The Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone can be rooted with Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. You should find most model numbers have a working root method available from the CF-Auto-Root repository. Some of those model numbers have been updated for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update that rolled out not too long ago while others are still for Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The E7 smartphone ending in the E700Y model number is one of those devices which has been updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and subsequently has a new rooting method available for that same Android 5.1.1 update.
- You can be running on any firmware build ID when you follow this guide. Chainfire gives a firmware build ID from his repository page, but that doesn’t mean you need to be running that same build number on your device before you use this guide. He just says you should use that information as an indicator because some Samsung devices do not boot old images.
- You need a Windows computer to follow this guide. Only version of Windows such as Windows XP might have trouble with the Odin flashing tool version that is found after you extract the rooting file. Anyone not finding Odin working on older operating systems can download older versions of Odin and try those instead. You should find the CF-Auto-Root tool is fine to flash
BEFORE WEB BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone by tapping on the Apps icon > Settings icon > About Device > tap on the Build Number continually until it says that you are about to unlock the Developer Options menu or use the device as a developer.
- Head to the Developer Options menu you just finished unlocking by tapping on the Apps icon > Settings icon > Developer Options and then check the box for enabling the USB Debugging Mode. Leave the Developer Options menu and go back to your home screen and it will have remembered your preferences.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY E7 SM-E700F RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP
- Download the CF-Auto-Root package for the E7 E700F on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- Click the triangle on the right side of the box after the downloaded file appears above your taskbar.
- Choose to “open in folder” from the menu.
- Drag the rooting file that is highlighted from your downloads folder over to the desktop.
- Right-click on the file when it’s on the desktop and choose to “extract there” from the menu.
- Double-click on the Odin executable file and it will open on your desktop.
- Start with the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone turned off and then reboot it to download mode by pressing the Power + Volume Down + Home buttons in that order.
- Press the Volume Up button from the side of your E7 smartphone when it tells you to so so on the display.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Look out for a blue or yellow box light up from the Odin user interface — it’s letting you know that your device is connected properly. No box lit up means you need to install the Samsung USB Drivers and try again.
- Click the AP button on the Odin user interface once your device is connected properly.
- Upload the rooting exploit ending in the tar.md5 file extension for your E7 smartphone.
- Leave all of the default settings as they are from the Odin user interface.
- Click the Start button.
- Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone and it should say that it is flashing the SuperSU application, cleaning up the cache partition and then re-flashing the stock recovery on your device.
- Now look up at the Odin user interface and wait until it gives you a green box with the pass message available inside.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy E7 SM-E700F smartphone running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.