Install Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G531F)

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a lucky device. It looks like Samsung fulfilled the wish of Grand Prime users. The Official Lollipop is finally available for Grand Prime now. Android Lollipop flavored with TouchWiz UI is now set to rock on Grand Prime. Samsung took a while bringing this overhaul to its devices as they has to integrate their TouchWiz UI with Lollipop interface.

Android Lollipop along TouchWiz design brings a new life to Grand Prime. Literally it is more Grand and Prime after lollipop update. The Battery life is expected to increase about 90 minutes and you can also reply on Battery Saver feature of Lollipop when you’re out of power. In any update we see disorderness specially when it comes to OTA. Some devices get lucky and other suffers with long wait. It is not such case with you, because today we will show you how to flash official Android Lollipop build for your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.

Prerequisites

This Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware has to be installed on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE SM-G531F model only.

  • Users make sure you have installed USB drivers on the PC, or else your smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE SM-G531F) will not be recognized by the computer. Download them from here.
  • Make sure your device has more than 80% battery, or else there is chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted mid-way.
  • Although installing official update improve the device’s performance and UI experiences, it will void your warranty.

Warning: The author will not be responsible, if you damage or brick your device. Do it at your own risk and follow the instructions properly.

Procedure

  1. Download Official lollipop ROM from here and copy it to your sdcard.
  2. Download Odin v3.10.6 from here and set it up on your computer.
  3. Now put your Galaxy Grand Prime in Download mode. (Hold volume up + volume down along with the power button)
  4. Run Odin with administrator rights on your computer
  5. Power off and connect your device to a computer using the USB cable. (Confirm the connection with Blue box, if it doesn’t show up configure your USB drivers)
  6. Click on ‘AP’ in Odin 3.10.6 (if you have Odin 3.0.7 then you can select ‘PDA’).
  7. Choose“.tar.md5″ file to install Android 5.1.1 from the dialog box.
  8. Check Auto-reboot and F-reset time. (Don’t alter anything or you may end up with bricked device).
  9. Click on Start.Odin
  10. Now wait until the process is done. After a few seconds, the phone will reboot.

Once Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE SM-G531F is rebooted, you can enjoy Android 5.1.1 . If you are facing difficulty during the installation do let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to share your experiences.

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  • Daniel Rey

    I just did the update now my sounds is totally gone. From notification to music, even with earphones it plays nothing

  • James Manuel

    I tried to update my grand prime but after the update is finished and pass the device just turned off and wont boot, wont go to recovey mode and download mode just no response….any solution for this problem? ty

  • k-25

    Hi, I have a G531F.I tried to install this rom using Odin 3.10.6. Everything went good till the installation. Then the installation failed and the phone says Unsupport dev_type. It doesn’t turn on now. How do I correct this. Need some help please…

  • fordlova8

    Is there 5.0 for a G530MU please!!!

  • pratik lamichhane

    Update this version how??

  • pratik lamichhane

    how to update this version??

  • yue lee clow

    the tittle is ok…
    he’s not saying the especific model
    if that is what yuou are trying to say

  • What do you mean?

  • Muhamed Mado

    does it work wiz anyone ?

  • Mehdi Habib

    Hi, I have Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530H) i need lollipop 5.1.1 original version for this device. Have you lollipop 5.1.1 original version for this device? If you have pls send me the link.

  • Sarang

    No, the firmware is device specific.

  • Yes.

  • No, you can’t.

  • David Kabanov

    CAN I install it on SM-G530F
    not SM-G531F
    ??

  • Brijesh

    If possible solution re-mail me on cbrijesh8@gmail.com

  • Brijesh

    I had a problem that my device isn’t restart after rooted and saw only black screen.

  • Amin Shaikh

    How to use SM-G531F firmware to SM-G530H….???

    is It Possible..??
    if YES ………………….HOW…????

    Reply ME HERE Only
    sk.amin313@gmail.com
    8149994665

  • ALi NoonaRi

    How To Update Lollipop this Version? RepLy pLzz

  • don’t have screenshot of this rom?

  • Yeison Bermudez Florez

    hola sirve para el g530m?

  • shan

    after hard reset of galaxy grand prime some files of it are missing, can this installation helps to solve this?

  • Hiru Perera

    Can this 5.1.1 version be installed in g530h?

  • Mehdi Habib

    Hi I have galaxy grand prime SM-G530h baseband – g530hxcu1a0e2, i want to update my device to lollipop so have you lollipop for this version

  • Yes, you can.

  • The Lollipop firmware is available now. Download this: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/54517/G530HXXU2BOH5_G530HSER2BOH5_SER/

  • Onam King

    please change the title, this only works with the value edition, this title is clickbait

  • Usama Ahmed

    i have galaxy grand prime model number SM-530H……. can i upgrade my mobile to lolipop? if i can then how? please tell me. i am waiting for your reply

  • Emre Oğraş

    I have galaxy grand prime , but firmware version is SM-G530F. Can I use this on my phone ?

  • cristian camilo haro zambrano

    Sorry I have the prime Samsun galaxy grand but the sm-g530m, if you can?

  • It’s not available.

  • Loup Bethegnies

    I did everything but when i click “start” it say “FAIL” in a red square in the topleft corner and now my phone is stuck as the picture shows. Kies don’t recognize it, I can’t do anything… I hope you have help ?

  • sujanl

    Would you give me sm-g530h lolipop firmwere

  • No.

  • Yes.

  • eunescu evitonvici

    will it work with sm g530 fz?

  • Loup Bethegnies

    Can I use it on my SM-G531F ? And will this change everything to a normal lollipop? Like the real Lollipop quick-settings panel, and material dark theme (I am not sure of this one) ?

  • Kamran Khan

    my grand prime FtA SW version : G530H , can i proceed with update ?

  • No.

  • Brian

    Hi, this information is very useful. Thanks. Can I use it with my Grand Prime SM-G530H?

  • Can you describe in what state your device is?

  • Igor Souza

    you not corrected i will denunce to google by false title

  • ehtisham muzaffar

    same question of mine

  • Esteban Soto

    I installed this to my Grand Prime and now is not working, the PC doesn’t recognize it. What can I do? HELP!!

  • Limbert Caliwag Diaz

    compatible for grand prime SM-G530H?

  • Thanks, corrected! 🙂

  • juan carlos Mancilla

    This is for the Galaxy Grand Prime ‘VALUE EDITION ‘, correct the title, because people whit grand prime first generation, have another chips etc on they’r phones. This firmware is not compatible whit that version of gran prime.