Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint is making its way to the users now. Like T-Mobile, Sprint also pushes an unlocked bootloader in its exclusive devices and users do not have to go through any restrictions to make tweaks to their devices. Custom ROMs, MODs and tweaks will be making their way to the Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint pretty soon, but to load anything custom on your device you will need a custom recovery. Out of the two famous recoveries (CWM & TWRP), TWRP is already available for almost all variants of the Galaxy S6, the recovery didn’t come to the Edge variant of the device particularly. Since the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge use same hardware & software architecture, the recovery for Galaxy S6 also worked for some variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge, but the recovery for Sprint Galaxy S6 did not work on Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge. Recently XDA senior member Soooperstar brought up the modified version of Chinese TWRP recovery, that was reported to be working on Sprint S6 Edge by a number of users. The recovery initially had the Chinese language, but an English version of the recovery is already up and available.
If you’re looking for a custom recovery for your S6 Edge, you may have spotted the right place already. Without any further discussion we will proceed to the recovery installation guide and root for the Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge now.
Early preparations & instructions
- After following this guide, you will be done with
- TWRP Recovery and root Galaxy S6 Edge G925P [Sprint]
- Do not try this guide on any other device. Check your device’s model number under settings > general / more > about device. Trying this method on any other device will result in bricking it.
- Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 50%. This is recommended in order to avoid power issues during the installation process.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your device. To do so, you need to enable developer options first. Go to settings > system > about device > tap build number for 7 times. You will have developer options enabled under settings > system > developer options. Open developer options now and enable USB debugging mode.
- Use original data cable to establish connection between your PC and your phone.
- While using Odin3, disable Samsung Kies, Windows Firewall or any Anti-Virus if you’ve enabled.
- To be on the safe side, backup your contacts, call logs, text messages and copy the important media content to your PC.
- Download the files properly for your device and follow the instructions to the letter to avoid mishap.
Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your risk.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download & extract Odin3 V3.10.6 on your PC.
- Download TWRP recovery & SuperSu.zip
- Copy SuperSu.zip file to your phone’s internal or external storage.
- Open Odin3 V3.10.6.exe that you extracted on your PC.
- Put your phone in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
- Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
- Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the TWRP-184.108.40.206-zerolte_ZiDroid.com.tar.md5r file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
- If the Auto-reboot option is ticked, untick it. Leave all other options in Odin3 as they are.
- Now you’re all set to flash the recovery. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
- Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
- Keep the power key+volume up + volume down pressed for a while and turn it off.
- Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key. This will boot your device in recovery mode. It should be TWRP recovery that you just installed.
- Now in TWRP recovery, select Install > locate the SuperSu.zip file and flash it.
- Once flashed, reboot your device.
- Checkout the SuperSu in application drawer. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
- Verify root access using Root Checker.
- That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.
Just in case you’re facing any difficulties following this procedure or you’re stuck with something, feel free to reach me out in the comment box below. Thank you.
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