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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Samsung has finally launched its low end Smartphone in order to compete with Smartphone havingvery low cost and supporting android operating system. This Smartphone by Samsung is named asSamsung Galaxy Y S5360.This Smartphone has 2MP camera, Android 2.3 OS, 832 MHz processor and 3.0 inch TFT capacitive touch screen.
samsung galaxy Y How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
However as this Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 was at low cost it has got some less features as well as low optimization on Operating System all in order to come to its low price. In order to remove the limited functionality of this device the rooting of the Smartphone is necessary. Rooting process is known to be quite risky but yes if followed properly you will be completely safe. Rooting is very compulsory step required for low end Smartphones. So let’s get started. But remember to completely charge your device as this is the starting requirement.
Safety First :
As you are going to do a risky job follow these safety measures before starting.
  • Your Smartphone should be fully charged or at least with 60% charged, in order to get ready for rooting else if you try on low battery your Device will crash and hence will get Jammed.
  • Backup all your Data like Images, Contacts etc. before rooting because all files will get removed during rooting of the device.
  • Close all the background applications, especially antivirus and battery checkup utility.
  • If you a newbie, better Pray to god hoping everything would go fine icon razz How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
  • Before Starting, Enable USB Debugging on your mobile. This can be done as follows Settings > Applications > Development

Steps Required in Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

  1. Download the Required Root Package HERE
  2. Connect your Device Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to the computer only via USB. (Forgot about Bluetooth)
  3. No Extraction is required. Copy the Zip file to the root of the SD card and remember not to paste in any folder as it would cause an interruption.
  4. Never Unplug your Device Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 while rooting
  5. Switch off your Smartphone to enter into recovery mode
  6. Keep pressing The Volume Up KeyHome key and Power Button  to enter the recovery mode.
  7. Now, as you are in the recovery mode only Volume up and down would work to select the file. So use those  buttons and select .
  8. The rooting will start taking place after you have selected on It would usually take about 10-15 mins
  9. After rooting the device will automatically restart and then normal booting will take place. Therooting of your Phone is now done!
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 and now you can add any applications without any limitation as well as you can even install Custom ROM or Cyanogen Mod, if you wish.



  • Install drivers automatically
  • Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
  • Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
  • Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
  • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
  • Backup/Restore your /efs partition
  • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
  • Install BusyBox binary on phone
  • Root any public build (different options available)
  • Flash Stock Recovery or CWM Recovery (thanks to ChainFire for his modified CWM)
  • Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
  • Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
  • Push Files from your PC to your phone
  • Pull Files from your phone to your PC
  • Set Files Permissions on your phone
  • Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
  • Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
  • Help, Information Screen for various tasks
  • Reboot Phone options in adb mode
  • Change background, text colour in ToolKit


Please remember this is the 1st release and there may be some errors. Report anything you find so I can fix them asap.

NOTE: As the ToolKit.exe file isn't Digitally Signed with a Microsoft Certificate it 'may' get picked up as potentially harmful by Antivirus Programs and deleted on first run. If this happens restore the file and exclude it from future scans to use it.



(Changelog at the Bottom of Post#1)




The first thing you need to do is to install the drivers. These are needed so that you can communicate with the phone via the PC and perform the tasks that the ToolKit offers.

a. Make sure your phone is booted into Android and the USB cable is unplugged.

b. Select Option 1 in the ToolKit to install the Samsung USB Driver pack. This should install all the neccessary drivers you need.

c. After the drivers have been installed connect the USB cable and the PC should detect the phone and install the correct drivers. This will also happen when you enter Download Mode and Recovery Mode for the first time.

d. If you want to check the drivers then go to your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. With the USB cable connected you should see a device listed as 'Samsung Android Phone' or something similar and a driver attached to it.



a. Download the Samsung Galaxy S3 ToolKit package and run to install the ToolKit to your PC. The installation will also create a Shortcut on your desktop for easy access. You have the option to include or exclude the drivers files at installation so if you already have your drivers set up and are just updating the ToolKit then you can untick the drivers if you wish.

b. Once the ToolKit is installed make sure your phone is booted and plugged in via USB cable and double click on the 'Samsung GS3 ToolKit v1.0' shortcut on your desktop to run it.

c. When you enter the Main Menu you will see 'Adb Mode' at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your phones serial number under the text. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on.

d. Each option has full information on what it is and how to use it.



a. Download your chosen Rom, Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum, then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.

b. Enter CWM Recovery (shut down the phone then hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds).

c. Scroll down to 'Install zip from sdcard' and select using the HOME button. Then select 'choose zip from sdcard' if the file is on the external Memory Card or 'choose zip from internal sdcard' if the file is on Internal Memory.

d. Scroll to your zip file and select. Then scroll down to 'Yes' in the list and select to start flashing.

e. When flashing is finished press the BACK Button to go back until you get to the Main Menu and then select 'reboot system now' to reboot your phone into Android.



Odin can be used to flash image files or parts of your phone. You can flash something as simple as a boot image or a complete system. Everything is packed in a tar or tar.md5 file on your PC and flashed via Odin which is a Windows OS program.

a. Make sure you have your tar file stored on your PC.

b. Reboot your phone to Download Mode [shut down your phone, then hold down the Home + Volume DOWN Buttons and press the Power Button for about 2 seconds until a Warning screen appears. Press Volume UP to continue to Download Mode.

c. Connect your phone via usb and the first box at the top under ID:COM should turn blue and have some text in it. If you are using Download Mode on your phone for the first time then you will notice drivers being installed to use it.

d. The site or page you downloaded the file from will usually give you instructions to set Odin but if not you want to load boot/recovery/system files to the PDA location and have 'Auto Reboot' and 'F.Reset Time' ticked and nothing else.

e. Click on 'Start' to start the flash. You can see what is happening in the text box in the lower left.



How to get into Recovery Mode
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.


ToolKit v1.0 (10th June 2012)
+New release
thanks to XDA_FORUMS....
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HOW TO ROOT Samsung Galaxy S2 for T-Mobile

HOW TO ROOT Samsung Galaxy S2 for T-Mobile

With Ice Cream Sandwich just around the corner – the Samsung Galaxy S2 for T-Mobile and its Galaxy S2 siblings are likely to have the highest bounty to get ICS on it as soon as humanly possible. If you’re thinking about wanting to truly customize your Android phone – and this is currently one of the best Android phones on the market – then look no further than rooting! Check out our comprehensive guide here!
That’s right, there is finally a way to root your Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile, thanks to some of the forum members on RootzWiki’s forums. For those of you new to Android, rooting is amazing. It basically give you the ability to have total control of everything on your device, much in the same way an administrator would have full access to a computer. Right now, if your phone isn’t rooted, you’re really more like a guest. Rooting allows you to remove or freeze bloatware — like Verizon’s VCast and other carrier specific apps — that are annoying, and you are unable to delete without being rooted. Oh, and then there’s everyone’s favorite – flashing custom ROM’s!
So lets get to how to root your Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile.
Rooting your device will void your warranty. WE are in not responsible for any damage, psychological trauma, robot uprisings, or other unfortunate incidents that may occur from your choice to use these methods.
What You’ll Need:
1. ODIN Ver. 1.8.4 (or greater). Can be found with Google.
2. Your correct Windows drivers. These can be had via Samsung Kies, which can also be Googled.
3. Clockwork Recovery ODIN for T-989. Download HERE or HERE.
MD5sum for reference: md5sum – 8bf6802a84d85aa7da0c1976c0f129d1
4: Superuser APK and su, which can be downloaded HERE.
5: An SD Card for Clockwork Recovery to work.
Step-by-Step Guide:
1: Make sure Windows recognizes your phone in ODIN. To do this use the adb command adb reboot download. Or Turn off the phone, hold both PWR + Vol Down, and plug in the USB cable.
2. Select the ‘PDA’ button and browse to recovery-cwm-hercules.tar.
3: Select ‘Start’.
4: The file should flash to recovery and reboot the phone.
5: After the reboot, mount USB storage and copy the file to the SD card.
6: Reboot into recovery with the adb command adb reboot recovery or power off, unplug the USB, hold down the Vol Down+ Vol Up buttons and press Power.
7: You should boot into Clockwork recovery.
8: Perform a nandroid backup from the backup/restore menu.
9: Select ‘Install ZIP from SD Card’ choose the file, and let it install.
10: Reboot your device.
Once your device reboots, you should be rooted with SuperUser access, and able to do almost anything with your Android device now. Now you can flash new ROM’s to your heart’s content.


Monday, June 4, 2012



deveoped by Ninad (aka, ninadchaudhari)


As you know this phone cannot be rooted by current popular common exploits 

After a lot of work with almost 5 zips, more than 1Gb of bandwidth and countless hours, finally the phone is rooted 

You can just download the ROOT4.7z from here:

-- This is Mandatory Check the extracted system.img for checksum with HASH TAB 


SHA512 :

FEFB2F46622F0F5B0166F8B1696DB0A6E82E98CC05F43D3005 C9C2493B1BB92D3F363E83E883E7956BDBD495C6AC9EF43A5F DFB5F703F5566D39BA772745C002


C0C3F3954C5514A0FC4AE4A60FBA1C38AFB97B82064CECDB3D 0C513AD8F13CDA70310DA024D53A8CB4FC3F5D7BC40479EF67 CF3AF3D180F9DC31ADFB621C877A
  1. -- Now replace this system.img with the one from the update package.
  2. -- Follow the exact way you flash your device from the new update
  3. -- Restart your device
  4. -- Follow the instructions over here WIFI and BUSYBOX
  • -- Voila , you are ROOTED !
  • -- Wifi Fixed
  • -- Busybox Installed

Fixing WIFI and Installing BUSYBOX 

-- JUST Extract the package and Execute the EXE file Just one click !!

Flashing instructions : 

Am getting few PMs on how to flash A75. Thought I would post it as a separate thread to avoid confusion.

Here is the link for the s/w ( a previous version of wat we downloaded.)

Please follow this method to flash.

Install the drivers given in the forum. (The MT65x3 folder - Install driver file). Then restart the system.

Driver file: You can download drivers from here: 

Run SP flash tool. Choose the scatter file (MT6573_Android_scatter.txt) and Downloading agent (MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin).


Then run Download. ( if file not found error comes, choose each file individally DSP_BL, UBOOT etc..)

When the s/w scans for the phone, plug in the phone(switched off).

Flashing complete. 

I will recommend ppl to use ROM -> UB-A75-1 it is much better 

Special thanks for karthik947 (<--- for constantly and promptly trying my last 5 experiments and assuring me that he won't complain even if his phone goes to thrash  )

also : 

Karanpr ( you can find him in this color !)

abhishek for beta testing the one click wifi fix tools

Sam for giving the Simple idea of Logcat ( team work yields  Do not know even after sooo many things i tried just a elementary logcat did'nt click me )
rudrateja ( for trying the very first experiment ! but later got busy !!  )

plz do not quote the entire post

Saturday, June 2, 2012

How to Root HTC Incredible S – Tutorial

How to Root HTC Incredible S – Tutorial

While Samsung chooses to simplify its products when it comes to Android by keeping things open to its users in terms of customization Motorola and of the latest HTC too joined to bandwagon to strengthen their phones thy making it difficult for its users to root or customize their phones. If you are some what creative and wants to try new things or customize your Androidthen Motorola with its thunderbolt and Incredible S will disappoint you. Though there’s no permanent root solution available for the Incredible S users, we have managed to bring on a temporary make shift solution with which you will be able to root your HTC Incredible S.
Please note that rooting voids the warranty, though the warranty can be claimed back once the device is un rooted, as it’s just a temporary root, the Incredible S can be un rooted just with the help of a simple restarting of the device. Basically there are two types of rooting methods, one is the permanent root and another one is the temporary root. In the permanent root even if you reboot the device the device will stay rooted but whereas in the temporary rooting process with the help of a simple reboot, the device will be un rooted. Though both has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, as of now since only temporary root is available, we will see on how you can temporary root your phone. Please note that this process is only applicable for HTC’s Incredible S and to not any other phone, if you apply the below mentioned procedure for any other HTC’s device then there’s a high potential that you may end up bricking your device.
Before proceeding to the procedure on how to root the HTC Incredible S, make sure that battery is charged to a minimum of 50% or else your device will get switched off in the middle of the process due to which the rooting process will not be completed. Also, additionally its recommended to create a backup of all the data which is there in your phone in the computer as in an unlikely event you may lose all the data which is present in your phone. Rooting has its own set of advantages and disadvantages the major advantage being that it unlocks the potential of device.

Procedure to Root HTC Incredible S:

  • First up you will have to download and install the ADB in your computer which can be done by following the instructional procedure only after which you will have to proceed, but before that you will have to turn on the USB debugging in your incredible S which can be turned ON by pressing the “Menu” key first then “Settings” > “Applications” > “Development”. Now here you will find an option of “USB debugging”, select the option and just accept the warning which it will pop up. It’s very important to put the device in the USB debugging and also important to go through the ADB setup process without which it’s not advised to proceed.
  • Now, next up you will have to download the Rooting package which you will have to unzip the same and need to place in the location path c:\adb after which you will have to connect the phone to the computer.
  • —–loop—–
  • Now, open the command prompt and key in the “cmd” and then you will have to make use of the change directory command so that the directory in which you have placed the rooting file can be accessed.
  • Next up type in the “pushroot” and enter the same, basically this will push in the pushroot.bat file.
  • After this type in adb shell /data/local/tmp/getroot and after that type in adb shelland press enter.
  • After typing in the above commands, you will now be prompted as # after which you will have to type in /data/local/tmp/pushroot.
That’s it you have now successfully rooted the HTC Incredible S, so from now whenever the device get un rooted, you will have to just enter the commands from the —-loop—- which is mentioned above. Do let us know if you get stuck anywhere as we will help you to get out of from there. Please note that as soon as we find a way with which you can Permanent Root HTC Incredible S, we will sure update with an article on how to root, so stay tuned to 

Friday, April 27, 2012

How to Upgrade Motorola Droid 3 to Android 4.0 ICS Using CyanogenMod 9

How to Upgrade Motorola Droid 3 to Android 4.0 ICS Using CyanogenMod 9

We’ve already heard a lot of stuff about how great Ice Cream Sandwich is. This has been proven further when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus came out. True enough, the latest version of Android is indeed one of the best, if not the best.
Many of us are already waiting for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for our devices. There are even those who are already saving up for brand-new Android devices, hoping to get ICS out of the box. A lot of us are really itching to get hold of this latest iteration of Google’s famous mobile OS.
Sadly though, a lot of the makers are not yet certain on when updates for ICS will be delivered to their respective devices. Many of them are targeting the first quarter of 2012, but even then, the schedule is not yet sure. Good thing we have the Android community. Thanks to these guys, some of us can now enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. People who own the Motorola Droid 3 are one of the lucky ones. The developers behind CyanogenMod just recently released the latest alpha version of the popular aftermarket ROM and it’s pretty much built around ICS. The latest CyanogenMod 9 just made it to the Motorola Droid 3. It is not yet a perfect match, but for sure it will get there.
For those Motorola Droid 3 owners who would like a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, read on and check out the steps on how to install CyanogenMod 9 into your Droid 3.


  • The Motorola Droid 3 should be rooted. For the rooting process, you can check out thislink.
  • There should be no Bootstrap apps installed on the device. Please uninstall the apps if there are any.
  • You need a PC that runs Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • You also need at least 170 MB of free storage space in the device’s SD card storage.
  • The Droid 3 battery has to be fully charged to avoid interruptions.

Installing CyanogenMod 9

  1. Download and install the SafeStrap app to your phone. You can download it here.
  2. Run the SafeStrap app and then choose the “Install Recovery” option. A number will appear at the bottom of the screen after you tap “Install Recovery”. Make sure it is 0.92. If not, you should abort the process.
  3. Download the latest build of the CyanogenMod 9 ROM to your PC. Use this link to download.
  4. Connect the Droid 3 to your PC using the USB cable. Copy the ROM that you just downloaded into the root directory of the device’s SD card.
  5. Disconnect the phone from your PC and turn off the phone.
  6. Turn on the phone again and while it is booting up, you will see a splash screen. While the splash screen is still displayed, press the Menu key. This will put the device into recovery mode.
  7. Create a backup of your Droid 3 by choosing the appropriate options found under the recovery mode menu.
  8. Enable the “Safe System” option in the Safestrap menu.
  9. Then, go to the “Mount” menu and choose “Format system.”
  10. Install the CyanogenMod ROM. To do that, choose “Install ZIP from SD card” option, then choose the ZIP file containing the CyanogenMod ROM.
  11. After the installation completes, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” from the menu.
  12. Reboot your phone. It will now be running on CyanogenMod 9.
Since this is the alpha version of CyanogenMod 9 for Motorola Droid 3, there are some features that are not working properly yet and some don’t even work at all. One of the issues of this build is the device’s losing audio once Bluetooth is turned on. And, for now the camera is not yet working. All the rest seem to work quite well.
Now you have a way to tinker with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Droid 3. Having ICS on the Droid 3 is already a wish come true for many. It needs more improvements, but if you’re backed with an awesome community of developers, definitely things will always get better.
How’s ICS on your Motorola Droid 3?

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on Motorola Droid X

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on Motorola Droid X

Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so.
Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola Droid X, a developer has decided to take matter into his own hands and whip up an ICS-based ROM for the Motorola Droid X. The ROM is called EncounterICS X and is a creation of firstEncounter, a member on the RootzWiki forums. The ROM is based on Android 4.0.1 and is still in continuous development, so there are still numerous rough edges.
For now, however, the following features are already working in the ROM:
  • Radio, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi
  • 2D (hardware accelerated) and 3D (still somewhat buggy)
  • Sensors (including rotation/accelerometer)
  • Audio (DSP force closes rarely, but still works)
  • SD Card
  • All hardware buttons
  • Charging
  • USB (including SD mounting)
If you have the boldness for a hacking adventure and if you understand the risks involved, you can flash EncounterICS X ROM to your Motorola Droid X. You’re going to need to root your Droid X first. Check out “How to Root Your Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread” for some tips on how to do that. Thereafter, you can easily flash the ROM in recovery mode. As usual, make sure you make backups first before you try flashing the ROM to your phone.
  1. Download EncounterICS X from here and save it to your computer.
  2. Download the Google Apps package (gapps) from here and save it to your computer.
  3. Copy the EncounterICS ROM and the Google Apps package to your phone’s storage.
  4. Turn off your phone. Turn it back on again.
  5. When the LED notification light turns blue while the phone is booting up, press the Volume Down key to go into the bootmenu. From the list of items on the menu, choose to go into recovery mode. You can use the volume keys to scroll through the options on the menu. Use the Power button to select an item on the menu.
  6. When in recovery mode, you can use the volume keys to scroll through items, but instead of the Power button, use the camera shutter button to select an option.
  7. Choose “Wipe data/factory reset” to clear your phone’s cache.
  8. Choose “Install zip from SDcard”, then select the ZIP file containing the ROM. Once you confirm to start flashing, the process will immediately start. Repeat this step for the Google Apps package.
  9. Wait for a few minutes for the flashing process to complete.
  10. Reboot your phone. Your Motorola Droid X should now be running EncounterICS X based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.
As has been mentioned, this ROM is still buggy, so don’t expect everything to work perfectly. There are several known bugs with workarounds. Here are some of the known bugs and their respective workarounds:
  • ADB doesn’t work. Turn off the phone. Turn it back on again. While it is booting up, press the Volume Down key when the LED notification light turns blue. You will be taken to the bootmenu. From there, choose “Boot”, then select “2nd-init + adb” from the list. ADB should now work.
  • SD doesn’t mount over USB. Open Terminal Emulator. Run “su” (without the quotes), then run “echo /dev/block/mmcblk0 > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file” (also without the quotes). You can also issue the same commands via ADB.
  • Gallery app force closes when gapps is installed. Simply disable the “Sync Google-photos” option for all of your accounts.
  • Android Market doesn’t install apps. As root, issue the command “drmserver &” (without the quotes) in Terminal Emulator. Or, use ADB to issue the command “adb shell drmserver &” (again, without the quotes). The ROM developer has promised a fix for this bug in a newer version of the ROM.
  • Feature XYZ doesn’t work even if the documentation says it does.  Try rebooting the phone.  Some settings and options will activate or stick only after rebooting.  Rebooting can also sometimes make a buggy feature work.
As you can see, installing this ROM to the Droid X is not for the faint of heart, nor will it be a breeze for those with no rooting or flashing experience. Have you tried putting ICS on your Droid X? How did it go?