1.) First enable Unknown Sources on your phone (Settings -> Applications -> Unknown sources).

2.) Download needed file (Universal_GB_ROOT_v9.zip) - Click here to download

3.) Put that file on your sdcard.

4.) Now turn off your phone

5.) Switch on your device in the recovery mode (hold power, volume up, and home button together). Plase note that you cannot use the touch screen while in recovery mode, so for up/down use volume up/down and to select an option press the home button.

6.) Once you started in Recovery Mode, you should see a few options, look for and select "apply update from sd card"

7.) It will take you to your sd card directory. Find the file Universal_GB_ROOT_v9.zip that you just downloaded and select it.

8.) Wait a few seconds, a lot of text will scroll down with some information and finally at the bottom it should say that update was successful.

9.) It will take you back to the menu. Then select "reboot phone now".

10.) After you reboot, look for Superuser in some of your pages. If you have it, you rooted! Congrats!

Thanks to: StoneBoyTony
Original thread at Android Forums: Click here.


I do not take any responsibility nor StoneBoyTony if anything goes wrong with your phone (chances of that happening are very low). Do this at your own risk!

NOTE: Rooting will void your warranty!

UPDATE:
There is now a demonstration video for people who don't like text guides. Follow instructions seen below:

83 comments:

  1. Create a folder SD card or copi that file don t work , i use a aplication ESfile explorer to copi that file , thak s

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    1. I forgot to mention, enable USB debugging and connect your phone to computer with mass storage. Create folder by using your computer and also copy the file. :)

      http://www.galaxyyarchive.info/2012/03/tutorial-how-to-connect-your-sgy-mass.html

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  2. file size is 2.1 or 1.1 lol will it work for sgy 2.3.6

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    1. Yes, I used this exact same file for my SGY running 2.3.6 and I have no problems, no boot looping, no app crashing, no bugs, nothing.

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  3. what is root n why to need it?

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  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_%28Android_OS%29

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  5. Why not just copy the root zip file to the root of the SD card? Creating a folder just for the SD card just complicates this process for newbies.

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  6. what is the difference betn universal gb root v9.zip and update.zip file?
    As i know the sgy which failed to root from update.zip file (showing installation aborted) used this file!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Well the name itself explains it, this file can root any Gingerbread version. For example, 2,3,4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, etc

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  8. thanks it worked in my galaxy y 2.3.6 yey!!

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  9. It Says Failed Signature Verification

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  10. How to unroot it then.

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  11. i have rooted my galaxy y but i cant even install high config. game....

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  12. Thank u very much sir.......U R great

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  13. kual es el modo recuperacion?

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  14. How to remove this update . I need it pls

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  15. How to root in micromax funbook??plz

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  16. After rooting, restoring the SGY is safe or not please tell me.

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    1. Yes, in most cases it should succesfully remove the rooting trails without a problem.

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  17. i have restored my SGY but after restoring i cant able to move my apps to sd by using rom toolbox pro.can you help me??

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  18. Is any crashes will happen what will i do and how to un root it

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  19. hello,

    i need ur help.
    i have rooted my gal y. and it got rooted then i tried to install to install fonts to change the looks and i install the app gave super user permission after the app got install i install the comic font and rebooted my android but it when it rebooted it got struck at the logo of Samsung. Now it didn't start i think it got Bricked :(:(:(:(

    i used the volume+home+lock key and put on the reboot but it still hangs on that only plz help what should i do ;( i love my galaxy y

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    1. Try holding the following combination:
      Volume down+Home+Power/lock

      Do you go to downloading mode?

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  20. because when I open it Universal_GB_ROOT_v9 vai intalando and depoi of error (intalation aborted) "error in / tmp / sideload / package.zip" (status 7) how can I fix it?

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  22. Hi I tried using it for my samsung galaxy Y Young 2.3.6 and it did not work is there any other way of rooting it

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    1. Faraz-ur-rehman sharif - It has to work, this is universal GB root.
      Meaning that it's not only for the Galaxy Y but for a lot of Gingerbread versions.

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  23. i cannot recive any messages , except call

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    1. @ ViRGiLio UNo JuAniCo - Doubt that is caused by the rooting.
      Do you remember doing anything else?

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  24. what if the rooting became unsuccessful? it can harm my phone ?

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    1. @ sherwin delos santos - 99.9% sure it will be succesfull. :)

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  25. but other says that it can brick my phone if it fails ..

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  26. thank you. this is very helpful! finally gotten rid of unwanted apps and widgets in my storage!

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  27. Thank you very much this works for my Galaxy Y after some errors.

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  28. Why this was not working for my Galaxy Y 6102 rooting, what can be the problem.

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    1. I haven't tested it on the Galaxy Y Duos, sorry.

      You could try looking for Y Duos' rooting method at it's xda-developers board.

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  29. Do rooting needs Clock Work Mod(CWM) ??

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    1. No, you can do this perfectly fine with stock recovery.

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  30. i have a Prob . E: Cant Mount /Sdcard

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  31. E: Failed Mount /SdCard ( no such file or directory ) How To fix it ?

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  32. again can we make to the normal state!

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  33. is it safe to update KIES for rooted phone?

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  34. After i click apply update form sd card, the Applications folder did not appear. :*( HOW?

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  35. i installed creeds rom then also it will works?? plezz help m

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  36. After i click apply update form sd card, the Applications folder did not appear. :*(

    and it is showing that " failed to mount sdcard" . can u pls tel me a solution for this problm

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  37. I'm sorry about all the Applications folder hassle. You do not actually need to put the file into such folder, just put it on your sdcard's root directory.

    As for your sdcard mounting problem, I would advise you to format your sdcard through your phone by going to Settings -> SD card and phone storage -> then choose Format SD card. If the option is not available to select, first select Unmount SD card to unmount it.
    Beware that formatting your sdcard deletes it's contents so backup any pictures, videos or whatever you have stored on it.

    After the formatting is done, re-download the rooting zip file to your sdcard and re-do the instructions.

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  38. it is okay to root the phone without having the Universal_GB_ROOT_v9.zip

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  39. how if my phone have ICS its fine??

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  40. Worked perfectly on GT-S5360T
    Thankyou! Been looking for one that works for a while now.

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  41. The Link now is private can you please activate it again

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  42. I just noticed the file was unavailable. It is now re-uploaded and link has been updated. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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  43. wao muchisimas gracias x la ayuda...

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  44. DOES IT WILL REMOVE THE LANGUAGES

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  45. It won't remove anything, it's safe.

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  46. why it dosen't work on my samsung galxy y gt-s5360

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  47. hai,i have sucessfully rooted my SGY!But there is only a small problem!My phone 's back coming icon and that opposite icon is not working at some times!It makes me irritated!plz help me friend!Now its not working very often!

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  48. how to do it in stock recovery!

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  49. Friends please tell me a suggestion to bring my back and the menu keys back into working condition in my SGY!Only some times it dosent work!

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  50. thank you for this! (Y)

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  51. what are the disadvantages of rooting a phone

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  52. Dawud ( Android Master )May 17, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    This root steps for Samsung Galaxy Y Duos not for Samsung Galaxy Y

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  53. thank you it is easy to follow..

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  54. i successfully rooted my SGy

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  55. I have rooted my phone, I have Superuser, but when I try to use No-Frills CPU Controller it says "Missing Root Permissions: You should be rooted to use this app"
    This happened after I installed the Black Reactor Kernel

    What will I do? Please help....

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  56. accueil samsung a été supprimer aide moi

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  57. i cant see Universal_GB_ROOT_v9.zip when i recovery mode ? help pls?

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  58. Hey it says Installation aborted, can you help me

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  59. chainfire 3D is not working in my galaxy y so please help me!!

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  60. does it make it to android 4.1.1????

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  61. plsssss help me mitko!because my galaxy y.is not work my 2g,3g connectoin,my wifi connectoin and my tethering is not work.how to fix this problem..plsss help me mitko?

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  62. i want to unroot my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360...pls help me immediatly

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  63. why my galaxy y can't root

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  64. what is d best rom for gaming and others for galaxy y???

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  65. It says....can't mount sd card :(

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  66. meu telefone deu E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (Status 7)

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  67. THANKS! TRIED 2014 i have the sdcard mounting problems

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  68. You should flash the stock rom xD

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  69. Guest1991828282828282828282821October 28, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Just enable unknown sources I think it'l fix that problem

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  70. No its for Galaxy Y s5360

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