How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920K on Android 6.0.1 [Guide]

Marshmallows-600x340We have come to know a few apps to date that help you manage your background services. The Greenify app is probably one of the most well-known rooting apps on the planet, and it deserves to be too thanks to its uncanny ability to better your battery life by doing a similar thing with your apps running in the background. Servicely is a newer app that sets about controlling your background services too, and its specialty is stopping unwanted apps from waking when they are meant to be sleeping.

You can check out the Servicely app, plus some other useful root apps as soon as you finish the guide after the break to root the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920K smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The following guide is written for the SM-G920K version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. Do not follow this guide on any other version or else you will probably brick the device. Anyone who does not know what model number of the Samsung Galaxy S6 it is that they own can find out by tapping on the Settings app > About Device > Model Number.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • You might need to unlock the Developer Options menu on your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone if you haven’t done it already. You can unlock the hidden menu on your S6 by tapping on the Settings app > About Device and then tap where it shows you the build number in the list. Continue tapping the build number until it says you are now using the device as a developer. Just for a reference it usually takes seven times before it will say that, but continue tapping if you haven’t seen the message yet.
  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone from within the Developer Options menu you just unlocked. You can find that option by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Now you can leave the Developer Options menu on your S6 smartphone, and the operating system will automatically remember your preferences.

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 SM-G920K RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW

  1. Download the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that roots Android 6.0.1 from here.
  2. Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone to the computer in download mode.
  4. Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and then upload the rooting file you extracted to the desktop earlier.
  5. Click the Start button without changing any of the default settings.
  6. Wait until you can see a green pass message from the Odin user interface before unplugging the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone from the computer and the USB cable.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920K smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using a newer version of the CF-Auto-root tool by Chainfire. You will find the SuperSU application is available from the app drawer — do not delete it because it is blocking malware and granting root access to the apps that need it to run.

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  • Mathew

    That’s cool. You can do that by following this guide too and then installing an app like Dumpster.

  • jessrywhite

    I use iRoot as I am trying to purchased an Android data recovery to recover lost photos on my S6