Install Windows 8 Themed Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y

Being a best seller in it’s class and boasting a chipset that is capable enough to get you through with all the basics asks you throw at it, the Samsung Galaxy Y has it all. The entry level android offering from the leader of the market, Samsung, delivers an overall snappy Android 2.3 experience for the buck. But as the mediocre chipset stands as a major setback for both the developers and the users who were in hope for some sort of possible development over the budget droid, there are a few developers who have succeeded in delivering a few custom ROMs for the device.

As we said, there have been a few Custom ROMs spotted for the device and if you are reading this post and own that device, you’re in for a treat! We have this Windows 8 themed Custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Y and to me this stands out as one of the cleanest and best ROMs available out there for any device, say the Galaxy Y. It sports the latest cloned Windows 8 launcher and a lot of other themed applications suited for the purpose to give the best possible monochromatic Windows looks without being too heavy on the package.





As you can see, this surely appeals to be one of the most classy ROMs for the little droid which many of the users may be looking for! So, before the urge spills the beans out, let us get started and see whether you can get through with the installation process of the ROM by following this step by step tutorial.


  • Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  • Back up all contacts to SD card.
  • Backup SMS on Android.
  • Backup call log on Android.
  • Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  • Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

DisclaimerHack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Steps to Install Windows 8 Themed Custom ROM on Galaxy Y

  1. Download the zip file from the original thread.
  2. Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable and copy the downloaded zip files to your SD card, preferable not within any folder deep inside.
  3. Disconnect your phone from the PC and turn it off.
  4. Reboot into recovery mode by pressing Home button + Volume up button and Power button for 20 seconds.
  5. When you are in the recovery mode, head over to the backup option and perform a nandroid backup. This would be useful if you wish to revert back  to your current ROM.
  6. Now, before proceeding, check whether you have installed deodexed version of the stock ROM(if not, download the linked file and flash via Odin as mentioned here, just flash the downloaded zip instead of the subjected one in this post, and proceed after reboot)  which will act as a base for the process.
  7. Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the zip file(downloaded in Step#1). Flash it in the next screen.
  8. Go back and select “reboot system now”.

If your phone rebooted successfully, the Windows 8 themed bootup screen might have sparkled up your face which means you’re through!

If you faced any problems during the installation or have any queries to make, you can refer and post in the comments section and leave us a word or refer the original thread here or rather hit the chatbox! We’ll be there to your aid 🙂 .


  • There are two download links for the rom one is beta and stable which one you prefer to install 🙂 Thank you in advance 🙂

    • Stable one of course 🙂

    • shreyansh aki

      plz tell d meaning of step 6…………hey it must to install step 6 disodexed version of the stock rom…haan …and if den how to do …….bhai…simply i have 2 say,,,,,,,, maine apna mob root kiya den want dis windows 8 custom rom…….so plz tell that ye jaruri hain install krna 68.5 mb size hain bt i have downloaded…….bhai how 2 install via recovery mode…and isse profit kya hngi bro…..plz tell nnnnnn:(

      • Lalit Indoria

        Replied to you on Facebook group!

  • Ralph

    not working?

  • Rahul Gupta 19694

    can i put this rom on my a lg l3 e400..????reply soon…:)

    • No you shouldn't do that

      • Rahul Gupta 19694

        Is there any rom (windows) available for lg l3???

  • Sahil yadav

    Will the custom rom run galaxy pocket

  • Parabsarthak

    Hey its continuously giving starting windwos screen again and agin not going further than that

    • Boot into recovery and wipe cache and data again.

  • prithvi pujar

    hello, i downloaded dxlf1 stock firmware and i installed it through cwm and also installed windows8 rom and it is successfully done, but the problem is samsung keypad and swipe alwys keep crashing…i have to force close every second…please give solution.

  • Joshua

    How can i flash the deodexed rom? i'm sorry. i'm a beginner.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Flash using recovery mode.

  • Lucas

    There are other languages ​​besides English? I want in Portuguese

  • Lucas

    There are other languages ​​besides English? I want in Portuguese.

  • Boris Blagojevic

    Don't do that or else you say goow bue to your LG Optimus L3 E400 for good and give it to litle children to play with it as a new very expencive toy.

  • jardel ferreira

    I can not restore my phone from?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Sorry, what are you trying to ask?

  • harishkumar

    can i download this rom to samsung galaxy s advance

    • Lalit Indoria

      No you can not

  • Nandha

    Is it compulsory to Deodexed the Rom?????

    • Lalit Indoria

      It is already deodexed!

  • Kavitha

    can i flash windows8 Rom in stock Rom DDLK1 on galaxy y

    • Lalit Indoria

      Yes, you can!

  • pritesh

    In step 6, I cant found the PDA and PHONE files in the downloaded zip of STEP 1. How do I perform flash then?

    • Lalit Indoria

      The download link of the deodexed ROM has been updated. You will get these 3 files from the downloaded zip:
      PDA_S5360_DXLF2.tar.md5, CSC_S5360_OLBLG1.tar.md5 and MODEM_S5360_DXLF1.tar.md5 – they are PDA, CSC and Phone respectively in Odin.

      • pritesh

        Thanks for the reply. After i did step 6, my phone is continously flashing. nothing is happening

        • pritesh

          My phone is showing white screen and nothing is working. How to revert back. I am stucked

  • Boris Blagojevic

    Please publish this ROM Nemesis One Most Advanced ROM for SAMSUNG Galaxy YS5360.

  • christopher atienza

    its not working on my device.. i follow the instuctions but still not working.. what should i do?


    its not working in my devise. after installing the rom it is saying that wp+8 launcher stopped working,beats stopped workingetc