1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Boot help Galaxy S7 Edge

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dyno S, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Dyno S

    Dyno S Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    14
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017

    Sep 10, 2017
    14
    7
    16
    Folks I initially tried to root my phone *SM-G935F* using Odin and a CF hero2lte file. The flashing was all good to go with a green pass. Then upon rebooting the phone got stuck on the Samsung logo boot screen with red words at the top that said **Recovery Is Not Seandroid Enforcing**. This being the case all I was able to get into was (Download Mode). I tried to do the samething a few times and gave up after no successful attempts and the phone not being able to successfully reboot.

    Fast forward to present I downloaded the phone's firmware which was a zip that contained 4 files (5 total actually because there was another CS file in the event that you wanted to preserve your data etc.). I loaded all of the files in Odin and made an attempt to flash the phone again however it got stuck on *System* and never go to Green *Pass*. So I figured I would try it a couple of more times in case Odin or something just got hung up on the first try. Any how that wasn't the case.

    Now with the above being said what did change is when I would try to reboot into *Download Mode* again it said something along the lines of Emergency Smart Switch Recover. I downloaded Smart Switch onto my computer and went through the specific steps to try to Recover the phone using Smart Switch. Now after it was all done I got to the blue screen with the Android and it said *Erasing...* then the phone booted up and its now stuck at the Samsung animation screen. This being said as of current I can now access *Download Mode* and also boot into the black screen or *Recovery Mode* I think its called where I can reboot the phone through a bootloader, power off, factory data wipe / reset, etc etc.

    The above being said I have tried the factory reset / wipe. The reboot in bootloader, reboot phone, all with no success.


    Also would like to add that before doing all of the above I forgot to tick *USB Debugging* in Developers Mode when the phone was in its normal state. I must also mention that all of this was a first for me and I looked at doing so to try and recover lost data on my phone. Also wanna add that I am not too familiar with ADB or twrp or how to mess with any of that stuff given the limited access I have to my device because it can no longer bootup like it normally would.


    I'm currently at a lost of words as to what I can do next as I am out of ideas and could really use some help. I would also be more than happy to donate a little to anyone who is able to help me boot my phone back up and get things back to normal.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
     

    Advertisement

  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    38,582
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    38,582
    38,429
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    How long did you leave it on the Samsung logo screen? After a fresh flash of firmware the first boot can take quite a while (possibly 20 minutes). If you only waited a minute or two, I'd recommend rebooting it normally and then letting it go for a half hour or so,
     
  3. Dyno S

    Dyno S Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    14
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017

    Sep 10, 2017
    14
    7
    16
    Ahh yeah I can't say I waited longer than 8 minutes or so that being said I did power it back on after your post and let it be and it just now turned off and didn't reboot. Do I let it be or turn it back on?
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    38,582
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    38,582
    38,429
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    If It's truly off, then I'd power it back on. It could be that the battery died in the middle of the boot.
     
  5. Dyno S

    Dyno S Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    14
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017

    Sep 10, 2017
    14
    7
    16
    Ahhhhhhhhh Ohhhh you are a life saver, it turned out the light just turned off and it did boot up like normal. As of current everything is in perfect working order but the phone doesn't seem like it was out of the box which I'm not sure is normal or not after something like this.

    The phone no longer has the OEM Samsung themes or things like the Samsung internet browser. Currently when you open internet it just goes straight to Google. There's quite a bit of noticeable differences, one of the biggest is the phone seems a bit faster for some reason.

    Would you know of a way or what I would need to do to make the phone like it was out of the box like where everything is all Samsung vs what seems to be regular Android currently?


    EDIT: Disregard the post above as it seems like the phone needed a few updates and tweaking with some settings here and there that now everything is a 100% completely back to normal.

    I only wish that never incurred any data loss through out all of this and that I could say my phone was successfully rooted for other future things but sadly that isn't the case. And with all what just took place in the pass 3 days of my phone being unusable I don't think I plan on trying to root it again. LOL!

    Any how once again Thank you for helping me out and being quick to making replies to my thread here.
     
    #5 Dyno S, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
    lunatic59 likes this.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge launched in 2016 and was one of two of Samsung's flagship devices. The S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 323GB of storage, and 12MP main camera sensor.

Share This Page

Loading...