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Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

After Google unveiled the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version along with their most awaited Nexus 5 device, there were many Android users who wanted to experience this latest firmware. But due to some vast specs and features that this firmware had, it was impossible for every smartphone to be compatible with it. So only a few lucky ones got an opportunity to experience this firmware officially.

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And yes I am talking about the flagship devices here, because those are only ones who can hold such devastating firmware. When we look at some low-end devices like Galaxy Y, they will never get such updates due to the lack of hardware and RAM compatibility that these phones have. Of course there are many custom ROM available which can give you the experience to enjoy these new features.

Talking about the aging device Galaxy Y, this device stopped getting official updates a much long time ago from Samsung. That’s why the Galaxy Y users turned towards the third party custom ROMs to feel the newly launched android versions. But after Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, even the android developers stopped providing further custom ROMs for this device which created much disappointment amongst the users.

And this time finally with great efforts the developers have succeeded in developing the latest KitKat flavored Android 4.4.4 Cyanogenmod 11 ROM for Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. This is great news for the Y users who waited so long for this one. Without wasting a single minute just proceed further for the actual Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM 11 ROM installation process. This CM 11 ROM is in its initial stage and has many bugs and issues in it. But with further stable updates all of them will get fixed.

Screenshot:

Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot
Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot

Disclaimer:

Proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be liable for any damage whatsoever. Do not perform anything on your own.

Compatibility:

This CM 11 ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Y with the model number GT-S5360. Do not flash this unofficial custom firmware on any other device or variant. It might result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device.

Requirements:

  • Ensure to charge your device to at least 60%.
  • Backup your contacts, accounts, messages, apps, etc before moving further.
  • Also enable the USB Debugging mode from your phone settings.
  • Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
  • Root Samsung Galaxy Y and install CWM recovery.

Downloads:


Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11

Google Apps

Steps to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 on Galaxy Y S5360:

  • Connect your phone to PC and transfer both of downloaded zip files on your phones external SD card.
  • Disconnect your phone from PC and switch it off.
  • Enter your phone into recovery mode now.
  • For doing so, switch it off. Then press and hold Volume Up key + Home button + Power button simultaneously.
  • Once you enter the recovery, make a complete Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • Let’s proceed to the actual Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM 11 ROM flashing process.
  • Return to the main menu of recovery mode and navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option and select it.
  • Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  • You will see all the files & folders present on your external SD card.
  • Simply go to the CM 11 ROM zip file which you’ve copied earlier and select it using Home button.
  • Press ‘Yes’ option on the next screen to initiate the flashing process.
  • Wait until the process is completed fully.

Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot

  • Select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option. This will clear all your data & caches from the phone’s memory respectively.

Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot

  • After successfully flashing the CM 11 ROM, now you need to flash the GApps  package.
  • For that again navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option and select it.
  • Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  • Now select the Google Apps package file to start the installation process.
  • Press the ‘Yes’ option on next screen to confirm the process.
  • Be patient until the process completes.
  • Do not wipe data/cache after flashing Google Apps.
  • All the flashing process completes here.
  • You just need to restart your device by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode.
  • The first boot takes more time to start than usual.

Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 screenshot

  • If you don’t like this ROM and want to restore back your previous Rom you can do that by simply going back to the recovery mode by holding Volume up + Home Button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next screen select ‘Restore’ option.

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Conclusion:

Finally! You’ve successfully installed the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 smartphone. Go to Menu→Settings→About Phone and confirm the same. Enjoy and experience the Android KitKat features on your Galaxy Y with this CM11 ROM. Don’t forget to share your views after using it. Feel free to ask your questions in the comment box.

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