The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the brand-spanking new phone under the Sammy name that comes with an edge down both sides and not just the one Edge that debuted last year.

It is out now with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and as long as you are rocking that firmware build under the hood, you can follow the easy steps below to gain root access to yours. Check out everything you need to do and know after the jump to make that happen.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in a few different model numbers based on the phone carrier networks. This is only for the T-Mobile edition with the number SM-G925T. Failing to understand that can brick your device.
  • You should be running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to follow the guide. If you are reading this in future and on a different firmware version, we do not know if Google will patch this exploit.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  • Odin only works for Windows PC. Do not try and flash the file on Mac or Linux.
  • Check the USB Debugging Mode is enabled, so you don’t get failed messages from Odin. (Settings > Developer Options > Enable the USB Debugging Mode.)
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers to the computer. Restart the computer after they are done installing for them to work.
  • You are voiding the warranty by following the guide below.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE  MODEL NUMBER G925T RUNNING ANDROID 5.0.2 LOLLIPOP

1. Download the CF-Auto-Root pack from here.

2. Download the Odin version you want from here.

3. Use the desktop for the file locations when downloading.

4. You must extract both files since they are zipped.

5. Open the Odin file and run the program, so it’s waiting on the computer.

6. Power down the Edge S6 and boot in Download Mode: Power + Home + Volume Up keys together at the same time.

7. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Edge to the computer via USB cable.

8. Click the PDA button in Odin and upload the rooting tar.md5 file.

9. Check the re-partition box is empty.

10. Click the Start button, and the flashing will begin.

11. The Edge will reboot when it’s done, and then you can unplug from the computer.

You now have the freedom to start installing any of the root applications that are available from around the web. You’ll find most of them available from the same Google Play Store that you’ve been using since you bought your device. Google doesn’t showcase these root apps in any way though, so the only way you’ll find them is by already know what the names of the mare.

If you try searching for a root app that you know the name of but it doesn’t come up in the Google Play Store then try a Google search for it instead. Sometimes you’ll find the app is available from the developer’s website rather than the Play Store. There can be a few reasons for this, most notably that Google decided it didn’t want that app as part of the Play Store. Just be careful of the applications that you install from outside of the Play Store because they don’t have Google monitoring them out there like they otherwise would from Google Play.