How To Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (Android 5.0)
So you just got your new GS6 and itching to get root access over it? Well! You are on a good platform. Thanks to Chianfire, it is now possible to root the just-released Samsung Galaxy S6 easily with the Chainfire Auto Rooting software on Android 5.0.
Your Galaxy S6 is shiny and packed with dozens of useful features. If you get it rooted, you will have access to system files modifications for better performance. After rooting, Samsung will not forbid you from doing anything with your new phone. But there is side effect too, it can void the warranty of your phone. If you are not careful about this kind of loss, go ahead and do what you need.
You need a Windows PC with USB drivers installed for phone. You can use Samsung KIES to install drivers but disable it after installation. Because KIES can disturb Odin3 that you need to use below.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the CF-Auto-Root tool to root Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to your computer.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder and run Odin3.xxx.exe.
Step #3: Turn your S6 completely off.
Step #4: Reboot device into download mode by holding down Volume DOWN, Power and Home buttons until you see warning screen. Then press Volume Up button to enter in Download Mode.
Step #5: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #6: Click on PDA Button and locate the file having extension “.tar.md5” like CF-Auto-Root-zerofltetmo-zerofltetmo-smg920t.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change. You just need to make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #7: Click on Start button to start rooting process. Wait until you see PASS message on Odin and your device reboot. (Note: If you face FAIL message, close Odin, unplug device, turn it off and start process again).
Step #8: Launch the app drawer on your GS6 and check whether SuperSU app is available or not. If available, your device is rooted successfully. You can also use Root Checker app from Play Store for this purpose.
That’s it, you have now a rooted Galaxy S6. If you experience any error, leave comment.