The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a popular choice for many because of the modern-day screen real estate design. We can enhance that style and touch of class by rooting the S6 Edge and installing the Xposed Framework. By now, most people into customizing a device know about Xposed; you can find tutorials available for installing Xposed Framework for many devices on their own XDA Developer threads.
Those of you who already know Xposed and wish to try something else to enhance the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can try installing the Titanium Backup application on the device. Why would I install a Backup application you ask? The Titanium app is more than just a backup app — even though nothing more is mentioned in the name. The main thing the Titanium Backup application can do is remove your stock apps from Samsung, giving your display a much cleaner look. You’ll also notice the benefits in performance. |Since your device now has the default Samsung apps removed, your screen will browse through the OPS faster.
The rooting file in this guide is the Cf-Auto-Root by Chainfire and it is based on the LMY47X.G925FXXU3QOKN firmware which is part of a regional roll out of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates for some countries. It will not have rolled out in all languages and countries which is fine. You do not need to be running that same firmware on your device.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F device on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop from here.
- The Odin flashing tool comes bundles with the rooting file from above. It should flash for your device, but if it doesn’t, you can install a different version of Odin and try again.
- The rooting file in this guide by Chainfire is made for the SM-G925F version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Edge device only. Flashing the same file on a different model number will probably brick that device, according to the developer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F running on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F device so it can connect to the computer and use its programs like the Odin flashing tool.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click on the Odin file and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not many any changes from the Odin application’s default settings when it opens on the desktop.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F device into download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for five seconds and then check the Odin app for the green ID: COM port, followed by the “added” message. Anyone without those things means the Galaxy S6 Edge is not connected and will need to install the universal ADB driver on the computer and try again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop location for the rooting file for the S6 Edge device ending in tar.md5.
- Click the Start button.
- Hang on until the flashing is complete and then look for the pass message from the Odin application.
- Look at the display of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone for when it says it is about to restore the stock recovery, clean up and then reboot in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will now automatically reboot in recovery mode and finish installing and then enabling the SuperSU.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to do to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with the SM-G925F model number using the Odin application and the CF-Auto-Root file by Chainfire. Any S6 Edge that does not automatically reboot to recovery mode must be put into recovery mode by pressing the hardware key combination for that mode.