One of the quickest ways to root the Android operating system is by installing a one-click rooting tool. There are many of these one-click rooting tools to choose from depending on your device. Sometimes you can find a few of them that can all root the same device while other times you might only have a choice of the one.
When it comes to smartphones and tablets from the Samsung Galaxy, range few do it better than Chainfire and his CF-Auto-Root tool. The CF-Auto-Root tool is useful enough to install a modified cache and recovery on the smartphone and then flash the SuperSU so that it is correctly enabled on the smartphone and available as an app when the rooting completes. That SuperSU version is the perfect version nor your device and Android version chosen by Chainfire. You do not need to do anything but make sure you are flashing the correct rooting file that is made for your model number.
You always want to get root access using a method that you know how to do so that you don’t run into trouble, but apart from that, it doesn’t matter what way you choose to become the root user because they all result in the same amount of root applications becoming available for you to install and run on the device. In other words, the Titanium Backup app is going to run still whether you have become the root user by using a one-click rooting tool like CF-Auto-Root or KingRoot just the same way as it will run if you flashed the SuperSU manually from a custom recovery image.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire had the LMY47X.G530WVLU1AOFB firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone when the version of the rooting file that is available in this guide was developed. You do not need that same firmware build number running on your Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone before you use this guide. He is just giving you that information so that you can use it as an indicator.
- There is a CF-Auto-Root tool thread that is created over at the XDA-Developers web forum for you guys to be able to leave messages if you need to get in contact with the developer or just learn more about the tool and get your questions answered by other forum members. You can leave a message if you think the rooting file needs updating. You can tell if a file needs updating or not by flashing it and then observing your phone not booting after the flashing. That is a sign that a new bootloader is in the firmware you are running and that means the rooting file needs updating. For the developer to be able to update the rooting file so that it starts working again you first need to send in the recovery image file in your message in the forum so he can use it.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone that comes with the SM-G530W model number to use this guide. If you attempt flashing the rooting file that is in this guide on any of the other model numbers of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone it will brick it and then require you to flash the right stock ROM on it to get it working once again. The reason for that is each version of the CF-Auto-Root tool is typically only developed for the one model number, and the way it is developed means flashing the wrong one bricks it most of the time.
- You need to have a computer that runs on a version of the Windows operating system if you are going to use this guide because the rooting file is only flashed with the Odin flashing tool and it is the Odin flashing tool that can only run fro ma Windows operating system.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system that is running on the computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates using the CF-Auto-Root tool
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone so you can start using the options that then become available to developers.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone so you can make the changes to the Android software that are necessary for the rooting file to be able to flash on your device.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so the Odin flashing application can then detect your smartphone once you have it connected to the computer.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the PC and then run the Odin flashing tool that then becomes available from the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is also used for charging the battery.
- Check that the Odin user interface shows a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port so you know that your device is connected and that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
- Do not make changes to the default settings that Odin has or else you might lose data.
- Click on the AP button that Odin has and then navigate to the same Downloads folder you were inside earlier and click on the rooting file to upload it to the Odin flashing tool.
- Click on the Start button for the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone to begin and then read all of the information that starts running down the display of the smartphone.
- Wait until the smartphone says that it is going to reboot in ten seconds and then wait for the Odin flashing tool user interface to show a pass message inside a green box.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530W smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The rooting tool has just enabled the SuperSU application on the smartphone, and that is what grants your root apps the permissions they need to run on the operating system. You can see the SuperSU as an application on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone as soon as it reboots back into the normal mode, but you do not need to open it up at all. Just find the root apps that you wanted to install and then download them. Once the download is complete, click to open them as you would any other app and then wait for the message to appear on the phone’s display asking whether or not you would like to grant the app the rooting permissions it needs to run. Make a conscious decision each time because you only want to give the root apps that you trust the root access and ideally block everything else that could potentially be malware or if something requests root access that you do not recognize.