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How to Root Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge!

For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, here’s how to do it.

Before we begin, here are all of the S7 & S7 Edge models supported by this root method.

For Galaxy S7:

SM-G930F, SM-G930FD, and SM-G930X Korean SM-G930S, SM-G930K, SM-G930L Canadian SM-G930W8
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Bobcat ROM for Galaxy S7/S7 Edge!

Bobcat ROM is one of my favorite custom ROMs of all time, I started using this ROM back then with older Galaxy phones but now it is available for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge!

Based on Android 6.0.1 S7 Edge firmware, Bobcat ROM can be installed on S7 and S7 Edge.  For S7 users, this ROM will turn your phone into a full-fledged S7 Edge with Edge panels.

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Loud Sound MOD for Galaxy S7/S7 Edge! [King ROM]

I have been guilty of defying the law of physics and phone reviews by having a louder speaker on my Galaxy S7/S7 Edge by installing a loud sound MOD using the latest custom ROM called King ROM, which I have daily driven for almost 2 weeks now.

When I first installed the King ROM, I did not notice it right away but after using it with my Pandora and watching many YouTube videos at full blast, the sound MOD indeed made my Galaxy S7/S7 Edge much louder than most of my other 2016 flagship phones including the LG G5, Nexus 6P, and even HTC 10.  That’s when I realized that Samsung intentionally set the default sound low, a software setting that could be easily corrected with root and custom ROMs.

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Why U.S. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Have No Root!

If you are obssessed with rooting and you own a U.S. model of Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you will probably want to hit your head into the wall because root is not yet possible.

While Samsung has provided unlocked bootloaders for most models like T-Mobile and Sprint in the past, this year Samsung has decided to lock the bootloaders on ALL U.S. models.  While they have not given a reason officially, Samsung may have done this to prevent people from rooting intentionally.

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Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge EFS/IMEl Null or Baseband Unknown?

Probably the worst thing that can happen to you while flashing custom ROMs is losing your IMEI, which is a result of your EFS partition becoming corrupt.   Although this does not happen often, there are times you may need to make sure you have a backup of your EFS by making a backup.  The simplest way to do this is to make a backup using TWRP recovery right after you root.   To backup up EFS, boot into TWRP, choose backup, then only check EFS, which will backup your EFS partition.   Now this backup is usually only 2MB and will not take up much space on your phone but can be instrumental in recovering your IMEI quickly and easily in case it is lost.

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How to Unroot Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with Stock Firmware!

If you ever screw up your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge while rooting or installing custom ROMs, there’s an easy way to “unroot” and re-install stock firmware your phone came with.

There are situations where this can come in handy such as if you are going to re-sell it on eBay, return the phone for warranty, or want to simply update to the latest stock firmware on a rooted phone.