Rooting and TWRP tutorial – Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android Oreo


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Hi everybody, in this video I’ll show you how to root and install a custom recovery on the International version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (so the G930F). This method works for other S7 variants as well (just make sure you download the correct TWRP tar file). Also , it works on any version of Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung drivers (compatible with Win 10):

Odin 3.12.3:

TWRP for G930F (tar file):

TWRP for G935F (tar file):…

29 thoughts on “Rooting and TWRP tutorial – Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android Oreo

  1. Hi Mike…followed your excellent tutorial and everything went ok. However when I enter twrp seems the data folder is still encrypted and I cant do a proper nandroid backup. I get the following errors in twrp ….

    Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer.

    Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument)

    Unable to recreate /data/media folder.

    Updating partition details…

    Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument)


    Unable to mount storage

    Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument)

    Full SELinux support is present

    Unable to mount /data/media/TWRP/.twrps

    I found some ideas how to fix this problem…but wanted to see your suggestion on how to fix this problem. One suggestion is to format the data folder. Another suggestion is to change file format to a different format then back to original format.

    I really dont want to re-install everything again. So any help that results in fixing the problem without messing up what I have now would be great. fyi….I do have titanium backup.

    Thanks in advance for any help

  2. Any idea specifically to do such same thing on locked bootloader s7 smg930v heroltevzw running latest oreo stock firmware? / should I downgrade to 7.0 firmware to root it? Any leads hint much appreciated cheers

  3. If you want to do this without wiping, you can keep a backup before doing this using smart switch, then after restore from the backup. you are welcome who ever may be wondering <3

  4. I'm so bad with my Qualcomm Snapdragon galaxy s7 edge, the worst ever thing that happened to me, no TWRP & no stable root, I'm rooted using an engineering kernel with too many lags and issues with a Locked Bootloader

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