The best thing about owning a Samsung device is that they get updated very often. Although it has been a year that Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has been launched, its manufacturer has released an update to its firmware which gets it to Android version 5.0.2 Lollipop. Some of the other variants of Galaxy Grand Prime have been lucky enough to have received Android 5.1.1 update.

For those who have missed on the Lollipop update or could not install it over OTA for some reason, here is a simple tutorial through which you can upgrade your Galaxy Grand Prime to 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.

To update your phone to the latest firmware, you need an Odin software made available to the Samsung Galaxy users for installing a range of things including firmware, custom recovery, CF-Auto-Root and more. So if you are new to the installation process, then DroidViews have got you covered. However, this tutorial is applicable only for the SM-G530FZ variant of the Galaxy Grand Prime. So make sure you have the same model number or this may brick your phone.

Requirements

  • Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This guide is suitable for only Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ variant and for others this won’t work as the firmware G530FZXXU1BOG2 is device specific.
  • Make sure you have fully charged your Galaxy Grand Prime or at least up to 60% of  the battery.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
  • Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
  • Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file which is with .tar.md5 extension.

Download Section

  • Download Lollipop 5.0.2 firmware for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ  (File: G530FZXXU1BOG2_G530FZOXA1BOG2_PHE.zip (745.65 MB))
  • Download | Odin3 v3.10.7

Backup Your Apps and Data

It is recommended that you backup your apps, contacts, messages, photos, videos and any other important data stored on the internal storage of your phone. Get some of our useful backup apps from the DroidViews archives. This will help you backup your device data easily.

Install Lollipop on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the 5.0.2 G530FZXXU1BOG2 firmware for your Galaxy Grand Prime. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up key to enter Download/Odin mode
  3. Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as administrator to get to the Odin window.
  4. Connect your Galaxy Grand Prime to the computer using the USB cable.
  5. As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see “Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
  6. In case your phone is not detected by Odin, you can try the following things:
    • Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
    • Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
    • Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
  7. Now click the AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (G530FZXXU1BOG2_G530FZOXA1BOG2_.tar.md5) .
  8. In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else is unchecked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
  9. Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
  10. Now, click the Start button on Odin to start installation which might take a while for the firmware to install.
  11. Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. 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

Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your Lollipop firmware.

If you come across bootloop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery and then put it back again. Boot to Recovery by holding Volume Up + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now Select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the below link.

How to Perform Data Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy Devices

For detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link:

Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Odin – Detailed Guide

For any queries, comment down below.

Also see:

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Firmware on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H

How to Root Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530FZ

30 COMMENTS

  1. And just a side note man! When you want to access Galaxy Grand Prime’s Download Mode you press Power + Home + Vol. Down not Power + Home + Vol. Up. But nice guide I’ll try it on tomorrow afternoon.

  2. hi, i just upgrade to 5.0.2 but i can’t install any custom recovery because booting in recovery mode causing black screen. How to fix it? Phone works fine and i have problem only with recovery mode which doesn’t boot. pls help

  3. I have installed this rom and works fine. Have you a guide to install custom recovery after this installation? Thanks.

  4. Hello everyone. I have a question. Can i use this tutorial to upgrade my galaxy grand prime to android lollipop. In present i use android 4.4.4. Thanks a lot for answer.

  5. will this cause any problems if my device is branded and if i’m still paying it monthly?

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