Most operating systems have the main things about them in common, but they are often disguised with different words. For example, just about every operating system I can think of allows someone to be in control over what is installed and what is uninstalled. After all, what good would an operating system be if that was not possible? Moreover, most operating systems I know also allow there to be limits on user accounts that restrict what someone can do. Those kinds of limits are usually great if you own the computer and have other people wanting to use the computer with other accounts. It stops them from being able to delete everything you need and sabotage your system that you own and need.
Those examples are for desktop operating systems, though, and the mobile world of Android works differently. When you buy a smartphone or tablet and open it out of the box, it comes with a locked operating system in the sense that you are not in control of it. You do not have access to the administrator’s account at all. It is locked and in control by nobody after Android gave it to you that way. It is possible to unlock it, so you do have full control over what is installed and what is uninstalled, but you will need to work a little bit to get there.
The good news is that developers do most of the work for you who work hard to find ways for people to become the root user of their devices, so they can take back what is there’s. All you need to do then is follow a guide that teaches you what the developers created that allows you to become the root user and in control of the root user account.
Details We Should Know
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone that has the SM-G930T model number to complete the steps in this guide. The CF-Auto-Root tool comes in a different file for each model number, and if you flash the wrong file on your model, then it often bricks that device until you flash the stock ROM again. If you found yourself in that situation and did brick your device, you can typically find the stock ROMs available from the Sam Mobile website after clicking on the Firmware tab.
- Chainfire was running on the MMB29M.G930TUVU3APG1 firmware build number when he created the working rooting file for the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone. He gives you that firmware information so you can use it as an indicator in the future if it ever becomes relevant but it is not suggesting you need to be running on the same firmware build number as him.
- You need to have a computer that runs on the Windows operating system before you can flash the rooting file that is available in this guide because the rooting file is flashed with the Odin app on a computer and the Odin app is only available to run on Windows operating systems.
- Though particularly rare in our guides, the CF-Auto-Root tool sometimes does stop working from time to time and those times are usually when a new bootloader is present in the newer Android versions. If you are finding that the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide needs updating, then you need to let Chainfire know about it. You know it needs updating if your device does not boot up after flashing the file. To solve this, Chainfire needs the recovery image found from the firmware you are running. You leave the recovery image in a message posted to the official CF-Auto-Root tool thread made by him over at the XDA-Developers web forum. He then uses it to make the changes to the rooting file, so it starts working again.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using the CF-Auto-Root tool
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates.
- Open up the Download folder, and then you can see the rooting file that you downloaded. Extract it to the Downloads folder, and then you get the Odin flashing tool and the flashable version of the rooting file available.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone so you can enter it and then find the USB Debugging Mode option that is required.
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode so you can make the necessary changes to the Android operating system for the CF-Auto-Root tool to work.
- Run the Odin flashing tool executable file that is in the Downloads folder and the flashing tool then opens on the computer so you can see the user interface.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone into the Download Mode that the smartphone has available and then connects it to the computer with the USB cable.
- The Odin user interface now shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port if the Samsung USB Drivers are working correctly like they should be if you did install them as we said to in the details section before getting started with the guide.
- Do not make any changes from the Odin Options box; just leave everything the same as the default settings that it has when you first open up the flashing tool.
- Click on the AP button found in Odin and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and select the MD5 rooting file.
- Click on the Start button, and then the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone begins.
- Read all of the information that is now updating on the screen of the smartphone as the rooting goes through the motions. It updates you with what is happening so you know what to expect. When you finally get the message that the smartphone is rebooting, turn your attention to the computer again.
- Look for the green pass box appearing on the Odin user interface, and that is the time when you can unplug from the computer because the rooting is completed.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphones when they are running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. You can see the SuperSU app available from the app drawer now, and it needs to stay there for your device to continue to be rooted. Anytime you want to unroot the device you can open up the SuperSU app and scroll down until you see the “full unroot” option which removes the SuperSU app and removes the root access, so you cannot install the apps that require root access for them to run on the smartphone.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone is what you do when you want to start installing the root applications. Anything to do with installing custom ROMs does not require root access. Rooting is all about what you can do with the ROM that is running on your smartphone right now. That means the stock version of Android or a custom ROM. There are many things you can do with the Android operating system rooted,m but to find out all of them you need to look into our dedicated post on what things you can do with a rooted Android.
Once you are aware of all the things that a rooted Android operating system can do, you then need to find out the names of the apps that do that stuff. Most of the root apps are available from the Google Play Store and some of the mare available from developer websites. You can look into some of the best root apps for Android and check out the names of the apps that you think are worthwhile to install and then remember the names on your next visit to Google or the Google Play Store.