Galaxy Note 7 is the latest Samsung’s flagship smartphone which is already very popular among the buyers all over the world. If you have owned this high-end device then I am sure that you’ll looking to root it. Rooting will remove the default factory restrictions and will permit you to taste amazing third-party apps, custom ROMs, custom recoveries and enhanced battery performance. We have a detailed step-by-step guide on how to root Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F / FD (Exynos Variants only). In this guide, first we’ll flash a custom recovery on Galaxy Note 7 and then will install SuperSU using the custom recovery installed.
Here we will be using TWRP (TeamWinRecoveryProject) custom recovery which is a well-known custom recovery among Android community and is used to flash zip files (such as custom ROMs, Mods, superSU etc), Nandroid Backup/Restore and wiping data etc. Now go ahead and follow the given instructions.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F / FD during or after the installation of TWRP, SuperSU package in this rooting process. Proceed at your own risk.
This guide can be used for the the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F/FD (Exynos Variants). Do not try this rooting package for any other device or incorrect variant like SnapDragon variant. First, verify that you are using a Galaxy Note 7 with the Exynos variant of the processor.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your important data like SMS, MMS, Settings, Contents, Contacts and Call Logs etc before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers on your PC for your Galaxy Note 7.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Open Settings > Developer options and enable OEM Unlock
- Custom recovery like TWRP should be already installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
- The battery level of your Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F / FD should be charged at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
- Download TWRP Custom Recovery for Galaxy Note 7 (twrp-3.0.2-0-gracelte.img.tar)
- Download SuperSU Root (BETA-SuperSU-v2.77-20160827190633.zip)
- Download Odin Tool
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F / FD:
Step No 1:- First, download the TWRP recovery and SuperSU .zip package from the above given links on desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Transfer the SuperSu zip file to your phone.
Step No 3:- Run Odin.exe on your PC as an Administrator.
Step No 4:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. A warning message will be displayed on the device then press Volume up button to confirm and it will boot your device into Download Mode.
Step No 6:- Connect Galaxy Note 7 to the computer using its USB data cable. Once the device is successfully connected, connecting your device to our PC you should get a Added message in the log of Odin and you will see a blue button at the top.(as shown below)
Step No 7:- Now click on the AP button in Odin tool, locate for the TWRP .tar file which you have already downloaded. Press OK. Make sure that Re-partition and Auto Reboot are NOT ticked, only F. Reset Time should be checked.
Step No 8:- In Odin click on the Start button to begin the flashing process and wait for the process to finish. A success message will be appeared in Odin after flashing TWRP.
Steps to Flash SuperSU to Gain Root Access:
Step No 9:- Disconnect the Galaxy Note 7 from the computer and press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds in order to boot the phone into custom recovery TWRP.
Step No 10:- You will be asked to allow system modifications. Swipe right to continue.
Step No 11:- In TWRP, select Wipe option and then swipe to format data on your Galaxy Note 7.
Step No 12:- Next, install the zip file you copied by selecting Install option in TWRP, browse for the SuperSU zip file and then swipe to confirm the installation.
Step No 13:- Reboot your Galaxy Note 7 to System and then wait for it to boot up.
Done! You have successfully installed TWRP custom recovery and have rooted your Galaxy Note 7.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing TWRP and rooting your Galaxy Note 7.