How to Root Verizon S7 and S7 Edge with Engineering Bootloader

The US variants of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with Qualcomm processor on-board were designed to not be played with, however, thanks to a recent leak of engineering bootloader for these devices, root is now possible on both the variants.

Usually, Verizon and AT&T are the most painful of all when it comes to rooting Android devices. This is because both the carriers ship Android devices with locked bootloaders. And unfortunately, the T-Mobile and Sprint users had to face this trouble as well this year as the Galaxy S7 was surprisingly bootloader locked for T-Mobile and Sprint variants as well.

Anyway, now that we have engineering bootloader for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Rooting any of the US carrier variants of S7 is a piece of cake. Just grab the files provided in the downloads section below and follow-on with the rooting procedure to root your Verizon S7 and S7 Edge.


How to Root Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

  1. Download the engineering bootloader for your S7 or S7 edge and the special version of Odin for engineering bootloader from the downloads section above.
  2. Flash the Engineering bootloader to your S7/S7 Edge:
    1. Boot your device into Download mode:
      1. Switch off your device.
      2. Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume down” buttons for a few seconds until you see a warning screen.
      3. Press Volume Up on the warning screen to accept it and boot into Download mode.
    2. Once your device is in download mode, connect it to the PC with a USB cable. The Odin window on PC should detect the device and show an“Added!!” message.
    3. Now click on the AP tab on Odin window and select the engineering bootloader .tar file that you downloaded for your device.
      └ Note: DON’T play with any other options on the screen. You’re only required to connect your device and select the engineering bootloader .tar file in the PA tab.
    4. Click the Start button on Odin and wait for it to finish the process. Once it has finished successfully, you’ll see a pass message on the Odin screen.
    5. Your device will automatically reboot when Odin is done flashing. You can then disconnect your device.
  3. Install SuperSU for S7QC (QualComm) devices:
    1. Download the SuperSU S7QC .zip from the downloads section above, and unzip it on your PC.
    2. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
    3. Enable Developer options and USB debugging on your device.
    4. Connect your Verizon S7 or S7 Edge to the PC with a USB cable and run/execute root.bat file from the files you extracted from SuperSU zip.

That’s all. If you followed the instructions carefully, your Verizon S7 or S7 Edge should get have root access by now. To verify, download/install any ‘root checker’ app from the Play Store.

Happy Androiding!

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