Samsung introduced the Knox feature in the Galaxy devices with the Galaxy Note 3. The feature became a hurdle for flawless development and users greatly disliked the implementation of Knox counter on the bootloader of devices and also presence of Knox components inside the software. The Knox counter implemented on the bootloader records the number of custom installations on the device and if tripped from 0 to 0x1, it results in tripping the warranty of your device. This hiccup has been holding a number of users back from tweaking their device and getting the maximum out of it. Right now, many Sprint Galaxy S6 users might be sticking to the stock state of their device because of this Knox counter. Although the device can be easily rooted using CF-Autoroot, but it trips the Knox counter and not all the users like to void the warranty of their newly owned device in the very early stages.
If you’re one of those users who haven’t rooted their device yet, it may be the right time for you now. Just yesterday, a method to root the Sprint Galaxy S6 came up that does not trip the Knox counter of the device and the warranty stays safe. XDA member idler1984 has built a small application named as PINGPONG Root Tool which can root your Sprint Galaxy S6 in just one tap. The application install KingUser and you can load all of your favorite root required applications later on. If you’ve started wondering how you will be able to use the application, you may read the following post as we are about to learn to root the Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P without tripping Knox counter with this PINGPONG root tool.
- This tool will work for Sprint Galaxy S6 running the firmware build G920PVPU1AOCF. 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 Sprint Galaxy S6 Without Tripping Knox With 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 the 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.