People want to root the Samsung Galaxy E7 so they can start installing more apps from the Google Play Store. There are heaps of awesome apps from the Google Play Store which do not work with the restrictions Google has in place on the devices when they arrive out of the box. Google claims to do this to boost your devices security.
However, by adding extra security, you are also taking away the ability we could have had with installing better apps. As long as you know how to avoid malware on the Google Play Store and only download apps you know are genuine, you can root your device with confidence that everything well work out well.
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.
The Files You Need
- Download the file for your model number: SM-E700M, SM-E7000, SM-E700H, SM-E700F, SM-E7009.
- Download the latest version of the Odin flashing tool to flash that rooting file on your device.
- The following guide does void the warranty on your device if it’s still under warranty. Devices with Samsung Knox security do not get the warranty back by unrooting the device.
- You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide. You cannot use the flashing tool for any other operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy E7 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Download the rooting package from the files section above and choose the right file for your model number. You can find your model number by navigating to the Menu > Settings > About Device > look at your model number.
- Once you download the rooting file on the computer, move it to the desktop.
- Right-click over that file and select the option for “extract here”.
- Follow the same steps only this time for the Odin file.
- You should now have the Odin tool and the rooting package both extracted on the desktop.
- Double-click the executable Odin file that pops out after you extract the file and the Odin app should start running on your PC.
- Long-press the Power button on the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone and wait until the device turns completely off.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone in download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons.
- Connect the Galaxy E7 to the computer where you have the files. use the USB cable you use for charging.
- Click the AP button in the Odin app and browse the desktop for the rooting file.
- Click the Start button and Odin will start flashing that rooting file on your device and it will give your device the root access.
- Wait until the Odin app gives you a pass message on the display before unplugging from the computer.
- The Samsung Galaxy E7 should automatically reboot by itself if you had the Auto reboot box marked in the Odin app. If that doesn’t happen, you do need to reboot the device to finish the task.
- After your device reboots, you can download the root checker application from the Google Play Store and it will verify that your device has the root access.
Now you are ready to install the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.
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