One of the best ways to customize an Android device is to root it. Once you’ve rooted your device, you can start tinkering around with it and make it truly yours by customizing ever aspect of it. From custom kernels to custom launchers, you can have everything running on your device.

But before you do that, you need root. And here’s how you can gain it:

Samsung Galaxy Core prime

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Files You Need

1. In order for your computer to be able to detect your smartphone, you need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on your computer. If you haven’t done so yet, please do so now.

2. Download Odin 1.85 to your computer. It’ll help you flash the root file on your device.

3. Download Root Kernel to your computer. It’s the file that will help you gain root-access on your device.

4. This should only be tried on a SM-G360H device.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

1. Right-click on Odin and select Extract here to extract the compressed files.

2. Double-click on Odin executable and wait for it to launch.

3. When it launches, click on PDA and choose Root Kernel available on your computer.

4. Uncheck Repartition in the Odin. It’ll cause issues if you leave it checked on.

5. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.

6. Turn off your device.

7. Reboot your device into download mode. To do so, hold down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons at the same time.

8. Hit Volume UP when you see a warning message on your screen. You’ll reboot into download mode.

9. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

10. Click on Start in the Odin and wait for it to flash Root Kernel on your device.

11. When the kernel is flashed, your phone will automatically reboot.

12. You’re all done.

Your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime should now be rooted and you can confirm the same by downloading and installing Root Checker on your device.

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There are loads of things you can do when you have the Android operating system rooted, but you might not know them all yet. That doesn’t matter because we have got you covered. After all, what would a website dedicated to Android developers be without some further explaining about what root access is and what it isn’t. Anyone who wants to learns more about rooting the Android OS can read out our post on what thinks people can do when they have the Android operating system rooted.

Once you know all of the things, you can do with the Android operating system rooted you need to find out how to get those things happening. We can tell you that everything that you do when rooted starts with installing apps. You need to learn how to use the apps after that, but you don’t get anywhere without installing the apps first. Moreover, the Google Play Store doesn’t have an area devoted to those root applications so you need to know the names of the root applications before they can be found unless you just want to try your luck stumbling upon them now and then. You can see some of the best root applications for Android that you can installed then search for those apps on your next Google Play Store visit. Whatever apps that you wanted to try are not available from Google Play will be found from a simple Google search.