Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Official firmware with this article. This update is rolled out for the Indian region and comes with much improvement than the previous versions. With the vast developing custom ROMs, most of the users are attracted towards them. And this is the reason the official firmwares are neglected now a days. Since an official update has not much customization as well as features like the custom ROMs they are refused by many Android lovers. But you must note that the official firmware is the only method to overcome the loss or damage that your device may face with these third party custom ROMs. Yes, the custom ROMs increases the risk of permanently damaging your device and making it useless. If such thing happens then without wasting any time and going to the service center, you can renew your damaged phone by flashing a firmware. In this article we’ll be discussing a detailed procedure on how to update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 Indian firmware. With this firmware flashed, you’ll get a much better battery backup than before as well as smooth in performance wise. The previous firmware had many issues in it. Some apps used to force close. Also the system used to hang sometimes. All these issues have been cleared in this latest DDMD1 update. Interested users may proceed further for flashing this Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Official Firmware on their Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.
This process of updating your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 Official firmware is considered to be of much risk. If you don’t attempt as per mentioned then there is a high risk of permanent damage to your device. If you are new to this stuff and have no knowledge regarding the same then you better stop right at this point. Only the advanced android users who have gone through such thing are free to proceed further. If by mistake your Galaxy Y gets damaged or bricked by following this guide then neither we nor the developers of this firmware will be held responsible for that. Although we assure you that the chances of damage to your device are least, still I recommend you to follow all the given step by step procedure correctly and without attempting anything by your own. Note that this firmware is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Y having the model number GT-S5360. Flashing this on any other device or variant will result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. You can verify your device model number with the number given above from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.
- Ensure that your Galaxy Y has a proper battery backup. Any lack in the battery may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process. This may give rise to further problems. So ensure that the battery of your phone is charged at least upto 60%. You may use apps like Battery Notifier for the same.
- There is always a risk of loosing your important data while performing any flashing process. Thus a timely backup helps a lot in such cases. You may transfer your contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, Call logs, Memo etc. on your SD card/PC or just use this Super Backup appfor more safety. In the last step of this procedure you need to wipe all the data and cache that is currently present onto your phone memory. So a backup is must.
- Enable USB debugging mode using the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase. Or you can manually install them from link given below.
- Windows 32 bit (x86) Drivers.
- Windows 64 bit (x64) Drivers. (Note: Though the Drivers are mentioned for Galaxy S, they can still be used for any Galaxy Device).
- Make sure that you temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC so as to minimize the interruption risk during the process.
By assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above we will proceed further for the actual Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 firmware flashing process.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 firmware:
Step 1: Download both the files in a specific folder and extract them. You’ll find these three files inside the firmware package:
Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy Y completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: Enter into downloading mode now. For the same, keep pressing and holding ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message on the screen (Refer Screenshot). Just press Volume Up button to continue. This will land you into downloading mode.
Step 4: Keep the phone as it is in downloading mode and connect it to your PC using USB cable. Ensure that you’ve installed device specific drivers on PC to detect the phone when connected (As mentioned in pre-requisites).
Step 5: Launch the ‘Odin Multi Downloader_v3.07′software which you have just downloaded & extracted on your PC. As soon as you launch it, the ID:COM section in it will turn blue with a random COM port number below it. You’ll also see an ‘Added’ message which will appear in the message box window. If it’s not showing, then check whether you have properly installed those device drivers on your PC or not.
Step 6: Now tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option present on the Odin window (Refer screenshot). Do not tick or un-tick any other options. Keep them as they are.
Step 7: Select the ‘PDA’ tab on the Odin window and navigate to the ‘PDA_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5‘ from the firmware package & select it.
Step 8: Similarly select the ‘PHONE’ tab located below the PDA tab and navigate to the ‘MODEM_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5‘ file & select it.
Step 9: Finally select the ‘CSC’ tab and navigate to the ‘CSC_S5360_ODDMD1.tar.md5‘ from the firmware package and select it.
Step 10: After doing everything as mentioned above, just navigate to the ‘Start’ option on the Odin window and select it. This will initiate the actual firmware flashing process. Your Galaxy Y will automatically reboot itself while the process goes on. Do not remove the USB cable until the process completes fully. Be patient for few minutes.
Step 11: As soon as the process completes, you’ll see the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have successfully flashed your Galaxy Y with the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 Indian firmware. You may now safely disconnect your phone by removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your Galaxy Y and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the whole procedure as given above.
Step 12: After successfully completing the process, switch off the phone and boot into recovery mode. For that, press and hold Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: Touch will not work here in this recovery mode. So all you need to do is use Volume Upand Volume Down keys for navigation and Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 13: On the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option for clearing all the data and caches present in your phones memory. This is essential in solving the boot loops issue.
Step 14: After wiping data/cache you’ll again land into recovery mode. Just select ‘reboot system now’ option to restart the phone.
Congrats! You have successfully flashed the latest Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Official Gingerbread firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. You may confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Remember that this is a stock ROM so you can flash this whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your mobile. Don’t forget to tell us your views and experience after using this firmware. I have made this article very simple so that you’ll understand it easily, still if you have any doubt/query or any problem regarding the given stuff then do contact me through the comments section given below. I’ll provide an exact solution for your every problem. Till then Enjoy!