Do you want something new and appealing for your Samsung Galaxy Y? Are you tired of the same Android system and want to change or customize the looks with something more appealing? Well, if you want, now you will be able to update your Galaxy Y with an iOS based custom ROM; during the present tutorial I will show you how to easily install the iROM firmware on the Galaxy Y devices. Basically the ROM is based on Android 4.0 ICS and comes with iOS themes and apps along with many other capabilities and features that can power up the performances of your smartphone, so give iROM a try.
The iROM for Galaxy Y is deodexed, debloated, zipaligned and pre-rooted and brings lots of customization options that can be used for changing the looks of your Android phone. As stated, the firmware is based on Android 4.0 ICS OS and comes with iOS looks, apps and features. iROM is stable, comes without bugs or issues and will smoothly run on your Samsung Galaxy Y. If you want to learn how to install the software on your handset, use the guidelines from below.
Since now we have showed you how to update your device with numerous platforms (check our “update Galaxy Y” section for suitable tutorials) and also we have showed you how to overclock the Galaxy Y for bumping the speeds / similar you can learn how to undervolt the CPU for upgrading the battery life – use the same guide. But if that’s not enough for you, now you can learn how to optimize your phone by using an iOS themed and ICS based custom ROM, which is dubbed as iROM.
A rooted Galaxy Y will be required though as a custom update can be flashed only on unlocked devices. Root access can be gained easily as you can use a one-click root solution, or a general root method. Then, after gaining root access, you need to install CWM recovery, or any other custom recovery image on your phone. The CWM recovery tool will be used on the flashing operation, so it is important to complete this operation – else you will not be able to complete this step by step guide.
Take note that after rooting and installing CWM recovery, the Galaxy Y warranty will get void – in case you still have the warranty. As usual, for restoring the warranty you will have to go back to stock Android Gingerbread OS; then the root access will be revoked and the default and factory restrictions reinstalled.
Also a backup should be applied because on the installation procedure all of your personal data, info and accounts will be deleted. So, for avoiding the unpleasant situations, before going any further, use suitable backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving your contacts list, call logs, market apps, EFS folder and anything else you might need. Since CWM recovery is installed, use the same for saving the current ROM – make a Nandroid backup. Then resume the guidelines from below:
- A computer, your Galaxy Y and its USB cable must be near you.
- ON the computer the Firewall protection should be deactivated; also uninstall the antivirus or any other security protection.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone; go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” for checking the USB debugging box.
- Also, go to “settings -> applications -> unknown sources” and enable the Unknown sources option.
- The best will be to charge your handset. Or at least ensure that your device has more than 60% power left – if not plug the charger in before heading to the update operation.
- Install the iROM firmware only on the Samsung Galaxy Y; this guide is being compatible only with the already mentioned Android based device.
How to Update Galaxy Y with iOS based iROM custom firmware
- Download the update file from here and place the same on your computer.
- Don’t unzip the downloaded file.
- Connect your Galaxy Y with your computer.
- Use the USB cable for establishing the connection.
- Now, on the SD card folder make a new folder named clockworkmod.
- Enter the clockworkmod folder and there make a new one nambed backup.
- Up next, extract the update file you have downloaded on the backup folder from the SD card.
- Unplug the USB cable and disconnect your smartphone from computer.
- Turn off your phone.
- Wait a few seconds and then enter your Galaxy Y into recovery mode.
- From the recovery mode menu select “backup and restore”.
- Up next choose “restore”.
- Select the backup file with the date and time.
- Finally return to main menu of recovery.
- And select “reboot system now”.
- If your Y will get stuck in a boot loop, enter recovery again and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
Good, now that should be all. Your Samsung Galaxy Y has been updated with the ICS based and iOS themed iROM custom firmware. Test the new software, see how it performs, play with the apps, themes and features and note down the results. Then, return here and use the comments area for sharing your thoughts with us. if you want to check more details about this ROM, don’t hesitate and check our source by going to this page. If there was something that hasn’t worked as explained, tell us and we will try to assist you as soon as possible. Also, stay close for further step by step guides and Android related tips tricks and news.