Author Topic: How to root & Unlock J7 SM-J700P PB7 and above (6.0.1) for Global GSM  (Read 5237 times)

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DISCLAMER: Rooting the device will void the phone warranty, by following these steps you accepting it.

NOTE: Before to proceed be aware of the fact that root is not needed if you just would like to SIM unlock the phone as our app now works even on stock rom.

1.) Go to Settings > About device > scroll to bottom and tap "Build number" 8 times, now press back button once and tap developer options.
2.) Enable USB debugging and OEM unlock from developer options (if available as option, else skip this step).
3.) Connect the phone to the PC and copy in your J7 sdcard root: Computer\SM-J700P\Phone
4.) Power off phone completely.
5.) Hold Home and Volume-(down), keep them pressed and power the phone on.
6.) Press Volume+(up) when prompted to enter "Downloading Mode"
7.) Connect USB and wait for all drivers to finish installing.
8.) Open Odin3 (Run as administrator), then browse for twrp-3.0.2-0-j7ltespr.img.tar.md5 in "AP" slot.
9.) As soon the MD5 check completes click on START button of Odin, the download procedure will start, wait until it ends.
10.) Power off phone completely.
11.) Hold Home and Volume+(up), keep them pressed and power the phone on, phone will turn on and load recovery menu. (*1)
12.) Once in TWRP recovery, swipe right to allow modifications.
13.) Tap Install then select
14.) Swipe to confirm Flash, phone is now rooted.(*2)
15.) Proceed to unlocking Click for Instructions

Note (*1):
On some phones Android replace the recovery image with the stock one during the reboot, so follow these steps in such case:
a.)Open Odin and click on Options tab, then deselect Auto Reboot.
b.)Flash TWRP with Odin, the phone won't automatically reboot because you had untick the above flag, so when the percentage reach 100 on phone turn it off by pressing down POWER button and VOLUME DOWN button for 5 seconds.
c.)From phone powered off, push and hold Home, Volume+(up) and power button, phone will load TWRP.

Note (*2):
You may get a kernel panic on first reboot, just hot boot the phone by holding Power + Volume down buttons.

Odin3.10.7 for Windows Click to Download
BETA-SuperSU-v2.74 Click to Download
twrp-3.0.2-0-j7ltespr.img.tar.md5 Click to Download
Samsung USB Drivers Click to Download
Password (if needed)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 04:42:26 AM by Nodial »
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