The Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 has gained root access [VIDEO]


There are still many arguments about whether our devices need to be rooted, let alone if a custom ROM should be installed. If it’s a brand new device, such as the Nexus 6P or Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s a little bit more difficult to make a counter argument, but rooting still has its place. There are tweaks and Xposed modules that you can install that will help you further customize your device.

Galaxy S7 Edge Root

The latest breakthrough comes to owners of the Galaxy S7 Edge. A user on XDA has posted a screenshot of the Root Checker application, as well as a video, demoing the root access that has been achieved. The device is the Sprint variant (SM-G935P), but since this device is running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the root access should work on other models. At least in theory.

This is far from being a finished product, and there are still many bugs that the user has encountered. Regardless, this is still great news for those who have been waiting to root their shiny new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

One more thing to make note of in regards to this, once fully functional, this may not be available to all Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge users. There are mentions within the XDA thread about the need to be on a specific software build on the devices. We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled to see where this goes, and when it hits the big time.

[via XDA Developers]


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