You get the same benefits out of rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera as you would out of any other smartphone or tablet. The same rooted apps are waiting for you to be able to install them. The app we recommend you test out as soon as you finish the guide is Undelete. With the Undelete app, you can restore those accidentally deleted files from your SD card.
- These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy camera EK-GC100 devices running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Check your model number matches up with EK-GC100 by heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- You must downgrade to firmware build JRO03C.GC100XXALK1 based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean before you can follow this guide if you want to root the device without risking a boot loop or soft brick. The rooting kernel is based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and the developer recommends downgrading so it works.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You can download the JRO03C.GC100XXALK1 firmware and flash it using the same Odin tool we are using for the rooting guide.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers directly to your computer.
- You must have the Developer Options unlocked before you can follow this guide. You may check if you have it unlocked by opening the Settings, scrolling down the list and checking if you can see the Developer Options. Those who do see it can enter. Those who cannot can follow the next step.
- Navigate to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number at least 7 times until it says you are now a developer. Everyone should now find the Developer Options menu unlocked.
- Enter the Developer Options menu by heading to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging Mode option you can see inside.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA EK-GC100
- Download the CF-Root tool for your Galaxy Camera from here.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool from here.
- Once you have the files on your desktop, right-click over them and select the “extract here” option.
- Double-click the executable Odin file and the Odin user-interface will open on your desktop.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Camera by long-pressing the Power button and reboot it in download mode (Volume Down + Home + Power buttons).
- Wait until the Galaxy Camera display tells you to press Volume Up and then perform that action.
- Now connect the Galaxy camera to the computer using the USB cable.
- You should see the ID: COM port change color if your drivers are working. Now you are ready to upload the file.
- Click the PDA or the AP button and browse the desktop for the executable CF-Root file.
- Click the Start button when you are ready to root your Galaxy Camera and the flashing will begin.
Wait until you get the pass message and your device reboots before entering the Google Play Store and installing your apps. You should see the SuperSU app is available from your app drawer, keeping your device safe. It’s that SuperSU app that is granting the root permissions when the apps request those same root permissions.
Some of you might like to know how to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 before going ahead with the rooting guide, just so you know what you are getting yourself into.
Alternatively, you might like to jump right in and install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 so you can start flashing some custom ROMs on your device to go with your rooted apps.