Unbrick/Flash Stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Samsung Galaxy Y is a low-end and a very popular smartphone from Samsung. Since it runs on Android, you would like to play around with the device by rooting it and installing custom ROMs. But as you know, rooting and installing custom ROMs on any Android device is risky and it also voids your warranty. Unfortunately, you need to pay someone to get your phone working. But before you go out to a service center, let me tell you how to unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Y. The only method you can do that is by flashing the stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y. This method will work only on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 but I am not sure if it would work on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos or not. Don’t worry, I won’t charge a penny to do this but I would really appreciate some good comments on this post 🙂

Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Y

Install Stock ROM via Recovery

Samsung Galaxy Y comes with Stock recovery which can be used to flash ROMs or wipe data. To boot into recovery mode you need to press and hold Home Button + Volume Up Button + Power button together. If you can boot into recovery mode, you should first try to Wipe data, cache and dalvik cache and then reboot. If it still does not work, you can perhaps find someone who can send you a nandroid backup of his Samsung Galaxy Y. The best place to find buddies with same phones is XDA Forums. Place the folder you receive from the other person in your SD card in the location /sdcard/nandroid This is the location where backups are stored. If you have Clockworkmod Recovery, the location would be /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup

After you place the folder in one of the above mentioned locations, boot into recovery again and you will be able to find the folder when you select the option to restore backup in recovery. Also, all the data that your friend had on his Galaxy Y would be present in your phone. In this way you will be able to restore the stock ROM.

If you can not get a nandroid backup of a stock ROM, you can also try to get a nandroid backup of a custom ROM. Both would work well 😉

Flash Stock ROM via Odin

Odin is a tool used to flash ROMs on Samsung phones and can also be used to flash Stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y.

  1. Download Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy Y based on the regions from here.
  2. Extract the files to a separate folder in your PC.
  3. You must have KIES or Samsung Drivers installed on your PC.
  4. Download Odin.
  5. Stop KIES. If you have any other ADB session going on, please stop it as it might be an interference. ADB is Android Debug Bridge. If you don’t know anything about ADB, you wouldn’t have it running on your PC and you can skip this step.
  6. Boot your phone into download mode. To do this, re-insert batttery and press Volume Up + Power + Home button together. When (about 5 sec) Warning screen appears, release Volume Down and Power, then (a bit later) Home. After this, press Volume Up button and you will enter into download mode.
  7. Start Odin and connect your phone to the PC. The ID:Com section in Odin should turn yellow. If not, you need to check your drivers.
  8. In Odin, click on PDA and browse the files you downloaded in Step 1. In the PDA section, select the file whose name has “PDA” in it. Click on Phone and select the file whose name has either PHONE or MODEM in it. Click on CSC and select the file whose name has CSC in it.
  9. Leave PIT and BOOT empty.
  10. Click on Start button.
  11. Flashing will be done in few minutes and you will see “PASS” written in Odin on a green background.
  12. If you are stuck on the boot animation, boot into recovery and wipe data, cache and dalvik cache as mentioned above.

Did this help you save your phone? Let me know in the comments 🙂

  • Jared

    Thanks so much! I thought my phone had become a paper weight before finding this post!

  • Yash

    Yo man! I installed ICS Aura on my galaxy y s5360. Now, It gets stuck on the boot i.e. the Samsung logo keeps coming – going and on and on. I wiped data, cache and dalvik. Still no use. What to do?? I'm too an Indian living in Hyd!

    • pemba

      did you get your galaxy y fixedd……and if yes how?……mine too got stuck like your did…..?

  • Yash

    And one more thing. I installed it using recovery mode not Odin. Help me out!!!

    • You can do it via recovery mode if you have the zip file!

  • Yash

    My drivers are not being recognized in the download mode

    • You must check the drivers and update them in device manager in your computer!

      • Yash

        Finally installed ics aura. But when I tried t restore ics aura from clockworkmod recovery, it said md5 error. then I finllly I restored it somehow. but after restoring, I got stuck on the galaxy y logo (not samsung logo). Then, I again went to recovery to install ics aura again, then again it gets stuck on galaxy y. Help me man!!!  Yash

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        Lalit Indoria wrote, in response to Yash:
        You must check the drivers and update them in device manager in your computer! Link to comment

  • Yash

    I can't find PDA file

  • It saved my phne 🙂

  • Rohan Kandwal

    unbrick all model android phone with pictorial tutorial http://www.itcse.com/2012/08/unbrick-android-phon

  • Hey !!! i tried many times… i was rooting agn and my phone strucjk on galaxy y screen…. earlier same happened i clear Factory and wiped caches but this time it doesnt work nd a few tries later trhe recovery mode not coming ( Vol. up + home + lock.. ) just the download mode coming… ( vol. down and lock + home) what to do

  • Man thank u so much u saved my phone 🙂
    Greetings from Serbia

  • My samsung galaxy y GT-S5360 stuck at the boot loop..what is the best thing to do

  • You can follow this tutorial!

  • jeeturaj99

    how much tym does it takes and which rom should i take from xda .. pplzzz help me

  • Asad Malik39

    if have tested all your steps 3 times exactly widout skipping any steps my odin stops on setupconnection wht to do please help me please :'(

    • What does it show? Can you please attach a screenshot?

  • Nvksrinivas

    i have an unbranded dual sim android 2.3.4 i accidently clicked "fixed permissions" in rom manager application and when it asked for reboot i did it but while booting it got stuck and not loading , as i have unbranded phone  i dont have custom rom , is there any method  

    • If it is stuck on boot screen,wiping cache from recovery mode should help!

  • StuckVanillaPanda

    i get stuck! please help me.. T.T

    the message thingy in odin shows this when i click start.. Added!! Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. PDA_S5360DDLA1_REV05.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_S5360DDLA1_REV05.tar.md5 is valid. GT-S5360-MULTI-CSC-ODDLA1.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:15).. File analysis.. SetupConnection..

  • Aji Imfc

    "The ID:Com section in Odin should turn yellow. If not, you need to check your drivers."
    mine is not, still white. but my drivers is okay, why??

    • If it is white, Odin cannot recognize your phone. Again it's an issue with the drivers or PC

  • Nitish Llk

    after that nothing is happened 
    please give me a solution

    • Stefan

      U need download Originall firmware which is drom 3 parts. Modem, Phone and CSC file. Only this works for me. Iknow, its 2 years latter as u asked but, I had today same problem and only this was solution which worked for me

  • Pankajcambure

    gr8 job!!!! thnx.. wrks exactly…

  • Kumar Akarsh97

    no nothing happens. data n cache wipe not working. plz help

  • How long did you wait? Might be some problem with Windows. Disable firewall and try.

    • My sgy stocks on samsung logo. what will i do? ;( kindly reply. i really need this phone for our communication.

      • Lalit Indoria

        Boot into recovery and wipe data, cache. Also wipe dalvik cache from advanced menu.

  • vishva

    love yu bro i had installed maruck technology kernl it made my phone brick i was worried to get it to service senter coz it was rooted but yur post made my day feeel awesome thank you it surely works

  • prakash

    very very very thank you dude u r awesome this work i have a problem in samsung galaxy y restarting and stuck but this work very much thank you u rockz i will subscribe u!

  • DonTex


    Odin stucks at boot.img plz help my dad will kill me

  • Salil Koli

    Added!! Odin v.3 engine (ID:7).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. Initialzation.. Get PIT for mapping.. Firmware update start.. boot.img NAND Write Start!! Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    • Lalit Indoria

      I read this on XDA forums:

      just pull out the battery. wait for 10 secs.. reinsert. go back to download mode.. use odin 1.85 and just select the tar.md5 fine in pda section.. donot check repartion.. dont use pit file.

      PS: if odin is stuck once.. u cannot continue from there.. the phone needs a reboot for another try

  • Lalit Indoria

    How long does it stay like that and what does it show later?

  • Azzy

    my phone is bricked… it wont go in download mode… what to do????

    • Lalit Indoria

      If it doesn’t go to download mode, I don’t think you can do anything because download mode is the last resort.

  • is it compulsory that USB Debugging is Enabled, while Flash Stock ROM via Odin?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Not really because your phone will be in Download mode.

      • Okaay! thanks for replying so fast!

  • aadithya

    hey i tried to install jellyblast but i struck with logo then i removed the battery cwm mode not working then i try to flash through odin it says pit file is missing now logo not working what to do it says it cant partition and fails plz help me

  • Louis Anthony

    This was really helpful dude, you saved my ass from me getting to live a life without my phone for a month…

  • ashish

    i tried flashng via odin,i did it previously but now it stucked on setupconnection…i accidently checked repartition and placed the pit file too…what could i do now?pls help me.

    • Lalit Indoria

      That is a problem with drivers. You need to check them.

  • kelogs

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    PDA_S5360_DXLF2.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_S5360_DXLF1.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_S5360_OLBLG1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..

    it stops.. :(((

    • Lalit Indoria

      Does your PC recognize your phone?

  • Ashish

    i accidently checked phone efs clear….nw i flashed to stock rom and having sme problms in data connection.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Enter the APN details manually!

      • lods

        can i try this without using p.c?,. using only my phone?,.coz my device couldn’t recognize by the p.c,. how can i do this by using my phone?,.

  • manoj singh

    mere phone ka root menu open nahi ho raha hai aur maine system ko formet kiya hai to uske liye kya karu
    plz help me…….

  • sarbjit tiger

    hi sir plz sumbit video to unbrik galaxy y

  • niko

    my phone is stoped working at starting.. after rooting for increasing processior process…..
    plz plz help me….

    i do that by video of youtube…..
    ” Overclocking Samsung Galaxy Y to
    1.2Ghz with Merruk 2.5 Kernal “

  • wajdi

    my galaxy y stocked on the wight screen what can i do ? i can not get to the recovery mode even

  • Amod kumar

    sir, odin is not detecting my soft bricked galaxy y gt-s5360 ,what to do now? plz help me.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Check your device drivers and make sure no anti virus programs are running.

  • raja

    it showed up as failed help me

  • sudeep

    Hello,I have a nandroid backup of my stock rom.I want to flash nemisis two titenium(without kernel).Now after installing it if I want to flash that backup via CMW,should I need to install official gingerbread via odin first?

  • allfred

    hello i have a problem with my galaxy y i tried flashing via odin3 v1.85
    and during the process it always stop here.


    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..

    File analysis..


    what should i do?

  • Danish Aamir

    where to find the boot loader file pls hepl

  • Arthur Rusu

    I updated my android using a Galaxy Y 2.3.6 Update which is for another phone, not my model.
    Now my phone starts, plays the logo sound but i can’t see nothing but a white display.
    Is there any way i can reinstall the defalult software?
    I can’t boot into recovery and neither in odin download.
    Kies see my device as a gt-s5360.

    What can i do?

  • kenneth

    what do you think the problem if there is no change in color in the odin

    • Vis

      check your drivers…..or there may be a problem with the usb cable

    • Lalit Indoria

      Missing Drivers is the problem!

    • Natsu

      U should connect the usb before u open the ODIN

  • Anonyme

    I Have Samsung Galaxy Y gt S5360 and it stuck on the logo of samsung hat can i do please try to find a solution please help me !!

  • vbp

    thanx alot worked for me

  • nibzz

    thank u thanks IT works for meee

  • jared

    y i cant download the stock rom of sgy sir?

  • rohan

    What is PIT file!!!! I’m stock in it plzzz HELP!!!!!!

  • Lance Tyler

    i am finished with the whole process..but my galaxy y keeps on rebooting..the windows 8 start up keeps on starting..what will i do? thank you.

  • shabbir husain

    how can i find exact stock rom for my galaxy y while ii don’t know the version, pls help me

  • Judia

    Hi! Thank you very very much as the way you said absolutely worked for me the very first time. After 3 consecutive days of struggle and my Samsung back.