How to root your Galaxy S6 and S6 edge without tripping Knox
Struggling to live without root access on your Galaxy S6 and S6 edge? Well, now you don’t have to.
A new “PingPongRoot” exploit exploit for Samsung’s latest flagships makes rooting super simple — anyone can do it in just a few minutes. What’s more, it won’t trip your Knox counter, so you’ll still be able to take advantage of Samsung’s security features and you won’t invalidate your warranty.
Here’s what you need to do.
First, ensure your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge is running software that’s compatible with PingPongRoot. The latest version of the app supports most firmwares, but not all, and the last thing you want to do is brick your device by running the hack on software that isn’t tested.
Once you’ve verified your handset is compatible, download the PingPongRoot APK to your device.
Before you install anything, backup your data. While PingPongRoot has proven incredibly successful so far, there’s always a chance something could go wrong and you’ll need to restore your handset, so it’s a good idea to backup anything you do not want to lose before it’s too late.
Once that’s done, you can install the PingPongRoot APK like you would any other app. Ensure you allowed the install of apps from unknown sources, then extract the ZIP file in Samsung’s own My Files app before tapping the APK to install it.
PingPongRoot will automatically install the SuperSU app; just follow the instructions onscreen, then tap Open when given the option.
SuperSU will throw up an error because your device isn’t rooted yet, then it will close automatically, bringing you back to the PingPongRoot app. You now have a couple of options, and the first one you want to use is Download Data.
When this process is finished, tap Get root!
Now allow PingPongRoot to works its magic, and in no time at all, your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will be rooted. You’ll need to restart your device once the process is completed, and when it boots back up, you can remove the PingPongRoot app if you wish to.
If you are prompted to give app permissions at any time during the rooting process, be sure to allow them or it won’t work. If your device happens to reboot before rooting is completed, simply open PingPongRoot again and tap Get root! again.
- SourceXDA Developers