Update Galaxy Y S5360 to ICS Android 4.0.4 CM9 Custom Firmware

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Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 is low-end Android phone by Samsung which was last updated to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. The developers community doesn’t seem to give up hopes on this Android phone this soon. CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS is in works for the Galaxy Y S5360 as we reported earlier. Guess what, the very initial ICS build is now out for download and install on Galaxy Y.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install ICS Android 4.0.4 CM9 custom firmware on Galaxy Y S5360 with all the steps required to do so. Please make sure you backup your data as it will be all wiped clean. This firmware is in very early stages and is only okay to install if you want to try out ICS on Galaxy Y. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Y to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Y USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install ICS Android 4.0.4 CM9 on Galaxy Y S5360.

  • xf ayudenme ya ise los pasos para instalar android 4.0.4 pero mi galaxy s5630 no prende q debo hacer….

  • Farid Khan

    After following your instruction my galaxy y is death, so now how to make it normal.

  • Mufti Azan

    Did’nt work. I got Galaxy y Screen and then it would be blank (no boot animation) and if i touch the screen it gives me red lines. Reverted back to 2.3.6

  • Brama Putra

    I galaxy y blank screen after booting the image does not appear the home screen, what’s the solution?

  • DR. Droid

    guys guys guys, u need to learn, understand well about rooting & flashing custom firmware a.k.a ROM. i suggest you to refer xda developer because a lot of thing u can learn there. in this thread, you aren’t understand well because its method is too simple. so, don be sad.. chill.. your phone cant be broken. it seem just like computer. u can intal and reinstall as many time u can. 🙂

  • dama

    I followed all the steps. I have a white ball sitting in the middle of the screen for the past half hour. Any ideas what could have gone wrong?

  • naresh

    i try this rom on my galaxy y gt s5360.all the procedure is correct to done and reboot system now also but my mobile is can not turn on please help me what happen and what is solution

  • ouch

    i have a white ball in the middle of the screen for the past an hour . what should i do?

  • My Galaxy Y get black screen and appear sphere white. how to fix it? and not running into menu screen.

  • its a fake!!!! he trick us!!

  • riteshpawar@msn.com

    did you all first go into CWM and backup your existing ROM ? (or firmware for those that matter ?)

    If not then obviously the phone is BRICKED …. Haris Nadeem is right .. you will need to use 1.85 Odin to unbrick your phone. My Phone too got bricked several times (actually over a 100 times and I have recoverd it several more times).

    It gets unrooted but then thats the fun ……….. ROOT it again, your contacts will come back once connected back to your gmail account.

    Fantastic job Dr.Droid …. However, mine got bricked too

    (I ain’t SISY to ask “PLEASE HELP ME” however I believe you need to try this on your Samsung S5360 before publishing it.

    For the rest please do contact me at riteshpawar@msn.com if you are still unable to restore your phones.. or call me at 00919821276763 for any help that I can provide ….. BTW I charge 200 US$ for my consultancy





    (LOL ….. JUST JOKING) you can contact me anytime between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm IST (Indian standard time +0530 GMT)

  • riteshpawar@msn.com

    Maan …….U suck !!!!!! Are u a terrorist ? or Plain Insane ….
    I reverted to my Aura V1 an it’s working fine now … what a waste of bandwidth downloading that shit of a ROM

    • Harsh patel

      can u give me the link of AURA V1 download ??

  • andy

    is any sgy become hvga from qvga help me !

    • No name

      yes …. just edit ur build.prop

  • Swap8268

    I Carry every step
    But My Galaxy Y is almoST Death…….!!!!!!!!
    Give me solusion please!!!!??????

  • ksa

    Thnx man. U r awesm. It really works

  • Mark

    after following instructions, when I reboot the screen is black

  • ram2342

    i tried this, my phone was in dead stage at that time. i went to samsung service center & did software installation. now my galaxy y gt 5360 working good. The samsung service center charged me Rs.170.00 only for installation.

    my kindly request to you guyz, don’t try these type of procedures, just go & take any new mobile with android 4.0 versions.

  • mohsen akbari

    hi.i have this phone and i do not this phone can update to v 4.0.4

  • mohsen akbari

    I can do it… . Put i don’t know how instal this android v.

  • mohsen

    thanks for help me … I can help your … okay?B-)

  • mohsen

    I don’t know how to should copy files memory card in my phone????!!!????

  • srolanh

    Is camera working on this finally?

  • Praviya Martine

    i have done the operation ,, it’s already 10 mins have gone. Still it doesn’t reboot…..

  • Praviya Martine

    could you please help me to restart my mobile