It has been a while since Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge was out and the first thing that we Android people do is: root our phone. Rooting is a custom process and it involves certain risks but if it’s done well you will have many benefits.
So in today’s guide we are going to learn how to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with CF-Auto-Root. The biggest risk of rooting process if that it might brick your device. But nowadays this risk is very low thanks to the developers and the improved tools they release and update very often to work with the latest Android updates.
In terms of performance Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are amazing but running in a Custom Software and not having root access don’t allow you to use the real power of the beast. You can’t use your device to its maximum potential if you don’t have full control over it.
So the only way to do this is to root your phone. If you need to customise it further you can install a custom ROM. The safest and the easiest way to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is through CF-Auto-Root. This is a tool developed by “chainfire” and its work consists on rooting your device.
You may ask: How it does that?
CF-Auto-Root installs a Custom Recovery and then through it flashes SuperSU binaries. Then it reverts back to stock but your phone has root access now.
Scroll below for a step by step guide how to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge using CF-Auto-Root.
- This method works only on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Also your device must be running Android Marshmallow or Lollipop. Otherwise it won’t work. To check your software version go to Settings > About Phone.
- Enable Developer Options and the USB Debugging. Also you should enable OEM unlock as well. If this option is not available under Developer Options then skip this step.
- Charge your phone at least 70% to prevent any unexpected shut down and also backup all your important files such as photos, videos, docs and other files you may have.
Rooting process will void your phone warranty and you will no longer receive free service and support from the seller. Also if your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge has a KNOX counter on Bootloader it will be tripped and there is no way to reset it. No one shall held any kind of responsibility for any damage that may happen to your phone. Make sure to know all the risk and the benefits of rooting process and do anything on your own risk.
- Download and install the proper USB drivers on your computer.
- Download the latest version of ODIN flash tool.
- Go to CF-Auto-Root official website. Press CTRL + F to open the search bar. Type your phone’s model number in the search bar. Then download CF-Auto-Root file for your phone.
- Because the file is an archive file you need to extract it until you get a tar.md5 or .tar file.
How to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge using CF-Auto-Root
- Download both CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and also ODIN flash tool.
- Open ODIN.exe and in the PDA tab select the CF-Auto-Root file you have extracted, not the zip file. The right file must be a .tar file.
- Check the box next to F.Reset Time and Auto-Reboot on ODIN.
- Now take your phone and put in into Download Mode. To do so press and hold Power Key + Volume Down + Home. The phone will boot up and show a warning. Just press Volume up to continue. This combination should work fine and your device will boot into Download Mode.
- Connect your phone to PC using the original USB cable.
- Wait for the computer to detect your phone. If it doesn’t check the USB cable or try reinstalling the USB drivers again.
- When ODIN detects your phone it will show a yellow or blue indicator on ID:COM box.
Once the computer recognises the phone you are ready to go. Click Start button on ODIN and wait for it to flash CF-Auto-Root on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
When you’re done your phone will reboot automatically. Let it turn on and configure the files and once it’s done you will see the SuperSU on your App Drawer. Also to make sure your phone is rooted successfully you can install Root Checker.
Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge booted up successfully but not rooted. Follow the steps below.
It may happens that the device isn’t rooted even after flashing the CF-Auto-Root. In this case you can try to do a little trick that can fix Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge not rooted after flashing CF-Auto-Root with ODIN.
- Open ODIN.exe
- On the PDA tab select the CF-Auto-Root tar file.
- Make sure to check only the F.Reset.Time on Odin.
- Flash the CF-Auto-Root.
Now reboot your device manually either by using the power button or pulling out the battery.
That’s all for now! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. If you have any issues you want to discus or any question related to this topic let us know in the comment section below.