Couple of months ago, Samsung release there two best of smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge. Sadly but yet some S7 and S7 Edges are root-able, and some are not.
The first release of Samsung S7 & Samsung S7 edge are with Exynos processors, and the latter release of US models with Snapdragon 820 processors. Those devices’ bootloaders are locked, Because of that you can not root those devices just yet.
If you owned Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running Samsung S7 & s7 edge with Exynos processors (Exynos variants), you can easily root your device using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. Recently Chainfire has just released its root tool with support for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Step 1: Download:
1.First & foremost download the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge from Samsung’s official support site.
- Download the latest Odin from here
Download the F-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-herolte-heroltexx-smg930f.zip from here
Step 2: Precaution:
- Back up your all kind of mobile data, for safer side you can copy them into your computer.
- Go to your mobile setting > about phone > press 5/7 times on build number, It shall enable your device Developer options hen come back to setting and enter to the Developer Options and enable OEM Unlock.
- Go to Menu> Settings > Applications in order to Enable USB debugging option.
- 4. Again go to Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- Make sure that you device battery has more than 70% of charge, it’s recommended for safer side.
Step 3: Installation Procces:
Install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge in your computer. after installing the driver I recommend to reboot your PC.
Unzip Odin on your computer and install it on your PC.
Unzip Chainfire zip file and retrieve .tar.md5 file on your computer.
Switch off your phone and enter into download mode: press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons and Power button at same time
Warning before entering into download mode.
Press Volume Up key to enter Download mode, which has a green robot figure and “Downloading… Do not turn off target!!)
Now you are in download mode.
Run odin as “Run as Administrator’. (highly recommended)
Now Connect your device to PC
Odin shoul automatically recognized You device. At the lower-left of Odin interface, it should show a message that says “Added!” and in the meantime you should see a light-blue box at the ID:COM section stating “COM:3” (the number depend on which USB port you have plugged the device cable and is irrelevan.
Click “PDA” or “AP” to add tar.md5 file that you have extracted and then “Start”.
Add CF-Auto-Root-herolte-heroltexx-smg930f.tar or CF-Auto-Root-herolte-heroltexx-smg930f.md5 to Odin.
After adding the file, click “Start” to begin the flashing process.
Click “Start” to flash.
WARNING DO NOT REMOVE OR OPERATE ON YOUR DEVICE UNTIL FINISHED OR FAILED IS SHOWED ON ODIN
Ongoing flashing process. Do not remove your device. When the flashing process is done and if everything goes well, you should see a big green box saying “RESET” or “PASSED” (depends on the version of Odin is used). By now, the device should be rebooted and it is safe to remove/unplug your device.
When you successfully complet root process, you will get a PASS message and ID:COM will turn green.
Once your device automatically reboots in o Recovery mode and you see the home screen, you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Voila, You have rooted Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge now.
In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation and doesn’t boot into recovery mode, you will have to do the entire procedure once again. or if you have any question don’t hesitate to comment.
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