Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F released in October 2014 with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB memory and 8 M camera. If you have owned this Samsung’s flagship smartphone and wish to gain root access by flashing SuperSU packages, install custom ROMs, Kernels and Xposed Framework etc then you’ll need to install a custom recovery on your phone. As there are not much recoveries available for Galaxy Grand Prime but we’ve a good news for you that you can install the popular CWM-based Philz Touch recovery on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F/FZ. Philz Touch is an advanced version of CWM recovery that comes with all CWM features as well as many additional functionalities such as touch interface, revamped UI and more.
In this guide we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install Philz Recovery on SM-G530F or SM-G530FZ variants of Galaxy Grand Prime. Many users have tested this recovery on SM-G530M, SM-G530H, G530BT (Brazilian) and have reported it working on these models too. Ready to install Philz Recovery? Go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide.
This guide containing the Philz recovery is working only with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F or SM-G530FZ variants. Do not try to install this custom recovery on any other devices or incorrect variants. Check the model number of your device first.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F/FZ during or after the installation of Philz custom recovery. Rooting/installing custom recovery may void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your important data and settings on your Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F/FZ before proceeding to the installation instructions.
- Enable USB Debugging on your device by navigating to Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- The battery level of your Galaxy Grand Prime should be atleast about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
- Download Philz Touch CWM Recovery for Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F/FZ [Mirror]
- Download Odin3 v3.10.7
Steps to Flash Philz Recovery on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530F/FZ using Odin:
Step No 1:- First, download the Philz Touch CWM Recovery (cwmo.tar) file and Odin tool (Odin3_v3.10.7.exe) on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Grand Prime.
Step No 2:- Extract the custom recovery file to get the file with .tar extension (if in a .zip format).
Step No 3:-Power OFF the Galaxy Grand Prime in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Now, power the device ON by pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power at the same time for a while (about 2 to 3 seconds). A warning screen with a yellow triangle sign will be appeared. Just press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5:- Connect your Galaxy Grand Prime to the PC via its USB data cable.
Step No 6:- Once the phone is successfully connected, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue and “Added!!” message will be displayed on the screen.
Step No 7:- Click on AP button on Odin and locate the custom recovery file (cwmo.tar) that you have already downloaded and extracted on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 8:- Make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and Re-Partition box must be unchecked.
Step No 9:- Begin the Philz Touch CWM Recovery installation process by clicking on the Start button on Odin. This process may take a few minutes to complete.
Step No 10:- On successful installation, you’ll get a PASS! message on Odin and the phone will be restarted.
Done! You’ve installed Philz Touch CWM recovery on your Galaxy Grand Prime. Now you can enjoy to get root access by installing custom ROMs, flash files like SuperSU to gain root access and boot into recovery mode.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or query while flashing Philz Touch recovery on your Galaxy Grand Prime.