Android(AOSP) is an open source project since it is based on Linux kernel. It’s free to develop, manipulate, customize the source codes without any issue if you have basic idea on it. One thing you can do to turn your outdated phone into a new, updated and completely customized, new looking, in fact a good user interface that supports all the features of newest Android update is by ROOTING the phone. In this I give you on "How to root your device" and on "How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Samsung Galaxy Y GT-s5360."
Before you Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360, the device must be rooted. So before installing lollipop custom ROM, have a look at what really rooting mean.
WHAT IS ROOTING?
Do you own an Android phone? Then all you need to do to tweak your phone is “Rooting”. This also helps you to increase your phone/tablet performance. But, you might be facing few problems regarding battery life, some network issues, over heating. Out of all RAM & Memory Management can be overwhelmed by this process. Isn’t this what you need? Who would care for a battery these days? No smartphone today is capable of giving a good battery life. So, you might not be considering it as a problem at all after rooting your device.
What does Rooting actually mean? Well, its just like ice-cream in a cup of salad. It helps to enjoy the real taste of Android. Wondering How? Simple, it grants us some Administrative privileges to get our complete hands on it. By this you can drive your phone to the way want. But remember-"ROOTING VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY". It is better if you root your phone once your warranty period is completed. However, you can un-root it back to gain your warranty. So, it isn’t any big issue.
What now? Decided to root your phone? I would say it is the wise decision. It increases your authority over your phone to customize and also overcomes minor bugs. Few applications like ROM manager,Titanium back-up,Chain-Fire 3d etc, lets you put your fingers into a fascinating world. These apps need higher permissions that can be provided only after you root your device. By rooting, you can see an application called 'SUPERUSER' that plays a key role while trying to install the above listed applications.
Rooting - In Depth
What does Rooting do? Is it some kind of magic that only coders can do? No, even a pure newbie can perform this operation without any flaws (without bricking the phone). Only thing is, you need to follow few steps available on XDA-Forums. Rooting gives a room for those who're excited to tweak their phone/tablet. You can achieve it by flashing some MODs/custom ROMs through a BIOS kind-of firmware called 'Recovery mode'. You get this pre-installed with your stock ROM that you get when you first buy your phone. There are some custom recovery modes available, like Clockworkmod, TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) that offers us with greater options to manage the OS. But beware while flashing a custom ROM by counter checking the full details of it because there are several phones with same custom ROM names. So, check for the custom ROMs according to your phone/tablet model else you may have chances of hard bricking (killing to death) your device. Using an android phone without rooting is like keeping a chocolate in your hands and not eating it. So why late?? Taste the real flavor of Android now by following the links below.
Steps to ROOT Galaxy Y-S5360
Follow these steps sequentially in order to avoid Soft-Brick(kind of software clashing). Ignore this step, if you your device is already rooted earlier. Rooting is a mandatory step while flashing lollipop ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Y.
Not sure whether your device is root or not? Use this guide to check for root access on your mobile.
Step 1: Firstly Download the .zip file by clicking here(http://d-h.st/fll)
Step 2: Transfer the file to your Galaxy Y using a USB cable or something or directly download from your mobile web browsers.
Step 3: Reboot your device into Stock recovery mode by press and holding Power, Volume-up and Menu button simultaneously.
Step 4: Now select "install zip from SD card" and "choose zip from SD card".
Step 5: Search for the file you imported to your SD card in before steps and select it.
Step 6: Once you're done, yo can see "installation completed".
Step 7: Reboot now! And you should see "Superuser" in app drawer.
HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP ON SAMSUNG GALAXY Y GT-s5360
Before you decide to flash a custom ROM beware that it is compatible to your device. This is very important because when you try to flash a custom ROM of other model unknowingly though the name of ROM is similar, it may take be a nightmare to you later. Also make sure you have a good battery backup before proceeding. It is recommended to maintain at least 50% of battery.
How to Flash Lollipop 5.0 custom ROM on Galaxy Y GT-s5360:
Since this ROM is based on Stock kernel, there's no need of flashing other custom kernels. You can also try some custom kernels but i preach you to use Stock one because it have least possible bugs.
Coming to the Flashing, All you need to download is a few Mb's of data from the links below.
Custom Recovery: ->
Link | MIRROR 1
Update.zip -> Link
ext4_formatter -> Link
Kernel: -> Link
ROM package: -> Link
After downloading the above files, transfer them to root of SD card in your Galaxy Y and follow the steps below:
Installing Custom recovery:
- Make sure your phone is rooted.
- Switch off the device and reboot to Stock recovery by pressing Power, Volume-up and Home buttons simultaneously.
- Navigate the options using volume buttons and home button to select.
- Go to "Install zip from SD card" and select the CWM.zip from your SD card.
- Next time when you reboot into recovery, you should see CWM recovery instead of Stock one.
Flashing Lollipop 5.0 custom ROM on Galaxy Y:
- Reboot the system to custom recovery mode by pressing the same sequence of keys as mentioned above.
- Now you can find many advanced options compared to Stock Recovery.
- Go back and again select "Install zip from SD card >> Choose zip from SD card" and select "update.zip" and press "Yes"
- Now, we'll format the data present in our device by selecting "Install zip from SD card >> Choose zip from SD card" and then choose "ext4_formatter.zip" and as usual hit Yes.
- Again navigate to "Install zip from SD card >> Choose zip from SD card" and select "kernel_CM7_v4.0_totoro.zip" and hit Yes.
Clearing all cache data
Before installing Android Lollipop ROM, we need to clear all cache data from the device. To do this, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Navigate to Advanced >> Reboot Recovery and wait till it reboots and the select Wipe data/factory reset" and hit Yes.
- Next select Cache partition and press Yes.
- Navigate to Advanced and select "Wipe dalvik cache" and press Yes.
- Finally for the last time select "Wipe battery stats".and press Yes.
- Now go back and navigate to "mounts and storage and mount all the storage, data, system etc. (until you see unmount for every option)
Installing Custom Android Lollipop ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y
- At last again go to "Install zip from SD card", then "choose zip from SD card" and search for the file "[ROM][PORT] CM7-Android L By TeamNexus.zip" and install it.
- After few minutes you should be seeing "Installation complete."
Awesome!! Now just reboot your device, there comes the Android Lollipop 5.0 ROM[based on CM7] running. First boot will takes some time and don't panic if you see blank black screen. Just maintain your patience till it boots completely. Usually it takes more than 3 minutes.
Changing language to English
By default this Lollipop ROM for Samsung Galaxy Y comes in non-English language, to change the language to English, just navigate to Settings (ajusted) >> idioma y teclado and select English (UK) as your language.
If you can't see Play Store even after adding your Google account, try installing it manually.
So, by now you are clear and done with the question "How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Samsung Galaxy Y GT-s5360." Do share your experience and queries in the comments below. Don't try this tutorial on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. This guide is only for Galaxy Y devices.