Anyone wanting to install applications like Titanium Backup, Dumpster, Xposed Framework, Flashify, Greenify, Quick Boot or the ROM Toolbox needs to become the root user on the Android operating system that is running on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone first. The root user is the boss of the OS and can install anything they want. Some apps require you to be the root user before they run because they need access to parts of the operating system that are usually locked down when you are not a root user.
So why have Android developers decided to ship the Android OS locked so that people are not the user you ask? The answer is simple: because it offers extra security. A locked operating system also locks apps so they cannot move. That means you can install malware, and it cannot make progress from the area that it is concealed in already. However, when you root a device and accidentally install malware, it can potentially now move out of the app prison it would’ve been in, and it can roam through your device. That is why you should not root the Android operating system unless you are an advanced Android user. An advanced Android user knows what to download and what not to download. Picking up on what is a potential threat online is easily identified if you are an experienced Android user. Moreover, advanced Android users also know how to fix problems should they ever make a mistake.
- Chainfire was running on the KTU84P.G530HVJU1ANJ2 firmware build number when the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphone is running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. You do not have to be running on the same firmware build number as him. The rooting tool should work for all versions of Android 4.4.4 KitKat regardless of the build number so long as you have the SM-G530H model number.
- You must have a computer that is running versions of the Windows operating system to use this guide. The Odin flashing tool only works on Windows PCs and thus will not run on a MacOS or Linux computer.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You need to unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone if you have not done so already. You can do it by tapping on the Grand Prime’s Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number. Keep tapping over where it says the build number until it gives you a message on the display stating that you are now using the device as a developer.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode now from the Developer Options menu that you just unlocked on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone. You can do that now by heading back to the home screen and then tap on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Check the box next to the USB Debugging words and then leave the Developer Options menu and the Android operating system remembers your preferences.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer before you get started with the guide so that the Odin flashing application can detect your smartphone and allow for the rooting to take place.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND PRIME SM-G530H RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphone on Android 4.4.4 from here.
- Extract the rooting file to the desktop of the computer and you get the Odin flashing app and the rooting files available on the desktop for you to use.
- Run the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer before you connect to the computer with the phone.
- Double-click and run the Odin executable file so that the flashing tool user interface opens up on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Do not make any adjustments from the Odin user interface.
- Click the AP button and upload the rooting file that is on the desktop to this location.
- Click the Start button from the Odin user interface and the rooting begins.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphones when they are running on the Android 4.4.4 KItKat software updates. You get a message on the display stating that it is about to reboot in ten seconds, and then the pass message appears inside a green box from the Odin user interface on the computer. That is when you know it is safe to unplug the smartphone from the computer. As soon as the device reboots back into the normal mode, you see the SuperSU application available from the app drawer, and that is the secret to making you the root user. Each time you download an application that requires root access to run, it prompts you with a message from the SuperSU asking whether you do want to grant the app root access. The SuperSU is your security as much as it is your root access in the sense that it blocks everything, and it leaves it up to you what you allow through.