T-Mobile has its own variant of the latest Samsung flagship smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. If you have purchased this shiny new handset and are wondering how you could go about rooting it, you’ve come to the right place.
In the following guide, you’ll learn how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge using the Chainfire method to get the best out of it. Once rooted, you’ll have the freedom to install whatever root-requiring apps you want on your device. Not only is that, you’ll eventually be able to install a custom recovery as well.
Excited? Here’s how to root your device:
Files You Need
1. In order for your computer to be able to recognize your device, you should have Samsung Drivers installed on your computer.
2. Download CF-Root to your computer. It’s the file that will root your device.
3. Download Odin to your computer. It’s the tool that lets you flash the root file on your device.
4. You must be running a Windows PC to do this tutorial.
5. This should only be tried on a SM-G925T device.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (T-Mobile)
1. Right-click on both CF-Root and Odin and select Extract here to extract their files.
2. Double-click on Odin executable and it should launch on your computer.
3. In the tool, click on the button that says PDA and navigate to the folder where you’ve saved CF-Root and select it to be flashed on your device.
4. Uncheck Repartition if it’s checkmarked in the tool.
5. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options as they are safe to work with.
6. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
7. Turn your phone back on in download mode. To do that, hold down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons at the same time.
8. Press Volume UP when you see the warning and you will reboot into download mode.
9. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
10. You’re all set to flash CF-Root on your device. Click on Start in the tool and wait for it to flash the selected file on your device.
11. When the file is flashed, your phone will automatically reboot.
12. You’re done.
Root access has been successfully achieved on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and you should be able to install many of the root-requiring apps on your device. If you’re still concerned about the root-status, please use the Root Checker app to confirm the root-access status on your device.
There are often many ways one can root any Android device. Some people do it using a one-click rooting tool like PurpkeDrake or WinDroid, and others like to get a custom recovery image installed and then flash something like SuperSU from that custom recovery partition. The result is always the same no matter what way you do it as long as you have become the root user. The same apps are going to be available for everybody, and that means you can always achieve the same things with root access.
Rooting Android lets you do a million and one things like automating everything, blocks advertisements if you must, backup your smartphone or tablet with full backups instead of having to use a variety of apps to get the job done, remove the preinstalled bloatware that is already on your device without your say in it, tweak that software of yours to have design and features you want to see instead of the options that rolled out to the masses and help make your custom kernel and custom ROM flashing process easier. You can find out more what about what things you can do wit ha rooted Android operating system from our detailed article.
Once you know what you want to achieve having root access to the Android internal system, you then need to know how to make those things happen. We can tell you that making changes to your software and operating system almost always is having to do with getting applications installed first that help you achieve those things. You can find out the best root apps for Android to get some ideas about what most people are choosing to install and then search for those names from Google or the Google Play Store. Most root applications are available from Google Play, but the ones that are not available from Google Play are available from just a standard Google search instead.