Samsung Galaxy Y is a low-end Android phone that was launched with Android 2.3.5 and was recently updated to Android 2.3.6 software update. Since it is a very low specs phone, it won’t be getting Android 4.0 ICS officially, but well, you know how developers are. Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung Galaxy Y is now available unofficially.
Android 4.0 ICS brings a brand new UI with lots of new features and battery performances. ICS is already available unofficially for many low-end Android phones: Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Fit. Check after the jump for the full tutorial.
Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Y is rooted: How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y Easily.
Disclaimer: We 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 😉
Features of ICS Aura V1 Firmware:
- Based on DXKL2(testing on DDKK1)
- DSP Manager
- Auto Zipalign at Every Boot
- init.d & Busybox Support
- Sqlite3 added
- sqlite.so & ssqlite_ini.so from ICS
- (Improves Performance)
- Removed Samsung Bloatware
- added miui music player
- miui compass
- miui themed 10 analog clocks
- ics google search widget
- ZEAM launcher
Make sure you have installed Samsung Galaxy Y USB drivers to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Y USB drivers! Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page to get that tasty Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone.
Install Android 4.0 ICS on Galaxy Y S5360 with ICS Aura Custom ROM
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 4.0 ICS on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. Please read every line carefully.
- This tutorial is only for installing Android 4.0 ICS on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Y variants.
- Your phone SHOULD be rooted.
- This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
- Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing Android 4.0 ICS because it is a custom ROM.
- ClockworkMod recovery should be installed from before.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download 4.0 ICS (ICS Aura v1) for Galaxy Y to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy Y USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the ICS Aura v1 zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the root (not in any folders).
Step 4 – Then turn off your phone.
Step 5 – Now to get in the recovery mode. Turn on the phone while pressing and holding the volume up, home and power buttons.
Step 6 – You will get an exclamation mark now. Again hold your volume up and power buttons. You should now be in your recovery mode.
Step 7 – Select update from SD card. Now select ICS Aura v1 zip file and select it with the Power button. Installation should start now.
Step 8 – After the installation completes, the phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Y is now rooted and should have the Superuser app installed in your phone!