How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W on Android 5.1.1 [Guide]

Samsung-Galaxy-Grand-PrimeThese are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphones running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. You will be using the CF-Auto-Root tool during the guide made by Chainfire which will install and enable the SuperSU on the Galaxy Grand Prime once the guide is complete.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime device that comes with the model number SM-G530W to follow this guide. Anyone using a different model number during this guide will probably find that device bricked if you flash the file.
  • The rooting exploit in this guide is based off of the LMY47X.G530WVLU1AOFB firmware which is part of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for some regions. You do not need to be running that firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime before you start the guide. Some Samsung devices do not boot older images so Chainfire has the firmware ID there as an indicator.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows computer and your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime device and then get them running before you start the guide. Connecting your device without the USB Drivers could result in the Odin flashing tool not detecting your device.
  • Unlock the Developer Options menu if you need it unlocked by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build number a minimum of seven times and it will soon say you are using the device as a developer.
  • Enter the Developer Options menu now by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options and then enable the options for the USB Debugging Mode.

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND PRIME SM-G530W RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Grand Prime on 5.1.1 from this link.
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool from this link.
  3. Extract the files on the desktop of the computer and then run the Odin flashing tool.
  4. Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone and reboot it in download mode.
  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime device to the computer with the USB cable.
  6. Click the PDA button or the AP button and browse the desktop for the tar.md5 file.
  7. Do not change the default settings from the Odin app.
  8. Click the Start button and wait until it says your device is about to reboot in 10 seconds.

Watch the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime reboot in recovery mode automatically. Now your device is completely rooted and the SuperSU app is installed. On the odd occasion the device doesn’t reboot in recovery mode, you should do that by pressing the hardware button combination of Volume Up + Home + Power during the booting phase.

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  • Mathew

    Please check that you have the Developer Options menu unlocked and the USB Debugging Mode enabled from within the Developer Options menu and then try again.

  • Gamma

    Having some trouble getting the phone rooted. I did the steps above but getting the following in Odin:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-gprimeltecan-gprimeltevl-smg530w.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin engine v(ID:3.1005)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    SingleDownload.
    recovery.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    FAIL! (Auth)

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1
    And phone shows Custom Binary (recovery) Blocked by FRP Lock
    Any suggestions on how I can correct and get this this rooted would be greatly appreciated.