Got a Galaxy J7 Pro? It’s time to modify it. TWRP Recovery is available for the Galaxy J7 Pro. Follow the steps in this guide to install TWRP Recovery and Root Galaxy J7 Pro. The guide will take you through two different sections. First, the Galaxy J7 Pro owners will learn how to flash or install TWRP custom Recovery. In the second section, they will learn how to root Galaxy J7 Pro. Let’s refresh the knowledge about this phone first and head towards the guide then.
Galaxy J7 Pro belongs to the mid-range series of smartphones launched by the South Korean giant. The Galaxy J7 Pro was launched last year in June. The phone carries a 5.5-inch screen having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has got a Super AMOLED display. The 16:9 screen has got 401 PPI. The Galaxy J7 Pro is built out of aluminum with glass on the front.
Samsung’s very own Exynos 7870 CPU accompanied by Mali-T830 MP1 GPU is powering up this handset. The phone comes with two storage options; 64GB and 32GB. The RAM is 3GB only. It has got a 13MP shooter at its back. On the front, there is another 13MP shooter. A whopping 3,600 mAh battery is plugged inside. Galaxy J7 Pro ran on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
That was all about the phone. Assuming that you are ready, we can start the guide now. If you happen to be an Android expert, then flashing the recovery and rooting the phone is going to be a piece of cake for you. However, if you are new to flashing process, I insist that you guys proceed with caution. I have tested and verified this method. As long as you follow all the instructions to the letter, everything is going to work fine and you will successfully have the TWRP installed on the phone. Not paying attention to even 1 word can end up your phone in the soft-bricked mode. So, keep your eyes wide-opened while following the procedure.
Install TWRP Recovery and Root Galaxy J7 Pro
TWRP recovery and root files will work for the Galaxy J7 Pro J730F, J730G and J730GM. Do not try this method on any other device as you will result in bricking it because of invalid files.
Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power issues during flashing process.
Enable USB deubgging from the developer options in your phone.
Enable OEM Unlocking on your phone from the developer options as well.
Backup all your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content.
Use your phone’s original data cable to connect it to your PC.
If you have Samsung Kies installed on your PC, turn it off while using Odin.
Disable Firewall/Antivirus in order to download the files properly.
Get a microSD card or a USB OTG since you need to copy the files to it.
Follow the rest of the method being very careful.
- Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Download Odin 3.11.1 on your PC and extract it to get Odin3.exe.
- Also, Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy J7 Pro: twrp_3.2.1_1_sm-j730gm_16318.tar
- Download SuperSU.zip and DM-Verity file and copy these files to an external SD card or a USB OTG.
How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Galaxy J7 Pro
- Open Odin3.exe file from the extracted Odin files that you downloaded above.
- Put your Galaxy J7 Pro in download mode now. To do so, turn off your phone first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home button. As soon as your device boots up showing a Downloading screen, leave the keys.
- Connect your phone to your PC now. Odin should show an “Added” message in the logs and also show the blue light in the ID:COM box. This will verify a successful connection between your phone and your PC.
- Now click on the “AP” tab in Odin and select the TWRP Recovery.img.tar file according to your device carefully.
- The options ticked in Odin should be only “F.Reset Time“. Make sure that the Auto-Reboot option is not checked, we do not want to reboot the phone after flashing TWRP recovery.
- After selecting the file and checking/unchecking the options carefully, hit the start button. Odin will now flash the TWRP and show you a PASS message in a few minutes.
- Once done, disconnect your device from your PC now. Do not reboot your device.
Root and disable forced encryption
- Now you need to boot directly into TWRP Recovery. Turn off your phone completely and turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power key now. Your phone should successfully boot into newly installed custom recovery.
- TWRP will ask you whether you want to allow modifications or not, you will need to swipe the finger to the right to enable modifications. Swiping the finger to right will trigger dm-verity, if you will need to disable it immediately. Leaving it enabled will let you boot the phone neither root it. This is an important stuff since we want to be able to modify the system.
- Now tap “Wipe > Format Data > type “yes” to format data. This is important to disable encryption. This step will factory reset your phone, so make sure that you’ve backed up the entire data at hand.
- Now make sure that you’ve copied the SuperSU.zip and dm-verity.zip files in external SD Card or USB OTG, if not then transfer both these files to your external SD Card by using MTP mode in TWRP now.
- Once you have the files, tap “Install > locate the SuperSU.zip according to the location where you copied > flash it”.
- Now once again tap “Install > locate the dm-verity.zip file > flash it”.
- Once done flashing, reboot your phone to the system.
- That’s all. You’re rooted and have a TWRP recovery installed. Best of luck.
- Verify root now: How to check Android phone is rooted or not using Root Checker
Let me know if I can help you guys any further. That’s all for now.