Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Build DDLA1

by: Ken EastFebruary 7, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 is one of Samsung’s very popular entry-level Android handsets.  When it was first released into the market, it originally came with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.  But, Samsung has already released an official update for the device, which will bring the phone’s firmware to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

Also referred to as build DDLA1, the firmware update ties up some of the loose ends in the original firmware build that came with the Galaxy Y when it first came out.  So, even though the new version is not as exciting as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it may be worth updating your Galaxy Y with it.

This firmware update build DDLA1 for the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 should not be applied if you have a phone which is network-locked. Doing so might cause damage to your phone or could brick your phone.  Updating your handset to this firmware build will also make you lose root access (if you’ve previously rooted your phone).

For instructions on how to upgrade your Galaxy Y S5360 to Gingerbread build DDLA1, read the rest of this guide.


Complete the requirements below first before  you proceed to the installation instructions.

  • Keep at least 50% battery charge (full charge preferred).
  • Disable antivirus and other security tools on your computer and phone.
  • Make a back up of all your important files and data in your phone.
  • If you have Samsung KIES, close it completely (or uninstall it) and don’t back up data using this tool.
  • DDLA1 update package.  Get it here and save it to your computer.
  • PIT file for the update.  Get it here and save it to your computer.
  • Odin3 v1.85.  Get this tool here and save it to your computer.


WARNING: We do not guarantee that these instructions will work for you.  Do not hold us responsible if you damage or brick your phone after you perform the procedure in this guide.

Here’ how to upgrade your device:

  1. Enable USB Debugging mode on your device by going to Settings > Applications > Development.
  2. Unpack the DDLA1 update package that you have downloaded earlier.  It’s a RAR archive, so you will need RAR extraction software such as WinRAR to extract its contents.
  3. Turn off your phone and reboot it into download mode. Do this by pressing the Volume Down key and the Home (middle) button simultaneously and then press the Power button.
  4. Run Odin3 on your computer.
  5. Connect  your phone to your PC. Odin3 will detect your phone automatically. Check the yellow ID:COM in Odin3. If you see this, it means that the drivers are successfully loaded.
  6. In Odin3, load the files listed below into their respective tabs (highlighted in bold below). These files are are included in the archives that you have downloaded earlier.
    • PIT  —  totoro_0623.pit
    • Boot Loader  —  DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5360DDLA1_REVO5.tar.md5
    • PDA  —  PDA_S5360DDLA1_REVO5.tar.md5
    • Phone  —  MODEM__S5360DDLA1_REVO5.tar.md5
    • CSC  —  GT-S5360-MULTI-CSC-ODDLA1.tar.md5
  7. Under “Option” in Odin3, check only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”.  Leave the other options unchecked.
  8. If you are done, click the Start button for the process to begin. If the update was successful your phone will restart.
  9. Turn off your device and enter into recovery mode.
  10. While in recovery mode, select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and “Wipe Cache Partition”.
  11. Reboot your device.
  12. Go to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version and check whether it displays “Android 2.3.6 DDLA1”.

Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build DDLA1.

  • Jamil Ahmed

    Does this set support SKYPE.

    • supports skype

    • devraj

      ya bro…i use skype in my samsung galaxy y…

  • Jmd02 Pratik

    odin is not detectin my cell phone what to do

    • Rajat

      i am having same problem buddyyyyYYYyyy

  • Manju

    can install on G-Y s5360 .. where it’s support’s…?

  • Bweesit2003

    Why do you guys have a lot of steps for upgrading your software? it can simply be done with just a few taps on the phone, atleast thats what I did.. Just a thought

  • Bweesit2003

    And just a heads up before installing your software, if you do not have font changer or any other font application for your phone, (since it often requires rooting) if you are contented of your fonts text size, you might want to think about it because this update includes changes on your messaging fonts, the fonts are atleast 1.8x bigger than the pre-installed version..

  • Lolol

    How long will it take. Because mine says just downloading do not balh blah blah

  • H1artur09

    is that polish language after update?

  • Kmagajwala

    Their is one simple way also
    goto settings->about phone->software update->update.. And enjoy…
    It will update phone directly… But take some back up of important data on kies…

    • W_tusi

      Why does my phpne changed lock screen is that normal

    • does this also updates the Android version or only updates the phone firmware?

    • Herat Talati176

      aapka bahut bhaut shukiya thank you so much 4 this comment il like it

    • raymond

      will this really wor?

    • amer

      thank u dear

    • Aurang Zeb Pti

      this is not working for me

  • Nadaan_amir

    Nice one

  • Spyder Bali

    i have rooted and after is not charging. any ideas?

  • Talk2mitu

    is android 4.0 support on galacy y -samsung gt s5360

    • Guest

      officially, no

      • Sachinsm41


        • devraj

          its only upgradable to 2.4

    • rajini

      not possible..

  • yhel velasquez

    Thank you Mr Ken East i have successfully installed the Galaxy Y update :))

  • jaylord buhian

    Thank you for this! Now i used back my phone! I have a short advice ” Do not install the ice cream sandwich Os to samsung galaxy y it will having a big trouble to your phone ”

    • Sachin

      I tried the same but now my phone is dead. Even it’s not showing the download mode. Any way to get rid off it or how can i install/reset the previous version…

  • Rajat

    yellow color is not appearing

  • Jaybhavani40

    i also like samsung mobile……………

  • Muppurisatishkumar

    go locker not installed in my version 2.3.6

    • max charadva

      download it from softnick dot com site buddy

    • devraj

      go locker now works in galaxy y

    • mayank verma

      deleat go launcher

    • noah


  • Doriwala15

    can not open hotfile .com pls put diffrent download link

  • Alexia_kayllama

    nice on3.. perfect!

  • Khalid dar

    i changed the phone brand of my galaxy y to nexus S so dat it would support all apps on d market but nw im having a problem of boot loops………..can i get rid of it by flashing my rom via odin………………….plz help.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amrut

    can we upgrade and ordinary gingerbread to 4.0?

  • Koduikarthik

    i have android 2.3.6 on my samsung galaxy y. can i root my phone

  • Kodurikarthik

    i have android 2.3.6 on my samsung galaxy y. can i root my phone to android 4.0

    • kartikay passi

      yes search for it in youtube

  • Ishraksiddique

    my one is DDKK1
    should i upgrade to this one?

  • Ibrahim Asif009

    is ice cream sandwich is suppord to galaxy ys5360

  • galaxy y

    I have oll ready galaxy 2.3.6 how to apdate 4.0 ICS

  • dev

    I have samsung GT-5360, but i cannot use any voip and skype. “force close” shows. Please advice , what is the problem.

    • Devan

      please somebody help me…..::::

  • Devan

    I have GT-5360 galaxy, but i cannot use any voip, even skype also… I can install the voip “mobile dialer” from samsung market and register , but when i trying to call that shows force close. In skype, all other function are working except voice call ( skype – skype shows call faild ). What should i do..?? Please help…

  • asha

    How to download free Skype to my samsung galaxy phone

    • devraj

      from google play bro…

  • ashweng

    update can root jor?

  • ashweng

    i means if update cant root???

  • Faiz Akmal

    I have creed Rom v.2 ….can i change to gingerbread??? My Samsung Galaxy Young….

  • gautam

    i have samsung y but its not work when i make call when i use nimbuzz
    pls give mi sollutation

  • guri

    Odin say succed=0 and failed=0 it doesnt work help me i want to update it :( plz i beg u bro

  • viraj jadhav

    i want to upgrade 2.3.6 to 4.0

  • annur

    i have samsung galaxy y and i want to change to sonic rom..but.,it didnt work and i cant switch on my phone..what i’m supposed to do now.????

  • i have an alcatel glory here and it has 2.3.5 android os , can it be changed to 2.3.6? thanks! :)

  • Ryukia

    which odin must open?v 18.5 or 18.3?

  • Ryukia

    odin 18.3 or 18.5 ? please some 1 tell me

  • jaff

    Plzzz update my ph 2.3.6 to 4.0

  • i have Galaxy y android 2.3.7 i rooted and it happens that my galaxy y.. malfunction, i cant use my camera, wifi, bluetooth, sounds, and gsm Network.. what shoul i do?

    • bhootiya

      press home,vol up ,power button and select wipe cache then wipe data/factory reset

  • vijay

    Plz help me how to update android 4 in samsung galaxy y

  • MSN

    how much time does it take… it’s over an hour now !!!

  • Alyssa Jade Maprangala

    when i checked for software update in settings it replied with no updates available.. still using android version 2.3.5.. need help pls

  • how do you connect to odin

  • naiem

    i have root my galaxy y with ics4.After that i can’t start my phone.Now what can i do? please anybody help me…pls

  • sepehr

    thanks so much it was too helpful the best OS is android 2.3.6 i suggest do NOT upgrade your phone with custom rom at least you most come back to your android (2.3.6)

  • klz

    thank you so much !!!!!! :D

  • nikhil malhotra

    on changing android version what are the benefits can temple run , urban rivals like games can be play or not

  • radhe

    is galaxy y will be updated……..for country locked open phones

  • bhootiya

    can it strat my phone which is stuk on samsung logo and not turning on

  • akash

    my phone is not rebooting after this process….!!!

  • akash

    its apeearing like this:
    CUSTOM BIN DOWN: NO(0 counts)

    Do not turn off target!!

    after like this nothing is happening ….
    pls help me guys…

  • Max Jobs

    can i change my galaxy y handset OS frm gingerbread to ice cream sandwich !! plz reply me asap

  • joe

    Why cant i update my samsung galaxy Y

  • no name

    setup connection fail

  • nik

    i have galaxy y ,my camera is not working ,its shows an error 1 ,”handler message -1″

  • nik

    plzz help me out of this problem……

  • ravi

    link on working

  • azama

    i want to download the galaxy young android system

  • chiranth hu

    Hi guys….
    I am using Samsung galaxy y and i have android 2.3.6…
    Ru u guys going to leave any new version of android for galaxy y …

    Plz plz plz plz plz give us any new version of android…

    reply me

  • M.A

    any idea how to uniinstall bean blast rom

  • nik

    can i upgrade my galaxy y from 2.3.6 to any other higher version…..????

  • vihang

    recently i was have tried to upgrade samsung galaxy y from 2.3.6 to 4.0ics,now its jammed it is not opening from samsung galaxy y logo what shoud i do pleassee hheelllp sir.

  • Krishna

    what is DDLA1

  • abdul

    hi frnds mera problem samsung galaxy y s5360 android 4.1 pe update hua phir old version install karne k liye kya karu.. ? any one help me odin hai lekin Android 2.3.6 DDLA1 yeh file kahan se download karun site ka link bhejo plzzzz…

  • hamid

    it does not accept the memory card any one plz tell what to do?

  • lucky

    i cant download file fixed it

  • unkown user

    what is the password of the ddla1 file???

  • ..i can’t download the DDLA 1 ,, please someone help me,,

  • brinalizarion

    c how do you turn it back to normal ?

  • asd

    the DDLA1 is not available.

  • xxxx

    what if the ID:COM does not turn yellow?

    coz its notgetting yellow…

    • xxxxx

      pls help!!!!!!!!!!

  • tomasz

    Can I get platform sign certificate for S5360?

  • Nishan Chakma

    I want to download :)

  • pankaj jain

    how to re install in sumsung sowftware

  • Farid Afmed Bhuiyan (Jon)

    My Galaxy S5360 had some network disturb. I used it only 1 week.. Suddenly my cell phone could not recognized network facilities. So plz tell me what can i9 do????????

  • Haibhailie

    hotfile no longer works!!!!!!please change the link man!!!

  • Sandeep Pitta

    The links are not working. Please provide new links for download packages, since hotfile.com is shut down completely.

  • praveenkumar

    my mobile is not entering to download mode…… by pressing (volume up key+home button+power button)opton is not working… how to connect mobile to odin without entering in download mode….

  • praveen kumar

    My Samsung galaxy Y is bootlooped, so i tried to solve using ODIN Software BUTi can’t able to enter into DOWNLOAD MODE even i pressed (volup key+ home key+ power key) the mobile simply restarting.. How can i use ODIN software without entering my mobile into download mode please anyone give me suggestion……….

  • darshan arora

    How can i reinstall 2.3.6gingerbread
    This time in my 4.0 version
    I have galaxy y s5360
    Please say me about site where i download 2.3.6gingerbread