Both the Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S7 as the Edge S7 are great phones, but what if you could get rid of Touch Wiz and customize Android Marshmallow even more? The answer, of course, is at the root. Here’s how you can rooter your S7 or S7 Edge Galaxy.
Who can do it?
We have good news and bad news. Some models are S7 and S7 Edge rootable and others not. The first are the global models that have appeared with the Exynos processor while the latter is Americans who have a Snapdragon 820. Boot loaders of these devices are locked, which means that you can not be rooter. This, however, could change at some point as US operators have asked Samsung to remove this blockade.
As always, we must put a warning here: router will guarantee your phone is invalidated and there is always the risk that utilises the terminal. It is a rare risk, but a risk after all. The root is not a particularly difficult or dangerous process, but if you do not feel confident enough to try it, you’d better try other alternatives.
Before doing so
Before rooting your device, you need to know exactly which model you have (since instaling the package addressed to another model can turn your phone into a very nice expensive paperweight) and have the phone charged at least 80%.
You should also have backed up all your files and know that neither Knox nor Samsung Pay Samsung will continue to operate. For the same reason, you should not rooter a Galaxy company, and you will do that will eliminate corporate access to the phone.
All ready? Then grab a Windows PC and a USB cable and prepare for root.
How to root the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
If you have not enabled the developer options, you go to Settings> About and click on Build Number seven times to activate the developer options in the previous menu. Once activated, enter this option and enables the release of OEM.
Then turn on your computer. You will need to download the software Odin Samsung, the Samsung drivers and Chainfire Auto-Root for your device. The Galaxy S7 is here, and the S7 Edge here.
Back to your phone. Press and hold the Start button, power and volume down until your phone into download mode, open Odin on your computer and connect your Samsung via the USB cable. Find the entry “added message”, which will tell you that the connection is valid.
In Odin, click on .tar.md5 AP and select the file you unzipped earlier. Check options Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time and deselected Repartition. Double check that all is well and press Start. The installation process will start and after a few minutes, your phone will restart. Congratulations, you’ve rooted your phone.
What to do if it does not work
This process does not always work the first time, because … you know, the world is cruel. If the root process fails, repeat the steps above. If you still do not get lucky, rather than selecting Auto-Reboot, not selections. You need to restart your phone automatically entering the Recovery mode, for which you must hold down start, on and volume up until the phone is rebooted.