For those you bummed out because you thought Galaxy S7/S7 Edge have new software features that your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge doesn’t, we are here to give you good news that you can now easily convert your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge into Galaxy S7/S7 Edge using root and custom ROM called Noble ROM.
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For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, or even Note 5 on latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can do so using SpaceX kernel.
Currently the following models of Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Note 5 are supported:Galaxy S6 – SM-G920F, SM-G920FD, SM-G920L, SM-G920K, SM-G920S Galaxy S6 Edge – SM-G925F, SM-G925L, SM-G925K, SM-G925S Galaxy Note 5 – SM-N920C
We knew that once Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus were released, we’d soon have Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus ROMs for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Well, it’s already here for you! If you install the latest Noble ROM, you will get all of the features of Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you will want to follow a different root method as Google has changed how rooting works with newer Android 5.1.1. Due to Android 5.1.1 changes, you can no longer root your S6 or S6 Edge without causing it to soft-brick. But there’s a work-around, this goes back to the days of older Android ICS and Gingerbread where we flash a modified kernel to make root possible. It’s unfortunate that the newer Android 5.1.1 makes rooting more complex but it is still doable with a custom kernel.
Want to turn your Galaxy S6 into an S6 Edge? There’s a ROM for that called VN ROM.
Based on latest Android 5.0.2 SM-G925F firmware, VN ROM brings you S6 Edge features like Edge Lighting and People Edge to your Galaxy S6.
The best part? You can install this ROM on any Galaxy S6 model except AT&T and Verizon (as they have locked bootloaders). I was able to install it just fine on my T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T (but you will lose WiFi calling since this is an international ROM although you will have all language support).
For those of you who have been waiting for root on your AT&T/Verizon Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge(SM-G920A/SM-G925A/SM-G920V/SM-G925V), we have some good news for you, there’s now a new root method called “PingPong Root” that will root it easily within 5 minutes.
This will also work on many other variants of Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and will not trip KNOX. If you don’t need custom ROMs, you can also use this root method to give your S6 or S6 Edge “root” only.
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 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!