Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos SM-G930 Oreo 8.0 using TWRP (All Variants)

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pair well performed in that year, they are still outstanding phones with 4 GB RAM and Exynos 8890 Octa-Core processor. But, again, it is a 3-year-old device, You can notice some sudden lag and Battery drain issues, due to unnecessary background Bloatware apps. We can Improve the performance of your device by removing and Hibernate those apps. If you are a regular user, you can still use this device without root, until you face issues daily. So, you know, you need Root, you can use below steps to achieve on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos SM-G930 device.
Samsung S7 with Bottle Plants

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos?

You should know what you are doing. Samsung is releasing regular patch updates. But there is no sign of Pie 9.0 Update. So, If you are worried about future updates, and need Extra performance in your device, you can perform root. There are plenty of Custom ROMs available that are work well with Samsung Galaxy S7. You can enhance the performance 30-50% If you root and remove bloatware and hibernate apps. If you use lite weight Custom ROM, you can improve the performance by 60-80%.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos? ( SM-G930F, SM-G930K, SM-G930L, SM-G930S, SM-G930W8 )

Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any separate 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. 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 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;

  • 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).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • 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.

  • 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 (SM-G930F, SM-G930W8 (Canada))

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung S7 Download Mode


  • 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.

Samsung S7 Download Mode Warning Screen


  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 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!!!

ODIN Added Message


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 reasonable 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.

Odin 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 Exynos SM-G930. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos SM-G930 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.

What More?

Samsung Galaxy S7 model working great with Last software updates, and also Samsung maintaining regular Security patch updates from their side. So, If you know about rooting you can 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.

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8 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos SM-G930 Oreo 8.0 using TWRP (All Variants)

  1. Hi. Can you please tell if it’s necessary to install no verity opt encrypt before installing Magisk. There seems to be some ambiguity regarding this in most of the guides present on the internet.

  2. Hey, thanks for this clear explanation. Can you confirm that the phone’s data will NOT be wiped using this method? I only need to root my phone to attempt WhatsApp deleted message recovery, so I don’t want to wipe anything during the process. Thanks.

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