Enable Root CyanogenMod 14 (CM14) Nougat 7.0 ROMs [How To]

You can easily root, or enable root access on all CyanogenMod 14 Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs. CyanogenMod 14 is the latest custom ROM based on Android 7.0 Nougat, which is the latest version of Android. Announced just a few months ago, Android 7.0 Nougat is considered as one of the best Android versions with subtle, important changes and updates.

If your phone is stuck on older versions of Android, which can be 6.0 Marshmallow or 5.0 Lollipop, then CyanogenMod 14 will help bring your phone to life by updating it to Nougat 7.0. This Android version has many new features which make it worth updating.

To install CyanogenMod 14 on your phone, you will need a custom recovery such as TWRP or PhilZ, based on your phone model of course. As with every version of CM, CyanogenMod 14 allows you to do many things that you cannot do on a stock Nougat firmware. There are many options which allow you to customize the phone.

But, if you want to take full advantage of the phone and the ROM, then you will need root. Root is the key when it comes to unleashing the full powers of an Android device. If you have installed CyanogenMod 14 and want root, do not worry. You don’t need to flash any custom kernels or any mods.

CyanogenMod 14 comes pre-rooted, but root access is disabled by default. This is the case with previous CyanogenMod versions as well, including CyanogenMod 13. If you want to have root access on CM14, you will need to enable it. Luckily, enabling root is very easy.

How to root/enable root access on CyanogenMod 14 Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs

  1. Take your phone and unlock it.
  2. Go to the app drawer and tap on the Settings icon.
  3. From there, scroll all the way down to About Phone/About Device.
  4. There, quickly tap seven times on Build Number. This will enable Developer Options.
  5. Now, go back to settings’ main menu, scroll down and tap on Developer Settings.
  6. While in Developer Options, find an option called Root Access. Find it and set it as Apps.

That is it. Now your CyanogenMod 14 Nougat device will have root access alongside one of the most popular ROMs in the world. Enjoy a phone without software limits.


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