AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the high-end hardware Samsung’s flagship device. If you are an advanced and experienced Android user having Galaxy S7 Edge and want to get much of it, like installing custom ROMs (CyanogenMod, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid), making Nandroid backups, installing third-party apps, removing bloatware and start-up programs, installing custom recovery images such as CWM or TWRP recovery, overclocking your S7 Edge etc then you’ll need to get root access over your device. In short, rooting will remove all the factory and default restrictions that are installed on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (AT&T). AndroidXDA.net is dedicated to provide the latest Android ROMs, OTA updates and rooting guides. You’ll be glad to know that root method that is compatible with the AT&T model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as well as the Android firmware built you can now easily and safely unlock.
Keep in mind that rooting an Android device is not an official operation and the root exploit and other required files which will be used during this process are provided by third party developers, NOT by Samsung or Google. So by following this guide, the warranty of your Galaxy S7 Edge will be voided but if you want to customize, optimize, personalize and power up the performance of your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
This guide can be used for the AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge devices only. Do not use this guide for any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge during or after the rooting process. Rooting and installing a custom ROM will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to take proper backup of all your existing data like installed apps, contacts, SMS, MMS, videos and data stored on the internal storage.
- The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP should be installed on your phone already.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on your AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge by navigating to Setting > Developer Options.
- The battery level of your AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge should be charged at least about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting process.
Steps to Root AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge on any Android Firmware:
Step No 1:- Download Odin flashing tool, the Rooted-Boot.tar package and SuperSU package from the above given links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Unzip the Odin tool and run it as Administrator on your PC.
Step No 3:- Connect the smartphone with PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 4:- Power off your Galaxy S7 Edge in order to boot into download mode.
Step No 5:- Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously. Release these buttons when the Warning screen pops up.
Step No 6:- Next, press Volume Up to confirm Download Mode boot.
Step No 7:- If the device is connected successfully with the PC, the “added” message will be displayed and the ID:COM field will turned yellow or blue.
Step No 8:- On Odin tool, click on the AP button, and browse for the .tar file that you have already downloaded. The Re-partition and Auto Reboot options must be unchecked.
Step No 9:- Begin the flashing process by clicking on Start button and wait for the process to be finished successfully.
Step No 10:- Now unzip the SuperSU package on your computer into a folder and rename it with “super”.
Step No 11:- Access the Android SDK folder on your PC and within that folder, open a command prompt window by pressing and holding the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
Step No 12:- In the command prompt window type these commands:
cd super root.bat
Step No 13:- This process will take some time, once the process is completed, remove the USB connection and reboot your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Done! You have successfully rooted AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now enjoy your device to customize, optimize and power up your device by completing further custom operations.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or question regarding this rooting process.