If you are a developer and your passion is making some changes to what you see happening with Android, then you will have a hard time of doing that without root access. Root access simple means being in control of the operating system, so there are no locks and no permissions stopping you from doing the things that you want to do. For developers that is vital. For everyone else, it is also useful if you have any internet in using one of the thousands of extra applications that are out there on the Google Play Store available for you to use. Those root apps are there to be downloaded and installed for all devices but hey do not run unless they have the rooting permissions granted for them, and that is what a tool like Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root can do for you.
The following guide is what you need in order to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow software updates using a one-click rooting tool instead of a custom recovery image and flashing the SuperSU.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone that comes with the SM-J700F model number if you are to flash the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that is found in this guide. Nearly all versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool are made for particular model numbers and do not work when you flash them on other model numbers. Not only that but they can brick the device and when that happens you need to flash the stock ROM on the handset again to get it working.
- You need a computer that runs on the Windows operating system to be able to use the Odin flashing tool application that flashes the rooting file found in this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire did have the MMB29K.J700FXXU2BPH3 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphone, but you don’t need to be running the same firmware build number as him. As long as you do have the right model number and it is running on the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow software updates, then this version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that we have here in this guide should work for you.
- You do need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system before you can use this guide. The Samsung USB Drivers are what is required if you are going to have the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone detected by the flashing tool.
- The Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone has a mode built into it called the USB Debugging Mode and it is what is required if you are to be able to make changes to the Android software that is running on your device. In order to get the USB Debugging Mode turned on you need to have unlocked the Developer Options menu first.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY J7 SM-J700F RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW SOFTWARE UPDATES WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Open up the default downloads location on the Windows operating system which is the appropriately named Downloads folder unless you have changed it and then extract the CF-Auto-Root tool to that Downloads folder.
- Run the Odin flashing tool application that is now available in the Downloads folder since you extracted the rooting package in the step above.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that issued for charging.
- Check that Odin shows a blue or yellow ID: COM color coming from the Odin user interface which is there to let you know the Samsung USB Drivers you installed earlier have helped the app detect the smartphone and everything is ready for the flashing.
- Click on the AP button situated inside Odin and then browse through to the Downloads folder and choose the Md5 rooting file to upload to Odin.
- Click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphone begins.
In conclusion, that is all that is required to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates by using the CF-Auto-Root tool. Like many will already know, the Android 6.0.1 needs a systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that no longer passes through the system partition when it is rooting the device. One of the fundamental differences between the two is that now when you apply a hard reset, it unroots the device completely whereas before a hard reset will still have kept it rooted. You can still unroot the device by flashing the stock ROM or opening up the SuperSU app and unrooting from inside it too. For now, though it is all about what apps you can install land uninstall, and most of those are available from the same Google Play Store that you were already using.