1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I was trying to do some modifications on my phone (mobile game to be specific)
    01-14-2018 08:53 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. If you don't know how to root a phone without using an app, you shouldn't - you could end up with a virus or a dead phone.

    2. Rooting depends on two things - the phone you're rooting, and the version of Android it's running - so just telling us it's an S6 doesn't give us enough information to answer your question.

    The best way to root it (especially without our knowing the version of Android)? Install TWRP. Back everything up. Open the backup (in a PC is easier). Find the system folder, then find the xbin folder in that. Find a copy of su that will run in an S6 and add it to the xbin folder. Save the backup (and copy it back to the phone). Restore from the backup. Install SuperSU or SuperUser from the Play store.

    You're rooted. (Now you can't update the phone. You can use TWRP to restore the unrooted backup, update, back up the update and do it all over again to root the backup.)
    01-15-2018 11:11 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved to the S6 Rooting forum.
    01-15-2018 09:02 PM
  4. zohal52's Avatar
    Thank you for the advice. I read this since I am trying to root my galaxy s6 also. I am experiencing a problem; after installing twrp and getting a backup, I can not boot into anything but twrp. I have cleared the cache and even tried to restore from the back up. But twrp keeps coming back up.
    I also wanted to ask if viruses are a concern, as they should be, even placing the su in the xbin folder can potentially add a virus. Do you not agree?
    Unless you are getting the su from GitHub and compiling your own I guess. But how many people do that? Plus a lot of people want to root so they can flash the phone with another rom, which again they do not know what is in it.
    I did what you recommended and I do not see just one system folder as you can see in the image. Any advice on what I should do?
    Which app is best to root Samsung Galaxy S6-twrp-backup.png
    04-25-2018 09:52 AM
  5. Emon Hafije's Avatar
    05-22-2018 09:55 PM

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