The root user has full access to the entire Android 7.0 operating system. If you are running on a stock version of Android, then you don’t have full access. Some limitations prevent you from installing all apps. There is no exact number of apps that you cannot run without root access, but most believe the number of useful apps, at least, is well into the hundreds.
It doesn’t matter how you go about getting root access on Android. As long as the method you choose does grant you root permissions, then all of those root apps can be installed and run on the device.
Over the years, the need for root access has declined and will probably continue to do so as time goes on thanks to Android choosing to include many of the features now that you needed root access before to use. There will always be at least a few good reasons for wanting root access though, and that is still true for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone when it is running on the Android 7.0 Nougat software update. One of those root apps is the Titanium Backup app. It doesn’t run without root access, but after installing the CF-Auto-Root tool, you can then use it to make full backups unlike any other app and help you with at all. It’s even got an option for you to uninstall anything from the operating system also completely, and that’s how many people choose to get rid of the bloatware from phone carrier networks and manufacturers.
Details We Should Know
- The Android 7.0 software update with build number NRD90M.G925PVPU4DQC7 was running on Chainfire’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925P 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-G925P 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-G925P 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-G925P 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-G925P 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-G925P smartphone so you can turn on the USB Debugging.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925P 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-G925P 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-G925P 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 is now installed on the smartphone, and that means you have a new app available from the app drawer called SuperSU. The SuperSU app from CF-Auto-Root is the same as the SuperSU that you might also now that can be installed from a custom recovery image. The difference is just in the installation method. If you have experience with SuperSU from a custom recovery image before, then you’ll know that SuperSU blocks everything by default, meaning app root apps you install do not get root access instantly after you install them. The SuperSU detects the app when you try to run it and then SuperSU asks you if you want to grant root permissions to the app. If you choose to grant root access from the menu, then the root app can run. Sometimes people regret their decisions and later don’t trust the app they have installed. If you find yourself in a similar situation, then you need to open the SuperSU app to manage the existing permissions you have granted to individual apps. In other words, there is an option inside the SuperSU settings that lets you revoke root access to any of the apps that currently have it on your system.