Root Galaxy S6 Edge Android Nougat using CF Auto Root

Galaxy S6 Edge was updated to Android Nougat very recently. This device is now enjoying all the new goodies that Google introduced in Android Nougat. Galaxy S6 Edge started its journey while running on Android Lollipop. In the good old days of Android Lollipop, it was easily possible to root this phone using CF Auto Root. With the arrival of Android Marshmallow, things got slightly difficult. It became nearly impossible to root the phone. The methods involved a lot of complications. With the release of Nougat for the S6 Edge, things got tougher. It is still possible to root S6 Edge on Nougat, but the method may not seem easy to an average Android user.Root Galaxy S6 Edge Android Nougat

A very good news landed in from the camp of XDA developers just today. Chainfire, the Root-God has updated his famous CF Auto Root utility to work with Android Nougat devices. It took a lot of time for this development to happen, but the wait is totally worth it. CF Auto Root can now easily root any Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat. If you haven’t rooted your S6 Edge yet just because you were afraid of following those lengthy methods, it is the perfect time for you to do it now.

CF Auto Root can be flashed/installed on almost all the Exynos variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge. A guide with some easy-to-follow steps is given below which illustrates how to root Galaxy S6 Edge Android Nougat using CF Auto Root.

Read Carefully: Rooting your Galaxy S6 Edge via CF Auto Root will void its warranty and also trip the Knox counter. After you root your phone, you will trigger the dm-verity verification. To bypass this, you must factory reset your phone and it will wipe your phone’s internal storage. It is very important to backup all your data before you root your phone. In the case of any kind of mishap, TechBeasts and the Root developer may not be held responsible. Make sure that you understand the risks involved in the rooting process. You are going to do it at your own risk.

Preparation

  1. With this guide, you can use your Galaxy S6 Edge G925F, G925K, G925L, G925P, G925S, G925V, G925W8 running Android Nougat. Do not use this on any other device. Verify your device’s model number by going into settings > about device section.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to ensure power supply during flashing process.
  3. Backup your important contacts, call logs, SMS messages. Copy your media content to your PC. You can also sync your contacts with your Gmail account. Do not ignore this step as you will have to factory reset your device after rooting it.
  4. Enable OEM Unlocking and USB debugging mode on your phone.
  5. Use OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  6. Disable Samsung Kies and Windows Firewall while using Odin.
  7. Follow rest of the instructions carefully.

Required downloads

  1. Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
  2. Download and extract Odin 3.12.5.
  3. Download and extract CF Auto Root according to your device

After extracting the downloaded file, you will get an Auto Root.tar file for your device.

Root Galaxy S6 Edge Android Nougat

  1. Open Odin 3.12.5.exe on your computer.
  2. Click on the AP tab in Odin.
  3. Select the CF Auto Root.tar.md5 file that you just downloaded for your phone.
  4. Put your phone in download mode now by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key for a while.
  5. Connect your phone to your PC now. As soon as the connection happens, the ID:COM box in Odin will turn blue. You will see the Added status in the logs box in Odin.
  6. Click on the Options button in Odin. Make sure that the only option ticked is F.Reset.Time. No other option should be checked.
  7. Now that you are all set for flashing Auto Root, click on the Start button in Odin and sit back for a while.
  8. It will take a minute at max for CF Auto Root to flash. Once the flashing PASSES, disconnect your phone and reboot it manually. You can press the Volume Up + Down + Power key for a while to reboot the phone.
  9. As your phone boots up, it will show you a warning that DM-Verity has been triggered and you need to RESET your device. RESET the device in order to boot into system. If the phone doesn’t ask for you to RESET the device, just boot the phone into system. Skip this step in that case.
  10. Once you RESET it, it will take you to the system. You can now install Root Checker to verify root access. That’s all.

If your phone is taking too long to boot up, you can boot into the recovery mode and wipe its cache partition. If the phone still takes long, boot into the recovery mode again and perform a factory data reset. Don’t worry about factory resetting your device as it’s going to make you hard reset your device anyway. It can take up to 10 minutes for your phone to boot up. Keep patience while it is preparing the phone.

Conclusion

So that’s how we rooted the phone using the easiest root procedure. You can now start enhancing your device. On a rooted phone, you can use applications like Titanium Backup, Greenify and many others. You can also enhance the battery life of your phone using the applications which require root first. It’s time to make the best out of your rooted Android smartphone. Best of luck!

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  • Steve Holsten

    What about T-Mobile S6 Edge

    • @sholsten:disqus I think that has a Snapdragon CPU? If that’s so, then root isn’t available for that phone yet.

      • Steve Holsten

        Thanks Usama for the response. That’s about my luck!

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