Like jailbreaking Android Rooting is exactly the same process that gives administrative rights on an Android root device. By rooting an Android device and flashing custom recovery, one can then install custom ROMs (new versions of the Operating System).
Once you have root access for your Samsung Galaxy device, you are able to increase performance & battery life, add tons of customization options, Add new features that would not normally be possible or available, Upgrade to newer versions of Android, Change/remove the custom UI skin your manufacturer installed and of course remove bloatware your manufacturer installed. In rooting you actually jailbreak android phones in order to remove limitations.
How To Root / Jailbreak Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Remember this guide is for rooting Exynos-powered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models only. Before starting the Android Rooting process to root s7 edge make sure to back up your data and fully charge your devices.
Step 1: Enable Developer Options & OEM Unlock: Go to the device settings => find phone’s build number => Tap on the build number five times and your will have Developers options enabled. Go to Developer options and enable ‘OEM Unlock’. Also enable USB Debugging in developer options.
Step 2: Download Necessary Android Rooting files:
Before you start the Android Rooting process on your phone download the Odin tool. Then download the auto-root file from Chainfire for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and save them on your computer. You will get the compressed files, unzip them and get files with.tar.md5 extension before you begin the rooting process for galaxy s7.
Get Odin from here: Download Odin
Get Chainfire’s autoroot file from here:
Step 3: On your phone, boot into Download mode:
Turn off the phone. Press and hold simultaneously Home + Power + Volume Down buttons for few seconds and the device will enter in Download mode.
Step 4: Get phone drivers:
Download and install the Samsung drivers here.
Step 5: Run Odin on your PC:
Now as you have root files ready on your PC and your device in the download mode, run the Odin tool on your computer and then connect your phone via USB cable. Wait until you see the ‘Added message’ on Odin.
Step 6: Start the Root Process:
On the Odin program window click AP button and browse your PC for the .tar.md5 file which is already available on your computer. Once the file appears in the Odin window click START and let the process go on. You will not see any progress bar as on your smartphone it will show the Galaxy S7 logo instead. During the galaxy s7 rooting process device will reboot couple of times after which a final reboot will give you a device with root access.
How to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Video Tutorial: