How To: Root Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime

Last updated: October 5th 2017.

Root Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime

The Galaxy Grand Prime was released by Samsung just a few months ago.  The Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-range version of the Galaxy Grand that brings some nice specifications in a beautiful body at the cost of only around $199.

If you have a Galaxy Grand Prime and you want to unleash its true power, you’re going to want to have root access.  Having root access will allow you to apply performance tweaks to the Galaxy Grand Prime.  In this post, we are going to show you how you can use CF-Autoroot and Odin 3 to gain root access on a Galaxy Grand Prime.

Prepare your device:

  1. First, make sure your variant of the Galaxy Grand Prime is one of those listed below. Using this guide with any other devices could end up bricking the device.
    • SM -G530F
    • SM-G530H
    • SM-G530Y
    • SM-G530M
    • SM-G530BT
    • SM-G5308W
    • SM-G5309W

 

  1. Make sure your phone is charged to around 50 percent to prevent it from running out of power before process ends.
  2. Have an original data cable on hand to connect your phone and a PC.
  3. Disable Firewall and Anti-virus programs. You can turn them back on when finished.
  4. Enable USB debugging by first going to Settings>About Device. In About Device, look for build number.  Tap build number 7 times, this will activate Developer Options.  Go back to Settings and click Developer Options>Enable USB debugging.

 

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

Download:

Root:

  1. Extract the Autoroot file that you downloaded so you can get the .tar.md5 or .tar file.
  2. Open Odin 3.
  3. Put your device in download mode by first turning it off and waiting for 10 seconds. Then, turn it back on by pressing and holding down the volume down, home and power buttons at the same time.
  4. When you see a warning, press volume up to continue.
  5. Connect your device to the PC.
  6. Odin should automatically detect your phone. If it does, you will see the ID:COM box turn blue.
  7. If you have Odin 3.09, hit the AP tab. If you have Odin 3.07, hit the PDA tab.
  8. From AP/PDA, select the Autoroot .tar.md5 file that you extracted in step 1.
  9. Check that your Odin matches the one pictured below.

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  1. Press start and rooting will begin.
  2. Wait for the process to complete. When it does, your device should restart.
  3. When the device restarts, disconnect it from the PC.
  4. Go to your app drawer and check that SuperSu is in it.

Verify Root Access:

  1. Go to the Google Play Store on your device.
  2. Find the Root Checker App.
  3. Install Root Checker.
  4. Open Root Checker and tap Verify Root.
  5. You will be asked for SuperSu rights, tap Grant.
  6. You should now see the message Root Access Verified Now!

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Have you rooted your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime?

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