Ever read up on changing the boot animation of your Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone and thought you might have to install a new ROM to make it happen? It’s a common contingency in the Android world and one we wish we could help fix. The reality is you can tweak your boot animation without ROMs, as well as without going to any real effort. Once you root the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone, all you need to do is download the Boot Animations app and check out the list of 300 boot animations to choose. The Boot Animations app is made by J. Rummy — the same guy who brings us the ROM Toolbox.
In order to install the Boot Animations app, you need to head over to the JRummy Apps websites and download it from the menu. You might not find this one available from the Google Play Store or any other third-party app vendor.
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.
These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E7009 smartphone running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool, the Odin flashing tool and a Windows computer.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root for the SM-E7009 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat from here.
- The CF-Auto-Root tool does trip Knox if you are using a Knox-enabled smartphone. Check with your mobile network provider if they will allow you to root the device or not.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E7009 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the SM-E7009 smartphone so it can then connect to the computer and use the flashing tool we are about to run.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop of the computer to get the rooting exploit you need to flash and the Odin application.
- Right-click on the Odin app once it’s on the desktop and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make any changes from the button you can see from the Odin application. All the default settings the same way.
- Long-press the Power button and wait until the Samsung Galaxy E7 is off completely.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone in download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Give it a few seconds to detect your device and then look at the Odin application for a blue or a yellow ID: COM port color. No color from your ID: COM port suggests that the drivers are not working and you’ll need to download the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application once your device is detected and browse the desktop for the rooting file ending with tar.md5 for your Galaxy E7 SM-E7009 device.
- Click the Start button when you are ready to root the device.
- Wait some minutes for the pass message inside a green box, signifying that your device is now rooted.
- Turn your attention over to the Galaxy E7’s display and check for when it says the smartphone is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and then is going to reboot in 10 seconds. It’s at this stage that your E7 will automatically reboot to the recovery mode, programmed that way by Chainfire. It will apply the finishing touches to your rooting method.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E7009 running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update by using Chainfire’s easy one click rooting method. Any Galaxy E7 that did not boot into recovery mode at the end will need to be booted into recovery after the flashing finishes before it is rooted. You can do that by using the hardware buttons manually if your device refuses to boot to recovery automatically.