How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H Android Lollipop 5.0.2

September 14, 2015 | By androidhowto@youtube | Filed in: Root.

How to root Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H after upgrade to Android Lollipop 5.0.2 Firmware.  See How to upgrade the SM-G530H from Kitkat 4.4.4 to Android Lollipop 5.0.2 if you want to upgrade it. Rooting SM-G530H we need new tools, old root tool for Kitkat does not work for Android Lollipop 5.0.2.

Step by step to root SM-G530H that installed Android Lollipop 5.0.2:

  1. Download TWRP from
  2. Download from
  3. Download Odin v3.09
  4. Open Odin to flash TWRP TWRP-SMG530H.tar
  5. In Option make sure to ticked Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time only
  6. In Files Download ticked AP and pointing the location of TWRP-SMG530H.tar file ( see picture below ) then klik Start
  7.  How to root samsung galaxy grand prime sm-g530h
  8. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and open Download Mode or ODIN Mode:  To enter Download Mode on Grand Prime ( Press and hold Volume Down key + Home Key then while pressing these keys Press and hold Power key, Release all key when Download / Odin mode appears ).
  9. Connect your Grand prime to PC using USB Cable and Press Volume Up key.
  10. Odin software will auto detect port of your device, after detected device, klik Start, wait for a moment.
  11. After flashing finish the device will reboot.
  12. Next step: Copy file to external SD Card and install it from Recovery mode
  13. To enter Recovery mode ( turn off your device, press and hold Volume Up key + Home key then while pressing these keys press and hold Power key, release all key when you see Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime logo appears ).  You should in the Recovery Mode right now.
  14. In the New Recovery mode interface  tap Install -> tap (A Level) -> tap external SD -> tap file -> Swipe from left to right on the line. ( see picture below )
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  16. After install the file, Reboot your device, Done!

If you get Boot Loop after root your samsung galaxy grand prime, read this How to Fix Boot Loop After Update Samsung Android Firmwares

Related link with this post :

How to Enter Recovery Mode and Download Mode Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H

How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H to Android Lollipop 5.0.2


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58 comments on “How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H Android Lollipop 5.0.2

  1. sam says:

    I did exactly as its writtrn here.. it doesnt work… please help

  2. danio says:

    hey so I did exactly wat u said to install the twrp recovery but im unable to boot into recovery mood to install the superuser. why?

    • redy says:

      Did you completed install TWRP via ODIN? If yes, you can enter recovery mode ( turn off your device, press and hold volume up key + home key then press and hold power key while pressing these keys, release all keys when you see samsung galaxy grand prime logo )

  3. somnath says:

    Sir downlod link Is not work. Please update it or send me link my email adderss please sir please

  4. poge says:

    sir what if i already finished this steps and successfully rooted. and i want to clear data factory coz its kinda lag. if I cleare wipe data its gona be bootloop or its still running with root or it will bootloop?

  5. romesh kunar singh says:

    I suggested not to download lollipop 5.0.2 because this will stop ur home key button working and also remove the palm feature in camera mode

    • redy says:

      I confirmed everything working fine. I have tested to my samsung galaxy grand prime SM-G530H update to android lollipop 5.0.2 using Country India Firmware ( my device Indonesia Country ). Palm feature in Camera mode and Home Key, I confirmed is working fine. I have tested it. Let me know if someone get problem after upgrade their galaxy prime?
      Hi Romesh let me know your prime country and what firmware that you use to upgrade your device to lollipop 5.0.2. As I know There is no issue about palm feature and the home key.

      • hanafi says:

        wht country firmwre should i use if my coutry malaysia?

        • Kireina says:

          You can use other country but the model must match with SM-G530H. I am using SM-G530H indonesia, but I upgrade to Android 5.0.2 using SM-G530H firmware for India.

  6. FRANCISCO says:

    This method works on SM-G531H ANDROID 5.1.1 BAND BASE G531HXXU0AOI1??

  7. Nolan Stigall says:

    Those this method works on other brands like SONY Xperia? I have tried rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4 with oneclickroot but i want to root my SONY Xperia M4 Aqua. Thus this method works on this device?

    • redy says:

      I never tested it on Sony device. I think this methode does not work on sony. Samsung and sony have different firmware and hardware.

  8. polok says:

    I have installed su and TWRP but reboot command is not working in TWRP mode.plz hlp

  9. Secret says:

    After I flash TWRP, the inferface of recovery mode is still the same. HELP

  10. Debasish says:

    I have downloaded twrp from and flashed it through odin 3.10. And got the PASS message. But after it when I entered into the recovery mode..I saw there is no twrp recovery…It is the stock recovery. So plz help me

  11. mayank says:

    is this method work on any lolipop version of g530h??
    i mean its work on indian lolipop frimware??

  12. thomas says:

    does it work on all models

  13. Febri says:

    Thankz bro !!!
    Finally i can root my prime.. yesterday i stuck in recovery mode and always failed to flashing supersu.. then i try to download supersu from the link that you give and now my prime is 100% rooted !! Thanks a lot

  14. Nirazo says:

    It gives this msg after trying to flash twrp in mine galaxy sm-g530h

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  15. Nirazo says:

    Thnks for ur response, as u said i’ve done it and twrp also installed but as u shown above I din’t get install button in mine recovery mode. what should i do? it says it failed to verify the signature somethng

    • redy says:

      This Root is only for android lollipop 5.0.2. You can not use it for kitkat.

      • Nirazo says:

        Ya I’ve updated to lollipop 5.0.2 Indian firmware for mine SM-G530H XXU baseband

        • redy says:

          I have experience too like this. Try to download the TWRP file. If the file in ZIP, you must unzip it to get TAR file.

          • Nirazo says:

            Thanks for your response again, and the thing is gone well for me there I got all fine and after all work finished I rebooted the device and I got one app called SuperSu. Do I need to do something inside the SuperSu app?
            Thanks in advance

          • redy says:

            If you see supersu app it’s means your device is rooted. You don’t need to do anything with SuperSU. If you install an apps that need rooted, SuperSU will warn you to grant or not the app to access root. Now You can remove default app that you don’t like. You can use Link2SD app to remove default apps. I am sure not all of default app we used 🙂

  16. Nirazo says:

    You are so kind to me. Thanks for that now I have one issue but I don’t knw whether that is problem or not that is after rooting the device What I face is whenever I uninstall app or move apps to sdcard my device used to reboot. What does is mean?

    Thanks in advance

  17. murali says:

    i tried this on my SM-G530H runnning android 5.0.2 with odin v3.09 and 3.10.7 also…it says pass whenn i flashed the given twrp but when i switched to recovery mode,it shows regular recovery mode(manual mode)how to overcome this?i have used all the files linked in ur post but couldnt flash twrp..plese help me

    • redy says:

      Try to download the TWRP file. If the file in ZIP, you must unzip it to get TAR file. then reflashing it to your device. after that perform a factory reset, make sure to backup your data.

      • murali says:

        i hav downloaded twrp from the link u provided
        and its already in .TAR format i tried this but not working.its ending in the same manner…in manual recovery mode :(please help me

        • murali says:

          Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..
          File analysis..
          Get PIT for mapping..
          Firmware update start..
          NAND Write Start!!
          RQT_CLOSE !!
          RES OK !!
          Remain Port …. 0
          All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

          this is the log i m getting when i flashed thisok?especially that RQT_CLOSED!is this normal?

        • redy says:

          The file is ok and worked, or you can try download it from other link, check it on xda developer for other links.

  18. Nirazo says:

    I’m still waiting my previous quest answer. Now I’ve another issue that What if I do factory reset after reboot then what happens? Should I do or not coz the app that were installed before root causing me to reboot it automatically after updates or move to sd card but new apps installed after root have no problems.

    Thanks in advance.

    • redy says:

      I only suggest to do factory reset if you get boot loop. Sometimes rooting will cause a problem to apps. After rooted my device I do factory reset, it will clear all caches for old installed apps.

  19. arun says:

    Will this wprk for smg530h basebamd xcu

  20. Elias Geb says:

    Thank you very much!!! It worked for me .Thanks again

  21. Zoel says:

    Thank’s, 100% work in my galaxy grand prime 5.2

  22. Narayan Prasad Dahal says:

    Previously I had Android 4.4.4 and upgraded to 5.0.2 Russian version.Now I want to root it. After installation 5.0.2,
    I have successfully installed TWRP…tar file. But, When I tried to ‘update from external storage’ and select it starts to install and displays ‘Update failed’ with green font and turn off automatically. Finally the device is not rooted.
    What can be the problem?
    Does it effect the mobile if I can’t install SuperSu?

    • Kireina says:

      You must root the device first before install SuperSU apps. I recommend you use autoroot file to root your device, because in the file included superSU apps. then I recommend you to upgrade your device using India Firmware version for SM-G530H. My Prime SM-G530H is Indonesia country but I use India firmware version to upgrade it to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. I can root and install TWRP with the firmware version.

  23. Narayan Prasad Dahal says:

    What is ‘Signature verification failed’ mean?

  24. Ray Catato says:

    Hello. I’ve tried installing twrp and it said succeed but i still have the old recovery mode and can;t install supersu. Here is my phone firmware G530HXCS1BQA2 csc G530HOLB1BPG1 baseband G530HXCS1BQA1. This is the lastest update in my country as of now (just released a few days ago) but i want to root it. Do i have to flash another country’s firmware first? If yes, which country do you suggest?

    • Kireina says:

      I use India country/region firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, you can try it. But do this first before flash the firmware, when flashing the twrp recoveryOdin Option make sure to ticked F.Reset Time only and disable Auto-Reboot. To Turn power off it by removing the battery and re-insert it. Then enter the TWRP Recovery mode: Press and hold Volume Up key + Home Key, while pressing these keys Press and hold Power key, Release all key when TWRP recovery appears. Some just confirm if auto reboot enable in odin, the recovery mode will be back to stock recovery. try this and let me know

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