For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, here’s a step-by-step tutorial. This root method uses CF-Auto Root by ChainFire, which only gives you root but does not install a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP recovery.
This method is ONLY for Android 5.0.1 or 5.0.2, for Android 5.1.1, please see our update root method on How to root Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1!
If you want to root and install CWM or TWRP recovery, see How to Root Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge using TWRP Recovery instead.
This root method is recommended if you just need to root your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Also, by rooting, you will trip the KNOX counter, which will void your warranty. Most U.S. carriers do not check for KNOX counter but most Samsung services do if you try to return your phone for warranty later on. If this is your first time rooting, we highly suggest you to get insurance on your phone (that way you can always get a new phone if they don’t accept your phone for warranty).
This root method DOES NOT erase anything on your phone, it only roots your phone.
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