How to root the S7 EDGE

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Mastajeff

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Caution when modifying your phone, although you can revert 99% of issues you may come across, be cautious.

I take no credit other than compiling info and making a guide. All credit goes to http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4911585 (br3w3r, Chainfire and Princecomsy)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-galaxy-s7/how-to/g935a-root-t3410403

Well, root has been achieved on all of the variants. All the information is spread, therefore I will compile it.
It is confirmed working for the G935T/A/ (All firmwares so far) can anyone verify it works for Verizon?

DOWNLOAD LINKS

Complete Package with all needed files ( http://d-h.st/am7i - click the blue download link to avoids the ads. (Credit to billa)
ADB Files http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
Samsung Device Drivers http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117#none
http://d-h.st/gsDA Modified ODIN
http://d-h.st/lQY8 EngBootIMG
https://download.chainfire.eu/968/SuperSU/SuperSU-v2.74-2-S7QC.zip Chainfire's SuperSU

MAKE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR PHONE, YOU MAY NEED TO FACTORY RESET AFTER FLASHING THE ENGBOOT FILE. ( MAY BE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DISABLED SYSTEM APPS)

1- Put your device in to download mode ( Power off--- Hold Down arrow + Home + Power button)
2-Open the provided ODIN and where it says "AP" select and open the file "Samsung_G935x_QC_Rooted_BOOT.TAR" -- FLASH it--
3- The phone should now reboot

Installing SuperSU

easiest way to put it for flashing su.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvRuzQMPLk

1- make sure you have the adb toolkit installed( place it in the root of the "C:/" drive. Mine is "C:/adb"

2- place the superuser folder you downloaded in to c:/adb and rename it "super" to make things easier

3- open the command prompt. Either search for it or press windows key + r and type in "cmd"

4- once cmd is open, navigate to the "super" folder. To do so type cd c:/ , then type cd adb and finally type cd super

5- type in root.bat

You should now be rooted.

To remove the security warning, use a package disabler like titanium backup and disable SecurityLogAgent

NOTE

For those having lag, heat, and battery drain issues. Try doing this.

I had those issues on PD6.

What I did was, ODIN'd a factory PD8 file and rerooted, then I used KERNEL TOOLKIT and changed to the ONDEMAND Governor, next I increased the CPU(small cores / and large cores) to max FREQUENCY allowed and reduced the min core frequencies to the lowest setting. Be sure to apply settings on boot so they stick.

The phone is very fast now.

I disabled the KNOX packages and tmobile package.

It fixed 95% of my issues, im even running xposed
 
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Binary100100

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For anyone that needs the complete firmware from Sammobile:
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G935T/

I also attached the root files necessary in the zip file here.
BUT... you also need to unrar it. Stinking forum set the zip limit to 20MB for zip files but it zips to about 23MB.
Rar limit is 8MB but in a rar it was reduced to about 18. So... rar'ed it up, hid it in a zip. :)
 

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Binary100100

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Will this work on PC8? That's the one I'm on.

No guts, no glory. Try it and let us know. Root hasn't been out but for a couple of hours so it's hard to know for sure. Make a backup with Smart Switch and try it out! My guess is that you shouldn't have any issue.

If anyone has disabled any of their apps, make sure you re-enable them.
If you get stuck at the white T-Mobile screen for longer than 5 minutes then reboot back to stock recovery and factory reset. Sucks... but some of us had to do it. Afterwards, it should boot fine.

By the way... HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
k9tjr5.jpg
 
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mrlugo88

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No guts, no glory. Try it and let us know. Root hasn't been out but for a couple of hours so it's hard to know for sure. Make a backup with Smart Switch and try it out! My guess is that you shouldn't have any issue.

If anyone has disabled any of their apps, make sure you re-enable them.
If you get stuck at the white T-Mobile screen for longer than 5 minutes then reboot back to stock recovery and factory reset. Sucks... but some of us had to do it. Afterwards, it should boot fine.

I'm all in. Thanks. Will go for it.
 

Lmax579

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Mar 28, 2013
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No guts, no glory. Try it and let us know. Root hasn't been out but for a couple of hours so it's hard to know for sure. Make a backup with Smart Switch and try it out! My guess is that you shouldn't have any issue.

If anyone has disabled any of their apps, make sure you re-enable them.
If you get stuck at the white T-Mobile screen for longer than 5 minutes then reboot back to stock recovery and factory reset. Sucks... but some of us had to do it. Afterwards, it should boot fine.

By the way... HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
k9tjr5.jpg

How would I boot back to stock recovery?

Sent from my HTC 10 using XDA Free mobile app
 

Binary100100

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How would I boot back to stock recovery?

Sent from my HTC 10 using XDA Free mobile app

  • Switch your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge completely.
  • Boot into Galaxy S7 recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power keys at the same time.
  • Release all three buttons when Samsung Galaxy S7 screen flickers and you see a warning sign.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to the main screen of Recovery mode. Or, press Volume Down if you aren’t sure and want to go back to the normal mode.
  • That’s just about it!


Read more: http://wccftech.com/how-to-enter-galaxy-s7-recovery-mode/#ixzz4DORIJ3Dx

http://wccftech.com/how-to-enter-galaxy-s7-recovery-mode/
 

uaktags

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Aug 12, 2008
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Do I need a laptop for this. I'm so sorry about my super noobish question. Don't kill me
Yes, specifically the root.bat is Windows based, but you could read the .bat and figure out how to do it in linux. Either way, yes.

Worked flawlessly with the guide. Thanks for compiling it

Edit/Update:
I am getting the same lag that others have reported previously. One thing I'm seeing that stands out in logcat is Secure Storage Daemon throwing warnings and then an error "Kernal binary has been changed. Please use the same version of platform/kernel binaries"
 
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Chocolatetai

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Yes, specifically the root.bat is Windows based, but you could read the .bat and figure out how to do it in linux. Either way, yes.

Worked flawlessly with the guide. Thanks for compiling it
So just followed the guide? Do I need anything else? I just follow the guide and download what the guide says? Do I need to turn my phone off? Do I need a specific app on my phone for anything? Sorry for the questions
 

uaktags

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Aug 12, 2008
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So just followed the guide? Do I need anything else? I just follow the guide and download what the guide says? Do I need to turn my phone off? Do I need a specific app on my phone for anything? Sorry for the questions
If you follow the guide, you'll have everything you need and there wouldn't be any questions needed.

I guess more specific to ask, where are you getting hung up?

On a windows machine:
Download all the files listed and get them installed
Follow the instructions (boot phone into download mode, put adb folder into c:\, rename the SuperSU folder from the zip archive to "super" for easy access, execute the cd's and then execute root.bat)
 

Chocolatetai

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Jul 3, 2016
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If you follow the guide, you'll have everything you need and there wouldn't be any questions needed.

I guess more specific to ask, where are you getting hung up?

On a windows machine:
Download all the files listed and get them installed
Follow the instructions (boot phone into download mode, put adb folder into c:\, rename the SuperSU folder from the zip archive to "super" for easy access, execute the cd's and then execute root.bat)
How would I put my phone in download mode
 

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    Caution when modifying your phone, although you can revert 99% of issues you may come across, be cautious.

    I take no credit other than compiling info and making a guide. All credit goes to http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4911585 (br3w3r, Chainfire and Princecomsy)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-galaxy-s7/how-to/g935a-root-t3410403

    Well, root has been achieved on all of the variants. All the information is spread, therefore I will compile it.
    It is confirmed working for the G935T/A/ (All firmwares so far) can anyone verify it works for Verizon?

    DOWNLOAD LINKS

    Complete Package with all needed files ( http://d-h.st/am7i - click the blue download link to avoids the ads. (Credit to billa)
    ADB Files http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
    Samsung Device Drivers http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117#none
    http://d-h.st/gsDA Modified ODIN
    http://d-h.st/lQY8 EngBootIMG
    https://download.chainfire.eu/968/SuperSU/SuperSU-v2.74-2-S7QC.zip Chainfire's SuperSU

    MAKE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR PHONE, YOU MAY NEED TO FACTORY RESET AFTER FLASHING THE ENGBOOT FILE. ( MAY BE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DISABLED SYSTEM APPS)

    1- Put your device in to download mode ( Power off--- Hold Down arrow + Home + Power button)
    2-Open the provided ODIN and where it says "AP" select and open the file "Samsung_G935x_QC_Rooted_BOOT.TAR" -- FLASH it--
    3- The phone should now reboot

    Installing SuperSU

    easiest way to put it for flashing su.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvRuzQMPLk

    1- make sure you have the adb toolkit installed( place it in the root of the "C:/" drive. Mine is "C:/adb"

    2- place the superuser folder you downloaded in to c:/adb and rename it "super" to make things easier

    3- open the command prompt. Either search for it or press windows key + r and type in "cmd"

    4- once cmd is open, navigate to the "super" folder. To do so type cd c:/ , then type cd adb and finally type cd super

    5- type in root.bat

    You should now be rooted.

    To remove the security warning, use a package disabler like titanium backup and disable SecurityLogAgent

    NOTE

    For those having lag, heat, and battery drain issues. Try doing this.

    I had those issues on PD6.

    What I did was, ODIN'd a factory PD8 file and rerooted, then I used KERNEL TOOLKIT and changed to the ONDEMAND Governor, next I increased the CPU(small cores / and large cores) to max FREQUENCY allowed and reduced the min core frequencies to the lowest setting. Be sure to apply settings on boot so they stick.

    The phone is very fast now.

    I disabled the KNOX packages and tmobile package.

    It fixed 95% of my issues, im even running xposed
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    For anyone that needs the complete firmware from Sammobile:
    http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G935T/

    I also attached the root files necessary in the zip file here.
    BUT... you also need to unrar it. Stinking forum set the zip limit to 20MB for zip files but it zips to about 23MB.
    Rar limit is 8MB but in a rar it was reduced to about 18. So... rar'ed it up, hid it in a zip. :)
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    Root for ALL S7 QC models

    wish there was a way someone can make a oneclick root method for the tmobile s7 edge because it sounds pretty hard to do this whole method with flashing adb and odin


    Here's a complete package for ALL S7 QC models with clear instructions in the ReadMe file.
    Also, made a Root.BAT mod which should disable the "Security Notice" and FOTA (test and report back).

    Big thanks to PrinceComsy, Br3w3r, and Chainfire for making it all happen.

    G930x QC
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/user/?w=settings-dev-files&flid=159117
    G950x QC
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/user/?w=settings-dev-files&flid=181928

    Enjoy!!
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    Will this work on PC8? That's the one I'm on.

    No guts, no glory. Try it and let us know. Root hasn't been out but for a couple of hours so it's hard to know for sure. Make a backup with Smart Switch and try it out! My guess is that you shouldn't have any issue.

    If anyone has disabled any of their apps, make sure you re-enable them.
    If you get stuck at the white T-Mobile screen for longer than 5 minutes then reboot back to stock recovery and factory reset. Sucks... but some of us had to do it. Afterwards, it should boot fine.

    By the way... HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
    k9tjr5.jpg
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    Wow there's a lot of issues in this thread, some of you guys need to wait.. This can potentially brick your phone.. Only if your sure.. I'm definitely gonna wait a couple weeks.. Good job on finally getting root though, I can't wait to root my phone


    99% of the issues are self inflicted.

    Main things after root:

    The build prop has to be edited to keep wifi passwords from being forgotten.
    You need to download some kind of app that will let you change the kernel governor.
    Disable securitylogagent with TB to get rid of the notification, and to make sure you don't lose root after reboot.

    Other than that, just let the phone settle and have at it.

    WHATEVER! WE HAVE ROOT!