[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Root Sprint Galaxy Note 7
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Root Verizon Note 7
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Root T-Mobile Note 7
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.
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
- Install TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Note 7.
- Boot your Note 7 into TWRP recovery:
- Switch off your device.
- 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.
- Upon booting into TWRP recovery for the first time, you’ll get a prompt to Allow system modifications, swipe right to allow it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Transfer the SuperSU zip file you downloaded above to your Note 7.
- Select Install from TWRP main menu, and flash the SuperSU zip file you transferred to the device in step above.
- 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
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:
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Root Samsung devices using CF Auto Root and Odin
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..