After a long time since its launch, the AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are now rootable. As also the AT&T S6 Edge Plus which was launched around six months before.
To achieve root access on your AT&T S6 device, simply download the kernel and Odin files from below and then use our guide below to install it and get superuser access.
KNOW that this breaks warranty of your device. Because this is custom kernel (non-Samsung kernel that is), installing it triggers the KNOX flag on your device. If a Samsung service center guy checks for this in download mode (it will shows as 0x1 when broken, from default 0x0), he will know whether to provide warranty for the device or not.
But root access is worth all this, if you ask us. Not only could you customize your device a lot with root access, but you can add many features too. Plus the ability to take full backups of app, with their settings and data.
Let’s see how to root AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus.
Download stock Auto Root kernel for your device’s model no. from below, and then follow the guide to install it on your device.
- Stock Auto-root kernel for your device:
- Odin PC software — Link | File: Odin-3-10-7.zip (1.03 MB)
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus Edge+, only the model nos. specified in the download section above.
- Don’t try this on other S6 variant not on AT&T
- Don’t try on any other device whatsoever!
Important: Check your device’s model no. on its packaging box, or in Settings > About device.
Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. Also, this trips KNOX, meaning KNOX would stop working on your device, and thus you won’t be able to Samsung Pay, or install enterprise Apps on your device at Office.
Backup important file stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files. Sometimes, Odin installation may delete everything on your device!
How to Root
Step 1. Download Odin and Stock Auto Root kernel file from above.
Step 2. Install Galaxy S6 driver (method 1 there!) now. Double click the .exe file of drivers to begin installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)
Step 3. Extract the Odin file. You should get this file, Odin3 v3.10.7.exe (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).
Step 4. Disconnect your Galaxy S6 from PC if it is connected.
Step 5. Enable OEM unlock on your device.
- Go to Settings > About device. And then tap on build no. 7 times or until your get the message ‘You’re now a developer’.
- Go back to Settings, scroll down, and tap on ‘Developer options’.
- Look for ‘Enable OEM unlock’ and use its toggle to enable it. Accept the warning by tapping on OK button.
— Also make sure you have disabled the Find My Mobile option completely in Settings > Lockscreen and security settings.
Step 6. Boot Galaxy S6 into download mode:
- Power off your Galaxy S6. Wait 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
- Press and hold the three buttons Power + Home + Volume down together until you see warning screen.
- Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.
Step 7. Double click on extracted file of Odin, Odin3 v3.10.7.exe, to open the Odin window, as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.
Step 8. Connect your Galaxy S6 to PC now using USB cable. Odin should recognize your Galaxy S6. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.
- You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
- If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
- You can try different USB ports on your PC too, btw.
Step 9. Load the stock auto root kernel file into Odin. For this, click the AP button on Odin and the select the kernel file in .tar format.
Step 10. Make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected, under the Options tab. Don’t use PIT tab either. Go back to Log tab btw, it will show the progress when you hit start button in next step.
Step 11. Click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your Galaxy S6. Wait till installation is finished, after which your Galaxy S6 will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as show below upon successful installation from Odin.
- If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the firmware and flash it again as said above.
- If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the firmware again as stated just above.
Step 12. Install the SuperSU app from the play store (if not present in the app drawer). Open it, and you will have root access.
That’s it. Enjoy the Root access on your AT&T Galaxy S6!
Need Help? If you need any help with this, let us know via comments below and we will try our best to help you out. Also, be sure to try alternate kernel if the Link doesn’t work for you.