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im curretly having a hard time on this.. im using galaxy y, and i want to install cyanogen mod 7.2,
but my volume keys are not working. so i can't boot on recovery mode, and download mode.

and my phone is not rooted yet.
 
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hello friends..

im curretly having a hard time on this.. im using galaxy y, and i want to install cyanogen mod 7.2,
but my volume keys are not working. so i can't boot on recovery mode, and download mode.

and my phone is not rooted yet.
I guess your volume keys are damaged.Go to the service center for repairing the phone.
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you can try the following but make sure to have a backups as im not responsible for any data loss or phones blowing up

deodex your rom if its not already deodexed - you can find guides on this by searching
install samsung usb drivers on your pc
root your phone via your pc - you can try using this
now download root explorer via playstore
download system app installer via playstore
download quickpanelsettings.apk
download my status bar from http://d-h.st/k1H
unzip my statusbar and copy contents to sd

install quickpannelsettings.apk with system app installer

with the root browser copy lidroid-res.apk to system/framework
set permission of file to rw-r-r

with the root brower copy SystemUI-apk to system/app replacing the file currently there (you may get force closes now just carry on)
set perrmission of file to rw-r-r


now restart your phone
once restarted you should have a new status bar

pull down the status bar and swipe the toggle icons left and the last but one toggle is restart
press that and you will have the option to reboot into recovery mode (download mode doesnt work on galaxy y via this method)


This will only work on stock based roms


if you want to return to stock rom flash stock rom via odin
you can put your phone into download mode by using a usb jig if your buttons do not work

Its best to get your keys repaired if you can though

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you can try the following but make sure to have a backups as im not responsible for any data loss or phones blowing up

deodex your rom if its not already deodexed - you can find guides on this by searching
install samsung usb drivers on your pc
root your phone via your pc - you can try using this
now download root explorer via playstore
download system app installer via playstore
download quickpanelsettings.apk
download my status bar from http://d-h.st/k1H
unzip my statusbar and copy contents to sd

install quickpannelsettings.apk with system app installer

with the root browser copy lidroid-res.apk to system/framework
set permission of file to rw-r-r

with the root brower copy SystemUI-apk to system/app replacing the file currently there (you may get force closes now just carry on)
set perrmission of file to rw-r-r


now restart your phone
once restarted you should have a new status bar

pull down the status bar and swipe the toggle icons left and the last but one toggle is restart
press that and you will have the option to reboot into recovery mode (download mode doesnt work on galaxy y via this method)


This will only work on stock based roms


if you want to return to stock rom flash stock rom via odin
you can put your phone into download mode by using a usb jig if your buttons do not work

Its best to get your keys repaired if you can though

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hello friends..

im curretly having a hard time on this.. im using galaxy y, and i want to install cyanogen mod 7.2,
but my volume keys are not working. so i can't boot on recovery mode, and download mode.

and my phone is not rooted yet.

Ok first root ur phone from computer itself. Check for it....
Then install rom manager from playstore and reboot recovery from it.

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hello friends..

im curretly having a hard time on this.. im using galaxy y, and i want to install cyanogen mod 7.2,
but my volume keys are not working. so i can't boot on recovery mode, and download mode.

and my phone is not rooted yet.

Dude its better u get it repaired. Coz even if you do enter recovery, u need volume keys to navigate.... Unless you have touch recovery.
But to install touch recovery too u need to enter normal one. So volume buttons are must !
 
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how can use rescue root bro?
Not used it before - any root method via pc should work

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Dude its better u get it repaired. Coz even if you do enter recovery, u need volume keys to navigate.... Unless you have touch recovery.
But to install touch recovery too u need to enter normal one. So volume buttons are must !
good point - totally forgot about that!

you will need to get your phone repaired if you want to use recovery

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Well, if you have damaged Volume keys then you will be able to go to recovery but you will not be able to navigate in menus.
You can use rebooter app from play store(free) or use adb shell reboot recovery.
But to use recovery you will have to get your volume keys repaired (there is not any touch recovery for sgy yet)

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I had the same problem because on my Galaxy Y the Volume Up key is also broken. Repairing is no option because it is simply not worth the
money (no warranty left). Here is a solution:

First you have to disassemble the phone until you get to the Volume keys. (Only 4 screws to remove) Here you can test them if they are really
broken. If they are you have to remove them completely. This is no problem because they don't work and if you would like to repair these they
need to be exchanged. Don't do this if you have any warranty left, you will loose it!! They are only soldered with
two points and you can easily remove them by slightly moving them forth and back until they break. Now you can use the volume key with every
piece of metal just by touching the two solder points left on the phone.

Starting in reboot mode via ADB you can now use the volume keys with the opened phone to do what ever you want.

It's clear that you take these steps on your own risk, for me it worked great, I'm now on a custom rom with a lot better user experience.

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