How to Root Galaxy Note 7

Note 7 Root Status: ROOTED 
  Update 4 (27th August, 2016): Root for Galaxy Note 7 variants at Sprint (N930P), Verizon (N930V) and T-Mobile (N930T) now available via Sprint’s userdebug PH3 firmware.
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  Update 3 (24th August, 2016): Official TWRP recovery now available for Galaxy Note 7 International (N930F, N930FD) and Korean (N930S, N930L and N930K) variants. Feel safe to flash them to your Galaxy Note 7. Follow the instructions below to root your Note 7 using TWRP and SuperSU zip. 
  Update 2: It seems the unofficial TWRP recovery build for Note 7 has issues at this time. If you want to avoid a possible softbrick of your Note 7, do NOT follow the rooting procedure discussed below yet. We’ll update this post once more stable version of TWRP is available for the Note 7.  
  Update: TWRP recovery is now available for Galaxy Note 7 international variants, and so is root with the SuperSU zip file. Follow the instructions below to root your Note 7. Supported models: N930F, N930FD, N930S, N930L and N930K.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a mighty powerful device. But for the power Android users among us, specifications often aren’t enough. The ability to customize the device to the core is what impress power users the most, and the Galaxy Note 7 won’t disappoint in those regards.

Thanks to the unlocked bootloader on the device, it’s easy to root Note 7 using the standard rooting methods for Samsung devices — SuperSU flash from TWRP recovery OR CF Auto root.

Root on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 variants running Qualcomm processor is doubtful

However, for the US Galaxy Note 7 variants at AT&T and Verizon, getting root access won’t happen easy. Matter fact, root may never come to the Verizon and AT&T variants of the device. Why, you might wonder? Well, this is because the Verizon and AT&T Note 7 variants will be shipping with locked bootloader (like all other smartphones on these two carriers does). So rooting these devices might take a while.

As for the T-Mobile and Sprint Galaxy Note 7 variants, it’s unclear at the moment if the devices will come with locked bootloader. We’re saying this because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shipped with locked bootloader on the said carriers, but later-on reports came in that T-Mobile requested Samsung to release bootloader unlocked variant of the S7/S7 Edge on the carriers platform.

Thankfully, the international variants of Galaxy Note 7 running on Samsung’s own Exynos processor will ship with unlocked bootloader. This will make flashing custom binaries to the device easier, and hence will allow easy root access on the device.

Two easy ways of rooting Galaxy Note 7

As said before, the bootloader unlocked Galaxy Note 7 can get root easily either by flashing the SuperSU zip or by flashing CF Auto Root kernel via Odin. Let’s discuss the two methods in detail:

Note: Make sure you backup important files (photos, videos, documents) and other important data on your Note 7 before proceeding. Rooting Note 7 requires disabling dm-verity and forced encryption, which requires a factory reset of the device.

How to Root Galaxy Note 7 using TWRP recovery and SuperSU ZIP

Download SuperSU v2.76

  1. Install TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Note 7.
  2. Boot your Note 7 into TWRP recovery:
    1. Switch off your device.
    2. Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume Up” buttons for a few seconds and as soon as you see your device’ logo on-screen, release three buttons altogether. Your device will boot into TWRP recovery.
  3. Upon booting into TWRP recovery for the first time, you’ll get a prompt to Allow system modifications, swipe right to allow it.
  4. On TWRP main menu, select WIPE » Format Data (not advanced) » type yes and proceed.
    └ This will clean wipe the entire storage on your Note 7, make sure you keep the backup of your important files safe to restore later.
  5. While in TWRP recovery, connect your Note 7 to the PC. TWRP supports MTP connection so you’ll be able transfer files to the device.
  6. Transfer the SuperSU zip file you downloaded above to your Note 7.
  7. Select Install from TWRP main menu, and flash the SuperSU zip file you transferred to the device in step above.
  8. Reboot your Note 7.

That’s it. If you followed the instructions carefully, your Note 7 should have root access upon boot. To verify, download/install any root checker app from the Play Store.

How rooting Galaxy Note 7 via CF Auto Root (CFAR) works
Note 7 CF Auto Root status: Not yet available.

CF Auto Root is a custom binary developed and maintained by renowned developer Chainfire. It’s specific to each device model number and firmware version, and can be downloaded over at autoroot.chainfire.eu website.

For instruction on rooting Samsung devices using CF Auto root, follow our detailed step-by-step guide at the link below:

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We’ll update this post once TWRP recovery or CF Auto Root is available for the Galaxy Note 7. So that you can easily root the device. Stay tuned..

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18 Comments

  1. Do you have verification that this works on the N930F? Can you show a screen shot of a rooted Note 7?

  2. Do you have verification that this works on the N930F? Can you show a screen shot of a rooted Note 7?

  3. Do you have verification that this works on the N930F? Can you show a screen shot of a rooted Note 7?

  4. Do you have verification that this works on the N930F? Can you show a screen shot of a rooted Note 7?

  5. When do you expect TWRP and CF Auto Root to be available for the Note 7? How long do they normally take to be developed? Thanks

    1. Shouldn’t take longer than 15-30 days. For popular devices like Note 7, an unofficial build of TWRP usually surfaces in a couple of weeks of global release.

    2. Hey Ben, official TWRP recovery is now available for Note 7. Check the TWRP installation page linked above.

    3. Thanks for that. I’ll wait for CF Auto Root to become available before I try this though, because according to the discussion on XDA the other method isn’t providing root yet.

  6. When do you expect TWRP and CF Auto Root to be available for the Note 7? How long do they normally take to be developed? Thanks

    1. Shouldn’t take longer than 15-30 days. For popular devices like Note 7, an unofficial build of TWRP usually surfaces in a couple of weeks of global release.

    2. Hey Ben, official TWRP recovery is now available for Note 7. Check the TWRP installation page linked above.

    3. Thanks for that. I’ll wait for CF Auto Root to become available before I try this though, because according to the discussion on XDA the other method isn’t providing root yet.

  7. When do you expect TWRP and CF Auto Root to be available for the Note 7? How long do they normally take to be developed? Thanks

  8. When do you expect TWRP and CF Auto Root to be available for the Note 7? How long do they normally take to be developed? Thanks

  9. Carlos Miguel Martinez

    I have a sprint Note 7, SM N903P; wish I had known that I would not have been able to flash the SU. COuld have saved me hours; I am a novice. Almost not worth the benefits of root.

  10. I have a sprint Note 7, SM N903P; wish I had known that I would not have been able to flash the SU. COuld have saved me hours; I am a novice. Almost not worth the benefits of root.

  11. I have a sprint Note 7, SM N903P; wish I had known that I would not have been able to flash the SU. COuld have saved me hours; I am a novice. Almost not worth the benefits of root.

  12. Carlos Miguel Martinez

    I have a sprint Note 7, SM N903P; wish I had known that I would not have been able to flash the SU. COuld have saved me hours; I am a novice. Almost not worth the benefits of root.

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