The Android Nougat software update is still the latest version of Android that is officially out, but we are closing in on Android O becoming a thing very soon. That’s not a bad thing though — it means that more devices are going to be running Nougat soon and that will finally mean fewer people running on Marshmallow. Android software updates typically roll out very slowly to the device in the world that get them, and the newest version of Android is not a version that is used by many people until it is about a year old.
Each version of Android that comes out comes with a bunch of new features that make it different from the version of Android before it, with the intent of making it better than the version before the last. That doesn’t always work out for the Android developers — many people hated the style that made Android 4.4. KitKat. Android Nougat seems to be getting a pretty good reception from most people though, even with the operating system coming locked.
A locked operating system means that it is not able to run root applications. A root app is an app that needs root level permissions on Android before it can do anything. There are a few hundred of these root apps out there for people to install that is very popular still today. The stock version of Android Nougat is a good operating system, and it has many great new features, but it still lacks many of the features that you could get root a rooted ROM instead.
Details We Should Know
- The Android 7.0 software update with build number NRD90M.G925FXXU5EQD7 was running on Chainfire’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone when he created the rooting method available in this guide. However, that does not mean you need to be running the same software update. Chainfire states that it should work on any firmware build number for the Android 7.0 Nougat software update.
- If you flash the CF-Auto-Root tool using Odin on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone and it causes the device not to boot up, don’t stress. The smartphone is not bricked permanently; it just needs firmware flashed on it manually using the Odin flashing tool. You need to let Chainfire know about the problem by leaving a message on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread so he can update the file, so it starts working again.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone that comes with the SM-G925F model number to use this guide. Flashing the wrong CF-Auto-Root file for your model number does not work, and you need to flash the firmware with Odin to get the device working again.
- All versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool need to be flashed with Odin. The Odin flashing tool needs to be used on the Windows operating system.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F running on the Android 7.0 Nougat software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system running on your computer.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F on Android 7.0
- Log in to the computer running on a version of the Windows operating system using the administrator account.
- Unlock the Android Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone so you can turn on the USB Debugging.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone so that the Odin flashing tool can make changes to the operating system when flashing the rooting files.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows operating system so that Odin can detect your device when you connect it to the computer.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root tool to the Downloads folder on the computer and then double-click on the Odin executable file from the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM port to light up blue or yellow and give an “added” message. If you do not see that, then the USB Drivers are not installed correctly on the computer yet.
- Do not make any changes to the default Odin settings from either of its tabs on the Odin user interface.
- Click on the AP button and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and select the rooting MD5 file to upload to the Odin.
- Click on the Start button from the Odin user interface and then wait for the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone to complete.
- While the smartphone is being rooted, have a read of the information that is running down the display of the device, so you know what to expect.
- When complete, the Odin user interface shows a pass message in a new green box.
The CF-Auto-Root tool has just managed to install the SuperSU app on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. There is a version of the SuperSU app available from the Google Play Store that people can install as an app, but that version is not going to give you root access if you were to try to install it like a regular app. The CF-Auto-Root tool has gone to some work behind the scenes that helped make it all happen for you, so now you can begin installing your root apps. You can install the root checker applications from the Google Play Store if you want to confirm that your device is rooted and ready for the root apps to be installed.