How to Root Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge! [TWRP Recovery + Root]

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Rooting the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge allows you to open a whole new world of possibilities that you can do with your phone. The two majors benefits with root access is that you have the option to install custom ROMS like CM12 and Paranoid Android. Not only that, but you also have the option to use root apps like Titanium Backup and Greenify!! 

Remember, you can always unroot your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge simply by following this guide, allowing you to restore it just like the day you first bought the phone. 

AT&T SM-G920A, AT&T SM-G925A, Verizon SM-G920V, Verizon SM-G925V Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users follow this root guide!!

Supported Galaxy S6 Variants: 
T-Mobile SM-G920T
Sprint SM-G920P
US Cellular SM-G920R4
International SM-G920F / SM-G920I
Korean SM-G920L / SM-G920S / SM-G920K
Canadian SM-G920W8

Supported Galaxy S6 Edge Variants:
T-Mobile SM-G925T
Sprint SM-G925P
US Cellular SM-G925R4
International SM-G925F / SM-G925I
Korean SM-G925L / SM-G925S / SM-G925K
Canadian SM-G925W8

Rooting the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is a pretty simple and straight forward process, just follow the guide below to get started!

Plug in your phone via microUSB to your computer.

2. Download and transfer to your phone using the download link below. Just transfer the zip file, DO NOT unzip it!


3. Enter into Download Mode. Power off your phone and then press and hold the power button, volume down, and home button all at the same time. 

4. You should "Warning" on the screen.

5. Press the volume up and you should now see "Downloading..."

6. Download and TWRP file using the download links below.

Download TWRP TAR Recovery for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

7. Unzip and open Odin3 v3.10.6.exe.  

8. With your phone still plugged into your computer. You should see a blue box on the left side of Odin that reads something similar to "0:[COM15]". If you don't then download and install the Samsung USB drivers and unplug and plug your phone back in.

9. Now click on AP and locate and select the TWRP Recovery TAR file you downloaded in step 6.

10. Click on "Start" and the process will begin. This will only take a seconds

11. IMMEDIATELY AFTER clicking on "Start" press and hold the volume up, home button, and power button all at the same time. 

12. You will now be entered into TWRP Recovery.

13. Select "Install" > find and select "" > swipe your finger to install the SuperSU zip file.

14. Now select "Reboot System". If TWRP Recovery asks you to disable overwriting, allow it.  You are now rooted with TWRP custom recovery installed on your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge!

15. You will see an app called SuperSU in your app drawer. Open it and if it asks you to update binary, allow it. You can confirm that your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge is rooted by using an app like Root Checker.

Q: Odin says "There is no PIT partition".
A: Use the official Samsung USB cable and change the USB port.

Q: Odin doesn't show the blue box on the left.
A: Download and install Samsung USB drivers, change the USB cable, change USB port, and if those suggestions don't work try it on a different computer. 

Q: How can I restore my phone back to stock/unroot it?

A: Simply follow this guide: How to unroot Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Q: So that's it, my Galaxy S6/S6 Edge is rooted and I can now install custom ROMS and use root apps?
A: Yup, it wasn't too hard, huh? 
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