** THIS IS NOT FOR THE EXYNOS VERSION OF THE S7! **
A few answers to common questions:
YES - this breaks Samsung Pay and probably Android Pay (you will NOT be able to use Samsung Pay after root)
YES - this process is reversible by several methods, one of which would be simply doing a factory reset and re-flashing the complete Nougat Android 7.0 Firmware files in Odin, More details on this below.
NO - this process does NOT trip the KNOX counter
NO - there is no TWRP or custom recovery for this method of rooting
NO - there is no XPOSED framwork for Android 7.0 currently (as of today's date)
YES - There is a Android 7.0 custom rom! Thanks to @jrkruse https://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...t/rom-t3572739
Many thanks to the people who released the files! I am only posting the file's in a single easy to find post along with my experience and instructions which may or may not work for you! these instructions may or may not be right. these instruction may or may not be missing crucial steps. USE AND PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK! No one is responsible if you damage your device. CERTAINLY NOT ME!
PLEASE GIVE THANKS WHERE ITS DESERVED! Thank you
MANY THANKS TO
[SIZE=5 @jrkruse for his awesome job for making a custom flashable Android 7.0 Nougat ROM https://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...t/rom-t3572739[/SIZE]
@Chainfire for creating SuperSU and other great android utilities.
I'm sure there are many others, but I don't know who all created what, so I'm only listing those who I know - if I messed this up, I'm sorry in advance.
ENG (AP) files for S7 and S7E (from this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...8&postcount=28 )
(This is the ENGINEER boot kernel boot.tar file you'll be flashing in the special modified Odin software from your PC)
SuperSU 2.79 root.bat file (from this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...7&postcount=50 )
(This is the command prompt script you'll execute from a CMD prompt from a windows PC that installs the needed files for root access like SuperSU)
**Alternative** Many thanks to active contributor of this thread @Quickvic30 for the info in post #688
Who offer's another root.bat alternative which gave him better performance. Please check out that post for the file, and click the thanks button.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Results for rooting vary on each and every device. Lag, Performance, Heat - These things vary from device to device. YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!
** You will use either the originally posted SuperSU 2.79 root.bat, or the ALTERNATE version posted by Quickvic30 - DO NOT USE BOTH - CHOOSE ONE METHOD OR THE OTHER ** OR TRY EACH INDIVIDUALLY AND SEE WHICH GIVES YOU ACCEPTABLE RESULTS **
VoLTE VMM - IMservice hurricane icon fix thanks to jrkruse post #453
Sorry about all the VOLTE Icon problems
If your having FC issues your going to have to copy the original imsservice folder with imsservice.apk and oat folder to system/priv-app before you can flash this fix
This new zip should fix fc problems as no apk is replaced no more just the icons are replaced inside the apk
Volte Icon Fix Is now one zip for all S7 Variants. No more flashing wrong zip and getting FC. The zip only replaces Icons in imsservice apk. This zip will work on odex or deodex roms
YOU MUST MOUNT SYSTEM IN FLASHFIRE WHEN FLASHING!!!
You will need to download and use only the PrinceComsy modified Odin which I got from https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24591023225177749
Kernel Adiutor can be downloaded from Play Store
Original stock firmware files can be found on these sites or searching XDA
** Edit: More information about returning to STOCK below on this first post **
I'm not sure if you need the ADB files installed system wide or not? But you can also download and install the 15 minute ADB drivers. (use google or search XDA)
AGAIN: I did this to my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on T-mobile G935T RUNNING ANDROID 7.0 NOUGAT I believe this will work with other USA released carrier variants using Qualcomm chipset (T-mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint)... BUT YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
EDIT: MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON ANDROID 7.0 NOUGAT - OBVIOUSLY. (Baseband Version: G935TUVU4BQB1 in the case of a G935T S7 Edge)
This process did NOT cause any data or application loss for me. I did this procedure from an OTA upgrade to N from MM.
Obviously, Download all needed files in advance and unzip accordingly.
Put your phone in download mode (Volume Down, Home and Power) then click home again to continue to download mode
Launch the modified ODIN on your PC
Unzip ENG BOOT file and get the boot.tar for your device (in my case it was the S7edge_qualcomm.tar was the file I needed for the S7 Edge) DO NOT UNZIP THE TAR FILE.
Put that .tar file in AP section of ODIN
Connect your phone, you should see a lighted COM port selected in ODIN meaning your good to go.
CLICK START in Odin. You Phone will flash the file quickly and restart.
Let it boot up fully and wait until you can unlock the phone (go to desktop of the phone)
Now open a CMD prompt on the computer and navigate to where you downloaded and unzipped the SuperSU 2.79 earlier
in the CMD prompt type root.bat this will push the required files to the phone and it will be rooted when its completed.
After a few minutes your phone will restart, and you will have SuperSU and root access on Android 7.0 Nougat.
This is how I rooted my SM-G935T Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 7.0 Nougat. Yes this is a bootloader locked T-mobile branded device.
Please feel free to add or correct anything here in the posts below!
EDIT: You'll want to install Kernel Auditor from the Play store, grant it supersu permission, and set both cpu govenors to ONDEMAND and set apply on boot. (core 1&2 default to performance and core 3&4 default to interactive - set both to ondemand and apply on boot)
EDIT2: You may want to experiment with the CPU governors in Kernel Adiutor (that's actually the correct spelling according to the author). It's been suggested CONSERVATIVE will give you better battery life than ONDEMAND. So you'll want to try the available options and see which results in acceptable balance of performance and battery life for you.
GOOD LUCK! AND THANK YOU!
I HOPE THIS HELPS PEOPLE GET ROOT ON THEIR USA QUALCOMM DEVICES
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT THIS INFORMATION TO YOU.
Returning to STOCK Android 7.0 Nougat
You will need to have Odin installed (same modified Odin linked above should work fine)
You can download stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware from
For the T-mobile S7 Edge G935T ONLY
Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Q...gzejk5ZGM/view
From thread (thanks to it's OP): https://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...-edge-t3558242
Thanks to @Krog18 for linking to Verizon firmware files in post https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=359
G930V QA2 Stock fw: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=529152257862709174
G935V QA2 Stock fw: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=817550096634752305
Thanks to @Quickvic30 for linking to the AT&T firmware files in post https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=608
G935A QA6 https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120713605
When you extract the .zip file for your device, you have 2 options for the CSC section. One file will erase all existing data and apps, reverting your phone to a like new state. The other will preserve your currently installed apps and data.
CSC_TMB_G935TTMB4BQB1_CL10376601_QB12449118_REV02_ user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar USING THIS FILE WILL ERASE ALL EXISTING DATA ON THE DEVICE
HOME_CSC_TMB_G935TTMB4BQB1_CL10376601_QB12449118_REV02_use r_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar USING THIS FILE WILL PRESERVE (*NOT ERASE) ANY EXISTING DATA FROM THE DEVICE
Obviously you can only choose 1 of the CSC files. Using the HOME_CSC keeps your existing data, and the other CSC formats your phone.
Thanks to @billa (https://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=293193) for taking taking the time to put these tips together for everyone.
Slightly edited by me
Note (and suggestions)
Before and after rooting wipe the cache.
For tweak settings to stick, must reboot multiple times.
Security Updates OFF
Settings > Lock Screen > Security > Other Security > Security Policy Updates > OFF and Wi-Fi only
Disable (things to disable after root - Use Titanium Backup or Package Disabler Pro for Samsung, both available from the Play Store - Worth the price to buy!)
Samsung DM Phone Interface
Samsung DM Service
After Eng-Boot (root is complete)
Install Kernel Auditor, and set both CPU govenors to "OnDemand" and set apply on boot.
Set cores 1&2/3&4 to "OnDemand" and apply on boot.
EDIT: Experiment with governor settings until a balance of power and performance is reached. Kernel Adiutor is available from the Play Store
GovTuner - set to interactive and performance
Set ro.config.tima to 0 in build.prop
WiFi passwords fix
Set ro.securestorage.support to false in build.prop
VOLTE/RCS icons OFF
Copy the imsservice.apk from the root zip to
and set permissions to -rw-r--r--
Use SQLite editor and add MobileData to a string in settings.db
Install busybox to /system/xbin instead of /su/xbin
Sprint LTE fix
In Build.Prop change the following:
ro.cdma.default_numeric=310000 to 310120
ro.cdma.default_alpha=Chameleon to Sprint
ro.build.characteristics=Chameleon to Sprint
Go into settings
Click Wi-Fi Calling
Click Cellular Network Preferred
Go back two times and click on Mobile networks
Select Network mode and select 3G/2G (auto connect)
Restart your phone and call 611 just to make sure the call goes through
Hangup and go back to Network mode and switch back to LTE mode
I will continue to update this first page with relevant links, details and information in an attempt to keep the information easier to find for everyone.
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