It’s no secret that people are choosing to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone to remove the system apps. One of the apps out there that can remove system apps that you might have tried yet is the Root Browser application. With the Root Browser running, we can modify the system partition on our Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, and remove the default system apps that come with our devices thanks to Samsung. The Root Browser application is also great for anyone who is wanting to use many of the same features we have come to find in a handy file manager. It also offers the ability to share files with email, a built-in file extractor, an APK file extractor, decompiler and more.
Here is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone with the SM-G920A model number by AT&T running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop so you can start installing your root applications like the Root Browser:
Files You Need
- Download the rooting packages for the OJ 7 or the OJ 9 firmware builds from here.
- Download one of the latest versions of the Odin flashing tool for your computer.
- You can find out the build number that your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A smartphone is currently running by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number.
How to Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A running on Android 5.1 Lollipop Software Updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A smartphone so it can connect to the computer with the USB cable and use the flashing tool.
- Extract the rooting file for your OJ firmware and the Odin flashing tool file to the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click on the Odin executable file and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make any changes from the Odin application’s settings when it opens on the computer.
- Long-press the Power button or select the option to switch off from the Device Options menu and wait until your Galaxy S6 smartphone is off completely.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A smartphone in download mode by pressing the hardware button combination for that and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for around 10 seconds and then look for a blue or yellow color lighting up the ID: COM port box in the top left side of the Odin flashing tool on the computer. No color there means you will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver and try starting again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop folder location for the rooting package you extracted in the beginning of the guide, making sure you choose the right package for your firmware build number.
- Click the Start button and then wait until you get a green light coming from the box in the top left side with a pass message available inside.
- Look at the Samsung Galaxy S6’s display and your device should reboot.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone with the SM-G920A model number. That same model number is the model for AT&T subscribers. We know that AT&T devices can be difficult to root when they are in the Samsung range. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Alpha being another device that proved difficult since Chainfire never officially released a CF-Auto-Root version for that device.