How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920S

The step-by-step guide will help you to easily root Galaxy S6 SM-G920S running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using the cf-auto root method by Chainfire, the recognized Xda developer.

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 firmware. But there is nothing to be worried about as you can still gain root access to your phone having latest Android version installed 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.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920S

Galaxy S6 SM-G920S


If you’re having another model or variant of the Galaxy S6, you can use our detailed guide for Galaxy S6 root.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920S 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 CF-Auto-Root-zeroflteskt-zeroflteskt-smg920s.tar file.

Step 6: Click Start to flash the cf-auto root kernel.

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.


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

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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