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How to Unlock Bootloader and Root Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?

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You may all know that to root a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge you need an unlocked bootloader, but do you have an unlocked one? That's the question. No, right! So you have to manually unlock it, but a very hard procedure to find though. Don't worry because we already got an effective solution to unlock the Bootloader and to root Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Please note that this method is compatible only on Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930V (Verizon) and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935V (Verizon) running on Android Marshmallow (6.0, 6.0.1) and Android Nougat (7.0, 7.1).

Before proceeding with any of the steps please make sure that you have done a complete backup of your phone memory including contacts and multimedia files. Also don't forget to charge the battery at least to 80% of it's full capacity.

So now if everything is ready lets start the bootloader unlocking first.

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Steps to unlock Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930V (Verizon) and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935V (Verizon) bootloader

1. As in every tutorial lets start with the file downloading.

Download Samsung Galaxy S7 G930 Engineering Bootloader For Marshmallow

Download Galaxy S7 EDGE G935 Engineering Bootloader For Marshmallow

Download Samsung Galaxy S7 G930 Engineering Bootloader For Nougat

Download Galaxy S7 EDGE G935 Engineering Bootloader For Nougat

Download Odin

Please extract the Odin zip file after downloading.

2. Now you need to enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, for that please go to "Settings-> Developer options"and enable the "USB debugging" from the "Developer options" menu. If there is no developer options under the "Settings" menu please tap on the "build number" 7 times under "About device".

The detailed steps to enable USB debugging is explained for Marshmallow firmware below, the procedure is almost same on Nougat.

In the next step please enable the OEM Unlock. For that remain in "Developer Options" and look for the below menu.

Here tap on "OEM unlocking" and you will get a popup warning as shown below, tap enable if you would like to proceed.

Once given a check mark it will look like in the screenshot below.

Alternately you can try the below tutorial also.

Don't worry if you are not able to see "OEM Unlocking" in the developer options, just ignore that step and proceed.

3. Now switch off your phone and you need to enter it into download mode. For that press and hold the "Power"+"Home"+"Vol Down" buttons until you get a warning screen. Then press "Vol Up" button to enter into "Download Mode".

You may also try the detailed tutorial given below for entering into download mode.

4. Once in download mode please open the "Odin PrinceComsy.exe" file from the extracted contents and connect your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge using a USB data cable to your computer. If the connection was successful you will get an added message, if not please install the Samsung USB drivers for your phone and try the procedure again.

5. Now click "AP" button on Odin and select the "Samsung_G930x_QC_Rooted_BOOT .TAR" or "Samsung_G935x_QC_Rooted_BOOT .TAR" (according to your phone model ie, s7 or s7 edge).


Once done click "Start" and wait for the procedure to get finished. When the process is completed you will get a "Pass" message from the Odin and your S7/S7 Edge will restart.

Now your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge bootloader is unlocked, so it's time to proceed with the rooting.

We have a number of root tutorials for your phone, for different firmware versions. Please select the appropriate one and proceed with root.

Sometimes bad things can happen, so if you are thrown into an endless android bootloop after this procedure please resolve it by following the below given tutorial. Don't worry because boot loop is a glitch in android firmware which can be resolved easily.

Normal queries for this tutorial

  • How to Unlock Bootloader and Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930V?
  • How to Unlock Bootloader and Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935V?

Please note that rooting will void your warranty (don't worry you can always reinstate warranty by unrooting it), so kindly proceed at your own risk. SamsungSFour.Com will not be liable for any damage caused as a result of executing any of the steps given above.

If you have faced any issues while unlocking your Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bootloader and rooting, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don't worry I will help you as fast as I can.

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I have a Galaxy S7 edge sm-g935v and you are about the fifth tutorial I've tried one has worked but I randomly lost root within the first hour of try to get wifi tether router to work. Anyway I feel very confident in your method but I feel I may be doing Somthing wrong. I followed your directions to a tee and when I flash with Odin it fails after boot.img and BTW this is the first time I've tried this with the OEM unlocking turned on, I wasn't sure what it did before on my other attempts. Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thank you in advance
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Are you sure that you have unlocked the bootloader first. Please confirm it from the recovery menu.
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I have a verizon galaxy s7 with android 8.0. Sorry, could you say how to downgrade the android because I have not rooted the phone.
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You don't need to root it but you need to unlock it's bootloader to downgrade it. You may try this link for the stock rom;
http://www.samsungsfour.com/downloads/download-all-samsung-galaxy-s-series-stock-rom-firmware.html
Next you need to download the Odin and just flash the firmware after entering it into the download mode.
You may also refer the below tutorial;
http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s7-sm-g930f-to-android-7-0-nougat-manually.html
Even though this is for another model, the steps are all same.
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Quoting tristan Shaffer:
[quote name="Thomas T"][Please check your firmware version. Because it supports only Android Marshmallow (6.0, 6.0.1) and Android Nougat (7.0, 7.1).] I had 7.0 then I upgraded to 8.0 then I seen this tutorial and downgraded back to 7.0...

Possible reasons;
1. Due to downgrading rather than the original 7.0 firmware
2. Maybe some updates within 7.0 is blocking the unlocking

Please provide me the exact error you are getting.
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[quote name="Thomas T"][Please check your firmware version. Because it supports only Android Marshmallow (6.0, 6.0.1) and Android Nougat (7.0, 7.1).] I had 7.0 then I upgraded to 8.0 then I seen this tutorial and downgraded back to 7.0...
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Quoting tristan shaffer:
Odin fails Everytime I try I'm assuming it's because of secureboot but I have no idea it fails auth please help

Please check your firmware version. Because it supports only Android Marshmallow (6.0, 6.0.1) and Android Nougat (7.0, 7.1).
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Odin fails Everytime I try I'm assuming it's because of secureboot but I have no idea it fails auth please help
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Quoting Sunny Star:
I got stuck in bootloop after unlocking bootloader, can you help. it's an S7 edge from Verizon

Please try this tutorial;

http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-resolve-android-boot-loop.html
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I got stuck in bootloop after unlocking bootloader, can you help. it's an S7 edge from Verizon
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Worked like a charm! :D
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