How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 – Tutorial

Quick Pre Rooting Instructions:

  • You need to create a backup of all the data which is there in the phone memory so that just in case of any data is lost or corrupted then you can restore the same back. With the below mentioned tips you can easily backup and restore the contents.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

  • Up next you need to charge your device with an at least of 60% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the firmware update. After this close all the tools in your computer like the Antivirus suites, KIES and also the firewalls which are active in the computer or else these tools tend to interrupt the process of the firmware update.

So, now let’s proceed to the next step wherein we will see on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

  • shabbir

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

  • EcK

    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

      just root and move the apps to external memory

  • Divyank Arora

    Where to get the Unroot.zip??

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      To unroot you will have to re apply the update

  • dgp

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

  • dgp

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

  • rz

    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

  • ryan

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      n/w lock phones work only on one network

  • karlos

    how will i install busy box?

  • Madhvi

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

  • Juan Carlos

    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

      YOU NEED TO INSTALL BUSYBOX FROM PLAY STORE

  • premchand

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

  • budzyhen

    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..

  • hafiz

    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…

  • Joshua

    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

  • pritam

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

  • traiga

    i select that option but nothing seems to happen

  • traiga

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

  • Luise Sarmiento

    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

      on which fw you are on?

  • Luise Sarmiento

    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

  • Nirvan Kondori

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

  • rats

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

  • chrys yverth yastone

    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?

  • mems

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes, select the same option!

  • amit

    gt-s5360 root

  • sunia wisesa

    I would like root my handphon GT-S5360

  • Santhosh

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Sam

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can download from play

  • WaJih AhMed

    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

      Do not rename the update.zip file..

      • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

        dont rename the device

  • Rob

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

  • Wahid

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

  • Wahid

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

  • Shahid

    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..

  • ishmam

    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

      On which firmware version you are on?

  • navjit

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      YOU CAN INSTALL FROM THE PLAY STORE

  • ishmam

    btw my firmware is 2.3.6

  • ishmam

    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 :(

  • navjit

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

  • Salvony

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

  • Salvony

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

  • Salvony

    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???

    • Pradeep Neela

      update the device again!

      • Salvony

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

        • Pradeep Neela

          it wont be bricked

  • Rawal

    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..

  • Naman

    wats d use of wiping cache and factory rest?

    • Neela Pradeep

      it deletes all the corrupt data!

  • jhedgreat

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      no, we have no clue on the same!

  • jhedgreat

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      no you need to remove the n/w lock

  • Rawal

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      ITS THERE IN THE WIRELESS AND NETWORKS!

  • Rohit O Lee

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      YES AFTER ROOTING YOU CAN!

  • Ntsikie

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

  • saravanan

    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.

    • Neela Pradeep

      what are the options you are getting?

  • Ranjith

    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…

    • Neela Pradeep

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

  • emem

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

  • Andrew

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

  • Rawal

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

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

  • anand

    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

  • bhagirath

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

  • Psalm23_(UK)

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      please we request, follow the procedure!

  • Arpit

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can go with ace!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it wont be applicable for duos!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      resolution cant be changed as its a hardware specific!

  • marco

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

  • harigavara

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • jeev sharma

    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

  • gaurav

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

    • Neela Pradeep

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

  • Nishant

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

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

  • Nishant

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      install the java emulator from android market!

  • shuchin

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it will clear all the waste data !

  • Ellen_Jakarta

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its on which firmware?

  • Rummaan

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      with rooting you can further customize your phone!

  • Anish

    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?

  • bugzz

    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 ?

  • Mr. Lunatic

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it won’t support ICS

  • saurabh shukla

    how to revert rooting

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • rohit talan

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes rooting voids the warranty!

    • kiran

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

  • pravin kumar

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      issues with the download server will be fixed v soon!

  • imran

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

  • sarath

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

  • chuchay

    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??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you dont have to unmount the sd card!

      • chuchay

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

        • chuchay

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

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            why you have unmounted your sd card?

    • chuchay

      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

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        apply the update once again and then try to root!

  • Pj Dolar

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Pj Dolar

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

  • atanu deb roy

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • atanu deb roy

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

  • Pj Dolar

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its not recommended for locked phones!

  • Mark

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      your device is rooted successfully, right ?

  • aries

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, its a must to clear the same!

  • Raj

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to remove the apps after rooting!

      • Raj

        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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

    • yogesh

      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 !!!!

  • Raj

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      rooting won’t delete any stock apps!

  • bhosaleakshay2009

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Diper07

    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..

  • pravin

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes pravin, it works!

  • pravin

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • harpreet

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

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

      • cj

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