Samsung just updated both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to Android 7.0 Nougat. The phones have a new life now. Android 7.0 Nougat brings tons of new features to both these smartphones. If you happen to be an Android enthusiasts who loves to keep his phone rooted, it may be a bad news for you that updating to official stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware will unroot your phone. You will have to root your phone from scratch in that case. While trying to root your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on Android Nougat, you may find out that things are not as easy as before. It has been made very difficult to root phones on Nougat.
Google has siginificantly improved the Android device security over the course of last few years. Android’s new security features make it more than hard for developers and hackers to find a loophole and root the phone. It takes quite a time for developers and tweakers to come up with a working method now a days. Until now, rooting the S6 and S6 Edge using TWRP recovery and SuperSU wasn’t easy. Thanks to our friend Dr.Ketan, who just tweaked a version of SuperSU and made it compatible with the S6 and S6 Edge.
You can now easily flash the latest TWRP 3.1 custom recovery on your phone. Once you have the TWRP recovery installed, you are all free to flash a SuperSU file and get it rooted without any hiccups. Before jumping on to the installation process, carefully go through the preparations. Read up everything and then follow the steps to install TWRP recovery and root Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge running Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.
- This guide is only for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge running Android 7.0 Nougat 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. Use the backup guides linked below.
- 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 3.12.3.
- Download TWRP Recovery file for Galaxy S6 Edge G925F, G925FD and G925I: twrp-3.1.0-0-zerolte.img.tar
- TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S6 G920F, G920FD and G920I: twrp-3.1.0-0-zeroflte.img.tar
- Download SuperSU.zip file and copy it to your phone’s internal storage.
Install TWRP and Root Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat
- Open Odin3 V3.12.3.exe that you extracted on your PC.
- Enable OEM Unlock on your Galaxy S6 Edge or S6. 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/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 TWRP recovery.img.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.
- Without rebooting the device, we have to boot into TWRP recovery now. To do this, press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power key on your device, as soon as the screen goes black, immediately switch the key from Volume Down to Volume Up while having the Power + Home Key pressed. This will take you to the TWRP recovery.
- In TWRP Recovery, Swipe to allow modifications and then tap “Install > Locate the SuperSU.zip file > Select this file > Swipe to confirm flash > flash it”.
- Once SuperSU.zip file flashing ends, reboot your device into system.
- 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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