How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 – Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy Y LogoSamsung Galaxy Y S5360 users can now root their phones without needing you to wait for the trusted procedure. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Y on any of the current firmware. Please be informed that as soon as you root the phone, the warranty will get void and also you should strictly need to follow the procedure which is mentioned below. We have tried our level best to make these instructions as simple as possible. Also, in the due course of the article we will see on what exactly the rooting is and what are the merits and demerits of the same.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner if any damage happens to your device which is very unlikely if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned below. Also, please note that rooting the phone will void the warranty completely though the warranty can be reclaimed as soon as you update with the default firmware.

What is Rooting?

Rooting is basically a process where the access to system level files is given to the third party custom ROMs or the files so that the required customization can be made. Only rooting makes it possible to customize the phone the way you want to. So, let’s proceed and check out the merits and demerits below.

Merits of Rooting:
There are many advantages of rooting which we have mentioned in the below list.

  • Rooting allows you to convert the current laggy file system of RFS to the faster EXT4 file system,
  • It also allows you to remove the default applications which comes pre-loaded,
  • It allows you to install the custom firmwares as well as the beta Stock ROMs from different country un officially.

De Merits of Rooting:

  • If rooting process is not followed properly then you may even brick the device,
  • Rooting voids the warranty, though can be regained by updating with the default firmware.

Now, let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on what are the quick list of pre requisite instructions for rooting.

148 Comments
  1. Reply shabbir September 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    the rooting packing of samsung galaxy y is removed from Hot File site.
    pl provide alternate site.

  2. Reply EcK August 31, 2012 at 1:47 am

    helo. I did a partition in my SD card of about 500 MB aiming to increase internal memory of mh phone, but the notification that my internal memory is full still apper. What can I do? is that partition real helping increase internal memo?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      just root and move the apps to external memory

  3. Reply Divyank Arora June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Where to get the Unroot.zip??

  4. Reply dgp June 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I get E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip message then Installation aborted.

  5. Reply dgp June 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I get E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip message then Installation aborted.

  6. Reply rz May 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    failed to mount sd card in recovery mode.. get this errorwhen i try ti install uodate from sd card in the recovery mode.. any help. on 2.3.6 DDLE1

  7. Reply ryan May 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

    what is network lock?? is it like look out??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      n/w lock phones work only on one network

  8. Reply karlos May 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    how will i install busy box?

  9. Reply Madhvi May 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    where can I find busy box? is it an apk file or is it the .bin file in the folder?

  10. Reply Juan Carlos May 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Sorry.. but what do you mean whit this? (…) and download the busy box and then you need to copy the same to your phone to install this.

    what is that? what for? where can I download it?

    thanks! Iam about to root my Galaxy.. so I want to be sure!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      YOU NEED TO INSTALL BUSYBOX FROM PLAY STORE

  11. Reply premchand May 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    how can i install apps from my pc??anybdy please help me

  12. Reply budzyhen May 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    hi there please help how to fix my galaxy y.. i rooted it and it was successful,.. but when i install the overclock apps. and try to increase its lcd density and restarted it,.. its icon become too large and when i tried to uninstall the overclock,.. it always restarting.. and my phone stuck on restarting and in a large icon??.. and i dont know what to do..please help..

  13. Reply hafiz May 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

    i want to root my galayxy cause when i play games they became slow and fast motion….but i am afraid it will broke when i root it…i cant download the pakage…also i cant backup my data…

  14. Reply Joshua May 9, 2012 at 10:55 am

    hi i wanted to root my samsung galaxy y for a long time but i cant because im scared of bricking it can you give me an advice thanks

  15. Reply pritam May 9, 2012 at 9:12 am

    is there will be any change in hardware specification like increased processor speed, increased ram and rom, hd video support etc.??

  16. Reply traiga May 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    i select that option but nothing seems to happen

  17. Reply traiga May 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    my galaxy y hangs when the screen appears i cannot select the “apply update from sd card

  18. Reply Luise Sarmiento May 8, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Hey Neal!!! I can’t see the zip in the recovery mode and when i go to “my files” it’s a file folder

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      on which fw you are on?

  19. Reply Luise Sarmiento May 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I can’t seem to find it when i go to recovery mode! Please tell me why can’t i see it! Thanks in advance :D

  20. Reply Nirvan Kondori May 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’m so happy with my rooted galaxy y. thank you androidadvice.com

  21. Reply rats May 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    can video calling b done in galaxy y after rooting…plz tell me

  22. Reply chrys yverth yastone May 4, 2012 at 4:10 am

    im from the philippines. i just want to ask if its possible rooting my galaxy y when i have not installed the kies because i dont have a computer?

  23. Reply mems May 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Mine says “Apply update from sdcard”. Is it with “Install………” ? Thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

      yes, select the same option!

  24. Reply amit April 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    gt-s5360 root

  25. Reply sunia wisesa April 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I would like root my handphon GT-S5360

  26. Reply Santhosh April 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hi,
    After rooting would I be able to upgrade to Android ICS..??

    Also how would I know that my phone is rooted successfully?? Where exactly tocheck the status.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Santhosh

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

      yes you will be able to apply the update of ics!

  27. Reply Sam April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    where can i download the busybox? what is it for?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      you can download from play

  28. Reply WaJih AhMed April 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    hey man i cant find the busy box stuff can u kindly give me the exact link n yea will it in any manner increase the memory of my phone

    • Reply Con June 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Do not rename the update.zip file..

  29. Reply Rob April 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Didn’t worked here. “E:Error in qtmpqsideloadqpackage.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.”

  30. Reply Wahid April 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Can I move phone applications which I installed through internet to Memory card in Samsung galaxy y gts 5360?

  31. Reply Wahid April 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Can I move phone applications which I installed through internet to Memory card?

  32. Reply Shahid April 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Hi I have a samsung galaxy y s5360 and my reason is comment is when i’m connect my mobile is my pc then mobile is stuck i can’t do anything please tell me what is this problem..

  33. Reply ishmam April 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    while installing, my phone didn’t
    reboot automaticaly, i had to choose
    the manualy reboot option,,well,,the
    superuser application has appeared
    on my menu,,but i still can’t copy files
    from sd card to phone memory! What
    to do?? Please help :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      On which firmware version you are on?

  34. Reply navjit April 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

    hey reply please how we have to install busy box? and is it compulsoryto install?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      YOU CAN INSTALL FROM THE PLAY STORE

  35. Reply ishmam April 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    btw my firmware is 2.3.6

  36. Reply ishmam April 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    while installing, my phone didn’t reboot automaticaly, i had to choose the manualy reboot option,,well,,the superuser application has appeared on my menu,,but i still can’t copy files from sd card to phone memory! What to do?? Please help :(

  37. Reply navjit April 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    do we have to install busy box in same way as update.zip ? in recovery mode by selecting install from sd card

  38. Reply Salvony April 13, 2012 at 2:17 am

    i mean which file should i move to sd card……da whole zip file or any of the file in zip file??

  39. Reply Salvony April 13, 2012 at 2:14 am

    and Should i move the zip file to sd card+where should i move it(folder name)

  40. Reply Salvony April 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    hey,
    i didnt rooted my device though…but i want to do it…but i have a fear of losing data or makin my device to a best office paperweight,,,so wat can i do now???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      update the device again!

      • Reply Salvony April 13, 2012 at 2:06 am

        IF I BRICKED MY MOBILE WAT WILL I DO THEN…can u give me the solution??or link to any article plz..

        • Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 2:10 am

          it wont be bricked

  41. Reply Rawal April 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Yes there is option of wireless and network.. But in the wireless and network there is no any option of USB setting.. there is only option for USB is Tethering and portable hosts..

  42. Reply Naman April 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    wats d use of wiping cache and factory rest?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      it deletes all the corrupt data!

  43. Reply jhedgreat April 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    do u have any idea how to remove network lock using usb cable sir neal?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      no, we have no clue on the same!

  44. Reply jhedgreat April 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    hello neal
    is this applicable to my phone galaxy y s5360 which is network is lock?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      no you need to remove the n/w lock

  45. Reply Rawal April 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    There is no any option of usb mode… There is only option of tethering and wifi setting…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

      ITS THERE IN THE WIRELESS AND NETWORKS!

  46. Reply Rohit O Lee April 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Can we store and install downloaded apps in sd card unlimitedly after rooting please?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

      YES AFTER ROOTING YOU CAN!

  47. Reply Ntsikie April 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    My phone just displayd “Downloading” in yellow letters. is it doing rite?

  48. Reply saravanan April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Hi,
    In my galaxy y ,i couldnt found the option “install zip from sd card”.can any one tell abt this,y i couldnt see this option.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      what are the options you are getting?

  49. Reply Ranjith March 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    hi,
    neela pradeep . i am new to this rooting..
    i have to know where do i get busy box?? how to download it??
    and how to get unrooting frimware..
    plz neela pradeep help me out…
    thank u…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:09 am

      you can download the busy box from the Google PLAY Store!

  50. Reply emem March 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    oh geez after i rooted my phone and intstalled infected rom…. the headphone jack wont work anymore.. T_T

  51. Reply Andrew March 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

    i had rooted my phone . where can i find the
    apps

  52. Reply Rawal March 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    hey neal can you please tell me that how i can connect my internal memory(phone memory) of samsung galaxy young gt s5360 to pc.. i can connect my SD memory.. not any phone memory..

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      select MASS STORAGE MODE IN YOUR PHONE FROM THE PATH “SETTINGS > WIRELESS AND NETWORK > USB SETTINGS ” and select mass storage mode!

  53. Reply anand March 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    please send me this update.zip for galaxy y as when I download it from any site itdoes till 1 mb and then interrupts even my net is onn
    my email id akjha96@gmail.com
    thanks in advance

  54. Reply bhagirath February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    is it compulsory to download and apply busy box,, and plz give me to download busy box!

  55. Reply Psalm23_(UK) February 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, thanks for this tutorial.
    I have got as far a the busybox section, but I’m unsure. I have installed busybox pro on my phone, but I dont know how to install on pc as it is just a script program not executable. (www.busybox.net)
    Do I need to install on my pc or can I just run from phone?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

      please we request, follow the procedure!

  56. Reply Arpit February 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    1>i am confused which one to take Galaxy y duos or galaxy ace, can you advise?

    2> Will this procedure work for Galaxy Y duos (dual sim phone) as well?

    3> Can i change the resolution to WVGA after this on galaxy y as well as Galaxy Ace?

    4> Are these changes permanent on every reboot?

    Thanks, awaiting your reply

  57. Reply marco February 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

    hello, after doing all what youve instructed. everything was wipe out even the busybox.

  58. Reply harigavara February 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    bro….shud i wipe the date n cache before doing rooting or after rooting and installing the busy box app…???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      yes its a must! as it will ensure that all the cache data is cleared!

  59. Reply jeev sharma February 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Hi Neela

    Can u please let me know …or if it is possible to hide a process which is running in samsung galaxy Y phone, pls let me know asap

    regards

    Jeev

  60. Reply gaurav February 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    hiii
    can i run java games on my samsung galaxy y and how to do this please tell me

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      make use of java emulator to run the java apps in yuor phone!

  61. Reply Nishant January 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I have tried rooting my phone…. but having problem…. its not getting root…

    when i chose the option update from sd card this appeared
    “CANT MOUNT SD CARD>>> UPDATE COMPLETE”

    then when i choose the 1st option the phone gets restarted…. but no rebooting is done…

    Please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      you need to mount the sd card, why you have unmounted the sd card?

  62. Reply Nishant January 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Neal,

    i m new to this rooting thing… well i want to install few java games in my phone (samsung galaxy y s5360) but its not getting installed ……… can u help me for this.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

      install the java emulator from android market!

  63. Reply shuchin January 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    why there is need to wipe all the data and factory settings????

  64. Reply Ellen_Jakarta January 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Neela,
    I’m new to this rooting stuffs, can you please advise detail instructions how to do the rooting for galaxy Y? Or any recommended website where I can get the info ?
    Thanks!

  65. Reply Rummaan January 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hi Neela,
    Found your artcile very useful. I also bought samsung galaxy Y a week before but after installing some app its running really slow specially when I try to hand up the call, it takes a lot time.
    Can You please tell me what rooting really Do ?? Would it help me geting rid of this problem i stated??

    Thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      with rooting you can further customize your phone!

  66. Reply Anish January 17, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Hi Neal I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note… Now if I want to unroot it thn wht I have to do? just have to update software updation once again through kies air? Will it take it bk to original kernel?

  67. Reply bugzz January 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    i have rooted the device samsung galaxy Y and install busy box application, but when i tried to install any application from andriod market application it still install on phone memory ..any suggestions ?

  68. Reply Mr. Lunatic January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Does the hardware of dis device support Android V 4.0 (ice cream sandwich) ?

  69. Reply saurabh shukla December 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    how to revert rooting

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      to revoke rooting, just apply with the update once again!

  70. Reply rohit talan December 14, 2011 at 12:58 am

    hey neal .. i ve rooted my phn its wrking fine .. now i am also able to play hd games .
    just want to ask you 1 simple question THIS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. RIGHT . you said something about firmware .well i hvnt got it . what exactly we have to do so that we can get our warranty back ..?like my firmware now is 2.3.6 (i updated it by ur website only ) do i need to roll it back to 2.3.5 or what ?
    regards
    Rohit Talan

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

      yes rooting voids the warranty!

    • Reply kiran July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Dude to unroot use odin ,for more details Google it how to unroot galaxy y using odin

  71. Reply pravin kumar December 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    i couldn’t download the rooting package u posted in ur tutorial……

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      issues with the download server will be fixed v soon!

  72. Reply imran December 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    same with me.dont know what the problem is :(

  73. Reply sarath December 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    i want voice changer software for non gprs calls could nyone help me out!!

  74. Reply chuchay December 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    hey i tried rooting my samsung galaxy y… but when i started with the recovery state and chose the “install form sd card”
    its saying “unmount/cant load sd card”.. and i cant move the update zip to my phone memory i just can save it to memory card.. any solution for these??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      you dont have to unmount the sd card!

      • Reply chuchay December 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

        my phone doesnt read update.zip.. i cant root it any solutions?

        • chuchay December 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

          when i tried it says “CANT MOUNT SD CARD>>> UPDATE COMPLETE”
          i just realized it doesnt read any zip files…. any solutions for this?

        • NeaL Pradeep December 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

          why you have unmounted your sd card?

    • Reply chuchay December 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      i did not unmount it…
      when i chose the option update from sd card this appeared
      “CANT MOUNT SD CARD>>> UPDATE COMPLETE”

      what to dO?
      my phone is 2.3.5 version
      S3560XXKI9

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

        apply the update once again and then try to root!

  75. Reply Pj Dolar December 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    do you have idea how to unlock locked network? samsung galaxy y gt-s5360. need it badly. thanks a lot mr.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      no, we don’t cover the unlocking of phones!

  76. Reply Pj Dolar December 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Do you have any idea how to unlock locked phones? samsung galaxy y gt-s5360. thanks a lot. need it badly.

  77. Reply atanu deb roy December 2, 2011 at 4:52 am

    and also, i did not get this particular line quoting ……

    \Now, after this connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable and download the busy box and then you need to copy the same to your phone to install this.\

    whats the busy box? and please give me the details

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      BUSY BOX IS AN APP WITH WHICH YOU CAN FURTHER CUSTOMIZE THE SAME!

  78. Reply atanu deb roy December 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

    can you please elaborate the exact steps of unrooting? would be a great help

  79. Reply Pj Dolar November 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    hey. i want to root my samsung galaxy y gt-s5360. my intention is toremove the network lock. if i unroot my phone will network lock come back? thanks so much

  80. Reply Mark November 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi… I tried the steps you’ve mentioned above but after installing the update.zip my galaxy y did not reboot automatically. It says installation from sd card complete. so i manually reboot the system. I thought i successfully rooted my phone because i can see the superuser app installed on my phone. but, when i tried to download apps for rooted device only, i cant. There is a message Your device is not compatible with this item.. please help.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      your device is rooted successfully, right ?

  81. Reply aries November 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    do you really need to wipe data/factory reset and cache partition?

  82. Reply Raj November 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks Neal for your prompt response.

    Then can you guide me on how to delete these stock apps, as these are of no use to me, as they are in Vietnamese and are loaded on my Phones internal memory.

    Regards,
    Raj

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      you need to remove the apps after rooting!

      • Reply Raj November 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

        Dude,

        I am a novice, Can you be more clear..

        I now i have to remove, but i don’t know how.

        So kindly explain in simple words.

        Thanks in Advance.
        Raj

        • NeaL Pradeep November 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

          simple, just follow the instructions which are mentioned to get your phone rooted!

    • Reply yogesh May 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

      use titanium backup which is easily available in play store!!!!
      the system app are colured red !!! you can now easily delete system app as well !!!! but be careful !!! don’t delete necessary system file !!!! u need to root first !!! just click on the file u want to delete than one box appears and then click remove !!!!

  83. Reply Raj November 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Hey Neal,

    I have purchased this phone in Vietnam, and they have some pre installed VN features Like, Zing Music, ZING Internet, and few games in Vietnamese, when i followed the entire process, and my phone restarted successfully, but these Preinstalled VN features continued to stay, which means the update was not successful, or can i now delete this Pre installed files separately?

    Thanks in Advance.
    Regards
    Raj

  84. Reply bhosaleakshay2009 November 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

    will this disturb any of my saved settings or installed applications…??
    or will it delete any softwares…??
    coz when I had updated it with the firmware it roll back to samsungs default settings… and I had to download & install them again…
    reply me soon…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      yes they may get disturbed, i request you to create a backup of the same!

  85. Reply Diper07 November 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I tried this.. but it dont automatically reboot after installing update.zip .. and also it takes a second to install.. after that i manually rebooted than in my galaxy y everything was as usual .. and still I cant figure out that how to install apps in my sd card.!! :( please help me..

  86. Reply pravin November 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    can you tell how Neal pradeep???as i am new in it….have you rooted it????

  87. Reply pravin November 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

    nice article..but can you tell how to unroot it to get warranty back …

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

      you can apply with the firmware to revoke the root access!

      • Reply harpreet March 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        hey neal when select frm sd card error occurs sd card cant be mounted can u help me plz i beg u

        • Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

          we never mentioned that you should mount / unmount the sd card! kindly mount the device and re apply the update!

      • Reply cj April 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

        heyu do every thiing you say and when its finishing ut says ninstallation aborted

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