Samsung Galaxy S7s Snapdragon variants on Nougat can now be rooted


Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are still the latest flagships from Samsung and only recently were the US variants of the flagships updated to Samsung's version of Android 7.0 Nougat. This usually means users have to wait a while before a successful rooting method is discovered for their carrier specific variant. Thanks to developers at XDA however, there's already a way to root the devices powered by the Snapdragon chip and it works across devices from all major US carriers namely Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.

XDA member Araltd created a post detailing every method scattered all over the website and put it all together in an easy to find place. The process was first tested  with the Verizon version but as mentioned works across all versions of the Snapdragon powered Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It involves flashing an engineered version of the boot image via ODIN. If you wish to proceed you will also need a PC with ADB setup.

Of course, with all things involving rooting, including the process of rooting, there's a risk involved and you should know that nobody is responsible for anything that you might do to your smartphone. This will also void your warranty, just so you know if you didn't already. Research is the key if you don't know what you're doing. Do a lot of it before going ahead.

In case you do decide to go ahead, ou will need the following files :


Once you have them, head over to the XDA thread by Araltd for the instructions.

Vivek calls himself an 'Android' person and a tech enthusiast. Rooting his Android smartphone is a must for him. He loves PCs and is a huge Superman fan.
Samsung Galaxy S7s Snapdragon variants on Nougat can now be rooted Samsung Galaxy S7s Snapdragon variants on Nougat can now be rooted Reviewed by Vivek Tiwari on 3/08/2017 02:59:00 pm
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