So you found out about rooting Android and wondered if you could pull it off without getting your device into trouble. The answer is a resounding yes if you are using anything as well adjusted as Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool—a one-click rooting tool predominantly made for Samsung devices. Rooting Android with the CF-Auto-Root is safe and quick and makes you in control of the root user account—the same account that everybody wants to get to know because it holds the power of being ale to install and uninstall anything you like.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone that is given the SM-J700H model number to use the CF-Auto-Root tool file that is available in this guide. You can get away with flashing custom recovery images on the wrong device, and they just won’t work, but you don’t get that luxury with the CF-Auto-Root files. If you flash the wrong one here, you brick your device and will need to flash another stock ROM probably from Sam Mobile to get you unbricked.
- You need a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide. The Odin flashing tool in this guide is made to work on a Windows operating system and not any of the others.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire was running on the MMB29K.J700HXWU2BPH1 firmware build number when he developed the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool found in this guide for the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphone. You don’t need to be running on the same firmware build number that he was running. He just gives that information to you so you can use it as an indicator if need be sometime in the future.
- You need to have the Developer Options menu unlocked and the USB Debugging Mode enabled before connecting to the computer so the Android software allows for you to make changes to it or else the rooting will not work.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on your Windows computer if you don’t have them installed already because those drivers are going to be what allows your smartphone to connect to the computer and get detected by the flashing tool when you open it up.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY J7 SM-J700H RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 USING CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Open the Downloads folder to find your rooting file and extract it to the Downloads folder by right-clicking on it and choosing to extract it.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphone into the Download Mode that it has available and connect it to the computer with the USB cable after it is done.
- Run the Odin flashing app executable file that is available in the Downloads folder and checks that it shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port and gives the added message from the Log entry so you know the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
- Click the AP button and browse through to the Downloads folder and select the CF-Auto-Root tool file.
- Click on the Start button from Odin and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy J7 begins.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700H smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing a clean version of Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. You get to install all of the same root apps using this rooting tool as you would any of the others, and most of those apps are available from the Play Store, of course as soon as your device finally reboots back into normal mode.