Unusually for Samsung, there are two chipset versions for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Exynos and Snapdragon versions. Exynos is developed by Samsung and Snapdragon is developed by Qualcomm. While there are a few differences the big one we need to discuss, is the fact that the Exynos version was easily rooted while the Snapdragon one wasn’t. This basically meant that anyone in the US with a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge was out of luck (all of the US versions are Snapdragon models).
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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7
However, we Exynos users have good news for those users who wants to root Galaxy S7 Edge to flash custom ROMs of their newly purchased device. By this step by step guide, you can perform Galaxy S7 root and Galaxy S7 edge root (Exynos version). However, if you own the Snapdragon version of the devices then we strongly advise that you don’t try this because it is for the Exynos version only.
Disclaimer: We cannot be held responsible for any damage that your device might incur, so proceed at your own risk. If you need help or a second opinion please do comment below.
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Keep in Mind +
- This root method works only for the Exynos model of the Samsung Galaxy S7, pls don’t try this on any other device, check how to root Galaxy s7 Snapdragon variant.
How to root Galaxy S7 and S7 edge (Exynos) –
Before starting with the following steps, make sure to back up your data and fully charge your devices before starting to root your smartphone.
Step 1 = Enable Developer Options :-
The first thing you need to do is enable the Developers Options in your smartphone. To do this go to “Menu – > Settings – > About phone” and tap 7 times repeatedly on Built Number (until the ‘you are a developer’ message is displayed).
Step 2 = Enable OEM Unlock :-
Now you can see the Developer options in the settings. Go to Developer options and enable ‘OEM Unlock.’
Step 3 = Get root files :-
Before you start the process on your phone you have to download the Odin tool and the auto-root file from Chainfire for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and save them on your computer.
You will get the compressed files, unzip them and get files with .tar.md5 extension before you begin.
Get Odin from here: Download Odin
Download Chainfire’s autoroot file for S7 & S7 Edge :-
Step 4 = Boot phone into Download mode :-
Now it is time to start with your phone. You can 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.
Step 5 = Get phone drivers:
First, make sure that you have Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers installed on your computer. You can do also by using the Samsung KIES utility.
Step 6 = Run Odin on your PC:
Now as you have root files ready on your PC and your device in the download mode, run the Odin tool on your computer and then connect your phone via USB cable.
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.
Step 7 = Start the Root Process:
On the Odin tool find the AP button and click on it. Now browse your PC for the ‘.tar.md5’ file which you have saved earlier. After picking up the root file, now click START and let the process go on. You will not see any progress bar as on your smartphone it will show the Galaxy S7 logo instead. Your device will reboot a couple of time as the process go on and finally it will boot into Android and you will be done with your Galaxy S7 root or the Galaxy S7 edge root.
Your device will reboot a couple of time as the process go on and finally it will boot into Android and you have your Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 edge rooted.
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