Root Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy Grand Prime G531F

Great news for the owners of Galaxy Grand Prime model SM-G531F, Chainfire has released it’s famous CF-Auto-root tar file to root Galaxy Grand prime on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using Odin. We have already posted same guide for other variants of Galaxy Grand Prime now in this article we are going to follow the same. Root access on an Android device stays as long as you have that firmware but once you upgrade your device on latest firmware then you might lose root access as the Stock firmware is always root free. So this article is about rooting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F. Before we move ahead for the rooting process lets see what you can do with a rooted device.

What you can do with a rooted device (Benefits)

There are multiple thing you can perform with a rooted Android device some of them are listed below.

Remove Bloatware: The key benefit of rooting is that you can remove unwanted system apps, which is called bloatware. Removing bloatware leads to less memory consumption and great battery backup, in fact you can perform tons of modification within your device.

Overclocking CPU: A rooted device let’s you install custom kernels to over clock CPU frequency to enhance device performance. Sometimes you want to install custom recovery and rooting is the basic demand for that operation.

How to root Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This guide includes rooting your device. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation. 

Create a Backup of your Samsung device

Backup is the most necessary part for your device, so we recommend you to create a secure backup of your data.

Early Preparations:

You need to prepare your device for the root process, follow the below perquisites steps to keep the recovery installation process smooth without facing errors.

Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.

Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download USB drivers for Samsung

Enable USB debugging and check the Allow Mock Locations option too. To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging. USB debugging is meant for the development purpose hence it will ask you for the confirmation so tap OK to confirm.

Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu

Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to root Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F. Just go ahead and follow the steps in sequence to avoid any issue while running root process on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F.

Process to root Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via Odin

Download CF-Auto-Root for SM-G531F

To root your Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F, you need to download and extract Odin flash tool on PC. You can download Odin 3.10.6 from the below provided link.

Download Odin 3.10.6 [Just extract it]


Click the Odin.exe file in the extracted folder to run the Odin tool.


Now turn off your device and boot into Download Mode. Now turn on your device again by pressing and holding Home Button+Volume Down +Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning logo now press Volume up to boot your device into Download Mode.

Download Mode is the zone where you perform the installation related stuff, now connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.

You will be given the successful connection notification. The ID:COM box will turn Blue indicating that your device is now detected by Odin.


Now click the Option Tab in the Odin screen and make sure “Auto Reboot” & “F.Reset Time” options are checked on Odin.

Once done with the above steps now we are coming back to the main task, click the AP tab and choose the .tar file you download above.

Now just click Start and wait for the installation process until completed.


You will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box once the root process is done by Odin.

Your device will reboot itself.

That’s it! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G531F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you have any query you are free to ask, please give us +1 or Like to say thanks.

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