The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition can unchain the internal system with root access running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating systems by using a pre-rooted firmware.
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Files You Need
- Download the pre-rooted firmware for the Grand Prime Value Edition on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- Download the latest version of the Odin flash tool from here.
- Note that you can only flash the file in this guide on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition that comes with the SM-G531F model number. You can check your VE’s model number by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Grand Prime VE so you can connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Extract the pre-rooted firmware to the desktop of the computer so you can use the executable file inside.
- Extract the Odin flashing tool to the desktop the same way you just did for the pre-rooted firmware in the step above.
- Double-click the Odin executable that is on the desktop and it will open.
- Do not make any changes to the default settings available from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition rooting exploit ending in the tar.md5 file.
- Click the Start button and wait for the flashing to complete.
- Wait until the flashing finishes and you should get a pass message from the Odin app on the computer. Now look over to the display of your Grand Prime VE and it should say that it is about to reboot.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition device running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. We recommend searching for another how-to guide if your device ever gets updated to the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Furthermore, you need to update your firmware manually and not over the air. When you see a OTA update in the future, it can brick your device if you install it. You want to head to the Sam Mobile website and flash that firmware manually with Odin and then root it again with a new rooting guide.