[ROOT] based off of Super leaky brother sprint method

goonygugle

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**Sorry for the crude guide, If someone would like to rewrite it and make it more beginner friendly that would be great**

I will explain how i achieved root on my AT&T note 7 , This is based off of Super leaky brothers Sprint method found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/sprint-note-7/how-to/root-super-leaky-bros-sprint-galaxy-t3447202

files needed , Im assuming you already have samsung drivers and adb installed

1. Sprint engineering rom https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732236681
2. Modified Odin (this is version I used , im sure others work fine)http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/tools/ODIN/ODIN-modified.zip
3. ATT stock rom https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686679545610574
4. Sun7 files https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732236679

process
1. Unlock developer mode , turn oem unlock and usb debugging on
2. Put Phone is download mode
3. Flash Sprint engineering rom
4. Once flash is complete and the phone reboots put it back in download mode before it boots (if not you will be waiting a while)
5. Flash all the files From the stock ATT rom except the sytem file , leave out the ap file
6. After second flash is complete wait for the phone to boot , it will take 20-30 minutes and may just sit at the samsung screen the entire time, .be patient
7. After boot is complete skip through all the setup process and enable developer mode and make sure usb debugging is on

Copied from freezas post

8: Open a command prompt where your ADB executable and sun7 folder are.
9: Verify standard root access by typing "adb shell" then "su" If successful, type "exit" twice to get back to the command prompt.
10: Push the sun7 folder to your phone by typing "adb push sun7 /data/local/tmp/su"
11: Change permissions of contents in su to 777 by typing "adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/su/*"
12: Launch adb shell by typing "adb shell"
13: Change directory to su by typing "cd data" "cd local" "cd tmp" "cd su"
14: Gain standard root privileges by typing "su"
15: Execute the SU script by typing "./root.sh"
You should now be rooted , Everything I use appears to function as it should , I dont use samsung or android pay so i dont know about those

***none of this is my work , this was just me messing around with the work of others so if you use this then head over to there threads and give them a like or a donation and As always this is do at your own risk, Its your phone and not mine and im not responsible for it.

Im pretty sure this same method could be done with all u.s. models and there stock roms but I dont have those devices to test
 
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goonygugle

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Awesome, thanks for putting this together! So technically, this should work for all variants correct?
yeah it should , I would download the stock rom for the variant your using and use them files after the Sprint rom flash and leave out the ap file, but if you used my exact method it would also work but you may lack your carrier features. but as always do at your own risk
 

goonygugle

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Nice! I just read up on the type of rom it is (pre-carrier release) how is the performance and battery life so far? Any over heating or lag?
Smooth so far , I cant really comment on the battery life as of right now because it been plugged in while i have been working on it , ill report back if any issues arise
 

MrBaltazar

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Smooth so far , I cant really comment on the battery life as of right now because it been plugged in while i have been working on it , ill report back if any issues arise
Sweet. Thanks for your efforts. Basically use the Sprint method but reflash the BL CP and CSC from your carrier's firmware. Easy enough!
 

goonygugle

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Sweet. Thanks for your efforts. Basically use the Sprint method but reflash the BL CP and CSC from your carrier's firmware. Easy enough!
That's pretty much it, if you have the home csc file you can also maintain all your apps and settings, I don't recommend that but I was able to do it
 

mhill1986

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I want to know about this too. The root on the S7/S7 Edge was laggy as hell, I couldn't use it even after some workaround fixes.
I'm using this root on Sprint, and it is WAAAY better than the s7 root. No lag for me and from what I can tell, no battery or heat problems. After installing all my apps, I decided to do a quick Antutu test, and I got great results. YMMV...:silly:

Only thing I'd be concerned about is possibly losing VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. Not sure, but it seems like you'd be lucky to get those going.
 

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MrBaltazar

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I'm using this root on Sprint, and it is WAAAY better than the s7 root. No lag for me and from what I can tell, no battery or heat problems. After installing all my apps, I decided to do a quick Antutu test, and I got great results. YMMV...:silly:

Only thing I'd be concerned about is possibly losing VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. Not sure, but it seems like you'd be lucky to get those going.
Maybe you should try flashing the CP, BL, and CSC from an official Sprint rom? That might restore Volte and wifi calling for you? Also, thanks for giving feedback on the root!
 

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Maybe you should try flashing the CP, BL, and CSC from an official Sprint rom? That might restore Volte and wifi calling for you? Also, thanks for giving feedback on the root!
It is tough to say because the Sprint release firmware didn't even have Wi-Fi calling as an option (Sprint just flat out doesn't have VoLTE)...anyway, I won't clog up the att forum with a bunch of Sprint talk. Wish you all the best.
 

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Stupid question guys, but:

1. Are we able to use Samsung Pay with this non-Knox tripping root method, while Rooted?

2. I assume we won't be able to keep root in the future, when Samsung releases new firmware and patches this exploit? Or does EngBoot mean we can always flash the latest system.img?

3. With this exploit in place, would you guys still consider buying the International models without warranty, but with better dev support? Thanks!
 

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Stupid question guys, but:

1. Are we able to use Samsung Pay with this non-Knox tripping root method, while Rooted?

2. I assume we won't be able to keep root in the future, when Samsung releases new firmware and patches this exploit? Or does EngBoot mean we can always flash the latest system.img?

3. With this exploit in place, would you guys still consider buying the International models without warranty, but with better dev support? Thanks!
Read the OP here. It answers all of your questions.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sprint-note-7/how-to/root-super-leaky-bros-sprint-galaxy-t3447202