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(Good news everyone!)
Obvious clickbait is obvious, unlocked bootloaders are unlocked, and as invariably someone has to point out in a snarky comment on /r/android, open doors are indeed open, even before you kick them.
Either way, the first CF-Auto-Root's for the S6 family are up: SM-G920T and SM-G925T - the T-Mobile US S6 and S6 Edge.
Only very minor modifications were necessary [to the existing CFAR script]. The S6 CFAR has been tested on a real device, and root was achieved. Further information? I have none, I wasn't there in person.
All completely expected, but perhaps nice to know regardless.
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.
CF-Auto-Root repository: http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
Let the "yeah I don't really need root anymore" commenting commence!
EDIT: The G920F S6 'international' has also been added now
Typically Chainfire... The root waits for the phone... ?
You're pretty damn quick, Chainfire!
will be able to get
And what is with knox?
Maybe next month he will have root for the note 5!
Legend will always do legend work
#GAWD_OF_SAMMY needs to start trending...THANK YOU #chainfire
Congratz. Let's hope theme lucky s6 owners that spent all that money on the device can drop you a few pounds each for you're efforts. You should be a rich man already
+Paul Leonard Scholz LG doesn't have a Chainfire, Samsung does.
This phone lost my sale. Non-removable battery? I have a zero lemon and i charge after 3 days of heavy use. No micro SD? My G5s is a 16gb with 64gb micro SD. Why would I pay for a $600 phone that I can't give upgrades. What new phones still have removable batteries and micro SD?
+Otsuko, watch out for the LG G4... It should have a microSD slot and possibly a removable battery as well.
+CJ Lackner Jr how's the XDA side on that? Pretty full, or slim pickings? I've only have HTC and sammy
I don't need to root, I have to...
Do you even sleep?
+Otsuko, right now, no pickings. The LG G4 isn't out yet. If you are looking for something right now that's already out, take a look at the LG G3. It's what I've considered going to. I have an HTC One M8, but the LG G3 has a much better camera, laser auto focus which is great for my slow self and optical image stabilization which helps for people with shaky hands, like me as well, lol. The G3 has a 5.5" screen in what feels like a 5" phone size, very impressive design and a removable battery and microSD card slot also. The G3 has a good following on XDA, so I'll assume the G4 will too.
yeah I don't really need root anymore
Man I think its time for me to dump Verizon and Samsung. Love and hate the Note 4. Should have stuck with my trusty S3.
Hell to the yeah!!!! I know what I'm doing with my S6 Edge when I get it ;). Please have it available for the Verizon version thanks :)
+Malik Velez +Troy Studnicka AT&T and Verizon Samsungs usually have locked bootloaders, which means they cannot be rooted with this method. You'll need an exploit-based root. I do not deal with those, and I'm not really sure these will appear at all! If you really want root, I always advice finding a carrier/phone with an unlocked (or unlockable) bootloader.
I thought I read with the newest lollipop that unlocking is possible, plus with the new unlocked phone policy, if you call and ask VZW to unlock your phone, they are suppose to do so per request. I don't recall what law that was in regards to, but I saw it somewhere a few weeks ago.
+Troy Studnicka well you'd better triple check before you spend. The unlocking you're talking about is probably SIM unlocking, not bootloader unlocking, which will allow you to use your phone with a different carrier, not root it.
+Troy Studnicka You are thinking of SIM unlocking for use on other carriers. Verizon doesn't lock the SIM, but both companies lock the bootloader.
oh ok thanks
Do we think the vzw version will get root? I just want my cyanogen.
Will it work on Moto x 2014
Root is essential for me. So blah.
That's great news!
I was being sarcastic. I was being facetious to the initial comment by chainfire regarding the need for root nowadays. I did not intend to start an actual discussion about the need for root, certainly not here where it doesn't belong.
Root > Samsung Pay
Can anyone confirm that rooting/tripping Knox disables Samsung Pay?!
Will certainly disable Pay. Imagine the there are many mobile banking apps that verify root and there is a fix for many of them, not all can be tricked to think there is no root. So yes, it is a risk.
But root is a must for us many :) Adfree and Titanium backup (with freeze and debloat), two things we can make use of our devices at greater potential. Without Chainfire, there is no reason to use a phone :D
The lack of Samsung Pay for KNOX tripped devices is what's putting me off this device. +Chainfire is most likely right, and I had said so immediately upon seeing the keynote.
Nice to know, thanks for doing as expected... To me, I do think about my root options when buying a new device
Call me old-school, but, at least for as long as I can, I will refuse to by a phone I can't root and install custom ROM, kernel, and recovery. Thanks, +Chainfire, for doing what you do.
Curious as to why you prefer to not have to root? First thing I do out of the box is root and blow away stock ROM.
So this was just for the t mobile version? I'm looking out for the vz one
I didn't know that tripped KNOX means no more mobile payments! ??
+Chainfire will this work for Sprint S6's as well?? Since both Sprint/T-Mo have unlocked bootloaders.
S6 International SM-G920F was just added. I'm not going to name every model when it's added, but as this is probably going to be the most common model world-wide, there you have it.
Perfect news ?
Tem app para atualizar androide. :Sony Xperia C
Ok obviously I'm a noon I've rooted my i337 s4 and the WiFi isn't working please HELP ME LOL
Can you make a SM-G9006V CF-AUTO-ROOT? Since the G9006W will trigger the binary status to "custom"
You got the root for a phone that's not even available for purchase yet? That's pretty cool. But the s6 won't even have removable battery. I doubt it'll be better than the g4
Bagi link customrom galaxy w dong
Stuff the s6 how do I root a s2?
+Bill Crossley Same here - If I can't root it, I don't buy it
Errrr yeah Richard Foleher if you know share the wealth. Can't get past the write mode with odin. Epic fail every time
What device? I've just rooted and flash my Galaxy S4 I'm about 15 mins
Ah just realised you said S2. I used CF-Autoroot and official Lollipop Rom.
Have a look for Chainfires CF-AUTOROOT I'm sure it does S2.
Boot phone in to download mode (power, volume down, and home button all at same time) press volume up to continue.
In Odin, select the Autoroot file in PDA, press start.
Once rooted, the world is your oyster - even if you only download adfree it's worth it
What is it with Samsung pay?
Guys can any of u help me i want to root my galaxy note 2 sgh-i317m 4.3 the movil company is claro puerto rico did any of u have a link or something that can help me...?
Excellent! Can't wait til 10th April so get my S6 edge.
+Chainfire Thank you so much... A video using your toolkit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_1IHYH5NXw
I'm glad root is pretty much on lockdown... I'm more concerned over Knox and if there are any devs or individuals actively pursuing ways to either rid, freeze, or reset Knox after root.
Gave +1, reached 666 :).
+Chainfire, CF-Auto-Root-zeroflte-zerofltexx-smg920f does not work on international G920F build LRX22G.G920FXXU1AOBN. How can i check if this unit has a locked bootloader?
[EDIT: i was being dumb somehow. root access confirmed on LRX22G.G920FXXU1AOBN using cf-auto-root. thanks chanfire!]
+Charlie da Silva where did you get the unit? do you have the firmware? It seems you're actually running a slightly older firmware than the CFAR is based on.
Especially on the early days of a new device it is not uncommon for firmwares and bootloaders (as they're still under heavy development) to be incompatible in such a way that a CFAR made for one firmware may not boot on another.
That all being said, I doubt that the issue is your bootloader being locked, the F models are generally not locked (of course, it could be a first)
+Chainfire can you work on Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G906K/L/S) lollipop?
or are you?
+Chainfire i work in a european mobile carrier and i get early access to retail devices. i was using the wrong version of odin (rookie mistake) and CFAR was not being pushed to the G920F somehow. now, i also have sitting in my desk a G925F build LRX22G.G925FXXU1AOC1... do you have some CFAR that i can perhaps test on this device? :D
Huawel g750 rooted. Best
I have a lg g3 amazing phone I've had Sony z2 HTC m8 Samsung SG 4 and Samsung sg5 the lg is the better one I think and I also rooted them all
en moet dan de ingebouwde opslag opnieuw ingedeeld worden voor voor recovery etc of kun je een Mount met USB stick maken (overweging voor aanschaf s6)
+kevin jones galaxys2root.com check this site out and watch the YouTube video he makes rooting the s2 real easy and you'll find everything you need to do it there.
Thanks for the tip Felix P but I have already tried the jeebo kernel you refer to with no joy. It's gets to the final rooting stage and odin States "failed to write" and comes up with a big fat fail in the box.
Sent from Samsung Mobile
Chainfire i need some help. I just updated to lollipop on my SM-G900W8. All went well. I rooted the phone using this method. https://youtu.be/5TT3AmaEX5U
It went fine also. Then SU said there is an update for the binary file so i updated that but it failed when trying to install after clicking normal install and then asked to reboot, which i did. Now im stuck at the Samsung logo on boot. Could you help me out?
Bom pra caralho. Porraaaaa
GS6. After the out-of-the-box update on T-Mobile, I am not having any success flashing the autoroot files through Odin. It just keeps failing.
Same issue has everyone else. I have the SM-G925T and Odin hangs on "NAND Write Start!!!". I've tried all the normal Odin remedies such as factory USB cable, different ports, different PCs, rebooting, latest Samsung drivers, ensuring Kies isn't running, etc, etc. Looking forward to a fix.
alguine me puede ayudar a rotear el sgh 527 AT&T. ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT.
HE PROBADO POR TODO LOS MEDIOS PROGRAMS Y NO HE PODIDO.....SE LES AGRADECE
bricked mine. it doesnt boot to recovery at all.... help :(
Please see the XDA thread for updates. A new version of ODIN has been posted ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59796903&postcount=22 ) that may solve the problem. If not, we're going to have to wait for newer firmware files to be available.
Can confirm that the version posted works. Rooted my GS6 this morning. Chainfire rocks!
I can confirm that CFAR for G925T also works on international G925F build LRX22G.G925FXXU1AOC1 :D +Chainfire
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Rotear.el sgh 527 de at.t.. 4.4.2 kitat.
+Javier Rodas If you have the Edge variant, try flashing the non-edge auto root. I was in the same boat until I flashed the SM-G920T auto root and it worked perfectly.
+Javier Rodas you need to use ODIN 3.10.6 otherwise the CFAR will NOT be pushed successfully to the device.
Could you please release a root tool for Moto X (XT1058)? I've unlock the BL, but there is no way to root. Many thanks!
CHAINFIRE, HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU FOR SUPPORT, YOUR PRY FI APP BROKE WIFI ON MY GALAXY S5. PLZ HELP!!!!
Looks like my supplicant is totally screwed up, is there any way to regenerate it?
Hell yeah you the man chainfire
I must have root too but can someone me when, how, where and how much more the developer editions usually cost im not a developer and have no intention on becoming an actual developer
Bagaimana cara root pada oppo r1001
+Javier Rodas Same here man. Have you found any solutions yet?
+Daniel Lee yea flash the regular s6 tar cuz it's based the latest firmware. But you won't have a recovery after
Thanks, worked like a charm!
Hi Chainfire, I'm a noob here and I have never rooted a phone before but I just got the s6 (t-mobile ) and would like to root it. I currently have the jump service and would like to take advantage of it. So the question is, can I root the s6 without triggering the knox safety system? If so what do I need to do? Lastly when I turn in the s6 what do I need to do to reset everything so I can take advantage of the jump service?
hi sir...i have a problem about rooting phone samsung galaxy mega2 sm-g750F market in malaysia. my number built is KTU84P.G750FXXU1ANJI
and you have only KTU84P.G750FXXU1ANI1..this cf not help me rooting my phone.i hope you can help me n other.Thank you..sorry for bad english.
Hi.CF-is there Auto-Root for sm-g920x
+Saman root with the SM-G920T, file, even though you have the edge, it will work
+Saman root with the SM-G920T, file, even though you have the edge, it will work
I have a sprint note for followed your video on YouTube and purchased the full version of superuser root. I am getting a sprint data overage alert still can I use hotspot as advertised can you please help.
Hi my lg nexus 4 is Rooted. What does that even mean? What are the pros / Con's to having my phone rooted?? Sorry hope not to dumb a question I've always had apple lol
hallo,i got problem to update su binary for lenovo a850 row,v18..im alrdy use su binary update fixed and ss-bb-updater but still 'update failed'.can some help me.i can't root my hp..thanx
Halt eure fresse jetzt mein gte ey
Thanks Daniel Masterson! Let the rooting commence!
I have not had a reason to root my past 2 phones. I know there is a lot more you can do with a rooted phone but those features are not something I have had a need for in recent years. At this point what are the benefits of Rooting the S6?
Hope model SM-G920P gets added to the list soon
سلام من خیلی وقته بازی کلش آف کلنز رو با برنامه ی xmod game اجرا میکنم اما از وقتی که گوشیم رو به اندروید 5 ارتقا دادم xmod با اینکه موقع اجرا کردن xmod سوپریوزر ازم اجازه ی دسترسی رو برای این برنامه میاد و منم واگذار میکنم اما xmod نمیتونه دسترسی پیدا کنه به روت و بازی در حالت عادی اجرا میشه گوشی من galaxy note 3 sm-n900 هستش اگه میشه کمکم کنید ممنون
Do you need anything from me to get the us cellular variant rooted?
Hello will works fine triangle away on this device?
is it true the edge cant deep sleep if rooted I seen a few people say it happens to them.
I think you have to reinstall the stock recovery.
Sprint S6 firmware is up now
Galaxy S6 Edge rooted! does not reboot after ODIN completes. Phone now stuck.
Sprint S6 SM-G920P Please
Nexus 5 - 2015 variant for the win!
+Chainfire what do you think about this: http://www.sammobile.com/2015/04/21/thinking-of-rooting-your-galaxy-s6-or-s6-edge-dont-or-youll-lose-this-important-feature/
How i reset the knox counter on the S6?
Lava ais 4.4.2root No.root
+Michael Mayhew try right-click Odin and 'run as administrator'
+Chainfire a few years ago there was a certain "visionary method" to achieve temporary root. Do you think that could be stop-gap to prevent tripping KNOX until users figure if Samsung Pay or whatever is affected isn't really worth their time?
please help me...stuck in bootloop
Pleased to also confirm that while it hung at 'Nand Write Start' on my S6 with Odin 3.09, version 3.10 worked perfectly.
root is a success with odin 3.10.6, but after that i get stuck on the boot logo screen, any idea what i may be doing wrong?
+Qasim Mehmud yes, download firmware flash with odin and reflash su
yes you must return to download mode same way you have done root but you put in odin the firmware (you must know if you have the 920f or 920i variant).
you found the fw on Google or on sammobile grouped for geographical area
the good thing with Sammy is that you will always come back from a bootloop
its a 920f, thanks for the help mate. i'll get right into it...cheers!
I had that same problem with my Italian Vodafone s6 I flashed the UK Vodafone fw and it works, you are from another geo location so I can't be sure but anyway flashing the fw will save you from bootloop
my country isnt listed, but the box says Made in Vietnam, so i guess i'll give that a shot
Big brother,when can we samsumg fans expect the coustom recobery for galaxy s5 UAE version.thks
Motorola droid turbo, please help me root and unlock ....it a verizon
Great news +Chainfire. Are there any plans to create an Auto-Root for G901FXXU1BOC4? Thanks.
My man I think I rooted my Galaxy Note 4 I'm not sure some of its rooted so its not I don't know what to do what do i download to help brother brother help
awesome! s6 root and the news about the new xposed for android L is now compatible and are now ready to use made me happy thank you sir cf keep it up team xda :D
Chainfire, do I need to post our recovery.img on CF-AUTO Root main thread on XDA? Samsung Galaxy S5 just updated to 5.1.1.
Joe is ok guy
Does this work with Sprint phones? Like maybe a G3
Yh it dose oh are u single can I have your number
I got this "supersu(uid)" requesting supersu permission what is this?
Is that working on Samsung Galaxy note 2 N7100 Ver.4.4.2 ?
Hello I am Omar me mobile Knott 3 and charged Super S U Enter the application says Bs challenged Fa says caused the update fails Please solve the problem
All complain of scent in the problem will solve the problem PlayStation please .......
Chain u rock brother s2gti9100t aus Vodafone rooted great did not even had to install cwm I left after reboot so dtill looks like new just with root also any good roms I love remix but last time it ffucked phone but if u can shot me quick tut on how to do it also how to get cwm touch keept plzz rrply asap as u are the muster of android mayby not ios but android look up to ya btothrr
Never tropped mates knox nor mine on s4
Do not flash through odin gives u orange triangle I havd s2rooted u can do it with intall tempery cwm touch then install suprt su done u rooted no need for custom kernals
Any update for 5.1.1 ?
i want root for s3 gt-i9300 android 4.3
Will it be difficult to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus version with this method?.
CHAINFIRE IS SHIT i used odin or find a kernal that has rootin it i have no issues with rooting with odin but did have boot loop when trying to run remix on it but s6 research before u do it as there are virus rootkits trogans etc in some of them i usedto use adrorat then bind the rat to apk so on so yeah go to xda therethebest u find all rooting softwarei have android hacking tools zentii drsheep wifikill etc they all work i use them dailywellused to
+Francisco Benitez there's other methods besides Chainfire's root methods for the galaxy s5
Have you had a chance to look into the Active at all? I love mine but am debating getting rid of it simply because it doesn't seem to have much dev attention. In your opinion, is it reasonable to assume we'll see a root for it (the active)?
rooting for samsung mega
Please help us again getting root for our S6's 5.1.1 ROMs (920i my case) Thanks!
How to root gt s7262
please update cf-autoroot to support 5.1.1 on note 4 n910c
Why I can't use xmod
My handphone is Asus_z007
Hello chainfire I bought an s6 off someone yesterday which is rooted with your processes if I update it and put it back to original will it do any damage please
+martyn taylor You can flash an official ROM without problem. But if you put a 5.1.1 ROM you'll have to use Unikernel, because CF-AutoRoot for 5.1.1 is not supported yet by Chainfire
Hello sir my phone was working on the super su but it got factory reset
while being fixed now I've found out it is a blacklisted handset can't get
hold of the cunt who sold it me do you know anyone in the UK who can fix
yeah l don't really need root plees
l'm broupleem Room
Rooted my S6 edge SM-G925f on android 5.1.1 credit goes to this guy
Knox is tripped when you rooted?
Hi Chainfire and greetins to all
I just need some advice and maybe some guidance. My S6 Edge with details as below:
Is rooted with CF Auto Root. Then I flashed TWRP 3.0 using ODIN
Now my question is how do I Install custom Roms and WHERE can I get A simple/basic custom rom just to test it and figure out how I want it?
Your repsonses will be highly appreciated.
I don't need roit, Ihave to
Cf auto root for s5 g900h androit 6.0.1
My mobile Samsung Galaxy s5 no root
How to root?
I'm try not rooted
You help me
Need it for sm-j120az build mmb29k.j120aztuu1adp2 ...6.0.1
Please help will donate
I want root without using pc ?
walton primo n2
I like that. Please root. Will donate.
walton primo h5 cannot root and cannot find twrp recovery img
Lyf water 11 no root acsas
How to root lyf water 11
Still no root for this stupid Walmart galaxy Luna?
Looking to root a sm-jz120az. Is it possible to remove the root restrictions from the kernal to allow successfull root? O.S is 6.0.1.
My huawei 6.0 is not root plz help
My huawei is not root plz help me
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I want to root my j700t1. Can u help?
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I want to root my samsung galaxy j500h HOW to root without pc
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