By removing software restrictions set by manufacturers, smartphone developers and users make the most of their devices. For iOS users, they can Jailbreak their iPhones and iPads; similarly, Android users can Root their Android smartphones.
Recently, Samsung has launched two smartphones: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Now both the phones have caught fancy of users; with awesome features and facilities, some smart users want to dig deeper to unearth some more elements of Android devices. This information tells you how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge device.
Before you proceed to root your Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge device don’t forget to take backup of your most important data.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Before you go for rooting your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, note that it can be done with model numbers G930A, G935A, G903T, and G935T enabled with Snapdragon processor. Connect your phone to Windows PC via USB cable.
Also download following files on your desktop computer.
- Download engineering boot image for Galaxy S7 G930 models
- Download engineering boot image for Galaxy S7 edge G935 models
- Download modified version of Odin
The first two files are engineering boot image for Galaxy S7 G930 and Galaxy S7 Edge G935 models respectively; third one is a modified firmware flashing tool for Windows.
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Download the necessary files and then follow the steps mentioned below.
Step #1: Switch off your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (from now onwards, the two phones will be mentioned in this information as Galaxy phones).
Once the phone is switched off, you need to press and hold the power, home and volume down buttons simultaneously.
This will show you Samsung’s “Download mode” menu. Now press the volume up button to confirm your choice. Now connect your Galaxy phones to computer with USB cable.
Step #2: Extract ModifiedODIN.zip on your computer.
Step #3: Now right click on OdinPrinceComsy.exe file and select “Run as administrator” option.
Step #4: Next, click on ‘AP’ button in the centre of the phone screen.
Step #5: Use file browser menu to choose G93xEngineeringBoot.tar file.
After a few seconds, you will see a message ‘Leave CS’ in the Log tab. Click on ‘Start’ button at the bottom of screen to check engineering boot image.
Now your Galaxy phones will reboot automatically; disconnect USB cable.
Step #6: Turn off your Galaxy phones and when the screen goes blank, press and hold the home, power and volume up buttons to invoke recovery mode.
At times, Galaxy phones may be stuck in a boot loop; in this situation, press and hold the power and volume down buttons to reboot the phones. When the screen goes blank, press and hold the home, power, and volume up buttons to invoke recovery mode.
Step #7: Now choose ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option by using volume button. Next, press power button to select it.
Step #8: Tap on ‘Yes’ tab and move for the factory reset.
Step #9: After this, you need to reboot your Galaxy phones by selecting the “reboot system now” option.
Step #10: After reboot, you will see Android’s set-up guide. Log in with your Google account and follow the set-up instructions.
Step #11: Install ADB on your personal computer and enable USB debugging on Galaxy phones.
Settings > About phone > Tap build number repeatedly for five to seven times > Developer option > USB debugging.
Step #12: Connect your Galaxy phones to your computer. A message will prompt you if you wish to allow access from the computer. You need to check the box next to ‘Always allow’ on this pop-up message. Then tap OK.
Step #13: Now download the Download SuperSU root files, which will root your Galaxy phones on your computer.
Step #14: Extract the contents of the ZIP; next, copy the contents to the platform tools folder in your ADB installation directory.
Step #15: Now hold down the shift button on Galaxy phones keyboard; click right on any empty space in the folder. Choose “Open command window here.” Type in root.bat into the command prompt, and press enter.
After the procedure is completed successfully, your Galaxy phones will reboot automatically. Now your both phones are rebooted; to confirm this, you can install Root Checker on your phones from Google Play Store.
Once Root Checker is installed on your Galaxy phones, open it to “Verify Root”. Tap on “Grant” when you are asked to give the app Superuser access.