If you aren’t going to install a custom recovery image and then install SuperSU from the custom recovery, then you are likely going to be getting root access with a one-click root method instead. Over the years, many people have preferred installing custom recoveries as their method of getting root access because it was considered the “proper” way to do it and if you don’t do it that way you are cheating or aren’t learning anything.
Those kinds of opinions have always sounded a bit ridiculous, and Chainfire himself agrees. Chainfire had stated before that he was moving away from installing custom recovery unless he really needs to (aka needs to install a custom ROM). So, even the developer of the SuperSU is choosing to get root access with the CF-Auto-Root tool when he doesn’t want a custom recovery.
It doesn’t matter if you opt to install SuperSU from a custom recovery image or install the SuperSU from the CF-Auto-Root tool. They both allow you to have the same amount of root applications installed. A root application is an app that would not run without the “root access” to the Android internal system. There are hundreds of these apps being used by many people today.
Details We Should Know
- The Android 7.0 software update with build number NRD90M.G930TUVS4BQC1 was running on Chainfire’s Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 smartphone that comes with the SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T smartphone so you can turn on the USB Debugging.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T 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 S7 SM-G930T 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 SuperSU is now installed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930T smartphone. You will find the SuperSU available as another app in your app drawer. You can open the SuperSU application and check out the current settings, but none of them need any changing before you can use root apps. Just install them from the Google Play Store and other sources online like the XDA-Developers web forum like you typically would do and they will now run this time when you have them installed.
You will need to grant the root apps root permissions before they can run. You won’t find it difficult to learn how to do that because there is a “Grant” button and a “Deny” button that pops up on the Android’s display. Click on the “Grant” button when you want to allow an app the root permissions and make sure that you deny any that you don’t trust. These permissions that you have given to apps already can be managed from the SuperSU app if you open it up. For example, if you have granted permission for an app to have root access that you wish you didn’t, you can change your mind by opening up the SuperSU application in the app drawer and then looking for the permissions for you to manage from the settings.
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