When we root the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A smartphone, we become more in control because we then have access to the root user account. The root user on Linux is not as well known as the administrator on a Microsoft Windows operating st system mainly because the Linux OS is not as popular but those two terms effectively mean the same thing. The root user can install anything they want on Linux, run any commands and also choose to uninstall that is existing on the operating system. When it comes to smartphone manufacturers and phone carrier networks installing apps, they can only do so on the operating system. They try to hide embed them as much as possible which means installing them on the system partition. People like regular Android users who just buy a device and don’t root it cannot get access to the system partition to uninstall these apps and that is why they put them there. However, a root user can uninstall anything from the system partition because it is the root user who is the true boss of the operating system.
Here is everything anyone needs to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone with the AT&T model number when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the SuperSU from a computer using ADB commands:
Details You Should Know
- You should only try this on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S& smartphone that comes with the SM-G930A model number and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S& Edge smartphone that comes with the SM-G935A model number. The same procedure works for both of those devices but will not work for any other devices. You may brick down the device if you try it on any other smartphone or tablet in the Samsung range.
- The guide runs through how to root the device using ADB on a Windows operating system, but ADB is also available for Mac and Linux if you need them. The other versions for Mac and Linux require separate commands from the command prompt Windows which ids why we don’t provide it all in this one guide. You can find instructions for the other commands required online if you have one of those other operating systems.
Files You Need
- Download the ADB for Windows.
- Download the Modified Odin and Engineering Kernel.
- Download the engboot kernel for the S7 Edge smartphone.
- Download the SuperSU 2.74.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates
- Log into the Windows computer using an administrators account so you can do things that require administrator permissions.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A smartphone so you can use the options that assist with developing found inside the menu.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the AT&T Galaxy S7 smartphone so you can connect it to the computer and it allows for some developmental work to be done to the Android software.
- Flash the kernel to the AT&T Galaxy S& smartphone.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S& by AT&T and then reboot it by holding down the hardware button combination for the download mode.
- Connect the AT&T S7 to the computer with the USB cable once it is in the download mode.
- Open Odin and click the AP button and upload the other kernel.
- Choose the start button and flash the kernel and then reboot the S7 smartphone once it is done with the flashing.
- You now need to create a super folder, so you have created a path as follows: C:\adb\super
- Download the SuperSU to the computer.
- Open the ADB folder and hold the Shift key and right-click anywhere where it has the white background and choose to open a new command window here from the menu.
- Type the command: “cd super” and the folder named ‘super’ that we created earlier will open up.
- Enter the next command: “Root.bat” and then the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone will be rooted soon, and you get the following on the screen:
- Reboot the AT&T S7 smartphone when it is done and before you try installing any of the root applications from the Google Play Store and other websites online.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
The Samsung Galaxy St smartphone now has the SuperSU application installed and enabled that people can see from the app drawer. That is the same SUperSU that people normally find after installing a custom recovery and then flashing the SUperSu from the custom recovery. Moreover, it is the same kind of SuperSU that people find when flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool. That means when you start installing the root application on the Galaxy S7 phone they now give people a message on the display that asks if they would like to grant this app the root permissions required for it to run.
Anyone in need of some root application ideas can check out our list of the best root apps for Android and they should find at least a few appealing.
CF-Auto-Root on XDA-Developers
Chainfire, the developer of the CF-Auto-Root tool available in this guide, has created a CF-Auto-Root tool thread on the XDA-Develoeprs website. You can use the CF-Auto-Root thread on the XDA-Developers site for requesting new root methods for devices that are not currently available.
Note that flashing a CF-Auto-Root file (regardless of the device) wipes the data if the device storage is encrypted. For everyone else, there should be no data loss when rooting with the CF-Auto-Root tool.
Samsung’s Knox security
Some smartphones and tablets in the Samsung range come with Samsung’s Knox security. The CF-Auto-Root tool trips Knox which prevents you from unrooting and using the warranty again.
Any device with a target flash counter is triggered when using the CF-Auto-Root tool. Chainfire’s Triangle Away supports many devices for this problem.