Install TWRP for Galaxy S7 running Exynos chip of carrier Variants

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Samsung Galaxy S7, one of Samsung’s Galaxy S series phones to follow in the line Galaxy S6 quite successful. It is of interest to smartphone users not only in design but also in hardware that Samsung equips this phone. If you pay attention, you will see that this product has noticeable changes such as: MicroSD card slot ability IP68 . water resistant and both the battery withstands the pressure of water compared to the Galaxy S6 and the rear camera protrudes less.

Today xaiandroid guides you to install TWRP custom recovery on your Galaxy S7. This guide is for device only Galaxy S7 run Exynos processor. As for the running versions Snapdragon chip will have to wait a little longer for specific instructions when the bootloader is locked. However, we also have more information that T-Mobile is in talks with Samsung about the issue unlock bootloader on the T-Mobile carrier release version. But it is not clear when the two sides will reach a mutual agreement.

Here is a detailed guide to help you get it TWRP to be able to successfully root the device. TWRP or TeamWin Recovery Project allows you to use many useful functions that make it convenient to customize your phone such as installing ROMs, Mods, performing nandroid backups, restoring backups, deleting data or other things on the device. TWRP is one of the most famous and most powerful tools for Android devices.

TWRP-3.0

Alert: According to this guide, your device will no longer have Knox and the warranty will also be void. That’s why you need to make the right decision before making it. Also you need to back up your device data.

Requirements before proceeding

  • Download Odin tool to help you install software or install rom for your phone: Link
  • TWRP (TeamWinRecoveryProject): Link
  • Fully Install Samsung USB Driver for Your Computer: Link
  • Download SuperSU: Link
  • Disable dm-verity and force encryption: Download this file if you don’t want root access on your device | link

Steps to install TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S7 using Exynos chip of carrier Variants

  1. Enable Developer Options. To activate you go to Settings -> About Device -> Build Number (tap about 7 times until success message)
  2. To enter Settings -> Developer options and Activate OEM Unlock.
  3. Download and install Samsung USB Driver from the link above.
  4. Download TWRP recovery from the link above. Make sure you download in .tar format and not img format.
  5. Download now Odin3_v3.10.7.zip from the link above. Extract the zip file on your computer using 7zip or any other decompression tool. Now open Odin3 v3.10.7.exe, you will see a new window open as shown below.
    odin-3.10.6-firmware-flash2
  6. Now power off your phone and boot your device into Download mode. To do so, press and hold the . button Volume Down + Home + Power at the same time for a few seconds. You will get an alert on your device, press the . button Volume up to confirm this warning will boot your device into Download mode.
  7. Now connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable and you will now receive a message on Odin and see a blue status as shown above.
  8. Press the AP button in Odin, this will open a window allowing you to browse the firmware files. Navigate to the .tar file you downloaded and click OK. Open the Options tab in Odin and make sure there is only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time is selected (picture above).
  9. Now, press the Start button and wait for the process to finish. You will receive a success message in the ODIN log and the word PASS in the blue form.
    odin-3.10.6-firmware-installation-pass1
  10. Now press and hold the . button Volume Up + Home + Power in a few seconds. This will boot into TWRP Recovery.
  11. You will now get to a screen asking you if you want to allow editing of the system. Swipe left to continue. Remember this will enable dm-verity and you won’t be able to boot your device until you install SuperSU or dm-verity and encryption disabled on your device.
    Note: If you want to root your Galaxy S7 just install the SuperSU file and reboot the device. On the other hand, if you don’t want to root your device, you will need to flash ‘dm-verity and encryption disabled‘ to be able to start your device. You only need to install one of these files to get the phone system bootable.
  12. Select the Wipe option and then swipe to select the data format on your device.
  13. Now download and copy the SuperSU zip file or ‘dm-verity and force disabler.zip encryption‘ from the link above and copy it to your phone. Make sure you still have TWRP recovered, you will need to copy the files while you are still in TWRP.
  14. Now install the zip file you copy by selecting Install in TWRP and then browse through the SuperSU zip file or dm-verity and encrypt disabler.zip and then swipe to confirm the installation.
  15. Restart your device and then wait for it to boot up.

You have successfully installed TWRP custom recovery on your Galaxy S7.

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