Although we are expecting the latest Android P, which is already released by Google, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are just started getting Android 8.0 Oreo update. Once you update, you will lose the previous root status of your phone. In that case, Android Enthusiasts can use this guide on how to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge running Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.
This guide will use TWRP Custom Recovery and Magisk tool to root the device. We have a complete step-by-step tutorial below with all necessary download links. Read ahead and grab them all.
Magisk is a popular tool that supports Android 8.0 Oreo too. Thanks to Magisk for their reliability of support in most of the phones. To utilize this tool, we need a custom recovery. Our choice is TWRP, thanks to its quality of being trustworthy and their ease of use. Also, it will give you an option to take a complete backup of your device before doing any experiment on it. Let’s proceed to the tutorial below and root Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge on Android Oreo.
- Your phone must be on the latest software version. If not, check out: (Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Guide / Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo Update Guide) for AT&T variants.
- You must have TWRP Custom Recovery installed from before. If not, check out: How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery.
- Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
- You may need to download and install USB drivers on your PC.
Backup your Android Device
We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone.
Samsung users can use Samsung Smart Switch to backup data on the computer. Smart Switch even allows the users to move data from one device to another of different variant (like moving data of Galaxy S8 to Galaxy S9).
Once you are sure that you have completely backed up your data, proceed to the tutorial below to root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge using Magisk tool.
Root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge using Magisk (details)
Magisk is a systemless root solution which can be used on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to root the device using a Custom Recovery. This tool is quite famous for all the Android devices. It works by simply patching the boot image without touching the system partition.
Implementing root via Magisk is much cleaner than SuperSU and is easier to uninstall as well. Once you have rooted your device, there is no difference between systemless root and root gained by modifying system partition. Additionally, Magisk offers its own market of Modules, where you can find a bunch of mods to modify your device in the way you want.
Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge USB Driver
Make sure you have correctly installed Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not be able to detect your device.
Download Magisk 16.4 — a root utility for the latest Android versions
Please download the latest version of Magisk from the link below and proceed to the tutorial ahead.
How to Root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge on Android 8.0 Oreo
We have mentioned the full step-by-step instructions on How to Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Android 8.0 Oreo. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Please read the tutorial from the link above to root Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge. The procedure has been described properly with screenshots. If you got stuck somewhere, drop your comment below, and we will help you as soon as possible.
Have fun playing with Magisk root. You can try out some Xposed modules on Oreo, or you can even try Magisk modules to modify your device in the way you like.