1. Sai Charan1's Avatar
    how can i change my android version
    from ginger bread to jelly bean
    09-18-2013 02:22 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It depends on what kind of device you have. Devices on Gingerbread are pretty old, so it is unlikely that the manufacturer or wireless provider would have released an official system update to Jellybean for you. But you can always check by going to Settings/About Device/System Update.

    The other way is to root your device, which is a process of gaining complete control of the system. The process of rooting varies with the device, so it is important to know which one you have. Then search these forums or others for posts about rooting it. Once you've rooted a device, you can then flash a custom ROM, which means that you are essentially putting a whole new Android operating system on your device. There is no guarantee that everything will function correctly, and you do run the risk of irreversibly damaging the device if you do something wrong (or if the ROM doesn't work well). Rooting a device also voids the warranty, but for an older device, that is probably no longer important.
    Sai Charan1 likes this.
    09-18-2013 02:33 AM
  3. Sai Charan1's Avatar
    but how cn we root may i know the process
    09-18-2013 02:38 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As I mentioned above, the process is different for different devices, so it would help others on this forum (who know more about rooting than I do) if you told us what brand and model of device you have.

    Since I'm not an expert at rooting, I suggest that you do a Google search for "how to root [your device]"
    09-18-2013 02:43 AM
  5. Sai Charan1's Avatar
    Root your Galaxy Y

    Rooting is the first step to customise your device. Without rooting absolutely 'extraordinary' nothing is possible. Yes your warranty becomes void after that. So what?? You can always get it back after unrooting it. So chill. No matter where you read that its very risky or something like that, I'll say refrain from going to those sites. They are just putting unnecessary fear into your mind. Most probably they fear you could make your device function better than them. So lets go on with it. I've made it simple for you. Just follow the steps.

    1. Charge your device more than 80%. Coz you still have a lot of work to do...

    2. Backup your contacts, messages, apps and everything you want. For the contacts and messages you can just about use anything off the Play Store with a few stars and good reviews. But for the apps I would personally recommend the Astro app. Yes I know what you want to ask. It's free..

    3. Download the zip file for root and place it directly on your SD card, not in any folder. Do not extract it.

    4. Switch off your phone.

    5. Press the Home button, Power button and the Volume Up button and keep holding it until the Samsung logo appears. Now let go of the buttons. You will see that some writings have come in red colour. This is called the Recovery Mode. Your touch screen wont work now. So don't panic if you touch the screen and nothing happens. Only the volume buttons, home button and the power buttons work now. Volume buttons for going up and down. Home button for selecting and Power key for going back to previous screen.

    6. Select 'Apply update from sd card'.

    7. Choose the file that you have downloaded and select yes.

    8. After that you'll be taken to another screen where there will be an option 'Reboot system now'. Select it and be patient and wait for your phone to switch on.

    9. Check your apps and if you see the Superuser app, it means you are rooted.

    10. Now open it and update the binaries.

    That's it. You are good to go. The proud owner of a rooted SGY.

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    i dint get dat 10th point how to update the binaries
    09-18-2013 02:56 AM

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