Rooting the Android operating system is not as difficult to do as many people are lead to believe. The hardest part about rooting Android is finding a guide that works. The reason that is sometimes a challenge is that many of the how-to guides you will find online for getting root access do not last forever. New Android versions can bring in fixes to the old exploits that were available and that prevents the old rooting methods from working. To counteract this problem, we only write our rooting guides based on an Android versions, and that is why when you follow our guides they should have a high success rate of working.
There are tools out there that are designed to make rooting the Android OS incredibly easy. The way they offer this is by giving you tools that only take one click of a button and then the program does everything for you automatically from start to finish. Sometimes that means getting a modified cache and a modified recovery image installed when then allows the right platform for the rooting file to be flashed and enabled on the smartphone. That is how it works here with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime if you are getting the root access by using the CF-Auto-Root tool.
Chainfire is the developer who made the CF-Auto-Root tool. The successor to the CF-Root tool, CF-Auto-Root is the automatic version that handles everything and required you to click the Start button from the Odin user interface and then you have the SuperSU installed and enabled. That is the same kind of SuperSU that many other people flash from a custom recovery image such as the TWRP Recovery. In the end, it doesn’t matter if you chose to have a custom recovery installed and then the SuperSU from the custom recovery or to flash the one-click rooting tool from the Odin flashing tool; they both end up with the SuperSU being installed and enabled and that allows you to install the same amount of root applications regardless.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire had the LMY47X.G530PVPU1AOI1 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530P smartphone when the rooting file in this guide was developed. He lets that information out to the public, so you always know the firmware builds he had running. By doing that, he is not suggesting you need to be running on the same firmware build number. It is to be used as an indicator only.
- You can let Chainfire know if your device is not booting up after the flashing of the rooting file by leaving a message on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread that is available over at the XDA-Developers website. If your device is not booting up it typically means that the rooting file needs updating. Part of the requirements for the updating of the rooting file is the recovery image file found in the firmware that is having the issues, so he asks for you to leave that in your message.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone that comes with the SM-G530P model number to use this guide. Any of the other model numbers are not going to be able to flash the rooting file found in this guide without getting bricked most of the time. If you find yourself with a device that is bricked from this problem, you can fix it by flashing the stock ROM from the Sam Mobile website.
- You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to be able to use this guide. Any of the other operating systems cannot run the Odin flashing tool that is required to flash the rooting file.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530P phone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the computer running on the version of Windows operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530P smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire
- Unlock the Developer options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone if you do not have it unlocked already so you can use the options that become available to developers from its menu.
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone so that the Android software that is running on your phone lets you make changes to it which is a requirement for the rooting to work.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the PC and then run the Odin flashing tool application that is available from the Downloads folder, so the flashing tool is open.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer if the computer does not have them installed already so you can connect the smartphone to the computer with the USB cable and the Odin flashing tool can identify the device that you have connected.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530P smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Look for a blue or yellow ID: COM port lighting up and the added message becoming available from the Odin app on the computer so that you know that the Samsung USB Drivers you installed earlier and working, and your device is ready for the flashing of the rooting file.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings that Odin opens up with or else you might lose data or cause the rooting not to work.
- Click on the AP button and then browse through to the Downloads folder and click on the rooting file to upload it to the Odin.
- Click the Start button from the Odin and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone begins.
- Read the information that is rolling down the display of the smartphone, so you know what is happening and what to expect from the rooting process.
- Wait for the screen of the phone to show that it is going to reboot in ten seconds and then check that Odin shows a green pass box from the user interface.
- You can now unplug the Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone from the computer and start using the rooted device.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530P smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool that offers an automatic way to have the SuperSU app not only installed but also enabled on the smartphone. You do not have to do anything else; just open up the source of the root applications that you wanted to install and then download them. Open up the root apps after they finish downloading on the device and then confirm you do want to grant them rooting permissions over the operating system when they give you that chance to do so. You can open up the SuperSU app that is on your device now because it does have options inside that you can change; one of which is the chance to press the full unroot button anytime you want to return to the Android operating system not using the root user account.