Rooting Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 had become quite difficult after the recent 2.3.6 firmware update of the device. If you update your phone’s firmware after rooting, you will not have root access anymore and you will have to root your device again. In this post we will help you root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. While rooting risks the warranty of your device, you may be tempted to root it because of the advantages one gets by rooting. You can remove system apps and increase the internal memory of your android device. You can also automate tasks, block ads and a lot more can be done only after you root your phone.
As already said, the warranty of your device will be void after you do this, however you can regain it by flashing the stock firmware which unroots the device ultimately.
Before you carry out any hacking activity on your phone, it is always a good idea to back up all data on your phone. The steps mentioned below will help you do that.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
- Download CWM zip file for Galaxy Player US variant | International variant and extract the content of the zip file to get a .tar file.
- Download Superoneclick zip file and Odin.
- Turn off your device and boot it into download mode. To do this, turn off your device and press Volume Down button and power button simultaneously.
- Open Odin on your computer.
- Connect your tablet to the computer via USB cable. If you have all device drivers properly installed, you will see that Odin will recognize your device.
- Press the PDA button and select the YP-G70-kernel-r14.tar IF INTL OR in US select DD_01142012.tar
- Press Start button in Odin.
- Once Odin completes its process, your device will reboot and the kernel of your Galaxy Player will be changed.
- After it reboots, you can open Sueproneclick and click on “Root” button to root your Galaxy Player.
In this simple way you can easily root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. If you face any issues, please leave a comment below or refer the original thread.