Verizon S7 / S7 Edge [Root Guide] SM-G930V SM-G935V [NO KNOX TRIP]

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melona380

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Hi, I am compiling this guide for rooting the verizon variant. I also hope to fill in some gaps in the other guides.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY CAUSE OR ENCOUNTER
I did not develop this, I'm only telling you how to do it.
Verizon S7 / S7 Edge [Root Guide] SM-G930V SM-G935V


This worked for me on the June Security patch!

Needed tools:


  1. Mod edit: DevHost links removed
  2. SUPER SU (Note Use this one, Play store varient may cause issues)

**THIS WILL NOT FACTORY RESET THE PHONE... BUT BACKUP JUST INCASE**


Flashing the ENG BOOT:
  1. Open Odin
  2. Put S7 in Download Mode(shut of phone then; hold: power, home, volume down; Then press volume up to enter downlod mode)
  3. In Odin click the AP button and select the TAR: SM-G930 ENG BOOT Or SM-G935 ENG BOOT
  4. check the AP check box
  5. Flash the AP TAR


**THIS TOOK ONLY 5 SECONDS TO FLASH FOR ME THEN IT REBOOTED**


INSTALLING ROOT ACCESS:
  1. Unzip the SuperSU zip file into a folder(For me C:\rootS7 )
  2. Next download & unzip the tools.zip attached this is just the adb tools(Took me forever to find just these :p )
  3. Move adb.exe and both DLL in tools.zip into your folder... ie C:\rootS7
  4. Enable USB Debugging in developer options on Phone.
  5. Connect phone and double click root.bat in your folder.
  6. Once finished your phone will reboot

Congrats you have ROOT!!!
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Troubleshooting:
Wifi Password lost on reboot:​
  1. Open /system/build.prop
  2. Change ro.securestorage.support to false
  3. reboot

Odin won't Flash right:​
  1. Check that you are in download mode
  2. If you are Factory reset then try again.

Phone is running hot:​

I have not found an official solution: But you can try coolify or cpuset
 

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Argyrus

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There are also some things that you can include to fix some of the bugs.
I redid my current post to reflect some new information.
If you download some type of CPU or Kernel editor you can fix the slow/lag of the phone.

Thanks 2swizzle for mentioning this.
If you want to fix the lag/slowness download any CPU or Kernel Editor or changer.
This one works fine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor&hl=en
To fix the lag
  1. Open up the APP
  2. Go into the CPU settings
  3. Set CPU Governor to ondemand
  4. Apply on boot (You don't have to.)
You will notice that the phone runs fast as ever.
 

thekojac

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Apr 8, 2016
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Just did this myself. Root works fine, and I even got Xposed installed using FlashFire.

A few bugs, though:
1. The WiFi one (easily fixed)
2. A weird VoLTE icon in the status bar
3. Phone shows "Searching for Service" for a few minutes after reboot, even though service is already acquired and working while it's displaying this
4. And the biggest one: CPU governor is set to performance by default, which oddly enough causes the phone to lag like crazy and heat up to ridiculous temps. This is fixed by setting the CPU governor in Kernel Auditor, but still pretty annoying. Hopefully this can be more permanently fixed at some point.

Other than those few things, though, it's working well!
 

zachchen1996

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Just did this myself. Root works fine, and I even got Xposed installed using FlashFire.

A few bugs, though:
1. The WiFi one (easily fixed)
2. A weird VoLTE icon in the status bar
3. Phone shows "Searching for Service" for a few minutes after reboot, even though service is already acquired and working while it's displaying this
4. And the biggest one: CPU governor is set to performance by default, which oddly enough causes the phone to lag like crazy and heat up to ridiculous temps. This is fixed by setting the CPU governor in Kernel Auditor, but still pretty annoying. Hopefully this can be more permanently fixed at some point.

Other than those few things, though, it's working well!

Sorry for the newbish question, but could you give me a step by step of how you installed xposed with flashfire? xD
 

Outbreak444

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Dec 16, 2013
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This is great news, now all we need to do is get a way to enable samsung pay to still work while rooted.

Thanks to those who put a lot of time into finding a root method!
 

melona380

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Jun 27, 2014
51
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Lincoln
Will this process work on the Tracfone G930VL variant? I've heard that it's a variant of the Verizon model, but I'm not sure if the exact same process will work here.

@Linooneguy In a perfect World Yes... Since the bootloader is locked it is nearly impossible to hard brick. Thus Give it a shot, worst comes to worst Factory reset. Good Luck:good:

BE SURE TO BACKUP
 

thekojac

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Apr 8, 2016
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Sorry for the newbish question, but could you give me a step by step of how you installed xposed with flashfire? xD

What I did:

1. Install Xposed APK
2. Flashed the following xposed framework with flashfire using the default settings.
3. Done

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24572330218881466

I found a link to that particular xposed version in another thread and it worked perfectly for me. Knox is still good and everything.
 
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I followed the steps and ended up getting a pop-up that wants me to restart because of a security issue says dm-verity verification failed error in recovery, any work around i tried re-downloading and reflashing three times
 
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Charbo

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I followed the steps and ended up getting a pop-up that wants me to restart because of a security issue says dm-verity verification failed error in recovery, any work around i tried re-downloading and reflashing three times
Disable SecurityLogAgent to get rid of the warning. I also have a bug, I cannot seem to change from charging when connecting the usb to my computer. It was working fine before root, and I have tried starting completly over by flashing the original Verizon files in odin before rooting.
 
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markwebb

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Glad to see root established though I like having Samsung Pay. Not sure I want to part with it just yet. :) Also, am I to understand one has to re-root upon every reboot?
 
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Disable SecurityLogAgent to get rid of the warning. I also have a bug, I cannot seem to change from charging when connecting the usb to my computer. It was working fine before root, and I have tried starting completly over by flashing the original Verizon files in odin before rooting.
How do you disable it, I couldn't find it in settings and when I found it in the application manager disable is greyed out
 

Syn Ack

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Anyone get past the "Searching for Service" issue?

I have to make a phone call to activate my phone after every reboot. Data always works but phone/sms doesn't.
 
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    Hi, I am compiling this guide for rooting the verizon variant. I also hope to fill in some gaps in the other guides.
    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY CAUSE OR ENCOUNTER
    I did not develop this, I'm only telling you how to do it.
    Verizon S7 / S7 Edge [Root Guide] SM-G930V SM-G935V


    This worked for me on the June Security patch!

    Needed tools:


    1. Mod edit: DevHost links removed
    2. SUPER SU (Note Use this one, Play store varient may cause issues)

    **THIS WILL NOT FACTORY RESET THE PHONE... BUT BACKUP JUST INCASE**


    Flashing the ENG BOOT:
    1. Open Odin
    2. Put S7 in Download Mode(shut of phone then; hold: power, home, volume down; Then press volume up to enter downlod mode)
    3. In Odin click the AP button and select the TAR: SM-G930 ENG BOOT Or SM-G935 ENG BOOT
    4. check the AP check box
    5. Flash the AP TAR


    **THIS TOOK ONLY 5 SECONDS TO FLASH FOR ME THEN IT REBOOTED**


    INSTALLING ROOT ACCESS:
    1. Unzip the SuperSU zip file into a folder(For me C:\rootS7 )
    2. Next download & unzip the tools.zip attached this is just the adb tools(Took me forever to find just these :p )
    3. Move adb.exe and both DLL in tools.zip into your folder... ie C:\rootS7
    4. Enable USB Debugging in developer options on Phone.
    5. Connect phone and double click root.bat in your folder.
    6. Once finished your phone will reboot

    Congrats you have ROOT!!!
    Screenshot_20160703_233826.png

    Screenshot_20160704_144919.png

    Screenshot_20160704_144959.png

    Screenshot_20160704_145010.png



    Troubleshooting:
    Wifi Password lost on reboot:​
    1. Open /system/build.prop
    2. Change ro.securestorage.support to false
    3. reboot

    Odin won't Flash right:​
    1. Check that you are in download mode
    2. If you are Factory reset then try again.

    Phone is running hot:​

    I have not found an official solution: But you can try coolify or cpuset
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    Just did this myself. Root works fine, and I even got Xposed installed using FlashFire.

    A few bugs, though:
    1. The WiFi one (easily fixed)
    2. A weird VoLTE icon in the status bar
    3. Phone shows "Searching for Service" for a few minutes after reboot, even though service is already acquired and working while it's displaying this
    4. And the biggest one: CPU governor is set to performance by default, which oddly enough causes the phone to lag like crazy and heat up to ridiculous temps. This is fixed by setting the CPU governor in Kernel Auditor, but still pretty annoying. Hopefully this can be more permanently fixed at some point.

    Other than those few things, though, it's working well!
    4
    There are also some things that you can include to fix some of the bugs.
    I redid my current post to reflect some new information.
    If you download some type of CPU or Kernel editor you can fix the slow/lag of the phone.

    Thanks 2swizzle for mentioning this.
    If you want to fix the lag/slowness download any CPU or Kernel Editor or changer.
    This one works fine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor&hl=en
    To fix the lag
    1. Open up the APP
    2. Go into the CPU settings
    3. Set CPU Governor to ondemand
    4. Apply on boot (You don't have to.)
    You will notice that the phone runs fast as ever.
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    Setting the CPU governor to ondemand should fix both the lag and heat of the phone.
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    I have that problem too, and I also cant send sms properly.

    Figured it out. I wiped/flashed stock firmware PE1 and then went through setup. Then went through the full root process and it finds Verizon just fine after each reboot. That was about to be a super annoying problem to have.

    ---------- Post added at 02:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:01 PM ----------

    I've come across another annoyance. Apps take FOREVER to install.