How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S7 (Non-USA Models Only)

March 22, 2016

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This guide will show you how to root the popular Samsung Galaxy S7 phone from Samsung.

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Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.  Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

This guide is for the Samsung Galaxy S7 that is the international model only (Exynos)

If your S7 is from the USA it has a locked bootloader so you cannot root it and this guide cannot be used.

What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy S7?

In order to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 you will need the following.

  • The international Samsung Galaxy S7 you want to root in your hand.
  • A PC.

Step 1 – Download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S7 for your PC

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy S7 as part of the rooting process you first must download and install the USB drivers on to your PC.

You can download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S7 from here.

Once you have downloaded them run the main program file to make sure the drivers are installed.

Step 2 – Download the Odin rooting program

In order to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 using the root file given in the next step you must first download Odin which is what will be used to install the root file on to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and perform the rooting process.

You can download Odin from here.

Once downloaded extract the file to a convenient location such as the desktop.

Step 3 – Download the Samsung Galaxy S7 root file

Now that we have installed the Samsung Galaxy S7 USB drivers and downloaded Odin we now need to download the root package to be used for the rooting process.

You can download the Samsung Galaxy S7 root package from here.

When you have downloaded it save it to an easy to find location such as your desktop and extract it.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S7

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy S7 when you plug it in to perform rooting you must first enable USB debugging on the phone itself.  This is done by doing the following.

  1. Tap the Settings option.
  2. Tap the About Phone option.
  3. Keep tapping the Build Number option (seven times) until it says you are a developer.
  4. Tap the new Developer Options menu that appears.
  5. Make sure that the USB Debugging option is checked.

Step 5 – Enable OEM unlock

Now that you have enabled USB debugging tap the USB debugging menu again and then make sure OEM Unlock is enabled.

Step 6 – Root the Samsung Galaxy S7

Now that we have all we need it is time to root the Samsung Galaxy S7.

This can be done using the following steps.

  1. Make sure the Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered off completely.
  2. Hold down the Volume down key and the Home key and the power button and keep all three buttons pressed until the Samsung Galaxy S7 powers up.
  3. Providing you have done it correctly it should boot in to Download mode and you press the Volume up key to start Download mode.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 now to your PC.
  5. Run the Odin software you downloaded in step 2.
  6. Inside Odin click the AP option and browse on your computer to the root zip file you downloaded and extracted in step 3 and click the .TAR file.
  7. Inside Odin click Start to begin the root process.

Do not remove the Samsung Galaxy S7 from your PC during this time.

Once the process has finished the Samsung Galaxy S7 will restart itself.  Simply go to Apps and look for the SuperSU icon that should now be present.

If you can see this icon it means that the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been successfully rooted.

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