If you don’t know already, rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera lets you install many more applications from the Google Play Store and other third-party sources. You can overclock the internal hardware for better performance, remove the bloatware from your phone carrier network and OEM for better performance or even use a free WiFi hotspot. There are at least fifty apps worth mentioning that you can install on your device if you have room to store them in your memory.
The Files You Need
- Download the rooting package by Chainfire from this page.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers from the Samsung official website on this page.
- Download the Odin flashing tool and make sure it’s one of the latest versions.
- You can only follow this guide if you have a Windows PC. It can be any version of Windows from the Windows XP and up. However, some Microsoft Surface tablets running Windows RT will not work. Those only install files running through the Windows app store.
- You do void the Samsung Galaxy Camera warranty by following this guide. The Galaxy Camera likely doesn’t have any Samsung Knox security which means you can download the stock ROM and unroot the device to get the warranty back. You can find the Android stock ROM available from Sam Mobile or Samsung Updates.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
- Download the Odin package and the CF-Auto-Root package and move them to the desktop.
- Right-click over the files and extract them on the desktop. Now you have two executable files you can use.
- Double-click and run the Odin app on your computer by clicking over that executable file.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy camera in download mode. Start with the Galaxy Camera device completely off and then reboot it holding the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons to get it in the download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy camera to the computer using the USB cable.
- If the Samsung drivers are installed on your computer, the ID: COM port in the Odin app should change color. Those of you without that change must install the drivers found from the link above or reboot the computer to get the drivers working. Sometimes a PC needs a reboot.
- Click the AP button (Or PDA if you are using an older version of Odin) and browse the desktop for the Samsung Galaxy camera CF-Auto-Root file.
- Click the Start button in the Odin app on your computer to flash that rooting package on your device.
- Wait until the Odin application gives you the pass message on the display and your device reboots automatically before unplugging from the computer.
- Once you are satisfied, you can take control of your Google account and open the Google Play Store app. You should find there are no apps you cannot install now with your account.
- Some of you might prefer starting with the root checker app just to make sure your device does have the root access you wanted. Now you can easily eliminate the root access from the list of potential problems if an app doesn’t work on your device.