Samsung showcased the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at the MWC 2015 recently and these devices will be available soon in the market worldwide. If you wish to buy the latest Galaxy S6 in the future, then you might want to get root access to its internal file system and install various tweaks and modifications on it. So being an advanced user, Chainfire has a good news for you that he has confirmed that the CF-Auto-Root now supports Galaxy S6. He has added the Galaxy S6 (International Variant) SM-G920F to the list of CF-Auto-Root, as its previous release was for the T-Mobile (SM-G920T and SM-G925T).
The CF-Auto-Root method has been tested on Galaxy S6 by many users and they got success to obtain the root access but keep in mind that rooting the Galaxy S6 will trip the Knox Warranty of your phone. Galaxy S6 SM-G920F comes with an unlocked bootloader, so you can enable root permissions on the international variant of the Galaxy S6 without worrying for being limited. After rooting an Android device, you’ll be able to do various modifications like install Custom ROMs to boost up the smartphone’s performance, boot multiple ROMs, install custom recoveries and third-party apps, in short you can get a complete control over the phone.
If you are now interested to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (international model) with CF-Auto-Root then go ahead and read the following guide to manually get the root access to Galaxy S6.
This guide contains the CF-Auto-Root package is only working with the international variant of Galaxy S6 having model number SM-G920F. Do not try to flash this file on any other device or incorrect variant. You can verify the device’s model number by navigating to Settings > About Device > Model Number.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Galaxy S6 G920F during or after the rooting process using CF-Auto-Root method. Do note that rooting the Galaxy S6 will void the manufacturer’s warranty and will also trip the Knox warranty. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the root guide using a custom recovery.
- Download and install proper Samsung Galaxy S6 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S6 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options. If this option is not available then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S6, it should be charged at least about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting your Galaxy S6.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F using CF-Auto-Root:
Step No 1:- First, download the CF-Auto Root package (CF-Auto-Root-zeroflte-zerofltexx-smg920f.zip) and Odin flashing tool from the above given links on your PC.
Step No 2:- Now, unzip the downloaded CF-Auto Root package on the PC to get a .tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Turn OFF the Galaxy S6 in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Turn the S6 ON by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down keys at the same time.
Step No 5:- Run Odin on the PC (as Administrator).
Step No 6:- As the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F unit is currently in Download Mode, plug it to the computer and wait for a while till Odin detects it. If the drivers are installed correctly then the ID: COM box will turn light blue in Odin, once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and navigate to the firmware file that you’ve already extracted and placed on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 8:- Ensure that you’ve checked Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options and the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.
Step No 9:- In Odin, click on the Start button to begin the installation process that may take a few minutes to completed.
Step No 10:- Once the flashing process is finished, the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F will be automatically rebooted.
Step No 11:- Disconnect the device from the PC after the home screen appears.
Done! You’ve successfully rooted the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F via CF-Auto Root Package with Odin.
Do let us know in the comments area below if you need any help or having trouble while rooting the Galaxy S6 using CFAR method.