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Update Android 2.3.6 to 4.2.2

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit

    Update Android 2.3.6 to 4.2.2


    Hello World!

    I hope there are some Android geeks here.

    I have Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360.
    GSM, Factory Unlocked, Not Rooted.
    I can root my phone if absolutely must needed in order to update.

    Currently by default it came with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
    My question is how do I update it to the latest Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2.2?

    Download OS files from somewhere and install them...Please describe the process below and provide download links or files.

    Android is an open source OS, so I am assuming that this entire update process shouldn't cost me a penny. Again my phone is not obligated to any career.

    And also please mention if doing so would harm my phone in any manner.

    Click image for larger version

    Thank You.
    - McNeil
    Last edited by McNeil; 30 Mar 2013 at 18:16.

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  2. #2


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Sadly, I do not know, McNeil.

    In fact I'm in a similar position, wanting to investigate the possibility of upgrading my ICS (Version 4.0.3) tablet to Jelly Bean.

    Hopefully, someone may be able to help us both.

    Wenda.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    There are actually lots of videos on YouTube and instructions on random websites I found through Google.
    Problem is all of them gives you customized Jelly Bean ROM which would upgrade your OS from any previous OS to the Jelly Bean but all of this is done by their custom ROM, not by generic ROM of Google or generic ROM from provider of your device's manufacture.
    I don't want to risk upgrade with any random ROM that would give me fake/cracked OS since if its custom ROM it could be stealing your data or so on because its customized ROM not generic one.

    Well I am keep looking and hoping to upgrade my phone before May, if you find something then please post here.
    Thank You Wenda.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    I can't help with your specific device as I don't own one myself but I am a big fan of Android.

    I recommend you head over to the XDA forums, they are a dedicated website full of talented developers with teams and individuals who do this stuff everyday.

    I've had numerous android devices over the years and I always find what I need over there.

    I also run custom ROMS from there on my devices. You should not worry about them being cracked or containing malicious code. Android is open source and google release the code to the public, which means that the developers there can get the latest android running on existing devices way before the actual manufacturers push them out, and that's even if the manufacturer still supports it, as many of them never do.

    There is always a chance that someone might booby trap a ROM but the all the people over on XDA would notice straight away as they all tend to check out each others work so they know if something is amis. My advice is to stick to the big and well known developers, at least your safer with them.

    The beauty of this ecosystem is that many developers actually get the ROM's running better than the manufacturers, as they spend more time optimising them, and they also add many useful features that otherwise would not be there.

    Depending on your device you may also have the option of installing a clean android ROM, which is a pure android experience without any customisation or UI overlay on top which the manufacturer may put on.

    Many ROM's are built from the pure android experience and also some are built from the device specific manufacturers which they say "built from stock ROM's".
    If your still uncomfortable running a custom ROM you can also find many "stock" ROMS there, which means they have been untouched are are usually direct from the manufacturer.

    I always unlock, root and install custom Rom's on my devices as the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Sometimes it takes a bit of figuring out as it can get quite confusing over there, but if you do decide to go down that avenue I would recommend study and read all instructions. I have been confused in the past and it can sometimes take some trail and error, but don't be put off, I've spent days flashing diffrent ROM's until I've found one I am happy with. Eventually you will even get to the point where you might enjoy experimenting with new ROMS.

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  5. #5


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I also found XDA Forums for Android while I was searching for some assistance in order to upgrade.
    I wasn't sure if they were credible source but I take your suggestion and will try them out.
    I am not really picky about getting exact 4.2.2 version of Jelly Bean, I just want to get Jelly Bean due to being latest OS and supporting Flash. Android 2.xx Gingerbread doesn't support Flash or Adobe Air so web browsing experience is poor and doesn't support many apps.
    Thanks Burtie.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    I also found XDA Forums for Android while I was searching for some assistance in order to upgrade.
    I wasn't sure if they were credible source but I take your suggestion and will try them out.
    I am not really picky about getting exact 4.2.2 version of Jelly Bean, I just want to get Jelly Bean due to being latest OS and supporting Flash. Android 2.xx Gingerbread doesn't support Flash or Adobe Air so web browsing experience is poor and doesn't support many apps.
    Thanks Burtie.
    No problem at all.

    I'd say XDA are very credible, they are very well known and a huge resource.
    I
    I am not sure if your exact device could support the latest android if it is only a gingerbread device. Best to have a look at the XDA forums, if you go to their main page there is a box in the top right where you can put in your device name and it will take you to the right section.

    I know your pain with gingerbread. Hopefully you can upgrade
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If you don't get an answer here, ask these guys on theis specialized forum.

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-y/
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  8. #8


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    So I did used XDA Forums and AndroidForums but both of them have tons of custom ROM for different OS versions.
    As I said I am looking for Generic Jelly Bean ROM, not customized by someone.
    I was expecting to download generic version (Stock ROM) from Google or my phone's manufacture's (Samsung) website, not from some random person's MediaFire account.

    Untouched/Stock ROM from Google are available here. But they haven't published one for my device, all those are for expensive Nexus and Galaxy S. So I am not sure if I should risk upgrading it with incompatible ROM.

    Couple other websites that have custom ROM for my device (Galaxy Y) in particular are here. Link 1, Link 2.
    Like I said both of them are custom from random people, I am not comfortable installing them.

    If you guys find any link where Google or Samsung has officially published Jelly Bean ROM for my device Galaxy Y GT-5360 (Img above) then please post it here.

    Thanks for you all's reply
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is kind of why I don't like android, it's turned into something it shouldn't be. A smartphone shouldn't be dual booting OS's, a smartphone shouldn't be acting like a PC in general. It's a communication and information device, not a productively and management device.

    Having said that, I'd jailbreak my Lumia 900 and install a custom ROM of Windows Phone 7.8 purely for the UI tweaks such as further color customizations.
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Why would one want to install this heavy weight, overbearing useless Windows ROM on an Android phone. There are plenty of svelte Android ROMs that can do the job a lot better.
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