Root Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 & 5.0 With One Click [How To]


Samsung-galaxy-player-rootGot yourself one of the new Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 or 5.0 personal media devices? Since these media players are running Andriod, you can easily root them like most other Samsung Galaxy series devices, and unleash their full potential to install root-only apps and hacks, access and modify their internal system files, and a lot more. Want to root yours? We’ve got the complete instructions for you, so just continue reading after the jump!

The Samsung Apple war has never quite cooled down, be it battle over patents or a gadget against gadget. With the Samsung Galaxy Player, Samsung threw an iPod Touch competitor into the market, which is more or less a Galaxy SL with no phone capabilities. This makes it a pretty decent Android device with all the features you can expect from an Android phone, except phone calls, SMS messages and cellular data connectivity. Since you can run Android apps of your choice on this device, it makes rooting it an excellent option to expand its potential even further and bring root-only apps, hacks and mods to it.

If you own one of these Android powered media players, you might want to get the device rooted to tap into it’s true potential. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member chrisgriner,  we now have confirmation that the SuperOneClick tool successfully works for rooting this device. Of course, the steps to get there have to followed before attempting the root.

Ready to root your Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 or 5.0? Simply follow these instructions.

Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, install Samsung Kies or the standalone Samsung USB drivers for your version of Windows on your computer.
  2. Download SuperOneClick to your computer and extract the contents of the downloaded archive to a folder.
  3. Launch SuperOneClick on your computer.
  4. Make sure USB debugging is enabled on the device. You can enable it in Settings > Applications > Development.
  5. Connect your device to your computer via USB. Make sure it is not mounted as a USB storage device.
  6. Click ‘Root’ on SuperOneClick and let it do its magic.

Now sit back and relax as your device is rooted (it may take a while). Once the device is rooted, it should reboot itself. If it doesn’t, reboot it manually and you’re done. Enjoy root access on your Galaxy Player.

[via XDA-Developers]

  • Nutcase13

    hi i have been trying to root my player and it gets to starting ADB and then it craches any help y would be great thanks

    • Eamonmiller10

      same here

  • What are the advantages gained by rooting this particular device?

    • Debrihmi

      From what I can see not much.  The device is pretty open and flexible right out of the box.  Every once in a while I get the wild hair to root this device and other than overclocking it to 1.3Ghz from 1Ghz, I really can’t think of anything else.  I’m pretty happy with it the way it is.

    • Khigh

      installing ad blocking software would be my main reason.

  • judd

    can u unroot the “now ROOTED” device

  • ixluvxprinny

    Why do you need to download Samsung Kies in order to root your Galaxy Player?