People rooting Samsung devices usually like to install two things in particular when they are done with the guide: the Titanium Backup application and the Triangle Away app. Triangle Away is made by the same developer who makes the CF-Auto-Root tool we are using in this guide. The Triangle Away application will remove the annoying yellow triangle you get on a Samsung device when you are running aftermarket or custom firmware. Further, the Triangle Away application returns the flash counter back to zero after you do flash custom firmer so no one will know.
The Titanium backup application is just as useful, allowing users to back up all data easier than using the Helium application. Additionally, you can even remove the Samsung stock apps on your device that you do not use. These stock apps are taking away from your device’s would-be performance, and there’s no use having them there at all if you are not going to use them.
These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update:
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Core Prime VE SM-G361H on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- Only flash this file on the SM-G361H variant of the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone otherwise you risk soft-bricking the device. You should head to the Sam Mobile website and find your stock ROM to flash should you find your device is bricked.
- You must have a Windows computer to use this guide. Any computer not running Windows for an operating system will not get the flashing tool to run.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition SM-G361H running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Updates
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Core Prime VE on Android 5.1.1 from the link above and extract the file to the desktop of the computer.
- Double-click the Odin executable file that is now on the desktop and wait for the flashing tool’s user-interface to open.
- Do not make any adjustments to the default settings of the Odin flashing tool.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition smartphone so you can connect it to the computer and flash files.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition and reboot it in download mode.
- Connect the Core Prime VE device to the computer with the USB cable and wait for a few seconds for the drivers to start working. You will see the green ID: COM port when your Prime VE device is connected. Install the universal Windows ADB driver if you need to get the device detected.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the rooting exploit for the Core Prime VE ending in tar.md5.
- Click the Start button when you want to flash the exploit to your device.
- Wait for a few minutes for the Odin flashing tool to give you the pass message. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition’s display will say it is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and then rebooting in 10 seconds.
- The Galaxy Core Prime VE will now boot into recovery mode by itself and complete the rooting. Any device that does not make it through to the recovery mode must be booted directly to the recovery mode during the first time boot.
Anyone not getting the Galaxy Core Prime VE smartphone rooted should try installing a different version of the Odin flashing tool and trying again. Sometimes you need to try a few unique versions of the flashing tool before one eventually works.