If you are an aspiring writer and want to own something within the ball park of Tech Chomps one day with half a million monthly views, you might be interested in rooting your Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone and then running the Servers Ultimate Pro application. The Servers Ultimate Pro app is similar to the popular KSWEB app, but it comes with more features — the main one being that you can run up to 60 types of servers directly from your smartphone. It’s an app that we wouldn’t recommend attempting to run unless your phone’s hardware can handle it, but that is also something we have come to expect from the performance of the best device out of the Samsung E series range.
The Servers Ultimate Pro application is available to install without root access, but to get the most out of the app and use all the features, you will need to root the Samsung Galaxy E7. Some of those features root access will open the doors to include VNC, VPN and Port Forwarders.
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-E7000 device running Android 4.4.4 from here.
- Flashing the CF-Auto-Root package on the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone will trip the Knox security if your device is Knox enabled. You can check with your mobile service provider whether that means your warranty is void. Some service providers will allow you to root a device.
Rooting Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E7000 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy E7 handset, so you can connect to the computer and use the flashing tool to root your device.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer to find two files inside: the Odin tool and the rooting exploit.
- Choose to run the Odin application as ad administrator by right-clicking the mouse on the file and then choosing that option from the list.
- Do not make any modification to the Odin default settings when the application opens on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E700 device to download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for around 10 seconds to give the drivers a chance to start working and then check for a blue or yellow ID: COM port from the Odin application on the computer. No blue or yellow light coming from your port box says that your device is not connected properly because the drivers are not up to date. Installing the universal Windows ADB driver if that happens to you.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the rooting file that popped out after you extracted the file in the beginning of the guide.
- Click the Start button and then wait for a few minutes until you get a green pass box showing up in the Odin application on the computer.
- Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone and check for when it says your device is restoring the stock recovery,cleaning up and then about to reboot in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone will now reboot into recovery mode because it’s programmed that way by the CF-Auto-Root exploits developer. The rooting will now complete within the recovery mode and your device is ready to use with root access when it’s done.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone with the SM-E700 model number running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update. Any device that did not make it to recovery mode will not be rooted. You can fix that problem by booting the Galaxy E7 to recovery mode using the hardware button combination for that mode after you get the green pass box on the Odin application.