Root S7 Edge Android Nougat via CF Auto Root

Recently, Samsung updated the Galaxy flagship devices to Android Nougat. With the new firmware out, it became a lot more difficult for Android power users to gain root access on their device. This happened because of enhanced security of the Android OS by Google. The Galaxy S7 Edge also joined this league of difficult-to-root devices. This phone was easier to root on the Android Marshmallow.

Before the Android Marshmallow firmware, it was always easy to root the phones using Chainfire’s CF Auto Root. This little utility made it possible for the Galaxy smartphone users to flash the Auto Root using Odin and root the phone within no time. CF Auto Root became a thing of past when Google introduced new security features in the Android OS. The development, however, was still alive. The best thing in the world of Android just happened. Good news came from the house of Chainfire when he announced that CF Auto Root has been updated and now it is possible to root almost all compatible Android smartphones running Android Nougat.

No matter what Samsung Galaxy device you are using on Android Nougat, you can now root it using CF Auto Root. For this matter, you can download the CF Auto Root for your smartphone and then follow the instructions given below to root your device without wasting any further time.

Since this guide is about the Galaxy S7 Edge, we will now learn to root S7 Edge Android Nougat. This guide is applicable on all Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Read Carefully: Rooting your Galaxy S7 Edge via CF Auto Root will void its warranty and also trip the Knox counter. After you root your phone, you will trigger the dm-verity verification. To bypass this, you must factory reset your phone and it will wipe your phone’s internal storage. It is very important to backup all your data before you root your phone. In the case of any kind of mishap, TechBeasts and the Root developer may not be held responsible. Make sure that you understand the risks involved in the rooting process. You are going to do it at your own risk.

Preparation

  1. With this guide, you can use your Galaxy S7 Edge G9350, G935F, G935K, G935L, G935P, G935R4, G935S, G935T, G935U, G935V, G935W8 running Android Nougat. Do not use this on any other device. Verify your device’s model number by going into settings > about device section.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to ensure power supply during flashing process.
  3. Backup your important contacts, call logs, SMS messages. Copy your media content to your PC. You can also sync your contacts with your Gmail account. Do not ignore this step as you will have to factory reset your device after rooting it.
  4. Enable OEM Unlocking and USB debugging mode on your phone.
  5. Use OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  6. Disable Samsung Kies and Windows Firewall while using Odin.
  7. Follow rest of the instructions carefully.

Required downloads

  1. Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
  2. Download and extract Odin 3.12.5.
  3. Download and extract CF Auto Root according to your device

After extracting the downloaded file, you will get an Auto Root.tar file for your device.

Root S7 Edge Android Nougat

  1. Open Odin 3.12.5.exe on your computer.
  2. Click on the AP tab in Odin.
  3. Select the CF Auto Root.tar.md5 file that you just downloaded for your phone.
  4. Put your phone in download mode now by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key for a while.
  5. Connect your phone to your PC now. As soon as the connection happens, the ID:COM box in Odin will turn blue. You will see the Added status in the logs box in Odin.
  6. Click on the Options button in Odin. Make sure that the only option ticked is F.Reset.Time. No other option should be checked.
  7. Now that you are all set for flashing Auto Root, click on the Start button in Odin and sit back for a while.
  8. It will take a minute at max for CF Auto Root to flash. Once the flashing PASSES, disconnect your phone and reboot it manually. You can press the Volume Up + Down + Power key for a while to reboot the phone.
  9. As your phone boots up, it will show you a warning that DM-Verity has been triggered and you need to RESET your device. RESET the device in order to boot into system. If the phone doesn’t ask for you to RESET the device, just boot the phone into system. Skip this step in that case.
  10. Once you RESET it, it will take you to the system. You can now install Root Checker to verify root access. That’s all.

If your phone is taking too long to boot up, you can boot into the recovery mode and wipe its cache partition. If the phone still takes long, boot into the recovery mode again and perform a factory data reset. Don’t worry about factory resetting your device as it’s going to make you hard reset your device anyway. It can take up to 10 minutes for your phone to boot up. Keep patience while it is preparing the phone.

Conclusion

So that’s how we rooted the phone using the easiest root procedure. You can now start enhancing your device. On a rooted phone, you can use applications like Titanium Backup, Greenify, and many others. You can also enhance the battery life of your phone using the applications which require root first. It’s time to make the best out of your rooted Android smartphone. Best of luck!

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