Update Galaxy Y GT-S5360 to Android 2.3.6 BOMG2 Official Firmware

Galaxy Y S5360 joins our guide today with the purpose of being updated to Android 2.3.6. with BOMG2 official firmware.

While this phone was only released in 2011, the update was launched in September this year for Austria (T-Mobile and Telering), Germany, Netherlands and Croatia (T-Mobile) and in October for Poland (T-Mobile).

You can flash it on your Galaxy Y GT-S5360 after making sure it’s this model and not another one; if your device is different from this, the update will brick it. Your handset can also have this installed on it: a custom ROM.

Features

This new firmware will bring along with it these features: an updated Favorite Contacts widget, better battery life whenever you want to use Phone Book Access Profile Bluetooth headsets, mobile hotspot bug fixes and better security, better data throughput performance in environments with low 4G signal, Visual Voice Mail updates, a couple of Vcast apps, enhanced stability while moving between home screen panels, update to VZ Navigator with the newest 3D map improvements, CMAS (short for Commercial Mobile Alert Service), the ability to see how much longer you have to wait while performing an OTA update and better stability for data connectivity after you diable Airplane Mode.

The KIES logo of the new firmware is activated. Which allows you to update your device with KIES software, as well. Other two ways of getting the upgrade: use our guide or OTA (over the air) by using the Software Update option under Settings menu.

After you use our tutorial and your phone is rooted, there will be no root access anymore and the system partition will be erased. The important data on your smartphone will not be deleted. The internal and external SD cards will also remain undamaged.Samsung-Galaxy-Y-GT-S5360

Requirements

Shortly after you are done reading the first half of our update guide, we recommend you the following requirements:

  • turn on USB Debugging on your phone;
  • flash USB drivers (the ones which work only with your device available here) on your laptop;
  • keep the USB cord of your phone close to you;
  • fully charge the battery of your phone;
  • make two kinds of backups, which must be a standard one and a full NANDroid one (you can use this tutorial);
  • turn off, on both your laptop and handset, the security programs pre-installed on them;
  • follow our tutorial only if your laptop or comp is running Windows.

Instructions

  1. Now on to the first step: get your laptop ready for the download of Odin tool v3.07 from this page and the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread BOMG2 stock firmware (the Austria T-Mobile version from here, the Croatia version from here, the Austria Telering version from this page , the Germany from this location, the Netherlands file from here and the Poland T-Mobile version from this page).
  2. Extract the files that are inside each of the two packages, then boot the phone in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and OK at the same time, then, while doing that, be sure to press Power.
  3. You will have to open the Odin on your notebook or comp as Administrator, then do this: connect the phone to the laptop via the USB cable of your Galaxy Y S5360.
  4. After the Odin located the phone, it will emit an “Added!!” message and an ID:COM box colored in yellow. If there is no connection established between the two devices, you have to achieve it by either using another USB port or installing the USB drivers one more time.
  5. Then, when you see the two elements we mentioned previously, you will have to move on by doing this: click on PDA, opt for a file with a CODE in its name, tap Phone, opt for a file with MODEM in the name, click on CSC, choose a file which has CSC in its name, tap PIT and select a file that comes with a .pit extension.
  6. Next step recommends you to activate Re-partition, F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot. When a “Start” option appears, you have to tap it and then watch as the flashing of the new firmware begins.
  7. Then, as soon as it ends, you have to wait for the handset to reboot; once it has “Pass” written on the touchscreen, your Samsung S5360 will be able to separate from your laptop. And you will get to use the Android 2.3.6 BOMG2 at long last.

During the upgrade you may have to deal with different problems. You should use the comment section bellow to let us know what issues you encounter.

If you want to gain access to the old ROM again, you should revoke the update process by using the NANDroid backup file which will restore the previous tool.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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