These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that was recently released by Chainfire.
The rooting file in this guide for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is based on the MMB29K.G928KKKU2BPAG firmware which is part of an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update that rolled out to some regions around the world. It doesn’t matter if you have that same firmware build number running on your S6 Edge Plus. As long as you are running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the guide should work for you.
Files You Need
- Download the updates CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G928K on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers directly to the computer from here.
- You must have a Windows computer to use this guide and root the Samsung smartphone or else the Odin application will not run, and you cannot flash the files required to root the device.
- One of the reasons the CF-Auto-Root package in this guide can sometimes fail for people is because they are attempting to root just after a software update has arrived. Sometimes new major software updates bring new bootloader with them, and when that happens people need to submit the new recovery image to Chainfire at the official XDA Developers thread so he can update the files. As soon as that is done, the rooting file in this guide will start working again.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ SM-G928K running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s Settings menu.
- Extract the rooting archive to the desktop of the computer to find the rooting file and the flashing tool inside.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers that we have available in the files section above.
- Double-click the Odin executable file that is on the desktop and then wait for the Odin user interface to open up.
- Power down the S6 Edge Plus and reboot it up in download mode before connecting it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Give it a few seconds for the ID: COM port to light up either blue or yellow which is letting you know that your device is connected properly, and the drivers are working.
- Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and then upload your rooting file that is on the desktop.
- Do not change any of the default settings you get after opening the Odin application for the first time.
- Click the Start button and then wait for the S6 Edge’s rooting to complete.
- Check out the display of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone for when it says that it is about to flash the SuperSU app, clean up the cache for you and then flashing the stock recovery once again.
- Check out the Odin user interface on the computer directly after and wait until it gives you a green box with a pass message inside.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone with the SM-G928K model number running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The smartphone will now reboot, and you will find the SuperSU app available from the smartphone’s app drawer. That’s the app that is going to act as the gatekeeper for the root apps on your smartphone by asking you whether you want to grant access or deny access. Grant access to the root apps you download and deny access to anything requesting root access which you cannot identify. Make sure you remember to deny anything you do not see otherwise you may allow hackers into your system.
Furthermore, anyone who does not have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ device after following the guide above can try reboot into recovery mode manually once the flashing at the end of the tutorial completes. Moreover, you might want to install a new version of the Odin flashing app if the guide is still not working after manually booting into recovery mode. To confirm that your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone is rooted, install the root checker app from the Google Play Store. You can keep the root checker app on your S6 Edge handset for when you want to unroot later too before sending it away under warranty. It’s handy at letting you know the smartphone is not rooted when you need to know that information too.