Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge T-Mobile rooted ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge T-Mobile rooted ahead of launch
The times we live in, friends! These days, you don't wait for the smartphone to root it. The root waits for the smartphone! That appears to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S6 - thanks to go-getter developer Chainfire, its doors have been opened before anyone actually gets to kick them open, because the smartphone doesn't hit the market until April 11! Whether you're blessed with one already or not, Chainfire auto-root is now available for the SM-G920T (the Galaxy S6) and SM-G925T (the Galaxy S6 Edge), both on T-Mobile USA. 

"Before actually rooting though, consider that KNOX will likely be tripped, and there's a good chance untripped KNOX will be required for phone based payments." - warns Chainfire, so pay attention or your Samsung Pay will become Samsung No-pay. In addition, your smartphone's warranty gets voided, which is quite a hurdle considering the S6's price.

Although the root is available in both Odin-based executable and flashable .img formats, you'll need to get your Galaxy S6's bootloader unlocked before you can do anything. As per tradition, only the T-Mobile GS6 units (possibly Sprint units too) come with an unlocked bootloader. And with Hashcode having discontinued work on Safestrap, we're not so sure Verizon & AT&T subscribers will be able to mingle with their Galaxy S6s anytime soon. But you can always purchase an unlocked smartphone, of course.

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12 Comments

1. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I can not use any Android without root. S6 is losing Samsung Pay, bussines apps... when knox tripped. I really like what Samsung have done with S6, but I will never buy device which hinders me from using it the way I want.

5. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Agreed. I'm done with devices that can't be root IE At&t Note 4. It's crazy and sad. The freedom and versatility that android was built on is becoming something exclusive to specific versions and variations of flagships. Nexus is looking super Sexy again.

2. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Can't root the battery that's 29% less capable than S5's

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Patiently waiting to see what the G4 and Note 5 bring to the table. It's looking like Note 5 edge for me...

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If rooting is such a big deal for many of you, get a Nexus device. I don't understand why you need to root a device that is already packed with enough a capabilities. The only benefit I ever found for rooting is being able to backup application data. However, such capability could easily be brought to Kies. I have no idea hat Samsung doesn't offer a Mobile version of Kies which can backup the application data of your device. Other than that, rooting has no benefit vs what you could lose in the process.

7. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Maybe some people don't care for touchwiz and all the pre-installed cr@p Samsung dumps on these devices? I'm one of them.

8. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No Nexus for me as I need the physical home button, replaceable battery, and better camera on Galaxy series. Our grips are about Samsung is making the steps back!

9. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Xposed alone is my reason. There's also Over/Underclocking, ViPER4Android, Kernels, Themes, Density Changing, and of course the ability to actually use apps that require it.

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Well the main reason I root all my devices is firstly to install titanium backup and restore all my apps and associated data. It lots me continue from where I left off from my previous device. My second reason for rooting would be xposed frame work. It lets one add functionality to AOSP or varilla android phones which are usually reserved with OEM roms. On factory based roms, it lets me remove or disable all the bloatware and add essential function like a in-call recorder or the ability to remap the software or hardware buttons with function which I use frequently

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Titanium Backup, AppOpps or PrivacyX, SecureSettings and Tasker are all things I need/want and which work better/only with root. Also I uninstall a lot of apps (even on a Nexus 5 stock rom) like Google fit, certain LWPs, Google calendar, the stock email client, Wallet, Google input languages and so on. Doesn't mean I wouldn't like a different phone and do the same. But I never buy phones on contract or that are locked anyway.

12. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Gravity box alone is like 20 or so reasons to root android.. One must really undu low in it to understand how wonderful android is and the possibilities are. Also it is something that really gets on you. Once you're rooted and find the best possibilities that is unlocked before you, you wont think for a second to go back

13. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Backing up applications is your only reason for root? Bwahahahaha

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