How to Safely Root Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge without tripping KNOX

Now it is possible to achieve root on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge without tripping KNOX by using "PingPong Root" apps.  When it comes on rooting the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge there is one thing that users have had to reconsider and that is by keeping  the KNOX counter untouched.   It said that once the KNOX counter is tripped it cannot be reset and it is not irreversible by any means.  So avoiding keeping Knox counter at its default state "0X0"  when it comes to rooting is piece of  art not only for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users by to whole Android advance users.

However, the "PingPong Root" apps, is only limited on select Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models. It also depends on what software build version the device is running at. This means that it can only be use on most older software updates but might not and will no longer work on most latest updates.  Any future updates might bring patches to the "root exploit" found on "PingPong Root", so make sure to check and see the list below if your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models and software build version is supported with it.

Here is a screenshot of a rooted international version of Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F). It shows a confirmation that the device is successfully rooted, and the KNOX Warranty Void counter remained at "0x0". It means that the KNOX apps was remained untouched during the rooting process.

You may first check your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models and what Baseband & Software build version the device is running at, before diving into the plunge. To do this just simplygoing go to the Home Apps>>Settings>About Device> then look for the Model number along with general system information of your phone.

Supported Galaxy S6 Models and its Firmware build version

Your Galaxy S6 must have the exact firmware build version running with it or otherwise the pingpongroot apps will not work.

Galaxy S6 SM-G9200 (Hong Kong, China)

  • G9200ZCU1AOE4
  • G9200ZHU1AOE4
  • G9200ZCU1AOD5
  • G9200ZHU1AOD3
  • G9200ZCU1AOD9
  • G9200ZHU1AOD9

Galaxy S6 SM-G920A (AT&T, Cricket)

  • G920AUCU1AOE2
  • G920AZTUU1AOD1

Galaxy S6 SM-G920AZ (Cricket)

  • G920AZTUU1AOD1

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (International)

  • G920FXXU1AOE4
  • G920FXXU1AOE3
  • G920FXXU1AOD9
  • G920FXXU1AOD8
  • G920FXXU1AOD4

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I (Australia, Latin America, India)

  • G920IDVU1AOE3
  • G920IDVU1AOC6
  • G920IDVU1AOC4
  • G920IDVU1AOD3
  • G920IDVU1AOD1

Galaxy S6 SM-G920P (Sprint)


Galaxy S6 SM-G920R4 (US Cellular)

  • G920R4TYU1AOD3
  • G920R4TYU1AOCB

Galaxy S6 SM-G920T (T-Mobile)

  • G920T1UVU1AOCH

Galaxy S6 SM-G920TA (Metro PCS)

  • G920T1UVU1AOCH

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T (T-Mobile)

  • G925TUVU1COE6

Galaxy S6 SM-G920V (Verizon)

  • G920VVRU1AOC3

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925V (Verizon)

  • G925VVRU1AOC3

Galaxy S6 SM-G920W (Canada)

  • G920W8VLU1AOCG

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925W8 (Canada)

  • G925W8VLU1AOCG

Supported Galaxy S6 Edge Models and its Firmware build version

This goes for the Galaxy S6 Edge models that also runs with the following firmware build version.
Galaxy S6 SM-G9250 (Hong Kong, China)
  • G9250ZTU1AOE4
  • G9250ZCU1AOE4
  • G9250ZTU1AODC
  • G9250ZCU1AODC
  • G9250ZCU1AOCH

Galaxy S6 SM-G9258 and SM-G9209 (China & Taiwan)

  • G9208ZMU1AOD5
  • G9208ZMU1AOD5
  • G9208ZMU1AOCI
  • G9208ZTU1AOCI
  • G9208ZTU1AOD9
  • G9209KEU1AOCI
  • G9209KEU1AOD5
  • G9209KEU1AODA

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925A (AT&T)

  • G925AUCU1AOE2

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F (International)

  • G925FXXU1AOE4
  • G925FXXU1AOE3
  • G925FXXU1AOD9
  • G925FXXU1AOD8
  • G925FXXU1AOD4

Galaxy S6 SM-G925I (Australia, Latin America, India)

  • G925IDVU1BOE1
  • G925IDVU1AOE4
  • G925IDVU1AOD3
  • G925IDVU1AOD1

Galaxy S6 SM-G925P (Sprint)

  • G925PVPU1AOE2

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925R (US Cellular)

  • G925R4TYU1AOE2
  • G925R4TYU1AOD3

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T (T-Mobile)

  • G925TUVU1COE6

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925V (Verizon)

  • G925VVRU1AOC3

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925W (Canada)

  • G925W8VLU1AOCG

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925S (S. Korea)

  • G925W8VLU1AOCG
  • G925LKLU1AOD8
  • G925SKSU1AOD8
  • G925SKSU1AOD5

How to use Pinpong Root on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge:

1. Download pingpongroot.apk. Install & open it.
2. It will automatically install SuperSU 2.46 for you. Follow the instructions on screen. You may need to enable unknown source for this step.
a. Once install is finished, click “Open" and run it once to "activate" it. It will prompt an error message (unless you already rooted) and exit automatically, bring you back to PingPong root.

3. Click "Download Data" button to update device data if you have Internet connection.
4. Open it and click "Get Root!" button
5. If prompted for app permissions, allow them and continue. If it reboots, just retry.
6. Once finished, please make sure to reboot.
7. You can uninstall PingPong root app once finished.

You may head-over to XDA-Developers thread to grab the PingPong Root apps and for more details.

How to unroot the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge?

Once your device is rooted you may not be able to receive any official software update anymore, or otherwise it may only fail. If  you want to stick with your device being rooted, then it must remain with an outdated software version.  As I said this root method will only work on limited firmware build version, any future updates may or may not  tend to work anymore.
But if ever you may have change your mind and want to get an official software update again, you can do so by removing the root apps anytime you want. Just follow this unrooting guide here: How to safely unroot Samsung Galaxy S6, restore back to stock and able to get software update