How to root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360GY TD-LTE on Android 5.1.1 [Guide]

SM-G360G-GyThese are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360GY smartphones running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.


  • The CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide is based on the LMY48B.G360GYUBU1BOJ1 firmware which is part of an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for some regions. You do not need to be running that same firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphones. The firmware is given for you to use as an indicator only. On the other hand, we do only recommend following this guide for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.


  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone and install them on the computer before you begin the guide. You are using the Odin flashing tool by Samsung developers to flash the rooting file and the Odin flashing tool won’t detect your device if the drivers are not up to date. Anyone with the USB Drivers up to date already can skip this step.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Core Prime G360GY on 5.1.1 from this link.
  2. Extract the package on your desktop and you will get the Odin flashing tool and the rooting exploit.
  3. Double-click the Odin .exe file and the flashing tool will open on the desktop.
  4. Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and reboot it up in download mode.
  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to the computer with the USB cable.
  6. Wait for a few seconds for the Odin app to pick up your device. You can tell it’s detected by observing the “added” message from the Odin user-interface.
  7. Click the AP button from the Odin app on the computer and browse the desktop for the rooting file.
  8. Leave the Auto Reboot and the F Reset Time options on. Check that the Re-partition box is empty.
  9. Click the Start button and then wait for the Odin flashing tool to flash Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root exploit on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone.
  10. Wait until the Odin app gives the “pass” message on the computer.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime should reboot to recovery mode when it is all done. You need to manually put it in recovery mode if that does not happen automatically. You can get in recovery mode by turning off the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and then reboot it holding the Volume Up + Home + Power keys.

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