All you root and modding fans out there are probably aware of Samsung implementing their high level security system called KNOX. That of course, is not a problem for regular users that would like to keep their data secure, but if you're one of those people that root their device as soon as they buy it, you should be concerned.

There is a thing called the "KNOX counter" that helps Samsung to determine if you've tampered your device's software in any way. In other words, Samsung will know that you've been flashing custom ROMs, kernels, recoveries and tweaks which leads to a void warranty. For more information about KNOX and your warranty, you may read this post.

In this post, you will learn how to succesfully root your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge without tripping the KNOX counter by using the famous PingPongRoot tool developed by xda member idler1984.

Works with the following Galaxy S6 ROM builds

  • G9200ZCU1AOD5
  • G9200ZHU1AOD3
  • G9200ZHU1AOD9
  • G920R4TYU1AOD3
  • G920IDVU1AOD1
  • G920FXXU1AOCV
  • G920PVPU1AOCF
  • G920TUVU1AOCG
  • G920VVRU1AOC3
  • G920FXXU1AOBN
  • G920FXXU1AODG
  • G9209KEU1AOCI
  • G9209KEU1AODA
  • G9208ZMU1AOD5
  • G9208ZMU1AOCI
  • G920FXXU1AOD9
  • G920AUCU1AOCE
  • G920FXXU1AODE
  • G9200ZCU1AOD9
  • G920W8VLU1AOCG
  • G920FXXU1AOD4
  • G920R4TYU1AOCB
  • G920FXXU1AOCY
  • G920IDVU1AOC4
  • G920FXXU1AODI
  • G9209KEU1AOD5
  • G920IDVU1AOBQ
  • G9208ZTU1AOD9
  • G920FXXU1AOE3
  • G920IDVU1AOE3
  • G920FXXU1AOD
  • G920FXXU1AOE4
  • G920AUCU1AOE2
  • G920T1UVU1AOCH
  • G9208ZTU1AOCI
  • G920IDVU1AOC6
  • G920IDVU1AOD3
  • G920FXXU1AOCZ
  • G920AZTUU1AOD1
  • G9200ZHU1AOE4
  • G9200ZCU1AOE4
  • G920KKKU1AODC
  • G920IDVU1AOE4
  • G920LKLU1AODC
  • G920SKSU1AODC
  • G920IDVU1BOE2
  • G9208ZTU1AOE4
  • G920PVPU1AOE2
  • G920W8VLU1AOE1
  • G920VVRU1AOE2
  • SC04GOMU1AOE1

Works with the following Galaxy S6 Edge ROM builds

  • G9250ZCU1AODC
  • G925VVRU1AOC3
  • G925FXXU1AOD9
  • G925PVPU1AOCF
  • G925FXXU1AOCV
  • G925AUCU1AOCE
  • G925TUVU1AOCG
  • G925W8VLU1AOCG
  • G925IDVU1AOD1
  • G925SKSU1AOD5 
  • G925FXXU1AOD4
  • G925R4TYU1AOD3
  • G925FXXU1AODG
  • G925FXXU1AOCZ
  • G925IDVU1AOD3
  • G925LKLU1AOD8
  • G925SKSU1AOD8
  • G925FXXU1AOE3
  • G925PVPU1AOE2
  • G925FXXU1AOD8
  • G9250ZTU1AODC
  • G925FXXU1AOE4
  • G925AUCU1AOE2
  • G925TUVU1COE6
  • G925FXXU1AOCY
  • G9250ZTU1AOE4 (5/11 kernel, seems not fixed yet, please test)
  • G925R4TYU1AOE2
  • SCV31KDU1AOCP (Japan version of S6E?)
  • G9250ZCU1AOCH
  • G9250ZCU1AOE4
  • G925IDVU1AOE4
  • G925IDVU1BOE1
  • G925LKLU1AODC
  • G925IDVU1AOE3
  • G925IDVU1AOE2
  • G925KKKU1AODC
  • G925SKSU1AODC
  • G925W8VLU1AOE1
  • G925VVRU1AOE2
  • G925R7WWU1AOE3

WARNING

As with any rooting, flashing and modding procedure, there are always risks involved that could brick your phone. If that happens, you can always just flash a stock rom and restore it back to its normal state. It is recommended that you create a backup of your stored data before proceeding. Droid-Tips will not be responsible for any damage caused to your device or any loss of data. Do this at your own risk!

Requirements


Rooting Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

  1. Go to Settings -> Lockscreen and Security - Enable "Unknown Sources".
  2. Transfer the PingPongRoot apk file to your phone storage or external sd card.
  3. Go to My Files, located the file and open it. Tap on Install.
  4. Once installed, open the app and you should be prompted to install SuperSU, so install it.
  5. Then tap on Download Data.
  6. When the data is updated, enable Airplane mode.
  7. Now tap on Get root!
  8. Now reboot your device and let it do its job.
  9. After your device boots up, you should have root along with an installed SuperSU app to manage your permissions.
Source: official xda thread

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