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Root XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Camera GC100 Official Firmware

After covering on how to update your Galaxy Camera to XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 firmware, we have a complete root guide compiled for this device. This guide is primarily for the Galaxy Camera running XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 firmware. Not sure about rooting? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. After rooting you would be able to make extensive system backups and have access to root apps. You should know that root does void your warranty. The method we will be using is very simple and there is very less chance of error. You can root Galaxy Camera GC100 on XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 using ODIN. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup or read our list of the essential root apps available! The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 – CF-Auto-Root Details:

Here are a few details about the CF-Auto-Root package that you should know before you root Galaxy Camera GC100 using it:

CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.

NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.

NOTE: Your Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 should be on Android 4.1.2 firmware in order to apply this root method.

You can install the official firmware XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy Camera GC100 from the following link:

Samsung Galaxy Camera USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Camera properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Camera USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root XXBMC4 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Camera GC100 official firmware.

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