Surprising only to people who haven’t seen how quickly this guy work before; Chainfire has already gotten his hands on and manage to root the Samsung Galaxy S6. In an announcement on Google+ Chainfire announced that the SM-G920T (T Mobile) and SM-G925T (S6 Edge) phones have been added to the Chainfire CF-Autoroot repository.
Note: You will need an unlocked bootloader, so that will automatically rule out most carrier branded devices, and most unbranded devices. But, it’s an option once your bootloader is unlocked.
The S6 CFAR has been tested on a real device, and root was achieved. Further information? I have none, I wasn’t there in person.
An interesting note from Chainfire followed on though:
Before actually rooting though, consider that KNOX will likely be tripped, and there’s a good chance untripped KNOX will be required for phone based payments.
As always, while the team at Ausdroid regularly go down this road of rooting and changing ROMs on our devices; we understand the risk vs reward of doing so. Please make sure you have sufficient time to complete the process and you do so with lots of research under your belt.
Do user still need root on their phone, or are people doing it because they can?