How to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow [Guide]

Galaxy-J5-2016-and-Galax-J7You might have heard about this thing called the root user on Android and decided that you wanted in. If that time is now and you own the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone with the SM-J700F model number when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, then you are in luck. Chainfire has you sorted out with a version of the SuperSU app that can be successfully installed and enabled just by flashing it from a custom recovery image.

Here is what you need to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s SuperSU app:



  • You can take an NANDroid Backup from inside the custom recovery partition when you boot into the Recovery Mode during the guide to make a backup of the data. Apps like Titanium Backup are still out of your reach until you complete the guide below, but the NANDroid Backup is just as good, and since you have the custom recovery installed already you might as well make use of it. Anyone who isn’t fond of taking the NANDroid Backup can try installing the Helium app from Google Play and backing up most of the data that way.


  1. Download Chainfire’s SuperSU application on the computer.
  2. Connect the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Open the “Downloads” folder and copy the SuperSU zip package to the internal storage SD card folder available on the computer for the phone.
  4. Unplug the smartphone from the computer and then reboot the Samsung Galaxy J7 into the Recovery Mode and the custom recovery image then loads on the display.
  5. Choose to take the NANDroid backup from the Recovery menu by tapping on the backup button and then continue with the guide.
  6. Select the “Install” option from the Recovery menu and then follow the guidelines to browsing the SD card and finding the SuperSU package.
  7. Confirm you do want to install the SuperSU by swiping at the bottom of the display where it tells you to do so once it is loaded from the storage.
  8. Choose the “Reboot” option followed by the “System” option from the Recovery menu after the SuperSU is flashed to get back into the normal mode.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphones when they are running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the SuperSU by Chainfire. You find the SuperSU is now available from the app drawer as soon as the phone reboots—you do not need to do anything to it, however. Just head to the Play Store—or any of the sources online where your root apps exist—and download them. Once you open the root app, you get a message from SuperSU asking whether you would like to grant the app root access which in turn allows it to work.

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