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How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360) Phone

Written By Ukiya on Monday, September 3, 2012 | 3:21 PM

The Galaxy Y (GT-S5360) is a popular affordable entry level phone and been on the market for a long time already, a great phone for starters who wants to use an Android phone for practicality and daily use, hence today this will be a guide to root your phone safely and unlock the power of your phone. Whilst if you are looking for a new entry level phone with better display, we strongly recommend Alcatel 918N. Anyways, to get back with Galaxy Y, This How to Guide will show you how to take the first step and experience a new world that your phone can do and more.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  A full charge is recommended to prevent any issues due to the battery draining out during the procedure.
2.  Enable USB Debugging on the Galaxy Y – to do this, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and check the box next to Enable USB Debugging.

II.  Rooting the Phone

1.  Download the necessary root package here.
2.  Copy the downloaded update.zip file to the top folder of the microSD card – do not extract it.
3.  If plugged in, unplug the handset from the PC or AC (Charger) and turn it off.
4.  Put the phone into a recovery mode – to do this, press and hold the volume up key + home key (the middle button on the front of your device) and press the power button until it goes into recovery mode.
5.  Select Apply update from SD card and locate the update.zip file you copied to the microSD card.  Press the volume up or down to navigate and then the power button to select the option.
6.  Let the rooting process complete.  When done, select Reboot system now to restart the device.
7.  Once your phone has successfully loaded, kindly look for the icon or app 'Superuser', it should look like the icon below. Once that app is visible, its your cue that your phone is already rooted.

Congratulations! Your Galaxy Y is now rooted!!
If you would like to learn more about this phone (basics to advance), kindly check our guide for dummies here.

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