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Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge CF-Auto-Root Support Now Available

March 17, 2016 - Written By John Anon

According to reports which keep coming through lately, it seems quite a few people already have picked up one of the latest smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Depending on how you use your phone, one of the downsides of picking up a handset so early following its launch, it that you cannot do some of the Android staples like root the device or flash an alternative ROM. Much has been the case since the twin Galaxy S7 devices first became available last week.

However, that does now seemed to have changed as popular Android developer Chainfire has now updated his CF-Auto-Root with support for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. For those new to CF-Auto-Root, this is a tool which is primarily used for Samsung devices, but can also be used for a select number of other manufacturer devices as well. Either way, it helps with the flashing of files onto a supportive device to gain root privileges, in this case the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It is worth pointing out that Chainfire does note that this is for the G930F and G935F (Exynos) models.

To take advantage of this method to gain root access, you will need to have ODIN installed on your desktop to flash the images. It is also worth noting that there are some known issues already. The first being that if your bootloader is not unlocked, there is a significant chance of your new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge ending up bricked. Obviously, unlocking your bootloader before flashing will solve this issue. The second known issue is a problem that occurs when booting up. It seems that when you do boot up, the phone will act like it has boot-looped or stalled, it will show the S7 Logo but not much else. Chainfire states the device will remain this will for some time, but if you leave the phone as it is, it will eventually boot up into Android, with of course, root access. To find out more about how to root a Galaxy S7 or S7 Ege using CF-Auto-Root, head through the source link below.