Earlier we had shared a tutorial how to install Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Y, but that isn’t the only way you can install it. There are several ways, and there are quite a few custom ROMs that the users can install to manually update the Galaxy Y to the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 version, and in them the Jellynoid 4.2 Custom Firmware ROM for the Galaxy Y looks like an excellent one.
This is not any official update or ROM from Samsung but is built by one of the developers who has done an excellent job in providing a differently looking lock screen and the home screen with some transparency. To install this ROM manually you need to follow a few pre-requisites and prepare the device for the update.
Manual Update Galaxy Y – Jellynoid 4.2 ROM
- Backup your personal data, which includes the SMS, Contacts, Personal Settings, Call Log etc.
- Backup the photos, videos captured through the camera, either to Dropbox or copy them to your computer
Now, once the backup is done, you need to enable the USB debugging mode in your device, by going to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging and enable it there
Ensure that the battery percentage in the phone is at least 60% because sometimes the process can take a long time and the battery can end up drained and that would stop the process
Important: This custom ROM won’t install if your Samsung Galaxy Y is not rooted, thus ensure that you have rooted the device. You can use the Root Checker app which is available for free via the Play Store.
Only after confirming that the device is already rooted, follow the below steps, which would help in the rooting process.
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
Now connect the device to the computer using the MicroUSB cable and send the downloaded file to the device’s root folder. Then turn off the device so that you can turn it on in the recovery mode. Now, after you enter the recovery mode, go to the option “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”, and if the phone starts normally and doesn’t enter the recovery mode, then you have to restart the process by entering the recovery mode.
- How to enter Recovery mode? You need to press Volume Up + Home key and while holding them press the power button to turn it on directly in the recovery mode.
- Once the wiping of the data and cache partition is done, you need to select the option “Install zip from SD card” so that you can browse to the file that you copied and select that Jellynoid Custom ROM file.
- It would take around 4-5 minutes for the files to be applied and the device to be ready with the new ROM, and once the installation is done, go back and click on “reboot system now” to go to a few introductory pages before you get to the new home screen.
The rebooting might take another 4-5 minutes. If at all things don’t go right, you have to retry the process by once removing the battery reinserting it. There is no guarantee that this process would work correctly for all the devices, so you are doing this on your own risk. Still, you can let us know if you are facing any issue and we would try the best to help you solve it.