How to Root & Unroot Samsung Galaxy Y


Want to root your Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone; this guide should help in achieving that. Gaining root access on Galaxy Y is a pretty easy process, but should only be done if you are sure about what you are going to do.

Follow these instructions carefully and you will be able to root your phone within minutes:

  1. Download update.zip from here
  2. Copy this to root of your SD card
  3. Switch off Samsung Galaxy Y
  4. Switch on in recovery mode by pressing power, volume up, home buttons together
  5. Choose “Apply Update from SD card”
  6. Select update.zip from the list.
  7. After the process in complete, reboot your phone
  8. Now Download Busybox installer from here and install like any APK.
  9. You are done. J

In case of any issues refer to this XDA thread.

Now, if for some reason you want to unroot your Galaxy Y, follow to instructions below, these are almost same as the root instructions, only the file used has been changed.

  1. Download update-unroot.zip from here
  2. Copy this to root of your SD card
  3. Switch off Samsung Galaxy Y
  4. Switch on in recovery mode by pressing power, volume up, home buttons together
  5. Choose “Apply Update from SD card”
  6. Select update-unroot.zip from the list.
  7. After the process in complete, reboot your phone.
  8. If you have Busybox installed, you can remove it like any application.
  9. You are done. J

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