The Samsung Galaxy S6 hasn’t long hit the market, but that hasn’t stopped a few root methods from surfacing. The latest, named PingPongRoot, uses an exploit that works with a number of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets, including some models bearing AT&T and Verizon brandings. The best part is that the root method comes in the form of an APK rather than complex PC based method and shouldn’t trip Samsung’s KNOX security feature.
Samsung’s KNOX is a useful initiative for those looking for a little more protection with their smartphone, but this isn’t necessarily a welcome feature for those who like to tamper with their gadgets. Tripping Samsung’s Knox counter prevents My Knox from working correctly and has previously been used a flag to void warranties. There is also a suspicion that Knox is tied into Samsung Pay, so may also stop that feature from working correctly if tripped.
Fortunately, PingPongRoot for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge shouldn’t run into this trouble, as it doesn’t require users to go through Samsung’s ODIN flash tool to install a custom recovery. Although interference can’t be ruled out completely.
As always, I highly recommend that you read through the entire post before taking the plunge and be sure to check that the software installed on your Galaxy S6 matches that in the compatibility list. You can find the installation instructions and notes in the source link below.