Install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y S5360. Released in June 2014, Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 made a tremendous impact on the Android users with its simple looks and decent features. The ‘Y’ in Galaxy Y stands for ‘Young’, which clearly stated the market this phone was targeted at. The small screen and low resolution do hinder the overall user experience, but at the end of the day this is all about value for money. Samsung Galaxy Y was launched with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system. But due to its hardware incompatibility, Samsung never released any further official update after Android GB which disappointed many of the users. This is when the third party developers started working and developing some cool and amazing custom ROMs based on the latest versions of Android.
Last time we came up with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS which had a huge response from you guys. Considering that, we are introducing the latest Android version i.e. Android 7.0 Nougat based custom ROM especially for Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 smartphone. All thanks to thedeadfish59, a senior member from the XDA community who has developed this beautiful Nougat Me ROM. This is the modified version of Mango ME ROM with some enhancement and tweaks. It is completely stable so you won’t face any bugs or issues. Also the Google Apps (GApps) are already included in this ROM so you don’t need to flash them separately. Lets check out some of its newly added features.
- Aroma Installer Included
- Android N Statusbar
- Material themed music player
- Material Animations
- Material Spinners
- Material themed icons
- Android N Dialer
- Material themed notes app
- Android N Platlogo
- Android N lockscreen music widget
- Music visualizer on lockscreen
- Entropy Engine added
- GAPPS included
- Material Roboto Fonts
- CM14 themed
- Android Nougat Bootanimation
- Adrenaline booster added
- Material Ripple effects
- CM14 Icons
- Material icons
- Android N themed Apps
- Android N Lockscreen
- Adrenaline Scripts included
Note that this not an actual Android 7.0 official firmware from Samsung but a third party unofficial custom ROM. In this guide we’ll be discussing the easy step by step procedure on how to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y. So, if you are willing to experience the amazing features of Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y then proceed to our actual guide given below. 👍
Flash this Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y at your own risk. Neither we at DroidThunder.com nor the developers of this ROM will be held liable for any damage caused to your Galaxy Y by following this guide.
This Android 7.0 Nougat ROM is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Y with the model number GT-S5360 and GT-S5360L. Installing this ROM on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes. So confirm your device’s model number from Menu->Settings–>About Phone before going ahead.
- To avoid interruption due to low battery, charge your Galaxy Y at least up to 60% before proceeding ahead.
- Take backup of all your phones data and settings including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped out in the last step of this flashing process.
- Backup EFS folder which is present in your system directory. This sensitive folder contains all your phones specific information such as the IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, product code, and much more. If by mistake the data in it gets wiped, then this will make your phone completely useless & will no longer be recognized by your carrier. Refer our article to backup and restore EFS/IMEI data:
- Make sure that the Samsung USB drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
- Make sure your Galaxy Y is Rooted. Also a custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) must be installed before flashing this ROM. Refer our guide:
- Enable USB debugging mode on your phone from Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging. If you don’t see Developer option then go to Settings->About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build number. This will make the Developers option appear in the Settings menu.
After doing everything as mentioned above let’s proceed to our actual guide on how to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y.
Procedure to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y S5360:
Step 1: Download all the zip package files on your computer.
Note: Do not extract these zip files.
Step 2: Using USB cable connect Galaxy Y to your computer and transfer all the zip files on your phone. Then safely disconnect your phone from computer.
Note: If you don’t have a PC, you can directly download the zip files on your phone.
Step 3: Power off your Galaxy Y and boot it into custom Recovery mode (CWM/ TWRP). Refer our guide:
As you enter the recovery, it is highly recommended to take a complete backup of your current ROM that you are using. This backup is called as Nandroid backup and is the backup of your phones entire operating system & is always helpful during the failure while flashing process or during any problem with the ROM. This way you can easily restore your previously saved ROM.
Refer our detailed guide for taking Nandroid backup:
Note: Touch won’t work in recovery mode (Unless you’ve installed touch recovery). So use Volume keys for navigating up and down and use Home button for selection.
Step 4: After taking Nandroid backup, you need to wipe the data and cache partitions from your phones internal memory. For doing so, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using volume keys. Select it using Home button. On the next screen press Yes option to start the wiping process. Similarly navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option and clear the caches present.
Note: This step will clear entire data from your phones internal memory so a complete backup of everything must be done before implementing this step.
Step 5: Navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card’ option. Select it using Home button. Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you all the files present on your phone. So just navigate to the Ext4_formatter zip file and select it using Home button. On the next screen select Yes option to initiate the flashing.
Step 6: Similarly flash the kernel_CM7_v4.0_totoro zip file from the recovery itself.
Step 7: Return to the main menu and select the Advanced option. On the next screen select Reboot Recovery option.
Wait until your phone boots again into CWM recovery.
Step 8: Then navigate to the Advanced option. On the next screen select Wipe Dalvik cache and Wipe Battery stats options.
Step 9: Return back and navigate to the mounts and storage option. On the next page select mount data, mount system and everything.
Note: Make sure system is mounted (will show unmounted) mount it 2 times or more. Otherwise zip wont flash, Every time you flash a zip file, you need to do this.
Step 10: And finally let’s flash the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y. So select the Android Nougat ROM zip file which you’ve copied earlier and initiate the flashing process.
Step 11: Similarly flash the Patch.zip file and then wipe data and cache partitions as you did in Step 4.
Note: This step helps in resolving the boot loop issues.
Step 12: Everything completes here. Just restart your Galaxy Y by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode.
Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual. But don’t worry after a couple of boots it’ll be normal.
If you are not satisfied with this ROM and want to install official Samsung firmware then refer our guide:
Refer our guide to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Y GT-S5360:
Voila! You have successfully installed Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y GT-S5360 smartphone. Go to Menu->Settings->About Phone to confirm the same. Enjoy all the latest Android 7.0 Nougat features with this ROM. Also don’t forget to share your views and experience after using it.
Lastly if you comes across any difficulty while going through the process then do contact me using the comments section. I’ll be happy to help you guys. Till then Keep Smiling and Peace out!✌