As with every Galaxy S series release, ChainFire, the developer of SuperSU app (and my favorite Super user app), has made CF-Auto-Root available, meaning full root method is now available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variants. For those of you who don’t know, rooting a phone means that you get 100% administration control of Android OS, just like having admin access to your Windows computer. (See What is Root?) Currently, the CF-Auto-Root has been created for the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T and the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T. Since T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are *very* compatible with international and other models, this means CF-Auto-Root should be able for your models of S6 & S6 Edge by the time you purchase it.
But AT&T or Verizon models may have no CF-Auto-Root as they have locked bootloaders. Samsung Galaxy phones come with unlocked bootloaders by default but certain carriers like AT&T or Verizon like to lock them down so users cannot root their phones. Developers have always found a way around this for awhile but lately it’s been becoming harder. So, if you want to root your S6 or S6 Edge, our best suggestion is to buy the T-Mobile model for AT&T customers (as you can unlock the T-Mobile version and use it on AT&T 4G LTE/3G/Data with AT&T SIM) and for Verizon, you may want to seriously consider changing carriers if you are flashaholic whore (Def.: Someone who must flash a new ROM at least once a month).
How is this possible?
Usually, Galaxy firmwares are released/leaked to the public before release of a Galaxy phone. Developers like ChainFire can use the firmwares to build a script that allows them to root the phone. Of course, this script is made into a flashable-zip package you can flash with CWM or TWRP recovery.
How do you actually use CF-Auto-Root?
How to actually root S6 or S6 Edge using CF-Auto-Root? So long as you have an S6 or S6 Edge with an unlocked bootloader (that’s all models except AT&T or Verizon), you can install CWM or TWRP recovery via ODIN program, then simply flash CF-Auto-Root zip file using CWM or TWRP and reboot. Unlike other Android devices, this root method is also great since it does not erase anything on your phone as you don’t have to unlock the bootloader first. This is probably the number one reason I prefer root method on Samsung devices over other brands.
We should have full step-by-step tutorial over at GalaxyS6Root.HighOnAndroid.com (Site not open yet…) so stay tuned folks!
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