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This is for the International SM-G935F/FD/X, Korean SM-G935K/L/S, and Canadian SM-G935W8 Exynos models only! Do not flash on flat S7 or Qualcomm 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 S7 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!


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.

DOWNLOAD

You can find the device page here:
http://teamw.in/devices/samsunggalaxys7edge.html

There is a download link there, as well as instructions on how to flash it.

I highly recommend using Odin to flash when possible.
You can find a zip containing Odin as well as Samsung's Mobile drivers here:
https://build.nethunter.com/samsung-tools/

FULL STEPS FOR OBTAINING ROOT

You can follow this video by Max Lee if you'd like: How to Root Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge! [Exynos ONLY]
Otherwise, follow these instructions:
  1. In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
  2. 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.
  3. Extract Odin_3.12.3.zip to your computer.
  4. Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers for Odin to find your device.
  5. Download a .tar image of TWRP for hero2lte.
  6. Reboot your device into Download mode. To do this, select reboot from the power menu and hold the [Volume Down] + [Home] buttons while your device reboots.
    Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
  7. Open Odin and place that TWRP tar file in the [AP] slot and disable Auto-Reboot, then press [Start].
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
    You will need an external SDcard for this method, if you don't have one you will have to use adb sideload to install SuperSU.

    If you only want a bootable system partition:
    Download the latest dm-verity and force encryption disabler zip.
    Without exiting TWRP, transfer the no-verity-opt-encrypt zip to your device over MTP* and flash it using [Install] in TWRP.
    Note: This does not disable the forced encryption on Bxxx firmware, only Axxx firmware due to a change in vold by Samsung.
  11. Go to [Reboot] -> [System].
  12. Wait 2-5 minutes for your device to finish setting itself up.
* MTP, known as Media Transfer Protocol, is the same way you transfer files from your PC to your device when booted into system.


CHANGES
  • v3.0.2-4 - Fix restoring of non-ext4 partitions, update f2fs drivers, update to BPID source & Linux 3.18.43
  • v3.0.2-3 - Fix booting on BPH6/APGH bootloaders, rebase on Note 7 sources, enable NTFS-3G formatting
  • v3.0.2-2 - Fix MTP issue in kernel
  • v3.0.2-1 - Separation of Korean variants, retrieve actual model from bootloader, drop modem from fstab, remove legacy flags, add bootdevice symlink, last_kmsg support
  • v3.0.2-0 - See here for the changes.
  • v3.0.1-0 - Fixed USB OTG storage
  • v3.0.0-0 (twrp.me) - Disabled backup/restore of modem partition (must be signed and flashed in Odin)
  • v3.0.0-0 - Initialize new device tree based on Samsung OSRC G935FXXU1APAW kernel.

FEATURES
  • 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

KNOWN ISSUES
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.

SOURCE CODE

TWRP: https://github.com/omnirom/android_bootable_recovery (android-6.0)
Device tree: https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...msung_hero2lte (android-6.0)
Device tree (Korea): https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...ng_hero2ltekor (android-6.0)
Kernel: https://github.com/jcadduono/android..._universal8890 (twrp-6.0)

CONTRIBUTIONS

Gerrit for TWRP: http://gerrit.omnirom.org/
Gerrit for officially supported devices: http://gerrit.twrp.me/

XDA:DevDB Information
Team Win Recovery Project - Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Contributors
jcadduono, Team Win & friends
Source Code: https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...amsung_herolte


Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 3.0.2-4
Stable Release Date: 2016-10-15

Created 2016-03-11
Last Updated 2016-11-08
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If you have a G935P, G935V, G935R, or G935A (aka the US Snapdragon models) your bootloader is locked. I will not be making TWRP for your device - it simply cannot happen. Sorry.
Update: G935T users can expect TWRP for their devices as soon as T-Mobile convinces Samsung to unlock the bootloader - I already have a fully complete working build ready.

You know who you can blame?

THE DONALD!~~~~~~~~~~~~
or Obama, I dunno, blaming Obama is getting kind of old guys, sorry.
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I will need someone to verify if features are working as this was just a copy paste of the herolte (non-Edge) device tree.
Mainly expecting brightness slider to not work, so please if things don't work, join #twrp on freenode and talk to me.
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Is this for the Snapdragon or the Exynos devices or should it work on both? And does this also apply for the kernel?
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Is this for the Snapdragon or the Exynos devices or should it work on both? And does this also apply for the kernel?

you're in the Exynos forum
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Is this for the Snapdragon or the Exynos devices or should it work on both? And does this also apply for the kernel?

It specifically states in the title G935F, so it's for Exynos.

Can I ask if someone on a Vodafone UK handset tries this, let me know if it works and confirms an unlocked bootloader. I'd do it myself but I'm still undecided whether to keep this thing and that could decide it for me. I'd almost certainly have problems with a return if knox is tripped. Cheers!
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Wooohooo. Thanks!!
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I wonder if this TWRP works for all G935 variants. I do recall that TWRP worked mainly for most note 5 and S6 variants regardless of model.

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you're in the Exynos forum

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Originally Posted by Brava27

I wonder if this TWRP works for all G935 variants. I do recall that TWRP worked mainly for most note 5 and S6 variants regardless of model.

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Thunder Bay! Nice city, I visit often. Glad to see someone from Canada working on exynos version!

This will only work for G935F (and possibly G935FD?) which are the only known Exynos variants of S7 Edge.

I will be working on the Snapdragon variants as well once their sources are released.
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Originally Posted by jcadduono

This will only work for G935F (and possibly G935FD?) which are the only known Exynos variants of S7 Edge.

I will be working on the Snapdragon variants as well once their sources are released.

Can't wait till you get a snapdragon version out my 935t is missing root so much lol
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