Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0

Rooting the Galaxy Player 4.0, the easy way…

1. Downlaod

MD5(rootme.tar.gz)= 098f904a7059b0a7505435e221155825

2. Unzip rootme.tar.gz and execute it.

$ tar xvfz rootme.tar.gz
$ cd root
$ chmod 755
$ ./
	              Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
                    created by DooMLoRD
			  edited by Anthony Papousek
         using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
  [*] This script will:
      (1) Root your device using the zergRush exploit
      (2) Install Busybox (1.18.4)
      (3) Install SU ./files (3.0.5)
  [*] Before you begin:
      (1) Make sure you have adb in your path and the correct udev rules for your device
      (2) Enable USB DEBUGGING
            from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
      (3) Enable UNKNOWN SOURCES
            from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
      (4) [OPTIONAL] Increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
      (5) Connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
 Connect Device to begin
 --- STARTING ----
 --- Cleaning
rm failed for *, No such file or directory
 --- Pushing zergRush
1146 KB/s (23052 bytes in 0.019s)
 --- Correcting permissions of zergRush on device
 --- Executing zergRush and giving primary root access over adb
 		This may take a while

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00025118
[+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
[*] Scooting ...
[*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
[*] Waking !
[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10
[+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000257c8
[*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
[*] Waking !
[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x40219cd4 0x0054
[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd2563d 0xafd390ef
[*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
[*] Waking !
[*] Popping 24 more zerglings
[*] Sending 173 zerglings ...
+++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
+++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!
+++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
+++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
+++ LOG: write failed (errno=14)
 If it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle USB DEBUGGING (first disable it then enable it)
 --- pushing busybox
3159 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.332s)
 --- correcting permissions
 --- remounting /system
 --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
2099+1 records in
2099+1 records out
1075144 bytes transferred in 0.271 secs (3967321 bytes/sec)
 --- correcting ownership
 --- correcting permissions
 --- installing busybox
 --- pushing SU binary
1247 KB/s (22228 bytes in 0.017s)
 --- correcting ownership
 --- correcting permissions
 --- correcting symlinks
 --- pushing Superuser app
2623 KB/s (762010 bytes in 0.283s)
 --- cleaning
 --- rebooting
 Your device should now be rooted. 

 It's time to update your su binary.
 Open the Superuser app, go to Preferences (Menu\Preferences),
 and hit Su Binary v3.X (3.0, in this case). When prompted,
 update to the newest version of the su binary.
 Congratulations, you've successfully rooted!
 If something went wrong, pm apapousek on the XDA Forums
 or email

3. Get root:

$ adb shell
$ su

Now allow Super User from the player itself, the SuperUser App will prompt you. How about we backup our image? Next post…


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