Thursday , August 24 2017

Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX

samsung gs6 gs6 edge headerThere’s a method now for Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge owners to achieve root on their handsets without breaking Samsung’s KNOX security protection.

We posted a guide a little while ago on how to root the S6 range when it first came out. That process, which was largely the same as that used to root many a Galaxy S variant before it, has been tried and tested, and is very reliable, but with one catch: Samsung’s KNOX protection was broken with that method, and KNOX working is required to gain access to the My Knox security application (which may be important if you use your handset for work) as well as Samsung Pay (if it makes it to Australia).

Basically, gaining root using the existing method really isn’t ideal unless you’re pretty sure what you’re doing, and that you won’t need or want the KNOX features down the line.

The new method, called PingPong Root, is actually fairly straightforward. It doesn’t use the ODIN flashing method which has been used in the past. Rather, it involves downloading an APK and then following a fairly well laid out process. Put simply, this root method uses an exploit to obtain root once the system has booted, rather than pre-rooting the system partition like the ODIN method.

At the time of writing, not all Australian Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge variants will be supported. You need to check in Settings -> About and compare your build number against the supported list here. Our Galaxy S6 has the build number G920IDVU1AOC4 which isn’t yet on the supported list (though it will be in the next release). Jason’s Galaxy S6 from Singapore, though, is supported with build number G920IDVU1AOD1.

Now, for our standard warning.

With any modding, if you do decide to try this method out, we recommend checking out the XDA-Developers thread thoroughly and asking any relevant questions over there first. For more visual instructions, you can check out video instructions on YouTube.

 
Source: XDA-Developers.
Via: Android Police.

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9 Comments on "Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX"

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Andrew Mosey
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the Article. I also have G 9201 DVU1 AOC4, and just to let you know it’s now supported.

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

Knox seems to work ok, but I have not had much experience with it.

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

So I root’ed my S6 with PingPong Root and have found the following.
The process was simply, it didn’t work the first time, after it rebooted, so I ran it again, and it worked. Not sure if this was the correct process or not.
After it completed root was available.
See below screenshots…..

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

Can you please confirm if you can use MILK music after rooting?

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

I never used MILK before rooting it, and now all it does it show the splash screen.. what is it?

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

It’s a free music service by samsung that’s rated 5 stars.
Looks like your Knox is tripped. That’s the reason u r unable to play

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

Knox worked fine afterwards… so why would MILK stop working if Knox works?

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

So unrooted using the function in SuperSU and was successful. MILK works again and do so OTA updates. Main reason to root or was for AdFree and titanium backup. Might leave unrooted until the next update. 5.1. But it’s good to know you can easily switch between rooted and unrooted.

Carsten Bauer
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Carsten Bauer

So I root’ed my S6 with PingPong Root and have found the following.
The process was simply, it didn’t work the first time, after it rebooted, so I ran it again, and it worked. Not sure if this was the correct process or not.
After it completed root was available.
See below screenshots.

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