Samsung has been busy in providing Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its high end devices whereas low end devices are still left with Gingerbread. Samsung Galaxy Y S5360, one of the Samsung devices which is still running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. So, if you wish to update latest Android versions, you need to root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 first.
Rooting permits installation of custom kernels, custom ROMs and you can customize the device to suit our your preferences. Before getting into the rooting tutorial, you should know what does rooting mean?
Once you are ready with the device to be rooted, get started with the prerequisites listed below.
Check Device Model Number
It is vital to check device model number before rooting process to ensure flashing compatible files on the device. The device model number should be Samsung Galaxy y S5360. If the device model number doesn’t match with mentioned one, do not attempt the tutorial.
Steps To Be Considered
- You must have a computer installed with Android SDK. The Android SDK installs ADB drivers which are required to recognize the device connected to computer.
- Enable USB debugging on the Galaxy Y S5360 which lets the device establish a stable connection with computer via USB. You can do it by following the below mentioned path. In few versions of Android, the Enable Debugging option will be hidden in depth of settings category but the default path will be as follows:
Menu>>Settings>>Developer Options>>Enable USB Debugging
- Unlocking bootloader will erases all data on the device including internal SD card. So, make sure you create a backup of entire important data. If you are not familiar with Android backup process, you can refer our guide to Backup Android phone data.
- Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 60% charged at the start up of tutorial. If battery runs off during unlocking process, it may turn your phone into brick. So, charge the device before tutorial.
Are you sure you completed all the above steps? Yes, you can now get started with the unlocking tutorial.
Guide To Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
Disclaimer: Rooting/Unlocking/Installing custom ROMs and Kernels are not official methods. So, neither device manufacturer nor DroidWord team is responsible if anything goes wrong with your device during the process. This article is only for educational purpose. You can continue with the tutorial at your own risk.
Step 1: Download the rooting package here to your computer.
Step 2: Connect the Galaxy Y S5360 to computer via USB cable.
Step 3: Now copy the downloaded files into the phone’s SD card. Make sure you copy it to root folder of SD card.
Step 4: Disconnect the USB connection and turn off the Galaxy Y.
Step 5: Reboot the device by pressing and holding Home+Power+Volume Up buttons together.
Step 6: Once the device enters recovery mode choose wipe data factory reset from the menu. Next choose the wipe cache partition from the menu.
Step 7: Now select install zip from SD card >> choose zip from SD card and choose the previously copied rooting package and flash it.
Step 8: The device takes some time to flash the rooting package. Do not disturb the process and after the completion select ++++go back++++ and select reboot system now.
That’s all! You’ve successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. To check whether the device is rooted, download the root checker app from Google app and analyse it.