How to Update Galaxy Y with iOS based iROM custom firmware

September 3, 20130 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Y has been the best low budget entry level smartphone with powerful features available in the market. Samsung has sold loads of these devices and it comes with Gingerbread version with decent specs for starters. Now that its been a while and with new Android OS versions round the corner, you might be looking around to give your Galaxy Y a fresh look. To just do that, we got you a iOS based iROM custom firmware which will make your Galaxy Y look completely different.

The ROM is based on Android 4.0 ICS and comes with iOS themes and apps along with many other features and capabilities which will boost the performances of your smartphone. The ROM is deodexed, zipliagned, debloated and pre-rooted and comes without any bugs or issues. The following guide will help you install iOS based iROM custom firmware on Galaxy Y. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data. You can also make a NANDROID backup using either CWM or TWRP.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • Also make sure that your phone is unlocked. If is not unlocked, you can use any root solution that will help you gain root access. Then you can use the CWM or TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Samsung Galaxy Y and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to Update Galaxy Y with iOS based iROM custom firmware

  1. First download the update file from here and save it to your pc.
  2. Connect your Galaxy Y to your pc and transfer the above downloaded file to your phone’s SD card and disconnect the device from pc.
  3. Now reboot your device into recovery mode .
  4. If you have not taken a NANDROID backup of the ROM, this is the time to do it. For CWM, select ‘backup and restore’ and confirm the backup.
  5. Then from recovery mode menu, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  6. Once done, from the main recovery mode menu, select “install from SD card” and choose the zip from SD card. Select and update the iROM zip file first and then flash the firmware.
  7. The phone then restarts and you can now unplug it from your pc. Just wait for the phone to boot into normal mode before doing anything.
  8. And there you go. You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Y with iOS based iROM custom firmware. Check out all the features and capabilities of the newly installed ROM. In case you seem not to and want to revert back to the old ROM, you can always use the NANDROID back up we did and restore the device to the previously installed ROM. Have fun. Cheers!!

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