The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update if you happened to accept the OTA notification or install it manually through Odin. One of the things we can usually do with a rooted Samsung device is to install a custom kernel. This time around it’s the custom kernel that is actually going to be giving us the root access we desire. The custom kernel we are installing during this guide is on pre-rooted firmware and will mean you can start installing all of the same applications you were installing with the CF-Auto-Root.
- The custom kernel found in this guide is intended for use on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone running on the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
- The pre-rooted firmware found in this guide is only made for the S6 Edge that has the SM-G925F model number. You can find out the model number of your device by tapping on the Settings app > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone if it is currently locked by tapping on the Settings app > About Device > Build Number 7 or more times. It will eventually say that you are now using your S6 Edge as a developer and that means you have unlocked the Developer Options menu.
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from within that same Developer Options menu you just unlocked by tapping on the Settings application > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. leave the Developer Options menu and your Marshmallow operating system will remember your preferences.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE SM-G925F RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW
- Download the custom kernel for the S6 Edge on Android 6.0.2 from here.
- Download the Odin application from here.
- Extract the two files to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking on them and choosing the option that says “extract here” from the menu.
- Right-click the Odin executable file and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make changes from the default settings you get from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Look out for a yellow or blue color to start showing in the ID: COM port from the Odin application. Now color means the drivers are not working.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the S6 Edge rooting file ending in the tar.md5 extension.
- Click the Start button.
- Wait until you can see the green box with the pass message inside.
- Look over at your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge device and wait until it reboots into recovery mode.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G9925F smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Those of you not interested in installing applications that require root access to run might be interested in installing a custom recovery instead. Anyone who wants to install a custom recovery first can go on to root the S6 Edge using this SuperSU from within the custom recovery if they are not enjoying the above method.