How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360)

If you have rooted your Galaxy Y, why not take even more advantage of the device by installing a custom recovery, right?  If you think that’s what you want to do, read on then to know how to install ClockworkMod Recovery (a very popular custom recovery) on the Samsung Galaxy Y.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  You will need to be rooted for this procedure to work.  If you need help with this, try our guide on the same.

2.  The following method does not permanently install CWM on your Galaxy Y.  You will need to install it every time you need to flash a custom ROM or use other functions of CWM.

3.  Make sure that you have at least 75% of your device’s battery charged before you begin.

II.  Necessary Downloads

III.  Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Y

1.  Connect your device to your PC via USB and copy the file you downloaded above to your device’s SD card’s main folder (not into any subfolders).

2.  Disconnect your device and turn it off.

3. Press and hold the Volume Up + Home and Power buttons until you see the Samsung Galaxy Y logo.

4.  Use the Volume Up and Down buttons to highlight the apply update from sd card option and press the Home button to select it.

5.  Locate the file you copied above and press the Home button to flash it.

You should see ClockworkMod Recovery load after successfully flashing the zip file!!

IV.  Flashing Custom ROMs (Optional)

If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the next procedure to learn how to do that.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Jack raizen

    Am using Galaxy y S5360
    My phone is permanent restarting, stops in the Samsung LOGO itself
    it all happened after installing the LCD density modder and changed the density from 120 to 140 clicked “save and reboot”

    • that happens to me too , and I tried the procedures but it stock again in the fucking logo maybe the issue was on the hardware ….:(

      • nael

        mine too,im stock in the logo,my cellphone is not opening anymore,what should i do?

  • Phonecop

    Try wipe data/reset (factory reset), wipe cache, and reboot again. You would need to have taken a backup and restore it after it boots properly, otherwise, your data will be lost!

    • Ashish Deshmukh

      Try wipe data/reset (factory reset), wipe cache, and reboot again.
      bt there is still help me bro.

  • MD Mahedi Hasan

    Thanks a lot dude. This really helped.

  • shikhar

    after selecting CWM.Zip and then back up and restore
    it shows could not open directory no file found

  • Taimoor

    I have done this procedure. .but it is not installing . . when i click on cwm. it installs succesfully and cwm recovery mode comes . and i click on reboot system .but when i check it says u have to install cwm 🙁

  • jay

    Without having clockelworkmod can we have cyanogenmod in galaxy y

  • donene

    After installing cwm on my samsung galaxy y, i reboot my phone and then Welcome screen like that Samsung GALAXY Y GT-S5360 appear and then it stops there… i tried to wait an hour but it is still in samsung logo…. i also tried to remove the battery and then reboot it but still that fucking samsung logo appear and then nothing continues….help me please!!! 🙁

  • Swapnil Sarwe

    I selected the after rebooting… but later I was just seeing the HAT Icon of ClockMod and nothing happening for long time ? Can anyone guide me ?

  • Joseph Babiera

    how to install ice cream sandwich??

  • SS8400

    CWM has been blocked from being download

  • dilip

    how to download rom for gt-s5360
    i cant download it

  • prasanth

    Iam installed the battery .how to remove that plz help me

  • Ashish Deshmukh

    hey bro. bt there where an error.
    When i m going to stock recovery and select apply update from sd card it shows an error plz help me bro…………..

  • Ali

    Wanted to know, if I installed custom recovery after already having CM13 ROM, will this installing recovery delete my installed ROM?