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How To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

A recent statistic report showed that Samsung was making more profit out of its lower end budget Android Smartphones lineup, than its higher end Smartphones. And the Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300, which was released over a year ago was a star among the budget Smartphones. However, as any other budget Android Smartphone out there, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket too failed to receive any further firmware or software updates being a budget device. But today, we’re here with a tutorial that would let you to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.Root-Samsung-Galaxy-Pocket-GT-S5300


Below are some warning information to get you started:

  • Please note that during this process, we are going to flash some custom modification file to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
  • There are risks of your device being damaged while this process and we are not to be held responsible even if you damage your device during or after completing the process. So, proceed at your own risk only.


Below are some prerequisite procedures to complete before upgrading your Smartphone to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean:

  • You need to revert your Samsung Galaxy Pocket to its stock ROM, in case its rooted.
  • You also need to de-odex your Smartphone.
  • Download the upgrade kit from here.
  • Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Pocket has at least 80% of batteery backup.
  • Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Pocket on your PC.

How To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean:

Below is the detailed guide on how you can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean:

  1. First of all, connect your Samsung Galaxy Pocket to the PC.
  2. Now copyy/paste the “vm00cwm” file and the “Stock Modification V1” file to the external storage of your Smartphone.
  3. Now boot your Samsung Galaxy Pocket into recovery mode by pressing Volume Down+Power+Home keys at the same time.
  4. From the recovery mode screen, click on “Choose ZIP From SD Card” option.
  5. And then select the “vmoocwm” file that you copy/pasted to your extrernal storage earlier and confirm the selection to flash it.
  6. Now from the recovery mode, wipe the cache partition and perform a Data/Factory reset and reboot your Smartphone.
  7. Now again repeat the processes from 3-6 and instead of the “vm00cwm” file choose the “Stock Modification V1” file.
  8. Once again repeat the processes from 3-6 and now choose the “Stock Modification V2” file.

Finally you’re done, and you have successfully upgraded your Samsung Galaxy Pocket to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. In case of any queries, please mention them as comments below. Check out some other tricks, such as how to update Samsung Galaxy Ace to Android 4.2.2 and how to install Android 4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Y.

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sourav - December 4, 2013

there are 6 files in the downloaded zip.please explain clearly how to do.

    DroidDoc - December 8, 2013

    Follow the steps as exactly given, as that is the procedure. You have to make the use of the different files as given!

      pohan - January 12, 2014

      I can’t find Stock Modification V1

MC Gaming - December 7, 2013

Will i brick my phone and never start !??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    DroidDoc - December 8, 2013

    It has worked for me as well as for the readers but it always depends on your device. I can’t assure you.

Jayson Quilar - December 7, 2013

I'm very confused on these. -_-
I can see the outcome but I can't change my android version. Explain further please.

    DroidDoc - December 8, 2013

    I am aware about it. Will let you soon soon.

simone - December 8, 2013


    DroidDoc - December 9, 2013

    Although these are not the files available from Play Store, we are sure there is no virus in the files. Be assured.

      simone - December 19, 2013

      non riesco ad installarlo perche l’antivirus me lo considera un virus e mi impedisce di inserire i file nel sd ,cosa devo fare?un ultima cosa potreste fare un video cosi capisco meglio il procedimento ?per favore.grazie per le risposte

Lusanda - December 8, 2013

will apk files install with our, “problem in parsing file” error?

    DroidDoc - December 9, 2013

    Such error didn’t occur for any user for now, as it’s the normal APK installation.

      fred - January 13, 2014

      did it work for your galaxy pocket?

Fahmi-R3v - December 17, 2013

what do you mean by revert to its stock ROM and de-odexs

fatih245 - December 17, 2013

Make your Turkish translation

Saket - January 5, 2014

it is not working after switching on my mobile it is showing the application setup wizard has stopped working so what to do ….i tried it atleast 10 time …but there is no result and i’m unable to get back my older version also

Rashid - January 5, 2014

I’ve been testing it several times. Lemme let you know that the Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S 5300 doesn’t support Android 4, because of low CPU power & low Ram range. Or if you probably be success to install Android 4 on it, then it will hang & crash most of the times for sure!

ed - January 6, 2014

avira reports the virut virus this would break your windows installation as it hooks onto every exe and dll file.

sam - January 7, 2014

do we have to wipe every time??

    DroidDoc - January 8, 2014

    Yes that is recommended.

elenick - January 7, 2014

is that a rom or real jelly bean ??

Louis Andrei Suba - January 8, 2014

It’s working on me but when I open up the Setup Wizard.. It keeps crashing

And I Cant get into the Homescreen

Johan - January 24, 2014

I also got it working, but it keeps on crashing on the setup wizard.
Also no home screen in sight!

Any idea on how to fix this?

Is the smart center know about upgrade version 4.2 to galaxy pocket - January 26, 2014

I dont know how to upgrade my cellphone and i dont have a pc what can i do

Mazen Mohamed - January 27, 2014

How to deodex my Galaxy Pocket… explain the steps again with picutres, please..

Julio - February 3, 2014

I did every step like you said but when i stat the phone it get stuck on my pin for the sim
i cant type the numbers its like the touch screen doesnt work but when i press the power key the shut down window appear but i cant select any option like before the touch is not responding …..
please gimme your answer

arabella - February 6, 2014

Hi droiddoc … So, I just want to ask how to make my google play store turn into jellybean ? Because when I tried your upgrade it was working, but the menu and settings only changed but the google play store didn’t turn to be a jellbean version. How do I change it into jellybean?

simone - February 6, 2014

I don’t find the Stock Modification V1

ricki gaskins - February 13, 2014

where is stock rom? on kit?

ricki gaskins - February 14, 2014

stock files modified in the form of exe .. if i directly flash or should change in the form of a zip? thanks

Sotiris6116 - March 1, 2014

Is this the original upgrade?? I mean….after the upgrade will it still be touchwiz?? By the way , congratulations for the manual upgrade 😛

anas - March 2, 2014

I have update and it has complete
But i cant use notefication bar or tool bar
And i cant revice a call
So plz help me

RAJA SEKHAR - March 14, 2014

How can i de-odex my phone…can u pls explain

jerico - April 11, 2014

the file took so long to download . WHY IS THAT ???
does it download that way ?

Mazen - April 18, 2014

How to de-odex my phone ???????

buds - April 23, 2014

it working and looks great,all look like jelly bean 4.2.2 but my android version still 2.3.6 and build number still gingerbread just this didnt change?? or i miss someting..?

israelroy - May 4, 2014

hi..i have a slight problem..i followed what is instructed and finished updating to 4.2.2..i revert it to stock rom and deodex my phone before proceeding..and as i said, i followed the instruction..now after i have finished it and all the unfamiliar features are glittering before my eyes and some cool options too..well tnxs for that..but as i checked the android version..its still Gingerbread.dxlf2 2.3.6..did i do something wrong???..please reply..thank you

mitch - May 28, 2014

Tried this twice, first time it did not update, second time, it worked perfectly for me!!!… the only reason it did not work the first time is because i had not set it on debugging mode in settings, when i set this, it updated just like i wanted it to!
Thanks a lot!!!!!

Nirmal - June 14, 2014

Is it necessary to deodow to do that plzzz helpex the phone and what is deodex and h

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