The Samsung Galaxy Camera nay not be your traditional Android device per se. But so long as it runs the Android OS, you can be assured that the ever so curious Android development community will find a way to gain root access to it. And it has been no different with the Galaxy Camera.
For those who came in late, the Galaxy Camera is a 3G/4G enabled device which features a 16.3 Megapixel camera with 21x optical zoom and a pop-up Xenon flash, WiFi & 3G/4G LTE connectivity, a 4.8 inch Super LCD 720p display. 4GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot, a powerful Exynos 4412 Quad core processor clocked at 1.4GHz along with 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
If you are wondering how you could possibly benefit from rooting a digital camera of all things. How about being able to add software features and functions that are not otherwise possible with the stock firmware. Not to mention geeky stuff like changing the DPI of the screen or removing/uninstalling pre-installed apps that you do not use or do not want. So if you have picked up a Galaxy Camera and want to try and get the most out of it, here’s a detailed step by step set of instructions which will help you through the process of rooting your device. So without further ado, here we go.
How To Root the Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100
- Download and install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Download ODIN and extract the zip file to your desktop
- Download the Root package. Extract the zip file to your desktop to get a .tar file named CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.tar.md5
- Launch ODIN on your PC
- Click the PDA button in ODIN, and load the CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.tar.md5 file from Step 3
- In ODIN, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked, and the Re-partition box is left unchecked. Make no other changes in ODIN
- Switch off your camera and reboot to Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down + Camera + Power buttons together. At the warning screen press Volume Up to enter Download Mode
- Now connect your phone to the PC via USB cable
- Wait for the Added! message to appear in ODIN. Also, the ID:COM box in ODIN will turn yellow, indicating that ODIN has detected your device
- Now click the Start button in ODIN to start flashing the CF-Root package on to your device
- Once ODIN has flashed the file successfully, your camera will reboot automatically, and you will see a PASS message in the ODIN window