The next thing to do after installing a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone is root the device so you can have access to popular root applications like the Titanium Backup app. The Titanium backup app is most famous for giving smartphone owners a better back up solution over the likes of the Helium app that is so popular for non-rooted users. Titanium is also great for uninstalling or freezing the system apps from Samsung too! You might not realize just how much bloatware Samsung installs on a device until you scroll through the extensive list with your Titanium Backup app.
These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. The guide makes use of the updated version of SuperSU by Chainfire and a custom recovery.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with the SM-G925I model number to use this guide. You can check your model number by pointing to the Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- You must install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I before you can use this guide. It’s that custom recovery that is going to allow us to upload the SuperSU.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Make sure you take the NANDroid Backup from your custom recovery’s main menu when booting to the recovery for the first time during the guide. The NANDroid backup will make sure you can restore every partition on your device that needed backing up just in case you ever want to restore the same later.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE SM-G925I RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW
- Download the SuperSU package you need from here.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU zip file over to the Galaxy S6 Edge’s internal storage SD card and make sure you have it on the root of that SD card.
- Unplug the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone from the computer once it’s on the SD card.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into recovery mode by pressing the hardware button combination for that mode.
- Choose the option to backup from the main recovery menu and follow the prompt to take the NANDroid backup.
- Tap on the Install option from the main recovery menu and browse the SD card for the SuperSU zip file.
- Once you have successfully flashed the SuperSU zip, choose to reboot the system and you’re done.
In conclusion, that’s how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I smartphones using a custom recovery and Chainfire’s SuperSU package. Your new Arter custom recovery will continue to remain on your device until you choose to flash the stock recovery either by itself or with your stock ROM at a later date. Furthermore, your Galaxy S6 Edge will stay rooted until you flash the stock ROM and unroot the device, or unroot from the SuperSU application.
Anyone wanting a gentle poke in the right direction should check out the Titanium Backup application we mentioned in the introduction. Research the apps that need to remain on your device and what ones are expendable before uninstalling the ones you think you want to disappear. The Titanium Backup application lets you sort the apps in order of largest to smallest so you can remove the larger files quickly to help get the most performance out of your device.