How to Get Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

Google has officially launched Android 4.4 KitKat and even some of the mobile companies released the initial list of Android Smartphones getting KitKat update. That list indirectly says, most of the low end devices may not get the update. Galaxy Y is not an exception, so here is a detailed guide to get Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 using CM7 based ROM. Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 is one the most popular smartphone from Samsung, but it is released in to market with Android Gingerbread, Slowly many custom ROM’s have been developed by developers to get Android ICS on Galaxy Y, Android Jelly Bean on Galaxy Y and now its time to get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360. This Custom ROM will give you Android 4.4 KitKat look on your mobile.

Android 4.4 kikat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

At the end of this article, i even provided Android 4.4 Kitkat feel Launcher, which is one the best launcher for Android devices. By using this ROM and Launcher together, you’ll get perfect Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 in look.

Please note that, This is not an official update, it is just a ROM developed by Android geeks. This ROM will only make you feel the difference. Neither Geek Dashboard Nor Developers are responsible in case of any damage to your mobile. Try this at you own risk.

Step by Step Tutorial to get Android 4.4 KitKat Update on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

As I promised above, in this article i will guide you to get Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 by making use of custom ROM. Although it is not an official version, but it looks as same as original KitKat version. Before proceeding to the guide to get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Galaxy Y mobiles, let me say about few pre-requirements


  • Your Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 must be rooted and CWM Recovery must be installed in it.

Useful Links:

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

How to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

  • Enable USB De-Bugging on your mobile. You can enable it from “Settings > Applications > Development”
  • Charge your device completely at the least up to 60%
  • Backup all your important data using Backup Applications for Android likes Messages, Contacts, Applications etc

Download Required Stuff:

In order to get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360, you should immediately download all three below mentioned stuff. Either download them directly to your mobile or download them to your desktop and later copy all those three files to mobile.


CM Kernel

Android 4.4 KitKat ROM File

How to Update or Install Android 4.4 Kitkat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

  1. Make sure you have copied all those above mentioned three files to your Micro SD card
  2. Now Switch your mobile off and Press and hold “Volume up, Home and Power” buttons together until you enter into recovery mode.
  3. In recovery mode, select “Apply update from SD card and choose CWM > Mount and Storage and select first four files”.
  4. Once done, now select “Install ZIP from SD card” and select from the Micro SD card downloaded/copied earlier.
  5. Go back to last screen by pressing Power button and select “Advance” and then “Reboot Recovery”.
  6. Now you should format everything, Select “format/data”, “format/cache”, “format/system” from “Mount and Storage” option.
  7. Go back to main screen by selecting “++back++” and select “Install ZIP from SD card” and select “Android 4.4 KitKat ROM”
  8. Move back to previous screen again and “data/factory reset” and “reboot” your mobile for the final time.

Android KitKat Launcher for Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360

Download KitKat Launcher from below link, and you’ll see three .APK files in it. By making use of some file mangers, install those 3 apk files in this order (PrebuiltGmsCore.apk, Velvet.apk and GoogleHome.apk). Once installed, simple select the launcher by pressing the “Home” Button.

Download Android KitKat Launcher

That’s it, First boot may make several minutes; so keep your patience. Once booted successfully, you’re set to enjoy Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360. In case if you brick your mobile during this procees, you can unbrick Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 easily. So worries; Make use of below comment section for any instant help.

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  1. sunil says:

    bro. my phone stuck jst on the start when samsung galaxy y comes…wht shud i do…plzz help me fast..:(

  2. JOSYUWA says:

    when you’re phone was stuck on the bootloop, go to recovery and wipe cache partition then factory date reset. just wipe the cache partition and factory data reset before or after installing the rom.

  3. Sumit Ranjan says:

    Thanks bro!! quite helpful. It worked like a charm !!

  4. sony says:

    mera phone switch on ka mood pe hi ab tak woh on nhi ho raha he plzzzzzzzzzzz help roobut file now karne ka bad se

  5. saad says:

    bro. my phone stuck jst on the start when samsung galaxy y comes…wht shud i do…plzz help me fast..:(

  6. udit says:

    my galaxy y is stuck on samsung logo tell me what can i do…

  7. saurabh says:

    after installing on my galaxy y, its not charging when mobile is on, when i switch off,its show only battery icon.please help me instantly

  8. Babar says:

    Thanks you Amar for this instructions – with my handy it is working

  9. paunX says:

    when i inster sim card the phone will restart without sim card the rom works fine plz help

  10. rahul says:

    my wifi and blootuth not working plese help me……………….

  11. yashaswee says:

    showing parsing error for velvet.apk and googlehome.apk what to do?

  12. prashant says:

    Fm radio is not working please help me
    another issue about internet is not working properly, its not working in browser,

  13. Menard says:

    My phone Stuck after using this ROM

  14. punya says:

    My FM radio is not working after installing. It just enables Bluetooth and force closes. Any help plz?

  15. avi says:


    I did it successfully, so first thanks a lot for that!

    But now, I’m trying the 3 .apk install the first is working just fine but for Velvet.apk and GoogleHome.apk I’m getting the same error as Gunish “there is a problem parsing the package” any idea why?


  16. scorpiirocks says:

    freezed @ samsung galaxy y ……

  17. lulut says:

    mas … kan kalau pertama install itu harus ke mount and storage …..Maksudnya disuruh Mount and Storage and select first four files”.

  18. Ronaldo says:

    Is there an Arabic language in the Rom

  19. Anil says:

    Mobile switch off after inserting sim card

    • May be your SIM card is creating short circuit. Have you tried inserting another SIM or tried placing the same SIM on another mobile.

      Do let us know

    • umesh says:

      hey anil.
      i am facing the same problem.
      did u get any solution of it??

  20. Rais says:

    What about launchers? They r sayin can’t be parsed, even I tried moving ‘em to system>App>**

    Changed permits

    Is it happening cz the ROMis odexed?

    • Go to Settings >> Applications >> check “Unknown sources” box >> OK

      • Rais says:

        Ya brada done this, but still not workin at all :( Parsing problem !

  21. Gunish Handa says:

    For velvet.apk, there is an error “there is a problem parsing the package”. How can it be resolved?

  22. xiaojun says:

    In recovery mode, select “Apply update from SD card and choose CWM > Mount and Storage and select first four files”.
    which four files ?? mount or unmouunt ??

  23. xiaojun says:

    why inside the “Download Android KitKat Launcher” only got one apk which is GoogleHome.apk only?

  24. dipak n says:

    will i have android kit kat on my samsung galaxy grand duos gti9082. and how to update samsung sgg to kit kat?

    • Records says, you won’t get official look but however you can make use of ROM’s and launchers to get the natural look and feel. Keep visiting our site and we’re publishing an article about how to get Android KitKat on Samsung Galaxy grand

      • Rofern says:

        Its not working with sim card. what to do??.. please fix the sim card bug..

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