Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide is going to install and enable the SuperSU application on your smartphone. You do not need to do anything with SuperSU once it is installed, although you can open the app and check out the settings available. Once it is automatically installed and enabled, it will be running for you each time you install an app that requires root access to run; the SuperSU will prompt you with a message asking if you would like to grant the app rooting permissions. Say yes to all apps you trust and say no to anything that you cannot identify. It is impossible for malware to get on your smartphone unless you say yes to it and allow it through.
- The CF-Auto-Root tool for the SM-G9280 model number on Android 6.0.1 should work for every firmware build number on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. You will find Chainfire gives a build ID on his official repository page, but it does not mean you need to be running that same build number. He gives it there for you to use as an indicator because some Samsung devices will not boot old images.
- You must have a computer that is running a version of Windows to complete this guide or else the Odin flashing application will not flash the rooting package onto your handset.
- You can only flash the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone that has the SM-G9280 model number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone to the computer and install them before you start with the guide. Installing the Samsung drivers will mean you can connect the S6 Edge smartphone to the computer and the apps on the computer like Odin will be able to detect your device.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the S6 Edge smartphone by tapping on the Settings icon > About Device > Build Number. Tap where it shows you the build number 7 times, and it will say that you are using the smartphone as a developer now which is the Android operating system’s way of telling you that the Developer Options menu is now available from the Settings.
- Access the Developer Options menu now by heading over to the Settings menu and then scrolling down until you reach the newly unlocked Developer Options menu where you will find several options inside to assist you with developing. Tap on the USB Debugging Mode box o it is enabled and then leave the Developer Options menu for the Android operating system to remember your choices.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE SM-G9280 ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES
- Download the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root for the S6 Edge on Android 6.0.1 from here.
- Extract the package to the desktop and the Odin and CF-Auto-Root will pop out into the desktop for you to use.
- Double-click to open the Odin executable and watch the flashing app open.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone into the download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that you can see a yellow or blue ID: COM port coming from the Odin user interface letting you know the device is detected, and the drivers are working.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the CF-Auto-Root package ending in the tar.md5 file extension.
- Select the start button and wait until you can see a pass message inside a green box coming from the Odin user interface.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G9280 smartphone running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool and a computer that is running a Windows operating system. You should find any version of Windows will work fine apart from some versions of the Windows operating systems that come with the Microsoft Surface tablets, namely the Windows RT versions.