In this post, I will be giving you a complete step-by-step guide on how to root Samsung galaxy S7 and S7 edge mobile phones. Before we continue with the rooting tutorial, I would like to take a little time to tell you what rooting is all about, advantages and disadvantages of rooting your android phones.
What is Rooting an Android Phone?
Rooting is a method of unlocking your android phone’s operating system to override some stock and factory restrictions and limitations. This is similar to jailbreaking in iOS.
Benefits of Rooting Your Android Phones
By rooting your Samsung Galaxy S7 phones or any other android phone, you would have access to enjoy the following
- Install unapproved android applications
- Manually update your OS
- Flash a custom recovery on your phone
- Replace your phone Stock Rom with a Custom or Third party built firmware
- Overclock or Underclock your phone CPU
- Adjust some factory phone settings. E.g, turning OFF the charging led light, etc.
Disadvantages of Rooting Your Android Phones
By rooting your android phones, you would seize to enjoy the following. But do not worry as rooting is reversible and therefore, you would still regain all your Stock Rom benefits when reversed;
- Warranty on your phone
- Samsung Pay Access
Now, Let us go back to How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Phones; (for both S7 and S7 egde)
Before starting with the rooting process, the first thing to do is to check the build number of your device; open the About Device Setting to check this.
This Samsung Galaxy S7 rooting method is only valid for the build numbers listed below, so if yours is not listed, my advice is for you not to try using this tutorial on rooting your device:
Galaxy S7 Models
- SM-G930F, SM-G930FD, and SM-G930X
- Korean SM-G930S, SM-G930K, SM-G930L
- Canadian SM-G930W8
Galaxy S7 Edge:
- SM-G935F, SM-G930FD, SM-G930X
- Korean SM-G935S, SM-G930K, SM-G930L
- Canadian SM-G935W8
All U.S.A Models; AT&T SM-G930A/SM-G935A, T-Mobile SM-G930T/SM-G935T, Sprint SM-G930P/SM-G935P and Verizon SM-G930V/SM-G935V have LOCKED BOOTLOADERS. This means that they cannot be rooted with any known method for now. If any positive development comes in the future, we shall not hesitate to tell you about it. If you want a Root Access on your Samsung Galaxy S7 phones, you can grab SM-G930F or SM-G935F for GSM carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile or the International model.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Rooting Requirements
- Beta Super User – Click Here to Download
- No-verity-opt-encrypt.zip – Click Here to Download
- Latest Version of Odin – Download Here
- Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge USB Drivers – Download Here
- Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S7 – Download Here
- Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S7 Edge – Download Here
Complete Samsung Galaxy S7 Rooting Guide
2. Tap on “Software info” then start tapping on “Build number” until it says, “Developer mode has been turned on”.
3. Tap the back button twice and tap “Developer options”.
4. Turn ON “OEM unlock”.
5. Power off your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge Phone. Power it back ON by holding down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see a warning screen. Release the buttons and then Press Volume Up Button once to go into Download Mode.
6. Now, Connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge Phone to your computer using a USB Cable.
7. Now, Run Odin.exe file inside the downloaded Odin and make sure that there is a blue sign in Odin as shown on the image below;
8. Now, Add the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge (depending on your phone) TWRP Recovery file downloaded earlier to Odin using the PDA or AP buttons
9. Hit on the Start button on Odin to begin Custom Recovery Flashing. Your phone would restart automatically when the process completes
10. Now, Boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by holding Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons down together.
11. Once in TWRP recovery mode screen, swipe right to allow modifications.
12. Now, Choose “Wipe”
13. Now, “Choose Format Data” and type “yes” confirm. This will wipe everything on your phone
14. Once done, hit the back button about 3 times to get back into main menu and select “Reboot” menu.
15. Now, Choose “Recovery” to boot into TWRP Recovery.
16. Again, swipe right to allow system modifications.
17. Copy the BETA SuperSU zip file and the file “no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip” to anywhere on your S7 or S7 Edge storage.
18. Now, Choose “Install”.
19. Choose the “no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip” file and swipe to install.
20. Next, choose the BETA SuperSU zip file and swipe to install.
21. Now, Choose “Reboot” to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge normally.
22. Sign into your phone like you just bought it. Wow! you now have root access on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge mobile phones.
You can tell us about your result on the comment section and let us help you if you encountered any problem. There would definitely be no problem if you followed the procedures correctly.