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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge (Exynos)

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How to root and install recovery on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge versions powered by Snapdragon 820 (all US carrier models) come with one unpleasant surprise in the form of a locked bootloader. This means that the modding community is going to have a pretty hard time to root and create recovery for these phones, paving the way for all the wonderful things that good custom ROMs bring. 

Their owners would have to wait for Android N to hit their handsets officially, for instance, which, knowing Samsung, may not happen before this time next year. Any battery life optimizations, bloatware stripping, or TouchWiz enhancements that need root will also be sorely missing for quite a while on US models, too, as those are often the benefits of custom ROMs for those brave enough to go there.

Fret not, however, as T-Mobile's flamboyant CEO John Legere would try and come to the rescue, and has apparently ordered his engineers to probe Samsung on workaround solutions that will satisfy all parties involved. He is not doing this only from the good of his own heart, though, as some users have reportedly started returning their phones with locked bootloaders, seeing that there will be no modding development for a while.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
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  • Battery 3600 mAh
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Samsung Galaxy S7 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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