Any Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone owner who has taken the time to check out some lists of the best root apps will likely already know about the Greenify app. Many people who went to the effort of installing Greenify may have deleted it within a few minutes because the apps user interface doesn’t make life easy. However, we can tell you that once you do get the hang of how Greenify works, it can be truly one of the best root apps going around. The way Greenify works is by hibernating any apps in the background and prevent them from waking up your phone. While a phone waking up doesn’t exactly have us thinking about our poor phones sleep deprivation, it is important to note that a waking app can cause battery drain — one thing we Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone owners can certainly do without on our devices.

The build number that the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Android versions is based on is MMB29K.G9200ZHU2DPC6 firmware. That build number will be running on some of your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones, and it will not be running on the phones from many of you. It doesn’t matter if you have the same firmware running on your device or not. All you need to do is make sure you have the SM-G9200 model number, and it is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The specific build number that Chainfire gives (MMB29K.G9200ZHU2DPC6) is there for you to use as a guideline only. Chainfire states that some Samsung smartphone like the S6 may refuse to boot old images.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Files You Need

  • Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Duos version of the S6 smartphone running Android 6.0.1 from here.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos on the computer from here.

The CF-Auto-Root tool can sometimes need to be updated by Chainfire if a new software update rolls out and updates the Android operating system to newer versions of Android. When that happens, Chainfire relies on you guys to submit the new recovery image files to the official CF-Auto-Root thread made over at the XDA-Developers website. If the files are not updated after a new bootloader is present, it can cause a device not to boot after flashing the rooting package. Moreover, it can cause a device not to flash.

You must have a Windows computer to follow this tutorial or else the Odin flashing application will not work.

You can only follow this guide if you have the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone with the SM-G9200 model number. You can find out the model number of your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone by tapping on the Settings app > About Device > Model Number. Do not follow this guide unless you have the same model or else you will probably brick the device by flashing the file available in this tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos SM-G9200 running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android version

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos smartphone so you can connect it to the computer with the USB cable later during the guide.
  2. Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer so you can see the rooting exploit and the flashing application.
  3. Install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer so your device can connect to the computer and be detected by the Odin flashing application.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Wait until you can see the blue or yellow ID: COM port light up from the Odin user interface before you proceed.
  6. Do not make any changes to the default settings coming from your Odin user interface.
  7. Click the AP button and then browse the desktop for the rooting package that will root your S6 Duos smartphone.
  8. Select the Start button and the rooting will now take place.
  9. Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos smartphone and then wait until it says that it is installing the SuperSU application, cleaning the cache and then reflashing the stock recovery.
  10. Now quickly look up at the display of your computer and check that you can see a pass message inside a green box that lights up once the rooting is complete.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The rooting only takes a few seconds to go from start to finish, so anyone who has not seen the pass box should look for some troubleshooting help within a few minutes. We have some of that in the paragraphs below, but for now, you everyone who did get the rooting to work should see the smartphone automatically reboot and then the SuperSU application will be available from the app drawer. You can enter the Google Play Store via the app on your device and install the root checker app to check that your device is rooted before you attempt to install many of the root requiring applications like the Greenify app we mentioned in the introduction.

Anyone in need of some troubleshooting tips for the Galaxy S6 Duos should make sure that the device got into the recovery mode after the flashing. The developer of the CF-Auto-Root app, Chainfire, publicly states that every device must get into the recovery mode or else the rooting will not have worked. You can press the hardware button combination for the recovery mode and get your S6 Duos handset into recovery after the flashing completes and that should solve your problem. Moreover, anyone else who still need assistance can try installing one of the older versions of the Odin flashing application. The Odin version that comes bundled in your rooting file is the Odin 3.10; however, it comes in several older versions that are also safe to use and could work for you if the Odin 3.10 does not work.