Root Galaxy S6 on Android Nougat via CF Auto Root

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the two devices which helped Samsung to gain all its lost respect. With these devices, Samsung launched its brand new design and build. These devices ran on Android Lollipop out of the box. Back in the year 2015, when these devices were running on Lollipop, it was very easy to modify and tweak these phones. Tools like CF Auto Root, Kingroot, and many others made its possible to root these phones in one or two clicks. These utilities stopped working when these phones were updated to Android Marshmallow.Root Galaxy S6 on Android Nougat

The primary reason behind this fallback was the introduction of new security features in the Android ecosystem. The security got better with Android Nougat and made it more difficult for power users to root their phones. It was possible to tweak the phones, but the methods were more than complex which kept a lot of users from rooting their phones.

It is now once again possible to modify your phone with the ease of access. CF Auto Root for Galaxy smartphones running Nougat is here. Chainfire just updated Auto Root for all the Android phones running Android Nougat. You can now flash it on your S6 or S6 Edge to root them right away. Flashing it is easy. You need Samsung’s Odin tool and then follow a few steps to root your phone.

Our target, for now, is the Galaxy S6. CF Auto Root will help you to Root Galaxy S6 on Android Nougat. This tool works on all Galaxy S6 Exynos variants.

Read Carefully: Rooting your Galaxy S6 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 G920F, G920K, G920L, G920P, G920S, G920V 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 on 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 the 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 keeps giving you a notification about an unauthorized activity going on, simply open the SuperSU app in your phone. SuperSU will tell you to disable Samsung Knox. Let SuperSU disable Samsung Knox and the unauthorized activity notification will go away right after that.

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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