When you root the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone using the CF-Auto-Root file made specially for your smartphone, you are essentially installing and enabling SuperSU on your device. SuperSU comes to us as an application that anyone can install when given the right information. The app is going to act as your gatekeeper on the device and allow the root apps you want to have running to pass through the gates. It’s also going to stop any potential threats and it will not let them through the gates to your device unless you tell SuperSU to let them through.
There’s really nothing to installing SuperSU on your device using the guide below. Once you finish the steps your device will have the SuperSU installed for you and then you just start installing the trusted application you know you want installed. SuperSU will get them working on your Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone automatically. The only thing SuperSU will do is send you a message and ask if you want to allow permission to the apps you install. You can open the SuperSU application and adjust your settings inside.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Galaxy A7 SM-A700S on Android 5.0.2 from here.
- It does not matter what firmware build number your Galaxy A7 is running when you use this guide. The only thing that matters is that you are running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You can check what Android version of software your Galaxy A7 is running by scrolling to the Settings > About Device > Android Version.
- You must have the SM-A700S model number to use this guide. You can check the model number of your Galaxy A7 smartphone by scrolling to the Settings > About Device > Model Number. Any other model number will get bricked.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700S running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the settings of your Galaxy A7 smartphone so it can connect to the Windows computer and use the Odin flashing tool without any problems.
- Extract the rooting file on the desktop for the A7 you downloaded from the files section above.
- Right-click on the file that says ‘Odin’ and choose the option to run it as an administrator from the menu.
- When the Odin application opens on the computer, do not adjust any of the settings you can see from the main user-interface. keep all default settings the same.
- Long-press the Power button on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone and get it to turn off completely.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone to download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait about five seconds and then look at the Odin application and see if you get a blue or a yellow ID: COM port box. No color or device added message will mean your Samsung Galaxy A7 device has not been detected by the flashing tool and it will need the updated drivers. You can install the universal Windows ADB driver to solve that problem and then try again.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application’s user-interface and then upload the rooting file for the A7 that is sitting on the desktop.
- Click the Start button and then wait until the Odin application roots your Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone.
- Look over at the Galaxy A7’s display for when it says the tool is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up the junk and then about to reboot in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700S will now reboot automatically to recovery mode where it will apply the finishing touches to your rooting method. This happens by itself thanks to the programming inside the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire and it’s a requirements for the rooting to have worked.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700S smartphone using the CF-Auto-Root tool and running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update. Any A7 device that did not get into recovery mode at the end of the guide will need to be booted directly to recovery mode manually after the flashing.