Samsung Galaxy Camera gets rooted

by: Kristofer WoukNovember 21, 2012

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Camera, but find yourself squirming knowing that there are certain things that you just can’t do, you may be in luck, as some intrepid folks over at XDA Developers have rooted the device, and it seems fairly easy to do.

To root your Samsung Galaxy Camera, you’re going to need a few things: a Windows computer, the recovery and cache to flash, the Odin tool, specifically version 1.85, and Jelly Bean 4.1.1 build GC100XXALK1. Luckily, all these are provided, along with instructions, at the XDA Developers Forum link in the sources at the bottom of the article.

According to the forum post on XDA Developers, this  “cannot hurt your device because full recovery is simply a 1.1gig Odin flash away.” Still, as with any root, be sure to read the instructions a few times and be sure you know what you’re doing. If you have any doubts, double check. It’s better to take more time to prepare than it is to end up with a device that doesn’t work properly, even if you can restore it to its original condition in this case.

That said, the process seems fairly simple and straightforward, and all the downloads and instructions are laid out in one place. If you’ve been itching to root your Samsung Galaxy Camera, now may be the time.

Are you interested in rooting your Samsung Galaxy Camera? Have you done so already? Was the process fairly painless? Let us know in the comments below.


  • Can the galaxy camera be used as a gaming device as well? i see the play store there so im guessing facebook twitter etc?

    • NicholasMicallef

      This has similar performance to a Galaxy s III so it will definitely easily handle any gaming you throw at it. Whether it would be comfortable to hold while gaming is another issue entirely though xD.

  • NicholasMicallef

    This is one device I would probably not want to install custom ROMs on, but Ti backup, AdFree and other root apps and the possibility to flash leaked ROMs in the future should be cool.

  • I would love to replace my wifes iPod with this, to bad it cost so much like my wifes iPod.

  • lkreykes123

    Wait a second… There is a messaging icon on the screen! You can text with it? I know it has it’s own number but wouldn’t AT&T block messaging?

    • dan

      text messages work with it but calls don’t.