Update Galaxy Grand Prime to Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware. Finally after a much long wait, Samsung has officially released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphone. And there are rumors regarding Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to be soon released for this mid range phone. But right now we can’t be sure if its true or not. This Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update comes with various improvements which will definitely increase your love towards your phone. As you know Grand Prime has some amazing specs and features, due to which the Lollipop OS runs quite smooth on it. Some of its specs include 5 inch screen with 960×540 pixel screen resolution, 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2600 mAh battery, 1,024 MB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 8 GB of internal storage and much more. The new Android L update brings few bug fixes and performance improvements to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update earlier released for this phone. You can experience revamped Material Design interface, some 3D effects transition, multi-user support, fast settings option, improved lock screen, new screen pinning element, smart lock feature, improved Touch Wiz UI, new notification panel, battery life increased to up to 90 minutes with new battery saver feature and much more.
If you are interested in experiencing all these features on your Galaxy Grand Prime then proceed to our actual guide given below. Flashing this Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU2BOH7 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphone is quite risky and a slight change can damage or brick your phone. So I recommend you to follow and implement each and every step carefully without performing anything by your own.If by any chance your phone gets damaged, then neither I nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held liable for that. However the chances that your phone will get damaged or bricked are least. Note the as this is an official firmware released by Samsung and not any unofficial third party custom ROM, it is absolutely bug free. This Stock Rom can be flashed the time you are stuck in any flashing process or soft bricked your phone or lost IMEI number or got any issue while flashing custom firmware. Also if you have rooted your phone and want to regain your phones warranty back, then flashing this Stock firmware can get back your warranty.
Version: Android 5.0.2
Build date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Product Code: INU
Note that if you have any kind of custom ROM installed on your Grand Prime then it will get replaced by this official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware update. Also all the custom recoveries like Clockworkmod or TWRP will get wiped out. This Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU2BOH7 firmware update is only for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime having the model number SM-G530H. Do not install this on any other device or variant as it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So confirm your device before flashing this firmware.
- Ensure that your phones battery is charged at least up to 60% so as to reduce the interruption risk due to lack of battery power.
- Backup all your phone data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, whatsapp messages, memos etc. on your SD card or on your PC as in the last step of this procedure everything gets wiped out.
- Ensure 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.
- Install mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when connected. 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 related tools as well as antivirus that is installed on your PC temporarily. They may interrupt the flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU2BOH7 firmware on Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H:
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files in a specific folder on your PC.
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy Grand Prime and boot it into downloading mode.
Step 3: For that, 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.
Step 5: On PC, 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 phone has successfully connected to the PC. But if this thing doesn’t happen then re-install the mobile specific drivers on your PC.
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 tick the Re-partition option as it may brick your phone.
Step 7: Now, tick against ‘AP’ button and navigate to the firmware package & select it (The extracted firmware file may look like: G530HXXU2BOH7_G530HODD2BOH3_INU.tar.md5).
Step 8: After doing everything as mentioned above just hit the Start button to initiate the flashing process. Note that your phone will automatically boot itself as the process goes on. Do not interrupt the process by disconnecting 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 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU2BOH7 firmware on your Galaxy Grand Prime. Now you may disconnect your device 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 into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After flashing the firmware package, switch off your Galaxy Grand Prime completely. Now 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 Grand 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.
Excellent work! Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H has successfully updated to the latest Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU2BOH7 firmware. The same can be confirmed the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Lastly if you have any problem, query or difficulty which going through the mentioned process then do inform me through the comments section. Till then Enjoy! 🙂