These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9200 running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The guide uses the CF-Auto-Root tool — a one-click rooting solution by developer, Chainfire — and the Odin flashing tool. The Odin flashing tool was made behind closed doors by Samsung developers but never saw an official release.
The CF-Auto-Root file that is available in this guide is based on the LMY47X.G9200ZHU2COJB firmware and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. You do not need to flash the LMY47X.G9200ZHU2COJB firmware build number on your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone before you root using this guide. The build number is there for you to use as an indicator only. We know that some of the older Samsung devices will not boot older images.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G9200 on Android 5.1.1 from this link.
- You need a computer that is running the Windows operating system to follow this guide. You cannot get the CF files to flash unless you are using Windows.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy S6 handset with the SM-G9200 model number. You can check what your model number is by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9200 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Start by turning on the USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S6 SM-G9200 smartphone so you can connect it to the computer successfully with the USB cable. You will not get your files to flash without the USB Debugging Mode turned on.
- Download the rooting file from the files section and drag it over to the desktop from the default download location. Since you are using Windows operating systems, that default location is usually a folder called the ‘Downloads’ folder unless you have changed your default folder.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file on your desktop so you can use the files.
- Double-click on the Odin flashing tool executable file and it will open on the desktop. Leave it open until we connect.
- Do not make any changes to the default settings you get from the Odin app. (You should see the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options on and the Re-partition box empty).
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone in download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for a few moments for the drivers to start working and then look for the ID: COM port to light up a green color, signifying that your device is now connected. Anyone who cannot get the device connected will need to install the universal ADB Driver and start again. On occasion, the Windows operating system might not get the driver working until it reboots.
- Click the AP button from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Browse the desktop location for your rooting file for the S6 SM-G9200.
- Click the Start button and wait until your Samsung Galaxy S6 display says it is going to restore the stock recovery, clean up and then reboot in 10 seconds.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G9200 will now automatically reboot to recovery mode. You must get the recovery mode or else the rooting guide will not complete. You can get there manually if it doesn’t happen automatically by holding the Power + Home + Volume Up buttons start with the device off.