Update Galaxy Grand Prime to Android 4.4.4 XXU2AOF1 KitKat firmware. Now-a-days mid-range Smartphones like Galaxy Grand Prime is getting more popularity due to its premium looks. Samsung Galaxy Grand prime SM-G530H is the new inexpensive smartphone launched by Samsung. In US, it’s available exclusively from Cricket. This device operates on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with TouchWiz user interface which is the second newest version available. It has a 5 inch screen with 960×540 pixel screen resolution which a little larger than average display. It feels comfortable thanks to its rounded edges and the size is convenient as well. The Galaxy Grand Prime houses a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1.2 GHz, which is about typical for clock speed. In terms of battery capacity, which is the best indicator of overall battery life, it holds 2,600 mAh, a massive battery capacity for a phone.
The Galaxy Grand Prime has 8 megapixel rear camera which can capture some high quality photos. Its 5 megapixel front camera makes it an average choice for selfies. It can capture 1080p high definition video with its primary camera, which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality. It has 1,024 MB of RAM which means all those high end apps and games can be played with ease. The base model of the Galaxy Grand Prime has 8 GB of internal storage, for storing music and video. Fortunately, you can expand its storage by as much as 64 GB with a microSD card.
Today we’ll see the basic steps on how to flash Android 4.4.4 XXU2AOF1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H smartphone. 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. 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 XXU2AOF1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-A500G then proceed to our step by step guide given below.
Model name: GALAXY Grand Prime
Version: Android 4.4.4
Build date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015
Product Code: INS
Note that if you have any kind of custom ROM installed on your Galaxy Grand 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 Grand 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.
This Official Android 4.4.4 XXU2AOF1 firmware update is only for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime having the model number SM-G530H. Do not implement this on any other device or variant as it 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 Grand 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 XXU2AOF1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H:
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 Grand Prime into downloading mode. For that firstly switch off your phone completely.
Step 3: After it is switched off, 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 Grand Prime SM-G530H 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 tick 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: G530HXXU2AOF1_ G530HODD2AOF1_INS.tar.md5).
Step 8: That’s all! You need to just initiate the flashing now. For that press the Start button located on the Odin window. Note that the phone will automatically boot itself while 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 XXU2AOF1 firmware on your Galaxy Grand Prime. Now you can 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 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.
Good Job! You are succeeded in updating your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H with the latest official Android 4.4.4 XXU2AOF1 firmware. You may confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Device. If you face any difficulty or have any problem while going through the process then do inform me through the comments section. I’ll be glad to solve your problem. Till then Enjoy! 🙂