There would be many times , when you’ll require to flash Galaxy Y with original Stock ROM [Original Gingerbread Version] . Suppose you tried to tweak some system setting’s in your smartphone and by mistake you did it in a wrong way , then most probably you will brick your Galaxy Smartphone .
Playing with system files require “Rooting” of device , which voids the warranty . So, now you can not take Galaxy Y to any samsung service center[Due to rooting] . The only option left , to make your phone alive is “Flashing” . If your phone’s bricked due to any system file then most probably you can fix your bricked phone yourself .
What is Flashing Actually ?
We use boot-able CD’s in the case of PC to install OS [operating system] . But in case of Android smartphones we need flashing to install Android .
Requirements to Flash Galaxy Y with Official Android OS
- Odin For Galaxy Y – Odin V1.85 [Updated on Sept. 2012]
- Original Stock ROM or Original Firmware For Galaxy Y
Thanks to Docky73 from XDA , he has collected a list of original stock ROM’s for Galaxy Y with country specifications , you can download according to your country. CLICK HERE to download specific Stock ROM’s for your Galaxy Y .
Flashing a smartphone means – “Installing a new OS/firmware in a smartphone” . You need to be carefull about every step , a minor mistake may lead to major damage for your smartphone . Follow these steps carefully and start flashing to install new android on your samsung Galaxy smartphone :
Step1.> Extract the original stock ROM , you will find three files starting with PDA,Mobile and CSC
Step2.> Start Odin V1.85
Step3.> On bottom of right side , you will find 5 boxes asking for 5 files ie .
- PIT files
- Boot Files
- Modem or Phone files
- CSC files
Leave PIT an BOOT files empty and select the other three files from Extracted original Stock ROM.
Step4.> For installing a new OS in your android smartphone you need to start your phone in the download MODE .Follow the steps below to open your phone in download mode :
- Shut Down your Smartphone and wait a minute
- Press three buttons simultaneously [Volume Down+HOME+Power Button] , press these three buttons until you get an android warning type of screen.
- After this screen , press volume up to enter in Android OS installation mode or Download MODE .
Step5.> Connect your Smartphone with your PC via USB cable .
Step6.> You will see a yellow bar on the top left of ODIN showing this message 0:[COMxx] in the IDCOM area.
Step7.> You need to repeat Step 4 and Step 5 until you get a yellow message on the left top of ODIN [This yellow bar indicated that your smartphone is connected to PC and is ready to be flashed]
Step8.> If you see a yellow bar on the top Left Odin , then press start to start flashing your Galaxy Y .
It will take around 5-10 minutes to complete the installation process .You will see a Green PASS bar on the top left of ODIN Software indicating the completion of Installation . Smartphone will reboot itself after the installation .
A single mistake may lead to a major damage to your phone , so please read all the steps carefully before proceeding . Its very difficult for a noob to Flash Galaxy Y with Original Stock ROM or Firmware for first time , you may message me or comment below if you find any problems installing fresh official android on your Galaxy Y .