Samsung Galaxy S6, the latest Samsung’s flagship smartphone comes with the powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, 3GB RAM, 16 MP camera, Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 5.1-inches display (Gorilla Glass). Galaxy S6 has become much popular all over the globe, not just for the hardware but also for the enhanced security features such as the KNOX counter that displays the number of times you have flashed any custom ROMs or tweaks over the stock firmware. Today, we’ve some good news for the Galaxy S6 users, especially for those who have not yet rooted their S6 because of the fear of voiding the warranty and tripping knox counter.
It is now possible to root Galaxy S6 without tripping KNOX by using PingPongRoot tool, thanks to idler1984 (XDA Member) for providing this exploit. This root tool enables you to root many Galaxy S6 variants running on some specific firmwares. This is a one tap app that can root your device without any kind of complications. This tool might be available for Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC M9 and LG G Flex 2 within a few days (according to the developer).
So if you’d like to root Galaxy S6 without tripping the KNOX, then go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide. This rooting method does not need Odin tool to flash a custom recovery and the process is very easy. This One-Click Root tool works at the click of a button and has been tested on several ROM builds successfully, listed below:
Supported ROM Builds:
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S6 during or after the rooting process using the PingPongRoot tool. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S6 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Download PingPongRoot Tool (party_beta2.7z)
Steps to Root Galaxy S6 without Tripping KNOX using PingPongRoot Tool:
Follow the given guide to root your Galaxy S6 with PingPongRoot tool:
Step No 1:- First, download party_beta2.7z zip file from the above given link.
Step No 2:- Now extract the zipped file on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 3:- Open the extracted folder and copy pingpongroot_beta2.apk to the root folder of the internal storage of your Galaxy S6.
Step No 4:- Open My Files app and navigate to the APK file to start installation.
Step No 5:- Launch the app drawer and run the installed app once the installation completes.
Step No 6:- Hit the “Get Root!” button.
Step No 7:- Allow it and continue if prompted for app permission.
Step No 8:- Reboot your device and let the file changes take effect.
Step No 9:- After rebooting the device, run the Kinguser app from the app drawer and manage your desired permissions for every app.