Our step by step guide on how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (Android smartphone).
Samsung Galaxy S6 was highly anticipated by Android users. If you are going to buy the device in the near future (or have already grabbed one), you will most likely want to know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S6, or his brother curve, S6 Edge.
Why do you want to root a device like the Galaxy S6 or any other Android device? Rooting your Android phone gives you complete access over all the data locked by the manufacturers. It can remove the factory restrictions and make changes to the internal system as well as the operating system of your device. You are able to install various applications on your rooted device in order to enhance its performance. By rooting your Android, you can remove the built-in applications, upgrade the battery life of your device and install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g. using mods and flashing custom recoveries and Custom ROMs.
- Have problems with your Galaxy S6 or S6 EDGE? See our guide on how to perform a hard reset Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE or S6, one of the many options to solve the problems.
how to get root access on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
Good news for those who want to root their Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, one of the most popular developers from XDA forum, Chain of Fire has already been developed a way to root the S6 series. So if you want to Root your new Samsung Galaxy S6 just follow the instructions below.
Attention! Using this root increases your flash counter and does trip the KNOX flag to void the warranty, so use at your own risk.
Note: Follow this tutorial at your own risk Next To Try assumes no liability in the event of failure of the device during the process.
The tutorial in this article only applies to the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F). You can check which version is your device in Settings> About phone> Model Number).
If you have other models please leave a comment. We will add the compatible devices for rooting galaxy S6.
Pre-check list for Samsung galaxy S6 Rooting process.
Make sure that you have the latest USB drivers installed on your Samsung device.
Enable USB Debugging on Your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
1. Settings –> About Phone –> Build number –> Tap 7 times and become a developer.
2. Settings –> Developer Options –> USB Debugging.
This process will clear all of your data. This is highly recommended to backup your phone.
Make sure that your phone has at least 90 percent charge before you start the flashing process.
Rooting tools for Samsung Galaxy S6.
How to root Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – Rooting tutorial.
Unzip the files and get “.tar.md5″ extension (If you get another file such as recovery.img ,cache.img, unzip again to get mentioned file)
Make sure your phone is in download mode and connected to the PC using USB cable. To put your Galaxy S6 in download mode, simultaneously press the Power, Home (center) and “Volume Down” and follow the instructions.
Now, open Odin on your PC and press the AP button –> select the .tar.md5 file (unzipped file).
Press the START button and wait for the root be completed.
After completing the root process, the device will restart and after the restart, you will have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S6. Success!
If you are wondering or prefer to watch every step, check the video below:
If you have any question regarding this guide, feel free and ask through the comment box below. We will try to help you as early as possible. Thank you all.
Also read: The best free apps for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.