With the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung managed to pull the curtains off from the most beautiful Galaxy yet. Galaxy S6 Edge’s dual edge display packed up inside a metal build makes it extremely beautiful and gives it a great premium feel. Galaxy S6 Edge occupies some mighty specifications which include a 5.1-inch QHD display with a 5 MP camera on the front. A 16 MP shooter is fixed at the back. Samsung has used its very own Exynos 7420 Octa-Core CPU to power this device up. A RAM of 3 GB is fixed inside. Samsung has made the best use of the Edges on this device. It can be used for notifications or news feeds.
Galaxy S6 Edge is now available through all the carriers as well. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 Edge carries the model number G925T. Users who have got or who are ready to get their T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge, they may not be able to stick with all-things-stock on their device and they may want to push some custom stuff into their device. Luckily, T-Mobile doesn’t put any restrictions on the bootloader. Galaxy S6 Edge from T-Mobile has an unlocked bootloader, you can load a custom recovery easily into the device but only if you have one. TWRP recovery came up pretty early for all variants of the Galaxy S6, which also worked for some variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge. But the TWRP recovery which worked for T-Mobile S6 didn’t work for T-Mobile S6 Edge. XDA developer recognized developer bigbiff seems to have this issue resolved and with a few compromises brought up the TWRP recovery for T-Mobile Galaxy S6.
The recovery will allow users to perform all basic functions including flashing zip files, creating and restoring Nandroid backup etc. The only bug at the moment is in the Reboot button, it will reboot you into the recovery regardless of the option which you tap. But it doesn’t seem a great deal here as you can always use power key to reboot your device. Another issue that was faced by some users was the deep sleep issue. Using a custom recovery didn’t let the device go into deep sleep mode and users had to revert back to stock recovery. this issue also seems to be resolved by means of a kernel issue brought up by XDA senior member eousphoros
In the on-going guide we will flash the TWRP 18.104.22.168 recovery on our beloved T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge G925T. We will also root the device after flashing the recovery. Let’s go through some quick early preparations and get it done.
Early preparations & instructions
- After following this guide, you will be done with
- TWRP Recovery and root Galaxy S6 Edge G925T [T-Mobile]
- 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
How To Install TWRP Recovery On Your T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge G925T & Root It
- 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-22.214.171.124-zeroltetmo.img.tar file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
- If the Auto-reboot option is unticked, tick 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. Let it reboot
- Now turn off your device properly as we are going to boot into recovery mode.
- 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.
Deep Sleep Mode Issue Solution
Users facing deep sleep mode issue can simply resolve it using the following instructions.
- Download newbootv3.img file.
- Copy the downloaded file to your phone’s sd card.
- Flash the newbootv3.img file using Flashify.
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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