Root and Xposed Reached for Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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When it comes to high-profile device releases, there are few other devices quite like a new Galaxy Note release. With some of the best hardware available on the market right now, as well as the first mainstream device with Iris recognition software, the Galaxy Note 7 is one hell of a smartphone. It is however, an Android phone similar to all the rest out there, and that means that there will be those out there looking to make the device their own. Whether it's that they don't like Samsung's own software or that they just want to take better advantage of the hardware and make it their own, users have tinkered with Samsung devices since the original Galaxy S. Those on Sprint, with a shiny new Galaxy Note 7 can now do just that, thanks to an interesting root method as well as instructions on how to install the Xposed Framework.

This root method uses an earlier, leaked version of software for the Galaxy Note 7, which means that not only are users going to be rooting their devices, but also entirely replacing the software on their device, with an earlier version. Labeled PH3 and shipping with the August 1st security patches, this version is a user debug version, and while it might not be 100 percent bug free, it seems to be the best way to get a rooted Galaxy Note 7 on Sprint right now. For those that know what they're doing – and have some experience of using adb and have it set up nicely – the source link down below has all of the instructions required to get root access on your device. On top of that, the second post from XDA-Developers user "cruckus" goes on to explain how to get the Xposed Framework installed once rooted, which allows for some serious customization of the software on your device.

This root method has been documented by XDA-Developers' "Freeza" and of course uses Chainfire's SuperSU method. The su binary can be updated using this method, and Busybox can be installed from the Play Store, which is required to do quite a lot of the tinkering that users with root like to do.

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