How To Update Samsung Galaxy Y To Android Kitkat 4.4

Posted on Feb 9 2014 - 12:38pm by Rohit Dubey

Google just released Android v4.4 Kitkat and many of the android users are waiting for this update on their device but Android 4.4 has not been announced for many devices.Android V4.4 Kitkat is a faster and newer version of android which open the gates to new apps and improves your system performance and this is why every android user wants this update and this is why today we are here with a tutorial on how to update Samsung Galaxy Y to Android Kitkat 4.4.

This update is not official as Kitkat has not been announced for Samsung Galaxy Y but there are some methods through which you can get Android Kitkat 4.4 on your device.If you are looking for a tutorial on How To Update Samsung Galaxy Y To Android Kitkat 4.4 then I think you are on the right place as we have the perfect tutorial here just for you.

Update Samsung Galaxy Y To Android Kitkat 4.4

Rooting is a process which gives you root access to your system setting and before updating your Galaxy Y to Android Kitkat 4.4 you need to know how to root Samsung Galaxy Y and first root your device and install CWM Recovery on your device.You can start with installing CWM on your device and then updating Galaxy  Y to Android V4.4(Kitkat) you can also update Galaxy Ace To Kitkat.

Rooting has many benefits but it can cause damage to your device too.So you need to be patient while doing the process and don’t forget to go through the requirements and don’t forget to install one of the best antivirus for android after finishing the process and read some of our rooting tutorials to get an idea.

Safety Measures To Follow Before Updating Galaxy Y To Kitkat 4.4

  1. Charge your Galaxy Y to a minimum of 80%.
  2. Backup All your contacts and apps and media files etc.
  3. Enable Usb Debugging on your device.
  4. First root your device by the above tutorial and then install the CWM Recovery first.

Download Required Files

  1. CWM Recovery
  2. CM Kernel
  3. Android Kitkat 4.4 ROM

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Y To Android Kitkat 4.4 and Install CWM Recovery

  1. Download all the required files and copy them into your SD Card.
  2. Now switch your device off and boot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up+Power+Home.
  3. Now select “Apply Update From SD Card” and choose CWM file.
  4. Now once done select Install Zip from SD Card and now select Cyanogenmod.zip after installing select boot recovery.
  5. Now we need to format everything so format data,format cache,format system from the mount and storage option.
  6. Now go back and select install from SD and now select Android Kitkat 4.4 ROM from the SD Card.
  7. Now The Android 4.4 ROM has been installed now do a factory reset of the device.
  8. So now Galaxy Y has been updated to Android 4.4(Kitkat).

So now you know How To Update Samsung Galaxy Y To Android Kitkat 4.4 and it takes a maximum of 20-25 minutes and this is one of the best working tutorials on the web.If you are having any problems updating and have any questions then fee free to ask in comments and you can also try CyanogenMod Themes or Go Launcher Ex Themes on our device now.

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13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lakshman February 27, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

    This rom is simply awesome and loving it but the only problem im facing is some times its not recognising my sim card and i,need to restart the device every time any solution

  2. Marawan March 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Why My Phone Stopped Working?

    • Kumar Abhay March 4, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

      Let me know in full detail,What happened with your device and did you try to cancel the process in midway?

  3. sujit March 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    i recently root and try to install kitkat 4.4 whole procedure followed as mentioned above but its not responding after 25 min what can i do?

  4. Prashant March 14, 2014 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Its not worh.

    Wifi not working
    BT not working

  5. Guest March 24, 2014 at 12:45 am - Reply

    At first I need to thank for sharing such an easy guideline to upgrade for galaxy y but unfortunately I still made a mistake by formatting my SD Card too with (data, system and cache). Now I may not instal kitkat.zip as there are no files in sd card so please advise me a solution.

    • Kumar Abhay March 24, 2014 at 5:29 am - Reply

      If you wiped all the data you can start from Step 1 again.

      • Guest March 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

        Yeah, I tried to start from the first step after recopying the 3 zip files in SD card through a memory card reader. However, there was an installation failure in updating CWM file (step1) due to an error in the file, while all remaining steps ran smoothly. Whenever I switch on my device, then for a few seconds a front page of Samsung open (Displaying Samsung galaxy Y Young S5360) and then it switch-off. After a few more seconds a front page opens again, hence this cycle of on and off continue until the battery is removed. By the way, thanks for replying

  6. Guest March 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    One more thing I have discovered now that my mobile is smoothly running KitKat without a Sim card. However, when I insert a Sim card then problem incurs of ‘on and off’ (as told earlier).

  7. himanshu March 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I try ur. Steps bt my phone is not. Able to boot
    It’s only

    • Kumar Abhay March 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Have you rooted your Samsung Galaxy Y?

  8. Guest March 27, 2014 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Yeah I rooted my phone before experimenting on kitkat. Well now I have unrooted my device and have got back to gingerbread so I guess my problem resolved

  9. himanshu March 27, 2014 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Yes my phone was rooted

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