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Root Samsung Galaxy Camera with Odin and CF Auto Root

Galaxy Camera is a different Android device and not one that we’re used to see on Android blogs and web sites. However, since it still runs on Android ROM you can apply root and customization files to your camera device easily. Use this tutorial only if you’re an advanced user.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera doesn’t have support for making phone calls and it is only the latest Android device that runs on Google’s OS. The root files and how to apply them were released by AdamOutler, an XDA Elite Recognized Developer. He took the ‘CF-auto-root’ by Chainfire and  edited it to make it work on the Galaxy Camera device

Before moving to the tutorial, read the guidelines listed below and learn how to successfully configure your computer and your camera for the root process:

  • Use this tutorial only on the Samsung Galaxy Camera device. Do not attempt to flash these files on any other Android smartphones or tablets.
  • Note that by rooting your Galaxy Camera, you will void the device warranty and this can be retrieved only by restoring it to stock firmware.
  • This guide might remove all data from your device. Make sure that you’ve transferred all files to your PC.
  • Your computer should have all the Samsung USB Drivers installed. Without these you cannot complete the installation. Note that you can install them using Samsung KIES software, but this app should be disabled while you’re flashing the root files. Alternatively, you can choose to install the Samsung USB drivers from the following links: For Windows 32bit x86 OS | For Windows 64bit x64 OS.
  • Make sure that your camera device battery is fully charged.
  • Disable all antivirus applications that are currently opened on your computer. Such apps are always interfering with root actions.
  • This is a guide that should be completed by an advanced Android user. Do not attempt to flash the files if you’re a novice. Remember that in case you’re having problems with the root process, then you should ask for more help in comments.
  • Also, do not blame us in case something goes wrong during the update and you cannot use the Galaxy Camera because it got bricked in the process. However, in case that happens, you will be able to restore a stock firmware and then the device should work again.

How to root the Samsung Galaxy Camera:

  1. Download the CF Auto Root zip file from HERE. Save the file on your PC desktop.
  2. Extract the contents of the CF Auto Root zip and save them in a single folder on your PC. The new directory should have a file that has a .tar or .tar.md5 extension, and you shouldn’t extract any further than that.
  3. Get the Odin3 v3.04 from HERE. Extract the Odin zip contents to a single folder on your PC desktop screen.
  4. Power off your Galaxy Camera as you will need to boot it into download mode. It can be done like this: remove its battery, re-insert the battery back after 5 seconds and then press the ‘zoom out’, ‘camera’ and ‘power’ buttons simultaneously.
  5. Next, launch Odin application on your PC. It can be found in the Odin folder you created at step 3.
  6. Use the USB cable and connect the Galaxy Camera to your computer. Odin window should show a message saying ‘added!!’, which means that the USB drivers have been installed. Get to the next step. NOTE: If that message does not show up, then you will have to try another USB port or you can choose to re-install the USB Drivers. Repeat the tutorial when you’re done.
  7. In Odin, click on ‘PDA’. Now browse your PC for the file CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.tar.md5 and load it into ODIN; that’s the file you extracted at step 2. Don’t change any default settings in ODIN and make sure that the Re-partition option is not selected.
  8. When the file is loaded into ODIN you can click the ‘START’ button and ODIN will start to flash the root files.
  9. After the root is complete, Odin will display the ‘Pass’ alert and the Galaxy Camera will automatically restart.
  10. Now you can unplug the device from computer as the Samsung boot logo is displayed.
  11. That’s it, you’ve managed to successfully flash all the required files in order to achieve root access for your Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Note: If Odin doesn’t complete the root or it case it display a message that says ‘Fail’ then you should unplug the camera from computer. Close Odin now and then remove the device’s battery for 5 seconds. Re-insert the camera battery and after that you should boot again in Download mode and repeat the tutorial guide.

Eventually you should be able to root the Galaxy Camera. In case yo cannot complete the root, then you should ask for more help in our comments field and we will try to give you any solutions. Remember that this root means that you’ve voided your Galaxy Camera warranty and, in order to get it back you should restore it to a stock firmware. A tutorial guide that teaches you how to restore your Samsung Galaxy Camera to Android 4.1.1 stock firmware can be found HERE.

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