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How to Root Android Nougat 7.0

How to root Android 7.0 Nougat. Guide on getting ROOT access on Android 7.0 Nougat with SuperSU, through the recovery of TWRP Recovery, to get the most out of it and to access options that are not available if you do not have root access.

Advantages, having a custom recovery installed

  • Through the TWRP Recovery, you can install a custom ROM, and thus have more options, when it comes to customizing the device.
  • Using the TWRP Recovery, you can update the system image file (.img)
  • Through custom TWRP recovery, you can install Xposed modules
  • Using TWRP Recovery is easy to root and remove root using SuperSU, flashable zip file
  • Rooting an android device flashing magisk through custom recovery TWRP Recovery
  • Through custom TWRP recovery, you can clean Cache and Data to increase the speed of space and prevent the device from locking.
  • Through custom recovery, TWRP Recovery can remove all bloatware  (applications that come installed by default, on an Android device).
  • You can flash a custom Kernel and do underclock and overclock.
  • You can create a nandroid backup using TWRP Recovery and then, afterwards, quickly restore the entire system in case we need it.

In case you’re wondering if there will be any issues with rooting Android Nougat. Know that the 4 developer preview builds released till the date of Android Nougat were easily rooted with Chainfire’s systemless root.

Also See: How to Install a Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery

Root Android Nougat 7.0

So far systemless root with SuperSU zip has been working for Android Nougat developer preview releases. At first, Chainfire released separate CFAR packages with patched boot images for the 1st Android Nougat preview release. But soon after, the files necessary to patch boot images on Nougat were merged into SuperSU zip beta releases.

The current version of SuperSU stands at v2.76 and it works just fine to root Android Nougat preview releases.

While it’s possible that the final preview or public release of Android 7.0 Nougat could break how SuperSU achieves root. But we’ve good faith that it’ll need a minor workaround and rooting will be flawless again.

Download SuperSU v2.76

How to Root Android Nougat
  1. Download and transfer the SuperSU zip file from the download link above to your device’s storage.
  2. Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  3. Tap on “Install” and select the SuperSU zip file that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
  4. After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of the screen to begin the flashing process.
  5. Once SuperSU is flashed, you’ll get “Reboot System” option, select it.

That’s all. To verify root access on your Android Nougat running device, download/install any root checker app from the Play Store.

We’ll update this page when a newer version of SuperSU zip is available OR if there are any other alternative methods to root Android Nougat 7.0. Stay tuned.. Happy Androiding!

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