How to root T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1 UVU2COF6 (Lollipop) [Guide]

Android 5.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variants and it’s kind of a big deal. Now we have even Forbes reporting on the Android Lollipop news these days, which is great to see (not). If you are not finding the official over the air notification on your smartphones notification panel, you can anytime navigate over to the Settings > About Device > Software Updates and check if it is waiting. Once you are running the latest 5.1.1 Lollipop with build number UVU2CoF6, you can gain rooting privileges on it once more by following the guide below.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You should turn on the Galaxy S6 Edge and head to the About Device menu to check that your handset comes with the model number for T-Mobile. Do not follow this guide for a different model number since it will likely brick your device.
  • You want to be running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to be confident it works. More specifically, we do not know if Google will patch the current exploit we are using in future OTA updates, so we only recommend this using the UVU2COF6 firmware.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows PC if you haven’t do it in a while. If you are finding the guide fails, you should reboot the PC and try the steps again. Now the drivers will load after the reboot and your problem is likely solved.
  • You are voiding the warranty following this guide, just like you are voiding it following most of Chainfire’s guides. Furthermore, you are also tripping Knox.
  • Unlock the Developer Options menu so you can access it and turn on the USB Debugging Mode. Go to Settings > About Device and tap the build number 7 times. Now you’ll have the Developer Options from the Settings.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 Edge SMG-925F T-MOBILE ON ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP UVU2COF6 FIRMWARE

  1. Download the new TWRP recovery and rooting kernel here.
  2. Download Odin here.
  3. Extract the files to the desktop of the Windows PC. You’ll get an executable (.exe) file inside both packages.
  4. Run the Odin app so it’s waiting and open.
  5. Completely Power down the S6 smartphone by pressing the Power key for 10 seconds.
  6. Reboot it up holding the Volume Down + Home + Power keys together and waiting until the screen changes with a warning triangle.
  7. Now press the Volume Up once more and you’ll access the Download Mode.
  8. From inside Download Mode, you are now able to connect it to the PC.
  9. Once connected, click the PDA button inside the Odin app and browse the desktop for the rooting file.
  10. Make sure you enable the OEM unlocking option from inside the Developer Options menu.
  11. Now click the Start button and the flashing will begin.
  12. Eventually it will say pass on the screen and you are ready to unplug it from the computer when the Galaxy S6 reboots.

Now that you have installed a custom recovery now such as TWRP on your handset, so you are able to flash a custom ROM.

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  1. RICHARD BASCOM

    [@RICHARD BASCOM]

    follow up to my original POST _ the author of this article does not know what he is talking about – DO NOT USE THIS to try to ROOT GALAXY S6 on 5.1.1 – I have the exact same firmware he said this was for and it did not work – period.
    Do not try this on your S6 or you wil SOFT BRICK your phone – make sure you have the latest TAR of the STOCK 5.1.1 rom fromo SAMMOBILE so you you can return to stock after your rooting atempt fails. AND IT WILL FAIL – SHAME on the AUTHOR for even suggesting anyone try this

  2. RICHARD BASCOM

    I am afraid that this does not work. The CF Autoroot file you linked to is for the G925T SG EDGE from TMOBILE – not the G920T S6.a
    I thought I would try anyway and after flashing thru odin, following your instructions – when it rebootd it stuck on the Galaxy S6 Samsung Logo screen – with bright red text at the top that said “not Seandroid Enforcing”. Phone would not boot. I finally got it back into download mode and flashed the firmware for the S6 G920T and was able to finally boot.

    I should have known better than to try to use CF AUTOROOT for a device other than the one I own – but I reeally think you should re-write your article to make sure you don’t mislead anyone else. If you think I am wrong, please provide some proof that you were able to successfully get root on the G920T after following your steps.