Snapdragon 820 Galaxy S7 Has Root!

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When the Galaxy S7 released here in the US we were all pretty happy to see that the device came loaded with a Snapdragon 820 chip. Qualcomm processors have always been pretty well received by the development community. Then we found out that no US variant would come with an unlockable bootloader... not even the T-Mobile variant. This came as a bit of a surprise even to John Legere who vowed to fight for our right to mod.

All this time later and we still don't have a solution for unlocking the Galaxy S7 bootloader in the US, not even on the T-Mobile variant. Many of you have pretty much given up hope on a root method. Some of you even bit the bullet and started taking the OTA updates certainly ensuring your device would not be rooted even if a method became available.

Today developer "Sunderwear" released a proof of concept for Root on the Sprint version of the Galaxy S7. He mentioned that the root method currently has plenty of bugs, and there is no ETA. The hope is that this method will root on all US variants of the device. No word has been given on that front. The worry is that users who have updated will find that their device is patched from this root method. Hopefully we will find out soon. Still this begs the question will we ever see an unlocked bootloader on the US version? How awesome would the Galaxy S7 Edge be if it was running stock Android!

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How awesome would any Samsung Galaxy be with stock Android? I'd love the phones if they didn't have so thick a layer of touch wiz.

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That's awesome news to hear! Hopefully a fullproof root method will be released.
 
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