There are a couple of ways people usually root Samsung smartphones which include flashing a custom recovery image and then installing a stable version of the SuperSU application from the recovery partition. The other way people enjoy is flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package using the Odin flashing application. With the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone being new, those options that take time are not available just yet. The Exynos processor version of the Samsung Galaxy S& Edge smartphone has TWRP Recovery available, and that serves as a platform for those devices owners, but everyone else needs to keep waiting. There is a few recent exception to the waiting list which includes the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone and also the AT&T version of the S7 and the S7 Edge smartphone.
The way in which we get root access on the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Sprint model number is different from the AT&T, but both of them have some things in common. The main difference with this Sprint version is that it requires a Disabler Pro application downloaded first and there is no SuperSU involved, unlike the other models. If this guide does not work then, we suggest creating the super folder and then flashing the SuperSU using ADB like it shows in the how to root Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates article.
Details You Should Know
- Rooting the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone using this guide is going to void the warranty. Moreover, any smartphone that comes with Knox security is going to get tripped. A phone that comes with Samsung’s Knox security–which is usually the most popular phones and tablets–means that when you unroot the device the warranty does not come back again. Once Knox is tripped Samsung can see what yo have done and therefore have no interest in allowing it to be submitted under warranty.
Files You Need
- Download the Package Disabler Pro application that is available on the Google Play Store.
- Download the engineer boot.img file.
- Download the root.bat file.
- Download the Odin flashing tool for the computer.
Rooting the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930P running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates
- Log into the computer using an administrators account so you can run the required programs on the computer.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone so you can change the options on the menu.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from inside the Developer Options menu so when we connect it to the computer the Android software allows for us to make developmental changes.
- Turn off the smartphone and then boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is usually used for charging the battery.
- Extract the Odin flashing tool to the desktop of the computer so you can use the flashing tool.
- Flash the engineer boot image, using the Odin flashing tool.
- Check that the USB Debugging Mode is still enabled and if it is not then you need to re-enable it before continuing.
- Run the root.bat file on the computer and then it roots the smartphone.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone after the rooting is complete and before you try installing any of the root applications.
In conclusion, that is everything people need to root the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates. The method is posted to the XDA-Developers forum, and if it does not work, we suggest reading over the first few paragraphs and clicking through to the AT&T version which shows how to flash the SuperSU package after the steps in this guide.
As soon as the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 phone reboots back into the normal mode, you should find that it installs and run the root applications that are available from the Google Play Store. Anyone who does not know any off by heart can check out our list of 60 best root apps for Android and take a look at some that we think are the highlight apps most people should try. The list includes some of the traditional options like Titanium Backup, Xposed Framework, ROM Manager, Smart Booster, FolderMount and Disk Digger Undelete.
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.