How to root Galaxy S6 has become a major question to many Samsung users. Rooting helps to get access to many exciting features. Also, it enables you to gain administrative rights over the device. Samsung does not allow you to delete some system software. But, you can delete some of the unwanted applications if you root it.
How To Root Galaxy S6
With each new update, Google enhances the security. Also, Samsung’s Knox makes it harder for the user to root the device. So, you must know how to root Galaxy S6 without harming the device. Let’s begin with the steps you need to follow.
Step 1: Some Prerequisite
Before getting onto the rooting, the phone should at least have 50% charge. You need to install the Samsung USB driver on your computer or laptop. Then go to settings> about device> software info. Click on the “build number” 7 times and it will open “developer options”. Go back to setting and on the bottom, you will find it. Tap on it, you should now turn on the OEM unlock and USB debugging.
Step 2: Downloads
There are some important files you need to download to get on with the rooting process. They are:
- Download and extract “Samsung ODIN 3.12.3” in your computer.
- Then get “TWRP Recovery” according to the model number of the device.
- And at last, get “Magisk-v11.1.zip” file. Copy the file to your phone’s internal memory.
Step 3: Installing TWRP
Now, I will discuss how to root Galaxy S6 by installing TWRP recovery. First, open the “ODIN.exe.” file by double-clicking it. Now shut down your Samsung S6 and press together Power+ Volume Down+ Home. It will boot to download mode. As soon as the handset boots, press Volume Up. Take the USB cable that came with the device to connect your phone to the computer. Check whether the “ID: COM” port on ODIN has turned blue, this means the device is connected. If it did not then reconnect the cable.
Press AP on ODIN and select “twrpxxxxxxx.img.tar”. It is the TWRP recovery file you downloaded before. On the options tab, put a check on “F. Reset Time” only. Now press start and wait for some time. The ID: COM box will show pass when it completes. Do not reboot.
Step 4: Rooting
For rooting the handset, you first need to boot into TWRP recovery. Press Volume Down+ Home+ Power. As soon as the display turns black, keep pressing Home+ Power but change from Volume down to Volume up. You can swipe if you are asked for any kind of modifications. Then tap “install” and browse “Magisk-v11.1.zip” file. It will start the flashing process and reboot the handset as soon as it finishes. Then go to Play Store and download and install “Magisk Manager“. Launch the app and install the upgrade and the things the application is asking. Now the whole rooting is complete.
In the end, I would say how to root Galaxy S6 is not a mystery anymore. Anyone can use the above method to root their device without harming it. Also, it will fix some of the minor errors in your device such as DRK problems.