Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, are the Samsung’s new flagship smartphones which have joined might Galaxy series. The S7 duo comes with a bigger screen, better camera and a bunch of other new features than the previous Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. But some people just can’t have enough and want to run their smartphones on their own rules. So, rooting your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is what you need to do. We’ll show you how to root Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) and S7 Edge (SM-G935F).
The Samsung TouchWiz UI is cool but its poor memory management code is a bit worrying. Most of the Samsung devices, may it be a flagship or budget device, gets really slow with time, thanks to all those bloat apps and memory hogging services. If you want to get rid of all those apps and install some great apps which require SuperSU permissions, you need to root Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
If you want to learn more about rooting and its benefits, feel free to browse our knowledge article.
The legendary developer Chainfire has provided the Auto-Root method for rooting Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and we will be using that method in this tutorial. However, you must keep in mind that rooting will void your warranty and trip your Knox counter. So, you may want to think it through and proceed at your own risk.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot files on your PC. If you don’t know how, follow our detailed guide on how to setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Enable OEM Unlock: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the“OEM Unlock” checkbox.
- CF-Auto-Root.zip for Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) → Download Link
- CF-Auto-Root.zip for Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F) → Download Link
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with CF-Auto Root
- Download CF-Auto-Root.zip for your S7/S7 Edge device and then extract the zip file using Winrar or any unzipping tool. Here is a screenshot of the files you will get after extraction.
- Double-click the Odin3 vx.xx.exe file to open an Odin window.
- Now boot your device into download mode. To do this:
- Power off your device and wait until the device is fully switched off.
- Press and hold ‘Volume Down + Home + Power’ buttons together and release them when you see a warning screen shows up on your device.
- At the warning screen, press the Volume Up button to accept the warning and boot into download mode.
- Connect your device to the PC using a good quality USB cable.
- As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin window should turn Blue or Yellow depending on the Odin version you’re using. You’ll also see an“Added!!” message in the message box.
If neither of this happened, please go back and make sure you’ve installed drivers and enabled USB debugging on your device. In case that didn’t help, try the below tricks:
- Uninstall and reinstall the Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Reboot your PC and try using different USB cables and different USB ports on your computer.
- Reboot your device and turn off USB Debugging, turn it on again. Then reboot to the download mode again.
- Now click the AP button in Odin and select the TWRP file you’ve downloaded. To do this:
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked.
└ Note: Do not check the Re-Partition box unless you have a .PIT file to flash or it might corrupt the partition table and leave your device bricked.
- Once everything seems fine, just click the Start button on Odin to start the installation. The flashing might take a few seconds to a matter of minutes depending on the firmware size.
- If everything goes well, you’ll see a success message such as PASS! or RESET! on Odin. Your device will restart automatically after the process is completed.
Note: CFAR’s display code is not yet compatible with the Galaxy S7, as such, there is no output on the screen. This means when you are done flashing with Odin, the device will only show you the S7 logo. You might feel like nothing has happened but just leave your device alone for 5 minutes. The device will reboot a few times and then it will boot into Android. You have now successfully rooted your device.
To check that your device is successfully rooted, you may install Root Checker application from the link below and confirm the root access:
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