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How to Root and Unroot your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

| On 10, Mar 2012

Do you want to get more out of your phone? Do you want to be able to push some tweaks into your system to make it better? Want to squeeze out more juice for longer up time? Install unlimited number of apps? The questions that i just stated were the reasons why do android phone users wishes to root their mobile.samsung_galaxy_y

So what is rooting? Rooting gives you access to the system of your phone making it possible to add tweaks to your system, add or edit codes, or even delete the unwanted system files and MORE!

NOTE: THIS PROCESS MAY HARM YOUR DEVICE IF NOT USED PROPERLY. I WILL NOT BE LIABLE IF YOU END UP BRICKING YOUR DEVICE. ROOTING VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. ROOT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

This guide will show you the step by step process in rooting your Samsung Galaxy Y. Remember to be  cautious in following the steps provided because nothing will go wrong if you followed the guide carefully. Read the instructions a few times to be familiar with the steps before start. If you’re ready, let’s start.

  1. Download this file. DOWNLOAD HERE.
  2. Copy the downloaded ZIP file to the root of your SD card (make sure it is not stored in any folder)
  3. Switch off your phone.
  4. Trigger recovery mode by holding power button+volume up button+home button together.
  5. Using the volume keys, go to select update from SD card. The contents of your SD card will be opened the choose the file you downloaded which is update.zip. If you will be ask for a confirmation, choose yes.
  6. Wait until the update is finish.
  7. Check if the superuser icon appeared in your app drawer. If you see the icon, then you made it.
  8. Celebrate because you succesfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360!

Now that you have rooted your device, try those useful apps and special apps which requires root-access to rule your device. Furthermore, you can also look for tweaks for improvement in the UI, speed, sound, battery life, and other performance enhancing hacks.

If however you want to bring back your warranty and you don’t like having root access, there is also a way on how to unroot your phone. Follow the steps below (the process is almost identical to the one above)

  1. Download this file. DOWNLOAD HERE.
  2. Do the steps above by choosing the update from SD card and finding your downloaded ZIP file.
  3. Confirm the action and your done! Your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 is now unrooted.

Got questions? Doubts? Post it below and let’s answer those questions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1608489710 Jim Rodger Trinidad Navarro

    I’m still having second thoughts if I’m gonna root my GY.

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com noypigeeks

      Don’t be afraid. Give it a go :)

  • guest 113

    sir how about a guide to rooting alcatel glory 918N?

    • Noypigeeks

      I haven’t tried to root it yet. You can seach for it in google though.

  • Khaile11

    does this rooting file you have here works for samsung galaxy pocket as well?

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      I don’t think so. It has a different rooting procedure.

  • Anne_bhieg21

    magkno po samsung galaxy y?

  • Dreamerscape

    Hi! very helpful and encouraging article! Just want to ask if rooting may delete the phone book and other saved items like notepads etc.? How about the already installed apps? will I have to reinstall them if I root my device?

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      No, it will not delete anything. However, having a backup is great to eliminate possible problems.

  • bhogz_07

    ang ganda how much poh?like it poh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/elcavitenyo Mark Anthony Abarracoso

    safe ba to? walang bang mangyaring posibleng problema ? kapag na root na bah mawawala ung warranty ng phone ?

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      Yes, it will void the warranty. I did this again a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t encountered any problem.

      • http://www.facebook.com/elcavitenyo Mark Anthony Abarracoso

        ah ok po :) pero maibabalik nman ung warranty pag na unroot sya dbah? ung galaxy y namn po d2 sa philiphines pwede rin bang ma root? anyway tnx :)

        • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

          Yep, that’s right. Yes. No problem. =)

          • http://www.facebook.com/elcavitenyo Mark Anthony Abarracoso

            salamat haha tnx tlga sa information :)

  • mow

    sir kapag na root ko na ba ung phone ko,. pwede ko na i erase ung udate.zip file sa sd card ko?

    • mow

      kase 2gb mem.card lang gamit ko..

  • mow

    last question sir… kung a root ko na ung phone ko. pwede rin po ba mag palit ako ng memory card?.. tnx :)

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      Yes.

  • kobe brayant

    naka root na puh ang cp ko ask ko lng puh paano ayusin ibalik xa dati ang root na detect puh kc un root ko dina puh nagana ulit puh pano puh b paganahin help me plzzz txt me 09462939220 bigyan ko nalang ng laod magturo xakin pa kunswelo manlang txn puh

  • kobe brayant

    sir and mam cno puh makakasagot ng tanong ko puh txn puh cnu puh kaya henyo dto

  • brucerryork

    thanks for all the help. is the second partition supposed to be the bigger one or the smaller one? i did it succesfully but i cant make any sense of it the phone storage info says total space on sd card is 2.05 available space is 2.05 im using a 16 gig card should the second partition be the larger one or the first one?

  • Ian

    Downloadable file link not working, please fix!

  • http://twitter.com/vaniaviolets Vania »JAVA«

    How to remove Superuser on galaxy y?

  • Drii Vhon Liam

    Ayaw ma turn on samsumg galaxy Y ko. Laging welcome to samsung screen po ung lumalabas . Naghang c.p ko tapos ginawa ko tinanggal kompo ung battery tas kinabit ko ulit ayun ayaw na panay samsung welcome lang. Pero 2 months palang po siya sakin . Sa tingin NIYO PWEDE KO PA BA MAPAPALIT UNG CELLPHONE KO SA PINAGBILAN KONG SHOP ? 1 YEAR WARRANTY NAMAN PO SIYA EHH ? SAGOT NAMAN PO KAYO SA MAY ALAM KUNG PWEDE PA MAPAPALIT YUN ? MARAMING SALAMAT =)))

  • Guest

    Sagot nqman po kau pleawe,

  • desiree

    hi, sino po marunong mg unbricked or pano mag ayos ng bootloop haha na stuck s logo yong samsung galaxy y ko eh, then i used odin to fix it. pass naman siya but it still it wont open, i dont know y? hmm before that im trying to fix it by rooting my phone but the sd card is not recognize so i cant root my phone, haist pano ba ito… thanks s makakatulog email me po at [email protected], sana may makatulong 3days ko ng di mgmit tong phone.

    • Michael Cuarto

      The process to restore your Galaxy Y:
      Extract the Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread ZIP file to S5830DDKQ8_S5830ODDKQ7_S5830DDKQ8_HOME.tar.md5 on a folder on your desktop
      Run the downloaded Odin tool as Administrator
      Check One Package, Auto Reboot and Protect OPS checkbox in Odin Tool (See Screenshot below)
      Click on OPS and select the Cooper OPS (See Screenshot below)
      Click on One Package and select the Official Android ZIP md5 that you extracted in Step 1 (See Screenshot below)
      Do NOT change other options and keep ODIN on your PC running
      Switch off your Galaxy Y and reboot in Recovery mode by pressing Home button, Volume Down button and Power button together
      Connect your Android to your Computer via USB as soon as Recovery mode starts up
      ODIN should show up your Galaxy Y connected (If it does not connect it means the ODIN version is not compatible. Click here to get a list of other ODIN versions)
      When ODIN shows connected, Click Start and wait for around 10 minutes to see the message PASS
      On your Galaxy Y, enter into Recovery Mode again (holding Home+Power together this time)
      You can browse using Vol up/down keys. Select Wipe Data/Factory Data and then Wipe Cache Partition.
      Reboot your Phone. Your phone should be restored back to Normal.

      • neeraj

        can give me link

  • Krislaine Limjoco Dayao

    Navigon select T-mobile editon pala.