HOW TO: Root ZCALL3 Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to root ZCALL3 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Camera GC100. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Samsung Galaxy Camera, then this should not be any different for you.
However, for beginners, you need to install a custom recovery on your Galaxy Camera. Please Google that up if you are unsure.
- This root method tutorial is only for Galaxy Camera GC100 (Samsung). Please do not try on any other Galaxy Camera variants.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
- Your Galaxy Camera should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Root Package (CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.zip) for Samsung Galaxy Camera to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to root ZCALL3 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Camera GC100.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your camera. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Camera + Power buttons together till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy Camera USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your camera to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 – If your camera is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 7 – Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your camera. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.
- Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file ‘CF-Auto-Root-gd1-ekgc100.tar.md5‘.
Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.
Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your camera will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.
Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.
NOTE: Sometimes the device does NOT boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) and root your device. If that happens, do the entire procedure again.
OPTIONAL: Still not rooted? Once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure in ODIN, the “Auto Reboot” option is NOT checked. Then after installation (Step 10), do the following:
Step 11 – Pull out the battery to turn OFF the phone forcefully.
Step 12 – Now boot (turn ON your phone) with Volume Up + Camera + Power buttons to go directly into Recovery Mode manually. This will start the install process of rooting your phone.
That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy Camera has now been rooted on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.
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