How to use Odin in flashing the stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360?
Here’s the procedure on how to manually install the stock ROM (firmware) on Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. Flashing stock ROMs is useful in downgrading or upgrading to any available firmware versions you desired. This has been also useful for unbricking purposes for a bricked, reverting back to original stock or if you needed your device warranty back.
This guide is a bit risky for beginners and can only be used by advance users who already had a little bit experience on how to tweak android devices firmware.
Now, this procedure is no joke and should be taken seriously for it might results to damage your phone if some mistakes might happen. We are talking about firmware flashing here, one false move or any interruption will take your device into serious situation that is not too easy to recover.Your phone is not a toy for us, but it is your personal property, you are the only one who can decide on what to do about it.
Disclaimer: We shall not be held not responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk!
Needed files and tools
Stock ROM – See list of Samsung Galaxy Y stock ROMs (extract it after downloading)
Odin Multi-downloader –
PIT file – Tottoro.pit (Only needed for full flashing)
Driver – You need to install Kies to get the driver of your phone.
USB cable – use the supplied USB cable of your Galaxy Y.
PC or laptop – running on Windows or later OS.
Your Phone – Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360
Preparation before Flashing
Back-up all of your important data stored in the phone like contacts, messages and etc. Flashing will wipe and delete all of it.
Ensure that your phone is fully charge or above 50% charge. (If your phone had an auto-shutdown history, and its too old, use a newer or good working battery.
Remove the SIM card and the external memory card. (not necessarily but recommended to avoid any certain issues)
Hard Reset – We often do hard reset before flashing to clean the memory cache of the phone. Master reset code *2767*3855# .
ODIN Flashing Procedures for Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y
1. Run the ODIN Downloader on your PC desktop.
2. Load the firmware binary files on each designated button spaces.
How to Flash with Multiples files with Pit, Bootloader, PDA, Phone and CSC
This is full flashing and useful for unbricking for it has a full packaged with individual file allocations, this type of files we often used to fix a bricked Samsung Android devices. Some firmware updates have like this one and some are came into just a single file packaged.
Click on each button and load the appropiate file unto it.
Pit Button – the tottoro.pit is the default repartition file for Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
Bootloader – look for the file with the letter Boot,
PDA button – look for the file with the letters PDA on it,
PHONE button- look with the word MODEM file,
CSC button – associated also with letters CSC or Multi_CSC,
There are three checkboxes on the left side of ODIN, the Re-Partition, Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time.
The Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are often always checked in flashing while the Re-Partition will only be checked if you want to fix the memory partition of the phone, now if you’ll only want to upgrade or downgrade DO NOT CHECK THE REPARTITION.
How to Flash Without Bootloader and PIT file?
Flashing with pit and bootloader file is quite enough risky but a little more safer than without it.
It’s the same as the above method just load the PDA, MODEM/phone and CSC file to each designated boxes. The “Repartition” checkbox is not to be check, only the Auto-Reboot and F,Reset Time got the checks
How to Flash with Only Single file?
Some files came only in a single packed like with tar.md5 file extension., and sometimes a ‘SS_DL.dll‘ file also included on it. Others are confused where to put this file. Well, the S5360XXXXX_S5360XXXXX_S5360XXXXX_HOME.tar.md5 goes on to the PDA button section while the ‘DLL’ file in not to be used, it only be used on some other issues.
Again the “Repartition” check-box is not to be tick, only the Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time are checked.
Setting up the Samsung Galaxy Y into Download Mode and Connecting to PC.
You need to set the device into download mode in order to let Odin recognize it. To set into download mode
Turn OFF the phone, then hold and press the three buttons Volume Down + Home + Power Key simultaneously, you are then opted into download mode screen use the Volume Up button to proceed. If you’ll still not get into download mode, remove the battery a couple of seconds then put it back again and then press the download mode button combination again.
Once the phone displays the Android robot and says “Downloading…” Connect the phone to PC with the supplied USB cable. Odin will automatically recognize it if it’s properly connected, the ID:COM mapping will highlight to color yellow and says “added” on the log box.
Hit the “Start” Button when all are set perfectly to begin flashing.
Let the flashing completes, a progress bar displays until the firmware downloading process finishes. It only takes around 3 to 5 minutes, depends of your PC speed.
When a word “PASS” appears, it means that the flashing is successful. The phone will then reboot and after completely rebooted it is now safe to remove it from computer’s connection.
Do a hard reset again by the code *2767*3855# or in recovery mode hold and press Volume UP+Home+Power key. Navigate to the Wipe Data cache/Factory Reset.
Some other tweaks:
1) To check your recent firmware info *#1234#
2) CSC configuration – IMEI number check [*#06#]
4) Choose sales code
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