Notice, Beginning this root method is For Exynos processor devices not for Snapdragon variants. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices still receiving regular 30-60 Days interval security patch updates. But there are no signals from Samsung for Major One UI Pie 9.0 Update. So, If you are a basic user who uses your mobile just for messaging and some basic apps, you may not need root. But, Even if you use it for basic apps, you can notice, If you receive some bulk messages, the mobile will hang for some time, or sometimes even for 80-100 chat messages. So, During that time you may face a lot of difficulties, you have to restart your mobile. If you root you can surely expect some Performance Improvements.
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Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?
Yep, you have Good 4 GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 Processor, Samsung also releasing some regular patch updates. But if you face any lag, you should use Root and remove some Bloatware. But, If you are a Regular user you can use this mobile without root for some more time. But you may not get One UI Update. If you rooted, you can use Mod One UI Update for your device.
How to root Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? (International, Canada, Korea)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos SM-G935 comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that the other smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.
TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.
With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.
Things to check out for;
Check your device model number.
- Select TWRP Based on the mobile model number.
Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%
Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage).
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN in your PC.
- Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
Download and save the TWRP File. Please select correct model number TWRP file.
- International Variants and Canada (SM-G935F, SM-G935FD, SM-G935X, SM-G935W8)
- Korea (SM-G935K, SM-G935L, SM-G935S)
Flash TWRP using ODIN
- Restart the device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Home+ Power buttons at the same time for some time.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile to the computer via USB cable.
Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!
However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is good and reconnect the device.
After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and tick the Auto Reboot.
Click on “Start”
Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.
Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.
Install Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge using TWRP
- Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up+ Home +Power Button.
- Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
- Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
- Select Magisk.Zip.
- After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge model is a good phone still now, But considering Major updates, there is no Yes From Samsung. If you use Lite weight Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement. So, If you have little knowledge in tech, I advise you to Root and uninstall some unwanted apps. You can also flash some Custom ROMs. If you flash Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage. If you accidentally bricked your device, you can recover your device by flashing S7 edge Stock firmware.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.