This is for the International SM-N930F/X, Duos SM-N930FD, and Korean SM-N930K/L/S Exynos models only! Do not flash on Snapdragon models!
WARNING #1: Flashing a custom recovery to your device will trip the Knox warranty bit on your phone. Check with your mobile provider to see if they will still cover warranty on Knox bit triggered devices. If you understand this risk, continue on.
You generally don't have to worry, as it's incredibly hard to brick a Samsung device, and physical damage warranties should be exempt from Knox triggering.
WARNING #2: The Galaxy Note 7 stock boot image has dm-verity, which prevents you from booting if you swipe to enable system modifications!
SOLUTION: Follow the full rooting steps below, in order, to allow system modifications without the risk of a boot loop!
WARNING #3: When using custom kernels on the Note 7, never turn off developer options or OEM unlock. If you do, you will lose all your data and have to flash a full stock firmware restore to use your device again!
WHAT IS TWRP?
Oh come on, you know what it is - don't try to fool me!
In case you're serious, though...
Team Win Recovery Project is a custom recovery for Android devices.
It allows you to back up and restore your data, flash custom ROMs to your device, repair broken file systems, and root your device.
You can find the device page here:
There is a download link there, as well as instructions on how to flash it.
I highly recommend using Odin 3.12.3+ to flash when possible.
You can find a zip containing Odin as well as Samsung's Mobile drivers here:
FULL STEPS FOR OBTAINING ROOT
Follow these instructions until someone nice comes along and makes a video from them (without ads):
- In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
- Now go to Settings -> Developer options. (above About device)
You need to enable OEM unlock, otherwise you might end up with boot problems or be unable to flash later on.
Do not ever turn off Developer Options or OEM unlock. Doing so will cause your device to refuse to boot and require a full factory restore.
- Extract Odin_3.12.3.zip to your computer.
- Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers for Odin to find your device.
- Download a .tar image of TWRP for gracelte.
- Reboot your device into Download mode. To do this, select reboot from the power menu and hold the [Volume Down] + [Home] + [Power] buttons while your device reboots.
Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
- Open Odin and place that TWRP tar file in the [AP] slot and disable Auto-Reboot, then press [Start].
- Hold [Volume Down] + [Home] + [Power] to get out of Download mode and immediately swap to [Volume Up] when the screen blanks.
If you don't see then TWRP boot splash try again from step 6.
- At this point, you will reach the screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications.
By swiping right, you will trigger dm-verity, and if you don't follow the next step you will be unable to boot!
If you are going to root your device and follow the rest of these steps, then it is safe to swipe right and enable modifications.
- If you want to be rooted with SuperSU:
Download the latest SuperSU by Chainfire.
Without exiting TWRP, transfer the SuperSU zip to your device over MTP* and flash it using [Install] in TWRP.
If you want to be rooted with something else or just want a bootable system:
Download the latest Samsung Anti-Root Protection Removal zip.
Without exiting TWRP, transfer the samsung-antiroot-removal zip to your device over MTP* and flash it using [Install] in TWRP.
This zip will allow you to flash SuperSU versions earlier than 2.77 and use other rooting methods.
It uses a hex pattern (by Chainfire) replacement method in the kernel that simply disables the anti-rooting protection.
It will also disable the status bar notification about unauthorized changes.
It includes the functions of the no-verity-opt-encrypt zip.
- Go to [Reboot] -> [System].
- Wait 2-5 minutes for your device to finish setting itself up.
- v3.0.2-1 - Fix restoring of non-ext4 partitions, update f2fs drivers, update to BPID source & Linux 3.18.43, add 60% battery charging limiter
- v3.0.2-0 - Official release on twrp.me
- v3.0.2-0-b3 - Fix colors and use NTFS-3G
- v3.0.2-0-b2 - Initialize new device tree based on Samsung OSRC N930FXXU1APGK kernel source.
- MTP support
- USB Mass Storage support
- Micro SDcard and USB OTG storage support
- f2fs file system support (read, write, format, backup & restore)
- exFAT file system support (read, write, format, backup & restore)
- NTFS file system support (read, write, format)
- ADB root
- Full SELinux support
- Built in android 6.0 tree
- Samsung encryption is not supported yet in TWRP 3.0 (see: https://gerrit.omnirom.org/#/c/17308/)
CONTACT & SUPPORT
You can find us on IRC at #twrp on chat.freenode.net.
You can also post in this thread and I will attempt to answer any questions you may have.
TWRP: https://github.com/omnirom/android_bootable_recovery (android-6.0)
Device tree (International): https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...msung_gracelte (android-6.0)
Device tree (Korea): https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...ng_graceltekor (android-6.0)
Kernel: https://github.com/jcadduono/android..._universal8890 (twrp-6.0)
Gerrit for TWRP: http://gerrit.omnirom.org/
Gerrit for officially supported devices: http://gerrit.twrp.me/
Team Win Recovery Project - Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
jcadduono, Team Win & friends
Source Code: https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...msung_gracelte
Current Stable Version: 3.0.2-1
Stable Release Date: 2016-10-15
Last Updated 2016-11-08