How to Root Galaxy Note 7! [Exynos]

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For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, currently you can root Exynos-based models of Galaxy Note 7 including the SM-N930F, SM-N930FD, and Korean SM-N930K/S/L.  U.S. models based on Qualcomm are not yet supported such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon as they have locked bootloaders.  If you absolutely want root on your Note 7 and you have AT&T, T-Mobile, or any other GSM carrier in the U.S., you can grab the SM-N930F or SM-N930FD model, which work flawless on GSM networks like AT&T or T-Mobile. (You can grab SM-N930FD on eBay for around $699 also much cheaper.)

*Note – Downloads are on the 2nd page,  Go HERE or scroll down and click on “Next Page”.

Now, rooting will ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE and also DISABLE Samsung Pay PERMANENTLY.  Make sure you make a backup of EVERYTHING and you are not going to regret disabling Samsung Pay forever before preceding!!!

Step 1. Check that you have the correct Exynos-based Note 7 models under Settings->About device.

The following models are supported:

  • SM-N930F
  • SM-N930FD (Duos – Dual SIM version of SM-N930F
  • SM-N930K Korean KT
  • SM-N930L Korean LG U+
  • SM-N930S Korean SK Telecom

 

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Step 2. Tap on “Software info” and tap on “Build number” 5 times until is says, “Developer mode has turned on”.

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Step 3. You will see a new menu called “Developer options” in Settings, tap on that.

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Step 4. If you have “OEM unlock” option, make sure it’s ON.  If you don’t see the option, you can skip this step.

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Step 5. Power off your Note 7 then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons simultaneously until you see a warning screen like below:

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Step 6. Hit the Volume Up key to enter ODIN download mode and connect USB cable from your Note 7 to your Windows computer.

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2 Responses

  1. Dean Loh says:

    Thanks Max for the detailed guide. Before I proceed to try it, I wonder if you may have the answer for this: My Note 7 is currently forced to maximum battery charge limit of 60%. By rooting it, will I be able to charge up to 100%?