Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. The thing about rooting your Android phone is that it lets you acquire the entire control on its Linux based operating system. You can customize almost everything thus doing an extraordinary task which is impossible without root access. You might feel freaky when you’ll know that rooting voids your device warranty. But don’t panic as the warranty can be easily regained back by un-rooting. I assure you that you’ll love to play doing customizations on your device after rooting. Also few sites have habit of putting unnecessary fear in your mind. Just refrain from going to those websites. They might themselves have a fear that you could perform and function in a better way than them. Once you have root access on your Android phone, you can not only enter the world of kernels and recoveries, but can also use some very powerful and unique apps. Along with that, it’s possible to remove bloatwares (pre-installed apps), customize internal system files, boost your battery life, make your device a wireless hotspot, create secure tunnels to the Internet, can completely block advertisements or even can help to overclock your device processor. Your device performance can be increased to a vast level by the method of Rooting.
This was all about rooting but you must also be familiar with a name ROMs. Well you might all know that Android is open source. The third party developers take a full advantage of this and start working on the stock ROMs. Stock ROM is basically the Android version which mobile company officially provides you along with the phone. So these developers modify Stock ROMs, add more amazing features, optimize and customize them to their best level and imagination power. Although both of these versions have their own pros and cons, many users prefer going towards ROMs. For better performance of your device with regular updates, ROMs are best. For flashing ROMs, you need to install recovery on your phone.
The two most famous recoveries are Clockworkmod (CWM) and Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) recovery. But among these the most preferred one is CWM. It was developed by Koushik Dutta a well known name in the Android dev community. So this recovery allows you to perform several advanced operations including nandroid backup, restores, flashing ROMs and maintenance operations which aren’t possible with stock recovery. To enter into this CWM recovery, you need to use combo buttons method. This technique varies from device to device. After entering, just navigate to the ROM package file and select to flash it. Well, coming to the point it this article we will guide you properly rooting and installing CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. Samsung launched their low end device Galaxy Y bearing the model number S5360 a year back. This device made a tremendous impact on its arrival. First of all, it was a low price phone, secondly it had 800 MHz processor with 290 MB RAM. It was launched with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. With root access and CWM recovery, you can flash various ROMs on your phone. This way you can enjoy as well as experience those entire latest versions on your aging Galaxy Y. Follow our step by step guide given below to properly Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.
This guide must be performed only and only at your own risk. If anything happens to your Galaxy Y by following our instructions below then neither we nor the developers are responsible for that. Although we assure you that the chances that your device will get damaged are least. But still it’s better to follow all the procedure properly without committing any mistake. Also one thing you must keep in mind that the procedure given below on how to Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery is only for Samsung Galaxy Y bearing the model number GT-S5360. Flashing this on any other device or other variant may damage your device permanently. So make sure that the device you are using is of the same model number as shown above. You can verify it from Menu->Settings->About Phone.
- Rooting will void your device warranty. But don’t worry it can be easily regained back by un-rooting you device.
- All the data present on your phone memory gets wiped in the last step of this procedure. So it’s better to backup everything including Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings somewhere for safety.
- Lack of battery power may interrupt the installation process. So ensure that the battery of your device is charged at least upto 70% so as to minimize the risk of switching off during the installation process.
- Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
- For flashing the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 you may refer our article:
- Make sure that the Mobile specific drivers are installed on your Computer. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:
Step 1: After successfully downloading the Rooting package given above, without extracting transfer the same on your mobiles SD card via USB cable. Remember not to place it in deep directories.
Step 2: Now disconnect your Galaxy Y from PC and switch it off completely. You now need to enter into recovery mode for installing the Root package.
Step 3: For Galaxy Y, recovery mode can be entered by holding Home button (Middle button) + Volume up + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: Touch will not work here in this recovery mode. You’ll need to use Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 4: Use the Volume keys and navigate to the option named Update from SD card and select it using the Home button.
Step 5: This will show all your folders and files located on your SD card.
Step 6: Now again use the volume keys to navigate to the Root Package (Update1.zip) that you have just copied and select it to start the Rooting process. It will hardly take few seconds to complete.
Step 7: Then you’ll be returned back to the main menu of Recovery mode.
Step 8: Select Reboot system now option to reboot your Galaxy Y.
Yeah! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. For confirming this, check your Apps list. An app named Superuser installed on your device will confirm your successful rooting process. This app supervises each application that requires a root access. Now it is possible to view and change the system settings.
Wait the procedure is not over yet. After rooting, you can install Recovery like ClockworkMod CWM by the method given below.
Procedure to install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy Y S5360:
Step 1: After downloading the above CWM Package file (.Zip), transfer the same using USB cable. Before that, make sure you have enabled the USB debugging mode. Also remember not to extract this Zip file.
Step 2: Disconnect your Galaxy Y from PC and switch it off completely. You now again need to enter into stock recovery mode.
Step3: For Galaxy Y, recovery mode can be entered by holding Home button (Middle button) + Volume up + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 4: Now same as you did rooting process, using volume keys navigate to the Update from SD card option and select the Recovery package (Zip) file which you have copied earlier. This will start the CWM installation process and will take few minutes to complete.
Step 5: After successful installation, go back to the main menu of recovery mode and select Reboot system now option. You can again boot into recovery mode by the method given above to check that CWM is properly installed or not. So you can now install ROMs, take backup, wipe data and do much more.
For flashing the latest Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Y refer this article:
For flashing Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Y refer this article:
Finally!! You’ve successfully completed the procedure on how to Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. I have made this guide as simple as possible that even a newbie can understand it. Still if you have any doubts, queries or suggestions regarding this article then do inform us through the comments section below. We’ll help you out as early as possible. Till then Enjoy!