Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-range, but popular device that comes with some fine specifications. If for any reason you have installed a custom ROM or have heavily modified the firmware, then you must restore the firmware on this devices to stock in order to receive future updates from Samsung. Although, other variants of the device have already received Android Lollipop update, the SM-G530M variant stays at KitKat for now.
However, in order to receive OTA updates, which Samsung will most likely release soon enough, you need to return to stock firmware. If you are new to flashing ROMS or looking for the latest available software for your device, then what we have here is a simple guide to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530M variant and restore it to stock.
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 we have got you covered.
- Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This guide is suitable for only Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530M variant and for others this won’t work as the firmware G530MUBU1AOH1 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 in.tar.md5 extension.
- Download | KitKat 4.4.4 firmware for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530M (File: G530MUBU1AOH1_G530MUWA1AOF1_xxx.zip (711 MB))
- Download | Odin3 v3.10.7 or older
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.
How to Restore Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530M to Stock Firmware
- Download G530MUBU1AOH1 firmware for your Galaxy Grand Prime with suitable network or carrier. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- 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/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
- 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 the administrator to get to the Odin window. (If this Odin version does not work for the KitKat firmware, try using older v3.09.)
- Connect your Galaxy Grand Prime to the computer using the USB cable.
- When you connect the device, the ID: COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see “Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
- If in case, Odin doesn’t detect your device, troubleshoot the following:
- 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.
- Now click the AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (G530MUBU1AOH1_G530MUWA1AOF1_xxx_.tar.md5) .
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
- Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
- Now, click the Start button on Odin to begin firmware installation.
- 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, go through the guide and requirements carefully.
Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your new 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 into recovery by holding Volume Down + 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 link below.
For detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link:
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