@Michael Carleone: No, I haven't rooted yet, but I have decided to keep it. I want to pay it off in full before rooting, which should be in about 2 more months, since I'm making payments that are much more than the $40 per month minimum.
Just a bit more reading should be enough.
Thanks for getting back to me. I had the S6 Lite . With Samsung, I found they have horrible customer support. The last thing you want to do is void your warranty by rooting. Apparently some Samsung apps get removed when rooting and you can't get them back when you're unrooting. I wouldn't be suprised if Samsung verifies this as part of their RMA process.
Its is getting offtopic here...
The "modern" banks use these apps for mandatory OTPs and/or verifying your login on the web page. No app -> no more browser based banking.
Only for Europe: https://samfw.com/firmware/SM-T870/EUX/T870XXU2BUI1@Lif3mau5: That's weird, I don't see a September patch for the XAR US region. I'm still on the July patch.
As for the error, this is just a wild guess, but maybe you need a patched/unofficial Odin that skips the checksum verification of the file to be flashed. Magisk isn't exactly authorized by Samsung. Or maybe the September update contains something that blocks Magisk. If that's the case, I don't want it.
Was you able to get your tablet rooted? If not I may make a more detailed post for ease of access as well as to explain some steps better.Hi. I just bought the S7+ too and I haven't received it yet.
I'm confused. I thought I read the bootloader was already unlocked? All I want is root, nothing more unless it's really necessary to install a custom ROM.
I also have the iPhone X and successfully rooted my first tablet many years ago, the Nexus 7 2013. Instructions online (not here ) were extremely thorough. But instructions here were quite convoluted and required the user to have a lot of knowledge and skill on the lingo and prerequisites. I quickly gave up.
Anyway, I'm hesitant here. I see the initial post it says download the firmware (but no link is provided) and to patch. There are no instructions on what is the process to patch (again a common issue I have with XDA posts). Maybe I need to start a new thread but I risk the mods moving it back here and burying it.
Knox is 100% tripped. Samsung Pass cannot use. Netflix widevine, Dex and Spen are not affected.The various mileage from people rooting in this forum offers super conflicting information, especially conflicting with the OP.
Can somebody who knows what they're doing, please make an actual guide that is longer than 5 short lines of general info, with links to files and explaining why he picked what thing to do / downmload, and then also please explain:
- what do you loose by rooting? knox? netflix widevine L1? dex? pen? bootloader unlocked (how)? anything else asked on here and here?
- how do you update after rooting? (without re-flashing everything every time)
There's another quick guide in this thread, but no replies and no explanation for why he did what, so again not an actual guide that inspires confidence.
I know this is a question that might be better suited for its own thread but I kinda think its a quick answer for you guys.
What do you gain from root on this specific device? I haven't had to root a device in a few years since Android has gotten pretty dammed good for my use case, but what's there to be had from rooting a tablet?
I'm looking forward to my Tab S7+ but if I can make it better with root then I'd love to do it.