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How to Install TWRP & Root Galaxy S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1

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.


  1. Download:
    – 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.
  2. Extract Odin3 tool and run it as administrator.Run Odin3 as Administrator
  3. Place recovery file “twrp_5.1.1_edge.tar” in AP section.Odin3 AP Firmware.tar.md5
  4. Click Options tab and uncheck Auto Reboot.Options Odin3 Unckeck Auto Reboot
  5. Reboot your phone into download mode. Check our tutorial on how to boot into recovery or download mode using ADB commands.Samsung galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Download Mode
  6. 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.Added and ID COM
  7. Double check everything then click the Start button.Start in Odin3
  8. Once finished Odin3 will display PASS! but your phone will not reboot automatically.All thread completed and PASS
  9. Manual reboot your device by pressing and holding Vol down, Home, and Power buttons until you see the warning screen.
  10. Press Vol down to reboot your device, Now hurry up to press Vol up, Home, and Power buttons to boot into recovery mode.
  11. Now flash “Alex-V_Kernel_S6_Edge_1.2.zip” kernel file, once done flash “UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip” file, then Reboot System.Flash Kernel and SuperSU Galaxy S6 EdgeTWRP 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.

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  1. hi,
    i stuck at step 11.
    how to flash this files? (i moved them to the galaxy at step 1)
    i dont have this option in the recovery/manual mode

  2. where is the TAR.MD5 file?
    i download and open the rar file as show at the link above but it’s a IMG file
    what shuld i do?

  3. some functionality is lost?
    like fingerprint? or another one?

  4. Knox? 0x1 or 0x0?

  5. HaH Finally Using S6 Edge 5.1.1 Lollipop With Root Access Thumbs Up ..Everything Is Working Perfectly … Alex-V Thanks Alooot 🙂

  6. These methods are giving root no doubt but also made the wifi nonfunctional. So we need a different method or kernel

  7. I need help can i root my s6 edge or will i have to downgrade version immrunning on 5.1.1

    • Now downgrade any more, you can follow this guide to root your device on Android 5.1.1

      • Like I said that it works fine rooting the device but kills the wifi. Please confirmt hat your wifi is fine after this so that we can follow

        • Yeah Bro Everything Is Working Perfectly Even WiFi as well …. After Flashing u Only Lost Your Wifi Passwords Thats It !!

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