Galaxy Y

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with Official DDLA1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Y LogoSamsung Galaxy Y S5360 users can now breathe easy as an Official update for Indian users has just pushed via KIES tool which is Samsung’s very own tool for managing your phone. Since many of the users are on the beta versions of the firmware, KIES won’t be recognizing the firmware. So the only way you can apply the firmware is by either reverting back to the original stock firmware or you can apply this update manually which we will be checking out in the due course of the article. This all new update is dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDLA1 and is the official KIES release for all the users of INDIA but all the users from rest of the countries too can apply this update.

Disclaimer: Please note that this process of firmware update is not recommended for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced users. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner after applying this update.

Rooting Information:

  • Please note that if you apply this firmware then it doesn’t mean that the phone is rooted.
  • If you have rooted your device then after applying this firmware, the rooting access will be revoked.

Note: For all the users who are asking for all the files including the files like Boot loader, Phone and CSC, these files aren’t available with this current firmware version as it’s a leaked version of the official update. As in when we get all the files, we will surely update the same. We are aware of issues faced by some users in the recent updates and we really apologize the same.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Caution (Not for INDIA users): Don’t backup the data using the KIES as after the update KIES won’t be detecting your phone as its not Official firmware for your region.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, 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

Notes – Manually you need to note down or need to transfer to Evernote.

  • Ensure that the battery level left in your device is minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update. Also, you need to disable all the Antivirus / firewall suites in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Also, close the KIES completely in your computer.

So, assuming that you are aware of Essential pre Requisites which you need to follow then you can proceed to the next page where we have summed up the procedure to apply this update. It’s very important to follow all the instructions mentioned so as to make sure that the update is applied safely and securely. Let’s head to the next page where we have summed up the instructions to apply this update in your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

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  1. ali

    May 27, 2014 at 11:01 am


  2. Amit Kar

    November 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

    hello sir Neela Pradeep, i update my samsung 5630 phone with ICS Android 4.0.4 CM9 Custom Firmware ,,,, but after the updating compleat, when i try to start my phone— phone can not open and take white screene….plz sir help me…give some can i reinstall my phone with 2.3.6……

  3. aswath

    September 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Please tell how to update my micromax a80 to android gingerbread 2.3.6.presently having 2.3.4.please tell its always showing “application being closed due to low memory”

  4. Naveen

    September 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

    The Hotfile link to the Official DDLA1 package is dead.. can you please provide and alternative link?? please.. And thank you in advance..

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      we will update the same!!!

  5. AJAX

    May 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    PDA:LE1/PHONE:LE1/CSC:LD1 (INS) what are features of this firmware….??
    is this the latest for Galaxy y….??

  6. Subrat Patra

    May 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Hi Pradeep,

    I had installed a custom ROM but wanted to go back to stock because of some freezing issues. While i’m downloading this rom the Odin way it says the following:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    S5360DDLA1_S5360ODDLA1_S5360DDLA1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)

    Seems the installaion is not happening as its not re-booting.

    Can you pls help?

  7. ram ratan pal

    May 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

    kernel Version

    Build Number
    i am using this latest version……how to remove this latest version firmware….i want to use old firmwre version how can i get…it… me

  8. Ricky

    May 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Pradeep

    When i’m upgrading my firmware to “PDA:LE1/PHONE:LE1/CSC:LD1 (INS)”
    from PDA:LC3/PHONE:LC2/CSC:LA2 (INS)
    its showing error “Failed to run firmware upgrade. Unknown Error Occurred”
    i’ve tried doing this upgrade using cellphone alone
    as well as using kies in laptop…
    any suggestion?

    My Cell is Samsung Galaxy Y
    Model number: GT-S5360
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    with 26mb of free memory on phone

  9. Parveen

    May 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    My mobile is samsung galaxy y duos and i want to disable balance notification after using my gprs so can you tell me?

  10. Amulya

    April 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I get an SMS from somewhere which says, ‘Dear GT-S5360 user. Thank you for your interest in being part of the Samsung Family’. When I get this SMS I am charged and my talk time balance goes down

    Please, can you give me a solution for this problem?

  11. Blessie Cuevas

    April 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I have installed two software update on my galaxy y .. the first firmware got the problem like “sd card unexpectedly removed” now i got DXLC1 which the second software update but still got the same problem .. please help ..

    • angam

      July 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Hey i hav the same problem !!!please mail me link or anything if u find any solution.

  12. Babrak Kamal Bumi Dian

    April 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    i have upgraded my galaxy y recently.
    my droid now:
    KERNEL VERSION 2.6.357dpi@DELL132#1
    I use kies. is it OK?
    any higher upgrade available for my droid?
    thank’s. I’m from Indonesia btw.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

      yes its alright! you can use the kies

      • warren

        April 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

        hi neal, just rooted my samsung galaxy y, i have already superuser, but then my kernel version still KERNEL VERSION 2.6.357dpi@DELL132#1,,and then i cant download tun.ko app cause my kernel version is different,neal can u hep me pls?tanx

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

          it doesnt support the device!

  13. Manoj

    March 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks. Sorry about posting twice. I thought the first one didnot go through.
    Could you please provide the link for the Google play apk file


  14. Manoj

    March 25, 2012 at 11:33 am


    I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Y to Android 2.3.6, GINGERBREAD.DDLA3. After upgrade I am having the following problems:

    1. Android market does not work. Gives connection time out error.

    2. When I power on my phone I get an SMS from LM-ALERTS: ‘Dear GT-S5360 user, Thank you for your inerest in being a part of the Samsung Family.’ The funny thing about this is that I also get charged for this SMS!!

    I will be grateful if you could kindly give a solution for this problem.


  15. Manoj

    March 25, 2012 at 5:43 am


    I recently updated the firmware of my Galaxy Y using Kies and now the firmware version is Android 2.3.6, Build GINGERBREAD.DDLA3, after the update I am facing two problems:

    1. Android market does not work. I keep getting ‘connection timed out’ even though there is nothing wrong with my WiFi connection. Internet use through all other apps like browsers, YouTube, etc is perfect.

    2. If I power off and on my phone, I get an SMS from somewhere which says, ‘Dear GT-S5360 user. Thank you for your interest in being part of the Samsung Family’. When I get this SMS I am charged and my talk time balance goes down 😀

    Please, can you give me a solution for this problem?


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      just update the google play apk file!

  16. yashik jain

    March 19, 2012 at 7:02 am

    hello i’ve backup of my default rom when i am installing new rom
    and now i want to restore it but its showing ( midsmath )

  17. suman limbu

    March 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

    who can i update my android version . Plz help me friend.

  18. Papai

    March 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Aren’t there any easy way to update the firmware?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

      it is in fact the very simplest way you can update!

  19. victor

    March 5, 2012 at 8:01 am


  20. jayin kollodi

    February 24, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    sir , my galaxy y s5360 phone mice sometime not working ,then i restart phone it will been ok ,but after again caming same problem,tell me eny solutions please help me

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

      which mice you are using?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

      you can follow any of the one! update with the latest one!

  21. Ravi

    February 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

    In India I got this upgraded to 2.3.6 thro’ Kies; baseband S5360DDLA2, kernel build gingerbread .ddla3.
    No issue faced; I am a newbie; is there a way this version can be rooted? How? Appreciate any help.


  22. marco

    February 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

    hello. i’ve seen that you really really help a lot of people on replying on their problems. can you help me with what’s bothering me because i’ve read from a other site that if you are upgrading your firmware in kies and suddenly it was terminated because internet connection was terminated like 4 times that it happened, does it brick your phone? but then again, i proceeded to upgrade my firmware and it was successful. this is my new firmware now.

    Android version: 2.3.6
    Baseband version: S5360DXLA1
    Kernel version: dpi@DELL169#1
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DXLA1

    and any indication that your phone is bricked? thanks in advance ill wait for your response 🙂

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

      it will not get bricked!

      • marco

        February 16, 2012 at 8:14 am

        thanks but how about in the last process it said that download file had incur a error you may do the process again. but the last process is just the one that was repeated. thus it brick your phone?

        and is my firmware okay sir? or do i need to download ddla1? im from philippines btw. thanks 🙂

        • Pradeep Neela

          February 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

          yes in Philippines, you can apply this update!

        • Rofy

          February 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm

          hey bro,, if you want you can update your Galaxy young with this Firmware, this is new full package firmware in february:

          hope this help everyone. thanks

  23. uhtere

    February 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

    If i update with this firmware would i get the network tab which would allow me to select from gsm , wdcma , 2g?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

      you can access any networks of your choice of gsm , wdcma , 2g

  24. Sohan

    February 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    HEllo GUys…..

    i m a galaxy y user with firmware DDLA3…. is this the latest of any more update available

  25. Shikhar Sood

    February 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    is it necessary to do factory reset and wipe cache after installation of new firmware??????????????
    will it harm my device after installation of new firmware?????????
    please reply!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

      yes follow the procedure carefully!

      • Shikhar Sood

        February 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        hi pradeep
        can u tell me which is the safest way to update firmware of galaxy y????????????
        is it through kies or manually!!!!!!!!
        i read the above mentioned steps to update firmware of galaxy y
        i wanted to ask that is it necessary to to reset factory and wipe cache after installation and why??????
        will it harm my device after upgrading!!!!!!!!!
        please reply!!!!!!!

      • Shikhar Sood

        February 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        can u please tell me why we have to reset factory and wipe cache after installation???????????????
        please reply!!!!!!!!1

      • Shikhar Sood

        February 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        if installation of firmware failed via odin what will happen????????

  26. ansari usama

    February 7, 2012 at 2:21 am

    help me plzzz!
    when I updating from Kies.

    till first stage it is fine.
    after downloading all update.
    when phone shows..
    do not turn off target”.
    i got message on my computer.
    screen pc does not recognize.
    your phone please switch off and remove battery and then restart upgrade again..
    plzzz help

    thanks in advance….

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      kindly install the usb drivers in your computer from samsung’s website!

  27. John

    February 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Is Galaxy Y upgradable to Android 2.3.7 ??

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

      no not as of now!

  28. Rajat Q

    February 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Is Galaxy Y upgradable to Android 2.3.7 ??

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      yes but via Cyanogen Mod firmware

  29. Rajat Q

    February 1, 2012 at 7:56 am

    What are the changes in the DDLA1 update ?? It said ‘ Stability Update’ but I don’t see any improved stability in that 11 MB update…

  30. ramadan

    January 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Are you sure that it gonna work 100%

    any prove that it work fine 100%

    Please reply soon

    Thank You

  31. yash

    January 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    for downloading indian firmware for galaxy y s5360 pls visit–

    note— pls put (.) instead of (dot) in above site i have written like this bcoz this forum doesnt allow to post links

  32. ashutos jain

    January 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    the call icon when anwsering changed

  33. Ajay

    January 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Not working.

  34. VYOM

    January 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm


    Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    S5360DDLA1_S5360ODDLA1_S5360DDLA1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:12)..

    File analysis..



    Get PIT for mapping..

    Firmware update start..


  35. Sameer Tandel

    January 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Dear All,
    Why do we need to use ODIN & other things, Just update your phone via GPRS.
    Go to About phone — Sofware update — create samsung account with your gmail or any other service, simply register.
    Search for updates. Updates are availabe download it & install.
    Pls check for batttery or keep charger handy.

    I had upgrad from DDKJ1 to DDKL2 & today from DDKL2 to DDLA1 its just 11MB download.

    thanks & cheers.

  36. Chintu

    January 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hi pradeep can you provide any stable custom rom for SAMSUNG GALAXY 3 GT I5801.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      we will soon come up with the same!

      • kaz

        January 22, 2012 at 12:44 am

        how to update galaxy y plss tell me the procedure plzzz!!!

  37. tejas

    January 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

    to neal,

    samsung galaxy y s5360 do not support for single file firmware….there is no odin available to update one packaged firmware for galaxy y…i tried your way adding file to pda but unfortunately it failed updating…
    i respect that you worked for indian firmware but pls provide all files like pit,bootloader,modem.etc because there is till now no possibility of updating with one packaged file with this odin.and i think you should try it by yourself updating galaxy y because you are wasting your own time for creating thread,uploading firmware file and in the end it do not work…i am saying you this because recently you have posted 3 different firmware for this phone(all were one packaged) and all three are not working

    • Ashish Sharma

      January 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Hy Tejas Good news for us, i have successfully upgraded to my firmware DDKK1-DDKJ3. I am providing a link for you to get the original Indian Firmware and follow the procedure –

      • tejas

        January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

        hy ashish sharma,
        where is the link for the firmware ..i mean you have successfully updated to DDKK1-DDKJ3 and you said you are providing me with the link but i am not able to see the link..because here it takes much time for comment moderation..

      • Ajay

        January 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

        Hey Ashish, can u provide the same link to me,pls ?

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

          links are mentioned int eh article!

        • Ashish

          January 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

          I have provided the link but why its not showing in my comments i dont know. Any why i am providing once again to the link and Link has changed. And you can got directly to DDLA1 firmware link. Lets enjoy and follow the procedure

      • TEJAS

        January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        To ashish sharma
        Where are the links for ddkk1-ddkj3

    • Ashish Sharma

      January 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Hy Tejas
      Now samsung kies is detecting my mobile firmware and shows the message that a New firmware is available.
      Lets enjoy

      • ashish

        January 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

        Hy Tejas

        After a lot of problem Now I have sucesfully updated my Galaxy Y through the Samsung Kies now the my mobile firwmware is


        kernel Version

        Build Number

      • sultan

        January 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        where is the link of working DDLA1version this is one file pakage how i upgraded where is the link of working??? reply wid not asked to see in articale ok

  38. smm

    January 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Getting Error: Write Failed!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      check with the internal data! free more space!

  39. Amit

    January 19, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Hi Pradeep, Thanks for providing Indian fw.
    The last fw u uploaded was ver. KJ3 that i successfully installed
    on my Galaxy and still using the same but facing SD card issue.
    Recently u uploaded fw ver. XXKK6, XXKL3 and this DDLA1 which is one package fw as u said.
    i tried all the above fw but none of these work and error message was ‘write operation failed’.
    I appreciate ur effort for Indian fw but please upload all the files for fw DDLA1 bcoz Galaxy Y s5630 does not support one package update using Odin.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 12:22 am

      is your device comes with bootloader?

      • Amit

        January 19, 2012 at 12:34 am

        No, there is no bootloader. i m on fw ver dxkj3 that u provided.

  40. Ashish Sharma

    January 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Hy Neala
    I got the error like (loke)

    and odin 3 communicator has stoped working and close the application,

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 12:17 am

      have you deleted the dll file?

      • Ashish

        January 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

        Hy Neel

        Thanks for response. But i have all three file wich you have provided in ZIP format.
        But i am getting error which i have mentioned.

  41. Ami

    January 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    i cannot upgrade it ?
    can you help me

  42. sultan

    January 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    how i come back to my original stock version i have update the enhanced version DDxj3 2.3.6 from your website plz reply sooon m w8ing??

    wat are the features of thiz update!??

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      yes you can go back to any other version!

      • sultan

        January 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        but how i go back?????

      • sultan

        January 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        but how???? tel me the procedure man ????i want to come back to my original firmware thanx reply

  43. sultan

    January 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    how i come back to my original stock version??! i have download the enhace version from ur site DDxj ?2.3.6 plz reply how??!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      just note down your current version of firmware!

  44. bilal

    January 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    And also neal if i wipe the batterie without using an custom rom so the batterie will improve or not?

  45. bilal

    January 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Neal i can t believe this this handset has got the official 2.3.6 and we are still stuck at xxjvu beta version WHEN THE VALUE PACK COMING FOR GT-I9000 .please say tell me how many more days to wait for the next value pack.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 12:27 am

      we cant provide exact date as we don’t know!

      • sanji

        April 8, 2013 at 12:52 am

        Thanks for these important tutorials. I really thought my phone was broken, fortunately I found your tutorial and now my samsung phone is back and working again. Really big thanks to you PRADEEP. High five… (^^,)

    • Aniket Lamba

      February 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Hey Pradeep i have a software update of Samsung Galaxy Y. When the download was complete it rebooted and when the installation was going through it showed an error….!!! Well i cant update my software… Plzzz help….!!!

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