Chainfire, a renowned rooting legend and stunning developer at XDA among his other titles, is also the mastermind behind SuperSu, CF.lumen, CF Auto Root and TriangleAway. Chainfire has unveiled a knack of Android 6.0 rooting which does not change the /system partition. However, Chainfire cautions that this method is prone to lots of bugs since it is highly experimental but if successful, it could provide a much safer method for rooting on Android.There may be a number of benefits in this method. One, a standard factory reset will remove the root. Yes, that is the interesting thing considering that unrooting any device is a process that involves many twists. This method also clears any risks of bricking your device in case you use the wrong kernel. What it simply does when you use a wrong or unsupported kernel while rooting is that it will simply fail to root your phone. However, if you want to use this rooting method in conjunction with an older one, all you need to do is reflash your system/stock partition before you begin.If curious and you trust yourself enough to undertake this venture, the forum at XDA is waiting for you. Go ahead and see this Chainfire idea. Chainfire has urged all experimentation and discussion to be done in the SuperSU Beta forum in order to keep the discussion centralized.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool