Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone owners usually need no introduction to operating systems such as Linux because they are already familiar with the kernel that their operating systems are based. What many of these S6 owners might not know, though, is that you can run Linux for your computer operating system and keep your Android device and use them, together with nearly the same coherence as we have come to expect from a Windows computer and an Android operating system.
Like you know, the Windows operating system is the most popular OS in the world and that’s the biggest reason why we see so much compatibility with Android and Windows. These developers just cater for the crowds and have next to know agenda regarding anything else at all. That’s not really fair on people who want to stay true to the Linux foundation that Android is built. For all those people who are not switching over to Windows, there is one application in particular that can enhance your experience between your Linux OS and your Android OS — it’s called the DriveDroid app.
The DriveDroid application is available to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge owners as soon as you finish the guide above and will turn your Android operating system on the S6 Edge into a bootable Linux drive for your desktop PC.
Files You Need
- Download the S6 Edge custom kernel from here.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool for your computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone.
- Extract the Odin flashing tool and the rooting exploit to the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click on the Odin flashing tool and then choose to run it as an administrator.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F device in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for around 5 to 10 seconds and then check for a yellow or blue ID: COM port from the Odin user-interface. No color means your device is not detected by the flashing tool and you will need to install the universal ADB driver on your Windows computer before it will work.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application and then upload your rooting file that is already extracted to the desktop.
- Click the Start button and then wait until the Odin application shows you a green box with a pass message available inside.
- Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone and wait until it says your device is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and then reboot in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone is now going to reboot into recovery mode automatically where it will apply the finishes touches.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Any S6 Edge device that does not get into recovery mode automatically like it should at the end of the guide, will need to be booted into recovery mode manually using the hardware button combination for that mode.