With the release of Android 5.1.1, Samsung has tightened the security of their devices, making the rooting process a bit more complicated especially on their flagship phones. However, that hasn’t stopped the developer community from looking for various others ways to achieve root privileges on their devices. For this effort alone, custom kernels have been made and today we will be teaching you how to root the Galaxy S6 with the said kernel.
Disclaimer: This method will ONLY work for Galaxy S6 920/925 F/I/S/K/L/T/W8 running on Android 5.1.1, do no attempt this method on any other variant of the phone as it will cause a brick. Another thing to take into account is the fact that since this is a custom Kernel, you won’t be able to use Samsung Pay Services on your phone anymore. Also, as always we take no responsibility for any damages done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: Once you have ensured that your device is compatible with this method, go ahead and set up Minimal ADB & Fastboot (click here) on your computer. You will also need to install the latest version of Odin on your computer along with having USB Debugging enabled on your phone.
- Download this file and open Odin
- After connecting your device to the PC, run Minimal ADB & Fastboot and type: “adb reboot download” to force your device into download mode
- Once there, the device will be picked up by Odin. Once it has been recognized, simply click PDA and link the file you downloaded in the first step.
- Ensure that Auto-Reboot and F.Reset are the only two options which are checked. Leave the rest unchecked.
- Click Start and wait for your device to reboot. Once rebooted, you will have a rooted S6 in your hands.