These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9208 running the Android 5.1.1 update. The guide uses the CF-Auto-Root tool made by popular developer, Chainfire, to install and enable the SuperSU on your device. It’s the SuperSU that is going to grant those rooting permissions you need to the internal system.
The following guide uses Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root file and it based on LMY47X.G9208ZMU2COK8 firmware and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. You do not need to be running that same firmware build ID on your Samsung Galaxy S6 to follow this guide. You should find it works on all versions of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The only exception is if boot images get too old. According to the developer, some Samsung devices will not boot the older images and that’s why he includes that information for you to see.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G9208 on Android 5.1.1 from this page.
- You must have a computer that is running Windows before you can use this guide with the Odin flashing tool, or else the program cannot run.
- Only follow this guide to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 device if you have the one with the SM-G9208 model number. You can check out what your model number is by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9208 on Android 5.1.1
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S6 smartphone before you start with the guide. You need the USB Debugging Mode enabled so you can connect to the computer with the USB cable. USB Debugging is most commonly used with adb commands, but is also a requirements for people using the Odin flashing tool.
- Extract the new CF-Auto-Root package on the desktop of the computer.
- Double-click on the Odin executable so the flashing tool is operating and open on the desktop. Leave it open for when we connect to the app.
- Do not adjust the default settings of the Odin flash tool. (You should see the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options turned on and the Re-partition option off).
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9208 smartphone and reboot it in download mode, ready to connect to the computer.
- Check for the green ID: COM port from the Odin app on your computer. Those without a device connected will need to install the universal ADB Driver and try again. You might need to close the Odin app and reconnect your device in download mode or even reboot the computer before that starts working.
- Click the AP button from the Odin app and browse the desktop file location for the rooting file ending in tar.md5.
- Click the Start button and Odin will take a few minutes to successfully root your device.
- Look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9208 display for when it says the device is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and then rebooting in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 must make it to recovery mode for the rooting guide to complete. You will need to boot it in recovery mode if it does not happen automatically like it should.
- Boot the device back in normal mode and then install the root checker app from the Google Play Store.
Anyone who cannot get the guide to work should try installing another version of the Odin flashing tool from our Odin page. The version in this guide is Odin 3.10. Sometimes it can take a few tries of unique version to flash on a device. Try installing the Odin 3.09 or the Odin 3.07 if the Odin 3.10 isn’t working.