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How to Root Galaxy Camera 4.1.2 with CF Auto Root for GC100


You can now root Galaxy Camera 4.1.2 using Odin to flash CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.md5 on your device. The official GC100XXBLL7 update for GC100 had become available earlier today and now you can root it using ChainFire Auto Root. Please read on to learn more about rooting process and the step by step guide with download links to the tools:

Before you Begin:

First, update Galaxy Camera to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (GC100XXBLL7) firmware if you have not done it already. Then take the following precautionary steps:

  1. Install USB drivers for your device on your PC. You can download and install Samsung Kies which will automatically install device drivers.
  2. Be sure to backup your data including Contacts, SMS / MMS, APN & MMS Settings as well as photos and videos stored on your device’s internal or external storage.
  3. Make sure that your device is well charged. Ideally, the battery level should be around 60-80%. The more the better.
  4. USB Debugging should be enabled on your device.
  5. Make sure that Samsung Kies is not running.

Step 1: Download Chainfire’s root package: CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.zip and extract the downloaded zip file. You will get the file: CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.md5.

Step 2: Download Odin: Odin3_v3.04.zip and extract it.

Step 3: Launch Odin on your PC: right click on Odin3 v3.04.exe and run it as Administrator.

Step 4: Boot Galaxy Camera in Download mode. To do this:

  1. Switch off your device
  2. Press & hold Volume down + Camera + Power buttons till the device boots up
  3. Now press the Power button again to start device in Download mode

Step 5: With Odin running on PC and your device in download mode, connect it to the computer via USB cable.

Odin will detect your device and one of ID:COM boxes will turn yellow & display the COM port number. If this does not happen, make sure you have device drivers installed properly.

Step 6: Now in Odin, click on PDA button and then browse and select the CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.md5 that you extracted from the zip file in step 1.

Step 7: After selecting the file, click “Start” button in Odin. Before this, please make sure that:

  • Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes should be selected
  • All other checkboxes should be unchecked

Step 8: Odin will now flash the Auto Root and which will root GC100XXBLL7 on Galaxy Camera. Your device will reboot in recovery mode while the ID:COM box in Odin will turn green. Please wait till the process is complete.

Step 9: After it’s complete, your device will then reboot.

Step 10: You can now unplug device from the computer and check for SuperSU in the list of apps to confirm.

That’s it! The root for Galaxy Camera 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is done.

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Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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