The only pre-requisite is that you need to already have either Android 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 running on your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. The device is fairly basic as far as smartphones go, but it is very affordable and allows users to do almost all the same things you would on a higher-end device. It has full connectivity and a handy range of pre-installed apps all encased in a sleek body which gives it the appearance of power. But if you want to squeeze every iota of potential out of this device we strongly recommend you learn how to root the mobile by following the guide below.


  • You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC.
  • You will need to make sure you have the Samsung Galaxy USB drivers. This is necessary when you connect the device to the computer. You have to connect it to the computer to root the device.

Before you begin:

  • Back up your device (it’s a good practice to get into taking a Nandroid backup also).
  • Ensure your device has at least 80% battery to ensure it does not switch off during the process.
  • Turn on USB Debugging which can be done by going to ‘Settings’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘Development’ > ‘USB Debugging’.
  • It is a good idea to remove your antivirus and firewall software so they don’t get in the way of gaining root access to the Galaxy Y S5360.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 On Android 2.3.5/2.3.6

Step 1. First off you will need to download the following file: (HERE)

Step 2. Using the USB cable, connect you device to your PC.

Step 3. You will need to place the file we downloaded in step 1 onto your device’s SD Card.

Step 4. You can now disconnect your device to your PC.

Step 5. Place your device in Recovery Mode, to achieve this simply switch off your device then hold down the ‘Volume Up’ ‘Power’ and ‘Home’ buttons at the same time.

Step 6. You will be presented with an exclamation mark. Hold ‘Volume Up’ + ‘Power’ to redirect you to recovery.

Step 7. Now using your volume buttons to navigate, select the ‘Update from SD Card’ option. You will then need to navigate to the file we transferred across to your device SD card in step 3. Once you find it simply select it and this will begin the rooting process.

Step 8. Once this has finished you will need to go back to the recovery screen and select the ‘Reboot system now’ option.

Now that your device is rooted, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.