Did you think having root access on the Samsung Galaxy Camera wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be? Thankfully it’s not a huge deal if you want to return to running the stock ROM on your device without root access. Just remember that you cannot download and install any of the rooted apps you were using before. That means apps like Undelete, NANDroid manager and BBQScreen are gone until you decide to root it again.
- We are flashing a stock ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Camera and that stock ROM is specifically made for the Galaxy Camera with the model number EK-GC100. Do not flash this ROM on any other device. You can check your model number if you need to find out by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers to your computer and have them running before you start using the Odin flashing tool. having the drivers running will avoid any software conflicts between your device and the Odin flashing tool. Most problems come down to the drivers.
- You can only follow this guide using a Windows operating system. The Odin flashing tool does not work unless it runs on a Windows OS.
- You mus have the Developer Options menu unlocked. You can unlock yours by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap where it says the build number. Keep tapping the screen about 7 or 8 times and eventually it will tell you that you are now using the device as a developer. That’s code for the Developer Options menu is now unlocked.
HOW TO UNROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA EK-GC100
- Download the stock ROM for your region from the Sam Mobile page here.
- Download the latest version of the Odin flashing tool from here.
- Once you download both the files to the computer, shift them over to the desktop.
- Now right-click over the files one at a time and select the “extract here” option.
- Double-click the Odin flashing tool and it will open the Odin user-interface on your desktop.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy camera and reboot it in the download mode (Power + Home + Volume Down and press Volume Up when it says to do so on the display).
- Connect the Galaxy Camera to the computer using the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM port to change color. If you do not see any color, it means your drivers are not working.
- Click the PDA or the AP button found from the Odin user-interface and browse the desktop for the executable stock ROM file you extracted earlier.
- Leave the default settings in the Odin flashing tool the same way they were after you downloaded a fresh copy.
- Click the Start button and the Odin flashing tool will flash that stock ROM on your device.
- Soon you will get a pass message in a green box and your device should reboot automatically. Apply the reboot manually if it doesn’t happen by itself.
There; that’s how you unroot Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 devices by flashing a stock ROM.