For those of you who have waited long time for an AOSP(What is AOSP?) ROM, I have some good news for you, a fully-working AOSP ROM is now available for the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge!
Author: Max Lee
Want to convert your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge into Galaxy S7 Edge along with latest Nougat firmware? Yes, you can do it right now even though Samsung has yet to release official Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge.
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.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmwares have begun to roll out. If you are rooted or need to upgrade manually (using ODIN and stock firmware, follow our unroot directions), you can grab these stock firmwares yourself and flash. Please see updated Marshmallow stock firmwares on our Galaxy S6 Edge stock firmwares. If you are rooting and installing custom ROMs, it may be a good idea to always have the original copy of the stock firmware for your model of Galaxy S6 Edge handy just in case something goes wrong (that way it will save you time to restore your phone). Also, rooting the Marshmallow stock firmwares can be seen here.
For those of you who are rooted or didn’t receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your Galaxy S6 SM-G920F model, you can update manually using ODIN and stock firmware (see our unroot guide here).
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.
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.
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.