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Default 03-18-2016, 10:39 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

Knox will be tripped only if u root, install firmware via odin or performing ADB commands won't do anything.
   
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Default 03-18-2016, 11:54 | posts: 4,836 | Location: Sweden

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Flashing Official stock FW is easy as pie!!! Remember, this is not rooting and adding custom recovery, this is flashing Official Firmware and nothing more!

It would simply be a case of flashing another coutnry's FW, perfectly legal..

Its a case of downloading Odin, downloading Firmware and pressing go!!

Here's a guide and link to all files:
Weirdly, it sounds simple enough and far from the 5 page instructions I read the last time on XDA (hate that site btw, it's really impossible to understand anything there). Still unsure about flashing another country's firmware (say UK). Won't I have carrier issues and problems with the Play Store?

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Default 03-18-2016, 12:39 | posts: 706 | Location: England

might be good for some people, this allows you to change the phones DPI without root. or hacking. I noticed coming from a Edge+ to the S7 Edge the DPI was to high on the s7, but with this, you can lower the DPI to 540, instead of 620(I think)

http://www.androidauthority.com/sams...etting-680736/
   
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Default 03-18-2016, 16:05 | posts: 479 | Location: Monterey, CA

I did it the hard way, LOL! with ADB
   
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Default 03-19-2016, 05:07 | posts: 479 | Location: Monterey, CA







If any of you are like me and don't like being forced to take OTA updates that could jeopardize future rooting check this out!
Go to the Play Store and download Package disabler PRo and open it, let it do its thing. Its a paid program though. When its done, click on the 3 dots>disable all bloatware(root not required)>then click on the search bar>SDM, then disable both entries and reboot.

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Default 03-19-2016, 08:09 | posts: 655 | Location: Philippines

Just Got Mine..Here in our Country only the dual sim G930FD is available..

Flash a G930F Rom and rooted to remove OEM crap my carrier integrated in my phone..

   
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Default 03-19-2016, 09:06 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

i wanna root badly and i'm a root whore, but i'm waiting for fixes for camera and poor 3D performance that plague all 6.0.1 devices.
   
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Default 03-19-2016, 09:59 | posts: 655 | Location: Philippines

Just root it man...I can't live wihout root..Xposed, Titanium Backup and Lucky Patcher..ahaha
   
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Default 03-19-2016, 10:16 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

But if they won't fix the problem which plagues all devices with 6.0.1, i will leave sammy and won't look back, though that would be a shame cause the S7 Edge is pure awesome.
   
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Default 03-21-2016, 20:23 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

I seem to notice that wifi speeds slow down to a crawl when BT is enabled as well. It seems 6.0.1 related.

http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=652130
   
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Default 03-21-2016, 20:33 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

Sammy has a lot of 6.0.1 issues, people who rooted do u have Deep sleep issue or is it fixed with Supersu 2.68?
   
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Default 03-21-2016, 20:57 | posts: 5,152 | Location: Scotland

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Weirdly, it sounds simple enough and far from the 5 page instructions I read the last time on XDA (hate that site btw, it's really impossible to understand anything there). Still unsure about flashing another country's firmware (say UK). Won't I have carrier issues and problems with the Play Store?
nope, you won't have any issues.. As a precaution download your country's firmware too that way if you decide to go back you have it there.
   
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Default 03-21-2016, 21:37 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

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Sammy has a lot of 6.0.1 issues, people who rooted do u have Deep sleep issue or is it fixed with Supersu 2.68?
I have no root. Just original software. I did the initial OTA update (Edge screen) upon first boot, did a hard reset after that.

When my wifi comes to a crawl, turning off BT fixes it. But other than that, the phone did not aggravate me even once, unlike the disaster called W10M on my L550 (although running the official .168 build really made that phone snappier, only took MS 6 months to accomplish that).

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Default 03-24-2016, 11:16 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

Modding your S7E for dual-SIM usage + expandable storage:
http://www.androidauthority.com/two-...7-edge-681909/

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Oops, I've should've edited my previous post.
   
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Default 03-24-2016, 11:54 | posts: 8,232 | Location: London, United Kingdom

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I can't live wihout Lucky Patcher..ahaha
Lol, if you mentioned that over at XDA Developers you'd get flamed, and you KNOW why.
   
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Default 06-16-2016, 17:38 | posts: 17,539 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Pretty impressive

Samsung posts gorgeous 4K video footage shot with the Samsung Galaxy S7








http://phandroid.com/2016/06/16/gala...video-footage/
   
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Default 06-17-2016, 08:17 | posts: 4,836 | Location: Sweden

Indeed impressive!
   
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Default 06-17-2016, 14:51 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

i have the Edge for 3 months already, seriously nothing beats the S7 edge, as a whole this phone is one notch of perfection, nothing beats it's battery life and camera.
   
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Default 06-17-2016, 15:56 | posts: 12,884 | Location: Finland

I hear that many hate the edges of the Edge though.
   
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Default 06-17-2016, 16:32 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

used too, but one update soon after launch fix that, before update i touched it all the time and it would do weird stuff, after update a only touch it very seldom when it flips out, works perfect nonetheless.

It's the only phone, along with S6 Edge that i can control the music when screen is off, no need to unlock it anymore for it.
   
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Default 07-05-2016, 10:14 | posts: 479 | Location: Monterey, CA

We finally have root back on our S7's/Edge. Thanks to everyone at xda that contributed!!!




http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...hread-t3410633

Screenshots from my personal S7 SM-G930V(Verizon-Qualcomm) G930VVRU1APB1(original FW) I didn't take any updates just in case this day came...Going to test PE1 (June patch) once its finished downloading and root again...
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Default 07-05-2016, 23:07 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

I've spent a couple of days with my S7 now and I like it. I prefer it's size to the G4, it's smaller, fits in the hand nicely. It's built really well.

Nice snappy phone, haven't rooted yet and don't think I will bother. Installed Nova Launcher, set up all my apps and widgets. Works great.

Screen is ok, viewing angles are good but there's a slight green tint if you look at the screen from the left under an extreme angle, a blue tint if you look from the right and a purple tint if you look at the screen from bottom. All of this under extreme angles, under normal operation the screen stays nice and uniform. It's still far from accurate though, I actually prefer the screen on the LG G4, Super Amoled has it's massive advantages, for sure, but there's drawbacks too.

Still, nothing much to complain about, camera again is good, but not as good as the LG G4 camera, no full manual mode but then there's some nice tweaks, the focus is better, better shooting modes too, if that's what you like. For me though, I used manual mode on the G4 all the time and I loved it.

Overall, happy. Good to be back with Samsung.
   
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Default 07-05-2016, 23:11 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

Manual mode on G4 is a beast, auto sucks, but i think S7 camera is better overall, specially in well lit and artificial lighting, but G4 camera is standing strong, i had this phone, shame the battery on G4 was poor and performance, 3D mainly were very poor.
   
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Default 07-05-2016, 23:19 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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Manual mode on G4 is a beast, auto sucks, but i think S7 camera is better overall, specially in well lit and artificial lighting, but G4 camera is standing strong, i had this phone, shame the battery on G4 was poor and performance, 3D mainly were very poor.
I would agree, in good light the S7 is a really good snapper but in low light and at night, the G4 manual mode is great.

Overall, they're trading blows. Depends on the conditions.
   
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Default 07-06-2016, 01:35 | posts: 17,644 | Location: Glasgow

I've already smashed the back of my S7 Edge, suppose that's what I get for thinking it's to pretty for a case lol.

The wife has the G5 so I get to compare the pros/cons of each phone.
   
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