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How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

Aug. 27, 2015 05:03 pm / Posted by Andrew Coffe to Android
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What is Rooting?

root samsung Galaxy S6

Rooting is the process of allowing users of phones, tablets and other devices which have the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control. It is also called as the root access. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user.
To root the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge means to free up its memory – both of the RAM and storage variety. So think twice before you start to root your phone. Besides that, we also would like to warn you a few things when you root your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.

Things You Have to Know before Getting Start

1. Make sure you have a Windows computer at hand.
2. This only works on the T-Mobile or International versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
3. Make sure you backup data on Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge when you decide to root your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
4. The rooting may disable two secure features: Samsung KNOX and Samsung Pay.

How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

1. Download and Install the Samsung USB Drivers. For the Samsung USB drivers, you can easily download in the Samsung official guide.

Samsung USB Drivers

2. Go to Settings > About Phone and remember your model number. Then go to Autoroot, find your model number and download the root package.

find your model number

3. Extract the zip file, right-click the Odin exe file and run it as administrator. On the phone, go to Settings > About Phone and continuously tap on Build Number until it tells you are a developer. Then go to Settings > Developer Options and check on USB Debugging.

check on USB Debugging

4. Plug the phone in via USB again. In Odin, click on AP and select the .tar.md5 file from inside the extracted AutoRoot folder.Then click Start.When it reboots you should be presented with your home screen and you'll see the Superuser icon in your app drawer if it all worked.

starting rooting.jpg

Now, it should work and you'll be presented with the Superuser icon like normal. A reminder is that, if you unfortunately lose your data when rooting your phone, you can try Samsung Data Recovery to help you restore your lost data.

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