If you are among those who are looking for a decent smartphone within 10K INR then Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H is the phone for you. Powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Its internal memory is 8 GB and an external MicroSD upto 64 GB expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity. It has 2000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery power. It serves as a smaller alternative to Galaxy Grand Prime with slightly better camera and slightly better chipset. It does have best features among all the members of the Core family.
Galaxy Core Prime has a 4.5 inch screen with 800 x 480 pixels screen resolution. It also features 1,024 MB of RAM which means that it has an average RAM for a smartphone. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, which won’t capture very good photos, although it can capture 1080p high definition video with its primary camera, which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality. Its 2 megapixel front camera makes it an average choice for selfies. It also has an optional Dual SIM version.
Galaxy Core Prime gives a great GPU performance and is quite impressive while playing games. It shows no lag while playing some high end games like Riptide Gp2, Temple run oz, the Sims 3, Asphalt 8 airborne and Rail rush. Also the 1080p videos can be played with ease and without any lag. The on board music player is somewhat below average, but there’s an alternative player which is available on google play store called PowerAmp player which improves the quality to great extent. The phone does not have any inbuilt battery saver, however it features the ultra power saving mode, which extends battery life considerably. Good connectivity of this phone includes Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, but it lacks NFC connection.
Here in this guide we’ll see some basic steps and learn how to easily flash Android 4.4.4 DDU0AOD1 KitKat firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H smartphone. This Stock Rom can be flashed any time you are stuck in any process or soft bricked your phone or got any issue while flashing custom firmware. Also if you are fed up with the bugs or issues after flashing those unofficial custom ROMs then you can flash this latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware and get them cleared up. Installing a firmware can get back all the phone settings as they were when you bought it. So if you want to flash the latest KitKat DDU0AOD1 KitKat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H then proceed to our detailed article given below.
Model name: GALAXY Core Prime
Version: Android 4.4.4
Build date: Wed, 1 April 2015
Product Code: INS
Note that if you have any kind of custom ROM installed on your Galaxy Core Prime then it will get replaced by this official Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware update. Also all the custom recoveries like Clockworkmod or TWRP will get wiped out.
This guide for flashing the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware on your Galaxy Core Prime is risky and may brick your phone if done in a wrong way. So implement everything mentioned below properly and without any mistake. If any damage happens to your device by following this guide, then neither we nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held liable for that. However the chances that your device will get damaged or bricked are least but still I highly recommend you to follow all the instructions at your own risk. This Official Android 4.4.4 DDU0AOD1 KitKat firmware update is only for Samsung Galaxy Core Prime having the model number SM-G360H. Applying this on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So confirm your device model number with the mentioned one from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Device.
- Charge the battery of your Galaxy Core Prime at least up to 60%. This is essential as lack of battery power may increase the risk of interruption during the firmware flashing process.
- Backup all your important phone data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, whatsapp messages, memos etc. on your SD card or on your PC for more safety. Do not skip this step as in the last step of this procedure everything gets wiped.
- Make sure that you’ve enabled the USB debugging mode on your phone. If not, then do so by following the path Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- Disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that is installed on your PC temporarily. They may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 4.4.4 DDU0AOD1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H:
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files in a specific folder on your PC.
Step 2: Now you need to boot your Galaxy Core Prime into downloading mode. For that firstly switch off your phone completely.
Step 3: After it is switched off completely, press and hold the ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the three keys now.
Step 4: Keeping the phone as it is, connect it to PC using the USB cable. Now just press Volume Up key to continue. This will directly land you into downloading mode. Refer screenshot.
Step 5: On PC, navigate to the downloaded folder & launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.10.6′ software which you’ve just received after extraction. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H has been successfully connected to the PC. But if this thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the mobile drivers. So verify whether you’ve properly installed the mobile specific drivers on your PC or not. You can install them manually from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section.
Step 6: You’ll find Auto Reboot and F.Reset options on the Odin window. Tick only these two options and leave all the other options as they are. Do not even think of ticking the Re-partition option as it may increase the risk of bricking your phone.
Step 7: Now, tick against ‘AP’ button and navigate to the firmware package & select it (The extracted firmware file may look like: G360HDDU0AOD1_ G360HODD0AOD1_INS.tar.md5).
Step 8: After doing everything as mentioned above you need to just initiate the flashing process. For that press the Start button located on the Odin window. Note that the phone will automatically boot itself as the process goes on. Do not interrupt the flashing process by disconnecting the USB cable.
Step 9: Be patient and wait for the process to complete. As soon as it completes successfully, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 4.4.4 DDU0AOD1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. Now you may disconnect your phone by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window again boot your phone into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After flashing the firmware package, switch off your Galaxy Core Prime completely. Now you need to boot into stock recovery mode. The same can be done by holding Home button (Middle button) + Volume Up + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: In Android stock recovery touch doesn’t work so use Volume up and down keys for navigation and Home button (middle button) for selection.
Step 11: Using Volume keys navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your device phone memory.
Step 12: Return back and restart your Galaxy Core Prime by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.
Note: If the process fails or you get any kind of error then just try to implement all the steps with Odin3.07. Use the PDA tab in place of AP in it.
You did it! You are succeeded in flashing the latest official Android 4.4.4 DDU0AOD1 KitKat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360H. You can confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Device. If you come across any difficulty while flashing the firmware or have any issue regarding the content given above then let us know through the comments section. I’ll be pleased to help you out. Till then Enjoy! 🙂