How To Root Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (International Variant)

Chainfire, the well known developer has created and published a working rooting method for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with the model number of SM-G920F. This comes only a few days after CF-Auto-Root became available for the T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, with model numbers respectively being SM-G920T and SM-G925T.

Now, Chainfire has expanded CF-Auto-Root to the most popular variant of the phone, the international one. You can now fully root and enable root permissions on the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and never worry again for being limited.

You can use the guide below if you want to learn how to root your phone, but first let’s go through a few reasons why you root it and what are the benefits of rooting. The one feature that makes Android unique compared to other mobile platforms is its flexibility. You can do a plethora of things out-of-the-box like installing third-party apps and theme the system.

With root permissions, you can do much more. You get complete control over the phone. You can install a custom ROM, recovery, boot multiple ROMs or even flash another operating system. Fortunately, rooting the international variant of the Galaxy S6 is a simple thing to do, for as long as you carefully follow the instructions.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S6 International Variant SM-G920F

Note: Rooting your Galaxy S6 is a dangerous process that can result in a damaged phone if the instructions aren’t carefully followed. Please proceed at your own risk.

Things you need

Install USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.

Download files

Root file:

  1. Download and extract the CF-Auto-Root file. It contains the tar.md5 file as well as Odin3 v3.07.
  2. Turn the phone and boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the volume down, power and home buttons at the same time.
  3. Once you manage to boot into Download Mode, connect your phone to your PC using an USB cable.
  4. Launch Odin3 v3.07 flashing tool.
  5. Click on AP and choose the extracted tar.md5 file.
  6. Click OK.

This will root your Samsung Galaxy S6 International variant so you can fully enjoy your phone and start installing custom ROMs or using special apps.


  1. Thanks for messing up my phone! It just says “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” and it’s stuck at the boot screen.

  2. Yea this is comepletly bogus It said to Launch Odin3 v3.07 flashing tool, well the link that you provided is for Odin3 v3 10.6 and the AP and choose the extracted tar.md5 file. isnt working. Now my phone has been stuck in the downloading mode for 30 min!! Its pretty much a $800 paperweight at this point. Thanks!

    • There is no difference between v3.06 and v3.07, both work the same. The file is uploaded by the developer responsible for rooting hundreds of Android devices.

      If your phone gets stuck in Download Mode, you need to press the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time to power it off. Then, you can try flashing the file again. Make sure you have a working USB cable as the process in Odin should say PASS! at the end.


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