At&t’s bootloader restrictions give developers a tough time every time when a new Samsung flagship device is released under At&t’s umbrella. It took a very long time for developers to achieve root access on the Galaxy S5, Android power users had to hold themselves back from testing out the potential of their device. People who have got At&t’s Galaxy S6, they seem very lucky in this regard. At&t’s Galaxy S6 G920A has been rooted successfully without tripping the Knox counter and without voiding the warrant of the device. This great work has been done by XDA senior member idler1984, who brought up his PINGPONG Root Tool that roots almost all variants of the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge.
At&t Galaxy S6 users, who have been eagerly waiting for this milestone to be achieved, they can now root their device in just one tap and checkout the potential of their mighty Galaxy S6. Once you’ve rooted your device, you can make performance enhancements according to your liking. If you’re wondering how you can do this, you may scroll a little bit down and find out the method to root your At&t Galaxy S6 G920A without hurting the Knox counter and keeping the warranty safe and sound.
Some Important Instructions
- This tool will work for At&t Galaxy S6 G920A running the firmware build UCU1AOCE. Trying it on any other firmware may result in bricking your device.
- This tool is safe and secure. Using it to root your device will not harm it in any way, neither will it void the warranty of your device.
How To Root At&t Galaxy S6 G920A Without Tripping Knox Using PingPong
- Download pingpongroot_beta5.1.apk
- 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.
- 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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