Since Samsung released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to Galaxy S6 Edge users weren’t able to root their devices using Auto-root, KingRoot, or PingPong Root method.
It wasn’t easy to root Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on Android 5.1.1 because Samsung added a new protection to the stock kernel on Android 5.1.1 and any modification to system partition without flashing a custom kernel will cause your device to bootloop.
In this post we will guide you how to install TWRP recovery and root Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.
- Flashing custom images will void your device’s warranty.
- This will not wipe your data but creating a backup is highly recommended.
- We have no responsibility if your brick your device, so please use it at your own risk.
- This is working only on SM-G925F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
– Install Samsung USB driver on your windows PC.
– TWRP recovery file and Odin3 tool to the PC.
– Kernel.zip file and SuperSU.zip file to your device.
- Extract Odin3 tool and run it as administrator.
- Place recovery file “twrp_5.1.1_edge.tar” in AP section.
- Click Options tab and uncheck Auto Reboot.
- Reboot your phone into download mode. Check our tutorial on how to boot into recovery or download mode using ADB commands.
- Connect your device to PC via USB cable, if everything is okay ID:COM box will turn blue and Added!! will be shown in log box.
- Double check everything then click the Start button.
- Once finished Odin3 will display PASS! but your phone will not reboot automatically.
- Manual reboot your device by pressing and holding Vol down, Home, and Power buttons until you see the warning screen.
- Press Vol down to reboot your device, Now hurry up to press Vol up, Home, and Power buttons to boot into recovery mode.
- Now flash “Alex-V_Kernel_S6_Edge_1.2.zip” kernel file, once done flash “UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip” file, then Reboot System.
Once booted you should have root access and find SuperSU application installed. That’s it you successfully installed TWRP recovery and root Galaxy S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, to verify the root status install Root Checker.