How to Root Galaxy Note 7! [Exynos]


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



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


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


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.


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:


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

Currently only Windows computers are supported by ODIN program but you can also use VMWare to run Windows on Mac or Linux.


Step 7. Download the necessary files required for root:


Step 8. Unzip the ODIN zip file and double-click on the ODIN exe program to run ODIN program.


Step 9. Make sure you see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number.  If you don’t see this, double-click on the Samsung USB drivers you downloaded earlier to install drivers then unplug/plug the USB cable to your phone.  If you still don’t see it, try restarting your computer or use different USB cable/port.


Step 10. Choose “AP” then choose the TWRP recovery file you downloaded earlier.


Step 11. Before you hit “Start” be ready to hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons simultaneously as soon as your phone reboots.

Hit start and do the buttons when screen goes blank.  If done correctly, you will enter into TWRP recovery.  If you mess up, repeat this step.


Step 12. Swipe to the right to allow modifications.


Step 13. Choose “Wipe”.


Step 14. Choose “Format Data”.


Step 15. Type “yes” and hit the Enter key.  This WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE!


Step 16. Hit the home button then tap on “Reboot”.


Step 17. Choose “Recovery” and this will reboot you into TWRP recovery.


Step 18. Swipe to the right again.


Step 19. Your phone should connect to your computer as a disk drive storage, copy over both the SuperSU zip file and Samsung Antiroot Removal zip files.


Step 20. Choose “Install”.


Step 21. Choose the SuperSU zip file.


Step 22. Choose “Add more Zips”.


Step 23. Choose the Samsung Anti-root Removal zip file.


Step 24. Swipe to install these zip files.


Step 25. Reboot.


Step 26. After 5-10 minutes, you will see a welcome screen, go through the setup process.


Step 27. You should see a new app called “SuperSU” in your app drawer.


Step 28. Install Titanium Backup app from the Play Store (free) and run it.  You should then see a Superuser request window like below.  If you do see it, you have rooted your Note 7 successfully, CONGRATS!!!


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Q: What can I do with rooted Galaxy Note 7?
A: You can install rooted apps like Titanium Backup app to back your apps, block ads using root apps like AdAway, use Pokemon Go Hack for Android with Joystick, and much much more.

Q: Can I install Xposed modules?
A: Yes, you can install Xposed installer and modules after you root, see How to Install Xposed on Marshmallow!

Q: Can I use KingRoot to root my Note 7?
A: We don’t recommended as KingRoot may give you root but could be unstable.  Best root method is using TWRP and SuperSU zip file, which is the traditional root method for all Samsung smartphones.


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