Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the two top most selling Android smartphones available in the market. Samsung Galaxy S7 series features top of the line hardware including an unbeatable camera which is the most prominent feature of this latest flagship. With extended battery life time and great performance this powerhouse device has been greatly improved over its predecessors. On the software side, users experienced a visible improvement as compared to previous flagship devices of Samsung. But there is no limit of customization to enhance the user experience and those who have already explore all the features and want to change the software experience then it can only be achieved by rooting your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge.
Rooting is like an addiction, if you have already experienced the real power of rooting then you will feel uncomfortable with a non-rooted Android device. Rooting gives you wings to explore the Android universe. Although the players of rooting game should not go for the flagship devices like Galaxy S7 etc. But if you are a lucky owner of AT&T Galaxy S7 device then, here is a surprise for you, XDA senior developers have successfully rooted AT&T Galaxy S7 devices.
Here is a related piece of information that I would like to share with you regarding the unlocked international variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. XDA developers have already achieved the root on the unlocked international variants of Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. Here is a step-by-step guide to Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Exynos Variants).
Caution: Its our responsibility to inform you all the aspects of rooting but we are not responsible for any loss of data or damage to your device. Rooting will also void manufacturer’s warranty. So, proceed at your own risk.
Before proceeding further with this rooting guide, make sure you backup your device data. The rooting process may wipe all your device data.
- Download Samsung Odin
- Download Samsung_G935x_QC_Rooted_BOOT.TAR
- Download Samsung_G930x_QC_Rooted_BOOT.TAR
- Download SuperSU-v2.74-2-S7QC.zip
- Download ADB and Fastboot Drivers
1. Download Samsung Odin tool from the link given above on you PC.
2. Launch Odin.exe on PC.
3. Download the custom boot image files for your device from the link given above.
4. Switch off the device.
5. Boot the device into Download Mode.
6. Press and hold Volume-Down + Home + Power keys altogether for few seconds. You will see a warning message on your mobile screen, simply press the Volume-Up key to continue boot into Download Mode.
7. Use the stock USB cable to connect your device to PC.
8. You should see a Added message in the Odin log and a blue button sign on Odin window.
9. Click on AP button in Odin, browse and select the custom boot image file with .tar extension.
10. Click on Start button and wait for few mins.
11. Once the process finishes your device will reboot automatically.
12. Now enable the Developer Options of your device.
13. Go to phone Settings >> About Phone and tap Build Number 7 times. This will enable the Developer Options.
14. Go to Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging.
15. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot window on your PC
16. Download SuperSU zip file from the link given above and extract it into the folder named ‘super’.
17. Transfer this folder to Minimal ADB and Fasboot folder.
18. To flash SuperSU on your device, enter the following on command prompt window:
- cd super
19. Wait for few mins and then reboot to system.
20. The first boot will take longer than usual, so be patient.
21. When your device boots-up, open phone Settings >> tap on Applications >> Find and tap on SuperSU >> In App info remove check from ‘Show notifications’.
The last step is to make sure you won’t get future notifications from SuperSU like Play Store updates etc. Because SuperSU update will break things for your device.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the mission to root your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge. You must have planned to do lots of customization on your rooted device but its a good practice to check and verify the root status of your device before any customization. So, to check and verify that your device is properly rooted or not you can use a Root Checker application.
If you encounter any issue after rooting your device like lag etc. then try wiping cache partition via recovery mode. It will resolve those issues.
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