The Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the smartphones from the galaxy range that was released in 2012. The Samsung Galaxy Y comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread but is also available to be updated to 2.3.6 Gingerbread; both of which can be rooted with this guide.

The Galaxy Y is one of Samsungs latest budget devices with first-time and budget users in mind. In saying that, it has been praised for what it does have to offer, including being critically acclaimed as a great device to use Skype, Fring, and Nimbaz on with ease.


  • Make sure you have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers. You may have this already if you use the device regularly, in which case you can skip this step. This is necessary to connect the device to the computer, and to upgrade the official firmware.
  • You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. You can follow the link that I provided and find out how to do that if you don’t know already.
  • As with all tutorials, please back up your device before you begin and proceed at your own risk. ConsumingTech will not take responsibility for any loss of data or damage that occurs to your device whilst completing the tutorial.  Please note that continuing with the procedure will void your devices warranty and you will be required to unroot the device in order to gain the warranty back.

Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 On 2.3.5 & 2.3.6 Gingerbread

Step 1. Download the following root package from XDA.

Step 2. Connect the device to the Windows PC with the USB cable it came with.

Step 3. From the root package you downloaded in step 1 copy the .zip file to the SD card.

Step 4. You now have to enter recovery mode. Ensure your device is switched off to do this. To enter recovery mode press Power, Home and Volume keys simultaneously.

Step 5. Once you are confident your device is in recovery mode navigate using the volume keys to get around and find the file.

Step 6. Once you have selected the Samsung Galaxy Y will now start the rooting process. Be patient with this one, as it can take over 10 minutes to complete.

Once it is finished the rooting process, your mobile will reboot automatically. Upon reboot the device will be complete.

Now that you’re finished, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking out some of the best custom ROMs.