NOTE : LINKS UPDATED
If you are looking for a full in-depth guide (Developers Only) to install Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on your old little Galaxy Y, you are at the right place. To begin with, let me first clarify what we are going to do today, we are going to learn the installation of Android Kitkat that is Android 4.4.4 with our beloved custom rom “CyanogenMod 11” on the GT-S5360.
How To Install CM11 on Galaxy Y S5360
- Stock rooted Galaxy Y (s5360) running on Android 2.3.6
- Odin v3.07 or above (Download Here)
- ClockWorkMod Recovery v126.96.36.199 (Download Here)
- Latest OTA supported CM11 totoro builds.(Stable Build or Latest Nightly Build)
Let’s Begin :
So once you meet the prerequisites list, you are ready to follow further instructions on getting CM11 booted on your Galaxy Y.
- Ensure that you are on stock android 2.3.6 rom and are rooted.
- Flash the recovery zip (ClockWorkMod Recovery v188.8.131.52.zip) from older version of cwm or in any case if installation fails, flash the recovery with Odin v3.07 (ClockWorkMod Recovery v184.108.40.206.tar.md5).
- After flashing the recovery image, boot into CWM and do a full “Wipe Data” and “Wipe cache“.
- Now go to “Mounts and Storage” and “format /system“, this is done in order to change the system partition from ext to yaffs.
- After format completes, “mount /system” and “mount /data” from the Mounts and Storage menu itself.
- Now flash the downloaded CM11 Totoro Build (RC9 is latest as of now).
- After installation finishes, reboot and enjoy (first boot might take up to 5 minutes to boot).
Major Bugs :
- Audio – microphone is a little low.
- Video recorder – does not work.
- Video Color – Tilted / Bluish when playing a video.
- USB tethering – Works partially.
After the installation of CM11, it is not possible to revert back to any custom rom of your choice, unless you do a full factory reset with odin. To perform a full factory reset , Download your Stock Odin Firmware Package from here , and perform the Odin restore.
Here is a quick video review of the Rom by Me :
Update #1 :
One of our esteemed visitor “Rodney” reported a situation, where he was not able to boot up his device on the first attempt, according to him, removing sim card on the first boot and then inserting it before the second boot, does the job. Hope it helps you too, although this never happened with me.
Update #1.1 :
Another fellow visitor “Bhushan” discovered a fix for Rodney’s issue of “Stuck on CM logo”, according to him, you first need to flash the latest Firmware with Odin (Link given above in Note section) and then go along the installation procedure. What it actually do is, it updates your baseband, thus reducing any network issues.
Have any issue with the installation? Leave us a comment below.