Here we share the easiest way to How to Root Qualcomm Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (T-mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint). Thanks to the developer Araltd who provide the files to Root Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on Android Nougat (all variants). The rooting method supports all US variants including Verizon, T-mobile, Sprint, and AT&T.
The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 now runs on official Android Nougat firmware so it can now be successfully rooted. Do note that this can be a tricky process so make sure you read all the lines from this step by step guide before applying anything on your Samsung Galaxy S7. As you will see, for being able to successfully apply this root solution you will first have to flash an engineered boot image via Odin and afterwards flash the compatible SuperSU package. Of course, you have it all explained and detailed below so you have nothing to worry about.
With root access enabled you will be able to change / modify the stock Android Nougat firmware by your own taste. The Android OS will be therefore unlocked and you will gain control of additional operations which is not available on a stock android. On a rooted android you can do custom operations like remove bloatware and certain start-up programs, add custom kernels, flash custom ROMs and MODs, install a custom recovery image, overclock / undervolt CPU frequencies and lot more.
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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon)
Keep in mind that gaining root access is not an official process as the unlock method is not supported by Samsung (or any other manufacturer), Google or your carrier. Moreover, by using the steps from below for gaining root access we advice you to take a full backup of your android device, you can sync your data with your Google Account or to save your files by using built-in cloud storage platforms.
Do note that on a rooted device you won’t be able to use Samsung Pay. Also, if the Android Nougat system is rooted you won’t be able to receive further OTAs (over-the-air updates) and other similar Android notifications. Anyway, the root process is reversible – all you have to do for revoking root is to make a full wipe (a hard reset and clear app data cache) and to flash the stock Android OS manually, through Odin.
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Keep in mind
- This root method works only for the Snapdragon model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 that runs on stock Android Nougat OS – so the steps from below are compatible with the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint versions of the SGS7.
For completing this tutorial you will have to consider the following pre requisites:
- A Windows based computer with Odin installed.
- Install the Galaxy S7 USB Drivers; you can do also by using the Samsung KIES utility.
- Make sure you have enabled Developer options on your phone; if you don’t, go to “Menu – > Settings – > About phone” and tap 7 times repeatedly on Build Number (until the ‘you are a developer’ message is displayed).
- Then, from Developer Options (access it from “menu – > settings”) check the USB Debugging field – otherwise you might have problems while trying to connect your handset with your computer.
- Charge your smartphone; make sure that there is enough power left – more than 50%.
- If the power is low your Galaxy S7 might get turned off, and soft bricked, during the root process, so be careful and try not to mess things up.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon models) on Android Nougat OS
- On your computer download modified Odin file by PrinceComsy – you can get it from here. Unzip the package and then install Odin on your computer..
- Then, download the engineered boot.tar package from this link. Save this file on desktop and unzip.
- Finally, download the SuperSU 2.79.bat file from here – also place this file on desktop and unzip it.
- Run Odin on your computer; then put your Galaxy S7 into download mode by pressing and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons at the same time for a few moments.
- Connect your handset with your computer with the help of the USB cable. for complete Odin guide, click here
- Odin should now recognize your phone – the “added” message should be displayed and the ID:COM field should be turned yellow or blue; if not, try to reinstall your phone’s drivers before repeating the steps from above.
- From Odin click on the AP field and load the boot.tar file (the engineered package). Make sure you don’t check the Auto Reboot and Re Partition options from Odin.
- Click on Start when ready. Wait until the flashing process is completed – on Odin you will see the “pass” message displayed and the ID:COM field which will now be turned green.
- Now, reboot your Galaxy S7 – keep it connected with your computer.
- From your computer open the folder where you extracted SuperSU and double click on the root.bat executable file.
- Your Samsung Galaxy S7 will be now automatically installed with SuperSU.
- That’s it; in the end you can enjoy your new root privileges.
Now you should have rooted your AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 that runs on stock Android Nougat OS . Enjoy and stay close for further tutorials and Android related tricks and tips.
Tags – Root Samsung Galaxy S7, Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Snapdragon Variant, Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus, Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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