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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Back in the days, rooting a device was extremely difficult as you had to run many commands using command prompt to finally gain root access. Nowadays, the rooting process has become easier than ever and it's extremely easy to root any Android device you have. Here we will give full guide to root the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with a simple method using Ping Pong Root.

When you root your Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with Pingpong root, you get access to dozens of root-only apps on your Samsung device. Not only that but you also get access to custom ROMs on your device. Here's a quick walkthrough on how to root your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge.

Root your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with Ping Pong Root

Ping Pong Root is an application that helps you achieve root-access on your Samsung device. You need to download the app on your device and follow the instructions and your device will be rooted instantly.

First of all, download both Pingpong Root and SuperSU APK files from their respective websites to your device. Then, head to Menu > Settings > Developer options on your device and enable Unknown sources. Tap on the Pingpongroot APK file to install the app on your device. Launch the app when it's installed and hit yes in all then prompts that you get on your screen.

You will find two buttons on the main interface of the app. First, click on the Download Data button to download data for your device. Then, click on the Get root button to begin to root your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge. Wait for it to finish and then you have a rooted device in your hands.

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With the root access on your Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, you get to lay hands on tons of apps that work with rooted devices only.

However, after playing around a bit with the rooted version, you feel like you want the old Samsung version back, then getting it is easy as well. Here's a guide to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge:

Tip: Unroot Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with Stock Firmware

Removing root-access from your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge is as easy as rooting it. You just need to flash the stock firmware on your device and your device will immediately be unrooted. Here's the steps:

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Download both Odin and Stock Firmware to your PC. Extract both the archives and double-click on Odin to launch the tool on your PC. Click on PDA and select the stock firmware file to be flashed on your device. Turn off your device and turn it back on in download mode by pressing and holding down Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together. Connect your device to your PC and hit Start in the Odin to begin to flash stock firmware on your device.

Within a couple of minutes, Odin will have flashed stock firmware on your device and your device will be unrooted.

Recover Data on a Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

If, during any of the above procedures, you find that some of the files on your device are lost, you will immediately need to run to a data recovery app that can help you recover data on your device.

There's an app called Android Data Recovery by Tenorshare that helps users recover lost data on their devices. Regardless of how you lost data on your device, you can still have it recovered using the app on your PC. Head over to their website and download and install the app on your computer. Then, plug-in your device to your PC and follow the instructions in the app to recover data on your device.

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We hope this guide helps you root Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with the Ping Pong Root app. Also, you have learnt how to unroot your device and to recover data in case you lose it.

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