How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 – Tutorial

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:

  • Before proceeding you will have to first up enable the USB Debugging in your phone which you can do from the path of “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. You can also refer the below mentioned image to know more on how to enable the USB Debugging.

USB Debugging

  • After this, you will have to download the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Rooting Package from here to your computer.
  • Now, you will have to connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable which you got at the time of purchasing your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 device and need to then place the downloaded zip file as it is without modifying or renaming into your phone.
  • After placing the file, remove the connected USB cable and then turn Off the phone so that you can then enter the phone in the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below mentioned video to know more on how to enter recovery mode.

  • As soon as you enter into the recovery mode, you need to select the option of “install zip from sd card” after which you will have to select the zip file which you have placed in the initial steps. Once you select the same with the help of the Power button, you will see that the rooting process will be commencing and within a minute the device will be restarted.
  • That’s it, once the device is restarted the phone will be rooted successfully. 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.
  • Once you are done with the above step, turn Off the phone and remove the USB cable which is connected so that you can enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In the recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

Recovery Mode

So, that’s it in this way you have successfully learnt on how to root the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Smart phone. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues in the comments section as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

  • 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      To unroot you will have to re apply the update

  • dgp

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

  • dgp

    I get E:Error in /tmp/sideload/ 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


  • 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

  • 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

    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

      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 file..

      • Pradeep Neela

        dont rename the device

  • Rob

    Didn’t worked here. “E:Error in
    (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


  • 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 ? 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

    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


  • Rohit O Lee

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

    • Neela Pradeep


  • Ntsikie

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

  • saravanan

    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

    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

  • 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..

    • Neela Pradeep


  • anand

    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

  • 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. (
    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can go with ace!

    • Pradeep Neela

      it wont be applicable for duos!

    • 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…???

    • 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



  • gaurav

    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

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

    Please help

    • 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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      install the java emulator from android market!

  • shuchin

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

    • 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 ?

    • 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??


    • 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) ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      it won’t support ICS

  • saurabh shukla

    how to revert rooting

    • 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 ?
    Rohit Talan

    • 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……

    • 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??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you dont have to unmount the sd card!

      • chuchay

        my phone doesnt read 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?

          • 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

      what to dO?
      my phone is 2.3.5 version

      • 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.

    • 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

    • NeaL Pradeep


  • 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      its not recommended for locked phones!

  • Mark

    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

      your device is rooted successfully, right ?

  • aries

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

    • 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.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      you need to remove the apps after rooting!

      • Raj


        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

          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.

    • 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…

    • 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 .. 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????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes pravin, it works!

  • pravin

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

    • 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

        • 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