June 20, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung has released its latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for the Galaxy Camera bearing model number EK-GC100 in several countries. The new official firmware is now available for download as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 users who have already installed their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Camera users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Camera on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Camera by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 (CF-Auto-Root-gd1-gd1xx-ekgc100.zip)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy Camera. Then put your device in Download Mode by pressing and holding Zoom Out, Camera, and Power buttons together until a warning screen appears and then press Power again to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy Camera to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-gd1-gd1xx-ekgc100.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You can now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.


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