The latest stock Android Lollipop version 5.1.1 has been released a few days ago for the Galaxy S6 Edge model number G925F. Although it was not a Marshmallow update but it comes with new security patches and better stability. So if you have Galaxy S6 Edge and have not yet updated your device to this official Lollipop firmware then we have a detailed guide to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy S6 Edge G925F. But if you have already received the update via OTA or have installed it manually then you’ll be differently looking to root this firmware to flash custom ROMs, moving apps from Internal Storage to SD Card, overclocking CPU, backup your phone with Nandroid and maximize the battery life as well as to install third-party apps that need root access.
If you are interested to root this stock Lollipop firmware update on your Galaxy S6 Edge to get a lot of advantages and extended functionality then go ahead and follow the given guide to get root access over the internal file system of your device running on XXU3COJ1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. In this guide we’ll use ODIN flashing tool during the rooting process which is specially developed for the Samsung devices. Now proceed to the rooting guide.
This guide containing the XXU3COJ1 based Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware rooting instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S6 Edge Model G925F variant. Do not use this guide for any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F during or after the rooting process. Rooting and installing a custom ROM will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to take proper backup of all your existing data like installed apps, contacts, SMS, MMS, videos and data stored on the internal storage.
- The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP should be installed on your phone already.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy S6 Edge by navigating to Setting > Developer Options.
- The battery level of your Galaxy S6 Edge should be charged at least about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting process.
- Your phone should be on XXU3COJ1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware.
Steps to Root Galaxy S6 Edge G925F on XXU3COJ1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:
Follow the given steps to root XXU3COJ1 Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy S6 Edge G925F Lollipop stock firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download the CF-Auto Root package (CF-Auto-Root-zerolte-zeroltexx-smg925f.zip) and Odin3 v3.09 tool from the above given links on your PC for your Galaxy S6 Edge.
Step No 2:- Extract the downloaded CF-Auto Root package on the PC to get a .tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Power OFF the Galaxy S6 in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Power the S6 Edge ON by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time.
Step No 5:- Run Odin on the PC (as Administrator).
Step No 6:- As the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LTE G925F device is currently in Download Mode, connect it to the computer and wait for a while until Odin detects it. If the drivers are installed correctly then the ID: COM box will turn green in Odin after you have connected the phone successfully.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and navigate to the firmware file that you’ve already extracted (CF-Auto-Root-zerolte-zeroltexx-smg925f.tar.md5) 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 Edge SM-G920F will be automatically rebooted.
Step No 11:- Disconnect the device from the PC after the home screen appears.
Done! Your have successfully rooted Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G920F on XXU3COJ1 Android 5.1.1 official software update. You can now find the SuperSU app in your apps list.
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.