How to Root Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Magisk!

If you want to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, you will want to use the Magisk root method, which allows you to “hide” root from apps that check for SafetyNet such as Android Pay, Pokemon Go (or any Nintendo games on Play Store), and Snapchat.  This will allow you to seamlessly use all of your favorite rooted apps such as Titanium Backup app while allowing you to use apps that check for root.

Now, rooting your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE SAMSUNG PAY!  You have been warned!  However, with Magisk root, you will be able to use Android Pay instead.

This root method works on the following models ONLY:

  • International Galaxy S7 SM-G930F, SM-G930FD, SM-G930X
  • Canadian Galaxy S7 SM-G930W8
  • Chinese Galaxy S7 Qualcomm
  • International Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F, SM-G935FD, SM-G935X
  • Canadian Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935W8
  • Chinese Galaxy S7 Edge Qualcomm

 

Step 1. Under Settings->About device, check your “Model number” and make sure your model is one of the listed above.

Step 2. Go to Settings->About device->Software Info and make sure your “Android verison” is 7.0.

Step 3. Tap on “Build number” 5 times until it says, “Developer mode has been turned on”.

Step 4. Go back to Settings then tap on “Developer options”.

Step 5. If you see “OEM unlock” option, make sure it is ON.  If you don’t see it, you can skip this step.

Step 6. Download all the files you need including ODIN, Samsung USB drivers, Samsung AntiKit Removal Kit, Magisk ZIP, and TWRP for your model of S7 or S7 Edge.

Download Magisk and Samsung AntiRoot Removal Kit

Download ODIN and Samsung USB Drivers for S7/S7 Edge

Download TWRP

Unzip/extract all files for ODIN zip file.

Step 7. Copy over Magisk ZIP and Samsung AntiRoot Removal Kit to your S7 or S7 Edge.

Step 8. Power off your phone then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 6 seconds until you see warning screen like below:

Step 9. Hit Volume Up and connect a micro-USB cable from your phone to a Windows computer.

Step 10. Run the ODIN exe file in ODIN folder.

Step 11. You should see a box that’s colored in blue with a random COM number.

If you don’t see it, run the Samsung USB exe driver file to install proper drivers.

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35 Responses

  1. mr1bug says:

    thanks…..

  2. Avi Teperman says:

    Hi,
    I am having a problem with this root method and I hope you can help. I followed all the instructions and when installing the zip file with TWRP I see a message in red about could not mount /data partition. trying to reboot by clicking on “Reboot System” the phone remains in a loop showing “SANSUNG ” message which fades and return.

    Technical details: I have S7 Edge and installed the proper TWRP image for it. Otherwise I followed the instructions to the letter.

    Can you help in resolving this or pointing me to a method to recover my phone from its brick state?

    Thankd in advance – Avi

  3. Azza says:

    I’m getting the same /data mount error

  4. Julian says:

    Hey if I update from 6.x to 7.x will I be able to downgrade back to 6.x if I wanted?

  5. MOBASHER says:

    Hi,
    I have SUPERSU root on my unlocked s7 edge international version.

    I get the first two green ticks but SafteyNet fails with CTS profile mismatch error.

    What should I do?

  6. Khaw S says:

    has anyone got success with this method?

  7. rob says:

    unable to install samsung drivers publisher has been blocked ???

  8. cid says:

    This method doesn’t work . Like everyone here, when I flash recovery, I can’t mount partitions, it’s like the sd card folder is empty.

  9. Kvan says:

    I got a CTS Profile Mismatch

  10. Richard says:

    I also got the error of mounting partitions – is there any solution ?!?!?

  11. Refat Ahmed says:

    does not work..cant mount partition..even if you format you can not see the files..moreover phone stuck in bootloop.. can not load the os.. there was no other way.. finally installing stock firmware from sammobile via odin just saved my phone..

  12. stkf10 says:

    Hi and how are u ?
    I just do all thing in this video and its work great thanks u … but I want to use Secure Folder not working can u help me for it

  13. Lynda says:

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  14. Oli says:

    Great – it works ;-))
    It was a bit tricky but finally all the obove mentioned problems can be solved.
    Bootloop => go into download mode (hold down Volume Down, Center Home and Power buttons ), then Vol.Up and imediately hold down Volume Up, Center Home and Power buttons together for about 6 seconds and you will enter TWRP recovery.
    SD Card => Files should be copied to sd Card. If SD Card is not recognized, wipe data with TWRP and reboot to Recovey with appropriate function in TWRP.
    /data => if not mounted, go to WIPE within TWRP, then to ADVANCED WIPE, click on REPAIR FILE SYSTEM, select “data”, Change file System to ext2, repeat it with ext4 (to switch back to original file system).
    Copy files from SD Card to local file System with TWRP File Manager.
    Then go on with STEP 15 of the Manual above.

    • Oli says:

      SD Card => maybe a reboot into recovery in TWRP is sufficient that SD Card will be recognized.
      ATTENTION – be aware that you will delete/loose all your data when changing file System to ext2 and back to ext4.

  15. minh says:

    Continuous reset

  16. tonying says:

    it works for me ;-)) thank you!

  17. Link says:

    Yeah it work but i have to lost all my data … Thanks for that

  18. Fred says:

    Hi guys – followed the instructions to a tee and ended up with a samsung screen on loop – installed magisk and antiroot on the external sd as I could not see those files in SD card even though they were copied and now unable to get out of the loop. Any help would be appreciated. How can I restore and go back to normal? What needs to be done without having to wipe the phone?

  19. kennbeth says:

    hey max can this root work on galaxy s7edge g935u runing 7.0

  20. kenneth says:

    hey max can this work on g935u 7.0

  21. sadegh says:

    magisk-manager-removed-google-play-store

  22. Benou says:

    Doesn’t Work !
    This sh*t destroy the data and boot partition, i’m trying to flash the rom and I pray it’s work after….

  23. Mazlan Asrik says:

    Hi..I managed to get the SafetyNet Check Success Pass (green) but the Samsung Pay with massage Access Denied (Samsung Pay has been lock due to an unauthorized modification..

    Plesae help.

    Thank you.

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