How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) with CF Auto Root

Chainefire have added support for the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I), which is great because a lot of apps out there require root access to your phone to perform tasks which would not be possible without it.

Warning!

  • Rooting your phone will void your phones warranty, proceed at your own risk
  • Flashing the incorrect file will surely mess up your phone, make sure you download the correct file
  • Make sure your phone is charged to at least 80% before proceeding
  • Rooting will most likely wipe your phone so backup your phones contents before proceeding
    • To backup Call Logs:: Guide
    • To backup text messages: Guide
    • To backup Contacts: Guide
    • To backup media, connect your phone to your computer and copy the media folders to your local drive
  • TheAndroid.Guru does not take any responsibility of any damage, please proceed at your own risk

Things to get:

Before you proceed make sure USB debugging is enabled on your phone:

Enable USB debugging on your phone: Guide

Let’s start!

– Install the USB drivers you just downloaded.

– Download the CF Auto Root file and extract it to a folder on your computer. Do not extract the resulting tar file.

– Make sure your phone isn’t connected to your computer.

– Run Odin 3.1.

– Click on PDA and select the .tar.md5 file from directed your just extracted CF Auto Root to.

– Power down your phone. Now press and hold the Power – Home – Volume Down buttons to get your phone into Download Mode

– Connect your phone to your computer and you should see an entry now in Odin.

– *Make sure you don’t have REPARTITION checked, un-tick it if it’s selected*

– Hit Start to begin the flashing process. You’re phone may reboot during the process.

– When the process completes your phone may boot into Recovery Mode, hit reboot to get your phone to boot normally.

– You should now see SuperSU installed on your phone.

– That’s it, your done!