Install TWRP and Root Virgin/Boost Galaxy J7 J700P

A method to root and install TWRP recovery on the Virgin/Boost Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700P is now available. Android power users keeping their eyes on the methods to unleash the true power of their J7 are now free to do it. We’ve the entire method compiled up right here for our beloved Galaxy J7 users. Just to have a recap, this mid-ranger comes with powering up an Exynos 7580 CPU alongside a RAM of 1.5 GB. The internal storage is 16 GB. A 13 MP shooter is fixed at the back and a 5 MP shooter on the front for selfies. On the front there is a huge 5.5-inch display to entertain graphic lovers. Galaxy J700P runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.1

Rooting the device and flashing TWRP are the phenomenons that only Android power user’s follow. If you happen to be a newbie and you’re still interested in knowing what a custom recovery and root access will do on your device then let’s learn about it before flashing the phone. Root access is the way to explore your device beyond the boundaries set by device manufacturers. Rooting your phone will allow you to install applications like Titanium Backup, Greenify and many others like these to enhance the performance, battery life and also backup each and every single software component of your phone. On a rooted device, you can also bring some new features by means of third party root specific applications. As far as a custom recovery is concerned, it gives you the access to backup Nandroid, wipe cache and dalvik cache, flash zip files and a lot more. The combined power of root and custom recovery can definitely do wonders. Assuming that you’ve got an idea about both these terms, we can safely proceed and start rooting the Galaxy J7 and then flash TWRP recovery afterwards.

Some things to keep in mind

  1. This guide is intended for the Galaxy J7 J700P only. Do not try this on any other device or else you may result in bricking it.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power issues during flashing process.
  3. Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device if you have developer options accessible. If your device is stuck in a particular mode, then skip this step.
  4. Backup your important Contacts, Call Logs and SMS messages just to be on a safe side.
  5. Turn off Samsung Kies in your computer if you have opened it.
  6. Disable any Anti-virus and also your Firewall if enabled.
  7. Use OEM data cable to establish connection between your PC and your phone.
  8. Follow this guide to the letter to avoid mishap.

Disclaimer: The methods mentioned in the succeeding guide are highly custom. Such installations are not recommended by device manufacturers. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk.

Required Downloads

  • Samsung USB Drivers – Download and Install
  • Odin3 Flashtool – Download and Extract
  • CF-Autoroot – Download and Extract to get .tar file.
  • Latest TWRP Recovery.img.tar: Download

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J7 J700P

  1. Open Odin3 V3.10.7.exe that you extracted on your PC.
  2. Put your phone in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should  turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
  4. Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the CF-Autoroot.tar file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
  5. If the Auto-reboot option is ticked, untick it. Leave all other options in Odin3 as they are.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  6. Now you’re all set to flash the root file. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
  7. Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
  8. Reboot your phone manually now. You can do by pulling out the battery, put it back again and turn on your device.
  9. Checkout the SuperSu in application drawer. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
  10. Verify root access using Root Checker.
  11. That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.

How to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J7 J700P

  1. Open Odin3 V3.10.7.exe that you extracted on your PC.
  2. Put your phone in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should  turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
  4. Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the twrp-xxxxxx.img.tar file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
  5. If the Auto-reboot option is ticked, untick it. Leave all other options in Odin3 as they are.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  6. Now you’re all set to flash the recovery. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
  7. Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
  8. Now pull out the battery of your phone to turn it off.
  9. Put the battery back and turn on your device into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home Keys altogether. Your device will boot up into the recovery mode.
  10. You can do whatever you wish to do using the custom recovery now. Best of luck.

Just in case you’re facing any difficulties following this procedure or you’re stuck with something, feel free to reach me out in the comment box below. Thank you.

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  • d4lamar

    I follow the instructions to a tee. No matter what, the stock recovery simply doesn’t get replaced by TWRP when I flash it with Odin. I don’t get it. It acts like it’s successful and anything, but booting into recovery always yields that fucking default recovery.

  • d4lamar

    I follow the instructions to a tee. No matter what, the stock recovery simply doesn’t get replaced by TWRP when I flash it with Odin. I don’t get it. It acts like it’s successful and anything, but booting into recovery always yields that default recovery.

    • @johnbwcsmith:disqus uncheck the auto-reboot option and then flash the recovery again. Once done, directly boot into TWRP and see if TWRP sticks or not.

  • Daniel Urso

    Did this to the t and now stuck with set warranty bit recovery. Cannot boot the phone.. stuck in twrp.

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