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Install Android 4.0 ICS on Galaxy Y S5360 with ICS Aura Custom ROM

Install Android 4.0 ICS on Galaxy Y S5360 with ICS Aura Custom ROM 7

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)
  • De0dexed
  • Zipaligned
  • 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
  • widget
  • 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.

To Remember:

  • 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!

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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