Those of you who have installed the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop stock firmware update available for the Galaxy S6 SM-G920T, can now gain root access on their Galaxy smartphones. Rooting a device is essential for removing the OEM restrictions on it, as well as to enable access to third-party apps, custom ROMs, and system tweaks for optimum device performance.
Those who have already updated their T-Mobile S6 to the latest Lollipop official firmware (G920TUVU1AOCG) via OTA or through manual installation, can root the following the step-by-step guide using pingpongroot tool.
Thanks to a new root utility called PingPong Root from developer idler1984, almost all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can now be rooted without tripping the KNOX counter.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T
- Download and install the pingpongroot_beta5.1.apk on your device.
- Open the app, it will automatically install the SuperSU app for you. Tap on Open once the SuperSU is installed, this will activate it.
- The SuperSU app will open, then show an error message and exit back to PingPong Root. This is expected, so don’t panic.
- Once you’re ready to root your device, tap the “Get root!” button. From here, you’ll see a message that tells you to “Please Wait!!”—take heed to this message and don’t interact with your phone while the root process is running. After about 30 seconds, a message will appear informing you that the process was completed. At this point, reboot your phone as soon as possible.
- When you get back up, go ahead and open the SuperSU app that you’ll now find in your app drawer.
Galaxy S6 SM-G920T is now rooted on the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware. It is now possible to install any app that requires root permission.
Alternately, download and install Root Checker app from Google Play Store to confirm the root status of the device.