Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime will give you an all-access pass to installing root apps from the Google Play Store and other sources online. It’s also half of what you need to install a custom ROM or new kernel on a device. The Grand Prime isn’t the type of smartphone that third-party developers love to create new ROMs for, so most people will be rooting to install the applications.
One application we recommend you check out still is the ROM Toolbox by J. Rummy. The ROM Toolbox has been around for years and is one of the rare all-in-one toolbox solutions that has stood the test of time. With the ROM Toolbox, you can take NANDroid Backups directly from the app so you don’t need to go to the effort of installing a custom recovery — the other half of what you would’ve needed to install your custom ROM. The ROM Toolbox is also great for removing the bloatware or what they like to call uninstalling the Samsung system apps.
Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root file in this guide is based on the LMY48B.G531HXXU0AOK2 firmware which is part of a roll out of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates to some regions. That same build ID is not rolling out to all regions or languages, and that’s fine by us. You do not need to be running that same firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime device. Chainfire gives us that build ID so we can use it as an indicator only. Some Samsung smartphones like the Grand Prime will not boot old images.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root tool for the Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531H on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop from here.
- You can download a fresh copy of the Odin flashing tool if you cannot find the Odin executable inside the CF-Auto-Root folder after extraction.
- The following guide is made to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with the SM-G531H model number.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531H running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file directly to the desktop of the computer.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop so you can see the exploit and the Odin executable.
- Right-click on the Odin executable and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not change any of the default settings you can see from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime so you can connect to the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531H to download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for a few seconds until you can see the ID: COM port light up blue or yellow. Anyone without the ID: COM port showing your device is added will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application. Anyone with an older version of Odin will need to click the PDA button.
- Browse the desktop of the computer for the rooting file for the SM-G531H device ending in the tar.md5 extension.
- Click the Start button when you are ready.
- Wait for the Odin flashing tool to give you the pass message from the message box and a green light.
- Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone and look for it to say that it is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and about to reboot in ten seconds time.
- The Samsung Galaxy Grand prime SM-G531H smartphone will now automatically reboot to recovery mode because it’s programmed that way by Chainfire. It will finish off installing and enabling the SuperSU for your device.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531H smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. Anyone who doesn’t see the Grand Prime make it automatically to recovery mode will find the device is not rooted. You will need to manually reboot to recovery mode using the hardware button combination.