How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with Odin in Minutes
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the flagship devices of Samsung for 2016. With the great success of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge last year, Samsung has released the S7 devices, fixing what was wrong with the models from last year. Both the Galaxy S7 and the Edge variant have minor changes compared to their predecessors.
We have a new and improved camera, which was already a success in the world of smartphones. External storage is also present in both variants of the Galaxy S7. The variant S7 Edge now comes with a larger screen with the same quadHD resolution. In addition, there is a small increase in battery capacities of both models compared to last year.
As for the software, TouchwizUI has been greatly simplified in Galaxy S7. But still you can find some annoying bloatware. To get rid of these programs, you need to root your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. Rooting your device also comes with other benefits such as getting rid of ads, being able to easily backup, restore applications and many other benefits.
We will root Galaxy S7/S7 Edge using the Auto-Root method developed by Chainfire. It’s the easiest way to rotate your Android device, you just need a PC and a few minutes to complete the process.
The procedure given below does not modify the personal data contained on the device. It is strongly recommended that, before proceeding with the following steps, you create a backup copy of all important data stored on the device. After all, you never know when things can go wrong. Follow the steps below to rooting your Galaxy S7 devices.
Prepare your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge before Rooting
Samsung USB Drivers
These drivers are necessary for Odin to recognize your device –
How to Root Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Step 1 Download the Samsung USB drivers from the link given above and install them on your PC.
Step 2 Download the CF-Auto-Root.zip file for your S7 from the link given above. Then extract the zip file using any decompression tool you have on your PC. Make sure you download the correct version of the CF-Auto-Root ZIP file for your device. If you own a Galaxy S7, download the ZIP CF-Auto Root file for the G930, while the owners of the Galaxy S7 Edge must download the ZIP file for the G935.
Step 3 Extract the contents of the CF-Auto-Root file in a new folder on the desktop. The extracted file must have an extension of .tar and not img extension.
Step 4 Open Odin, click on PDA and open the file “CF-Auto-Root … ..tar.md5 ” downloaded earlier. Do NOT touch other ODIN settings.
Step 5 Turn Off your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, start your device in recovery mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons. Make sure you press and hold the keys for a few seconds, until a confirmation screen appears to boot into recovery mode.
Step 6 Connect your phone to the PC and wait for Windows to install all drivers. Once the drivers are installed, Odin should automatically detect the device.
Step 7 Once the device is found, press the Start button and wait for ODIN to flash the CF-Auto-Root package. Once flashed successfully, ODIN will return a message “PASS”.
Warning – Do not touch the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in the next 5 minutes and let CF-Auto-Root is doing its job. During this process, the device will reboot several times. Even if nothing happens, wait for 5 minutes and then proceed to restart your Android phone by holding down the power button. It is now possible to disconnect the phone from the PC.
Keep in mind that the above steps will provide you with access to the root of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge but not allow you to install a custom recovery. This means that you can only use the applications that use the root access permissions on the device, but you may not be able to install Xposed or a custom ROM.