In the news, all you hear about are the newest and best flagships from all sorts of manufacturers, and mid-range phone like the Galaxy J7 get no love at all. In fact, actually phones like these sell the most. The most popular phone of this year as noted by GSM Arena was the Galaxy J7. The mid-range phone is a stellar and capable device, and with root access, you can unlock its true potential.

Other variants of the device have had a root for a while but it was only this week that the root for the Boost/Virgin Mobile variant of the device was released. Today, we’re going to show you how to root the SM – J700P.

What You Need 

  • A Samsung Galaxy J7 with an unlocked bootloader. You can unlock it by enabling OEM Unlocking in Developer Options
  • USB Debugging enabled on device
  • CF – Auto Root ZIP. Download here
  • Odin. Download here
  • Samsung USB Drivers

Step 1: Download and extract the ZIP file to your computer. Install Odin and launch it.

Step 2: Next, you need to place your device into Download mode. To do it, first power off your phone. Press and hold Menu + Volume Down + Power Up until the device boots into download mode.

Step 3: Connect your phone to the computer. In Odin, click on the AP button. You’ll be presented with a file selection prompt. Select the tar file extracted in Step 1.

Step 4: Press Start.

Odin will now flash the root file to your device and then reboot it. Once your phone reboots, it will be in a rooted state.