These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ running the Android 5.0.2 update. The guide teaches you to root using the CF-Auto-Root one click rooting application which installs and enables SuperSU on the device. The SuperSU and the CF-Auto-Root tool and both developed by the same developer, Chainfire.

The CF-Auto-Root file found in this guide is based on LRX22G.G530FZXXU1BOJ2 firmware and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You should be running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but you do not have to be on the same firmware. That LRX22G.G530FZXXU1BOJ2 firmware build number is to be used as an indicator only. According to Chainfire, the indicator is there because some Samsung devices will not boot old images.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Files You Need

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G530FZ running Android 5.0.2 from this page.
  2. You can only use this guide on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with the model number SM-G530FZ. You can check out the model number of your Grand Prime device by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
  3. You must have a computer that is running a Windows-based operating system to use this guide.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ On Android 5.0.2

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Grand prime so you can connect the smartphone to the computer and use the Odin flashing tool.
  2. Drag the rooting archive from the default Downloads folder over to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Extract the rooting archive to the desktop of your Windows computer.
  4. Double-click the Odin app that is on the desktop and the flashing tool will open.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ in download mode.
  6. Connect the Grand Prime to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait for a few seconds for the drivers to start automatically working and then check the Odin user-interface for a green ID: COM port lighting up. (No green light means the drivers are not working. You can solve that by installing the universal ADB Driver).
  8. Click the AP button and upload the tar.md5 rooting file for the Grand Prime that is on the desktop.
  9. Click the Start button and Odin will flash the rooting exploit on your device.
  10. Look at the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime’s display and wait until it says the exploit is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and rebooting in 10 seconds.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime will now reboot in recovery mode automatically and you are finished. Any device that does not get in recovery mode automatically must get there manually using the hardware buttons. The device will not be rooted until it gets to recovery mode. You want to boot it directly to recovery mode after turning it off, or you might need to start again.

Boot the Grand Prime back in normal mode and download the root checker app from the Google Play Store. Open the root checker application and agree to update the SuperUser if it asks. Follow the rest of the prompts to check if your device is rooted.

In conclusion, that guide will root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates. Anyone still having problems should try downloading another version of the Odin flashing tool. The version Chainfire gives in the guide is the Odin 3.10. You can download the Odin 3.09 or the Odin 3.07 and see if those help.