Many of us know and can’t argue that Samsung Mobile is currently one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world as their Galaxy smartphones continue to take over the smartphone market. The only main issue they have with producing so many smartphones with different specifications, updating their operating systems to the latest version proves to be quite difficult especially when the operating system in question is Android.
Samsung has however done quite an excellent job by updating most of its flagship smartphones to Android 7 Nougat which is the latest version of the operating system, at least until Android O gets a full release. What this also means is that if you decide to update your rooted Galaxy device which runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat, you will no longer have root access on the updated version.
Ever since Samsung first released GraceUX which is TouchWiz UI based on Nougat, different developers have come up with their various root methods. One of them is Magisk and a lot of others. One of the most famous developers in the Android community, Chainfire, have come up with a much easier way to root Samsung Galaxy phones on Nougat.
A few weeks ago, Chainfire updated hundreds of CF-Auto-Root tools from the “Autoroot” depository, and also adding support for a lot of Galaxy phones at least if not all with the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Below we are going to be talking about how to root your Galaxy device with CF-Auto-Root easily.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Phones Running Nougat Firmware With CF-Auto-Root
Note: Rooting your Android phone might damage your phone if you do not follow the steps carefully. Also note that if your Samsung phone is encrypted, cf-Auto-Root will delete all your data during the rooting process, so, it is important you back up your files. If something happens to your phone, we will not be held responsible. Proceed at your own risk.
- First, open the Settings app on your phone.
- Tap “About Phone,” tap “Software,” and then quickly tap on Build Number 7 times to enable Developer Options.
- Next, go to Developer Options, tap on OEM Unlock to enable it.
- Next, make sure your phone’s battery percentage is at least 60%, and it is plugged into a power source to make sure that your phone doesn’t turn off during the rooting process.
- Install Samsung Galaxy USB drivers. Click Here to download it.
- Next, download Odin flashing tool for Samsung phones. Click here to download it.
- Download CF-Auto-Root for Nougat Devices
You can check the full database here of you can just find your phone model number below:
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
How To Use CF-Auto-Root To Root Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware
- First of all, make sure that OEM unlock has been enabled on your device and that you have installed the proper USB drivers on your device.
- Next, download Odin from the link provided above and launch it.
- Find your device model number above and download the CF-Auto-Root file which matches your phone. When it’s done downloading, extract the package.
- Click AP on Odin and then select the “.tar.md5” file. This file is what we need to flash before we can gain root access.
- Next, turn off your device and boot it into download mode. If you are using a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus for this, hold and press the volume-down, Bixby and power keys at the same time. If you are on any other Galaxy phones, hold the home key instead of the Bixby key.
- When the phone is done booting into download mode, plug your phone to a PC using a USB cable. If everything is done correctly, one of the ID: COM boxes in Odin will turn blue.
- Click the Start button.
The program might take a little while. Once it is done, your phone will reboot automatically. Next wait for your device to finish booting and once it is done, go to your phone’s app drawer, there the new SuperSU app will have been installed on your phone. Congratulations, you are done rooting your phone.