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How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 – Tutorial

By Pradeep Neela / November 14, 2011 / Galaxy Y 1

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 thoughts on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 – Tutorial”

  1. 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?

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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..

  5. 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…

  6. 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

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

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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. 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,


  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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..

  17. 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 :(

  18. 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 :(

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

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

  21. 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???

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

  22. 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..

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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…

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

  28. 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..

  29. 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

  30. 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?

  31. 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

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

  33. 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



  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. 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 ?

  37. 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??


  38. 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?

  39. 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 ?

  40. 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

  41. 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??

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

    1. 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

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

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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.


      1. 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.

    1. 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 !!!!

  48. 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.

  49. 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…

  50. 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..

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

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