Root Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop – How to

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Mar 19, 2015
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Sad news for Samsung but exciting bit for Android fans as Chainfire released its root tool for Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge before even their release to international consumer markets. This guide will help you to easily root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 model number SM-G920T on the very latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Enjoy rooting and gaining super access of your very latest and very powerful Samsung Galaxy S6!

Prerequisites to root Galaxy S6 G920T on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop:

Please check these prerequisites before going forward to the root steps.

  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S6 in your computer.
  • Make sure to take backup of any important files on your smartphone.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S6 carries more than 70% of charge.

Check and confirm your phone’s model number: Go to Settings on your phone > scroll down to About device or About phone and tap on it > note the Model number.

How to root Galaxy S6 SM-G920T with CF-Auto-Root tool:

Required files: download Odin3 v3.09 for installation from here; also download Chainfire root tool for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 from this link (search for SM-G920T).

Here are the steps to root Galaxy S6 G920T on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

  • Unzip Odin on your computer and install it.
  • Unzip Chainfire zip file and retrieve the contents on your computer.
  • Switch your phone off and enter into download mode: press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons simultaneously and then press the Power key till you see the construction Android robot sign. Press Power key again to confirm.
  • Open ODIN on your computer and connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T with your PC while it’s in Download mode. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!!(In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • In ODIN, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-trelte-treltexx-smG920T.zip file downloaded earlier.
  • Ensuring that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are selected, click on Start to initiate the root process.
  • When the root process is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message and ID:COM will turn green.
  • Once your device automatically reboots in to Recovery mode and you see the home screen, you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S6.

Note: In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation and does not boot into recovery mode, you will have to do the entire procedure once again.

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