These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F device running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The guide uses the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire and the Odin flashing tool put together by Samsung.
The CF-Auto-Root in this guide for the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the LMY47X.G920FXXU3QOKN firmware build number. You do not need to be running that same firmware on your Sammy S6 smartphone. You should use that LMY47X.G920FXXU3QOKN firmware build number information as an indicator if necessary. Chainfire tells us that some of the older images will not boot on selected Samsung devices.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G920F on Android 5.1.1 from this page.
- You are voiding the Samsung Galaxy S6 when you flash the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire on the device. You can flash the stock ROM from Sam Mobile by keying in your SM-G920F model number and return the device to the stock ROM. However, the CF-Auto-Root does trip Knox so the warranty will not come back when you unroot the device.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F on Android 5.1.1
- Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled on the Galaxy S6 SM-G620F smartphone before starting the guide.
- Download the rooting exploit for your S6 SM-G920F to the desktop of the computer.
- Extract the rooting exploit to the desktop of the computer and your files will fall out. You should see the Odin executable and the rooting exploit.
- Double-click and run the Odin executable file and the Odin flashing tool will open.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F smartphone and reboot it in download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to the computer with the USB cable.
- You should see the ID: COM port from the Odin app on the computer light up a green color. Those who do not see the ID: COM port light up or the word “added” should install the universal ADB Drivers and try again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the rooting exploit for the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F smartphone.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings you get from the Odin flashing tool.
- Click the Start button and the Odin flashing tool will now flash the rooting exploit on your Galaxy S6 SM-G920F smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone will have to reach recovery mode. It boots to recovery mode automatically by default. If by chance your S6 does not boot to the recovery mode, you need to do it manually by pressing the Home + Power + Volume Up buttons with the device starting off.