If we talk about the powerful Android smartphones, the Samsung’s Note series is worth mentioning. The latest member of Note series, Galaxy Note 7 is powerful enough to replace consumer laptops. With so many advanced features i.e. Iris scanner, fingerprint, Octa-core processor and RAM are all housed in a sleek stylish metal and glass body that perfectly fits in your hand. But is there any difference between you and your friends Note 7? Well, this is the main reason people look for ways to root their smartphones to make it more personalized and powerful.
Sprint Galaxy Note 7 user are the lucky one, because now they can easily root their amazing device and install Xposed framework on it. The root for Sprint Note 7 uses a leaked Sprint Engineering ROM. This leaked version of firmware PH3 comes with the security patches updates of August. This firmware also includes SU binary by default because it’s a user debug version of firmware. By taking advantage of user debug you can flash an entire firmware to achieve root on your Sprint Note 7. In more simple words, first you’ll need to flash the firmware and then push few commands to gain root access on your Note 7.
Once you achieve root access on your Sprint Note 7, you will be able to install all root apps and the most popular Xposed framework. But unfortunately you can’t install TWRP because we will not unlock bootloader with this process. So, if you are agree. then let’s get started with this step-by-step tutorial on how to Root Sprint Galaxy Note 7 and Install Xposed Framework.
- You must fully charge your device or at least to 70%, to avoid power interruption during the process.
- Perform a complete backup of your device data as it will wiped completly during the process.
- Install Samsung device drivers on your PC. Download the drivers for your device from Here.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to Settings » Developer Options » Enable USB Debugging. If Developer Options is missing from device Settings menu, follow these instructions to make it visible.
- Download and Install ADB and Fastboot tool on your PC from Here.
- Download and extract the latest Odin tool on your PC Odin3_v3.10.6.zip. Other versions are also avilable Here.
Steps to follow
This guide is divided into two parts. In first part we will show you how to install firmware and in second how to root Sprint Galaxy Note 7.
PH3 Firmware Installation
1. Download the tar file of PH3 firmware from Here.
2. Download and extract the latest Odin zip file on your PC using any unzip tool.
3. After extracting the zip file you will get these files:
- Odin3 vx.xx.exe
4. Launch Odin tool window by double-clicking on the executable file Odin3 vx.xx.exe.
5. Boot the device into Download Mode:
- Shutdown the device and wait for few seconds until the device is completely powered off
- Press and hold these keys altogether for few seconds VolDown+Home+Power
- Once you see the Warning message screen release the keys
- Accept the warning message by pressing VolUp key
- Now the device is in Download Mode
6. Connect the device to PC using a stock USB cable. Make sure device is detected.
7. To find out whether it’s detected or not, take a look at ID:COM port on Odin which will turn Blue and a “Added!!” message in the log, both these signs indicates successful connection.
8. Click AP/PDA button on Odin » Browse and select the PH3 firmware file.
9. In the Option section, make sure everything is unchecked except ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’.
10. Click Start button on Odin to begin the process of installation and wait for few minutes as it may take some time depending on the firmware size.
11. You’ll get a PASS! or RESET! message upon successful Odin flash then device will reboot automatically after the process is completed.
Root Sprint Galaxy Note 7
1. Once the device booted up again, open Settings » and Enable USB Debugging. Then connect the device to PC.
2. Download and extract sun7.zip on your PC then transfer this folder to ADB and Fastboot folder.
3. Explore ADB folder and launch command prompt by pressing Shift key + Right-click on the blank area of folder, and select Open command window here option from the context menu.
4. Push the following commands via command prompt window:
- adb shell
Note: You’ll get “#” symbol in return at the command prompt, it’s the sign of successful execution of above commands. Type “exit” twice and return back to the command prompt.
5. Run following command to transfer sun7 folder from PC to device.
- adb push sun7 /data/local/tmp/su
6. The command given below will change the permissions of sun7 folder contents:
- adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/su/*
7. Browse su folder using the commands given below:
- adb shell
- cd /data/local/tmp/su/
8. Now it’s time to gain the root privileges, push the following command:
9. Finally, execute the root.sh script file by typing the below command:
Note: root.sh script will first install the SuperSU, setup the root and then in then finally it will restart the device automatically. On the next boot, you’ll see the SuperSU app in app drawer.
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Now that you have achieved root access on your Sprint Galaxy Note 7, your device is now capable to load the rooted applications.
We’ve successfully competed the two main parts of this guide. Next, we will show you how to install Xposed Framework binaries on Sprint Galaxy Note 7 without using TWRP. This alternative approach of installing Xposed framework binaries is defined by a senior XDA member cruckus.
Follow the instructions below for the process.
Install Xposed Framework on Sprint Galaxy Note 7
1. Download and extract the Xposed framework zip file to ADB and Fastboot folder. Then connect the device to PC.
2. Open ADB and Fastboot folder and launch command prompt window by pressing Shift key + Right-click on an empty area, and click ‘Open command window here’ option from the context menu.
3. Transfer Xposed folder to your device storage by typing below command:
- adb push xposed /data/local/tmp/xposed
4. Push the following command to change the permission of Xposed script:
- adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/xposed/xposed.sh
5. Launch adb shell using the below command:
- adb shell
6. Browse Xposed folder by entering the below command:
- cd /data/local/tmp/xposed
7. Now type this command to gain the root privileges:
8. Finally, execute the xposed.sh script file by entering the below command:
The above script will take care of the reset and install Xposed on your device. Your device will reboot automatically.
This time your phone will take a while to boot because it will rebuild caches first. Once the device boots up completely, you should see the Xposed framework app in app drawer.
That’s all! This tutorial is quite lengthy but the steps are simple and worth every second you spend here.
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