How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note 7

how-to-root-att-galaxy-note-7Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s latest and most powerful iteration in the Note series. This amazing phablet comes with a more slimmer stylus or S-pen. With a more precise tip and improved pressure sensitivity S-pen adds lots of functionality to the device. No matter phone is locked or un-locked you can use it to jot notes on screen anytime you want. S-pen is completely waterproof, so now you can also take down notes underwater. On the UI side, Galaxy Note 7 brings the latest version of TouchWizUI named GraceUI. Due to the lighter colors of GraceUI some users find it pleasing to the eyes.

GraceUI is based on Android Marshmallow but it will surely receive some new updates in the coming months. GraceUI is the most trimmed down version of TouchWizUI but few carrier bloatware might be present on your device. But you can trim it even more by removing the bloatware and rooting is the best way to do that. Or, if you want to enhance the user experience of your device rooting is the ideal step you should take. Here is the guide to root your AT&T Galaxy Note 7.

Disclaimer: Please note that rooting will void your Note 7 warranty. Also, you can’t avail some feature like Android Pay, Samsung Pay. So proceed at your own risk.

Preparations

  • Use only AT&T variant of Galaxy Note 7 for this guide.
  • A Windows-based PC.
  • Your PC must have proper USB drivers installed. If it’s not installed then download and install it from Here.
  • Make sure your device is fully charged or at least to 70% battery level.
  • Samsung Odin tool is required in order to flash leaked Sprint firmware on your Note 7. You can find all versions of Odin Here.
  • ADB and Fastboot drivers must be installed on your PC, here is the link to download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot.

Downloads Section

Follow the steps

The steps are divided into two parts for your convenience. In the first part we’ll flash leaked Sprint’s firmware and in the second part we’ll show you how to root AT&T Galaxy Note 7.

Flashing Sprint Firmware on AT&T Galaxy Note 7

This is the first part of rooting guide, in this part we’ll show you how to flash leaked Sprint’s firmware on AT&T Galaxy Note 7. Please follow the steps carefully.

Step 1. Enable Developer Options on Note 7:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap About Phone
  • Tap Build Number 7 times
  • You’ll get a toast message saying You are now a Developer

Step 2. Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on Note 7:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Developer Options
  • Enable OEM Unlocking & USB Debugging

Step 3. Download and extract the leaked Sprint firmware file on your PC, you’ll get a file with .tar extension.

Step 4. Download and extract the Odin zip file on your PC then double-click on Odin.exe to launch the Odin window.

Step 5. Boot Note 7 into Download Mode:

  • Turn off the device
  • Press and hold Power + Home + Volume Down keys altogether
  • Press Volume Up to accept the warning message and to continue boot into download mode

Step 6. Connect device with PC using stock cable. Once Odin detects your device, ID:COM port will turn Blue and you’ll notice a “Added!!” message in the log, which indicates successful connection.

Step 7. In Odin Files section click AP button, browse and select the firmware file (.tar) for Sprint ROM.

odin3-ap-button

Step 8. In Odin Options section, make sure everything is unchecked except Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time option.

odin3-options-tab

Step 9. Finally hit the Start button on Odin to start the process of installation.

Steps to Root AT&T Galaxy Note 7

After flashing Sprint’s firmware wait for device to completely boot as it may take up to 30 minutes.

Step 1. Once the device successfully booted up, skip all the initial setup screens. Then enable Developer Options:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap About Phone
  • And tap on Build Number 7 times, this will enable the Developer Options of Note 7

Step 2. Now enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Developer Options
  • And check mark the OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging

Step 3. Make sure Minimal ADB and Fastboot is installed on your PC. Then download and extract the Sun7 zip file on your PC.

Step 4. Transfer the sun7 folder to ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step 5. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot and connect device to PC using stock cable. You should see a pop-up for USB Debugging, accept it and change the Charging mode to File Transfer mode.

Step 6. Push the commands given below via Minimal ADB and Fastboot window:

  • adb shell
  • <Press Enter>
  • su

Step 7. You should see a “#” sign at command prompt, which indicates successful. Now type “exit” twice to return back to command prompt.

Step 8. Enter the following command to transfer the sun7 folder to device storage:

  • adb push sun7 /data/local/tmp/su

Step 9. Change the permissions of the sun7 folder. To do this, push the command given below:

  • adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/su/*

Step 10. Launch ADB shell by entering the following command:

  • adb shell

Step 11. Type the following command to browse “su” folder:

  • cd /data/local/tmp/su/

Step 12. The device is now ready, push this command to gain root access:

  • su

Step 13. Finally type following command to execute root.sh file:

  • ./root.sh

Wait until the process finished, next, the device will reboot automatically.

Congrats on your successful attempt to root AT&T Galaxy Note 7. Enjoy the power of rooted device, now you can easily customize your Note 7 according to your liking.

Note: If you encounter any issue with the data try adding the APN for AT&T and reboot to system.

To verify the root status of your Note 7, download and install the Root Checker app.

Download and Install it from Google Play Store Root Checker

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