Galaxy Y

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.

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  1. 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. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      just root and move the apps to external memory

  3. Divyank Arora

    June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Where to get the

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      To unroot you will have to re apply the update

  4. dgp

    June 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

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

  5. dgp

    June 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

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

  6. 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. ryan

    May 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      n/w lock phones work only on one network

  8. karlos

    May 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    how will i install busy box?

  9. 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. 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!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm


  11. premchand

    May 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

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

  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. traiga

    May 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    i select that option but nothing seems to happen

  17. 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. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      on which fw you are on?

  19. 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 😀

  20. Nirvan Kondori

    May 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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

  21. rats

    May 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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

  22. 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. mems

    May 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

      yes, select the same option!

  24. amit

    April 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    gt-s5360 root

  25. sunia wisesa

    April 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I would like root my handphon GT-S5360

  26. Santhosh

    April 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    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,


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

  27. Sam

    April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      you can download from play

  28. 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

    • Con

      June 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Do not rename the file..

  29. Rob

    April 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

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

  30. 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. Wahid

    April 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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

  32. 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. 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 🙁

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      On which firmware version you are on?

  34. navjit

    April 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm


  35. ishmam

    April 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    btw my firmware is 2.3.6

  36. 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. navjit

    April 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

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

  38. 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. 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. Salvony

    April 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    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???

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      update the device again!

      • 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. 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. Naman

    April 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    wats d use of wiping cache and factory rest?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      it deletes all the corrupt data!

  43. jhedgreat

    April 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      no, we have no clue on the same!

  44. jhedgreat

    April 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      no you need to remove the n/w lock

  45. 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…

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:02 am


  46. Rohit O Lee

    April 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:37 am


  47. Ntsikie

    April 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

  48. saravanan

    April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    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.

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      what are the options you are getting?

  49. Ranjith

    March 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    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…

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:09 am

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

  50. 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. Andrew

    March 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

    i had rooted my phone . where can i find the

  52. 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..

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm


  53. anand

    March 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    please send me this 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
    thanks in advance

  54. 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. 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. (
    Do I need to install on my pc or can I just run from phone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

      please we request, follow the procedure!

  56. 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. marco

    February 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

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

  58. 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…???

    • 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. 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



  60. gaurav

    February 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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

  61. 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

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

    Please help

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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

  62. 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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

      install the java emulator from android market!

  63. shuchin

    January 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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

  64. 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 ?

  65. 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??


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      with rooting you can further customize your phone!

  66. 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. 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. Mr. Lunatic

    January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

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

  69. saurabh shukla

    December 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    how to revert rooting

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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

  70. 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 ?
    Rohit Talan

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

      yes rooting voids the warranty!

    • 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. pravin kumar

    December 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      issues with the download server will be fixed v soon!

  72. imran

    December 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    same with me.dont know what the problem is 🙁

  73. sarath

    December 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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

  74. 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??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      you dont have to unmount the sd card!

      • chuchay

        December 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

        my phone doesnt read 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?

    • chuchay

      December 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      i did not unmount it…
      when i chose the option update from sd card this appeared

      what to dO?
      my phone is 2.3.5 version

      • NeaL Pradeep

        December 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

        apply the update once again and then try to root!

  75. 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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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

  76. 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. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm


  78. 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. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

      its not recommended for locked phones!

  80. Mark

    November 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi… I tried the steps you’ve mentioned above but after installing the 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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      your device is rooted successfully, right ?

  81. aries

    November 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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

  82. 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.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      you need to remove the apps after rooting!

      • Raj

        November 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm


        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.

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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

    • 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. 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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

      rooting won’t delete any stock apps!

  84. 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…

    • 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. Diper07

    November 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I tried this.. but it dont automatically reboot after installing .. 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. 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. pravin

    November 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

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

      • 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!

      • 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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