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Update Galaxy Y to Android 4.1.2 with Jelly Bean Taste Custom ROM

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

  1. On your computer download the update file by using the link from here.
  2. Don’t extract the file, just place it on the desktop.
  3. Then, connect your handset with the computer by using its USB cord.
  4. Select the downloaded file and copy – paste / drag and drop the same from the computer to your phone’s SD card.
  5. Unplug the USB cable as the computer is no longer needed.
  6. Turn off the Galaxy Y; reboot it into recovery mode.
  7. Then, by using the recovery mode menu first of all you need to wipe the system.
  8. For the wiping process choose “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (remember to backup the data first).
  9. Return to the main menu by selecting “+++go back+++”.
  10. From the recovery menu this time choose “install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from sd card”.
  11. Pick the update file from the SD card and flash the same on your phone.
  12. When the installation procedure is over, you will have to select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now”.
  13. 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.

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Articles

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  • kunal

    keypad couldnt start…had to revert back

    • raffiuoo

      install keypad app

      • tamil

        please say me where i can download keypad app apk

  • siva

    after done the update of galaxy y to jelly bean its shows always force close. what to do

  • muhd syafiq

    what should i do ?????? my phone cannot start ??? if i start my phone it’s will appear the circle that “cyanogenMod” ??? its correct what i do ?? i fell like want to cry please help me ??

  • robert hills

    hi i got my samsung young updated but the keypad keeps force closeing wat do i need to do many thanks r hills

    • tamil

      same problm :((

    • Jetro Resonar

      try to DOWNLOAD keyboard from googleplay . ang change the input method and you can use it. just like what i do .

    • Jetro Resonar

      or download from the internet

  • ygie

    Hi! I updated my phone following all of your instructions. but my phone keeps noticing me that my keypad has stopped unexpectedly. Hope you can respond to this matter 🙂

    • tamil

      same problem.. :((

  • tamil

    my keypad is not working now..:(( please help me.. samsung keypad stopped unexpectedly error..:((

  • Homosapiens Sapiens

    normally need a special stock rom base. for pro infos go to xda forum, the well of all stuff…

  • ali69

    hi friends any one online

  • ali69

    friends use geek 7,honey combo…galaxxy y.

  • ali69

    best for galaxy y… dont use jelly bean.it get crashed.

    • raja

      hai frnd…..i want to changed the new os instead of galaxy android verson 2.3.6 in galaxy y s5360..which os is install to better in galaxy y like jelly noid,jelly bean…etc….plz reply me……………frnd

      • manohar

        i think jelly bean will b better if possible

  • RnLs

    where is the link?

  • RnLs

    where is the link?

  • ismail

    Always show error :

    1. when home screen layer show up

    2. after restaring system and

    3. on this os (Jelly Bean Update to 4.1.1) i cannot runing G+ app…..

    please help!!!

    • irfan

      U need to download gapps 4.1.1 and to flash it with recovery mode

  • Angus

    How Long Does it take to boot up from the last Reboot after Updating to JellyBean

  • Angus

    OK, This is so damn awesome it works perfectly 🙂 I love it <3

  • ponraj007

    We couldnt find the link..
    Where is the link??
    (In step1 of updating)

  • rahul

    Where is the link ?

  • j jona

    where is the link ???



  • ghost riders

    where is link? fuck

  • Daniel

    how can i troubleshoot my phone it is stock

  • Daniel

    my phone is stocked in cyanogenmod

    • Ricky

      Same problem !

  • Daniel

    help me

  • Ricky

    It only displays “CyanogenMod” in a loading sign.

  • gregory

    thank you . my fon update to 4.2 jelly bea . thanks

  • kavin

    its fully faurd. dont download and install fnds…

  • jericho ayala

    how can i remove this sh*t firmware…

  • deepak

    It only displays “CyanogenMod” in a loading sign….its urgent

    • irfan

      hai friend…i will give you a method to remove the animation of CyanogenMod ….
      1.copy the rom to the computer,open it
      2.go to the folder “system”and go to the folder “media”and delete the file called “boot animation”
      3.close the zip and copy to your sd card.
      4.go to your phone recovery mod by pressing vol up+power off+home button.
      5.install the present rom, after that install update.zip.
      6.wait for about 1 minute it shows galaxy y logo then an animation will appear after that it shows a black screen about 3 to 4 minutes, after that you know what to do…….happy

  • KLBBtm

    The update are done but why it still show the previous android version 2.3.6…???

  • Rajesh Mammidi

    Probably this is a wrong version and it seems the actual engine is still ginger bread and other changes are modified UI as Jelly Beans memory requirment is minimum 512 MB RAM and Galaxy Y has only 180 MB which is a mis-match so lets do our home work of what are the basic requirments of the Android versions other wise we are in Uncharted waters and no one to help if it goes worng. and more over with all the risk if what you still are installing is only Ginger Bread with UI changes what a waste of time and risky as the new OS is not officials and may make you veneruable to hacks.

    Rajesh Mammidi

  • save

    my cp won’t start after doing this T_T

  • save

    pota grb kbd3p

  • save

    xit my phone is galaxy duos and i updated this. fuck! my cp won’t start T_T

    • ruel

      used odin to recover ur phone search the google about odin…

  • matt

    I keep getting message “applicationsamsung keypad(process com.sec.android.inputmethod.axt9) has stopped unexpectedly Please Try Again. and obv wont let me open key pad for letters numbers works tho. Any help??? Please

  • Pradeep

    not done the update of galaxy y to jelly bean its shows always CyanogenMod. what to do

    • Kim André Moen Bjørkede

      remember to mount the /system and /Data

  • hana

    i got stocked up on the rebooting bla bla.. theres a circle and a light running through that circle .. color blue .. and in the middle appears cyanogen mod.. after 15 minutes i rebooted my phone .. switched it on again but that circle still appears.. what should i do .. it keeps appearing then blankly black , then appear again .. my phone didnt come up with home menu again 🙁 please can you help me ??

  • stelious

    i follow the step and install but my keypad is not function i need your help how to uninstall or how to fix bugs.

  • sorest

    it is still android version 2.3.6… plz help

  • irfan

    hello..don’t worry if the phone stopped in the animation called ‘cyanogenmod’. just copy the file to the desktop of your computer and extract the file and in some of those folder you will the file called ‘bootanimation’.simply delete the bootanimation and compress the present files and send the file to your sd card and install in recovery.after completion of installation install the update file and now just reboot the phone then you will get your samsung logo and afterwards the phone get full black screen, don’t worry but wait for 4 to 5 min.now your phone is ready to use

    • ley

      how can I connect my phone if its stuck in “cyanogenmod”

      • mortred

        use a card reader

    • Shiva Chaudhary

      i have done so..but it still showing that cyanogenmod logo

  • drp

    key pad is not opening fr me

  • Anand Krishnan

    Allways shows error goes like “The application Samsung keypad (process com.sec.android.inputmethod.axt9) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.” Swype shows the same also…. (((((((

  • ley

    whats the cyanogen…. thingy

  • Burak Kakl?k

    i did it but stucked ?n samsung galaxy young logo and ?ts not pen?ng please help.

  • Jeevi SEO

    after updated can’t hear the whatsapp (PTT) audio file displays “File not supported” please help to fix it.

  • swapy

    after udate my phone is not starting ony show cymode plz tel me wht i do nw

  • Mr-Laagan Jebby

    im stuck…in the loop mode… please help..

  • Epic Wew !

    anyone is online ?? :(( help me im stuck in CyanogenMod logo zzz

  • ?shering Šerpa Šalaka

    Hey Guys. …. I had tried all the step guide but it show only the Cyanogenmod in the form of loading and then shows black……. & again it continues as same……..

    Please help me……

  • bryan tricker

    the keypad process keeps on crashing prompting every 2 seconds a force close window !

  • bryan tricker

    these guys wont respond to your questions so dont bother asking anything , and first of all installing the stupid rom !! yrks

  • Piyush

    its not working

  • RR

    My phone did’t open why? plss help me

  • Srikanth Bheemishetty

    only shows cyanogenmod symbol nt close what to do

  • thomas

    install ok but when i sign a google account, there is a message error and i cant go on play store… what can i do?

  • Rudyl Leo Cuizon

    Always show logo 🙁
    how to fix it??

  • Marth

    So i followed all these steps and it worked pefectly. untill Followed every step but in the end it is stuck at a black loophole (it repeats a logo of CyanogenMod and turns black after) I even did the extra step adviced when this happens. It did not help and i still have the endless booting.
    I have no idea what to do now since i googled everything about this and i cannot find anything about it. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360.
    Any advice? Please explain in simple talk since i am kind of noob in this.