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

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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11 thoughts on “How to Root & Unroot Samsung Galaxy Y

    Neeraj Bansal

    (May 15, 2013 - 12:25 pm)

    Last time when I try to root my galaxy y it just clears my all internal memory, & disable my memory card, So I hope this article works for me.
    Thanks for sharing…

    anand

    (March 3, 2012 - 5:12 pm)

    please send me this update.zip for galaxy y as? when I download it from any site? itdoes till 1 mb and then interrupts even my net is onn
    my email id akjha96@gmail.com
    thanks in advance

    James Arvin

    (January 26, 2012 - 7:39 pm)

    Please do not root your phone before it restarts!!! my phone keeps on rebooting after I root my galaxy y and s2 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1328191 here’s the proof.click it!

    Renz Alfred Villegas

    (January 14, 2012 - 10:36 pm)

    hi. tnx for posting. it worked on my galaxy y. i have two problems though, everytime i boot my phone there is always a message that says “app logger failed…” which i always tend to force close. another problem is, my phone automatically shuts off if it is left in its idle mode for a long time. is this a severe problem or it is just normal. hoping for your reply soon..

    Renik

    (December 25, 2011 - 4:55 pm)

    Does it work on Galaxy Y FW 2.3.6, please reply. 🙂

      Gaurav Shukla

      (December 25, 2011 - 5:46 pm)

      @renik it is said to be working on 2.3.6..

    http://Techreuters.com

    (December 22, 2011 - 6:26 pm)

    This is really, awesome smartphone for youths.

    Girish

    (December 18, 2011 - 11:55 pm)

    raashi

    (December 18, 2011 - 8:26 pm)

    for what use we need to root galaxy y??????

    murlidhar

    (December 18, 2011 - 12:52 pm)

    Can i apply the same steps to root and unroot my Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801 ?

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