Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 users can now root and install ClockworkMod recovery which will enable you to install Custom ROMs and all thanks goes to XDA Junior Member dimosthenisK.
In this post we will go through the tutorial to root and install ClockworkMod recovery on Samsung Galaxy Player.
It should be noted that the tutorial mentioned here is only for International and US Galaxy Player 5.0 variant and will not work on Korean Model. To know the model of your device Go to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable for any damage done to your device while following the guide. You should be aware that Rooting voids the warranty of device.
Guide to root and install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
Take a complete backup of your apps, data and settings as the procedure may wipe data.
Enable USB Debugging. Go to “Settings” >> “Developer settings” >> Enable “USB debugging” option.
Download and install software Kies on your computer from here if not already installed.
Download CWM recovery image to your computer –
Download CWM – US variant DD_01142012.tar
Download CWM – International variant YP-G70-Kernel-r14.tar
Download Superoneclick ( Suproneclick.zip) to your computer and extract the zip file.
Download Odin from here Odin3 v1.7.exe and run Odin3 v1.7.exe file which you have downloaded.
Switch off device and enter into Download mode.You can do that by holding volume down key and plugging in USB cable to the device.
Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message will be displayed saying ADDED. If Odin doesn’t detect the device then install USB drivers in your computer.
Click on PDA tab in Odin and select YP-G70-Kernel-r14.tar or DD_01142012.tar file which you have downloaded in earlier steps. Do not select Re-Partition option.
Click on Start to start installing ClockworkMod recovery on your device. Wait it will take few minutes. Once the process gets completed, reboot device.
To root device go to Suproneclick folder which you have extracted in earlier step and launch it.
Click on “Root” button to start rooting your device. Device may reboot.
Once Rooting is complete disconnect device from the computer.
You have successfully rooted and installed ClockworkMod recovery to your Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.