How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7?

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: May 13, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S7 has made a great progress in upgraded hardware, design refinements, and the restoration of features removed from the Galaxy S6. It's regarded as the evolution of the prior year's model.

As far as increasing Samsung users are concerned, most of them are willing to root Samsung Galaxy S7 as well for more preferred personalized features on their phone.

Fortunately, the popular tool CF-Auto-Root utility by Chainfire has access to rooting Samsung Galaxy S7 now, although, until June 2016, the root package was solely applied for international Galaxy S7 (Exynos). It means that CF-Auto-Root then could not help root Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820) sold in the United States.

You can also root T-mobile/Sprint/Verizon/AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge device with CF-Auto-Root utility. Please be sure of your Samsung Galaxy S7 model.

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Part 1. Things You Should Do Before You RootPart 2. How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7

Part 1. Things You Should Do Before You Root

Before You Root:

  • First of all, you need to download and install Samsung USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S7 on your PC first.
  • Then, it's extremely crucial for you to back up your data on Samsung Galaxy S7 as files will be deleted after rooting.
  • What's more, make Sure your Samsung Galaxy S7 has enough battery power for at least70%.
  • Last but not least, double confirm your model of Samsung Galaxy S7. You can check via the path: Settings> About device> Model number.
    During the rooting process, unmatched root package on incorrect variant will damage your phone. To avoid unwanted effects, ensure your Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by Exynos, not Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Be careful: Honestly speaking, an inevitable but slight risk of damaging your phone exists.

Part 2. How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7

Step 1. Turn on OEM unlock

You are supposed to turn on OEM unlock through Settings> Develop Options> OEM unlock first.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Oem Unlock


Step 2. Enter Download mode

Turn off your Galaxy S7, and then press the Home, Power, and Volume Down for several seconds to enter the Download mode. Here, it will show you a warning that if you refuse to download a custom OS, you can press the Volume Down to cancel and the phone would be restarted.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Download Mode


Step 3. Download CF-Auto-Root

Download CF-Auto-Root on the website: https://autoroot.chainfire.eu/ to attain the CF-Auto-Root file with the tool to root your Galaxy S7 therein.

Please search the phone model like SM-G930* to download CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy S7 on Nougat/Marshmallow.

Please search the phone model like SM-G935* to download CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Nougat/Marshmallow.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Auto Root Files


When the CF-Auto-Root file downloading completes, extract the root package and extend the file, ".tar.md5".Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Extract


Step 4. Download Odin on Your PC

Download the ROM Flashing tool, Odin, for your Samsung Galaxy S7 and then unzip the file of Odin you download on your PC.

Step 5. Run Odin as administrator

Right-click the Odin.exe and click Run as administrator. Now, you can connect your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge in the Download mode to your PC via USB.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Odin Run As Administrator


Step 6. Root your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge

It will show you "Added!" in Odin if your Galaxy S7 is successfully connected to your PC. If unfortunately failing, insert it in another USB port, change a new cable, or re-install the USB driver.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Added In Odin


After connection, choose AP or PDA button and select the extracted file, ".tar.md5" in the downloaded file of CF-Auto-Root just now. Odin will automatically choose the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time provided by Chainfire for you. You just need to click the Start.

Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Odin Choose Ap


Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Auto In OdinRooting for your Samsung Galaxy S7 now! Wait for the rooting process and PASS will turn up in the end with ID:COM turning green. You are not supposed to disconnect your Galaxy S7 until you see the home screen after finishing rebooting in the Recovery mode.Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Root Galaxy S7


Here's the entire process to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. If you still have troubles in rooting, please feel at ease to write down your comments below or send email to contact us.

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juan2019-05-10 17:50:15

amigo.. seguí tus pasos... pero luego de reinicar mi s7 930f .. sale un mensaje que dicer " problemas de autenticidad... deberá reinstalar su dispositivo...".. a que se debe??? saludos

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Gina Barrow

Technical/Creative Writer

Kitchen, my safe space; black, my favorite color

Was a Technical Specialist for a while, troubleshooting Smartphone and Software-related issues until a writing stint caught my attention.

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