How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920L

Today, I will guide you how easy it is to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920L running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using the cf-auto root method by Chainfire, recognized Xda developer and contributor.

Android 5.1.1 update has made it difficult to root your phone but it does not mean it is impossible to gain root access on the Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1 ROM. You can still root your phone but this time you need to flash a custom root kernel and developer has also updated the cf-auto root kernel to make it compatible with the latest Android update.

Rooting Guide for Galaxy S6 SM-G920L

Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920L

Pre-requisites:

If you’re having another model or variant of the Galaxy S6, you can use our complete rooting guide for all models of Galaxy S6.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920L Rooting Guide:

Here are the simple steps to root Galaxy S6 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware.

Step 1: First of all, download and extract/unzip the required files mentioned above.

Step 2: Run Odin3 and leave the default settings.

Step 3: Turn off your device and reboot into download mode by holding and pressing the Volume down+Home+Power keys simultaneously till Android warning sign appears on the screen. Hit Volume up to continue.

Step 4: While in Odin mode connect your device to your PC.

Step 5: Hit the AP/PDA button and select the smtxx_cf_autoroot.tar file.

Step 6: Click Start to flash the twrp file.

Step 7: When completed, Odin will give Pass! Message and your device will automatically reboot.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 on Android 5.1.1. You’re now a few steps away to install any Custom ROM and Recovery of your choice.

Troubleshooting:

If your phone is continuously rebooting after flashing the cf-auto root you can follow the steps to recover boot loop.

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Imran Aftab
 

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast, using Android and Windows. Live simply, give generously and dream high.