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Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 using Android 2.3.6 DDLC2 Gingerbread Firmware

This post will teach you how to successfully update your Galaxy Y S5360 device to the new Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware, which has received the code name DDLC2. It can be easily installed on your phone without too much trouble and if you can’t understand what steps are asked from you to perform then you should post in our comments field and we will save you from your trouble.

This update has been leaked and it should be released officially in the next few days via KIES, but until then you can choose to install this leaked version as it packs all the features contained in the forthcoming official release. Those of you that do not wish to install this edition, then you can wait and close this web page or continue reading the post and you might eventually decide to update your Galaxy Y.

Galaxy Y S5360 has been released by Samsung in October 2011 and it has been destined for young people, where the Y letter comes; it is the cheapest model in Galaxy Series and in 2012 it should hit some new markets worldwide which is Samsung released this update earlier so that the carrier it these last countries would have to time to upgrade the device using the new firmware. However, this post is destined for those that are currently owning a Samsung Galaxy Y and you need to read the entire article in order to make sure that the update gets flashed successfully.

The Galaxy Y S5360 is the only device supported by this firmware and if you’re using a network locked model then you should avoid applying it as that might lock or even brick the phone. Install this update only if the device is unlocked. Please note that in case something goes wrong, Android.gs cannot be held responsible nor the developers and, you should only go ahead with this installation only if you know your way around firmware updates and how to boot into recovery and download mode.

The tutorial guide listed below won’t root your Galaxy Y S5360 and if you’re on a rooted device then it will revoke rooting access. If you wish to root this update you will have to wait until we manage to find the tools needed for such process and you should check back to our website for news about such release. All the above is mostly general info and now we can move to the next part of this guide, which is to learn how to properly prepare your device for the updating process. Here’s what you need to do:

  • ┬áduring the update, the files you’ve currently storing on your device might get lost or corrupted, that’s why you should create backups of all the music, video, picture and other important documents that you don’t wish to lose.
  • make sure to sync your contacts with the Gmail account assigned to your account.
  • the APN and MMS Settings should be saved just in case something goes wrong and you won’t be able to access the internet after the update is complete.
  • make sure to charge your phone’s battery until it reaches at lest 75% and this will prevent it from discharging during the updating process.
  • enable USB debugging mode when the phone is disconnect from your PC. It can be done by going through Settings, then Applications, select Development and then tick the USB Debugging option.
  • disable or remove all the applications that are currently active on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 because that might block the firmware updating process.
  • double check all the steps you are required to take and make sure not to skip any of them as that will force you to repeat the entire tutorial guide and the update won’t be successfully installed.

Now that you know all this info I think that you’re ready to move to the next part of this post and learn how to successfully apply and install the new firmware update on your Galaxy Y smartphone. In case you can’t complete any of the steps listed below then you should ask for help by posting in the comments field and you will receive the solutions for your problems.

How to Update the Galaxy Y S5360 with the DDLC2 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware update:

  1. Download the Android 2.3.6 DDLC2 Gingerbread firmware from here.
  2. Extract its contents in a single file and make sure that there are four files created. One should be ODIN exe and other Odin titled file, one is the firmware image and one should be a .dll file.
  3. Launch ODIN exe and then power OFF the smartphone.
  4. Now you need to enter Download Mode and this can be done by pressing the Volume Down + OK center button and while you’re keeping both pressed you should press Power. This loads the download mode. Keep ODIN launched.
  5. Connect your phone to your PC and in ODIN check to see if the ID:COM has turned yellow.  This means that all the drivers have been successfully applied. Move to the next step.
  6. Go back to ODIN and click the ‘PDA’ button. Select the firmware .md5 image file and then hit the start button for the update to start.
  7. After the update is completed your device will be rebooted. Now turn it OFF once again.
  8. Enter Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume UP Key + OK center button and then press Power.
  9. When in recovery mode you need make sure to select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and the ‘ Wipe cache partition’.
  10. Reboot the device by selecting the option that says ‘reboot system now’.
  11. When the Galaxy Y S5360 updates successfully the home screen will load and that should be it.

Please note that in case the update wasn’t successfully installed then you should repeat all the steps in the tutorial as you might’ve skipped some actions and that’s the reason why it didn’t work. If you hit any more road blocks then please let us know by posting in the comments field and you will receive help in no time.

Remember that this guide only works with the Galaxy Y S5360 that were never locked and that this guide only updates the firmware. For a rooting guide you will have to wait a little while longer. Feel free to check back to our website to find out when new tutorial guides for your Galaxy Y device are posted.

I hope that this guide eventually helped you update your Samsung Galaxy Y device to the new DDLC2 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware.

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