As per the reports, T-Mobile S6 and S6 edge OH6 update can be rooted with UniKernel v8-0002. Grab the file UniKernel file from the download link below and follow the instructions to flash it using Odin.
T-Mobile is pushing out OTA updates to its Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 variants today with different sets of features and bug fixes, but with a consistent OH6 build for all. Below is the list of firmware versions being pushed out for each:
- T-Mobile S6 G920T – G920TUVU2DOH6
- T-Mobile S6 edge G925T – G925TUVU2DOH6
- T-Mobile S6 edge+ G928T – G928TUVU1BOH6
- T-Mobile Note 5 G920T – N920TUVU1BOH6
As per the official changelog from T-Mobile, Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ have received only “Video Calling UI updates” as new feature, but feedback from users who have installed the update also confirms complete patch for the Stagefright vulnerability and battery life improvements as well.
For the T-Mobile S6 and S6 edge, the OH6 update brought a handful of new features: Advanced Messaging, T-Mobile Video Calling, Google Wallet, Dropbox and Work Profile/Device Owner. Plus, in addition to the aforementioned features, T-Mobile S6 edge G925T also received the new app edge feature from S6 edge+.
So there’s plenty of good tempting stuff to want to install the OH6 OTA update to your T-Mobile device, however, you if you’re concerned about root access then waiting for a few more days would be adviced.
As is the case with OTA updates, OH6 update will also break root access on your device once installed. And there isn’t a compatible kernel with auto-root available yet for the OH6 update for any of the devices receiving the OTA today.
This doesn’t mean root won’t be achieved on OH6, but you will have to wait for a day or two before a custom kernel with root arrives for the new firmware build.
And just in case the word root got you thinking about Chainfire and CF-Auto-Root, well, it’s still a sad story. There hasn’t been a word from Chainfire yet about CF-Auto-Root for Samsung’s newer firmware builds and new S6 edge+ and Note 5 devices.
We’ll be sure to update this page as and when we learn of a custom kernel that can root any of the devices receiving OH6 update today. If you happen to discover a working root before we do, please do post about it in the comments section below.