In the early days of Android, custom ROMs were very common as many people wanted to try out different experiences on their phones. However, with Android having matured gradually over the years, the need for root access has slowly faded away.
Still, this doesn’t mean that some people out there don’t want to play around with their phones more than the Android ecosystem offers. While some of the hardest devices to root are usually carrier-based models, the level of expertise and passion that folks at XDA Forum have is nothing that neither AT&T nor several other carriers can beat. The Android developers community has moved in swiftly with a root access for the latest smartphone flagships from Samsung, which are the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The latest exploitations took AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge into account. The two phones have successfully been rooted by an XDA member that goes by the name br3w3r. However, this was achieved in conjunction with root legend chainfire and princecomsy.
One thing that remains true is that no rooting is newbie-friendly. To root your AT&T Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, it means that you have to flash engineered boot images as well as have some knowledge around the basic rooting procedures. Despite this, at the time of this writing, quite a number of enthusiastic people have already successfully rooted their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units.
Apparently, the team that came up with the root tested it on AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units, however, some users from the same platform have reportedly been successful in rooting T-Mobile versions of the same phone. What this means is that the root can actually work on all Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units regardless of the carrier in question.
One thing you need to know is that rooting your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge may result in some unwanted changes, for instance, disabling Samsung Pay and possibly mess around with the Knox security features. As a result, proceed with precaution, knowing that you could possibly end up with a “dead” device.