The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is not an easy device for developers to make custom ROMs for thanks to the new chipset Samsung put inside this handset. However, there still are some ROMs out there worth mentioning, and we are sure some developers will come up with more custom ROMs as this device starts to age. After all, if the firmware is already up to date and running Lollipop, there isn’t much use for a developer to create a custom ROM for the device yet. With that being said, we know Android 6.0 Marshmallow is already out now and hopefully we see a new Marshmallow ROM developed for you to install soon.
Files You Need
- You may need to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to install some of the custom ROMs in the list.
- You will need to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime so you can flash your new custom ROM files.
- You can download the Google Gapps packages for your device if you want to have the Google stock applications running with your new ROM. The Google stock apps must be installed separately.
Deodexed Lollipop ROM
The Deodexed Lolipop ROM is a fully deodexed version of the original stock ROM that comes on the Grand Prime handset when you open it out of the box. The Deodexed Lollipop custom ROM is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the G530HXXU2BOI5 firmware.
Features: it comes pre-rooted, fully deodexed, all bloatware is removed from the OS, Android 5.1.1 song collection added, support for more languages than the stock ROM, BusyBox added for your Android rooting pleasure and more.
Download: Lollipop Deodexed
MIUI 6 Unofficial ROM
Are you a big fan of Xiaomi smartphones? You might want to grab the MIUI 6 ROM and install it on your device. There is no way to install the official MIUI 6 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, but you can install this unofficial version. Take a look at the official XDA thread and read the known bugs before you decide to install it on your device. The features listed below and researched from the real Xiaomi MIUI 6 ROM and may not be included with your unofficial custom version.
Features: identify unknown numbers, batch organized icons, unique MIUI home screen, MIUI notifications, new Xiaomi themes, additional tools, new online resources for music and video, life services.
Download: MIUI 6
There is a CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM out for your Grand Prime, though it’s not the official release from the CyanogenMod team. XDA Developers senior member, WinKarbik, has put together this CyanogenMod 11 version that is based on the real version from his SM-G530H model numbered device.
Features: incredible speed downloading your notifications, new tweaks in the status bar, notification toggles are back, new Google Now shortcuts via gestures, Pulse notifications, Heads Up notifications, ability to increase and decrease the font size, new theme engine.
Download: CyanogenMod 11
Stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Deodexed with Xposed
Those of you with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with the model number G530FZ can install this custom ROM that comes with stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Xposed framework so you don’t have to install it later, fully Deodexed for your apps, and is pre-rooted so you do not need to get root access.
Features: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Xposed Framework, SuperSU by Chainfire, BusyBox, TWRP recovery, rooted.
Download: Android 5.0.2 Stock with Xposed