These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy J7 running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update using a custom recovery and the SuperSU by Chainfire.
The SuperSU is installed through the custom recovery and will install and enable SuperSU to work on your Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. The guide should work well for any version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update, regardless of the build number with your firmware.
Files You Need
- Download the SuperSU for the J7 from this page.
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone before you can root the device using this guide.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone with the SM-J700F, SM-J700M and SM-J700H model numbers.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J7 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Download the SuperSU file for the files section above and have it waiting on the desktop of your computer.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU file from the desktop over to the root of the internal storage SD card.
- Unplug your Galaxy J7 from the computer and the USB cable when you have it on the SD card.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone to recovery mode.
- Tap on the ‘Backup’ option from the recovery menu and continue to take the NANDroid backup of your data so it can be restored later.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ option and follow the on-screen prompts to upload the SuperSU file from your J7’s SD card.
- Tap on the ‘Reboot System’ option from the main recovery menu once you have the SuperSU fully installed.
- The Samsung Galaxy J7 will now boot back in the normal mode — the same mode you normally use your device in for every day use. You will see the SuperSU application from the app drawer. Make sure you keep that SuperSU application on your device or you will lose the root access.
Most people prefer to use the NANDroid backup option from the custom recovery menu when they have root access and a custom recovery installed for taking backups of data. However, we still recommend installing the Titanium Backup application so you can remove the bloatware on your device that comes from Samsung. If you are one of those people who find themselves not using many of the stock applications Samsung put a device when you open it out of the box. You will benefit immensely from the Titanium backup app.