Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the elder sibling of Samsung’s most beautiful smartphone, S6 Edge. S6 Edge+ sports a same design and build as that of the Galaxy S6 Edge, the only different is in the spec-sheet and the display size. We have a beautiful 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 518 ppi. Samsung’s Exynos 7420 Octa Core 64 bit chipset is powering this device up. Samsung used a RAM of 4GB on this phone. A 16 MP shooter is fixed at the back and a 5 MP on the front. This handset runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Galaxy S6 Edge+ maybe the most high end device to the date. Such devices are a really great deal if you have an idea of unleashing their real power, which can be done by means of root access and having a CWM recovery installed on it. If you have never rooted your device or had a custom recovery installed it, you may want to know a little bit about both these terms yet. Basically, the root privileges give you the access to the core of your smartphone’s system. Once rooted, your device is not bound to any manufacturer restrictions and you’re free to install any root-specific applications in order to boost up the performance or battery life of your phone. Custom recovery is somewhat similar to root access, you can flash zip files to bring new features or flash a whole new custom firmware on your phone using custom recovery. Another great advantage of custom recovery is backing up and restoring Nandroid. You can also wipe cache and dalvik cache of your phone through a custom recovery. This is not it, this was just to give you an idea of root access and custom recovery. There’s a lot more you can do using root and recovery on your phone.
Let’s get back to our topic. The specifications carried by Galaxy S6 Edge+ make it good enough to cross the barriers and breach the limits. If you’re one lucky owner of the S6 Edge+ and you’re already looking for a way to root and install custom recovery, then you’re at the right place. We are about to install Philz Advanced CWM recovery on our beloved S6 Edge+ G928F, G928C and G928I. Once installed CWM, we will easily root the S6 Edge+. Time to put out conversation to an end and go ahead without any further ado to get it done.
- This guide is only for Galaxy S6 Edge+ G928F, G928C & G928I. Do not try this on any other device.
- Charge your device up to 50%.
- Use original data cable to establish connection between your PC and your phone.
- Backup your important data as a safety measure.
- Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.
Disclaimer: Flashing custom recovery and rooting the device void its warranty. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or Samsung may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk and with your full understanding.
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
- Download and extract Odin 3.10.6.
- Download Philz Advanced CWM.tar file and save it your computer’s desktop.
- Download SuperSu.zip file and copy it to your Galaxy S6 Edge+ G928F, G928C & G928I.
- Download Arter97 Kernel.zip file and copy it to your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’s internal storage as well.
Install Philz Advanced CWM & Root Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F, G928C & G928I
- Open Odin3 V3.10.6.exe that you extracted on your PC.
- Enable OEM Unlock on your phone. To do so on your phone, go to settings > about device > tap the build number for 7 times to enable developer options. Get back to the settings and open developer options. Under developer options turn on “OEM unlock.“
- Put your S6 Edge+ 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 philz advacned cwm.tar file that you downloaded. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
- Make sure that your Odin3 looks like this. The only option ticked should be F. Reset Time.
- 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.
- 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 CWM recovery that you just installed.
- Now in CWM recovery, select Install zip > Choose Zip from internal storage > locate the Arter97 Kernel file and flash it.
- Once flashed, Once again in CWM recovery, select Install zip > Choose Zip from internal storage > locate the SuperSu.zip file this time and flash it.
- Once done, reboot your device using recovery.
- As it boots up, 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.
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