The AT&T variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the S6 Edge Plus have proved difficult devices to root, but we have gotten there in the end thanks to the work of some members over at XDA developers who have worked hard in creating some custom kernels. These custom kernels that are now available for both devices come pre-rooted, so the firmware itself comes to your device rooted.
The following guide to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus for AT&T subscribers is made for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It should work for any firmware version between Android 6.0 and 6.0.2 Marshmallow. Likewise, it will work on any version of Android 5.0 through to 5.1.1 Lollipop. Since we are flashing the new pre-rooted kernel, it doesn’t matter what version your device runs beforehand.
Files You Need
- Download the pre-rooted kernel for your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on 6.0 from here.
- Download the latest version of the Odin flashing tool for your S6 Edge Plus from here.
- The following guide is intended for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. We have the other guide here if you want to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by AT&T instead. Do not flash the pre-rooted kernel on any other device.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone so you can connect to the computer and start using your flashing tool to flash the custom kernel.
- Extract the custom kernel to the desktop, and then do the same thing with your Odin file.
- Right-click the mouse on the Odin executable file and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings you get when the Odin application opens on your computer.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and reboot it download mode.
- Connect the S6 Edge Plus to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for a few seconds until the ID: COM port from the Odin application turns blue or yellow. Any color from your ID: COM port you need to update the drivers and get them working. You can get them from the Samsung website, or by installing the universal Windows ADB driver instead.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the custom kernel.
- Click the Start button and wait until your new kernel is flashed on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to do in order to install the pre-rooted firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone by the AT&T phone carrier network. You can check your device is rooted by installing the usual root checker application from the Google Play Store. It will give you the results as normal.
Anyone not finding the guide working for their Galaxy S6 Edge Plus device should try installing a different version of the Odin flashing tool. It comes in a few popular versions: the latest 3.10, or 3.09 and 3.07. try a new version if your current number isn’t flashing the custom kernel properly for your device.