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.
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.
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.
For those of you who want to root your Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G925P, we have good news for you, TWRP recovery (that works) is available now, you can grab it on our Galaxy S6 Edge TWRP Recovery page.
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 who want to root and install custom ROMs, you will want to root your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with TWRP recovery.