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Old November 6th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is Rooting friends?
I am going to buy Samsung Galaxy Y (Android). So want to know about rooting and the advantage of routing.
Please help me friends.
I am new to Android!

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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"root" basically comes from Linux terminology. "root" is the super user, like Administrator on windows. root user have complete permissions, like to alter system files, perform system level updates and such.

So, basically, "rooting" for android is the process of getting "root" permissions. That is, to modify the android operating system to get complete control over it.

What the rooting process actually does is to upload a special program called "su" (consider this as short for superuser, actually it stands for switch user) which allows us to perform "root" operations.

THE ROOTING PROCESSDownload the file attached here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=16
1.) Download needed file

2.) Copy ZIP file to your SD-card

3.) Turn off your phone

4.) Switch ON your device in the
recovery Mode (hold power, volume up, home
button together).

5.) Select update from SD Card

6.) You will see that the list of files will come from which you will have
to select the file which is named as

7.) Wait a few minutes

8.) And Your Galaxy Y
S5360 is now rooted!


Well, after rooting, the first thing I did was back-up and un-install all the unwanted app using Titanium Backup. Be sure to back-up apps if you are not sure whether it is an unwanted app or a system app.
Next thing I did was to backup the entire system using ClockWorkMod recovery (If you want a how-to, please ask). I would recommend that you do this step first.
After that, some thing you can easily do are : change the boot animation, use scripts, and so on...


The benefits of rooting are many. I will note down a few here :
1. You have almost full control over your android.
2. You can back-up restore your system.
3. Change the appearance by modifying PNG's.
4. Run scripts for performance and usability.
5. Allows to remove unwanted apps, that are otherwise un-removable.
6. Installing custom ROM's become so much easier


1. You may brick (damage) your phone (If you trust people in this forum, most of us have rooted our phones and there was no problem at all).
2. Well, I am not sure, but rooting may/may not void your warranty as you are modifying the operating system from what was given to you by the manufacturer.

Finally, here is a link that I have posted earlier. This is a post on XDA Forums with details on almost every basic thing about android.
Dictionary for n00b - What is.../What does ...mean?

I hope someone benefits from this information.
Credits to:-rahules(member active in A70 section),sayan 8 for Rooting process of Galaxy Y
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Rooting and Modifying the OS will void the warranty !! But you can easily get back to the state where you were any time
And if things go wrong say you downloaded an app from the market !! The service centre people will buy it without bargain !!

Wiki - How do I know ?
I hard Bricked my phone twice and blamed Samsung people for that
Soft bricked more than - lost count !!
Played with the bootloader fked things up, went to Samsung Service Center with LG logo showing up on the screen!! when asked why, I said I dont know, it went off and when I turned it on LG appeared, I think LG people hacked it .... The bought my story and flashed with the latest firmware which I lateron distributed!

Bottom Line : Enjoy the device !!
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Can u please give a tutorial on how to backup the entire system using ClockWorkMod recovery.

If something happened to my cell phone I'm surely going to tell
I have downloaded an app from the market !!
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Flash CWM Recovery from Stock Recovery. Select Backup And Restore. Select Backup in the sub menu. Wait untill your backup is created.
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