Tutorial: How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

how to root samsung galaxy s7/s7 edge

If you currently use a Verizon Version of Galaxy S7/S7 Edge but have never been able to gain Root Access, this post is one for you to learn how to root that Device. You'll learn how to easily Root a Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge easily without a hassle.

Before anything, i would like to thank the developer team at Chainfire for their ability to develop CF-Auto-root which is the software we will be using for this operation.

Note: Rooting Process for Samsung Galaxy devices is not the same with other devices. So Look closely

Methods Of Rooting Samsung Galaxy Devices

As long as Samsung Galaxy devices are concerned, there are 2 known methods of rooting. These methods includes:

1. CF-Auto-Root
2. TWRP Or Odin Method

Importance Of Rooting Samsung Galaxy S7

In case you're still not sure about the benefits of rooting your device, i'll make a list of the importance of rooting your device right here.

1. Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy S7 Makes it easy to block annoying ads that pops up while using apps on your phone.

2. Installing Xposed Framework will only be possible after you have rooted your device

3. Installation of Custom ROMS and Kernels becomes possible. This also helps boost your device performance.

What To Do Before You Begin The Rooting Process

1. You must have backed up your data since everything will be lost during the rooting process

2. Ensure your Battery level is at least 60% before you kick start the rooting process of your Samsung Galaxy S7

3. Enable USB Debugging Option

Files You'll Need To Root A Samsung Galaxy S7 with CF Auto Root

Here is a list of files you'll need to be able to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 with CF Auto Root (Just Click On any of the links below to download)

4. Download Verizon USB Drivers

Rooting Procedures For Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

1. In order to kick start the rooting process for your device, you must have downloaded as well as unzip the appropriate CF Auto Root Tar File along with the Odin Tool.

2. Boot your samsung Galaxy S7 Device

This can be done by Pressing the Volume Down Button, Home and Power buttons all at the same time (These should be held till "Download Mode is Active" is displayed) see image below

press volume down button on samsung s7
Figure 1: Showing Volume down, Power and home button on samsung Galaxy S7

3. As at when you see the "Download Mode is Active" displayed, you'll see a yellow triangle telling you to press "Volume Up Key to continue. Do this

4. Go to your PC, launch the Odin Tool from the Unzipped Folder in (1) Above. Now with your USB, Connect your phone to your PC.

Figure 2: Odin User Interface

5. Do you see the "Added!" message on Odin? you must look out for this when your device is connected to Odin

Figure 3: Showing "Pass" On Odin User Interface

6. Now Click on "AP" Option and select the CF Auto Root Tar File From (1) above

Figure 4: Showing "AP" on Odin User Interface

7. Hit On Start Button to begin the flashing process. Now since this is usually a long process, it takes time, therefore ensure you grab a seat and chew on some snacks while this happens
Figure 5: Showing "Start" On Odin User Interface

8. You should be able to spot a "Pass" on Odin. 
Figure 6: Showing "Pass" On Odin User interface

If you see this, "CONGRATULATIONS" Your device will reboot automatically and you can disconnect afterwards.

Yea, that is how to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with ease


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