If you haven’t been living under a rock and kept in touch with the latest happenings in the rooting world, you will most likely be aware of the fact to root any Samsung device on Android 5.1.1 needs a custom kernel to be rooted. These custom kernels are often unstable and cause the device to face a myriad of issues which to be honest can get a bit annoying at times. However, thanks to the master of root, Chainsfire, there seems to be an alternative on the rise! So, if you’re interested in rooting your Samsung device on 5.1.1, just follow our guide below.
Disclaimer: Remember this is an experimental method so neither we nor Chainsfire takes any responsibility for any damages done to your device either during or after the process. Do remember that if you end up bricking your device, you can always restore it to the stock firmware.
Prerequisites: You are required to have
- A Custom TWRP Recovery (yes, this does mean no root for Verizon or AT&T Samsung devices, so don’t bother asking)
- Download the latest SuperSU version from this link.
- Boot into your device’s custom recovery either by using the adb command: “adb reboot recovery” or by holding power + home + vol. UP as the phone reboots.
- Once in TWRP, tap Install and find the SuperSU file you downloaded
- Swipe to confirm Install
- Once done, go back, do a Dalvik Cache and Cache wipe just to be safe and then tap reboot system to make your phone reboot
- Once the phone reboots back to home screen, check to see if SuperSU is there or not. If all things went correctly, it should be.
That is it! You now have successfully managed to root your Samsung phone running Android 5.1.1. If for some reason this doesn’t work for you, do remember to tell us or post in the XDA thread about the problem you encountered so we can discuss a potential solution to your problem.