For those of you with an AT&T SM-G920A/SM-925A or Verizon SM-G920V/SM-G925V, you may be happy to hear that there is a root method that may work soon called “PingPongRoot” on XDA. This is still work in progress but have been confirmed to work on many S6 models including SM-G920F, SM-G920I, SM-G9200, SM-G920P, SM-G920T, and many more.
For those of you looking for Galaxy S6 Edge stock firmwares, we have added most of SM-G925F European and SM-G925I South American stock firmwares to our S6 Edge Stock Firmware page. If you see any country firmware missing, don’t worry as we are working around the clock to update them all but you should find most of them available now. Also, if you do not see a firmware for your country, you can also use any other country firmware so long as your model number matches. For example, you can use Germany SM-G925F firmware if you have Spain SM-G925F. Since all of the firmwares support all languages, you should have no problems as long as you change the language after installing them.
Many of you probably heard that T-Mobile has begun rollin’ out Android 5.1.1 already to many T-Mobile S6 Edge SM-G925T users.
Well, one word of caution, the new Android 5.1.1 firmware locks your bootloaders. But this isn’t a permanent lock from what we are hearing, you may be able to unlock it.
For those of you who have been waiting for Sprint or Korean Galaxy S6 Edge stock firmwares, we have good news, you can grab them now on our S6 Edge Stock Firmwares page.
Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge model number is SM-G925P, these are 100% stock firmwares that will allow you to unroot/recover your Sprint S6 Edge completely back to stock.
For those of you waiting for T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T stock firmware, it’s finally here!
What will this allow us to do? You will be able to easily unroot back to original stock firmware in case something goes wrong such as soft-bricking(where your device turns on but in a bootloop). Not only that, you will also be able to extract the stock recovery and re-install if you ever want to re-enable OTA updates on a rooted S6 Edge.
For those of you with Galaxy S6 SM-G920F or SM-G920I, we have been constantly adding stock firmwares for it on our Galaxy S6 stock firmware page.
We are still adding more stock firmwares but there should be plenty enough to work with right now. Also, you can cross-country flash another country firmware so long as you have the same model number. For example, if you have SM-G920F German model, you can also flash the France SM-G920F firmware. Now, so long as the country firmware you are using now doesn’t include country-specific apps (such as carrier bloatware), you should be fine. If you absolutely need a Galaxy S6 stock firmware for your country, shoot me an e-mail at zedomax [at] gmail dot com and we will get your firmware uploaded first.
For those of you wondering whether the KNOX security flag can be reset or not on the Galaxy S6 with root, it is not possible. At least not yet but if you are going to root your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you may want to know that currently there’s no known method to reset the KNOX counter.
For those of you who want to root and install custom ROMs, you will want to root your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with 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!
For those of you who want to unroot, you can easily do this on the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge by simply reflashing stock firmware using ODIN program. This would be ideal for those of you who want to reinstall stock firmware on your phone, maybe need to return phone for warranty purposes, or perhaps selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist. Also, maybe you ended up in a nasty bootloop and you want to restore your phone.