Samsung's Galaxy devices are among the most popular Android devices, but despite their popularity, these devices are not easily editable. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edgenon are exceptions in this sense, as they are equipped with the KNOX security system and getting root permissions on phones means voiding the warranty. If this doesn't bother you and you want to get the Galaxy S7 root permissions is Galaxy S7 Edge, the good news that, although these smartphones have been available for a short time, the developer Chainfire has already managed to get root permissions on Galaxy S7.
If you've decided to change your new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, simply follow the instructions below.
Note: The following procedures to obtain the Galaxy S7 root permissions are valid only for the Galaxy S7 and GalaxyS7 Edge with Exynos processor variant. More specifically, this procedure can be performed only on variants G930F is G935F.
While the procedure we propose does not modify the personal data contained on the device, it is highly recommended, before proceeding with the following steps, to create a backup copy of all the important data stored on the device. After all, you never know when things can go wrong.
How to get root permissions for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Step 1:Download the following files:
Make sure you download the correct version of the ZIP file CF-Auto-Root for your device. If you have a Galaxy S7, download the CF-Auto Root ZIP file for the G930, while the Galaxy S7 Edge owners must download the ZIP file for the G935.
Before proceeding to the next step, install the USB drivers on your PC.
Step2: Extract the contents of the CF-Auto-Root file into a new folder on the desktop. The extracted file must have a .tar extension and not an img extension.
Step3: Open ODIN, click on PDA and open the file "CF-Auto-Root … ..tar.md5”Previously downloaded. Do not touch other ODIN settings.
Step4: Turn off the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, start the device in download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home keys. Make sure you press and hold the keys for a few seconds, until the screen confirming the start of download in download mode appears.
Step 5: Connect your phone to your PC and wait for Windows to install all drivers. Once the drivers are installed, Odin should automatically detect the device.
Step 6: Once the device is detected, press the Start button and wait for ODIN to go to the CF-Auto-Root package. Once flashed successfully, ODIN will return a ‘PASS’ message.
Don't touch the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in the next 5 minutes and let CF-Auto-Root do its job. During this process, the device will reboot several times.
Even if nothing happens, wait for 5 minutes and then proceed to restart the Android phone by long pressing the power button. now you can also disconnect the phone from the PC.
Keep in mind that the previous steps will give you root permissions Galaxy S7 and GalaxyS7 Edge manon allow you to install a custom recovery. This means that you can only use applications that take advantage of root permissions on the device, but you won't be able to install Xposed or a custom ROM.
You might also like this guide on how to install Bixby on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
In this other guide you can find the procedure to disable apps pre-installed on the Galaxy S7.