Root has been achieved for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, appearing to be stable on all carrier variants. Just to be clear, if you own a Galaxy S7 (SM-G930) or Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935) featuring a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon processor, and not the Samsung Exynos processor, you may proceed.
The letters that follow the model number, such as A (AT&T), T (T-Mobile), or V (Verizon) indicate which carrier variant is being referred to. At this time, root is achievable for what appears to be all carrier models, which is a big time win for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge owners who love complete system access.
Since we don’t dive deep into root and custom ROMs like we used to, what we will say is this. Over on XDA, instructions and links for file downloads have been compiled, making the process as easy as possible. However, I would only suggest these actions to those who are comfortable working with the software on their devices. Flashing custom software and rooting can be tricky business, leaving some phones dead forever. So, if you are cool with that, read below and I will go over the basics of what is going to happen when you begin the process.
The seemingly simple process involves using Odin, flashing a rooted boot.img, and then gaining root access. Once all is said and done, your phone will be running stock Samsung software, but you will have gained root access. Most of the programming has been automated, so on the user side, only a few commands will need to be inputted for the process to be completed.
This is only the first step towards developers bringing custom ROMs and everything else to the devices, meaning this should be an exciting time for those interested.
If you are at all interested in rooting your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, follow the links below, then locate the proper instructions for your carrier variant. And please, be sure to follow the instructions very carefully, as we shall not be providing tech support to those who brick their phones. Those days are over for us.
Have fun, hackers!