Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone with the model number SM-G530T can now get root access to the internal system running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates.

Anyone planning on rooting and installing a custom recovery might be interested in flashing a new ROM or custom kernel on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone. If that’s the case, you might be interested in installing the Triangle Away application by Chainfire. The Triangle Away app is a popular choice among Samsung users as it returns the flash counter back to zero. The Triangle Away application is made by the same developer as the guy who makes the rooting method in this guide.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime device running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update:

Files You Need

  1. Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Grand Prime SM-G530T on Android 5.1.1 from here.
  2. Download the universal Windows ADB driver for the Windows computer you are using from here.
  3. Only flash the rooting exploit in this guide on the Grand Prime with the SM-G530T model number. You can find out your Grand Prime’s model number by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
  4. You must have a Windows computer to use this guide or else you cannot run the flashing tool.
  5. The CF-Auto-Root exploit does trip Knox if your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone comes with Knox security.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530T running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update

  1. Unlock the Developer Options menu on your Grand Prime device if it’s locked by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tapping on the Build Number 7 times.
  2. Turn on the USB Debugging Mode options from the Settings by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  3. Download the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop of the computer and then extract the file.
  4. Double-click on the Odin executable file and the flashing tool will open on the desktop.
  5. Do not make any changes to the default settings of the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
  6. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait for a few moments for the drivers to automatically start working between your Grand Prime and the computer. Now look at the user-interface of Odin on the computer and check it says ‘added’ and shows the ID: COM port is green. Anyone without the device being detected will need to install the Universal ADB Driver and try again.
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the Grand Prime’s rooting exploit ending in tar.md5.
  9. Click the Start button and the flashing will begin.
  10. Wait until the Odin application on the computer gives you the pass message; the device should also automatically reboot to recovery mode. Chainfire states that any device that does not get into recovery mode will not be rooted. You must manually first time boot the device to recovery mode using the hardware button combination if required.

In conclusion, your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime should now have root access to the internal system. Anyone who doesn’t get the guide to work should install a different version of the Odin flashing tool and try again. There are a few different versions of Odin and we have seen sometimes devices have success with other versions if one is not working.