I had preordered the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I about a week ago and received it just a few days ago. It’s really a damn good phone, probably the best of all that I own or have owned so far. Apart from its shiny smooth body that makes it slip-friendly and battery drain (a common issue on new devices), I don’t have anything negative to say after 4 days of use. What do you think?
Since I was aware that Chainfire has only released his Auto-Root packages for just a few variants and my S6 Edge was not one of them, I sat quietly for a couple of days. Later, I read a Google+ post claiming to gain root on SM-G925I using the CF-Auto-Root file meant for the T-Mobile S6 Edge variant, that is SM-G925T. I gave it a shot but got “FAILED!” message in Odin. A little research disclosed that the CF-Root for the TMO S6 Edge worked only on the devices with OC1 firmware. I remembered taking updating to OC5 firmware after purchasing the device, so I tried Chainfire’s root package for SM-G925F and it worked!
Below, we’ll see how to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I by flashing CF-Root using Odin. If you have bought the unlocked 32 or 64GB version of the model from India, Australia, Singapore, Latin America, United States and North America and its model number is SM-G925I, the following method should work for you as it did for me! Please check your phone’s model number by going to Settings> About before you proceed.
- Download Chainfire’s Auto-Root package depending on the build number of the firmware of your Galaxy S6 Edge:
- Download and install the latest Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
- Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy S6 Edge. You can do so under Settings> Developer options. You can find detailed steps here.
- Disable Verify App via USB option in Developer options.
- Make sure that Reactivation Lock is disabled in Settings> Lockscreen and Security> Find My Mobile, or you won’t be able to flash CF-Root or TWRP and get this error: “Custom Binary (Recovery) Blocked by R/L”.
Root Samsung Galaxy Edge SM-G925I
- Unzip the CF-Auto-Root package file and open it.
- Turn off your device and reboot t into the Download or Odin Mode. You can do so by pressing the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously for 3-5 seconds. When you see the warning screen, press the Volume Up key.
- Now connect your S6 Edge to PC using the USB cable that came with it.
- Launch Odin3-v3.10.6.exe as administrator.
- Make sure that the ID:COM port in Odin is highlighted and you see “Added!!” text in the Log box.
- Now click the AP field and add the CF-Auto-Root-zerolte-zeroltexx-smg925x.tar.md5 file to it.
- Click the Start button and wait until the installation finishes.
- You’ll see PASS! message on Odin and your device will reboot automatically.
Done! When your Galaxy S6 Edge boots up, it will have root access. To very root privilege, you can use the Root Checker app.