How To Root Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S6 is a new-age Android smartphone released by Samsung Mobiles on March 2015. The device comes with 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is powered by a 2.1 GHz quad-core processor along with a 3 GB RAM and it runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system. If you are looking for a high-end Android smartphone, then go to get this device.

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If you have purchased this smartphone already and looking for a way to root it, so that you can install custom-built Android applications or to remove unwanted preinstalled bloat ware or to install custom ROM firmware’s, and then you are in the right place. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy 6 Android smartphone.

WARNING: Rooting your Samsung Smartphone will void its warranty and you won’t be able to claim it. Also, if you don’t follow the rooting procedures properly, then the chances of your device getting bricked are high. So, if anything wrong occurs to your device while following this tutorial, do not held me or Android Root Guides responsible. Proceed at your OWN wish.

Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM 920F

Prerequisites:

1) The rooting procedure given here is not a data-loss process, but it is safe to have a backup of personal data’s in your smartphone. Take it either by using the Helium app or by using Samsung Kies.

2) Next, enable USB Debugging mode in your smartphone. To do that, first you will have to enable Developer options by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (tap on the build number for 7 times to enable Developer Options). Once done, follow this path to enable USB Debugging: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging (tick the box next to it to enable it).

3) Ensure that your smartphone has at least 70% or more battery backup before proceeding with this rooting procedure.

4) Download Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers and install it in your computer, so that you can connect your device with the computer successfully.

5) Disable or uninstall antivirus programs installed in your computer as they tend of interrupt with the rooting procedure.

Once you have done these prerequisites, you can move forward to the main rooting tutorial given below.

Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy 6 SM-G920F/SM-G920T:

1) Before getting started, make sure that your Galaxy 6 model number is SM-G920F or SM-G920T. If you don’t have this variant, then do not follow this procedure as it will brick your device.

2) Next, download Odin and CF-Auto-Root-zeroflte-zerofltexx-smg920f for SM-G920F or CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-zerofltetmo-zerofltetmo-smg920t for SM-G920T device to your computer. Once done, extract the CF Auto Root file and save the extracted .tar.md5 file in your computer.

3) Now, open Odin in your computer. Once done, switch off your Galaxy S6 device and boot into the download mode by pressing the Volume Down, Power, and Home Buttons simultaneously.

4) Once you are in Download mode, connect your device to the computer using the Original USB data cable. If you have installed the Galaxy S6 USB drivers properly, then your device will get connected to the computer successfully.

5) Now in Odin, click on the AP button and choose the .tar.md5 file from Step 1. Once done, make sure that F.Reset Time and Auto-reboot options are selected. Also, make sure that the Repartition button is unselected as well.

6) Once done, click Start in Odin to begin the flashing process. It will take a minute or two to get completed and once it does, you will see a PASS message in Odin and your device will get rebooted. Once you see the Home screen of your smartphone, you can disconnect the device from the computer.

That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 SM-920F Android smartphone. To confirm the root privileges of your device, install and run the Root Checker app from Google Play store.

Also, if you encounter any issues while following this rooting procedure, do let me know using the comments section below.

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Comments

  1. Hi is SM-G920F or SM-G920T the models sold in India?

  2. Nope, they are U.S. based models.