Did you just pick-up a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active but not sure how you can root it? Well, we’ve got you covered. The guide below should walk you through the steps to gain root-access on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Active so you can get the most out of your device.

Here’s how:

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Files You Need

1. You don’t need a computer to do this tutorial. The app root can be directly installed on your device.

2. Download Kingroot app to your computer.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

1. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Copy Kingroot from your computer over to the SD card storage on your phone. Place the app in the root folder on your SD card.

3. When Kingroot is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.

4. Head to Menu->Settings->Security on your phone and enable Unknown sources. This should allow you to install apps from outside the Google Play store on your device.

5. Open File Manager and tap on Kingroot and wait for it to install on your device.

6. Launch the app once it’s installed on your device.

7. Hit Root in the app and wait for it to root your device.

8. When it’s done rooting, reboot your device.

9. You’re done!

Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Active should now be rooted and you can confirm it using Root Checker on your device.