If you own the new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone it’s time to check the notification panel for a fresh Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update that comes with the firmware build number UVU2COF6. Once you know you are rocking that build number, you can tinker with the system internals by opening it up with root access using the guide after the jump.
- You want the S6 G920T variant and no other model number instead. The reason is you need a unique file for each model number.
- We can only recommend following this guide for the exact build number in the title (UVU2COF6). It’s feasible Google patched the current exploit we are using in future software updates and that’s why it might not work.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Sammy S6 smartphone direct to the desktop of the Windows computer. You want to reboot the PC to get those working so if you are using the guide and get a ‘fail’ message, you know to reboot and try again.
- You are revoking the warranty rights by following the guide. It’s the same for installing a custom recovery image and gaining root access.
- Check you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled from the Developer Options menu. If you aren’t aware how to find the Developer Options menu, it might be because it’s currently hidden. Unlock it by tapping the build number with your finger 7 times. It will count you down the screen when you are about to unlock it. Now you’ll have it available from the Settings.
- You don’t need to hide the Developer Options menu again. However, you can do that if you prefer. Note that you are not running in a special developer mode. You are still in the normal OS mode.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 G920T RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP (UVU2C0F6 FIRMWARE)
- Download the new rooting kernel and TWRP here.
- Download our version of Odin from here.
- Click the small dark arrow to the right of the file that’s sitting directly above the desktop after you lick it to download. Now select to “show in folder” from the menu.
- You’ll now see the zip file inside. Simply click and drag that zip folder over to the desktop.
- Download WinRAR or a different unzipping tool so you can extract the file. Right-click the file that’s zipped on the desktop and select the “extract here” option.
- Do the same for both files so you can use the executable files inside. Now open up the Odin app and run the tool so it’s waiting on the desktop for us to connect the Galaxy S6.
- Completely power off the S6 by holding in the Power key for 10 seconds.
- Now boot it up the Samsung Galaxy S6 in Download Mode.
- You must click the PDA button inside Odin and browse the desktop for the file you downloaded in the first step.
- Make sure you have enabled the OEM unlock option from in the Developer Option menu.
- Click the Start button and wait for Odin to reboot your S6 smartphone.
- That’s all you need! Most people are rolling with TWRP these days, but CWM still has a strong following. Both recoveries work just as well for flashing custom ROMs.
If you are getting stuck in a bootloop after using the guide, please flash the stock Android 5.1.1 firmware file here using the Odin tool.