The way people write about root Android makes the act of rooting the operating system get easily misunderstood. By rooting the Android operating system, you are not adding something extra to it then changes things away from what they would have already been if Android developers and phone carrier networks did not do something to it first.
All Linux kernels that Android is based on comes with what is called the root user account. Every Linux distribution has the root user account, and every Linux expert knows what the root user account is to use. The root user account on a Linux operating system for desktop is the same thing as the admin account for a Windows computer.
Both Windows and Linux computers give the first person who sets up the computer the chance to be in control of the root user account and the admin account respectively. Unfortunately, though, the world of mobile operating systems has developed different even though there is really no reason for it to have done so.
The reality is that the mobile operating system is not any more dangerous to use with the root user account than the Linux desktop operating system is by using the root user account. Both have the same amount of permissions and both give users the chance to install apps.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire had the LRX22G.G530FXXU1APB1 firmware build number running on the smartphone that he used to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F smartphone. He always gives the information of what firmware build number he had running when the rooting occurred. By him telling you that, he is not suggesting you necessarily need to be running on the same firmware build number. He is letting you know the information so you can use it as an indicator if that information ever becomes relevant to learn.
- You need to let Chainfire know if you are flashing the rooting file and finding out that your smartphone is not booting up after the flashing occurred. Those are the times when the rooting file typically needs updating to counteract the updates inside the firmware that your device is running. Your message needs to be on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread over at the XDA-Developers web forum for him to see and the message needs to contain the recovery image from the firmware that you can find if you download it manually from the Sam Mobile website.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone that comes with the SM-G530F model number to use this guide. There is a new rooting file for each of the model numbers of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and flashing the wrong one often means that the device is bricked until you flash the right stock ROM on the device again.
- You need to have a computer that is running a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide. The Odin flashing tool is the only tool that can flash the rooting file in this guide and the Odin flashing tool only runs on a Windows operating system. Further, trying to use something like that of a virtual machine on Mac or Linux for the Windows OS usually doesn’t work either.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F smartphone running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the computer you are using running on the Windows operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F smartphone so you can begin to use the options that then become available to developers on the Android operating system.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F, so the Android software that is running on your smartphone lets you make the necessary changes to it for the rooting to work.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so that the Odin flashing application can identify the device you are trying to connect with it.
- Extract the rooting file inside the Downloads folder on the PC and then run on the Odin flashing tool application file that becomes available in the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that you typically use for charging the battery of the device.
- Check that the Odin flashing tool user interface is showing you a color coming from the ID: COM port—typically a yellow or a blue color—so that you know that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
- Do not touch anything from the Odin Options tab; everything needs to be left the same as the default settings.
- Click on the AP button from the Odin user interface and then browse through to the Downloads folder and click the rooting file so that it uploads to the Odin; you should see it available next to the AP area when it is done.
- Click on the Start button from the Odin and then read the information that is rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone so that you know what to expect and what is happening over the next few minutes.
- Wait until it shows a message on the smartphone’s display stating that it is going to reboot in ten seconds and then check for the pass message showing up in a green box from the Odin user interface.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The rooting tool has just done some amazing things behind the scenes, including getting a modified cache and recovery installed when then allowed for the installation of the SuperSU. That SuperSU is now available as an app, but the rooting tool has already enabled it, so there is nothing you need to be doing with it. Just head over to the Google Play Store or the source of the applications that you wanted to install and start downloading them. Open them up like a typical app and then grant them the rooting permissions they need to run when that pop-up message shows up on the display of the smartphone.