These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone with the SM-G928I model number running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using an updated version of Chainfire’s SuperSU application.
The CF-Auto-Root package for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone that is being utilized in this guide is based on the MMB29K.G928IDVU2BPC3 firmware which was part of the Android 6.0.1 software update for some regions of the SM-G928I model number. You don’t have to flash that same firmware on your S6 Edge Plus smartphone before you follow this guide. Just use that information as an indicator because some of the Samsung smartphones and tablets will not boot old images.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G928I smartphone on Android 6.0.1 from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the computer from here.
- You must have a computer that is running a version of Windows operating system to use this guide. Any version of Windows will do the trick apart from some of the Windows RT operating systems that came out with the Microsoft Surface tablets.
- New software updates that come out in the future for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone could bring in new bootloader with them. That usually happens when we jump up to a new version of Android. When that happens, Chainfire relies on CF-Auto-Root readers to submit the new recovery images to the official CF-Auto-Root thread over at the XDA-Developers forum so he can update the files. Those updates will automatically be reflected in our guides real time so you can still use the files in our guides.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928I smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung S6 Edge Plus smartphone so it can connect to the computer.
- Extract the CF rooting file to the desktop of the computer to find the flashing tool and the rooting exploit we will use inside.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer so that the Odin flashing tool can detect your device correctly.
- Boot the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G928I smartphone to download mode and then connect it to the Windows computer with the USB cable.
- Check you can see a yellow or blue ID: COM port from the Odin flashing tool’s user interface.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the rooting file that you already extracted.
- Don’t change any of the default settings and boxes you can see from the Odin user interface.
- Click the Start button and then wait for the Android rooting to complete.
- Check the Galaxy S6 Edge display for when it says that your device is getting the SuperSU installed, is cleaning the cache and the reflashing the stock recovery again.
- Look up at the Odin user interface on the computer and wait until it gives you a green pass box with the message inside.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to do to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928I running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The guide should work for all versions of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so feel free to come back and use the guide if you install another update in the future that is still based on Android 6.0.1 firmware.
Chainfire states that every Samsung device must get into recovery mode during the flashing for the rooting to have worked. It happens so fast that it’s difficult to tell. Anyone who starts using the smartphone and finds out that it didn’t get rooted should try booting it into recovery mode after the flashing completes. Chainfire says that if you get into recovery mode, manually it should also be rooted. You can check that your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone is rooted by installing the root checker application from the Google Play Store.
Furthermore, any other problems you must face should be resolved when you install a new version of the Odin flashing tool. It’s the perfect “if all else fails” solution. Many people report one version of Odin would not flash files for their device so they downloaded one of the other Odin versions and it worked.