The Galaxy Player 50 may not be Samsung’s first touch based music player, but it is the first one sporting the Android OS. Running Android 2.1 Éclair, the Galaxy Player 50 is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPod Touch. The iPod Touch can may be jailbroken to unleash it’s full potential but that does not mean the Player 50 has to hold back. The Player 50 can be rooted like any other Android device out there. Read on for instructions on how to do that.
If you’re totally new to rooting and wondering what will you gain from rooting your Player 50, see our guide on top 10 reasons to root your Android device. To sup it up for you though, rooting is the process that grants you full administrator access to your device, allowing you rights to access the internal protected storage, edit and replace system files, run apps requiring root access, install all sorts of custom mods, hacks and ROMs to your device, and to sum it up, customize your device to your heart’s content.
Those of you familiar with z4root would already know how effortless and swift the whole rooting process is with this one-click rooting tool. It doesn’t even require you to run anything on your PC for the purpose, unlike some other popular rooting solutions. That said, let’s move on to rooting your Galaxy Player 50.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
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- Unknown Sources option checked in Settings > Application.
- USB Debugging option enabled in Settings > Application > Development.
- Download the z4root APK file from the link given above.
- If you downloaded the file to your PC rather than to your device directly, transfer it to the SD card of your device.
- Enable app sideloading on your device by going to Settings > Applications and make sure the ‘Unknown sources’ option is checked.
- Open any file manager of your choice on your device. If you don’t have one installed already, you can find many free ones in Market. Astro File Manager and ES File Explorer are two great options.
- Using the file manager, browse to the location where you saved the z4root APK file and tap on it to install it.
- Once installed, simply launch the app and hit the Root button. The app will now attempt to root your device and once done, it will reboot. You should see the Superuser app on your device if the root was successful.
There you go – your Galaxy Player 50 should now be rooted.