To root or not to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone is a question that will be on many people’s lips. For guys like me the answer is a no brainer — you must root to get the most out of your device. For others, the risk of rooting outweighs the rewards. I will say this: while there is still an element of risk in rooting Android, the potential dangers are not as bad as they once were. No longer is rooting reserved for the most experienced Android users. As long as you know how to flash a stock ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and get access to the recovery mode, you should have no problem getting your device out of the most challenging situations rooting presents.
These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using a custom recovery and the SuperSU:
- You must install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I smartphone before you can root it using this guide.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone with the SM-G920I model number to use this guide. You can find out the model number of your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone by tapping on the Settings app > About Device > Model Number. Any other version of the Galaxy S6 will not be able to install the custom recovery that is required to root the device in this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- We recommend everyone backs up the data on the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone before using this guide. You can backup using the NANDroid feature directly from the custom recovery you installed before you came here.
- You are choosing to void the Samsung warranty when you root the Galaxy S6 smartphone. Any Samsung device that has Knox security will be tripped and be given a “void” warranty status. You might as well install the Titanium Backup application and delete the Knox files when that happens to you if you do choose to go ahead with the rooting guide.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 SM-G920I RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW
- Download the SuperSU from here directly to the computer and do not unzip the file.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU zip file over to the root of the Galaxy S6’s internal storage SD card.
- Unplug your Samsung Galaxy S6 from the computer and then reboot directly to the recovery mode.
- Tap on the Install option from the recovery menu and follow the on-screen instructions to uploading the SuperSU file from the SD card.
- Once you have installed the SUperSU, go back to the main menu and choose the option to reboot the system now.
In conclusion, that’s how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using the Arter recovery and the updated version of the popular SuperSU tool by Chainfire. Apps like the popular Titanium Backup application are already waiting for you to install them from the Google Play Store.