Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone with the SM-G930FD model number is done by installing a custom recovery and then using the version of SuperSU that we have in this guide. The SuperSU app is going to grant root permissions to the root apps you want to be installed on your device while also denying root access to the internal system to any apps that request root access that you do not know about. You will always be prompted on the display when an app wants to be granted the root access on your device, and it is up to you to say no to anything that you cannot identify or do not want to have root access. You do not want a hacker or any apps you do not trust to have the ability to jump between apps on your device. Those situations can become dangerous if you have banking applications or your privacy can be in jeopardy should they gain access to something like your messaging app.
Here is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD smartphone running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update by using the SuperSU application by Chainfire and the custom recovery.
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.
Files You Need
- Download the right version of the SuperSU app for the SM-G930FD model number running Android 6.0 Marshmallow from here.
You must have a custom recovery installed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD smartphone before you can root the device using this guide.
You can only follow this guide using the SM-G930FD model number of the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. You can find out the model number of your S7 smartphone by pointing to the Settings > About Device > Model Number.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD running Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Samsung Galaxy S7’s Settings menu so you can complete the rest of the guide.
- Download the SuperSU zip file to the computer and have it waiting on the desktop without unzipping the file.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU zip file over to the S7’s internal storage SD card and then unplug the device from the computer and the USB cable.
- Press the Power button to turn off the S7 smartphone and then hold the key sequence for the recovery mode to boot your device into the custom recovery you installed earlier.
- Tap on the Install button from the main recovery menu and follow the prompts to browse the SD card for the SuperSU application.
- Swipe the bottom of the display to confirm you do want to install the SuperSU on your S7 smartphone and then press the option to reboot the system when you are done.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD smartphone running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update by using a newer version of the SuperSU application and a custom recovery. You can install any version of custom recovery if you know of another version that we have not created a guide for yet. So long as your recovery gives you the option of installing zip files, there is nothing wrong with using any recovery of your choice.