Here are instructions on how to root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge whilst running Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware. Despite the fact that we are expecting to see Android P being released to the public, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are just starting to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update. For enthusiasts, once this update is installed, older root status is wiped clean. Fortunately enough, we have a working guide that you can use to gain root. With TWRP custom recovery and Magisk root utility, we will take you through complete steps on how to root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge running Android 8.0 Oreo.
Magisk root is a popular root solution that was updated to support Android Oreo. To utilize this package, we would also require a custom recovery and for that, TWRP is a great choice thanks to its reliability and ease of use. Also, it is a good idea that you maintain a complete backup of all your data before implementing any step given ahead. Once rooted, you will have access to root apps and further root mods which will overall extend the functionality of your smartphone
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Root Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with Magisk – Details:
It is important to note that we will be making use of Magisk root utility for rooting Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Magisk is a systemless root solution that gets flashed onto the device through TWRP custom recovery. This utility has been quite popular with all Android devices and we are happy to announce that it works well with the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship series.
In case you have already rooted your Samsung Galaxy S7 and are now looking for how to unroot your phone, we have a guide for that as well.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy S7 USB Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge custom ROMs, click here!
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 8.0 official firmware.
HOW TO: Root Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on Official Firmware
Here are all the steps you would need to root Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 8.0 Oreo firmware through Magisk utility and TWRP custom recovery.
Just To Remember:
- This tutorial is only for Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge devices running Android 8.0 Oreo.
- Your phone should be running latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.
- Enjoy rooting your Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and let us know about it in the comments!
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorials:
Step 1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v16.1_1610_.zip) for Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge device to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge device to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v16.1(1610).zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.
Step 6 – Once finished, tap on the ‘Install’ button from the list, choose the Magisk-v16.1(1610).zip file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.
Step 7 – Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now as show below.
Step 8 – Once the installation is completed, you will be shown a similar screen like shown below.
Step 9 – Once you complete the second flash, you can now reboot to your system.
That’s it! You should now have a rooted Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge smartphone. You can install the Magisk Manager app to verify.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.
Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!