Samsung launched the Galaxy Grand series years ago to especially for the emerging markets where people prefer smartphones with a big screen, decent hardware specs but at an affordable price. Many years have gone by and the Grand line is still here with more choices to attract more customers. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-range phone that was released back in September 2014 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.

The phone did not witness any major OS upgrade since it’s release, but Samsung seems to have kept its promise of upgrading the phone’s software to Android Lollipop. If you own the Galaxy Grand Prime with model number SM-G530H and have been waiting for the sweetest take on Android, that is Lollipop, you finally have a reason to rejoice.

The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Grand Prime (SM-G530H) is finally out and available for download. We probably don’t need to tell you that Lollipop is a very big update that brings a completely new user interface with a lot of tweaks and changes. Having updated your Grand Prime to the latest software, you would enjoy faster performance and better battery life.


The firmware installation procedure described below has been tested successfully, but it does not necessarily mean that it’s 100% safe. Make sure to follow the given steps carefully and don’t hesitate to clear any doubts before proceeding. Just a reminder, we won’t be responsible for any mishap so jump into things at your own liability.


  • Download Odin 3.09 or 3.10.7 from here and extract the zip.
  • Download and install the latest Samsung USB Drivers or Kies on your computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Grand Prime. You can find a detailed tutorial for the same here.
  • Charge your device to ensure 60% battery juice at least.
  • Since you might need to perform a data factory reset after installing the Lollipop firmware for better performance, it’s a good idea to backup all important data before attempting the installation.

Download Lollipop Firmware for Grand Prime SM-G530H

The firmware provided below is originally meant for Russian users but because it’s unbranded and contains many languages including English, it can be installed on any Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H that is not locked to a network operator. More firmwares will be added as they come!



Mexico (Telcel):



Russia:  |  Mirror Link

India:  |  Mirror Link







Saudi Arabia:

United Arab Emirates:


South Africa:





Nigeria: | Mirror

Install Lollipop Firmware on Grand Prime

  1. Download the firmware and extract the Zip to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Turn off your Galaxy Grand Prime and boot it into the Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow exclamation mark, press the Volume Up key to enter the Download Mode.
  3. Now launch the Odin tool as administrator and then connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable provided with your device.
  4. When Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn blue and you will see “Added!” text in Odin’s message box.odin-3.10.6-firmware-flash
  5. Now click the AP button and add the firmware file (G530HXXU2BOH5_G530HSER2BOH5_SER.tar.md5) to it.
  6. Click the Options tab on Odin and check Auto-Reboot and F. Reset Time. These options and enabled in Odin by default, so all you need to do it is to make sure that they are checked.
  7. You are now all set to go. Just click the Start button on Odin to trigger the firmware installation. It might take a few minutes before the installation completes, so wait patiently.odin-3.10.6-firmware-installation-pass
  8. When the firmware installation completes, you’ll see PASS! message on Odin. It’s the green signal that indicates a successful installation. In case you get Fail! message, make sure you have gone through the preparations carefully. You can also try rebooting your PC and phone and a different USB cable and port. You can also refer to our exhaustive guide on firmware installation using Odin.
  9. Anyway, your Galaxy Grand Prime will reboot automatically and when it boots up, you’ll be greeted by Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Done! In case you face issues like buggy performance, error with network connectivity, device overheat or battery drain, you should try a data/factory reset via stock recovery. If you don’t know how to do it, head over to our detailed tutorial on the procedure.

Want to Root Your Grand Prime SM-G530H?

Root Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H and Install TWRP Recovery


  1. Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    G530HXXS2BPH1_G530HUUB2BPC2_G530HXXU2BPC2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    FAIL! (Erase)

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    samsung grand prime..

  2. Hi sir im doing successfully install lollipop with odin and i get pass with green signal in samsung G530H with india firmware bt still cant boot up , what i do? and then vol up +home+power key is not working

  3. What firmware should I use ? please help. im from philippines
    Baseband :G530HXCU1AOD1
    unlock phone.
    i want to upgrade my kitkat 4.4.4 to lollipop 5.0.2. please help. i know the upgrading procedure but i dont know the firmware to use. Im abit scared that i might brick my phone.

  4. ito pre sundin mo mas ok to pinoy room to, ito sinunod ko naka lollipop na Grand prime ko

  5. Hindi ata pede pag sa pinas, dami ko na hinanap na site about sa baseband version ng Ph wala ako nakita na pede upgrade yung ganyan ata version ang una labas ng grand prime

  6. Hi Rajesh how is going man haven’t talk to you in a long while. Any ways here goes
    I have the Samsung galaxy s8+ duos , the firmware is uae version and the model is sm-955fd, am not seeing the Samsung pay app. Could you please tell me which other countries firmware could I use. Am in Jamaica. Thanks

  7. sorry I’ve tried and this not work. another obstacle is each of the choose safe mode my screen is blank black. however the screen remains lit.

  8. Hello I am from Indonesia. the baseband of my samsung is: G530HXXU2AOD1
    I have a problem, everytime i upgrade from android 4.4 Kitkat to android 5.0 manually (download) or via odin, my screen is always blank gray. But when I downgrade to version 4.4 my screen returns to normal. What is this constraint firmware or hardware.
    Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Dual Sim).

  9. Hi, the baseband of my samsung is: G530HDDU2AOA1
    And I can not update for OTA because it has root.
    I have android 4.4 KitKat and I want to upgrade to Lollipop 5.0
    Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Dual Sim)

  10. 4G compatibility is a device-specific feature. If you had 4G on the Kitkat 4.4.4 firmware, you will be able to enjoy it on 5.0.2 Lollipop too.

  11. sir, my problem are the same to. my reigon is vietnam.. did i need to download this firmware to? but that firmware reigon

  12. How to update my grandprime duos? Last week i’ll try to update my grandprime and when done to install and restart i scroll the menu so slow? Please help me.

  13. can i use this to my grand prime duos SM-G530H?i tried to find update for my duos but only Samsung Galaxy Grand prime (No Duos) is always appear on google so i wonder if its fine to use this since my duos is also SM-530H same from above

    basedband : g530hxcu1aod1
    4.4 kitkat and SIM Unlock

  14. Since your phone is SIM locked, you should not try to install any other firmware and wait for the official update from your operator.

  15. Sir how about my device i have a same BASEBAND but my network is only for globe? what can you recommend to do? Thank you sir

  16. Hello Sir! I tried the Germany firmware and it failed… Which one do you recommend

  17. no sir i am not able to get to the Recovery mode.Recovery mode is not working.. only Download mode works in which i can flash another firmware..please help me sir..i would like to update my OS to me sir

  18. Hello! My baseband version is G530HXCU1ANL4.. I downloaded the Germany firmware, should I proceed with the upgrade?

  19. Sir please Help me.My current OS is kitkat.when i flashed using odin samsaung logo appears then white lines will come and fully covers the screen with white lines.then screen goes black and device restarts..Sir please help me which firmware should i download
    my baseband version : G530HDDU2AOA1

    please help me sir..

  20. Hello Sir. i want to upgrade my current O.S. to Lollipop. Grand Prime SM-G530H.
    Baseband is G530HXXU2AOD1 what firmware should i download ? (what country)
    Location: Philippines
    Network: GLOBE SIM
    Current Os : 4.4.4

  21. Hello Sir. i want to upgrade my current O.S. to Lollipop. Grand Prime SM-G530H.
    Baseband is G530HXCU1AOD1 what firmware should i download ? (what country)
    Location: Philippines
    Network: Openline
    Current Os : 4.4.4

    Thanks Sir.

  22. Philippines sir!! Another problem is my phone is automatic going to recovery mode everytime i restart it because of the open line what can i do to install firmware should i download cwm?

  23. Hello Dear Mr. Rakesh,

    Is there any Lollipop custom rom available for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G5308W, if available can you kindly provide the link and kindly provide the procedure to install Custom ROM on SM-G5308W.

    Details of Device:
    Model Number : SM-G530F
    Android Version : 4.4.4
    Baseband Version : G530FXXU1AOE2

    Kindly help me out brother

    Thanks & Regards

  24. hi sir, Im from philipines can i download lolipop for my grand prime? my current is kitkat

  25. samsung galacy grand prime kitkat baseband G530HXCU1A0A2 can you help what firmware is compatible to upgrade it to lollipop? Please and thank you take care ill w8

  26. E: unknown volume for path [/sbfs]
    E: unknown volume “/sbfs”

    get this message while am doing factory reset …keeps hanging and closing every few minutes
    its samsung galaxy core g530h model
    pls help

  27. I can’t install any rom 5.0.2. When I flash stock 5.0.2 rom, screen of my phone turn black any has boot sound but there is no any image.
    Can u tell me how to fix this?

  28. Sir , I am from Philippines and my phone is only worked in globe sim. can i install any firmware?

  29. My Grand Prime Is Got Stuck When I gonna Update IT on Lollipop Via Odin Everything Is Righ Ok but dont know why it Got Stuck And Then Black Screen Come.

  30. Hi Bonie, if your Grand Prime not locked to network operators like Sun, Globe etc., you can install any firmware. It doesn’t matter whether your phone is rooted or not. You can install the stock firmware anyway.

  31. Hi, I’m from the Philippines. Can I update my SM-G530H to Lollipop version of Android and my Baseband is G530HXCU1AOD1? And what firmware region should I download? By the way my Phone is NOT rooted. Thanks.

  32. Mr Rakesh. My phone is now working and it is in lollipop! 🙂 I used the russian(ser) sir! TY much hehe

  33. can someone tell me if this can work on grand prime SM H530AZ AT&T OR IF THER IS ANY OTHER ROM LIKE CM FOR THIS PHONE SEND THE LINK i got the phone running lollipop 5.1.1 need cm or any other rom dont know if rom for sm g530h rom could work on it dont want to try an end up brick.

  34. Hi! I’m from Philippines. I tried the vietnam version, but it failed. What should I do? Thank you.

  35. Does marshmallow 6.0 is already available for grand prime 5.0(SM-G530H

    If it does, kindly tell to me? THANK YOU

  36. What firmware should i download mr. admin? my phone id is G530HXXU1ANIJ i am from the Philippines. Hope you help me and reply to me 🙂

  37. I need help please… 🙁 Odin didnt detect my Phone… Is already says (

    Downloading Do not turn off your target!) My phone is SM-G530H

  38. Um. If I have a custom recovery in my grand prime such as TWRP, how can I remove it and back to the original one??

  39. Just tried the “Indonesia” firmware cause it has the baseband (XCU) and it finally flashed successfully, so it does need a matching baseband apparently..

  40. tried the Egypt one, same error..weird..
    i get it that this error occurs when i use the wrong firmware, and the firmware does say “XXU” when my baseband is really “XCU”..
    i can’t find any lollipop firmware in your list with the baseband “XCU” other than the Panama one, and i am afraid to flash that and then find out that i have some localization issues or language encoding bugs because of it..
    thanks again for the continued help and the speedy replies..

  41. Ok . If we are going to fibd a firmware, is it required to have a same middle in the baseband version. Such as XCU,XXU etc.

  42. Umm . If we are going to find a firmware, is it required to have a same middle in the baseband version. Such as XCU,XXU etc.

  43. Hey there,
    my baseband is G530HXCU1AOE2 , so i downloaded the firmaware ( but when i tried to flash it, i got a fail message and the phone showed the red colored error line “SECURE CHECK FAIL : aboot.”
    the device is bought from Egypt, but i am trying to download the (KSA) firmware, i don’t think it matters but i though i should mention it anyways..
    please help? thanks a million for the great guide.

  44. @DroidViews:disqus
    Hi Admin,
    my base band version is G530XXU2AOD1,
    which one should is recommended.

  45. Thank you. Ummmmm . Is there any consuming of memory if I install again . Example . I first already download it in my phone and it is 790 mb . Will it consume?


    I install another firmware again with780 mb, will it add on my memory along with the first one?or the first ons will remove to my phone?

  46. Ok if nothing will change. Proceeding in that kind of matter what version of odin I should use?

  47. Is there any changes when I install a 5.0.2 to 5.0.2 that comes from another country?
    And is it ok to perform that?

  48. And may I still use this odin to downgrade and install sometging on my device?
    Am I required to have a rooted device before using odin?

  49. Ok. Now thanks to you. I already upgrade my device into 5.0.2 lollipop, but I have problem and question. Why does my phone is not compatible in some apps such as S Health if I already have higher firmware
    Is it okay if I root my phone? I am thinking if my device status will become MODIFIED/CUSTOM.
    May I downgrade and upgrade my device ysing the Odin that I already used?

  50. Yes. In other words, if you can use any SIM card in your phone, it’s unlocked or unbranded, or if you have purchased your device from a store and not from some network provider, it’s SIM unlocked.

  51. Are you saying that whenever I change my sim card in different types of carrier, then when I open there is no password needed? Then my phone is NOT locked

  52. Lollipop update is not officially available for Carrier-locked devices in Philippines, but of your device is not SIM-locked, you can install any firmware.

  53. Thanks DroidViews, I Successfully Upgraded my SM-G530H KitKat To Android 5.0 Lollipop….!!! THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS

  54. Hi, I am from the Philippines and I wanted to convert my phone from Kitkat to lollipop but I am scared. I just want to know what firmware should I use ? My baseband is G530HXCU1AOD1. Is there a latest version of firmware already available aside from the firmware mentioned above? What firmware is compatible with my baseband? pls help. Thanks.

  55. Tried all the firmware via odin 3.11 after the boot logo it just shows a black screen, the boot animation won’t even show. But when i flash back to kitkat it works fine. Even updating via OTA or via Kies give me same problem on lollipop. Hope you can help me.

  56. Hey I think you might have an idea of what is happening here cause idk i am following each and every step but odin keeps faling :/ any idea why is it happening ? plus my phone was working fine 2 days back but then randomly started crashing or getting to black screen or restart and get stuck on samsung logo

  57. dear Rrakesh I want to download lollipop for G530HXCU1AOE2 , which country firmware should be used or please send me link.

  58. Thanks it is done! I change ‘_SER’ version and used Odin version 3.10.6. The previous version of Odin was for Lollipop. Now all fine but it shows ‘google play services is not working’, do you have any idea?

  59. “Google Play service won’t run unless you update Google Play service” i got this error after updating mine to lollipop. Help me pls. Thank you

  60. Hi! Can I update my grand prime? Its baseband is g530hxcu1aod1. What firmware should I use? Does it work ’cause I really want to update my phone. By the way I’m from the Philippines.

  61. boss. tinry q kagabi.. gamit q ung 2016 na russia.. ng fail odin3 v10. 6
    odin3 v11. 1 gnamit q

  62. Can you recommend me a good rom for my phone? It’s baseband is G530HXCU1AOD1. I’m from Philippines. 🙂 Need to upgrade my phone cause it’s too laggy

  63. Turn off your phone pull out battery and press power button for 10 seconds without battery, and now insert battery and try again. I hope it helps

  64. Thank you for this tutorial Rakesh! I have been waiting for the update for forever, and was on the fence about doing this. But because my phone was so laggy, I decided to bite the bullet. My reward is my phone is now running Lollipop! Thanks again!

    PS: To all the owners from the Philippines with the same model (Grand Prime Duos SM-G530H – duos), I can confirm it works. My baseband is G530HXXU2BOH. I used the Russian update above. =)

  65. Thanks Rakesh for sharing …successfully upgraded to lollipop…Danish, go for Indian version.

  66. Hello rakesh, my baseband is G530HXCU1AOD1, can i update my galaxy grand prime to lollipop? Please help me i really want to update my phone to lollipop

  67. Hi there. I tried it and it worked! only that after full installation, I could not set-up the phone. I am stucked in the set-up stage where I have to agree to Samsung’s agreement. Clicking “next” takes me back to previous agreement step, over and over again. Please what do I do?

  68. Hi Author,
    I wanted to know that: Can I downgrade my phone back to kitkat? from Lollipop version?

  69. Hello Rakesh, Many Thanks to you i am running Lollipop smoothly,on my SM- G530H…Everything worked perfectly…I got one minor question,I tried to update using the check for update option and it actually got one update sized about 192MB…WILL THIS UPDATE CREATE SOME KIND OF PROBLEM IF I TRIED IT?

  70. Hello to you guys! Please i need help. I installed Lollipop 5.0.2 on my SAMSUNG GRAND PRIME Device and i can’t have Network connectivity for Internet although i have configured my phone to have Internet. I use only the WI-FI for the moment. Can someone help me? email: [email protected]

  71. I also have this same model, i mean baseband G530HXXLH6….which exact rom should i install?

  72. The baseband version of my girlfriends phone is G530HXCU1AOD1 (purchased in the Philippines), will this guide work for that phone? or should i wait, forever, on the official update?

  73. does it take too long to finish? because mine is taking too long i dont know whats happening.

  74. worked like a charm. Had initial difficulty to connect to Odin. But after rebooting in download mode attach mobile to computer via USB and wait for windows to install the drivers for your mobile. after drivers have been install then open Odin and again attach your mobile to computer. and Odin will recognize!! 🙂

  75. this is a fucking big bullshit, odin, always failed, tried differnt USB ports, cables, my phone version is G530FZ ,, and i will wait for original update, hope u all die bey

  76. can i use this in updating my grand prime G530h
    G530HXXU2AOD1 though im from the Philippines ? thanks in advance for answering my query 🙂

  77. Shouldn’t the phone update itself or you can go to settings and update the phone?
    Even so my phone won’t update it just keeps saying it has a network error

  78. Is this for the first version of Grand Prime? I want to try but im scared what if I lost the procedure and cant get back my phone? :'(

  79. In odin 3.10.7 i get auth fail and in 3.09 i get complete(write) operation fail. What do i do??? I used G530HXXU2BOH7_G530HODD2BOH3_G530HXXU2BOH5_HOME.tar on a g530m duos

  80. Worked like a charm 😀
    My wife will be so jealous she bought me this phone for my birthday

  81. ohh! it says its added….now, my Baseband version is HXCU….which firmware should i download?

  82. every time when download reach in 700mb then its cancel why… i cant resume my download?

  83. hi, my phone cant be detected by Odin… why? i tried both versions on your tutorial and it didnt detect at all.

  84. Hi,
    Many thanks for this tutorial, it was very easy to install Lollipop and there were no problems!

  85. I am not sure, but I won’t recommend installing a different firmware other that the one meant for your model. If you still want to try, do it.

  86. Hey @Rakesh I need your help while flashing it fails 🙁



    Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..

    File analysis..



    Get PIT for mapping..

    Firmware update start..



    NAND Write Start!!

    FAIL! (Auth)

    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  87. possible to used any of the firmware here in the philippines? thanks

  88. This download is not available in the download mirror India..
    CanI proceed with russian?

  89. Rakesh my mobile baseband firmware is G530HXXU2A0E5…..can i install this firmware? Plz respond brother!

  90. why does odin get fail I am doing same process I am in Pakistan and want to upgrade lollipop on galaxy grand prime

  91. I’m currently running 4.4.4 and it’s rooted. Should I unroot it to install this firmware(5.0.2)?

  92. Absolutely NOT, you can’t downgrade to KK from Lollipop, the update also updates the bootloader and if you try to flash a KK image with Odin it will give you an error.

  93. Can I Downgrade My Android Version Back To 4.4.4 Nd Which Firmware I’ll Have To Download? By Country Or Same As Russia?

  94. I downloaded version 5.0 of Russia, to return to version 4.4 should I download version of Russia?

  95. My device is currently rooted with a custom recovery (philz cwm). Will i have to re-root my phone after installing this firmware? And if so, do u know where i can find an odin flashable file to root once the firmware is installed? Or would it be the same file that i originally used to root the phone?

  96. Thanx rakesh but I dont wanna downgrade android version. Any thing else u know except it????

  97. I am receiving google play service error that (google play service won’t run unless you update google play service.) but n play store it not shown me update of it. help me how to fix it????????

  98. My mobile Baseband version is G530HDDU2AOA1… can i install this firmware ??

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