We’ve already shown you one way to root the Samsung galaxy Core prime, and now we have a new method for the SM-G360F model number using the KingRoot tool. Dubbed the rooting tool that can root almost any Android device, KingRoot searches through an abundance of different rooting methods through its own cloud service until a working method is pinged back to you. The consequences are minimal: if there isn’t any working method the KingRoot app can find, it will tell you on the display that your device cannot be rooted. That makes it almost impossible to brick since the information is telling you not to go any further.
Not only is the new Kingroot method extremely safe, but it’s fast, efficient and effective to use. The only downside is that some developers are calling the Kingroot experience more of a soft root and not a hard root. However, I’ve spoken to some experts who tell me you can install a custom recovery after rooting with KingRoot. Once you have the custom recovery, you can of course install a custom ROM. That’s what I’ve been told about the situation, although I haven’t yet tested it myself. Those of you who are just looking to install the abundance of root-requiring apps from Google Play only will love this new method as well as any other.
The guide below should work with any firmware or software version known to your device up until now. We cannot be certain future software updates such as the marshmallow work on this method. As I previously mentioned, that’s not a huge deal anyway, since you cannot brick the device so you might as well give it a try!
The files you need:
- Download the Kingroot tool from this page (link toward the bottom of the page).
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers from Samsung’s official webpage here.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360F On Any Firmware
- First, navigate your way to Menu >Settings >Security and turn on Unknown sources. Now you can install apps outside of the Google Play Store.
- Connect your device to the computer.
- Copy the KingRoot file from the computer to the internal storage on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.
- Unplug the Core Prime from the computer now and launch a file manager to open your app. Those without any file manager knowledge might want to download the ASTRO file manager from Google Play. It’s one of the most popular file managers.
- Launch the app from the app drawer.
- Tap your finger over the “Root” option and wait for the results.
Sometimes people get their devices stuck in a boot loop. If you too have the boot loop issue, try entering recovery mode using the Volume Up + Home + Power keys and select the wipe data/factory reset option. Now you should have your device booting in normal mode without any worries. The only catch is you wipe your system partition and all the data you had. therefore, it’s important you backup the device before trying the hard reset option.
You can test out its success by installing the root checker app from the Google Play Store.