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How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE (SM-G530Y) on Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime [1]All owners of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE variant with the model number SM-G530Y should be running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware. So long as you are running Android 4.4.4, you can use the guide below to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE smartphones using the new rooting method by Chainfire.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND PRIME LTE SM-G530Y ON ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT

  1. Download the new CF-Auto-Root tool specially made for your device from here [3].
  2. Download the Odin tool from here [4].
  3. Download both of the above file to your Windows PC; they should end up in the Downloads folder by default.
  4. Transfer both of the files from the Downloads folder over to the desktop of the computer.
  5. Right-click over each of the files and select the “extract here” option.
  6. Once you have done that for both files, double-click and run the Odin app on your computer so it’s open.
  7. Start the next part of the guide with your device completely off.
  8. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone in download mode. You can do that by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time but only starting from when the device is off.
  9. Connect the device to the computer with the USB cable.
  10. If all goes well with your USB drivers, the ID: COM port in the Odin app on your computer will change color. If that doesn’t happen, you either didn’t install the drivers properly or your computer needs a reboot.
  11. Click the AP or PDA button in the Odin app and browse the desktop for the extracted rooting file.
  12. Click the Start button and the rooting will now take place.
  13. Soon you will get a pass message from the Odin app and your device will reboot automatically. If your device doesn’t reboot automatically, you can reboot it manually yourself.

Now once your device boots up in normal mode you are ready to start installing all of those extra apps you have been waiting for from the Google Play Store.