Chainfire has successfully gained root on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge using its important CF-Root mechanism and, as always, the process involves flashing the CF-Root file using Odin on the phone and you are rooted.
Here’s how to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge using the CF-Root method:
Files You Need
- You must have a Windows running computer to do this tutorial as the tool that you are going to use is Windows only.
- You should have Samsung USB drivers installed on your Windows computer. Install the drivers if they are not already installed.
- The guide directly below should flash Chainfire’s root package to gain root on your phone.
- Download CF-Root for SM-G935F and save it to your computer. It is the file that will root your phone.
- Download Odin and save it to your computer. It will be used to flash CF-Root on your phone.
- You should only try this on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with the model number SM-G935F. Doing this on any other phone will result in bricking the phone.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F)
- Extract files from Odin and CF-Root over to your computer by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
- Double-click on Odin executable and the tool will launch.
- When the Odin launches, click on the PDA button and navigate to the folder on your computer where you have extracted CF-Root and select it to be installed on your phone. Make sure to select the extracted file and not the archive itself for flashing.
- Uncheck the Repartition option in the Odin.
- Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in the Odin.
- Turn off your phone.
- Turn your phone back on in the download mode. To do that, hold down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
- Your phone should reboot into the Download mode.
- Plug in your phone to your computer while it is in Download mode.
- Click on Start in the Odin and it should start flashing CF-Root on your phone.
- You should be able to see the flash process in the Odin interface.
- When the Odin’s done flashing CF-Root, your phone will automatically reboot.
- You are done.
Your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge should now be rooted, and you can confirm it for yourself by downloading and installing Root Checker on your phone.
Now that you have root access go ahead and get a custom recovery installed on your phone to be then able to flash a custom ROM or flash a custom kernel that will add a boost to the performance and functionality of the phone.
There are tons of things you can do with your rooted phone, and if you are not getting any ideas in your mind right now, you should check out our what things to do with a rooted phone post and that should be helpful to you. It tells you what can be done on a rooted phone, and that will get you going with your rooted phone.