Rooting is a controversial topic among Android users. While many people see it as a bad thing as it voids the warranty, many of us might be of the view that root privilege on an Android device is no less than a valuable asset and our phone would not be of any charm without it. As for me, I remember selling my Xperia Z2 within a month because there was working root exploit available for the device. Once you are used to root access, you would stop at nothing!
Indeed, root access is the very gateway to all possibilities on an Android device. If you want to add a missing feature to your device you can find a mod or app that lets you get it with the help of root. You can even fix performance related issues and install the Xposed Framework modules to get better customization and utility.
Samsung recently showcased their all new flagships, namely the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, at the MWC 2015. The phones are not out in the market yet but if you are a power user and plan to buy the device in future, Chainfire has a good news for you. The famous developer released his CF-Auto-Root tool for the T-Mobile variants of the S6 and S6 Edge just a couple of days ago. He has now added The CF-Root tool for another S6 model.
The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F comes with an unlocked bootloader and you can root the device with Chainfire’s tool as soon as the phone comes to your hands. However, before you proceed to root your S6, you must be aware of the consequences. Rooting with CF-Root will trip the KNOX Warranty void counter on your phone and you would not be able to use make mobile payments using Samsung Pay service. Rooting a device is a risky procedure and requires utmost care while doing things. You have been warned!
Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
- Download the CF-Root package: CF-Auto-Root-zeroflte-zerofltexx-smg920f.zip
- Also download the Odin tool: Odin_v3.10.0.zip
- Install the latest Samsung USB Drivers or Kies on your PC. Skip this step if you have any of them installed: Download
- Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge using this tutorial.
- Having taken care of things described above, turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode by holding the Volume Down+Home+Power keys simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When the warning screen appears, press the Volume Up key to get into the Download Mode.
- Unzip the Odin and CF-Auto-Root Zip files.
- Now open the Odin folder and launch the program by double clicking it.
- Connect the device to the PC via the USB cable supplied with your phone.
- To indicate proper connection, Odin shows “Added!!” text in its message box. If you don’t see that indication, reinstall the drivers and reconnect the cable.
- Now click the AP button on Odin, navigate to the CF-Auto-Root-zeroflte-zerofltexx-smg920f.tar.md5 file and select it.
- Then click the Start button on Odin and wait till the installation finishes and your phone reboots.
- The rooting package will be installed to your S6 within a few seconds and you will get PASS!/RESET! message on Odin.
- Your phone will reboot automatically.
Just wait for a couple of minutes until your phone boots up. Open the app drawer and look for the SuperSU app there. You have successfully rooted your Galaxy S6 SM-G920F. In case you want to verify root privilege on your phone, just install any app that requires root and run it. You can also try the Root Checker app from the Play Store.