The Samsung Galaxy Camera was first introduced at IFA in Berlin. With this device, Samsung created a new category of gadget just as they did with the Galaxy Note series by integrating a phone and tablet (phablet). All of us have a phone with a camera but the Samsung Galaxy Camera is basically a camera with the features of a smartphone. It is a truly connected and advanced camera-phone device that features a 4.8″ HD Super Clear Touch Display, 3G & Wi-Fi, a quad-core processor, a 16 MP camera with 21x Super Long Zoom, cloud backup, and so on. The device was released with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 has now been enhanced with the latest version of Android from Samsung, that is 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung started the new update roll out from United Kingdom today and will be pushed to other countries in phases. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now available to the Galaxy Camera users in UK via Samsung Kies and Over-the-Air. To download the update and install it directly on your device go to Settings> About> Software Update.
Since the Android 4.1.2 firmware released for the United Kingdom is an Unbranded and multi-CSC firmware, it can be flashed on any Galaxy Camera device with model number EK-GC100, regardless of country or region. The firmware contains CSC for countries like United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain. The users of these countries can later change the CSC to avail the future OTA updates. You can download the firmware from the link below and flash it manually via Odin firmware flasher.
The Android 4.1.2 firmware update will bump your baseband up to XXBLL7 and bring a lot of new features what Samsung calls the “Premium Suite Upgrade”. Apart from features like the editable shortcuts in Notifications Panel, better battery performance, multi-tasking, etc. the new update also brings the new features in the Gallery app with various modes of image viewing and a nice homescreen image slider.
Download the Firmware:
This is an unbranded
- Product Code: EK-GC100TADBTU
- Vesrsion: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- PDA: GC100XXBLL7
- CSC: GC100OXABLL7
- MODEM: GC100XXBLL7
- Regions: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain
How to Install Android 4.1.2 Firmware on Galaxy Camera:
Use the following steps to install the Android 4.1.2 or any official firmware to your Galaxy Camera.
- Download the firmware from the link above and extract the zip.
- Download Odin Firmware flasher program and extract the zip: Odin3-v3.04.zip
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer if it is not installed: Download
- Charge your Galaxy Camera to at least 70% of battery level.
- Though there are least chances that you device data will be deleted, it is still better to backup your contacts, messages, and apps, etc.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone: Settings> Developer Options> turn on.
- Boot device into Download/Odin mode. Since your Galaxy Camera does not have physical keys required to boot into Download mode, you will have use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) command for the purpose. Download and install the Android SDK on your computer. When it is installed, run the SDK Manager and download Android SDK and Platform Tools. When the setup is complete, type “adb devices“ in the command box and then type “adb reboot download” to boot the device into Download Mode.
- Open the Odin folder and run the program.
- Connect your Galaxy Camera to the computer via USB Cable.
- When the Odin detects the device, the ID:COM port will turn green and you will see an “Added!!” message at the box below.
- The Odin comes with pre-checked “Auto Reboot” and ‘F. Reset Time” options, please do not touch anything else.
- Click on the PDA button and select the file with .tar.md5 extension inside the extracted firmware folder and then hit the “Start” button at Odin.
- In case, there are three or four files inside the firmware folder, click on PDA and select the file with CODE in its name, click on Phone and select the file with MODEM in its name, finally click on CSC and select the file with CSC in its name. Then hit the Start button on Odin.
- Odin will then start flashing the firmware onto your Galaxy Camera and will take a few minutes to complete.
- Finally, your device will reboot and it will be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Note that the first boot might take a longer time than it takes normally, so be patient.