Carrier branded smartphones are always a hard nut to crack. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones get cracked as soon as they come out, but only the international or the unbranded variants. When it comes to the same smartphones under the umbrellas of carriers like At&t, Verizon and others, things seem getting narrow down the way. Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and its edge variant back in February, 2016. It didn’t take long for the developers to dig into the international variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and those were rooted and also provided a TWRP recovery. Users carrying an At&t Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge unit were a little bit disappointed as they had no other choice but to stay with all things stock on their phone.
- The guide here will work to root the At&t Galaxy S7 SM-G930A and Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935A.
- Check your device’s model number under settings > general / more > about device. Do not try this on any other device as you will simply result in bricking it.
- Charge your phone’s battery up to 50% to make sure that your phone doesn’t die during the flashing process.
- Enable USB debugging mode and also enable OEM unlocking on your phone. You can enable both these options by going into the developer options.
- Use OEM data cable to establish connection between your GS7/Edge and your computer.
- Backup each and everything including your important contacts, call logs, sms messages. Also, copy your media content to your PC. This is important so that just in case you loose your data, you will already have it backed up.
- Disable your Windows Firewall, any Antivirus if you have installed. Also, close or uninstall Samsung Kies if you have installed it.
- Follow the steps to the letter to avoid mishap.
Required downloads and installations
- Download and extract Patched Odin
- G930A: Rooted Boot.tar
- G935A: Rooted Boot.tar
- Setup Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC
- Download SuperSU.zip and extract it to a new folder named supersu. Copy the supersu folder to the C:/Program Files or Program Files x86/Minimal ADB and Fastboot. (This directory will appear only after you’ve installed the drivers linked above.)
Root the At&t Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
- Download the rooted boot.tar file according to your device.
- Now open the Odin.exe that you just downloaded and extracted.
- Put your phone in the download mode now and connect it to your PC. To put your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in download mode, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home key. One it’s in download mode, connect it to your PC.
- As a confirmation of the connection of your phone in download mode to your PC, the ID:COM box in Odin will show a blue light.
- Once the connection has been established successfully, click on the “AP” tab in Odin and select the rooted boot.tar file that you downloaded above. Select this file carefully according to your device.
- Click start now and Odin will flash the rooted boot.tar on your phone. Once done, it will automatically restart it.
- Now make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your device, if not then enable it now.
- Open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe or simply go to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder in your installation drive, press and hold the shift key and then right click > open command window here. Once the command window opens, issue the following commands in that.
- Running these commands will root your Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge. Once the process comes to an end, disconnect your phone and restart it.
Note: Do not update SuperSU if it asks for update. Something’s not right? Don’t worry, reach us out through the comment box below.
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