Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the latest flagship of the manufacturer. Despite some isolated problems that this device has been found, it is one of the most powerful on the market currently and that better takes advantage of the potential offered by Android. However, the operating system is, by nature, somewhat limited for users looking to customize and get the full potential of it. For this reason, some users tend to carry out a process, known as “rooted”, which obtained permissions from superuusario on the system, taking full control over all components and can use applications that, normal, could not.
The process to make root means a loss of the warranty, something that should make us think twice (especially if it is a new phone) and that, in this particular model and its problems, it should let us think even 4 times before doing so normal.
Anyway, for those brave they dare to do root this device, then, we explain the process and we leave the files needed for this purpose.
Steps early before make root to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Before you begin the process, it is recommended to make a copy of all personal data that you have on the device, since it is likely that they lost during the process. It is also advisable to have the phone charged, at least 50% to avoid that during the process of rooted we stay without battery and other bigger problems may occur.
Before you begin the process, must make sure enable USB debugging and activate the unlock OEM, two options that, without which, we can not continue. To do this, we must open the Android settings and look, at the bottom, the “phone info” option. We enter this menu to locate our Android build number. Click 7 times over it and we will have activated the ‘developer mode’.
Now we can see a new entry in the settings menu call ‘Developer options‘. We access it and enable the two options which we have said: “USB debugging” and activate ‘OEM unlock‘.
Download the files needed to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Before continuing, we must download the drivers from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and install them on your computer.
In addition to the drivers, we must also download the following files:
- V2.68, required file SuperSU to root the device.
- Recovery TWRP, needed to install the zip on the device.
- Odin, software needed for flashing the device.
Once downloaded these files, copy to the memory of the device the file “non-verity-opt-encrypt.zip” and SuperSU. Now we are ready to begin with the process of rooted.
How do root Samsung Galaxy Note 7
How to install the recovery
Once you have followed the above steps, the next thing we have to do is turn off the device and turn it on again by pressing simultaneously keys “volume down + Home + Power“. We will see that a warning sign appears on the display. Then release all buttons and press the “Volume up” button to enter the download mode of the device.
Once in this mode, connect the USB cable to the computer and the smartphone and open Odin. In this program we look for “AP” and chose “twrp-3.0.2-1-graceltexx.tar.md5” file. Click on “Start” and wait until the process.
Once complete, press the buttons “volume up + Home + Power” and left them pressed until the phone goes into recovery mode, the known TWRP.
How to install root
Once in the recovery, we are looking for the “Wipe” section, click on it and access “Advanced Wipe” to do a “Wipe data“. We slide the button and removed data from the device to make it ready to root.
Then we’re going to the ‘Install‘ section and installed on the device the “non-verity-opt-encrypt.zip” file. We wait for it to install and finish by clicking on “Reboot System” so that the phone restarts and enters Android again.
Finally, we turn off the device and go back into the recovery keys “volume up + Home + Power“. Once inside, we return to go to the section “Install” and select the file for “SuperSU-v2.68“. The process may take a few seconds, so we expect to finish installing correctly.
Once complete, simply we have to restart the device by choosing the option “Reboot System” and, when you come back into Android, we will already have root permissions on the device.
The article how to install TWRP and make root a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was published in MovilZona.