Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most beautiful Galaxy device yet. Samsung managed to win the hearts of its users once again after disappointing them for a very long time. Galaxy S6 Edge has a premium build, a beautiful design. The dual edge display makes it look stunning. Samsung loaded the device with top-notch specifications of today. We have a 5.1 inch QHD screen with a 5 MP shooter set atop. At the back we have a 16 MP shooter accompanied by a heart rate monitor & LED flash. Under the hood Samsung has used its Exynos 7420 to power this device up. A 3 GB RAM is plugged inside and a battery of 2600 mAh is there. Out of the box, S6 Edge can be found running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Like the previous flagship Galaxy devices, Galaxy S6 Edge has a Knox counter on its bootloader as well. So, if you are an Android freak who cannot live with the factory restrictions, you will have to keep in mind that going out of the way and trying to flash anything custom will simply trip the Knox counter and it will result in voiding the warrant your device. This Knox counter has been holding a number of Android enthusiasts back from making the best out of their device. Methods to root the devices without tripping the Knox counter have been coming up for past Galaxy flagships, but it always took a very long time and the methods came up for specific variants running specific firmwares. This doesn’t seem to be the case with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and the device owners are pretty lucky.
Root access for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge without tripping the Knox counter and without voiding the warranty has been achieved. This work has been done by XDA senior member idler1984 who made the PingPong Root Tool. This tool uses an exploit to root almost all variants of Galaxy S6 Edge running various firmwares. All it takes is just one tap and few on-screen instructions that you need to follow. The tool came up for Galaxy S6 a few days back, and just today it made its way to the Galaxy S6 Edge as well.
If you have been waiting for a safe and secure root method to come up, you may have your chance now. If you’re looking for the appropriate method, we would like to save some time of yours. In the following guide we are going to root Galaxy S6 Edge without tripping Knox counter.
Here is a list of supported variants with supported firmware version.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G9250 – Chinese
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925V – Verizon
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925F – Global
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925P – Sprint
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925T – T-Mobile
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925A – At&t
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925I – India, Latam, Singapore
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925S – Korea
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925L – Korea
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925R4 – US Cellular
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with following ROM versions:
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How To Root Galaxy S6 Edge Without Tripping Knox
- Download pingpongroot_beta5.1.apk | Mirror
- Copy the downloaded APK file to your phone.
- Now go to settings > system > security > all unknown sources.
- Open file manager and locate the downloaded APK file.
- Tap the APK file and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation.
- Once done, open the installed PingPong ROOT application from the app drawer.
- PingPong Root will now automatically install Super SU.
- Once SuperSU is installed, in order to activate it tap “Open”.
- SuperSu will display an error message and exit back to PingPong Root. This is normaly, so no need to worry about anything.
- Click “Download Data” button to update your device before you click get root. Make sure that you’re connected to internet while you update.
- Once you are in PingPong ROOT , tap the “Get Root” button now and see the magic!
- Reboot your device once done.
- You may uninstall PingPong application after rooting your device successfully.
- That’s it. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
- 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.
What is Knox Counter?
Knox Counter is Samsung’s security service implemented in Samsung Galaxy devices. Knox components activated within the device do not let the root applications to work properly, while the Knox counter implemented on the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy device records the number of custom installations. Default value for Knox counter is 0, after voiding it becomes 0x1. Flashing any custom recovery or CF-Autoroot through Odin trips the Knox counter and users are not eligible for claiming the warranty of their device anymore. Samsung introduced Knox counter with the Galaxy Note 3. Thefeature made its way to other devices with software updates later on.
What is Root Access?
Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers or carriers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms.
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