Chainfire’s popular root exploit, CF-Auto-Root, is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F. The root package has been customized and optimized by the developer in order to fit with the new Android system that runs on the S7 Edge, thus you now have a safe and secured root method to use on your new smartphone. So, what do you say, are you thinking in making things happen? If you are, don’t hurry and read all the lines from below before doing anything else.
The S7 Edge full firmware file has been released online from a while now, so third party devs had all the time in the world for making dedicated customization and optimization procedures. Thus, thanks to the same devs you can now tweak your Android powered device and gaining root access is maybe one of the first things to apply on your phone. That’s why I decided to support you through this dedicated tutorial.
Why should you consider in rooting your new smartphone? Well, as you know if you unlock your phone you can afterwards tweak its performances for bumping speeds, upgrading battery life and improving other general performances. Of course, your S7 Edge is already a high end gadget so improving the performances might not seem like a good idea. But, by default your phone comes pre loaded with various factory and default restriction which will slow it down and which will drain out the battery really fast. So, why not unleashing the full power of your handset?
Anyway, in order to offer a better idea about the advantages of rooting, here are some examples of future operations that can be completed once root access is ensured: you can install a custom recovery image, which is a dedicated software that will ensure a proper connection between you and your phone’s Android system; you can update with custom ROMs, modified versions of Android which can bring features and apps that cannot be found on the default Marshmallow platform; you can overclock or undervolt your Galaxy S7 for bumping speeds or for upgrading the battery life; you can make Nandroid backups if you want to temporarily save the stock Android OS that powers your phone; you can remove bloatware, start up programs and any other in built feature; you can add new apps from Google Play or from other sources.
Of course, such dedicated procedures can’t be official. And that’s true; everything, including the root process, can’t be related with Samsung or with Google in any matter. That’s why the warranty will get void if you will choose to resume the guidelines from this tutorial. So, be careful as if something wrong occurs you will have to deal with the problems by yourself – taking your phone back to service will of course imply in paying for the technical assistance, so the only solution is to learn how to manually deal with problems like boot loops, lags, bugs, force close, alerts, screen freeze, battery drain, heating issues, total blackouts and so on.
Another thing that must be considered is a backup. Even though it is unlikely to lose something by using this root method (because Odin is being used on the CF-Auto-Root flashing process) the best will be to be precautious and to save everything that you might use afterwards by syncing your data with your account, by using in built cloud storage platforms or by downloading other dedicated backup and restore apps from Google Play. On your way you should save your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, EFS, IMEI /NVRAM data, calendar info, saved passwords and so on.
Then, just before starting the actual root procedure you will have to read and apply the essential pre requisites which are being explained during the following list of tasks:
- A computer should be there as Odin must be installed on the same; also the root process will be initiated through a computer.
- The root exploit must also be downloaded on your PC, so if you have problems while completing the download process, consider in temporarily disabling the security protection.
- Finally, in order to make things work, on your computer install the Galaxy S7 Edge USB drivers – you can complete this process by using Samsung KIES.
- Now, on your smartphone, from “menu – settings – about phone” tap a few times on Built Number in order to become a developer.
- Next, access “menu – settings – developer options” and check the USB Debugging and OEM Unlock options.
- After doing so, head your attention towards the power that’s left on your phone; if the status bar will show lower power than 50%, don’t go any further without charging your S7 Edge.
- Don’t skip the charging process as if your phone gets turned off while you try to root its Android system, various software related problems might be issued.
- Keep in mind that this root operation and the files from below are all compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge model number G935F - for the Galaxy S7 use this guide instead.
Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F with CF-Auto-Root
- First, download the root exploit on your computer; you can get the file from here.
- Unzip this file on desktop if that’s possible.
- Then, download Odin and install the program on your PC by following on screen prompts.
- Don’t forget to flash the Galaxy S7 Edge USB drivers before doing anything else.
- You must run Odin on your PC – just double click on the executable file.
- Your phone must be turned off – press and hold the Power key for a few moments or press the Power button once and then choose “power off”; wait while the shut down process is completed.
- Enter download mode: press and hold (at the same time, for a few moments) the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons and in the end connect your smartphone with your computer with the help of the USB cord.
- Odin must recognize your Galaxy S7 Edge: the “added” message must be displayed and the ID:COM field must be turned yellow or blue. If not, you will have to reinstall the USB drivers before retrying the steps from above.
- Then, from the program you have to choose the PA option and to load the CF-Auto-Root file.
- Don’t check Re Partition and Auto Reboot; when done, click on Start and wait while the flashing process runs.
- The CF-Auto-Root code isn’t yet compatible with the S7 Edge, so on the screen you won’t be prompted with the usual messages. So, after the flashing process is completed on your device you will get only the S7 Edge logo, and it may seem like nothing has happened. Just leave the device alone for 5 minutes. It’ll reboot a few times and then boot into Android.
Some problems might be experienced while trying to root your smartphone and you must know how to deal with them in order to enjoy a stable Android experience. So, if after completing the steps from above your S7 Edge gets stuck in a boot loop, access the recovery environment and from there make a hard reset and clear app data cache – choose “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Also, Odin can get stuck while you try to apply the steps from this tutorial. In that situation you have to close the program, unplug the USB cable, force restart your S7 Edge, reinstall its USB drivers on your computer and repeat the root process from the beginning.
That’s all for now. You should be able to safely root your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge so share your experience with us by using the comments field from down below. Also, stay close for further step by step guides and Android related tips and tricks.