Hi folks, I had rooted my device using this method and I experienced bootloops.
I feel the problem was that I was using a newer update of KitKat while this root method used an older recovery build.
So before trying my method, please backup data.
Step 1. Download this build http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/35763/G530HXXU1ANII_G530HODD1ANI5_INS/
Step 2. Factory reset device and flash the above build using ODIN (Google up how to use ODIN to flash builds)
Step 3. Root your SGP using the root method given in OP
You're done. This worked for me. I have an SM-G530H on
Build Number- G530HXXU1ANII
1. Go to http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
2. Find the right version for your phone.
3. Dowload CF Auto root for your device
4. Find the right corresponding firmware version supported from SamMobile
eg. Right now CF Auto Root is on Version NJ2 for SM-G530H so I flash NJ2 build from Sam Mobile (NJ2 is last 3 characters of build number)
Then download NJ2 build from SamMobile and flash using ODIN
5. Flash the right firmware build as per CF Auto root version
6. Flash CF auto root as per instructions
All downloads contain .tar.md5 files flashable in ODIN as PDA.
Make sure your device is in ODIN download mode (usually you can get there by holding VolDown+Home+Power when the device is turned off), then start the included Odin3-v1.85.exe file, press the PDA button, select the .tar.md5 file, and click Start. You can find more detailed instructions and assistance at XDA.
A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
For the root to work, the device must reboot into recovery. Most devices will do this automatically after flashing these files, but in case that does not happen, please boot into recovery manually.)
NOTE: I haven't tried OPTION 2
Cheers. Looking forward to some great development for this device :good:
Finally i rooted my new Grand Prime successfully
I so desparately wanted to root my new Grand Prime so I tried rooting by myself as it wasn't available by chainfire.
I haven't done much here, I just modified few files of CF-Auto-Root which was made for different device by chainfire.
Couldn't attach the file here as the size is 44MB
Download it from here: h t t p : / / d - h . s t / AWH
(remove spaces in the above link)
sad i'm not allowed to post links here yet
The zip archive contains:
Rooting method is simple.
Boot device into download mode and flash the first file: 2_cache_recovery_stock_mohan_sm-g530h.md5
Wait for the device to reboot and again boot into download mode and flash the second file: 1_cfroot_sm-g530h_mohan.tar.md5
Now after the device has finished reboot you can see SuperSU installed. Open it and it will ask to disable knox notification... Press Cancel.
If SuperSU asks for su binary update, just press the Normal button.
Hope this helps someone
Sorry guys, something went wrong while renaming the flash files. I have updated the above link which now works... Thanks...