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By Mastajeff, Senior Member on 3rd July 2016, 11:09 PM
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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-...-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/show....php?t=2588979
Samsung Device Drivers http://developer.samsung.com/technic...000000117#none
http://d-h.st/gsDA Modified ODIN
http://d-h.st/lQY8 EngBootIMG
https://download.chainfire.eu/968/Su....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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3rd July 2016, 11:53 PM |#2  
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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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File Type: zip root935T.zip - [Click for QR Code] (17.91 MB, 5372 views)
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Will this work on PC8? That's the one I'm on.
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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!!!
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Originally Posted by Binary100100

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.
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I'm all in. Thanks. Will go for it.

May the root be with you.
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Does it work on tmo S7 edge on PD7?

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4th July 2016, 12:35 AM |#8  
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Do I need a laptop for this. I'm so sorry about my super noobish question. Don't kill me
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Does it work on tmo S7 edge on PD7?

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It's been confirmed to work.

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Do I need a laptop for this. I'm so sorry about my super noobish question. Don't kill me

A Windows machine with administrative rights to install device drivers are required.
4th July 2016, 12:42 AM |#10  
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Thankyou for your nice reply. I guess I have to wait till my brother gets home
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whats the weird icon in the status bar and anybody found lag after they flash the boot file?
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