For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S7 has two versions, the Samsung developed Exynos and Snapdragon by Qualcomm. Both of them have their differences but the most important one is that Exynos is easy to root whereas Snapdragon poses more of a challenge. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible to root Samsung Galaxy S7 which has Snapdragon.

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Our method to do root won’t give the exact same functionalities as the Exynos version but it will allow you to perform actions like install Xposed to vary stock ROM and run optimizing scripts as well remove bloatware from your device.

What do you Need to Root Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

  • Make sure to keep a backup of your phone since everything will be deleted.
  • A PC with Windows installed is a must.
  • This method to root Galaxy S7 will grant root access but won’t allow flashing custom ROMs or recoveries. Attempting to do so will damage the phone.
  • Ensure Secure Boot is disabled, from Settings -> Lock Screen.

1. Setting up the USB Drivers and ADB

Step 1: Download and install the respective Samsung drivers.

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Step 2: Go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on build number till it shows you as a developer.

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Step 3: Return to the previous menu and select Developer Options and select USB Debugging.

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Step 4: Connect the device to the PC using a USB and install ADB. It should complete in about 30 seconds.

2. Flash Rooted Boot Image using Odin

Step 1: To continue the process to root Samsung Galaxy S7, download Odin and save it to your desktop.

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Step 2: Next, download the rooted boot image for your phone and save that to desktop. Keep in mind that if it is already in .tar format don’t extract it, just save it as it is. Download link for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Step 3: Otherwise extract and then launch Odin.

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Step 4: Restart the phone by pressing the Volume Down, Power and Home buttons simultaneously until you see the Download Mode.

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Step 5: Click on AP and select the downloaded .tar file.

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Step 6: Select the Start option and wait for the phone to flash and reboot.

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3. Installing SuperSU

Step 1: The next step to root Samsung Galaxy S7 is downloading the SuperSU Installer.

Step 2: After the download completes, extract it.

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Step 3: While making sure the phone is connected to the PC, double click on the root.bat file and wait for the phone to flash.

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Once this is done, open SuperSU using your device and ensure you Ignore its prompts to update the binaries.

Read Also: How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8

If you followed all these steps correctly, congratulations are in order; you have successfully managed to root Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. My first advice for you would be to use the debloater and run the optimizer scripts to clean out your phone. Enjoy!

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.