Root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 using ClockworkMod Recovery flash

Rooting a device, be it a smartphone, a tablet or something entirely different, has long been a very exciting and useful thing to do. Because how else can we fully enjoy the benefits of a certain operating system, feature and so on? In this article we will tell you what the steps of rooting a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.

The operating system that Samsung’s Galaxy Player 5.0 used before receiving an Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread upgrade was the 2.2 Froyo version. If your device has not yet received that update, there is a solution to that in the form of something called ClockworkMod Recovery flash. This was thought of by someone on the XDA Developers forum, naturally. He made it so that owners of the Galaxy Player 5.0 YP-G70 could check out on the various improvements offered by the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

Requirements

To be able to enjoy them, one has to own this device (either the US or the international model). Then the owner needs to grab a file known as ClockworkMod Recovery TAR.

The ClockworkMod Recovery is the international variant (YP-G70-Kernel-r14.tar, 7.2 MB) and it can be downloaded online; the ClockworkMod Recovery (DD_01142012.tar, 6.5 MB) is the variant for the US and it is available online, too. The next requirement is to download Odin3 v1.7 (Odin3 v1.7.exe) and Superoneclick (Suproneclick.zip, 1.81 MB) to a laptop. Which needs to run a Windows OS. Another element your comp should have: handset USB drivers. Do a backup. Then make sure to turn all the security solutions off. Finally, enable the USB debugging. And that’s a wrap on the requirements.Samsung-Galaxy-Player-5.0

Important instructions

To successfully install the ClockworkMod Recovery you have to follow all the steps below.

Installing process

  1. The first one: extract the file labeled Suproneclick.zip; then move it to the folder called Superoneclick.
  2. Up next is the second step: open Odin from a laptop via doing a double-click on the Odin3 v1.7 executable file, previously downloaded. Once you are done with this step, turn the player off.
  3. Step 3 is to enter into Download Mode using the connection of the USB cable to your PC; then hold the button for Volume Down button and insert the USB cable to the device. While you are plugging the USB cable, don’t release your finger from the key labeled Volume Down. In step 3 you should see a message in the message popup of Odin, saying Added!
  4. The fourth step is this: choose the PDA key on your laptop. After this look for one of the following files: DD_01142012.tar or YP-G70-Kernel-r14.tar archive.
  5. The final step: in Odin, opt for the Start button. This is going to install the ClockworkMod Recovery. The message that appears afterwards should read PASS. The device is now ready to reboot.

Rooting process

To root the Galaxy Player 5.0 you have to take into account the steps below.

  1. First off, wait for the device to end its rebooting process. Once it is over, enable USB Debugging by going to Settings, then Applications, then Development and then, finally, USB Debugging. The latter should be ticked. If it isn’t, do it manually.
  2. Second step is the following: open the application called Superoneclick; you will find it in the Superoneclick folder on your laptop.
  3. For step 3 you have to choose the key known as Root. If the device reboots two or three times, don’t worry.
  4. Finally, in step 4 disconnect the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 from the PC. That marks the end of the installation of the ClockworkMod Recovery flash.
Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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