I recently just upgraded from a Galaxy S4 to a Galaxy S6 Edge with Optus and absolutely love it. Arguably the best Android phone I have ever owned to date. Naturally after getting it, I wanted to root it. I like to hack my way through applications and games for fun and profit.
The first time that I tried to root, I screwed up my phone. I was so close to factory resetting it, but I tried a couple of other root methods and finally got it.
Before we proceed my phone is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I variant on Optus here in Australia. Please also note I am running the OC5 firmware as well. I tried the root for the OC5 firmware (from the below link), but it did not work for me.
Disclaimer: Rooting your phone will trip Knox and void your warranty. There is a flag value on the phone that gets set to a value of 1 if you decide to root your phone.
I was following along with the instructions here at Droidviews. The problem is using the OC5 firmware in my case just resulted in a boot loop in which the Samsung S6 Edge logo would display and that would be that. I could not even get into recovery mode, only download mode.
Then I discovered the root file for the Samsung S6 non-edge variant SM-G920I works for the S6 Edge SM-G925I. I found the CF Auto Root file for the SM-G920I here then followed the usual instruction steps using Odin and my phone worked.
I had read somewhere (can’t recall where) the standard S6 root works for the S6 Edge, but I assumed the edge CF Auto Root downloads would have worked (but not in my case). This method will also work for the non-Edge variant of the S6 as well as the Edge version.