How to root Samsung Galaxy S6
This up-to-date, step-by-step tutorial will help you root all models of the Samsung Galaxy S6, including T-Mobile, Sprint, US-Cellular, LTE, Canadian, and other international variants, using the cf-auto root method by recognized XDA developer Chainfire.
It is a dedicated page that mainly focuses on rooting almost any model of Galaxy S6 running on the latest Android. Auto root is one of the easiest and most recommended ways to root almost any Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus models. This is a quick way to gain root access, also known as the OneClickRoot method, as it uses Odin3 to flash the rooted kernel on your Galaxy S6.
Why should you root the Galaxy S6?
Obviously, there are many benefits once you gain root access on your Android device, and that is the reason there are several Android communities and contributors mainly focusing on developing rooting scripts, mods, custom recoveries, and custom ROMs. Here are a few benefits you get after rooting your S6:
- You truly own your device. Individual carriers are limiting your access to the device, but rooting your device gives you endless opportunities to make customizations according to your taste.
- You can flash any custom ROM of your choice.
- You can get rid of the crappy apps that come preinstalled on your device, called bloatware.
- You can install some of the powerful apps that require root access, such as Titanium Backup.
- Boost Your Phone’s Speed and Battery Life
Things You Should Know Before Rooting Galaxy S6
- Rooting a phone voids its manufacturer warranty, and auto-rooting trips the Samsung Knox counter.
- You’ll need a Windows-based PC, but you can use Odin3 alternatives for Mac and Linux.
- Though rooting does not wipe data, it is always recommended to backup your Android.
- Make sure you’ve installed USB drivers on your PC.
- From Settings, enable USB debugging.
- Last but not the least proceed at your risk.
How to root Samsung Galaxy S6
Below are the Galaxy S6 models that are having working root method running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Unfortunately, for AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S6 users, there is no working root available due to bootloader issues, but there is a possibility that soon we get good news about the Android 5.1.1 root status. AT&T and Verizon variants running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop can be rooted using PingPong root tool.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (International Qualcomm)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920K
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T
- Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920L
- AT&T Galaxy S6 SM-G920A (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop)
- Verizon Galaxy S6 SM-G920V (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920S
- Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T1 (Metro PCS)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Canada SM-G920W8
- US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920R4
For all future releases and updates for Galaxy S6 root, keep visiting this page, as we will be continuously updating this page whenever a newer version of Android gets released. Please note that root for all variants of Galaxy S6 is still not available, once announced by the developer, we’ll right away publish a quick guide for that particular model so that you’re able to safely and successfully root your device.