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How to Root Galaxy S6 using Chainfire Auto Root

While the Galaxy S6 hasn’t even been released yet, the guys over at Chainfire have already managed to root the device. Chainfire has a history of gaining root access of Android devices even before they hit the market and the Galaxy s6 seems to be among them.

As Chainfire describes in a Google Plus post: “first CF-Auto-Root’s for the S6 family are up: SM-G920T and SM-G925T – the T-Mobile US S6 and S6 Edge”. As of now, Chainfire Auto Root is only available for the SM-G920T and SM-G925T (Both T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S6)

How to Root Galaxy S6 using Chainfire Auto Root

Important: Keep in mind that this will disable KNOX and with it, several enterprise features and Samsung’s new Payment system, Samsung Pay.

  1. Make sure to Download Chainfire Auto Root for your model: SM-G920T or SM-G925T
  2. Make sure your device is in ODIN download mode ( you can get there by holding VolDown+Home+Power)
  3. start the included Odin3-v1.85.exe file
  4. press the PDA button
  5.  select the previously downloaded .tar.md5 file
  6.  clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
  7. Reboot into recovery
  8. Voila!