Samsung Galaxy S7 Latest News & Update: Flagships With Android Nougat Can Now Be Rooted


The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are starting to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, a move that should help address bugs and improve the flagships never-ending issues. Performance and security issues are expected to top the list of improvements though techies may have a thing or two better with a rooted device.

With some Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users already running on Android 7.0 Nougat, it didn’t take long for some techies to root the device. Some users over XDA Developers have done the trick where the requirements needed include a PC with ADB and Samsung’s ODIN flashing suite, Android Headlines reported.

Folks who are techie enough to embark on rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will need to set up ADB and ODIN first. This is perhaps the hardest part of the process though it gets easier from there. Once done, transferring the files to the phone is next. Set the device to download mode and then crack ODIN open. If set up right, ODIN should register the phone and flash the correct TAR file. After flashing, boot the phone and unlock it. If these sound too broad, a step-by-step rundown can be found at the XDA forums.

Aside from the rooting process, Samsung Galaxy S7 owners can get some added help from Chainfire’s SuperSU app. This will guide users in terms of managing permissions, doing away with the need to download another app from the Play Store.

From there, Samsung Galaxy S7 owners can do as they please to try and come up with an optimal way to make their device run. For the ones doing this for the first time, it may be best to backup your phone data first. Also, an app called Kernel Adiutor is recommended by XDA user Araltd for folks who want to tweak and fine-tune internal parts of the smartphone. Among the potential improvements that can be done include improved performance and longer battery life.

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