How to root Galaxy S6 G920F on Android 5.1.1 (XXU3COI9) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S6Need to know how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 G920F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop? The following guide shows you how that’s done for the latest Lollipop XXU3COI9 firmware. Once you have updated your device to that firmware build, the old rooting method you had on the device is taken away, so you’ll need to use this guide to get root access again.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You need the Samsung Galaxy S6 with model number G920F. You can double check that is your device by heading to the Settings > About Device menu. Furthermore, you should be running the latest Android 5.1.1 software update with build number XXU3ZCOI9. It doesn’t matter if you accepted that as a software update over the air or if you installed the firmware file manually.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Download the Samsung Galaxy USB Drivers for mobile phones from the official Samsung website directly, or by finding the same link through to the Samsung website available on this page.
  • Most of you guys and girls running Android Lollipop on the Samsung galaxy S6 should already find the USB Debugging Mode enabled by default, That’s the mode you must have running if you are connecting to the computer and relying on a USB connection. nevertheless, you should double-check that is on to eliminate such an issue by heading to the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  • Sometimes people cannot see any Developer Options menu available from the Settings. For all those people, you must unlock that hidden menu by heading over to the Settings > About Device and tapping where it says the build number 7 times or until it lets you know that the developer options is now unlocked.
  • The guide is only for experienced Android users. You do void the warranty by following this guide.

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 ON ANDROID 5.1.1 XXU3COI9

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire from this link here.
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool that you need from here.
  3. Shift both the files over to the desktop of the computer.
  4. Right-click over the files and select the ‘extract here’ option.
  5. Double-click the Odin tool and have it running on your computer.
  6. Turn off by the Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE handset by holding down the Power key for about 5-7 seconds.
  7. Reboot the same smartphone in your hands by holding the Home + Power + Volume Volume Down and get that device in download mode.
  8. Connect the S6 to the computer using the USB cable.
  9. Check you have the re-partition box empty.
  10. Check the Auto reboot and f reset Time options are on.
  11. Click the PDA/AP button and browse the computer for the CF-Auto-Root file you extracted earlier.
  12. Click the Start button and Odin will now flash your device and grant the access to the root file system which we call root access.
  13. You’ll know it’s done by observing a pass message on the Odin display and your device should reboot automatically.

Now you are free to start installing the apps that need the root access. You’ll find plenty of those apps available from the Google Play Store.

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    Thank you, you made me brick smartphone.