The Samsung Galaxy Player can be seen as the Android version of the iPod Touch: a media player running a smartphone OS (Android 2.2 here) with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Galaxy Player comes in 2 flavors: with a 4 inches or 5 inches screen (there is also a 3.2 inches version but less popular), needless to say the same root method can be used on both devices. Let’s find out how to root the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 or 5.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, follow the instructions at your own risk.
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4 or 5 devices can be rooted / jailbroken quite easily using SuperOneClick which we have covered previously here.
To root / jailbreak your Galaxy Player you will first need to download the drivers for this device: go to XDA to get them.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Samsung USB driver for Mobile Phones you can download SuperOneClick from XDA @ [APP]SuperOneClick v2.2 (now with zergRush and su 3.0). Install this app on your computer, start it and click on Root to root your Galaxy Player.
There are no custom ROMs available yet for the Galaxy Player but this is only a matter of time.
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