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Root The Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge
In this article, we explain how to root the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and what models you should not try it on.
How to root the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: is root possible on your smartphone?
We have good news and bad news. Some S7 and S7 edges can be rooted, others not. Those that can be are the models with an Exynos processor and those that can not be the models are the American models having a Snapdragon 820 processor. The bootloaders of these devices are blocked, which means that you can not root them. At least for now, as this may change – T-Mobile would have asked Samsung that the root of models with a Snapdragon processor is possible on request from their customers – but for now, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge running with a Snapdragon processor will have to settle for the software installed by default.
Before rooting your smartphone, we recommend that you read the following lines carefully. By rooting your smartphone, you will likely lose its warranty and risk breaking it. This happens very rarely but can unfortunately happen.
Rooting a phone is not particularly difficult or dangerous. On the other hand, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of hacking your smartphone, then it might be better to test alternatives to root in order to personalize your smartphone such as application launchers. You can also consult our guide listing the best launchers on Android.
How to root the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: before launching
Before rooting your device, you must know the exact model you have in order to download the correct packages and it must be loaded at least 80%. You should, of course, make a backup of your important data. Also, know that rooting your device will trigger the safety of Samsung Knox – so after rooting your device, Samsung Pay will no longer work.
Ready? Get a Windows PC and a reliable USB cable and get ready to root your smartphone.
How to root the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: let’s move on to serious things
If you have not yet enabled Android developer options, go to Settings> About Phone and tap the build number seven times. Then go back to Settings, go to Developer Options and turn on USB Debug.
- Now switch to your computer.
- You will need to download the Samsung Odin software,
- the Samsung USB drivers and the CF-Auto-Root file corresponding to your phone.
- You can download the one for the Galaxy S7 by clicking here and
- the one for the Galaxy S7 edge by clicking here.
- Unzip the file when it is downloaded.
Back to your phone, press the Home, Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until your device enters Download mode. Open Odin on your PC and connect your Samsung using your USB cable. Make sure your smartphone is properly connected in the Odin window (the box under ID: COM must be colored blue).
- click AP and select the .tar.md5 file that you uncompressed beforehand.
- Check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes and clear the Re-Partition check box.
- Check that you have ticked and unchecked the appropriate boxes and
- click the Start button to begin the installation process.
- After a few minutes, your phone will restart.
- Congratulations! Your phone is now rooted.
Samsung Odin gives you the keys to the kingdom. The kingdom of ROOT! © ANDROIDPIT
How to root the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: what if the root did not work
This process does not always work the first time because sometimes the world is cruel. If you have not been able to root your smartphone, repeat the steps above. If you still do not have a chance after two attempts, repeat the process again but turn off the Auto-Reboot option. You will then have to manually restart the phone in Recovery mode to root it. To do this, press the Home, Power, and Volume Up buttons simultaneously until your phone restarts and starts the root process.
Have you ever rooted your S7 or S7 edge? Did you encounter any problems or did everything happen without hindrance? Share your experience in the comments.