How to root Samsung Galaxy J7 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop [Guide]

Once you know how to root Samsung Galaxy J7 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software, you can begin installing many apps that you couldn’t have otherwise installed on your device.



  • Download and install the USB Drivers for your Samsung device by getting them from our downloads page. If you want to try something a bit different, you can install the ADB drivers by ClockworkMod and it should give you the same result.
  • Check your Galaxy J7 smartphone does have the Developer Options menu unlocked. You can head to the Menu > Settings and you should see Developer Options from that menu if it is unlocked. Those without the Developer Options currently unlocked can head to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number 7 or 8 times until it says it is now unlocked.
  • Now that all of you have the Developer Options menu unlocked, you can go to the menu > Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging Mode.
  • It’s a great idea to backup the device before starting. Following the guide for rooting the J7 doesn’t wipe the data automatically since we are not applying any kind of factory reset. However, should something go wrong and you want to apply a hard reset, you will wipe the data and device clean at that time. By backing up now you are preparing your device for the worst case scenario of something going wrong. So long as you have backed up the device, you can restore that same data later.


  1. Download the SuperSU file from here.
  2. Download the SuperSU file directly to the computer and move it to the desktop.
  3. Connect the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Transfer that SuperSU file to the root of your devices SD card.
  5. Unplug your device from the computer.
  6. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy J7 in recovery mode.
  7. Tap the Install option from the recovery menu.
  8. Tap the next option for browsing the SD card.
  9. Look for the SuperSU file that you copied to the SD card earlier and upload that file.
  10. Confirm you want to install that file by swiping the confirmation option on the bottom of the screen.
  11. Wait for your device to get flashed with that SuperSU rooting file.
  12. Head back to the main recovery menu and select the reboot system.

Now your device will reboot in the normal mode and you have the custom recovery installed on your device. You can boot your device into that new recovery anytime and install custom ROMs or take complete backups with the NANDroid backup feature. Those wanting to just make the most of the root access can begin installing all of the extra apps available from the Google Play Store.

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