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Root XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F Nougat Official Firmware

Samsung has started pushing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F, read this guide to root XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 firmware running on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This firmware update is a major one for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, as not only does it upgrade the Android version but it also comes with new features and functionality. However, to get most out of your phone, we recommend you root it. This guide is dedicated to rooting XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F. This guide will work despite whether you had root prior to updating or you didn’t. The tools we will use include SuperSU coupled with latest TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery. If you aren’t completely sure whether you want to root your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. The only thing you will give in exchange would be your warranty, if that still applies that is. Before proceeding make sure phone is on G928FXXU3CQC2 build. You can root Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F on XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus LTE G928F using TWRP and SuperSU. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose anything. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps you should install! The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Root XXU3CQC2 - Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F:

This tutorial uses SuperSU, the most popular root package. However, in order to install this root package, you need to have a TeamWin Recovery (TWRP) installed. Not just TWRP, you can have any other recovery installed as well.

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 7.0 XXU3CQC2 Nougat:

You may be interested in the following Galaxy S6 Edge Plus related articles:

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy S6 Edge Plus LTE G928F on XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 official firmware.

How to Root Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F with SuperSU on Android 7.0 Nougat

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F with SuperSu. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S6 Edge Plus LTE variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • Your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
  • Your phone should be on XXU3CQC2 Android 7.0 firmware.
  • You should have TWRP custom recovery installed.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download SuperSU v2.79 for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up, Power and Home button simultaneously until Samsung logo shows up.

Step 6 – In TWRP recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

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