Root At&t Galaxy S6 Edge G925A Without Tripping Knox

At&t Galaxy S6 Edge users have been waiting for the root access to come their way since the device started hitting their pockets. The good news has just come today. XDA senior member idler1984, who rooted a number of Galaxy S6 variants 3 days back has now successfully achieved root access on our beloved At&t Galaxy S6 Edge as well. The cake on cream is, idler1984’s PINGPONG Root Tool doesn’t trip the Knox counter and thus keeps the warranty of the device safe and secure. The tool doesn’t hurt the bootloader of the device in anyway.  This is a great development as the carriers like At&t and Verizon make it too tough for developers to gain root access on their devices.Samsung-Galaxy-S6-edge-official-images

Now that the root access is available, you’re all good to explore the open-nature Android OS running on your device in the best possible ways. The root application will let you root the device in just one tap. In case you’re still wondering how you will be able to do this, the following guide is going to help you. We will root At&t Galaxy S6 Edge G925A without tripping the Knox counter. Let’s go ahead and get it done now.

Some Important Instructions

  • This tool will work for At&t Galaxy S6 Edge G925A running the firmware build UCU1AOCE. Trying it on any other firmware may result in bricking your device.
  • This tool is safe and secure. Using it to root your device will not harm it in any way, neither will it void the warranty of your device.

How To Root At&t Galaxy S6 Edge G925A Without Tripping Knox Using PingPong

  1. Download pingpongroot_beta5.1.apk | Mirror
  2. Copy the downloaded APK file to your phone.
  3. Now go to settings > system > security > all unknown sources.
  4. Open file manager and locate the downloaded APK file.
  5. Tap the APK file and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation.
  6. Once done, open the installed PINGPONG ROOT application from the app drawer.
  7. PINGPONG Root will now automatically install SuperSU.
  8. Once SuperSU is installed, in order to activate it tap “Open”.
  9. SuperSu will display an error message and exit back to PINGPONG Root. This is normaly, so no need to worry about anything.
  10. Once you are in PINGPONG ROOT , tap the “Get Root” button now and see the magic!
  11. Reboot your device once done.
  12. You may uninstall PINGPONG application after rooting your device successfully.
  13. That’s it. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
  14. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
  15. Verify root access using Root Checker.
  16. That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.

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That’s all.

 

FAQ

What is Knox Counter?

Knox Counter is Samsung’s security service implemented in Samsung Galaxy devices. Knox components activated within the device do not let the root applications to work properly, while the Knox counter implemented on the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy device records the number of custom installations. Default value for Knox counter is 0, after voiding it becomes 0x1. Flashing any custom recovery or CF-Autoroot through Odin trips the Knox counter and users are not eligible for claiming the warranty of their device anymore. Samsung introduced Knox counter with the Galaxy Note 3. Thefeature made its way to other devices with software updates later on.

What is Root Access?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers or carriers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms.

Don’t forget to checkout the top ten root applications!

Root At&t Galaxy S6 G920A Without Tripping Knox

At&t’s bootloader restrictions give developers a tough time every time when a new Samsung flagship device is released under At&t’s umbrella. It took a very long time for developers to achieve root access on the Galaxy S5, Android power users had to hold themselves back from testing out the potential of their device. People who have got At&t’s Galaxy S6, they seem very lucky in this regard. At&t’s Galaxy S6 G920A has been rooted successfully without tripping the Knox counter and without voiding the warrant of the device. This great work has been done by XDA senior member idler1984, who brought up his PINGPONG Root Tool that roots almost all variants of the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge.Samsung-Galaxy-S6-edge-official-images

At&t Galaxy S6 users, who have been eagerly waiting for this milestone to be achieved, they can now root their device in just one tap and checkout the potential of their mighty Galaxy S6. Once you’ve rooted your device, you can make performance enhancements according to your liking. If you’re wondering how you can do this, you may scroll a little bit down and find out the method to root your At&t Galaxy S6 G920A without hurting the Knox counter and keeping the warranty safe and sound.

Some Important Instructions

  • This tool will work for At&t Galaxy S6 G920A running the firmware build UCU1AOCE. Trying it on any other firmware may result in bricking your device.
  • This tool is safe and secure. Using it to root your device will not harm it in any way, neither will it void the warranty of your device.

How To Root At&t Galaxy S6 G920A Without Tripping Knox Using PingPong

  1. Download pingpongroot_beta5.1.apk | Mirror
  2. Copy the downloaded APK file to your phone.
  3. Now go to settings > system > security > all unknown sources.
  4. Open file manager and locate the downloaded APK file.
  5. Tap the APK file and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation.
  6. Once done, open the installed PINGPONG ROOT application from the app drawer.
  7. PINGPONG Root will now automatically install Super SU.
  8. Once SuperSU is installed, in order to activate it tap “Open”.
  9. SuperSu will display an error message and exit back to PINGPONG Root. This is normaly, so no need to worry about anything.
  10. Once you are in PINGPONG ROOT , tap the “Get Root” button now and see the magic!
  11. Reboot your device once done.
  12. You may uninstall PINGPONG application after rooting your device successfully.
  13. That’s it. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
  14. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
  15. Verify root access using Root Checker.
  16. That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.

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That’s all.

FAQ

What is Knox Counter?

Knox Counter is Samsung’s security service implemented in Samsung Galaxy devices. Knox components activated within the device do not let the root applications to work properly, while the Knox counter implemented on the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy device records the number of custom installations. Default value for Knox counter is 0, after voiding it becomes 0x1. Flashing any custom recovery or CF-Autoroot through Odin trips the Knox counter and users are not eligible for claiming the warranty of their device anymore. Samsung introduced Knox counter with the Galaxy Note 3. Thefeature made its way to other devices with software updates later on.

What is Root Access?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers or carriers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms.

Don’t forget to checkout the top ten root applications!

One-Tap Root for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active [How To]

Galaxy S4’s waterproof and dust resistant variants soon came out after its official release named as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The device sported some similar specs to its siblings, the original Galaxy S4 and lagged in a few departments, like an 8 MP shooter instead of 13 MP at the back and others. Just in case you own this device and you want to play with this device, you probably will need root access. There’s a number of methods available over the web, but those require you to go through some hard and fast rules.

So, are you  looking for an easy method to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active without any hard and fast rules? Well, if you’re doing so, you’ve spotted the right place. While going through XDA-developers forum, I came across famous developer GeoHot’s latest application named as Towelroot that roots a number of Android devices in just one tap. The applications works well with the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9295 and At&t Galaxy S4 Active I537.S4 Active

Here are the early preparations:

  1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295 and At&t Galaxy S4 Active I537.
  2. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the rooting process.
  3. USB debugging mode must be enabled on your device. To do so, go to Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging mode > Enable. In case you can’t find the developer options, then go to Settings > About Device > Tap Build Number for 7 Times to enable the developer options.
  4. Use only on OEM data cable to establish connection between your PC and your Phone.
  5. Allow “Unknown Sources” on your phone. To do so,  go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources > Tick.

How To Root Galaxy S4 Active in One-Tap:

  1. Download Towelroot apk.
  2. Connect your Galaxy S4 Active to your PC now.
  3. Copy the downloaded APK file to your device.
  4. Disconnect your device and locate the APK file on it.
  5. Tap the APK file to begin installation.
  6. Select “Package Installer” if prompted.
  7. Allow Unknown Sources from Settings > Security if required.
  8. Proceed with the installation and complete it.
  9. Now open the Towelroot application from the app drawer.
  10. Tap the button “make it ra1n” in the towelroot app.
  11. Now download SuperSu.zip file.
  12. Unzip the file, and grap Superuser.apk from the common folder in the unzipped folder.
  13. Now copy this apk to your Galaxy S4 Active, and install it using steps 2 – 8.
  14. Once installed, update Superuser or SuperSu using Google Play Store.
  15. Phewwww! That’s all, you can now enjoy your rooted Galaxy S4 Active.

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How to install busybox now?

  1. Go to Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Search for “Busybox Installter”.
  3. Once you find it, install it.
  4. Run the Busybox installer and proceed with the installation.
  5. That’s all!

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy S4 Active.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

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What to do once you’re rooted?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

That’s all. Please consider a donation to the developer for his hardwork on this application. Just in case you got any queries or you face any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to reach us through the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

One-Tap Root For At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Without Tripping Knox [How To]

At&t and Verizon have always remained the hardest to root, when it comes to the Samsung devices by these two variants. You always need to unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy device if it’s from one of these variants and many of the users just can’t go beyond the bars on their powerful Samsung Galaxy Android smartphones just because of this restriction put by At&t and Verizon. In the past, a number of devices got rooted, the blootloaders were unlocked, some within hours and some within days, but with the latest devices like Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5, these restrictions have become harder to break.

If you own an At&t or Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and you’re looking for the easiest method to get the root access, you’re on the right spot at the moment. Famous developer Geohot recently released his application named as TowelRoot that can root a number of Android devices without any requirements, and that too in just one tap. As you move forward, in the following post we will be showing you how you can root your At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3 [SM-N900A and SM-N900V] and that too without voiding the knox warranty on your phone. All you need is, you need to follow this guide being careful.Verizon-At&t-Note 3-Root

Here are the early preparations:

  1. This guide is only for At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3.
  2. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the rooting process.
  3. USB debugging mode must be enabled on your device. To do so, go to Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging mode > Enable. In case you can’t find the developer options, then go to Settings > About Device > Tap Build Number for 7 Times to enable the developer options.
  4. Use only on OEM data cable to establish connection between your PC and your Phone.
  5. Allow “Unknown Sources” on your phone. To do so,  go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources > Tick.

How To Root At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Without Voiding Knox:

  1. Download Towelroot apk.
  2. Connect your At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3 to your PC now.
  3. Copy the downloaded APK file to your device.
  4. Disconnect your device and locate the APK file on it.
  5. Tap the APK file to begin installation.
  6. Select “Package Installer” if prompted.
  7. Allow Unknown Sources from Settings > Security if required.
  8. Proceed with the installation and complete it.
  9. Now open the Towelroot application from the app drawer.
  10. Tap the button “make it ra1n” in the towelroot app.
  11. Now download SuperSu.zip file.
  12. Unzip the file, and grap Superuser.apk from the common folder in the unzipped folder.
  13. Now copy this apk to your At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3, and install it using steps 2 – 8.
  14. Once installed, update Superuser or SuperSu using Google Play Store.
  15. Phewwww! That’s all, you can now enjoy your rooted At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3.

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How to install busybox now?

  1. Go to Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Search for “Busybox Installter”.
  3. Once you find it, install it.
  4. Run the Busybox installer and proceed with the installation.
  5. That’s all!

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your At&t and Verizon Galaxy Note 3.
  2. Find Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

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What to do once you’re rooted?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

That’s all. Please consider a donation to the developer for his hardwork on this application. Just in case you got any queries or you face any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to reach us through the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

How To Root Verizon and At&t Galaxy S5 Without Voiding Knox Warranty

A number of the Galaxy S5 variants was rooted by the developers even before the device made its way to most of the local markets, but the two variants At&t and Verizon have always remain the toughest to gain the root access on. Earlier flagship devices of Samsung were easily rooted as the bootloaders were easily unlocked, some within hours and some within few days, but the Galaxy S5 is months old now and bounty for rooting the device reached $18000.

Finally, there is something good that made its way to the XDA-Developers forum. Famous developer Geohot has come up with an awesome application that is capable of rooting a number of devices, Samsung and Non Samsung, and luckily, this application can root the Verizon and At&t Galaxy S5. What’s even more cool is, the application doesn’t void the knox warranty counter on the device’s bootloader, you don’t need to unlock anything. This little cool app is named as TowelRoot by Geohot. Let’s have a look on how you can root your Verizon and At&t Samsung Galaxy S5 using this application and keeping your Knox Warranty safe.samsung_galaxy_s5_1

How To Root Verizon and At&t Galaxy S5 Without Voiding Knox Warranty:

    1. Download Towelroot apk.
    2. Connect your Verizon/At&t SGS 5 to your PC now.
    3. Copy the downloaded APK file to your device.
    4. Disconnect your device and locate the APK file on it.
    5. Tap the APK file to begin installation.
    6. Select “Package Installer” if prompted.
    7. Allow Unknown Sources from Settings > Security if required.
    8. Proceed with the installation and complete it.
    9. Now open the Towelroot application from the app drawer.
    10. Tap the button “make it ra1n” in the towelroot app.
    11. Now download SuperSu.zip file.
    12. Unzip the file, and grap Superuser.apk from the common folder in the unzipped folder.
    13. Now copy this apk to your Galaxy S5, and install it using steps 2 – 8.
    14. Once installed, update Superuser or SuperSu using Google Play Store.
    15. Phewwww! That’s all, you can now enjoy your rooted Verizon and At&t Galaxy S5.

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How to install busybox now?

  1. Go to Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Search for “Busybox Installter”.
  3. Once you find it, install it.
  4. Run the Busybox installer and proceed with the installation.
  5. That’s all!

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Verizon or At&t Galaxy S5.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

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What to do once you’re rooted?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

That’s all. Please consider a donation to the developer for his hardwork on this application. Just in case you got any queries or you face any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to reach us through the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

How to Install TWRP/CWM Recovery and Root Samsung Galaxy S II Sky Rocket [Guide]

Following the release of Samsung’s second flagship device Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Sky Rocket came out in October, 2011 under the title of At&t. Basically the Galaxy S II for At&t is called this Sky Rocket variant. A little changed and better  than the original Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Sky Rocket sports a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display with 207 ppi and Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI atop.  Galaxy S II Sky Rocket is powered up with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Dual Core Scorpion Chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz, and a RAM of 1 GB under the hood. The battery is ranged at 1859 mAh, that’s a little better than the original Galaxy S II.

Well, Let’s get back to the topic, Galaxy S II Sky Rocket is much popular with the users. You may be owning one and looking out for a method to root your device and install a custom recovery either TWRP or CWM. To make it easier for you, I’ve compiled up the root and custom recovery method in the following post in simple and easy words. You just got to follow this guide to the letter, but before we move further, let’s first have a brief intro about the root access and custom recovery in case you don’t know it yet.

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Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms. By installing custom recovery, you can flash custom roms in the phone easily. Custom recovery also let’s you backup your current rom and restore it in case of any mishap. There is a laundry list of things you can do after having your device rooted and installed the custom recovery, now once you’re rooted and have installed custom recovery, go ahead and enjoy it on your phone. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Let’s move forward….

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Before we go ahead, here are some pre-requisites that you need to follow:

      1. This guide is only for Galaxy S II Sky Rocket SGH I727 for At&t and SGH I727R for Rogers. Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s model first under settings>about device.
      2. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged over at least 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues on the device during the flashing process.
      3. Make sure that you have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages. It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to backup all your important data.
      4. Make sure that you use the original data cable to connect your device to your PC.
      5. In case of USB connection problems, enable USB debugging mode on your device. To do so, openSettings>General>Developer Options.

***Post updated with latest recovery links***

How to install TWRP / Philz Advanced CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S II Sky Rocket:

      1. Download CWM or TWRP recovery according to your choice.
        1. Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S II Sky Rocket: Latest TWRP 2.8.7.0 Link 1| Mirror
        2. Download CWM Recovery for Galaxy S II Sky Rocket: Link 1| Mirror
      2. The downloaded file should be in .tar.md5 format.
      3. Open Odin.
      4. Put your phone in download mode. To do so, turn off your device completely, now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key. You should see a warning now, press Volume Up to continue.
      5. Connect your phone to your PC now, the ID:COM box should turn blue now.
      6. Select the PDA tab in Odin3 and select the downloaded TWRP / Philz Advanced CWM recovery.tar.md5 file.
      7. Hit the Start button now. It will flash the TWRP/Philz Advanced CWM  recovery quickly, as soon as your phone reboots disconnect it form your PC.
      8. Congrats! You’ve successfully installed TWRP/Philz Advanced CWM recovery on your phone. You can access it now by pressing Volume Up + Home button + Power Key.odin_explained

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S II Sky Rocket:

      1. Download SuperSu from HERE.
      2. Place the downloaded.zip file on your phone’s SD card.
      3. Boot into TWRP/CWM recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key.
      4. Select “Install>Select the downloaded SuperSu.zip File” or “Install>Choose Zip From SD/Ext SD card>SuperSu.zip”.
      5. Proceed the installation. It will flash SuperSu.zip quickly in your phone now.
      6. As soon as the installation is finished, reboot your device and find SupeSu in the App Drawer.
      7. Congrats! You’ve successfully rooted your Galaxy S II Sky Rocket. You can now install Busy Box from the Google Play Store.

That’s all. We hope the guide works perfect for you. In case you got any queries, or face any difficulties or got any suggestions, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will respond at our best.