must be charged (at least ensure that there is more than 60% power left) or else it might get turned off in the middle of the update operation.
- Remember that this step by step guide is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Y model number S5360; don’t try to install the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Taste custom ROM on a similar phone as you will risk in bricking your Android based device.
How to Update Galaxy Y to Android 4.1.2 with Jelly Bean Taste Custom ROM Firmware
- On your computer download the update file by using the link from here.
- Don’t extract the file, just place it on the desktop.
- Then, connect your handset with the computer by using its USB cord.
- Select the downloaded file and copy – paste / drag and drop the same from the computer to your phone’s SD card.
- Unplug the USB cable as the computer is no longer needed.
- Turn off the Galaxy Y; reboot it into recovery mode.
- Then, by using the recovery mode menu first of all you need to wipe the system.
- For the wiping process choose “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (remember to backup the data first).
- Return to the main menu by selecting “+++go back+++”.
- From the recovery menu this time choose “install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from sd card”.
- Pick the update file from the SD card and flash the same on your phone.
- When the installation procedure is over, you will have to select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now”.
- Note: if in the end your Galaxy Y will get stuck in a boot loop, you will have to: reboot into recovery mode once more; from there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”; reboot your device as everything should be working perfect now.
That’s it for now; your Samsung Galaxy Y has been updated to Android 4.1.2 with Jelly Bean Taste custom ROM firmware. Test the software and see how it performs on your phone; in case you notice bugs or things that aren’t working properly share the same with our team and with other users that might want to complete this tutorial, by using the comments area from below.