[Guide] Know your Device: Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300/B/L | Root, Odin, CWM, ROM List & More...

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket (also known as Samsung Galaxy Cori) is an Android smartphone manufactured by Samsung that was announced in March 2012. The handset is budget-oriented, sporting a relatively small 2.8-inch LCD display. Its specifications are similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Y. The Pocket is powered by a 832 MHz processor and offers a set of connectivity options including 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. Internally, it comes with 2 GB of storage which can be further expanded to up to 32 GB using a microSD card.


Device Name:Samsung Galaxy Pocket
Manufacturer:Samsung Electronics
Networks: 3G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3.5G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps 900/2100 MHz
First released:March 2012
Form factor:Slate
Dimensions:103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm
Weight:97 g
OS :Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) unofficially upgradable to GB 2.3.7, ICS 4.0.4 (Not fully functional yet due to missing opensource drivers from Broadcom!) via CyanogenMod.
CPU:Broadcom BCM21553 ARMv6 832 MHz processor
Memory:289 MB RAM
Storage:2 GB
Removable storage:microSD up to 32 GB
Battery:1200 mAh
Data inputs:Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer, A-GPS, Digital compass,
Proximity sensor, Push buttons, Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
Display:QVGA TFT LCD, 2.8 in (71 mm) diagonal. 240 x 320 px, 16M colors
Camera:2.0 Megapixels (1600x1200 px)
Connectivity:3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
SAR:Head: 0.23 W/kg 1 g, Body: 0.29 W/kg 1 g, Hotspot: 0.29 W/kg 1 g
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Key Combinations:-

Download: Volume (-) + Home + Power

Recovery: Volume(+) + Home + Power

How to install Stock Firmware?

Be Careful while Flashing via Odin!

  • Do not turnoff / Remove USB Cable while flashing.
  • Flash Correct Firmware File; otherwise your device may become HARD BRICK means DEAD!
  • Read Flashing Instructions Carefully.
What I need?
Step-by-Step Instuctions:-
  • Connect your phone to pc via USB cable.

  • Install Samsung Drivers.
  • Extract Stock firmware zip file to get the .tar.md5 file named like "S5300DDLI1........"
  • Extract "" with WinRar, 7Zip or Windows zip file utility.
  • Power off your Phone.
  • Get into "Download mode" by pressing Volume (-) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Open Odin_Galaxy_Pocket.exe
  • Make sure that your phone is detected in "ID:COM" area.
  • Step:1 - Press "PDA" button and choose the one package firmware file xxxx.tar.md5
  • Step:2 - Press "Start" button under Execution.
  • Wait for some time... The flashing may take about 4 min - 5 min. The Phone will be auto rebooted after successfull flashing.
  • If flashing does not start, Press "Pit File" button and choose S5300.pit file along with the Odin for Galaxy Pocket.
  • Remove the USB Cable.
  • If you are facing boot loop after flashing completed on Odin, you have to go to Stock Recovery (Volume(+) + Home + Power Key combination) and select wipe data/factory reset.
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery? (Temp)
  • Download and Copy (Google Drive, 1.17 MB) to Internal Memory
  • Power off your Galaxy Pocket
  • Get into recovery mode by pressing Volume(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Choose "apply update from sdcard"
  • Select "" and confirm the action.
  • Reboot system now
  • Again go to recovery mode by pressing Volume(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Now you are successfully installed CWM!

Want to Remove unnecessary stock apps? Wan't to install extra Fonts? Copy and Replace System apps?

For that you need to ROOT your Phone.

Remember, Rooting will void your warranty. So If you are on warranty period, Don't do it!

How to ROOT your Galaxy Pocket?

  • Download and Copy (Google Drive, 2.15 MB) to Internal Memory.
  • Power off your Galaxy Pocket.
  • Get into recovery mode by pressing Volume(+) + Home + Power Keys.
  • Install and you are now in CWM
  • Choose "install zip from sdcard"
  • Select "" and confirm the action.
  • Reboot system now.
  • Now your Phone is Rooted!, Enjoy Modding!
Use App Master Tool from Play Store to Remove system apps, (Be carefull while selecting system apps. Some apps are essential for the system, double check before removing them)

Use Root Browser Free or Rhythm File Manager for best root file access.