So you just got your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6? Why not root it? Some apps that exist on the Google Play Store still require root privileges given how Android is designed, and as such sometimes it’s necessary to get root on your device in order to run such applications. The package that is used to obtain these escalated permissions comes courtesy of Chainfire which is a small package that is loaded into Odin and sent to your device to obtain root.
Using this root increases your flash counter and does trip the KNOX flag to void the warranty, so use at your own risk.
First, if you haven’t already got the USB PC drivers for your Samsung device, then head to this link to download them.
SuperSu download links
The package you’ll need to root your device will depend on the country you reside in – the different packages are listed below:
Once that’s downloaded, head on to the instructions below to Root your Galaxy S6.
Instructions to Root the Galaxy S6
– Download and unzip the CF-Auto-Root-….zip file
– If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you’ve extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file – don’t extract that one
– (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
– Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
– Click the PDA button, and select the tar.md5 file
– Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button).
– (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
– Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
– Click the Start button
– Wait for Android to boot
You should now see SuperSU installed in your app launcher and able to grant any apps that require root the appropriate permissions. For the root to work, the device must reboot into recovery. Most devices will do this automatically after flashing these files, but in case that does not happen, please boot into recovery manually.
Does anyone know whether rooting the phone removes fingerprint detection functionality? I have apps that authenticate the user by taking advantage of the fingerprint reader on the home button of the Galaxy S5 and S6, and I don’t want to lose that feature.
Just followed this and booted into my phone. I only have finger print set for my lock screen and can verify that it does not interfere with that — for app authentication I’m not sure. goodluck.
just FYI its the AP button, not PDA button.
S6 G920F bricked after this. Damn!
Will this work on 920v?
I got build G925PVPU1AOE2? Can this be rooted? Sites like http://wyckedroot.com/ don’t have any info.
Will this erase all the data on it already?
is there files to root the new Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A. I cant seem to find anything.
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