When you go to root a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos, you can often find two ways to get that done. One of the ways is by using a one-click rooting tool called the CF-Auto-Root tool. The other way is by doing whatever it takes to get a custom recovery image installed and then using it to get the SuperSU flashed manually.
Both the one-click rooting tool method and the custom recovery image method end up with the SuperSU installed and enabled. For as long as the SuperSU is activated, it can always install any of the apps that require rooting permissions to run. These are what are referred to as the “root apps” and they are often the better applications to install.
Anything that needs access to the lower levels of the Android system has the chance to do something more than any of the other apps, and that is why the root apps are often better. Let’s look at backing up for example. The best applications you can choose to backup data without root access is the Helium app. Helium is made by Koushik Dutta who is the founder of ClockworkMod Recovery among other things, so you can be rest assured that he knows what the best available thing to develop is for your backing up needs. If we now look at the options for backing up with root access, you can install apps like the Titanium Backup app. Titanium is by far the better of the two apps, and it is not really a surprise why that is if you were to understand what it can do behind the scenes. The additional chance to access the lower levels of Android allows the Titanium Backup app to read everything that is on the device. The Helium app cannot read anywhere near that amount. Everything that Titanium Backup can read it has the chance to backup. Moreover, Titanium Backup even has the chance to remove anything that it can read. That means you can delete any of the apps that Samsung had installed before you had the opportunity to accept or decline the offer—a feature that is not available on a device without root access.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire had the KTU84P.G530BTVJU1ANK1 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT when he came up with the rooting file that is available in this guide. Just because he had that firmware build number running does not mean you need to flash it on your device before you use this guide. He is giving the information of the firmware he had running so that you could perhaps use it as an indicator in the future but it is not a requirement at this time.
- If you are flashing the rooting file and finding your device not booting after the flashing you need to let Chainfire know about it so he can fix the problem. Before he can fix anything, he relies on people sending the recovery image from the firmware that is running on the device that is not booting in a message on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread over at the XDA-Developers website.
- You need to flash the rooting file available in this guide on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos smartphone that has the SM-G530BT model number. The rooting files are only ever made for just the one model number and flashing the wrong version means that device is bricked until you flash the stock ROM on it again which you can find from the Sam Mobile website.
- You need to have a computer that is running a version of the Windows operating system if you are going to be using this guide. The Windows operating system is the only operating system that can execute the Odin flashing tool and the Odin flashing tool is the only tool that can flash the rooting file.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT smartphone running on the Android 4.4.4 KItKat software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system running on the computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat using CF-Auto-Root
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT smartphone so the options that the operating system has available to developers is then ready to use.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode options from the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT smartphone so that the Android software allows for modifications to be made to it which is a requirement if the rooting file is going to be able to root the device.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so the smartphone you want to flash the rooting file on is then able to be detected by the flashing tool.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the PC and then click on the Odin flashing tool executable file that is in the Downloads folder to run it on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT smartphone into its Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is available for charging the battery.
- You need to see a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port and the added message from Odin’s user interface so you know the smartphone has been identified by the flashing tool because the Samsung USB Drivers that you installed are working.
- Do not adjust the default settings that are available from the Odin user interface or else you might end up losing data.
- Click on the AP button from the Odin user interface and follow the navigation to the Downloads folder where you then need to click on the rooting file to get it uploaded to the Odin.
- Click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos then begins to get rooted; read all of the information that is now running down the smartphone display so you know what to expect as the versions of the Android rooting tool vary in the way they go about doing what they do on the device.
- Wait until the screen says that the Grand Prime Duos is rebooting in ten seconds and the Odin flashing tool shows a pass message inside a green box above the ID: COM port.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos SM-G530BT smartphone running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool. The rooting tool just installed and enabled the SuperSU on the smartphone and that is the thing that is going to grant the rooting permissions to the root apps that need them before they can run. You do not need to adjust anything from the SuperSU app before that can happen; just install the root apps from the sources online that you know has them (mainly the Google Play Store) and then run them by tapping on them like any regular app. You then get a message on the phone’s display asking you to confirm that you do want to give it root access by the SuperSU. As soon as you say yes at this point, the root apps then run. It is also the last chance you have of making sure that what you are choosing to grant root access is not malware so make sure you are making a conscious decision at this point.