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How to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H on Android 5.1.1 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy J7 [1]Many people love what it takes to root the Android operating system coming from a Samsung smartphone because there is often a couple of ways to get it done. Those who enjoy getting jobs done quick and easy will love what Chainfire has produced with the CF-Auto-Root tool–a one-click rooting tool that is available for almost every Samsung smartphone and tablet. The beauty of the CF-Auto-Root tool is that it does exactly as advertised and automatically roots the device so you can end up as the root user with minimal effort.

While much of the allure of the CF-Auto-Root tool does come from it being a quick rooting solution, it is also popular for those people who do not want to install a custom recovery. The other way to root Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy J7 is to install a custom recovery and then flash an appropriate version of the SuperSU app (also made by Chainfire) from within the custom recovery partition.

The latter method for rooting Android is the more traditional of the two, and both of them end up with the same SuperSU that gives the same kind of root access. The difference is that CF-Auto-Root gives root and only root whereas the flashing of SuperSU from the custom recovery image leaves you with a custom recovery also. Anyone who is wanting to install custom ROMs or new kernels is going to have a custom recovery installed anyhow, so they often prefer flashing the SuperSU from the custom recovery because it is slightly the quicker of the two ways to end up with both a custom recovery and root access. It is not a huge advantage because people using the CF-Auto-Root tool can flash a custom recovery later, but it does equal out as an advantage time-wise nonetheless.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [4] tool for the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates.
  2. Open the Downloads folder and extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder and you get the Odin flashing tool and the MD5 file.
  3. Double-click on the Odin flashing tool file and the flashing tool opens up so you can see the user interface.
  4. Do not make any changes from the default settings and buttons that come available on the Odin user interface.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphone into the download mode [5] and then connect it to the computer using the USB cable that is usually used for charging the battery.
  6. Be on the look out for a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port that is showing in the top left corner of the Odin flashing app user interface on the computer. (The color is letting you know that the device is connected. No color here means you still need to get the Samsung USB Drivers working).
  7. Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and then browse through to the Downloads folder and select the MD5 file to upload to Odin.
  8. Click the Start button from Odin and the rooting begins.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing one of Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tools. The smartphone reboots back into the normal mode and the green box lights up on Odin with a pass message when it is complete. The SuperSU app is now installed and enabled on the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone, and you can see it there from the app drawer. You can open the Google Play Store now and start installing the root applications you wanted to try. Moreover, it is possible to install a custom recovery image if any of them are available. Most of the time they are flashed using the Odin flashing tool again.