Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S6 Edge+ are incredibly popular right around the globe, but the software could do with some improving. Rooted users know how to do these adjustments several ways. One of the ways we like to recommend is by installing the Titanium Backup application from the Google Play Store. Not only is the Titanium Backup app an excellent choice for storing your data over any of the other options you get without root access, but it also allows you to freeze or completely uninstall any apps on your smartphone. That includes any of the default system apps put on there by Samsung, who then offer you no way to remove them without root access. These system apps take away your hardware performance and battery performance and replace those two things with some additional services from Samsung so they can make some more money for you. There is nothing wrong with that if you like them, but rooting offers you a way out.
- The following how-to tutorial is made for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ with the SM-G928G model number running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware updates. You will need that same model number on your phone or else you risk bricking the device. You can check the model number by navigating to the Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- The following CF-Auto-Root in this guide will work for all version of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates regardless of the build number on the firmware. The only time that may not prove to be true is when the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets a new software update which brings a new bootloader along for the ride. For all those times, Chainfire — the developer of the CF-Auto-Root tool — asks if you could submit the new recovery image file to the official thread that is made for the CF-Auto-Root tool over at the XDA-Developers website. Once he updates the rooting file, the guide will start working again. Those changes he makes will automatically be reflected in our guides.
- You must have a computer with a Windows operating system to follow this guide. Samsung made the Odin flashing tool to work in a Windows version only before not deciding to give it an official release. Subsequently, there was never any Mac or Linux version released to the wild.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone on the computer before you start with the guide or else the Odin flashing application will not detect the smartphone. No detection means you cannot get the device rooted.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu if it isn’t already available from your Galaxy S6 Edge+’s settings by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number at least seven times. You know when to stop tapping because the Android operating system will give you some text on the screen stating that you are using the device as a developer now.
- Now that you have the Developer Options unlocked, you can enter the same by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options and then enable the USB Debugging Mode by checking the empty box for the USB Debugging. Now that you have turned the USB Debugging Mode on, exit the Developer Options menu and it will remember your preferences.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE+ SM-G928G RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES
- Download the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool for the S6 Edge+ G928G on Android 6.0.1 from here.
- Extract the rooting file to the desktop of the computer and you get the Odin flashing app and the rooting exploit on the desktop.
- Make sure you run the Samsung USB Drivers from the before we begin section above before proceeding with the rest of the guide.
- Double-click on the Odin flashing app from the desktop of the computer so it is open on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ into the download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button from the user interface and then browse the desktop to the rooting file ending in the tar.md5 file extension.
- Click the Start button and wait until you get the green pass button from the Odin user interface before unplugging from the computer.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ SM-G928G smartphones on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using an updated version of Chainfire rooting tool, namely CF-Auto-Root.