Just as we were expecting, Chainfire has quickly gotten his CF-Auto-Root exploit working with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 – with the International model of the phone to be more acurate.
Aren’t you sure that this root exploit is what you need for your SGS6? If you still have doubts, let me tell you more about the benefits of rooting an Android device as there are big chances to change your mind. Once root access is ensured, you have the possibility to install custom ROMs on your Galaxy S6, to make Nandroid backups, to flash custom kernels, to overclock the CPU, remove the annoying bloatware and more.
Moreover, there are some things that you must know before proceeding. First of all, make sure you backup your important data that you might need after rooting Samsung’s Galaxy S6. You never know when a step might go wrong, so save the contacts list, your call logs and text messages, internet settings, market apps, audio files, images, videos and accounts. On your phone you have to gain developer rights, so enter into Menu – Settings – About phone and then access Menu – Settings – Developer options and enable USB debugging option on your phone.
Do not forget that you must plug in the charger if the battery power that’s left on your Galaxy S6 phone is currently lower than 60%. And do not apply this root guide on any other device excepting Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (the International variant) running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. It is enough that you lose the warranty as this is not an official operation and you have to complete this tutorial to win it back, so we know that a bricked handset is not on your wish list.
The root procedure given below has also been already tested, but we want to be clear about the fact that we do not endorse any responsibility for any kind of issue it might lead to. It is not our fault if you damage or brick your Samsung Galaxy S6 device, so act carefully. Let’s continue with the actual tutorial now:
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S6 with CF-Root Method:
- Download CF-Auto-Root Package for Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer and extract the zip file; the CF-Auto-Root for SM-G920F is available here;
- Download ODIN v3.09 which by using this link; you can already unzip the program on desktop;
- Install the tool by following on screen prompts;
- Now turn off your smartphone;
- Press and hold Power, Volume Down and Home buttons at the same time in order to enter the Samsung Galaxy S6 handset in download mode;
- Run Odin on your computer;
- Connect your device with your PC via its USB cable;
- The “added” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section from the program will turn yellow or blue;
- From Odin, you have to click on the “PA” option;
- Choose the CF-Auto-Root file from desktop;
- At the end, click on Start and wait while the root package is being flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S6;
- On Odin the ‘Pass message will be displayed while the ID:COM section will turn green;
- After you see the home screen, unplug the phone from the computer and enjoy the changes!
Your Samsung Galaxy S6 has now been rooted. You can also download the SuperSU file if you want to verify that things are as they should be and that you made no mistake.