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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S6

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 is a powerful flagship device full of impressive specs and features. Samsung added a stunning camera on the back along with a heart rate sensor, improved the fingerprint scanner and more. Last week a new Galaxy S6 root method arrived, and here we’ll explain how to root the Galaxy S6 and get even more out of the phone.

Even though the Galaxy S6 is loaded full of features and options, many users still love to root their device for additional functionality or control. Just like jailbreaking an iPhone, last week the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon and AT&T (and other carriers) finally received root access.

Read: Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: 5 Key Differences

Rooting Android is a process that allows smartphone and tablet owners to have additional control or “Root Access” of the Android operating system. Which is usually done so owners can get around carrier or manufacturer limitations (like hotspot blocks) removing third party apps and bloatware, installing custom themes or icon packs, or to alter settings to each users own desire. Read on for the quick how to instructions, and a video for those needing more help.

How to fix Galaxy S6 Edge problems.

The Galaxy S6 is one of the most popular Android devices today, and a new root method has arrived that won’t mess with the KNOX security, and works for all versions on almost all carriers. Not just any root either. It’s an extremely simple 1-click method that will have your Galaxy S6 fully rooted in just a few easy steps.

Last week a group called the Keen team released PingPong Root, which is a 1-click root app for a number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants. This will even root the Verizon or AT&T Galaxy S6, two carriers that usually put additional things in place to make root access more difficult to achieve.

A few other methods are available, but this is the easiest one yet and won’t trip the KNOX security many use for business use. However, root will make the device more vulnerable, and will disable Samsung Pay when it arrives in the near future. That all said, lets get started.

Instructions

Before you get started it is a good idea to head to this XDA thread and read all the details, and to ask any questions if you have problems or concerns. Once you’re ready, owners just need to download an APK (like downloading and installing an app) click a few buttons that allows root, and that’s it.

First you’ll need to head into settings > Lock screen and security > and enable “Unknown Sources” so you can install an app that isn’t from the Google Play Store. Now just download the file below, follow the steps in the video, and that’s it. As a warning, this is an advanced process that beginners probably shouldn’t do. If you don’t know what root is or why you’d want it, you shouldn’t proceed. Root may cause issues, make the device constantly reboot and more, so use caution. That said, the root method worked fine for most, and seems to be functioning fully on my AT&T Galaxy S6.

Download: PingPong-Root-v6

Once you’ve installed the PingPing root you’ll need to open the app, install SuperSu (superuser root tool), and now you’ll be sent back to the PingPong app you just downloaded and install. Tap “Download Data” then hit “Get Root“. Give the app a minute to complete the process, in which it will tell you its done and has successfully rooted the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.

When it finishes it will tell you to reboot your device and you’re all done. The initial release used something called KingRoot like in the video above, but the latest beta version available now for download is using the popular SuperSU root tool that checks for root, and is needed to do many of the things users use root for. Like installing a third party recovery, changing the boot animation, Titanium Backup, ad blockers, using Xposed modules and much more.

Read: 65 Galaxy S6 Tips & Tricks

You can uninstall the PingPong root app once you’ve successfully rooted, but keep KingRoot or SuperSU installed for the reasons mentioned above.

Again, it’s worth noting that this root method is still in the “beta” stage so users could run into issues, it could take multiple attempts to work, and problems may arise after you’ve rooted your device. This is for advanced users, and anyone looking to root the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge should proceed at their own risk.

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16 Comments

  1. Chris B.

    06/14/2015 at 5:54 pm

    My phone wont reboot, what am i supposed to do ? It gets stuck on the sprint page when turning back on. It wont let me do a hard reset and it wont finish downloading.

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    • Amy Walker

      04/21/2016 at 5:18 am

      Tutorial above is not working anymore, but surprisingly i found this site doctorcphone. com works perfectly!

      Reply

      • Robbie B.

        06/17/2016 at 7:09 pm

        I would recommend using root4phones. com – I used it when I had to root my Samsung Galaxy 6, and I had absolutely no problems as the instructions were clear. Hope this helps anyone who is looking into rooting their phones!

        Reply

  2. Rob Z

    06/14/2015 at 11:20 pm

    Your phone number is bricked son

    Reply

  3. Fran

    06/17/2015 at 4:19 am

    Hello. How can you unroot the s6 for OTA downloads ?
    after unroot , the mobile returns to the “official” state?

    Thanks

    Reply

  4. pp

    07/01/2015 at 5:53 pm

    Has anyone try this on optus s6?? Is it working?

    Reply

  5. Evan

    08/15/2015 at 8:20 pm

    I downloaded the ping pong root and after i clicked on it it came up with a message saying that “this app attempts to bypass samsung security or something like that and it asks if i want to continue… is this bad? Or do i say yes. I dont think i wanna trip knox. Someone plz help

    Reply

  6. jenny

    10/19/2015 at 5:44 pm

    I have Samsung S6 through Sprint. I’m trying to unlock to use it through straightalk can anyone help me

    Reply

  7. Christian

    10/27/2015 at 7:41 pm

    If you brick ur phone don’t worry just grab the box it came in and have ur model number and serial number ready and load kies 3
    Restore n reset and sorted

    Reply

  8. James Avery

    02/08/2016 at 6:44 am

    Doesn’t work on G920VVRU4BOK7

    Reply

  9. ken

    02/19/2016 at 12:17 am

    pingpong root gives you id number tht will work if you dont see yours i dont think it will work

    Reply

  10. Adam

    03/18/2016 at 7:15 am

    Im a little lost with all of this does rooting mean the same as jailbreaking? meaning i can use the phone with another carrier after this is finished? On http://wyckedroot.com/ I read that’s not the case?

    Reply

  11. Jason

    03/26/2016 at 7:15 pm

    I have Samsung Galaxy S6 and I tried to root it but after I installed the required apps then after I click the “download data” its okay but when i hit the “Get Root” it says “Your device data is still not supported. Stay Tuned…” can someone help me?

    Reply

  12. Mike

    05/12/2016 at 9:16 am

    Does this work on G920L version?

    Reply

  13. L G Viader

    10/14/2016 at 10:17 am

    It says my device data is not supported stay tuned. What does this mean.

    Reply

  14. vaibhav dhami

    04/26/2017 at 8:03 am

    This method is not working bro. Please update this method. I have a verizon mobile

    Reply

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